Can Drones Work Without Propellers?

Last Updated December 11th, 2019
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What is the one detail you expect to see when you hear about consumer drones? Propellers! The first time you see them, drones remind you of helicopters; and that is because of their rotors (or propellers). Propellers are the ultimate iconic detail of drones in our collective consciousness, and this is also how they achieve […]

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Can Drones Be Shot Down? Is It Legal to Do So?

Last Updated December 13th, 2019
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Picture this: You hear a persistent buzz over your roof one afternoon, so you move outside to investigate what the problem could be. You discover it is a drone buzzing over your property. So, you go back in, grab your shotgun and shoot that spy out of the sky. They had no reason to be […]

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Drones and Prisons: Are Drones Being Used for No Good?

Last Updated December 13th, 2019
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The potential of drones as vehicles for delivery is a promising one that is driving excitement in many industries. Unfortunately, it seems that criminals have not missed a beat and are putting their drone wings to criminal use. Many correctional facilities around the world are ramping up anti-drone measures to counter what they say is […]

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Autel Robotics Evo Review: A Good DJI Mavic 2 Alternative?

Last Updated December 7th, 2019
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Getting into professional drone cinematography has never been easier in present times — assuming you have the bank account to back it up. Most drones in this area run from $800 upwards, making it a pricey investment that needs some time deliberating in order to get the specs and performance you really need. That being […]

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Can You Take Drones On Planes?

Last Updated December 12th, 2019
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This is a question that is popular among those who wish to capture their journey experiences as they cross boundaries. Unfortunately, it is difficult to give a cut and dried answer. Regulations change as you move from one place to another and what might be accepted practice at one airport could get your drone confiscated […]

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Your Pocket-Sized Guide Book to Drone Insurance

Last Updated December 12th, 2019
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As a valuable piece of property, and one that frequently comes in potentially dangerous contact with other people, you may be wondering about insuring your drone. Do you need to get insurance for your drone? What are the options available? Are the rules the same for recreational drones and commercial drones? These are just a […]

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Why Are Drones So Noisy?

Last Updated December 5th, 2019
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A study carried out by NASA discovered that the buzzing sound that drones are known for is far more annoying to people than the rumble of cars and trucks. And this is a fact that companies with ambitions of drone delivery, like UPS, Amazon, Uber, and Domino’s Pizza, are going to have to take note […]

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Can Drones Hover? Keeping a Drone in the Air Without a Pilot

Last Updated December 13th, 2019
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One of the most exciting things about the movement of drones is the potential ability to hover on the same spot. Believe it or not, the technology that makes that iconic drone hovering possible is no more than a few years old and is largely copied from your smartphone tech. In this article, we’re not […]

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