The Art and Science of Modern Drone Design

For over a hundred years now, men and women have been designing flying machines of all kinds. Beautiful machines, ugly machines, odd contraptions and crazy ideas alike have taken to the sky after emerging from the design table to enter a prototype stage. All of them have a story, but only some have been able…

Evolving Your Drone Solution with DJI and Microsoft

DJI AirWorks 2018 featured the announcement of new products as well as a showcase for innovative uses of drone technology, but it also provided a look at the ways in which drones are set to reshape how professionals approach a variety of tasks in the present and the future. Much of that will be the…

Sunhillo Works to Make BVLOS Drone Operations a Daily Reality

One of the hottest topics during the recent Commercial UAV Expo was centered on drones operating beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) and the inevitable integration of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles through controlled airspace. Earl Lawrence of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) addressed the topic on the first day of the event, and later…

Inspecting an Airplane with the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise

DJI’s AirWorks bills itself as much more than a showcase of drone industry insight. The event also mentioned it would provide attendees with the opportunity to connect with people who are actually using drone technology to improve operational efficiencies in real, practical ways. In an airport hangar at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, we got a…

DJI Unveils Mavic 2 Enterprise at AirWorks

When DJI announced the Phantom 4 RTK at the European Drone Summit, I wondered why they didn’t just wait and make that happen at AirWorks, which would be taking place just about two weeks later. Now that AirWorks is here, I have my answer: DJI didn’t want anything to steal the spotlight from the launch…

Showcasing the Intelligent Drone Data Management Platform from Optelos

Talk about how drones are going to make tasks faster, cheaper and safer is pervasive throughout the industry, but what will it mean to actually enable these kinds of efficiencies? That’s something the solutions from Optelos are designed to directly address, as their industry-specific AI machine learning algorithms will quickly and accurately analyze, identify and…