InterDrone Stories September 4

DroneInch announces the industry’s first low-cost pay-by-mission Drone Flight Automation solution

DroneInch announces the industry’s first low-cost pay-by- mission Drone Flight Automation solution on economical off-the-shelf drones for inspections, surveys, and deliveries.

Auterion announces MAVSDK Software Development Kit for the drone communications protocol MAVLink

Auterion, the leading open-source operating system for enterprise drones, today announced the release of MAVSDK, a set of libraries in different programming languages (C++, Python, Swift, Java) that provide a high-level API to the MAVLink protocol for communication between a ground control station and drones, or the drone and a payload sensor.

InterDrone Stories September 12, 2018

Impossible Aerospace first showed their new drone the US-1 at InterDrone last week. What sets this drone apart from all other quadcopters, is its 2-hour flight time. This unmanned aircraft is uniquely designed with the batteries forming an integral part of its structure. As a result, the drone can fit many more batteries and thus achieve its extra long flight time. A little background information on the company and its founder may explain this radical approach to the design of the drone. The US start-up Impossible Aerospace was founded by former Tesla module battery design engineer Spencer Gore in 2016. The Sunnyvale, California-based company has received $9.4 million in a Series A funding to develop the drone.

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InterDrone Stories September 6, 2018

This morning InterDrone started with the Grand Opening keynote address from Dan Elwell, the Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). During his speech, Elwell reiterated that “the FAA is open for business.” InterDrone will run until Friday and is taking place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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InterDrone Stories September 5, 2018

Right at the start of the InterDrone show in Las Vegas, Parrot introduces two new drones; the ANFI Work and the senseFly eBee X. Let’s take a look at the ANAFI Work first. As the name implies, the drone is geared towards the commercial drone market. The drone features 4K HDR video and a 21 MP camera to take high-resolution images.  It features a new gimbal design with 2 mechanical axes and 1 digital axis for stabilized video footage. One of the features that set the ANAFI apart is the 90 degrees upward tilting camera, which can be very helpful for inspections of buildings and bridges.

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InterDrone is about to get started in Las Vegas. Tomorrow morning at 9:45 am PST the Grand Opening keynotes will start. First, we have Dan Elwell, who is the Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Followed by Michael Chasen, the CEO of PrecisionHawk. InterDrone runs from Wednesday 9/4 until Friday 9/7 and DroneDJ is present to bring you the news and industry insights from the event, that markets itself as the largest commercial drone event in North America.

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