Drones

  • DJI M200 Enterprise drones can inspect wind turbines

    DJI are kicking ass in the consumer, commerical and now have a drone for enterprise and industrial solutions. The new Matrice 200 drone series (M200 for short), are purpose-built for aerial inspections and data collection. Basically these bad boys fly further, faster and longer (up to 38 minute) than...
  • DJI Simulator is now a game with achievements and it looks amazing

    When you’re new to flying drones it can be overwhelming with the realisation you’ve got the potential to trash a multi-thousand dollar gadget. Market leader DJI have included a software simulator with their app for some time, but its incredibly basic. While the current simulator offers a 101 tutorial of control...
  • Flirtey drone home-delivers food for 7-Eleven

      Last week delivery drone service Flirtey delivered an iced slurpee, a chicken sandwich, hot coffee and donuts to a customer. After partnering with the biggest convenience chain in the world, 7-Eleven, the store-to-home delivery drone made history. With America in the midst of a heat-wave, the prospect of...
  • Your drone was too slow, so Nissan built their own. GTR drone: 0-100 in 1.3s

    What do you do when you have one of the fastest (best looking) cars on the planet and want to race a drone, but can’t find one fast enough? You build your own of course. The 2017 Nissan’s GTR is a monster of a car with a 3.8L twin...
  • Intel’s sending 100 drones to light up Vivid Sydney

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that the amazing festival of light that is Vivid Sydney, is on right now. While its impressive on its own, there’s on crowning jewel that’s about to make it even better. Drone 100 is Intel’s world-record-holding drone performance, that’s coming to Vivid for 5 nights...
  • DJI launch ‘Beyond flight’ app to connect you with other dronies

    DJI, the company known for its drone technology has just released a new mobile app and social platform ‘DJI+Discover app’ helps people connect with like-minded drone enthusiasts and professional aerial service providers nearby. The app is available for iOS and Android users in U.S., the UK, Germany, Spain and Australia....
  • Drone video shows the devastation of the Taiwan earthquake

    Natural disasters suck, but they are a reality in the world we live in. The latest is an Earthquake that hit Taiwan which devistated buildings in highly populated areas. Internationally we’re starting to get familiar with post-crisis coverage and one great asset is footage from drones. Not only can...
  • Tuesday TED Talk: The future of flying robots and precision farming

    Drones, flying robots, whatever you call them, drones are here and about to get a whole lot smarter. During a TED Talk in Pennsylvania, Vijay Kumar and his team have created autonomous aerial robots inspired by honeybees. These make some very interesting assumptions that dramatically differ from the consumer...
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    New Zealand just beat us to drone deliveries, 4x faster than a van

    Fastway Couriers is continuing to invest in technology with an investment in Flirtey. If you’re not familiar with Flirty, it’s the world’s first commercial aerial delivery service (yep, they beat Amazon), marking the beginning of an exciting collaboration.  Fastway New Zealand and Flirtey recently successfully trialled their first drone...