Sydney’s massive New Year’s Eve fireworks could be replaced by drones for good after Liberal councilor Craig Chung gave the go-ahead for the City of Sydney to report on the feasibility of using drones. The proposal came up due to the massive bushfires that destroyed much of eastern Australia.
Capture aerial photos with Autel’s EVO Quadcopter at $599 (Refurb, Orig. $999)
Today only, as part of its DealZone, B&H offers the Autel Robotics EVO Quadcopter in refurbished condition for $599 shipped. Usually selling for $999 in new condition, like you’ll find at B&H, today’s offer saves you $400, beats the lowest new condition offer we’ve seen by $300, and is the best we’ve tracked. Drone cinematographers will certainly appreciate the EVO Quadcopter’s 4K60 video recording capabilities, but other notable features here include a 4.4-mile range, and GPS as well as GLONASS positioning. Plus, once you’re done flying, it can also fold into a more compact package for convenient transportation. Rated 4.8/5 stars from over 135 pilots and you can check out our hands-on coverage of the drone for a closer look. Includes a 1-year warranty with purchase. More below.
An early bushfire detection system is currently seeking funding to be deployed before Australia’s next bushfire season thanks to UNSW Digital Grid Futures Institute, a research group headed by Professor Joe Dong. The new system will utilize drones equipped with an array of sensors to monitor changes that could mean a bushfire is nearing.