Drone Industry News

DJI Responds to TB50 and TB55 Battery Issues 09/11/2018
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DJI ‘not shying away’ from TB50 And TB55 battery issue

DJI is taking the TB50 and TB55 battery issue very seriously, saying that it has confirmed the cause of the problem and it will be fixed in two stages, starting with the release of a firmware update next week which will ensure that drones which use these batteries can fly safely again. On Tuesday, at the Heliguy Emergency Services Roadshow, in Lincoln, held in partnership with DJI, the Chinese-based technology giant announced that it is ‘working round the clock’ to find a solution to the recent issues with TB50 and... Read More

Ten things we learnt at DJI AirWorks Conference 2018 small 07/11/2018
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Ten things we learnt at DJI AirWorks Conference 2018

Well, that’s it for another year, with the curtain coming down on DJI’s third annual AirWorks Conference. The biggest event of its kind, the 2018 showcase was staged at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas, Texas, from October 30, to November 1, attracting hundreds of guests and an array of specially-selected key-note speakers. The theme of this year’s conference was Empowering the Ecosystem, and DJI certainly flexed its muscles, unveiling new products and software and highlighting its commitment to innovation, especially within the enterprise sector. There were also fascinating case studies... Read More

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DJI Announce Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom

After a long wait, DJI has just announced two new additions to their Mavic Series; the Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom. The announcement took place at DJI’s See the Bigger Picture event in New York where DJI detailed their features and showed the two drones in action. These two new quadcopters share the unique foldable design of the Mavic Pro and add a wealth of new features and two powerful new cameras. As both drones share the majority of features other than the cameras, we will detail... Read More

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New UK Drone Laws Announced – Updated

The UK Department for Transport have just announced a set of new drone laws for UK drone pilots. These new rules will cover several areas including the banning of drones exceeding 400 feet, banning drones within 1 kilometre of airports as well as drone registration and online tests for drones above 250 grams. The rules will come into effect in the Summer of 2018 and Winter of 2019. Keep reading to find out more about the new laws and how they will affect your drone use. UK Drone Laws –... Read More

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DJI and Microsoft Announce Partnership

At this year’s Microsoft Build conference in Seattle, a one of a kind partnership was announced between drone giants, DJI and Microsoft. This alliance will bring together DJI’s drone platforms and Microsoft’s AI and machine learning technology for enterprise businesses. As part of the partnership, DJI will be releasing an SDK (Software Development Kit) specifically for use with Windows. Using the SDK, Windows 10 PCs will be able to control and customise DJI drones for a huge number of applications. Keep reading to find out more about the partnership between... Read More

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DJI Announce Phantom 4 Pro V2.0

DJI have just announced the latest member of their iconic Phantom family; the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. The new version shares a wealth of features with its predecessor the, Phantom 4 Pro, with upgrades to improve the functionality and overall usability. Some of the key features are the 1’’ CMOS capable of 20MP and up to 4K, a new OcuSync transmission system, five direction obstacle sensing and a quieter and steadier flight. Keep reading to find out more on the Phantom 4 V2.0. Specifications Check out the DJI Phantom... Read More

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Report on DJI Data Security Released

This week, drone manufacturing giants, DJI have released a report on a third-party investigation into their data practises. The investigation dissected DJI’s policies and methods of the storage, collection and overall use of data from their drones, software and services, concluding DJI have full control over these areas. The report was completed by Kivu Consulting, a San Francisco based company, who focused on DJI’s US data. Data was obtained independently from DJI, through equipment purchased directly through Kivu. Keep reading to find out more about DJI’s data security report. Kivu... Read More

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DJI Announce Master Wheels and Force Pro

At this year’s NAB show in Las Vegas, DJI have announced two advanced gimbal controls for high-end cinematography; the DJI Master Wheels and DJI Force Pro. Both products are designed to offer precision control at a professional level. These two new products allow users to capture complex shots using the existing DJI ecosystem, the Ronin 2 and upcoming Ronin-S gimbals. Additionally, some third-party integration has also been announced by DJI. Keep reading to find out more about these two impressive gimbal controllers and how they will push filmmaking possibilities even... Read More

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Drone Detection and Tracking with Aeroscope

At the end of 2017, DJI announced AeroScope, a tool to detect, identify and track drones flying overhead whilst in flight. The tool is designed for use in locations where safety, privacy and security must be adhered to such as airports or large events. AeroScope shows DJI’s commitment to staying at the forefront of the drone industry, providing both the drones themselves and tools to increase their safety and pilot accountability. This technology is particularly important due to the rapid expansion of the drone industry on a consumer and enterprise... Read More

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EASA Update UAV Regulation Proposal

EASA (The European Aviation Safety Agency) have just published the latest stage in their proposal for changes to the regulation of the use of UAVs in Europe. This latest stage is the ‘Proposal to Commission’ in the EASA rulemaking process and follows the feedback on the proposal in May of 2017. The document details suggestions of new and revised regulations that could become mandatory following the final decision in the first quarter of 2019. Keep reading to find out the potential new regulations from EASA and how it could affect... Read More