Yesterday

Aerial footage has emerged of the oil spill in Mauritius. Already, it appears to have caused extensive damage. The country has declared an environmental emergency as a result of the spill – and it’s easy to see why.

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Ever wonder how you safely transport a huge rig over a long distance on water? The team transporting the drilling rig used a drone to ensure everything went well.

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CASA has put out a message looking to the community for help to find a drone that was spotted by pilots coming in to land at Sydney airport. The drone appeared to be blue in color and one meter by one meter in size.

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Last week, the DJI Fly app received an update that gives an improved battery display and more control over the DJI Mavic Air 2‘s gimbal, allowing cinematic footage to be captured. This new update truly allows you to take control over your Mavic Air 2 and adjust it to suit your needs.

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Along with a DJI Fly update, the DJI Mavic Air 2 has seen its own update improving the Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS) safety settings and the camera settings. The new update allows for easier control over safety settings and introduces new zoom modes.

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August 9

Parrot Anafi Drone bundle drops to $535 (Refurb, Orig. $900), more from $64

Today only, Woot is discounting a selection of Parrot Drones with prices starting at $64 Prime shipped. Delivery will run you an extra $6 otherwise. One standout is on the Parrot Anafi Drone Extended Bundle at $534.99 in certified refurbished condition. Down from its origional $900 going rate, and still typically fetching that much in new condition, today’s offer is $65 under our previous mention and a new all-time low. Complete with 2-hours of flight time per charge, Parrot Anafi has a 4-kilometer range for getting those scenic aerial shots. And to really help with its photography and videography capabilities, there’s a 4K HDR camera that’s supplemented with a 180° vertical swivel gondola. There’s also two extra batteries, a carrying case included, and extra accessories. Includes a 90-day warranty. Rated 4.2/5 stars from over 145 customers and you can learn more over at DroneDJ.

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