DJI are finally ready to officially unveil their latest drone, the Mavic Mini. This tips the scales at just under 250 grams, that’s lighter than 2 mobile phones. Given its small size, the idea is that you’ll take it with you to more places. “To design a drone as lightweight, compact...
  • DJI’s unreleased Mavic Mini leaks on the internet

    DJI’s drone lineup is about to grow with the Mavic Mini leaking online ahead of an official release. The new, smaller version of their now popular Mavic lineup of foldable drones, fits in the palm of your hand, as shared by @ositaLV on Twitter. While the camera up front...
  • Kaspersky is now securing the sky with Antidrone

    Back in December 2018, one of the most notorious drone cases happened at Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Drones were flown in restricted airspace which resulted in significant disruption to flight operations. That same year, the global drone market was estimated to be worth $14 billion and is expected to reach...
  • DJI Digital FPV headset disrupts drone racing with high-quality, low latency

    Australia’s airspace regulators, CASA, have essentially banned the use of headsets while flying your drone. There are some exceptions, but the requirement to always keep line of sight to the drone your flying prevents pilots from using headsets to control their drones. When it comes to competitive drone racing,...
  • Australia Drone National Championships

    Drones are often thought of as aerial videography, but like most things, humans love to push things to the limit and turn it into a sport. The 2019 Mission Foods Australian Drone Nationals will be held in the Canberra this year from the 18th to the 20th of October....
  • 5 things to consider before buying a drone

    Drones have rapidly evolved over the past few years since they became available in Australia. They’re an amazing gadget, full of technology and we’ve reviewed a number of them on techAU over the years. Having used about a dozen drones, often people ask for recommendations when buying a drone...
  • The PowerDolphin underwater drone is here to help

    When you think of drones, you think of them flying in the sky right? Well that’s only one type of drone, this summer, you can expect to find them underwater as well.  PowerVision is bringing their world-first multi-functional water drone to Australia, benefiting Aussie anglers, divers and water sports...
  • Drone no-fly zones will now include temporary locations for events

    While there are many drone makers, there’s one giant in the industry, DJI and when they make an announcement, its time for all drone owners to listen. DJI are deploying temporary restrictions in the Greater Sydney area for the upcoming ASEAN- Australia Special Summit 2018. The temporary no-fly zones...
  • DJI Mavic Air is foldable with 3-axis gimbal and FlightAutonomy 2.0

    DJI have announced a new drone overnight, the Mavic Air. The new drone features a new 3-Axis gimbal that’s packed inside the body to protect the camera, while still allowing silky smooth 4K video capture. Now here’s where things get interesting, that new camera shoots 4K at 30fps capturing...
  • HERE and Unifly have a crazy plan to map the sky for drones

    Humans are increasingly finding new uses for drones, so when we talk about congestion in the future, it may be our skies we’re talking about, not just our roads. This thirst for consumer and commercial drone operations has highlighted the challenge of managing traffic in low-altitude airspace. Thankfully there’s some...
  • DJI launches FlightHub, web-based service to manage drone operations

    DJI have unveiled FlightHub at their AirWorks conference in Denver, Colorado. FlightHub is a new software solution that helps enterprises (and no doubt emergency services) efficiently manage their drone operations from a single platform. Delivered as a web-based service, FlightHub enables the secure management of real-time drone operations, flight data, drone...
  • CASA considering forcing all drones to be registered and making you pay for it

    CASA estimates there are at least 50,000 drones being operated in Australia today, mostly for sport and recreational purposes. Observing regulations being applied around the world, CASA are now considering requiring drone registration for all drone operators. Registration sounds like a relatively easy thing on the surface, just grab the...
  • Review: MJX Bugs 8 Racing Drone

    MJX isn’t a brand many Aussies will know, that’s largely because they’re a RC manufacturer and technology company out of China. One of the companies latest creations is the Bugs8 drone which is pitched as ‘The best price-quality ratio entry-level racing drone for beginners’. The Bugs8 is your typical...
  • DJI Goggles add HUD to Mavic pro and Phantom 4 drones, get a friend to play director

    DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, Monday, announced features and specifications for DJI Goggles, a first-person view system that opens up the sky giving drone pilots a seamless bird’s eye view of the world in full HD. DJI Goggles combines a pair of large...
  • Job of the future: Drone Photographer. Locardi embarks on worldwide tour with DJI

    If you’re wondering what we’re all going to do for work when the robots arrive, then creative job of the future, Drone Photographer, may be just be what you’re after. Internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer and videographer, Elia Locardi has impressed DJI so much, they’re partnering with him to kick...
  • 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...
  • Watch Christmas captured by more than 40 drones across the world

    DJI owners sure love their drones and they’re always chasing new things to shoot. The latest video from DJI is a super cut from more than 40 drone pilots across the world. While drones in general are buckets of fun to fly, its when you see the world from a...
  • Review: The Dobby is your pocket sized selfie drone

    The Dobby Drone is designed to be pocket sized so you’ll take it with you more often and with the Dobby you’ll be able to snap selfies from a distance. Most of you have never heard of the maker’s of Dobby, but ZEROTECH was actually founded back in 2009 and with...
  • DJI fly even further ahead with an almost uncrashable Phantom 4 Pro

    DJI are killing it when it comes to the drone industry, making the best consumer drone, with the Phantom 4 and a bloody great entrant in the pro market with the Inspire. Overnight DJI update both, making them even better. The DJI Phantom 4 Professional improves on what was...
  • GoPro Karma is solid v1, but no collision avoidance tech, still very crashable

    GoPro have announced their first drone, the Karma. It’s a foldable design that places the GoPro camera mount at the front of the drone, rather than underneath like the competition. If you’re a sports action camera company and you look at the date and see 2016 while you release your...

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