It’s rare that I get my hands on a gadget these days that lives up to my expectations, let alone exceeds them, but Yuneec did both with their incredible Typhoon Q500 4K drone. This is no toy quadcopter.
I love Star Wars and have since the ’80s when all I ever wanted for Christmas was all the toys – all of them. I never understood why Santa couldn’t get that right. I mean, I got the Ewok treehouse play set, but no Ewoks and no walker to crush with tree trunks.
NASA is very serious about sending humans to Mars someday. I can only hope that I am around to see that landing, it will be awesome. There are many challenges to putting us on Mars. One of the most basic issues is how to get enough food and water there to support exploration of the Red Planet.
Once the challenges of getting there and surviving are tackled, NASA needs ways to help humans explore the massive planet.
Check out this video of a drunk man swatting a $1,350 DJI Phantom 3 quadrocopter out of the sky, while breaking its 4K camera and three of its props. Drunk guys are crazy. They also hate drones.
I think he was pissed because that drone was living a dream that he could never live.
Most quadcopters and consumer drones have a central case that holds its other electronics and rotors branching out of it. But Ascent AeroSystems’ Sprite looks like a toy propeller, with two pairs of rotors mounted on top of a tubular frame.
Ascent Aero didn’t just design the Sprite to stand out; its unique form lends to its portability and durability.
We’ve seen how you can make TIE Interceptor and Millenium Falcon remote-controlled multicopters. Adam Woodworth also made a Star Wars-themed quadcopter, but instead of building its body from scratch he modified a speeder bike action figure.
Adam used a 12″ Star Wars Power of the Force Imperial Speeder Bike as his quadcopter’s body because it’s light and easy to take apart yet fairly durable.
If the proliferation of drones had you crafting tinfoil hats by the dozen, you’d better set up an aluminum mine. Drone and camera maker Aeryon recently revealed the HDZoom30, a drone-ready camera that lets operators effortlessly take clear pictures of unwitting criminals (and then some) even from 1000ft.
Amsterdam is going to get what its organizers claim is the world’s first air show made up entirely of drone aircraft. The air show will be held at the Amsterdam Arena in the “near future” and will be held in conjunction with the Netherlands Air Force and an event planning company called Fjuze.
This terrifying video illustrates what happens when drones go in for the kill. This UAV has been armed with roman candles, which look every bit as scary as real bullets. It also looks super fun. As long as you are the one controlling the drone and not the poor sap getting hit with fire.
Wait. This is what trees do after Christmas? They fly away? I’d better anchor my tree down so I can enjoy it for a few more weeks. You better nail yours down too, because if Otto Dieffenbach’s tree can fly like this, they might all take off.
There are a bunch of drones on the market today that have video cameras inside them. The thing most of those drones have in common is a high purchase price. A new drone is on Indiegogo right now and it is surprisingly cheap for a video drone – and it’s made out of a very cool material.
I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving. If you fried your turkey, hopefully you didn’t blow yourself up or set your house on fire. Frying turkeys is dangerous. You always want to use a drone to drop that turkey into the oil, so you can avoid third degree burns.
TGI Friday’s, which is a name that I hate writing, on account of the fact that the phrase “Thank God It’s Friday” is somehow in possession of something, it’s going to be strapping mistletoe on to quad-rotor drones and hovering them over couples in an attempt to strengthen their immune systems via the germ-sharing act of kissing.
There are a bunch of drones on the market today and most of them need a pilot to fly them around and record video. A new drone has landed on Kickstarter seeking funding that needs nobody controlling it.
Scientists from the NASA AMES Research Center and Stanford University are working on an interesting new drone that is designed to be biodegradable. The idea is that if the drone is on a mission watching someone on the down low and crashes, it will melt away into the environment.