DJI uncovers massive employee fraud scheme

Dronemaker DJI unearthed a massive case of employee fraud happening via an internal probe, in what could have cost the company up to 1 billion yuan ($150 million). Employees were inflating the cost of parts and materials for personal gain. DJI responded by firing a number of employees, alerting law enforcement, and also set up new internal channels for employees to submit confidential and anonymous reports relating to any violations of the company’s workplace conduct policies. DJI added in a statement that it not incur a full year loss in 2018. DJI discovered the employee fraud corruption via an internal probe and has fired at least some of the workers involved. According to Reuters, news of the massive embezzlement began on Friday when an internal document regarding the incident was shared on Chinese social media. DJI did not disclose how many employees were involved, but the Financial Times reported it could be as high as 29 employees. “DJI holds our employees to strict ethical standards and takes any violation of our code of conduct very seriously,” DJI said in a prepared statement. “DJI took swift action to address this issue, dismissed a number of employees who violated company policies, and contacted law enforcement officials. We continue to investigate the situation and are cooperating fully with law enforcement’s investigation.” DJI is far and away the world’s largest drone maker, making popular drones including the DJI Mavic Air, DJI Phantom and DJI Mavic Pro. The company employees about 14,000 people globally. The

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New online drone photo course launches from creators of Part 107 FAA course

New online drone photo course launches from creators of Part 107 FAA course

Update: Get $50 off the Drone Launch Academy Aerial Photo Pro course using promo code DRONEGIRL50App (automatically applied through this link). So you have your Part 107 FAA Drone Pilot License, and now want to step up your drone photography game? Or maybe the inverse — you want to make sure you’re already a drone photo pro before taking the next step to running a drone photography business. Either way, there’s a new online course available to help teach you what you need to know about drone photography. Drone Launch Academy, which initially started as a platform to help students take and pass their FAA knowledge exams, such as the Unmanned Aircraft exam required for the Remote Pilot Certificate (what you need to fly drones commercially), has since expanded its offerings. This year, Drone Launch Academy launched the Aerial Photo Pro course. The $249 course goes over the entire process of taking the perfect photo, ranging from getting the composition right while you’re flying, to editing it back at home. Some things you can expect to learn: How the pros frame up shots and the guidelines they use to help them have consistency The secret to cleaning up unsightly objects that mess up your photos (wish that car wasn’t in the parking lot? Done.) How to take photos in low-light that have that “glowing” look Best practice for real estate photography: how high to shoot and what angles you need How to shoot panoramic photos with your drone You’ll learn

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Man Jailed For UK Prison Drone Delivery Attempt

A British man has been sentenced to five years in jail after attempting to deliver contraband to Liverpool prison using a drone. Anthony Cheeney was caught after he crashed the drone, a Yuneec Typhoon H, close to HMP Liverpool back in August 2017. Merseyside Police officers recovered drugs, mobile phones and sim cards at the crash […] The post Man Jailed For UK Prison Drone Delivery Attempt appeared first on DRONELIFE. A British man has been sentenced to five years in jail after attempting to deliver contraband to Liverpool prison using a drone. Anthony Cheeney was caught after he crashed the drone, a Yuneec Typhoon H, close to HMP Liverpool back in August 2017. Merseyside Police officers recovered drugs, mobile phones and sim cards at the crash […] The post Man Jailed For UK Prison Drone Delivery Attempt appeared first on DRONELIFE. […] Read More

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RTK Satellite Navigation: Yuneec Expands H520 Line

CORONA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2019) – Yuneec International, a global leader in electric aviation, today announced that its commercial hexacopter, the H520, will now optionally be available with an RTK (Real Time Kinematic) system from the Swiss company Fixposition. Even under difficult GPS conditions, such as in cities or canyons, the RTK system ensures maximum precision […] CORONA, Calif. (Jan. 31, 2019) – Yuneec International, a global leader in electric aviation, today announced that its commercial hexacopter, the H520, will now optionally be available with an RTK (Real Time Kinematic) system from the Swiss company Fixposition. Even under difficult GPS conditions, such as in cities or canyons, the RTK system ensures maximum precision […] Read More

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5 Best Practices for Drone Nature Photographers

By Mark Sheehan It is evident that drone photography has transformed the photography landscape. It’s enabling photographers to create compositions and reach new perspectives that were very difficult in the past. Achieving these new perspective allows photographers to take stunning images that everyone can enjoy viewing. However, as with any other field, mastering drone photography […] By Mark Sheehan It is evident that drone photography has transformed the photography landscape. It’s enabling photographers to create compositions and reach new perspectives that were very difficult in the past. Achieving these new perspective allows photographers to take stunning images that everyone can enjoy viewing. However, as with any other field, mastering drone photography […] Read More

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