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  1. WoodiE

    Drone footage of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii

    The Kilauea volcano on the Hawaii island is erupting causing mandatory evacuations of over 1,700 residents. An RC drone has managed to get some views of the volcano: https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/955157/Hawaii-volcano-eruption-Kilauea-volcano-erupting-today
  2. WoodiE

    2018 Winter Olympics feature 1,218 drones!

    The 2018 winter Olympics feature an astounding 1,218 drone show. Think Lady gaga Superbowl show, but much bigger (record breaking actually). Just check out the video below! In addition, Intel will be feature a 300 drone show each day during the Olympics.
  3. WoodiE

    Drone maker DJI left its private SSL, firmware keys open to world+dog on GitHub FOR YEARS

    Well this is embarrassing... DJI left it's AWS credentials, private SSL, firmware keys and more publicly accessible for years! Looks like plenty of personal information was passed through the system. No idea if any attackers have taken advantage of this info, but it seems even the US government...
  4. WoodiE

    How drones could plant thousands of trees a day

    Pretty interesting idea on how to use drones to plant thousands of trees each day.
  5. Gearbest2014

    GB190 190mm DIY Carbon Fiber Frame Kit Racing Drone

    ## GB190 190mm DIY Carbon Fiber Frame Kit Racing Drone RC Quadcopter with DYS XS30A ESC F3 6DOF FC RunCam 700TVL Camera 5.8G 40CH Transmitter Main Features: - The efficient ESC can produce responsive throttle changes. This DYS XS30A ESC features the high-performance Silabs EFM8BB2 50MHz MCU...
  6. WoodiE

    Replacing a light bulb using a drone

  7. WoodiE

    Registering your drone no longer required

    Today a federal appeals court has struck down the regulation requiring the public to register drones. It seems the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia found that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) does not have the authority to regulate so-called "model aircraft."...
  8. wannarunem

    Racing drones?

    Hey guys, been out of the RC hobby for awhile but looking into the racing drone scene for fun..(mostly buggies and trucks) Can anyone point me to a fun/durable racer? Looking to spend under 500 for a RTF set-up. I've dug around online and have discovered many different racers but so many to...
  9. WoodiE

    DJI Go App update includes GEO Geofencing System

    Well we know pilots have a hard time using common sense on where to and where not to fly their drones but DJI is helping fix that issue. The DJI Geospatial Environment Online software already kept pilots from flying in sensitive areas (like the white house) but the update released today makes...
  10. WoodiE

    Connecticut Police look to arm drones

    Police in Hartford, CT are looking to arm drones. During a testimony with lawmakers, Police argueed that armed drones would be an effective weapon for public safety. "We've had a report that somebody's going to fly a drone into an airplane, into an engine, or it's a weaponized drone,"...
  11. WoodiE

    Drones flies within 30 feet of passenger jet

    I give up, all I see on pretty much a daily occurrence is idiots with drones, multi-copters, quads, whatever you want to call them, that uses them to do incredibly ignorant things. Like this story, where someone flies a drone within 30feet of a passenger jets final approach of about 500 feet...
  12. WoodiE

    Drone spotted flying over submarine base

    These headlines no longer surprise me anymore, there are far to many pinheads out there that own a multi-rotor / drone of one kind or another. The latest is someone flying their drone over a submarine base... who really thinks this is a good idea? It's only a matter of time before these morons...
  13. WoodiE

    DJI Phantom 3 Professional, $999

    DJI Phantom 3 Professional, with 4K camera - $999 http://www.amazon.com/DJI-Phantom-Professional-Quadcopter-Camera/dp/B00VSITBJO
  14. WoodiE

    Read this before you fly your drone

    So you just bought your first multi-rotor and you're ready to go downtown and start recording things, maybe the college football game, or the burning building downtown, or just wherever you want to... well DON'T! Before you even put the batteries in your new mutli-rotor / drone be sure you read...
  15. WoodiE

    Pinhead gets arrested for flying drone into Empire State building

    What, another yahoo gets in trouble for flying a drone? Say it ain't so! Sean Riddle was out flying his drone near the Empire State building in New York when he managed to crash it into the 40th floor side of the Empire State building. Sean then went and asked the security guards for help...
  16. WoodiE

    Dutch police train eagles to take out drones

    I think it's fair to say emergency personal are not fans of dangerous drone operators, between firefighters trying to shoot them down and now Dutch police are training eagles to take down drones...
  17. WoodiE

    Amazon Prime Air Prototype

    Amazon has talked about wanting to use drones to deliver packages for a while now and now Amazon has released their first prototype. The Prime Air drones will be capable of shipping packages up to 5 pounds. The drones currently fly under 400 feet and weigh less than 55 pounds. The drones will...
  18. ninnon

    Toddler's eyeball sliced in half by drone propeller

    Yes, it's as nasty as it sounds unfortunately. I feel bad for both parties here because it really was a freak accident and a child's eye took the blow from it. Here are the rules, which you could say he weren't following, although sometimes these things do happen. Source...
  19. hamz9561

    Real Flight Drone

    Real Flight introduced new simulation software for "drone" enthusiasts: Real Flight Drone. Here's their website giving more info: http://www.realflight.com/drone/index.html
  20. WoodiE

    GoPro announces their own drone

    Back in March of this year GoPro mentioned they are working on releasing their own RC drone to be released the first half of next year. Not much more was known at the time and really still not much is known, however GoPro posted this video shot from the GoPro drone.
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