Should you buy a refurbished drone for Christmas?
Refurbs can come with substantial savings, but check the warranty policies.
Should we mind the gap between U.S. and U.K. small drone policy?
Many of the U.S. rules that apply to drone use are based on the purpose for which the drone is being flown. In the U.K., the real focus is just how much damage a drone can do.
Four reasons your newsroom needs an FPV drone
“FPV” stands for First Person View, a reference to how pilots fly these drones. Rather than a pilot looking down at a screen, FPV pilots wear immersive goggles that give them the feeling they’re inside the drone, flying it like a tiny, on-board pilot.
Sony enters drone market seeking professional partners
Usually characterized by a shoulder-to-shoulder push to see the latest in drone technology on a sprawling exhibit floor in Las Vegas, the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show was an entirely different affair, held virtually and lacking the biggest name in drones — DJI. With the conference grounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, the effort this month wasn’t … Continued
The skies are changing: The FAA does a bunch of things to make the drone business grow up
The Federal Aviation Administration has been busy these last few weeks, promulgating a bunch of different rules that have some consequences — short-term and long-term — for us as drone journalists. Each of these changes taken alone is something small. Taken together, we’re seeing the ongoing codification of how drones interact with the National Airspace … Continued
Are either of DJI’s new drones right for journalism?
DJI leads the market in consumer and prosumer drone sales, so when they release a product, it makes a splash. The company released two new versions of the Mavic Pro this afternoon, and there’s been a lot of buzz about both of them. But is it worth it for a news outlet to invest in?