25 drone birthday gift ideas for the drone lover in your life

25 drone birthday gift ideas for the drone lover in your life

So you need to get a gift for someone who loves drones, but you aren’t actually going to buy them a drone? These drone themed gift ideas won’t blow away your budget (many of them are less than $20), and they are all unique, creative gifts sure to be loved by dronies that will instantly make you look like the most clever gift-giver on the planet. Here are 25 drone-themed gift ideas — perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, thank-you gifts or just because: 25. “Before You Ask” Drone Pilot shirt If this isn’t the most relatable drone-themed shirt on the planet, then I truly don’t know what is. I seriously need to wear this every time I fly. It’s brilliant. Price: $13.99 24. Drone Erasers Pencil Sharpeners I know that only like .0001% of the American population still uses pencils, but this is seriously amazing. It’s a combination eraser and pencil sharpener, AND it’s shaped like a drone! You can buy various size packs, but this page sells them in 24-packs, making them a great party favor. Price: $23 for a 24-pack 23. Set of drone filters: Neutral density (ND) filters are coin-sized pieces of semi-transparent glass that have long been used by videographers. ND filters fix common problems you see in any photo — but particularly aerial photos — including glare, overexposure, harsh shadows and other issues, making them a perfect gift for dronies who want to step up their photography game. 22. “Best Drone Master In The Galaxy” shirt Any

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Exclusive: Remote ID for drones is possible, and Google’s Project Wing, AirMap and Kittyhawk just proved it

Cars have license plates, so why not drones? For starters, a teeny license plate on a drone flying hundreds of feet in the air isn’t very easy to read. Instead, the drone industry for years has been calling for some means of remote identification — a way to electronically tell (from the ground) what drones are flying overhead. And in December, three companies came together to prove a system of electronically identifying drones overhead. Project Wing, the drone division of X (the company formerly known as Google), alongside Kittyhawk and AirMap joined together at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, Calif. on Dec. 17, 2018 to test a system of identifying drones that share their flight information through the LTR network. Each of the three companies flew their own drones for various purposes (naturally, Project Wing conducted a drone delivery) — and each of the drone operators successfully knew which drones were flying nearby. To do that, they used an open source program intended to allow third parties to identify drones near them, called InterUSS. InterUSS was developed by Project Wing. Here’s the idea behind InterUSS: Your drone is connected to software from one of the three Remote ID service providers (ie. Kittyhawk or AirMap). When a concerned citizen or key stakeholder sees a drone nearby, they can pull up an app that interfaces with the InterUSS platform. That person is able to see who’s operating near them and a brief summary of what they’re doing regardless if they’re Wing

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Here’s just how crazy popular drones have gotten in the past year

This is an excerpt of a story originally written for MarketWatch.com. Read the entire story here. The drone industry only keeps flying higher. Drone sales grew 224% year-over-year, according to a report from The NPD Group’s Retail Tracking Service. Within that period, the 2015 holiday season was a big winner for drones, as unit sales increased … Continue reading Here’s just how crazy popular drones have gotten in the past year

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