DJI and Yuneec are now in a legal beef over their newest drones

This article was originally written for MarketWatch.com. Chinese drone manufacturer Yuneec wowed audiences at the International CES in 2015 with the debut of its Yuneec Typhoon H, a $1,300 drone that can detect objects in its proximity to prevent collisions and track subjects. And rival Chinese company DJI, the world’s largest drone maker known for … Continue reading DJI and Yuneec are now in a legal beef over their newest drones

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Vote for The Drone Girl as Dronethusiast’s top drone blog!

There are tons of great drone blogs out there, but your favorite is the one you are reading, right? Right?! Do me a favor and head over to Dronethusiast and vote in their competition for the Favorite Multirotor Blog. Find me all the way in the ‘T’ section of the alphabetical list as ‘The Drone … Continue reading Vote for The Drone Girl as Dronethusiast’s top drone blog!

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Americans reported over 1,000 drone sightings last year in what some call ‘drone hysteria’

This is an excerpt of a story originally written for MarketWatch.com. Read the entire piece here. Last August, a drone was spotted flying over a gas station in Inglewood, a city just south of downtown Los Angeles. The drone was operated by the Inglewood Police Department to gather aerial data over a crime scene, a … Continue reading Americans reported over 1,000 drone sightings last year in what some call ‘drone hysteria’

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Here’s the latest development in the DJI developer challenge

DJI, Ford and the United Nations Development Program want you to build the next application system for search and rescue drones. The three entities are partnering up to create the 2016 DJI Developer Challenge, and at stake is an $100,000 prize. The challenge has just advanced to its second stage, as 25 developer teams moved to … Continue reading Here’s the latest development in the DJI developer challenge

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We’re one step closer to drone delivery becoming a reality

In a small Nevada town with just over 3,000 residents, the U.S. just saw its first “urban drone” delivery. Drone delivery company Flirtey this week delivered a package that included bottled water, emergency food and a first aid kit by drone. The choice of item delivered was meant to illustrate “Flirtey’s vision to reinvent the delivery … Continue reading We’re one step closer to drone delivery becoming a reality

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