Dronelife

Drones and Desert Dust Devils!

Had some fun flying the new Panasonic EVA1 Camera in the Mojave desert. 

The DJI M600 did remarkably well in the desert dust devils. With winds gusting to 30MPH, having the super lightweight EVA1 as a payload helped out tremendously! Looking forward to flying this camera a lot more in the future. 

Here's a BTS clip of the M600 taking off in a giant gust!


Here is the final product, Near to Superstition by Director/DP Elle Schneider

 

 

The Parrot Mambo: If Bart Simpson made a drone.

With it's one-eyed design and whimsical colors, the Parrot Bebop is absolutely adorable

Trolls rejoice!  
The truly innovative and unique French droning company Parrot has done it again. 
With a penchant for the visually interesting and stunningly cute (such as the Bebop on the left), Parrot intends to maintain their sense of whimsy with the newest addition to the Parrot family: The Mambo.  This drone will offer all of the reliability of any other Parrot quadcopter, however, this one comes with some super cool (and totally troll-tastic) attachments:  A pellet gun, and a grabbing claw.  This is the first time that Parrot has included attachments with it's drones, and let me tell you, we're so excited to fly it around the office and shoot each other...in a safe responsible fashion of course. Parrot is expected to launch this airborne squirrel spooker at some point this year.

Sources: 
http://www.techradar.com/news/world-of-tech/parrot-s-next-drone-will-have-a-bb-gun-and-a-grabbing-claw-1324479
http://www.topdronesforsale.org/parrot-drones-with-bb-gun-grabbing-claw/
http://www.parrot.com/usa/drones/

Piloted by a smartphone and equipped with a claw and pellet gun, the Mambo looks like an absolute blast.

Piloted by a smartphone and equipped with a claw and pellet gun, the Mambo looks like an absolute blast.

DJI's new GEO Software

Really excited to try out the more advanced Geofencing software by DJI!
Get more information on DJI's Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) new software here!


https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/05/dji-geofencing-system-drone-controller-app/

FAA Guidelines: Part 107

The new addition to the FAA guidelines promises big changes for the future of commercial droning. This part is intended to simplify and streamline the licensing process, increase safety of operators, technicians, and bystanders, and broaden the abilities of drone operators.  

Our friends over at Skyward have compiled a handy summary, comparing the 333 Exemption to the new part 107.  Click the photo below to check it out!
 

The FAA's most recent guidelines will no longer require that a commercial drone operator hold a pilot's license 

The FAA's most recent guidelines will no longer require that a commercial drone operator hold a pilot's license