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Firm to introduce home delivery via self-flying drones in UAE

Ordering food and having it delivered to your doorstep via a self-flying drone will soon be a reality With self-flying drones, purchases can be delivered to customer’s home address within minutes. Dubai: A new drone service is being introduced in the UAE that will soon revolutionise the way food and other home deliveries are done. A Dubai-based company has just partnered with an American firm to offer customers the opportunity to place their orders – be they grocery items, food or spare parts – and have them delivered to their…

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Some DJI Spark drones are falling from the sky, and that’s to be expected

Yesterday Quartz reported that a little over a dozen customers had complained on DJI forums about their new Spark drones mysteriously shutting down and falling from the sky in midflight. Today, DJI acknowledged the issue in a statement: “DJI is aware of a small number of reports involving Spark drones that have lost power mid-flight. Flight safety and product reliability are top priorities. Our engineers are thoroughly reviewing each customer case and working to address this matter urgently. DJI products are tested for thousands of hours, and the overwhelming number…

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The FAA Rules & Regulations You Need to Know for Legal Drone Use

Recreational vs. Commercial Drone Regulations One of the biggest hurdles to mass adoption of drones is the numerous regulations that restrict what drone owners and operators can do. In the U.S., the Federal Aviation Administration has several regulations that have hindered drone market growth. The most prevalent of these restrictions is the one colloquially known as the “line of sight rule,” which mandates that drone operators keep the unmanned aircraft within eye shot at all times. This clearly removes any potential application for drones in the delivery space, as the…

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Anti-Drone Weapons Anti-drone Technology New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

Watch a Test of Anti-Drone Weapons, From Shotguns to Superdrones

If drones could eat other drones, the SparrowHawk would sit somewhere near the top of the flying-robot foodchain. On a baking stretch of 110-degree dust an hour west of Phoenix, the six-rotored arachnoid rises with a menacing buzz, like a swarm of several dozen hornets’ nests. Then the 14-pound, hexagonal drone lurches forward, towards its prey, a 3D Robotics quadcopter that its five-and-a-half-foot armspan dwarfs. The two drones perform a brief, mid-air dance before the SparrowHawk overtakes the quadcopter, and pulls it into a rectangular net that hangs beneath its…

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Amazon will use delivery drones Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

Amazon Will Use Delivery Drones to Collect Data About Your House

Amazon’s ambitions to build a fleet of self-flying delivery drones will have an interesting side-effect: They will create unimaginable quantities of data. Aerial footage, mapping data, flight patterns, number-crunching analysis, and more — autonomous vehicles produce vast reams of data, and drones are no different. And Amazon is already thinking about how it can turn that to its advantage. In a filing for a patent granted on Tuesday, the Seattle-based online retail giant lays out how “captured data may be received by a computer system and properties about a destination…

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Drones in the Battle of Marawi Drones In The News Top Drone News Stories 

DJI Drones are Getting Shot Down – Drones in the Battle of Marawi

Various consumer DJI drones are being used in a war right now by both the Philippine Army and the radical Islamic terrorist group called the Maute. The Battle of Marawi is an ongoing war which started last May 23 when President Duterte of the Philippines declared martial law on the island of Mindanao due to a rise in terrorist activities. Consumer drones are easy to buy, and they can give an advantageous aerial perspective, so it wasn’t long before both the Maute and the Philippine Army starting utilizing them. While…

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UPDATE: No Drones for Hunting in NS: Local Hunters Group

HALIFAX — The president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Anglers and Hunters says some people are taking the hunt out of hunting with the use of drones and he wants legislation to keep them grounded. Ian Avery says his group adopted a policy against using drones for hunting three years ago, but hasn’t been able to convince the province to update its legislation. “Our provincial government suggests they have enough teeth in the Wildlife Act to prosecute an individual if they utilize drones for hunting. But we’ve suggested for…

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Stricter Drone Regulations in Canada Drones In The News Global Drone Regulations Top Drone News Stories 

Stricter Drone Regulations in Canada – DJI “Disappointed”

Transport Canada has released a series of proposed measures that aim to reduce the security and administrative issues caused by the use of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs or drones). The various restrictions cover different categories of drone models based on weight, as well as an overall set of measures for all drone pilots. Among the general proposed drone regulations is a clause that all pilots operating a drone weighing over 250g must have an obligatory liability insurance of $100,000. Regulations among the “very small” category of drone models — those…

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Drone Rules and Regulations : Drone Flying in UK and US

If you want to buy a drone for recreational use, make sure you know all the rules and regulations first. Imagine spending all the money you’ve saved up on that one super sexy drone you’ve been eyeing for a while, only to find out that you can’t operate it anywhere near your house and that your chances of flying it around are severely limited. Obviously, that would be a huge bummer. But what’s the chance of that happening? What are the rules and regulations? Do you even know if you…

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Bestselling MicroSD Cards for Drones Build a drone Drone Products and Reviews Top Drone News Stories 

Best MicroSD Cards for Drones

Buying MicroSD cards for your drone can be confusing, so a YouTuber named Tom’s Tech Time broke it down and compared a handful of bestselling MicroSD cards. Most MicroSD cards are marketed with the memory card’s highest reading and writing speed potential, but testing that card will often give you slower results. Drone companies like DJI usually have a list of recommended MicroSD cards on their product’s main page, but getting the fastest possible card for a drone is often overkill. Transfer speeds will save you some time, so the…

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