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France will let drones deliver the mail (kinda)

Drone deliveries are taking off. Amazon delivered its first package. Alphabet is delivering burritos. 7-Eleven has delivered all kinds of stuff. And now, France has become the first country to let its national postal service deliver mail by drone — as long as you live on a single, 9-mile long postal route. Let me rephrase that: as long as you work at a startup at the end of a single, 9-mile long postal route. Because it sounds like France’s postal service isn’t delivering to homes at all: Once a week,…

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7-Eleven completes 77 drone deliveries in the US

7-Eleven, one of the world’s largest chains of convenience stores, has completed 77 delivers via drone to customers in Reno, Nevada. Snack me, drone!Photo by Flirtey/7-Eleven Oh, thank heaven for drones. The deliveries were made in collaboration with Flirtey, a commercial drone startup that began working with the retail chain over the summer. In November, Flirty made regular deliveries from a 7-Eleven store in Reno to a dozen select customers who used a custom app to place orders, the company said in a release Tuesday. Popular items for drone delivery…

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Yuneec Typhoon H review

When the Yuneec Typhoon H showed up at CES 2016 it stood out from the horde of other flying machines at the gigantic electronics show (the Ehang 184 being a notable exception). Its six-rotor design and sonar sensors in front for obstacle detection give it the look of a flying insect, while its removable 360-degree rotating gimbal camera and retractable landing gear are things you can only really find on the $2,000 DJI Inspire 1. But the ready-to-fly Typhoon H was just $1,300 when it shipped in April and is…

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Drone hobbyists guidelines – Stay away from emergency situations

  While drones are revolutionizing the business world and providing hobbyists hours of entertainment we are concerned about their misuse in emergency situations It is unfortunate that I once again find myself writing about hobbyist drone guidelines, especially in light of their recent misuse in emergency situations. The New York times has an article titled “Chasing Video With Drones, Hobbyists Imperil California Firefighting Efforts” that says it all.  Hobbyists, either trying to capture “that perfect shot” or misguidedly believing they are helping, are slowing down responders in emergency situations, leading…

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NoFlyZoneUK working to advance commercial UAV Industry

  Our friends at SkyTech 2016 interview NoFlyZoneUK – Read on to learn more about their mission With increased usage of UAVs taking place over the course of the last 12 months concerns over privacy, safety and airspace access have come to the forefront of industry debates. Regulatory processes are continuing to evolve in the face of this expanding industry to ensure that such concerns are all addressed correctly. However the challenge is effectively tackling these issues without hindering the UAV industry and the vast benefits it can bring. In…

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Dino’s Video Guide – Prepare your drone for flight

Today we are bringing you a new video from Dino that is another important step for anyone preparing to fly their drone.  Prepare Your Drone for Flight with Dino will help you make sure you are ready for an enjoyable time flying your favorite drone! Remember to ask any questions in the comment section below.  For now, enjoy the video and thanks Dino!

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FPV Review – The Red Devil 250 Racer FPV

  FPV Racing is hot!  Our friends at Skylab Flight Systems review The Red Devil 250 Racer for you I was asked by a friend over at Scratchbuilds.com if I’d be interested in reviewing their newest RTF FPC racer, called the Red Devil.  My response was immediate, YES!  After making all of the arrangements, I started to question my decision.  I’m not FPV racer pilot!  I’m going to need some assistance on this one!  What do most people do when they need help?  They call up a friend that they know they can…

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Drone Rental – Learn more about these businesses

  Drone rental businesses are popping up everywhere.  Learn more about them in this article from Skylab Flight Systems There are some businesses around that rent drones but those are mostly to television/film industry and not to the everyday user. But I found an advertisement that said I could rent a Yuneec Typhoon Q500+ for a week! The drones advertised for rent were ALL consumer drones. That’s what made this drone rental business stand out to me. The owner is renting popular drone models to whomever will meet his requirements….

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