Good news for drone hobbyists who were noble enough to register their aircrafts but could really use $5 right about now: The US Federal Aviation Administration is refunding registration fees and removing names from its registration database.
On Thursday, China seized an unmanned sub in the South China Sea that belonged to the U.S. Navy. Following a diplomatic complaint from the Pentagon, China now says it will return the vessel and that Americans were “hyping up” an incident that’s really no big deal.
While it seem crazy to think about buying any other drone besides a DJI, this $30 Dromida Ominus may be the key to a drone-filled Christmas. This beginner model helps two-fold: you don’t need to shell out a crazy amount of money on something that may break and you can get a feel for piloting before even thinking…
So, you want to learn to pilot a drone, but aren’t sure where to start? Gizmodo ordered a fleet of beginner’s drones and handed them off to a total drone newbie (me) to test. The best and worst of what I found—plus many, many crashes— is all ahead.
Climbing something this high is concerning to begin with, but intentionally doing it without safety equipment borders on suicidal.
Update: Amazon’s sold out, but third party seller Battery Superstore has it for $44.
Living in the shadows of the larger and more widely known Mexican road race, La Carrera Panamericana, there exists another race held in Northern Mexico that boasts the same amount of speed stages for a fraction of the cost. This is the Chihuahua Express.
When I first set out to fly some hobby drones, I had no idea where to go. I had to scour the web to figure out where I could fly without getting into trouble. Even then, I found precious little info. The FAA’s new iPhone app sounds exactly like what I was looking for.
Sturgis is a small town in western South Dakota with a year-round population of less than 7,000 people. Yet every year more than a hundred thousand bikers descend on that tiny town for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. This year being the 75th anniversary the numbers are even higher. But of course they haven’t just…
Construction of Tesla’s massive battery factory in Nevada is chugging along, with the roof nearly complete and what appears to be four main sections spanning some five million square feet. It’s properly massive, and this drone shot it in 4K to give you sense of the scale.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has just granted Amazon Logistics, Inc. an experimental airworthiness certificate to allow the company to operate unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for research and development and crew training.
Piaggio has successfully removed the pilot from the Italian aircraft manufacturer's popular twin-engine, turboprop, pusher-type executive transport. The P.180 – affectionately referred to as "the flying catfish" – has been redesigned into an unmanned aircraft for the Italian Air Force, and it's got a new name: the…
Just flying around, minding my business, and this dude comes out of no where and starts sliding all over the place. #notbad
Since using a remote controlled helicopter with video goggles strapped to your face and spying on your neighbors is now a thing, why not populate the surface of mars with buzzing drones? Now NASA wants to supplement the Mars rover with a whirly bird to triple its daily operating range.
The proliferation of small, relatively inexpensive unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) presents the Federal Aviation Administration with a challenge in identifying people who don't follow the rules of the air or who endanger the nation's airspace. So, the agency is asking law enforcement for help.
With full cooperation of the airport authority, control tower and communication with the pilots, this drone video gets an unprecedented perspective of air and ground operations at a large international airport.
In the dawning era of unmanned air combat so many "new ideas" are actually far from fresh. It is stunning to examine unmanned technologies from decades ago, and realize just how far ahead of their time they truly were. One such weapon system that was less than famous but highly innovative was vertical takeoff and…
While the world is tied up in the mystery of what happened to Malaysian Air Flight 370, testers at Edwards AFB in south central California and at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland are hard at work developing the ultimate tool for solving such a mystery, the Northrop Grumman built MQ-4C Triton.
Christopher Kippenberger has brought a couple of our favorite things together: the cold, grey streets of Berlin, the growl of a Maserati V8, and some gorgeous film. But you can see good car porn anywhere. What makes this video unique is that it was filmed exclusively by drone.
Airborne drones are set to revolutionize car videos in the same way they've revolutionized remote bomb dropping. Here's what the Nurburgring looks like from a drone's perspective.