Posts Tagged ‘uav’

Gofor Envisions a World Where Drones are an On-Demand Service

It’s only an idea, a thought experiment that is equal parts cool and terrifying from a privacy perspective, but the Gofor concept is definitely turning heads. Right now, getting into drone photography is pretty pricey, but Gofor imagines a world where you could rent one right from your smartphone. Read more…

DJI Gives Popular Phantom 2 Quadcopter a Plus-Worthy Update

Less than six months after releasing their second iteration of their Phantom Drone, DJI is back at it again with another, albeit somewhat smaller, update to what is likely the most-frequently featured quadcopter on PetaPixel. Read more…

Camera Drone Supposedly Hits Triathlete in the Head During Race, Facts Still Unclear

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Earlier this week, an unfortunate even took place at the Endur Batavia Triathlon. While heading into her second lap of the running portion of the triathlon, competitor Raija Ogden was taken out by a UAV — more commonly referred to as a drone — which was being operated by New Era Film and Photography.

The incident has since gone into investigation mode, with both New Era and The Geraldton Triathlon Club looking into the events that transpired. And while much information is still left unknown, an interesting piece has come out thanks to ACUO, the association responsible for certifying UAV operators in Australia. Read more…

Phase One iXU 150 Medium Format Camera is Small Enough to Take to The Skies

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Looking to take drone photography to new heights, Phase One has announced the iXU 150: a pint-sized CMOS medium format camera that has been designed with aerial photography in mind. Read more…

Ziphius: The Aquatic Drone That Captures Photos While Speeding Across the Water

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There’s been a lot of talk about UAVs — as in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (aka. Drones) — lately, but what about Unmanned Acquatic Vehicles? When it comes to remote-controlled water drones that you can use to photograph underwater life, there’s far less choice in the affordable/DIY range.

The new aquatic drone Ziphius is here to change that, as it makes its way to market sporting the title of world’s first app-controlled aquatic drone. Read more…

Shoot Your Own Google Earth-style Aerial Photos with the E382 Drone Kit

If you happen to have $600+ just lying around (who doesn’t?) and are looking to take photos from a whole new vantage point, then Event38′s E382 Aerial Mapping Drone may be worth looking into. The $600 starter kit includes the plane, motor, speed controller, and the ArduPilot Mega 2.0 autopilot system to handle all of the pressure, GPS and flight data. Read more…