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Can Drones Work Without Propellers?

Last Updated January 21st, 2020
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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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Can You Take Drones On Planes?

Last Updated January 22nd, 2020
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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 to Drone Insurance

Last Updated January 23rd, 2020
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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 January 21st, 2020
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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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When Were Drones First Released to the Public?

Last Updated November 30th, 2019
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The world of drones has advanced rapidly, with an increasing number of people buying them for both entertainment and professional purposes. Given how quickly things have developed, it’s strange to think that it wasn’t too long ago that drones weren’t even available to the public. When Could The Public First Buy Drones? The thought of […]

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What Is a Redundant System and How Do Drones Use Them?

Last Updated November 29th, 2019
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Drones are driven by an interplay of lots of technological and engineering breakthroughs. These make for affordable production and safe, efficient flight. One of these breakthroughs is that of redundant systems. Many top drones are using them but the truth is what many people are sat wondering ‘what on earth is a redundant system?!’ Don’t […]

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The Different Types of Drones that the Average Joe Can Buy

Last Updated February 13th, 2020
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There are many types of drones which consumers can choose from today. We give a rundown of each below. Before we get started we just want to make the obvious clarification here that these are all drones that regular people like you and I can buy. There are many other types of drone that specific […]

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