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  • DJI, the US Army and ‘Cyber Vulnerabilities’

    A memo – reportedly an official release from the US Army – has been handed to sUAS News. The subject? Halting the use of DJI technology due to ‘Cyber vulnerabilities’. The

  • Farmers Insurance to Integrate Drone Technology from Kespry

    Drones deliver benefits and one of those is the ability to conduct aerial inspections safely and economically. The insurance industry is coming to understand that and Kespry, a drone platform developer, has targeted that industry. Yesterday a major insurance provider, Farmers Insurance, announced that they will be deploying a fleet of unmanned aerial aircraft systems…

  • DJI Issues Firmware Update to Prevent Hackers Evading Geo

    DJI has responded to recent publicity surrounding the hacking of its drones with a firmware update.  It’s no revelation that the Chinese manufacturer has been targeted by hackers in recent weeks. Many are looking to bypass the Geo system that grounds pilots in predetermined no-fly zones and places an altitude limit on flights. Equally, many…

  • 2017 Drone Racing League Champion Is Jordan ‘Jet’ Temkin

    The Drone Racing League has announced that Jordan “Jet” Temkin is the 2017 DRL Allianz World Champion. It’s the second time Temkin has been awarded the title of the “World’s Greatest Drone Pilot”. Jet won the final race as he sped through the Grand Tour Finish Gate during DRL’s fierce season finale at the Alexandra…

  • Video of the Week! Bosphorus!

    The folks at AirVuz select a video a day. This one is by tntrmedia. It is of Bosphorus, a waterway located in northwestern Turkey. It forms part of the continental boundary between Europe and Asia. Tags: AirVuzBosphorusVideo

  • 3DR Solo Back as Open Source Platform

    Don’t play Taps for 3DR‘s Solo yet.  3DR’s CEO Chris Anderson tweeted today that the Solo is getting a second life. In an article title “The Solo Lives On,” on the ArduPilot Blog – ArduPilot is an opensource autopilot system – the team explains how a community of developers worked to give the Solo a…

  • FAA Reauthorization Pushed Aside…Again

    The House version of the FAA Reauthorization Act – the 21st Century AIRR Act – has been pushed off again until September while it’s sponsor, Rep. Bill Shuster (R – Pa.), works for more support. The Hill reports that Shuster has confirmed that the bill will not be brought up for a vote until after…

  • Microdrones Completes 10 New BVLOS Test Flights

    On July 13 and 14, Microdrones completed a series of test flights that were beyond the pilot’s visual line of sight (BVLOS). These flights were completed with the standard configuration of RC, telemetry and batteries on the md4-1000 aircraft that is available and being sold today. BVLOS flights are a significant achievement in the commercial…

  • DJI Support Photo Contest Underway

    DJI Support has a photo contest underway on Facebook. The theme is water and there are some prizes o be had. Here are the details. from DJI Support Group on Facebook — Water—the mighty, the pure, the beautiful, the unfathomable, the destroyer, the bringer of life. Our world’s most precious resource and one of the…

  • Prosumer Drones Continue to Gain Ground in Pro Video with SlingStudio Solutions

    Sling Media, a subsidiary of DISH Network Corp, has introduced a platform compatible with DJI drones. It’s a match that works on both sides.  As DJI works to raise it’s profile in the professional market, Sling Media – with the SlingStudio system – is moving to broaden it’s customer base into the consumer market.  SlingStudio, says…