All of the Gear a Drone-racing Pilot Needs Drone Competitions Hobby Drones Top Drone News Stories 

All of the Gear a Drone-racing Pilot Needs

ALL THE GEAR: WHAT A DRONE-RACING PILOT NEEDS SOURCE : Drone racing is booming – and with the first FAI Drone Racing World Championships on the horizon, we got the lowdown on just what a top-level drone-racing pilot needs. Pilot: Obviously the first thing is the pilot. A junior is under 18. You will see they all wear first person view (FPV) goggles, and use a radio control to fly their drone. Some like to stand, some like to sit: at a big drone race you’ll see both. Competition…

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NEW Drone AI Could Give UAVs the Ability to Ride Air Currents Like Birds New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

NEW Drone AI Could Give UAVs the Ability to Ride Air Currents Like Birds

AI could help drones ride air currents like birds SOURCE : Birds have long inspired humans to create their own ways to fly. We know that soaring bird species that migrate long distances use thermal updrafts to stay in the air without using up energy flapping their wings. And glider pilots similarly use thermals currents and other areas of rising air in order to remain airborne for longer. Yet, while we’ve mastered gliding through these updrafts using various instruments, the exact mechanisms that allow birds to soar are still…

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Claiming the first case of a drone shooting down another drone, a U.S. reaper drone successfully shot down another with a missile. Anti-drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

A Reaper Drone Shot Down Another Drone in First Unmanned Air-to-Air Kill

U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole SOURCE: A U.S. Reaper drone shot down another with a missile, the Air Force revealed yesterday. The incident, which took place last year and involved an unmanned target drone, was the first case of a drone shooting down another another aircraft. The event ism a watershed moment in the history of aerial warfare, as unmanned aircraft begin to muscle in on air-to-air combat—previously the exclusive domain of manned aircraft. Colonel Julian Cheater, commander of the 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing, revealed the incident in an interview…

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China's cut-throat approach to logistics and ruthless attitude towards top-notch innovation has propelled it into the position of the global drones leader. Top Drone News Stories 

3 Reasons Why China is The Global Drones Leader

SOURCE: A breakneck innovation culture, a geographic profile that demands new logistics thinking and government backing have made China a drones powerhouse. Since its inception, American and European leadership has defined the aviation world. The West’s role as the international leader for aviation has been largely uncontested; Boeing and Airbus’s duopoly in passenger aircraft manufacturing and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) regulatory leadership set the standard for aviation safety across the globe. Forecasts indicate clearly that China is set to become a leading force…

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A spectacular drone show lit up the night sky above Burning Man as autonomous swarm of 300 drones displayed an orchestrated aerial ballet. Drones In The News Drones on YouTube Top Drone News Stories 

Orchestrated Drone Show Mesmerizes at Burning Man

SOURCE: The drone display at Burning Man 2018 was inspired by the flight patterns of starlings. (Photo: Ruprecht Studios via Vimeo) Drone ballet at Burning Man mesmerizes crowd

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Commercial Drone Applications such as Real Estate Surveying, Construction Monitoring, and Drone Farming are increasing in Ohio Commercial Drone Applications New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

Ohio Sees Expansion in Commercial Drone Applications

Drones Continue to Find Work in Ohio SOURCE: (TNS) — Paul and Deborah Bach first bought a drone because they wanted to keep an eye on the construction of a pipeline in three parts of their farmland outside Elmore, Ohio. And while that quickly helped the Bachs identify several areas where construction activity had damaged their field tile, they soon learned of other tasks for which aerial video is useful. In particular, Mr. Bach has been using his drone to identify parts of his fields with insect damage, “and you…

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