Automated winch for drones can deliver any box up to 22 pounds

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Commercial drone solutions specialist A2Z Drone Delivery has announced its second-generation automated delivery winch, RDS2 (Rapid Delivery System 2). The company says its latest product offers the highest payload capacity (22 pounds) of any tethered delivery system on the market, and also eliminates the need for specialty payload boxes.

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Cargo drone maker Windracers secures additional funding for delivery trials

Cargo drone manufacturer Windracers, which counts the British Royal Mail among its partners, has won its third round of funding from the Future Flight challenge at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The fresh capital will help Windracers to further middle-mile drone delivery trials and regulatory work with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

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American Robotics owner Ondas finalizes Airobotics acquisition

Ondas Networks has had finalized agreements to purchase automated UAV systems company Airobotics in a deal that will pair the Israeli firm with American Robotics‘ groundbreaking beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone services to industrial and infrastructure clients.

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DJI Mavic Mini versus hornets video shows drone besting bugs

In another example of the ways drones are being used in rapidly diversifying missions, an amateur pilot has uploaded a video demonstrating his deployment of a DJI Mavic Mini to rid his yard of a hornets’ nest. Though the operation wasn’t quick, clean, or easy, the tech eventually prevailed over pests – ish.

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SkyeBrowse drone 3D modeling platform goes ‘Hyper’

Drone start-up SkyeBrowse, whose reality capture platform allows DJI and Autel users to create accurate 3D models at the press of a button, has launched a new, upgraded version of its proprietary software: Hyper.

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DJI updates Mimo app requirements: Android 7, iOS 11 no longer supported

DJI has just rolled out the latest version of its Mimo smartphone app for Android and iOS devices. While the update is focused primarily on fixing minor issues and optimizing the overall app quality, Mimo is now formally bidding adieu to Android 7 and iOS 11.

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