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The Robot Tractor of Manitoba: Powered by Pixhawk

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ybxhvlyw-X0?feature=oembed Manitoba wheat farmer Matt Reiser has turned a tractor into a fully autonomous drone using little more than a Pixhawk and his own ingenuity. His automated tractor has saved...

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FAA Drone Registration Rules

This morning the FAA announced official rules for registering drones in the United States. Registration applies to a wide range of drone sizes, between .55 lbs. and 55 lbs., which, obviously,...

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Don’t Fly Your Drone up The Chimney to See If There’s Really A Santa And Other Imperative First Flight Principles

The media rumor mill this holiday season pegs U.S. drone sales at about a million. That stat is probably as puffed up as a mall Santa’s pillowed gut, but the...

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Drones and Flamethrowers & Funerary Jars & The New Star Wars & Santa

Question of the week This week we’ll keep it simple: I’d like to hear from those of you who don’t yet own a drone. I have a few questions. PS: This...

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Announcing Version 2 of the DroneKit Python SDK

DroneKit-Python is an SDK for developers to create Python apps that communicate with vehicles over MAVLink. It provides developers with programming access to a vehicle’s telemetry and status information, along...

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Drones and Mars 2020 & FAA registration guidelines & DHS privacy guidelines & racing on TV

Question of the week Yesterday the FAA released the recommendations of a Task Force (including 3DR) charged with developing best practices and guidelines for a national drone registration program. Remember that...

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Announcing Solo App Version 1.3: GoPro control

Comprehensive GoPro control has arrived in the Solo App! In addition to other feature improvements, version 1.3 brings you in-flight access to GoPro camera settings. In the last release (1.2.1)...

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3DR Collaborates with AirMap to Integrate Flight Safety Zone Software into the Solo App

3DR, North America’s largest drone manufacturer, has collaborated with AirMap to put accurate and automatically updated in-app flight safety zone information at the fingertips of all 3DR Solo® users. Nov....

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Getting the Shot: The Aran Eversman Aviator Edition

To begin, Aran Eversman does not define himself as solely a photographer. He identifies most as a storyteller, and knew that this would be his life’s work the moment he...

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The Real History of Drones, Part One: The Civil War and San Francisco in ruins

In this ongoing series we’ll tackle the long, weird and important history of drones, trying to answer a single guiding question: Just how did we get here? The first transmission...