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What to Know About Drones in Agriculture

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When it comes to drone capability, strength, and speed, professional drones are top of the line. Manufacturers design these machines to appeal to industries where they would not only be convenient but necessary. From the film industry to survey farmers, professionals know how to put these drones to work. As technology advances, drones become more and more capable. Professional drones are generally higher quality than the toy drones enthusiasts use for recreation. Manufacturers build these hardier and with extra features that are suited for agriculture, film, utility companies, and more. As drones gain in popularity, the businesses that have something to gain from them also grow in number. There is one business, however, where you’ll see drones soaring high! Here is what you need to know about drones and the agriculture business. Drone Use in Agriculture When it comes to agriculture, drones have found a natural place in the business. Farmers cannot be everywhere at once. However, with a

How Are Commercial Drones Used in the Oil and Gas Industry?

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  The oil and gas industry has come to rely on commercial drones for inspection and data-gathering purposes in recent years. As early as 2014, the petroleum company BP received FAA authorization to use commercial drones to monitor its facilities. Since then, the number of drones, pilots, and services that cater to these industries have grown exponentially. Durable professional drone designs that are equipped with the latest high-definition and advanced thermal cameras, as well as specialized sensors, can be useful for a wide variety of oil and gas applications.  Drones have already been used to perform pipeline inspections over large areas including terrain that previously required the use of manned helicopters. Inspections at on- and off-shore operations have historically required costly shutdowns as well as the use of risky rope access and scaffolding methods that put workers at risk. Inspections can be completed in a manner that is more cost-effective, productive, quick, and safe

Everything You Need To Know About Drone Racing Kits

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  A lot of fun can be had with an rtf racing drone that comes assembled right out of the box. But if you’ve honed your skills on a simulator and spent some time flying an fpv racing drone, you may be ready for the next step: building your own drone. Unless you’re already an engineer, drone racing kits are the perfect stepping stone between flying something pre-assembled and building a racing drone from scratch. They usually come with all the components you need and it’s up to you to put them together. In the process, you’ll learn what all the parts are and how they fit together. Once you’ve assembled a drone from a kit it will seem easy to switch out specific components in order to upgrade your drone or customize its performance. Before you know it, you’ll have a custom, built-from-scratch drone in the race, which increases your chances of winning considerably. If you haven’t spent much time thinking about how your drone works beyond charging batteries and replacing propellers damaged

The History of Competitive Drone Racing

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  If you are a drone enthusiast, then you may be looking for ways to make the activity more exciting than simply hovering your device around the park. To meet this demand and to use drones to their fullest potential, several drone racing leagues have popped up all over the world in recent years. Rotorcross was the first professional league to form, and it was based out of New Zealand and Australia. The sport is relatively straightforward. Competitors race their devices through a course, which may be filled with obstacles, and try to be the first to cross the finish line. Operators see what is going on throughout the course with the aid of a camera strapped to the drone itself. Therefore, people see what the drone “sees.” Different Leagues There are several different leagues involved with competitive drone racing. Arguably the most famous is the Drone Racing League. However, other popular organizations include: ·          MultiGP ·          X Class Drone Racing ·          Eu

Drone Racing 101

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 Few hobbies are as instantly exciting or more addictive than droning. Still, whether you are thinking about buying a new drone or have owned one for years, you are probably looking for ways to make drone flying even more thrilling and satisfying. Participating in a fun, competitive drone racing is a sure-fire way to take your droning experience to the next level. For good reason, the sport has grown tremendously in recent years. Here is everything you need to know about racing your drone. What Is a Drone? In generic terms, drones are flying vehicles that a pilot controls using four fixed-pitch fan blades. These blades spin at varying speeds to direct the drone in any direction. For competition purposes, the definition of “drone” may vary. Individual race rules often limit a drone’s size, power or other features. Prior to registering for a competition, you must review race rules and other restrictions to be certain your drone meets all qualifications. You should also be prepared fo

Types of Drones and What You Can Do With Them

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 If you’re new to drones, you might be a little confused about what counts as a drone. The broadest definition includes anything that flies without an onboard pilot and is controlled, either directly or indirectly, by a human. This can mean anything from unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, used by the military to spy or deploy weapons, to radio-controlled aircraft flown by hobbyists for fun. That’s a lot of types of drones! Writers on the topic have categorized drones by range, size, capabilities, and method of lift. Method of lift is a good place to start because it has the biggest impact on what a drone can do. And since you’re probably interested in a type of drone you can use for recreational or professional purposes, this article won’t spend time on big military drones. Instead, it will focus on drone types available to the public and all the cool things you can do with them. Know Your Methods of Lift There’s more than one way to get airborne, and different types of drones

Fly Into the Future With UAVs

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 From remote control planes and drones all the way up to passenger-plane-sized military or research aircraft, there are many different types of unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, used for a variety of purposes today. These vehicles are guided by input from remote controllers or transmitters, distant pilots or systems relying on satellites to transmit flight plans, and even pre-programmed functions. The one factor that every UAV has in common is that it travels through the air without the presence of a human pilot on board. The development of strategic unmanned aircraft dates back to the early twentieth century, but there are more options up in the air today than ever before. While model airplane hobbyists have been building and flying RC planes for decades, the devices commonly called “drones” have recently skyrocketed in popularity. Consumer drones are revolutionizing expectations for the capabilities—both in terms of performance and quality—of unmanned flight. The general consensus