DroneUp Acquires AeroVista Innovations, Enterprise Level Drone Training

DroneUp is a leading drone services provider.  With an impressive list of contracts around the country, including numerous state level agreements, DroneUp has been able to scale by using a combination of software and training protocols that ensure quality pilots and quality deliverables.  Now, DroneUp has aquired AeroVista Innovations, a drone training company expert at […] The post DroneUp Acquires AeroVista Innovations, Enterprise Level Drone Training appeared first on DRONELIFE. DroneUp is a leading drone services provider.  With an impressive list of contracts around the country, including numerous state level agreements, DroneUp has been able to scale by using a combination of software and training protocols that ensure quality pilots and quality deliverables.  Now, DroneUp has aquired AeroVista Innovations, a drone training company expert at The post DroneUp Acquires AeroVista Innovations, Enterprise Level Drone Training appeared first on DRONELIFE. Read More

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UPS & Wingcopter Collaboration

UPS drone delivery subsidiary UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF) announced it would collaborate with German drone-maker Wingcopter to develop the next generation of package delivery drones for a variety of use cases in the United States and internationally. UPS chose Wingcopter, a transport drone pioneer, for its unmanned aircraft technology and its track record in delivering a variety of goods over long distances in multiple international settings. “Drone delivery is not a one-size-fits-all operation,” said Bala Ganesh, vice president of the UPS Advanced Technology Group. “Our collaboration with Wingcopter helps pave the way for us to start drone delivery service in new use-cases. UPS Flight Forward is building a network of technology partners to broaden our unique capability to serve customers and extend our leadership in drone delivery.” As part of this collaboration – UPSFF’s first new relationship with a drone manufacturer since its formation – both companies will work toward earning regulatory certification for a Wingcopter unmanned aircraft to make commercial delivery flights in the United States. It also is a critical step toward building a diverse fleet of drones with varying capabilities to meet even more potential customer needs. “We are proud to partner with UPS, a global giant in delivery and logistics. Together we aspire to extend the speed and reach of package delivery,” said Tom Plümmer, Wingcopter chief executive officer and co-founder. “Our vision has always been to leverage technology to improve the lives of people around the world, and the strategic relationship with UPS will further

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Disinfecting Drone At Work [VIDEO]

Drones are being used to spray disinfectants in public spaces in east China’s Anhui Province amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Officials are also watching over the residents, using drones to remind them to wear masks and stay indoors. Shopping malls, theaters and restaurants in some places have been closed to avoid the spread of infection. The post Disinfecting Drone At Work [VIDEO] appeared first on RotorDrone. Drones are being used to spray disinfectants in public spaces in east China’s Anhui Province amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Officials are also watching over the residents, using drones to remind them to wear masks and stay indoors. Shopping malls, theaters and restaurants in some places have been closed to avoid the spread of infection. The post Disinfecting Drone At Work [VIDEO] appeared first on RotorDrone. Read More

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Team Bath Aurora

Team Bath Drones was founded in 2015 as a competitor for the IMechE UAS Challenge. Since then they have entered a new aircraft each year with great success. Each year they start from scratch, first as a paper design exercise in their third year, and then as a voluntary team in our final years. Their expertise covers the complete design, manufacture and testing of autonomous Unmanned Aerial Systems. From Team Bath: The Search and Rescue Aerial Association – Scotland (SARAA) tasked us to design an aircraft capable of life-saving missions in extreme weather conditions; Aurora is our solution. The tiltrotor quadplane design allows for fast deployment in time-critical scenarios, without sacrificing range. Packed with an advanced thermal / visual camera system and innovative route planning technology – Aurora is our largest and most ambitious project to date. For more information, click here. The post Team Bath Aurora appeared first on RotorDrone. Team Bath Drones was founded in 2015 as a competitor for the IMechE UAS Challenge. Since then they have entered a new aircraft each year with great success. Each year they start from scratch, first as a paper design exercise in their third year, and then as a voluntary team in our final years. Their The post Team Bath Aurora appeared first on RotorDrone. Read More

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DJI Enterprise Shield: is it worth renewing for the price?

DJI Enterprise Shield: is it worth renewing for the price?

DJI’s Enterprise Shield program is a customizable drone protection service plan that provides enhanced insurance for many of DJI’s enterprise-grade (and yes, that means more expensive) drones. DJI Enterprise Shield goes beyond the traditional warranty by providing broad accident coverage, repair and replacement services, free shipping and delivery, and more — with no deductible. Once you activate DJI Enterprise Shield, you’ll have coverage for one year. After that, you can purchase another year of coverage through a program DJI calls Enterprise Shield Renew. If your drone can’t be repaired and was covered by Shield, you typically won’t get a brand-new drone. But DJI will send a replacement device with “the equivalent performance and reliability of a brand-new product”. What does DJI Enterprise Shield cover? Shield covers a broad range of situations including: pilot error crash & collision damage signal interference water damage (this is especially rare, and probably useful to many people!) Compare that with DJI’s standard factory coverage warranty, which is just 6 months and covers fewer circumstances. Standard factory coverage Enterprise Shield Enterprise Shield Renew How long it lasts 6 months 1 year An additional year (2 years total) Covers faulty DJI equipment? Yes Yes Yes Covers user error (ie. flying with a low battery, flying with a weight greater than safe takeoff weight, etc. No Yes Yes Covers drops or collisions? No Yes Yes Covers water damage? No Yes Yes There are actually two types of Shield coverage: Basic and Plus. Here are the differences between the

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