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China creates artificial rain with drones for first time

China has successfully created artificial rain using drones for the first time. Performed by Shaanxi Zhongtian Rocket Technology Company, the operation aims to perform cloud seeding to trigger precipitation under complex weather conditions. This operation highlights the potential for drone technology to be used in future rain enhancement operations, according to thepaper.cn. It is reported that the drone has an effective flight time of 125 to 250 minutes with a maximum payload of 50 kilograms. The unmanned aerial vehicle can be monitored and controlled in real-time from operators on the…

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ShenZhen Art-Tech tells us about the iEagle drone

The ShenZen Art-Tech iEagle drone is another choice for aerial videography We came across the iEagle drone from ShenZen Art-Tech and it immediately struck us as similar to the DJI Phantom series of drones.  We decided to reach out to the company and learn a bit more. Q. The iEagle drone looks like it would be a good drone for aerial video, is it primarily designed for this use? Yes, it’s primarily designed to be a flying aerial photographer, Q. How does the iEagle drone compare to products like the…

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A talk with DJI about the state of the drone market

  The drone market is clearly expanding and DJI is at the forefront – Read their thoughts in our interview Michael Perry is the Director of Communication at drone market leader DJI, working with the media to better understand his company and how UAV technology is positively impacting our lives. He took time out of his busy schedule to sit down and respond to our questions about crowd funding, regulations, and more. Q. DJI is clearly the drone market leader in the unmanned vehicle space. There are, however, many new companies popping up as well…

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The Drones are battling Chinese factory pollution

When it gets too dangerous for humans, send in the drones to detect Chinese factory pollution Factory Pollution in China is legendary, making the air unbreathable and putting people, and the entire environment, at risk.  The Times of India is reporting that the Chinese Government is now battling polluters with drones.  These drones, equipped with systems that allow them to work day and night while looking for pollution, are being called a secret weapon in this important battle. The article notes: “The drones are equipped with infrared devices which can…

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