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FAA and NASA Drone Industry Workshop on December 9

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FAA & NASA December 9 Workshop
The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and NASA (ational Aeronautics and Space Administration) will hold the UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Traffic Management Pilot Program Phase 2 Industry Workshop on 9 December. Building on UPP Phase 1, UPP Phase 2 will showcase additional technologies, including Remote Identification (ID) and operations with increasing volumes and density. The UPP’s success is dependent upon...

Mavic Mini standard vs combo: What are the differences?

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DJI Mavic Mini Standard vs Mavic Mini Fly more Combo
As you could read in my hands-on review, the Mavic Mini is available in two package options: "Standard" and "Fly More Combo". Let's find out what you get for the extra 100 bucks! Both Mavic Mini box options comes ready-to-fly with included transmitter. As its name says, the "Fly more combo" is dedicated for those who needs extended flight time...

DJI Mavic Mini tutorials (How-tos)

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DJI Mavic Mini tutorials
While the Mavic MINI is easy to fly out of the box, every newbie pilot should watch these tutorials. They will learn them not just to use different QuickShots modes but also how to safely take-off and land. My plan is also to share here undocumented tips and tricks. Mavic Mini video tutorials From learning to fly your DJI Mavic Mini...

FQ777 F8 GPS 4K drone: Another Mavic Mini alternative?

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FQ777 F8 GPS drone
Various brands started to came up with highly featured smaller and smaller GPS drones - can a $160 quadcopter like FQ777 F8 compete with the Mavic Mini? Let's find out from this article. Just like the DJI Mavic Mini, the FQ 777 F8 also features brushless motors and foldable design. Despite that the Mini is powered by a smaller capacity...

No drones allowed during baseball games in Minute Maid Park

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Take Me-Not My Drone-Out to the Ballgame!
For the safety of baseball fans attending the World Series, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established a No Drone Zone for all games played at Minute Maid Park in Houston. The airspace above Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., is already off limits to drones since it is within the Flight-Restricted Zone, which has been in place since Sept. 11,...

Halloween drone deals & discount coupons (2019)

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Halloween drone deals 2019
We’re putting together a list of deals on drones for Halloween 2019. We will search for the best savings on FiMI, Eachine, JJRC and other drone brands. We will also share some discount coupons for extra savings. If you are looking to buy a quadcopter for Halloween, you will find your best options here. Best Halloween drone deals We’ll give you...

FAA Drone Advisory Committee (October 17)

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FAA Drone Advisory Congress (October 17)
The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) will hold a DAC (Drone Advisory Committee) meeting on October 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The DAC will continue with public conversation about how they can collaborate on important issues like remote i.d., technical challenges, security, recreational operations, and waivers. It’s a broad-based, long-term federal advisory committee that provides the FAA with advice on...

Coming soon: Xiaomi FIMI X8 SE (Black edition)

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Xiaomi FIMI X8 Black edition
Long time ago, the famous Henry Ford said that 'Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black'. Based on this principle, after many rumors and lots of speculation, Xiaomi officially revealed the Black Edition of their popular FIMI X8 SE drone. Unfortunately, besides the higher price tag and black...

Coming soon: DIATONE GTR249T-HD Deadcat Version

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DIATONE GTR249T-HD FPV drone
In order to exclude props and motors from FPV view, the DIATONE GTR249T-HD features "deadcat" design. It may sound a little morbid, but the drone arms are orientated like a dead cat's legs. While the first generation GT R249 Rabbit was equipped with RunCam Micro Swift camera, the new GTR249T-HD with CADDX Turtle V2 camera. The MAMBA Racing MB1105 5500KV motors...

Coming soon: iFlight TITAN DC5 FPV race drone

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iFlight TITAN DC5 5"
iFlight is about to release a new FPV racing quad called TITAN DC5. Like its name says, it is 5" propeller compatible. While iFlight TITAN DC5 4S comes with 2450KV motors, the 6S version has 1800KV ones - the rest of the electronic parts are identical. Thanks to the on-board DJI FPV Air system with long-range 720P@120FPS video transmission, the...