Lifeguards in Seal Beach, Calif., are using a Phantom drone to spot sharks. In a demo to the media, the drone spotted 10-12 sharks right off the coast, but they weren’t bothering swimmers, so they kept the beach open. Chief Lifeguard Joe Bailey says he’s been flying the drone regularly for a month. “It works […]
The Jenner-Kardashian crew can now officially add “war paint” to their make-up bag. Vandalism has entered into a new age as drones land into the hands of the public. The well-known NYC artist KATSU has proved the sky has no limit for the art of graffiti. KATSU stood firmly (and safely) on the ground as […]
The continuing lava flows from the Kilauea volcano, which are threatening the town of Puna on the Big Island, are changing the landscape daily, making topographic maps almost useless to predict future flows. So how can researchers compensate, so they can give early warning to residents in the path of the molten lava? Bring in […]
American alt-rock band OK Go has released a music video that at least looks like it was done all in one 5-plus-minute-long take …using a drone. The official I Won’t Let You Down video, shot in Japan, starts indoors, then moves outdoors and eventually expands to 2,300 dancers, making ample use of both close-ups and […]
Maybe you do. How do they stack up against this guy’s?
With Halloween coming right up, you might enjoy this drone-enabled Halloween-related prank. Can you figure out how it’s done? From October 2013. And here’s how it was done, with more of his prank footage at the start:
Players brawled during a Euro 2016 qualifying match yesterday between Serbia and Albania when a drone carrying a Albanian flag flew into the stadium. Serbian players yanked the flag down, which outraged Albanian players, and a fight quickly broke out. The match was being played in the Serbian capital of Belgrade.
Christopher Schmidt was flying his Phantom FC40 drone in Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge, Mass., this month when a hawk took exception to the violation of its airspace. The hawk swooped in, talons first, and knocked the quadcopter out of the sky. The Phantom’s video camera was running, and recorded the encounter. The resulting video […]
Yesterday, a DJI dealer tested before and after adding foil inside the Phantom to see if it really helps improve GPS satellite lock. TL:DW summary: they got 7 satellites to lock within 1 minute in stock configuration. After adding foil (and they show you how to do it), they got 8 satellites — after 1 […]
And then the whales weigh in! Posted earlier this year. The pilot sank a drone getting these shots. Have you ever flown over water?