Josh started in the drone community in 2012 with a drone news Twitter account. Over the years Josh has gained mass exposure from his aerial photography work and spends his days writing drone content for DroneDJ as well as pursuing his business. You can view Josh’s photography work on here.
Drones are being used to patrol the Papua New Guinea-Indonesia border. Its closure to stop the spread of COVID-19 hasn’t deterred everyone from crossing. Papua New Guinea is receiving the drones from the Australian Military, made possible by the partnership between the two countries.
EHang is working on using its passenger drones to deliver heavy air cargo after it received the go-ahead from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). EHang will be trailing the concept until enough data is collected to understand if the drones can be used in a larger area.
Autel Robotics has updated its Autel Explorer app by adding support for new features for the EVO II series and a few general feature updates for the app. This includes changing the maximum flight height to 2,640 feet (804 meters), well above the FAA’s max flight limit of 400 feet (121 meters).
It might seem hard to make money doing professional drone work. After all, there are already many successful drone companies providing movie-quality videography. But it’s not as hard as you might think, thanks to the powerful consumer-priced drones on the market from DJI, Autel Robotics, Yuneec, Parrot, and others.
A recent video posted by NBC News points out that drones are being used in Greece to monitor and keep beachgoers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a result of great weather and a loosening of restrictions that are allowing many to swarm the beach and enjoy the sun for the first time in a while.
While a few countries around the world are starting to recover from COVID-19, many are still just at the beginning of a difficult time. Drone footage taken in São Paulo, Brazil, has captured the massive affect COVID-19 is having on the Brazilian population, with cemeteries digging mass graves to accommodate the mounting deaths.
We are almost halfway into the year which has already had some significant new drone releases. How do these new drones compare to other hot models on the market? Let’s take a look at the latest offerings from DJI, Autel Robotics, and Skydio along with some models that are still going strong to identify the best consumer drones you can buy.