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Proposed rule changes could make it easier to fly a drone at night and above crowds

If you’re a drone pilot, you know that FAA doesn’t allow flying drones above crowds or at night, unless you have a special waiver. But a new proposed could make it possible to fly drones at night and over crowds in the USA without the need for the waiver. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced the […] The post Proposed rule changes could make it easier to fly a drone at night and above crowds appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Transportation, Photography, Usa, News, Drone, Drones, Faa, Night, Elaine Chao, Drone Rules


Drones: New rules could soon allow flights over people and at night

With commercial operators in mind, the U.S. government is looking to loosen restrictions on drone flights with a set of proposals that would allow the machines greater freedom to fly over populated areas and also at night. The post Drones: New rules could soon allow flights over people and at night appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Business, News, Trends, Drone, Drones, Faa, Emerging Tech, Drone Rules


Miami Beach Police bust out the blimp to get around surveillance drone ban

Law in Florida forbids the police to use drones for surveillance of citizens. However, it seems that Miami Beach police have found a legal loophole. Instead of a drone, they use a miniature blimp with a camera attached to it. The blimp is a helium-filled device with a camera gimbal attached to its underside. It’s […] The post Miami Beach Police bust out the blimp to get around surveillance drone ban appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Florida, News, Police, Surveillance, Drone, Miami, Ban, Miami Beach, Miami Beach Police


DJI drones can now fly over crowds of people – with a parachute

In most cases, commercial and personal drones aren’t allowed to fly over crowds of people for safety reasons. You never know when a drone might crash and hurt someone, so it sounds reasonable. However, Indemnis’ drone parachute lets you legally fly drones over small groups of people. It’s the first time a drone parachute receives […] The post DJI drones can now fly over crowds of people – with a parachute appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Drone, Drones, Parachute, DJI drone, DJI Matrice, DJI Inspire 2, DJI Drones, DJI Matrice 200, Indemnis


This hole-digging drone parachutes in to get the job done

A new drone from the NIMBUS group at the University of Nebraska can fall out of a plane, parachute down, fly to a certain place, dig a hole, hide sensors inside it, and then fly away like some crazy wasp. Robots are weird. The goal of the project is to allow drones to place sensors in distant and hostile environments. The system starts on a plane or helicopter which ejects the entire thing inside of a cylindrical canister. The canister falls for a while then slows down with a parachute. Once it’...
Tags: Energy, TC, Gadgets, Technology, Electronics, Tech, Drone, Wireless, Nebraska, Robotics, Emerging-technologies, University of Nebraska, Nimbus, Carrick Detweiler


DJI launches a $650 Mavic 2 controller with a built-in screen

When you want to take your DJI Mavic 2 to the skies, you don’t need a mobile device anymore. DJI has launched Smart Controller with an ultra-bright screen, aimed to provide you with more convenient and efficient flying experience, although at a pretty high price. The DJI Smart Controller has a built-in 5.5-inch 1080p screen. […] The post DJI launches a $650 Mavic 2 controller with a built-in screen appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Controller, Drone, Drones, Gear, Dji, DJI Mavic 2 Pro, DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, DJI Smart Controller


Heathrow airport shut down due to drone sightings

Only three weeks ago, drone sightings grounded 100,000 passengers on 760 flights on Gatwick airport. And now somebody flew a drone near Heathrow, another major airport in London. Because of this, all departures were temporarily stopped for “precautionary measures.” BBC reports that the Metropolitan Police received reports of a drone sighting near Heathrow at about […] The post Heathrow airport shut down due to drone sightings appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, UK, England, London, News, Airports, Bbc, Drone, Drones, Heathrow, Gatwick, Airport, Metropolitan Police


UK police to get more powers to curb drone misuse after Gatwick fiasco

The UK government has announced new powers for police to tackle illegal use of drone technology, including powers to land, seize and search drones. This follows the recent Gatwick drone fiasco when, just before Christmas, a spate of drone sightings near the airport caused a temporary shutdown of the runway, and disruptive misery for thousands of people at one of the busiest travel times of the year. “The police will have the power to search premises and seize drones — including electronic data s...
Tags: Gadgets, Europe, UK, Tech, Bbc, Drone, United Kingdom, Home Office, Gatwick, Gatwick Airport, Emerging-technologies, UK Government, Drone Regulation, Liz Sugg


Rogue drones prompt major airports to spend millions on protection

A drone incident in December 2018 that brought one of the world's busiest airports to a standstill for 36 hours has prompted big spending on technology designed to prevent the machines from flying near two major airports. The post Rogue drones prompt major airports to spend millions on protection appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drone, Drones, Drone Safety, Emerging Tech


The Drone – a movie where a DJI Phantom drone is possessed by a serial killer

Drones are no stranger to the articles on this website, so a movie that features a drone it’s pretty relevant, right? Well… I don’t even know what to say about this one. Unless this is supposed to be a comedy, and I genuinely can’t tell from the trailer, I cannot think of a dumber idea […] The post The Drone – a movie where a DJI Phantom drone is possessed by a serial killer appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Drone, Humour, Humor, Drone Video, Drone Movie


British Army tests autonomous glider drone for transporting supplies, soldiers

The British Army is testing out an unorthodox glider-based drone that could one day be used to resupply troops or deliver humanitarian aid in locations that would ordinarily be inaccessible. The post British Army tests autonomous glider drone for transporting supplies, soldiers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drone, Military, British Army, Emerging Tech


This LEGO adapter is what every drone owner needs

Admit it, no matter how old you are, LEGO always brings out the inner kid in you. And this is why you’ll love this drone accessory. It’s simple, lightweight and lets you firmly attach your favorite LEGO figurine onto your drone. Perfect, I know! PGYTECH LEGO Toy Adapter is made for Tello drones and it […] The post This LEGO adapter is what every drone owner needs appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Drone, Quadcopter, Lego, Gear, Tello, Camera Drone


Patent suggests Samsung’s getting into the drone market

South Korean electronic giants Samsung may be entering into the drone market, according to a patent published by the US Patents & Trademark Office. According to GizmoChina, though, it’s not just any drone. It’s a “transformable drone”. Exactly how that’s different from a “folding drone”, I’m not so sure, but that’s what GizmoChina call it. […] The post Patent suggests Samsung’s getting into the drone market appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Samsung, Drone, Drones, Patent, US Patents Trademark Office


UAS in the USA: A History of Drone Regulations

Recently, a drone operator near London’s Gatwick airport caused chaos by flying in the vicinity of airline traffic. The result was a 32-hour suspension of flights with diversions for airplanes already airborne and a flurry of media coverage. The public was left wondering how a drone pilot could operate near a major airport, and if something similar could happen here in the United States. The story of drones, or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) is that of a rapidly expanding technology, the necessar...
Tags: Usa, London, Education, New York City, Spotlight, Drone, Quadcopter, United States, Drones, Editorials, Gatwick, San Diego, Aviation, Faa, Columnists, Federal Aviation Administration


UK police release airport drone suspects and admit there may not have been any drones after all

Less than a week after mystery drones grounded flights at the U.K’s second largest airport, wreaking havoc on as many as 140,000 people’s travel plans for the Christmas period, police have admitted that there may in fact not have been any drones at all. Gatwick airport reopened on Friday after a one-day shutdown but it appears that investigators are no closer to knowing what actually took place. The Guardian reports that police released and exonerated a couple who had been detained as suspects, ...
Tags: TC, UK, Technology, Electronics, Christmas, Tech, Bbc, Drone, United Kingdom, Piers Morgan, Gatwick, Wireless, The Guardian, Robotics, Journalist, Gatwick Airport


Mystery Drone Still on the Loose at Gatwick Airport, But Flights Resume Anyway

Flights have resumed at London’s Gatwick Airport after a full day of cancellations yesterday due to a mysterious drone that was spotted repeatedly in the area. Flying drones near an airport is illegal because flights are unable to take off and land due to possible collisions. The British military was even called out…Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Airports, Planes, Drone, Drones, Gatwick, Gatwick Airport, Chris Woodroofe, Airiplanes


Mystery Drone Still on the Loose at Gatwick Airport, But Flights Resume Anyway [Updated]

Flights have resumed at London’s Gatwick Airport after a full day of cancellations yesterday due to a mysterious drone that was spotted repeatedly in the area. Flying drones near an airport is illegal because flights are unable to take off and land due to possible collisions. The British military was even called out…Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Airports, Planes, Drone, Drones, Gatwick, Gatwick Airport, Chris Woodroofe, Airiplanes


Mystery Drone Still on the Loose at Gatwick Airport, But Flights Resume Anyway [Update: It's Shut Down Again]

Flights have resumed at London’s Gatwick Airport after a full day of cancellations yesterday due to a mysterious drone that was spotted repeatedly in the area. Flying drones near an airport is illegal because flights are unable to take off and land due to possible collisions. The British military was even called out…Read more...
Tags: Science, London, Airports, Planes, Drone, Drones, Gatwick, Gatwick Airport, Chris Woodroofe, Airiplanes


UK airport restarts some flights after drone shutdown chaos

The UK’s second busiest airport, Gatwick, reopened its runway early this morning after a day of shutdown triggered after drones were repeatedly spotting flying nearby. Drones ground flights at UK’s second largest airport In a media statement issued at 08:00 GMT this morning, the airport said it reopened the runway at 06:00 and that a “limited number” of aircraft are now taking off and landing. Though it also warned the rate is “very restricted”, with just a few runway movements per hour. P...
Tags: Gadgets, Europe, UK, Hardware, Tech, Bbc, Drone, House Of Lords, United Kingdom, Gatwick, Chris Grayling, Airport, Runway, Grayling, Noel Sharkey, Baroness Sugg


Drones ground flights at UK’s second largest airport

Mystery drone operator/s have grounded flights at the UK’s second largest airport, disrupting the travel plans of hundreds of thousands of people hoping to get away over the festive period. The BBC reports that Gatwick Airport’s runway has been shut since Wednesday night on safety grounds, after drones were spotted being flown repeatedly over the airfield. It says airlines have been advised to cancel all flights up to at least 16:00 GMT, with the airport saying the runway would not open “until i...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Europe, UK, Hardware, Gchq, Tech, Bbc, Drone, House Of Lords, Drones, Ministry Of Defence, United Kingdom, Gatwick, Robotics, Gatwick Airport


Drone sightings shut down Gatwick airport – up to 100,000 passengers delayed

Less than a week ago, we posted about a possible drone collision with an incoming flight at an airport in Mexico. Now, we read about confirmed idiot sightings at Gatwick Airport in London, England. According to the BBC, at least two drones were spotted flying near the airport, which prompted them to ground all flights […] The post Drone sightings shut down Gatwick airport – up to 100,000 passengers delayed appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, England, London, News, Mexico, Bbc, Drone, Drones, Gatwick, Airport, Gatwick Airport, London England


Biomimicry meets drone-design

Engineering dictates that the easiest and most obvious layout for drone propellers is in a square format with four propellers. Nature, however, sticks to the basic layout of two wings across all its flying creatures. From birds to insects to the occasional reptile and mammal, nature’s always bestowed a bilaterally symmetric, dual wing setup… so Carota’s drone puts faith in that setup that’s developed over millions of years of evolution. Carota’s Hornet drone sports two propellers on either side ...
Tags: Design, Drone, Cameras, Product Design, Hornet, Robots/Drones, Carota, Carota Design


This guy used a DJI Mavic to rescue a DJI Spark stuck in a tree

We’ve seen drones being used to knock down other drones. But have you seen a drone being used to save another drone? Redditor DubitON did it and he filmed the action of saving his neighbor’s drone when it got stuck in a tree. Saved the neighbor’s new DJI Spark from the tree. DubitON told DIYP […] The post This guy used a DJI Mavic to rescue a DJI Spark stuck in a tree appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Rescue, Drone, Drones, Gear, Dji Mavic, DJI Spark, Drone Rescue, Redditor DubitON


Mexican authorities are investigating an alleged drone collision with Boeing 737 passenger plane

Drones meeting “real aircraft” seems to be hitting the news more and more often these days. And right now the reports from social media are that it’s happened again. This time on a flight from Guadalajara to Tijuana, Mexico. While the reports that it was a drone have yet to be confirmed, that does seem […] The post Mexican authorities are investigating an alleged drone collision with Boeing 737 passenger plane appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Drone, Aircraft, Plane, Boeing, Drone Collision, Collision, Guadalajara, Tijuana Mexico, Drone Crash


Thrill-seekers will be able to pilot themselves in a giant drone as soon as 2019

Want to hitch a ride on a giant drone? The startup Lift Aircraft is gearing up to let paying customers fly its 18-rotor giant drones over assorted scenic landscapes across the U.S. The post Thrill-seekers will be able to pilot themselves in a giant drone as soon as 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drone, Emerging Tech, Lift Aircraft


This Rescue Drone turns into a human safety net

I’ve always maintained that a robot should be built to do things humans can’t. Drones also fall in the same category. We can teach drones to perform high-risk activities and pull off rescue attempts that a human couldn’t do, either because of physical limitations, or because of health risks. This is the Net Guard Drone. It falls perfectly into the category I just described… well, ‘falls’ may not be the most appropriate word.The Net Drone is a single unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made together ...
Tags: Design, Safety, Drone, Product Design, Liu Xiang, Robots/Drones, Safety net, Diao Hao-Ming, Golden Pin Design Award, Hu Zhen-Yuan, Li Guo-Yu, Li Hao-Hu, Net Guard, Zhu Nan-Tong


This trippy video was made by strapping an LED onto a drone

As drones are becoming more accessible and popular, creatives keep finding new ways to incorporate them into their work. Film director and photographer Oliver Astrologo experimented with an LED light and a drone to create a trippy, captivating video. View this post on Instagram I love to experiment technologies to come up with new video […] The post This trippy video was made by strapping an LED onto a drone appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Instagram, Inspiration, Drone, Led Light, Aerial, Oliver Astrologo, Drone Timelapse


WhiteFox Defense lands $12 million as the demand for drone defense technologies intensifies

Four months ago, when two commercial DJI-made drones loaded with 1 kilogram each of plastic explosive href="https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/05/venezuela-claims-drones-loaded-with-explosives-used-in-failed-attack-on-president/">detonated during a speech from Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro at a military event in Caracas, the world at large was introduced to the newest threat from our automated, dystopian present — cheap weaponized drone technology. For Luke Fox, the founder and chief executiv...
Tags: Food, TC, Isis, Technology, California, Iraq, Sacramento, Tech, Controller, Drone, Fox, United States, Dji, Aircraft, Aviation, Venezuela


Watch what really happens when a drone meets a helicopter

We’ve recently seen a video that shows what happens when a drone hits an airplane wing (and DJI called it agenda-driven). But what happens when a drone meets a helicopter? Well, at a surfing event in Hawaii, a helicopter was called to the rescue to knock the drone out of the sky. And it was […] The post Watch what really happens when a drone meets a helicopter appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Drone, Flying, Drones, Hawaii, Helicopter


NYPD has added a bunch of quadcopters to its crime-fighting kit

The New York Police Department is to start using quadcopters in its crime-fighting work. Trained cops will have access to various models for use in particular situations that include search and rescue, and hostage situations. The post NYPD has added a bunch of quadcopters to its crime-fighting kit appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: New York, News, Police, Trends, Drone, Drones, Nypd, New York Police Department, Emerging Tech