Drone reveals trouble brewing in ‘harmless’ drum during Florida hazmat scare

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Residents and businesses in the 4000 block of Louis Avenue in Holiday, Florida, knew things were serious when Pasco County Fire Rescue issued evacuation orders last week. But just “how serious” is something that even first responders didn’t fully understand until they had a thermal drone up in the air to monitor what was initially considered a “small fire?”

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Why scientists are using thermal drones to count flying foxes in Australia

As pollinators of the forests, the iconic gray-headed flying fox, a megabat native to Australia, plays an extremely important role in the continent’s biodiversity. But the species is increasingly at risk of extinction. And effective monitoring has become imperative for more reliable conservation management.

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Thermal-equipped drone finds missing man in rescue

Another search for a missing person has ended with a positive result, thanks to the use of a drone equipped with a thermal camera. You couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.

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The Revolve Thermal MK.III based on the DJI Mavic 2 drone

Remember the modified DJI Mavic 2 Zoom with the FLIR Boson thermal camera, that we covered earlier this year? Well, that was a prototype said Sheldon Holy from UK-based Drone Doctor and now also Revolve Drones. Now they’re back with a new and production ready version, the Revolve Thermal MK.III. The Boson 320 sensor has double the resolution of the sensor in the Mavic 2 Dual (320×240 resolution vs. 160×120), and a much narrower field of view (34° vs 57°). This allows the MK.III to detect a given heat signature at up to five times the distance that the Mavic 2 Dual is capable of, according to Revolve Drones. Keep reading for all the details but this may very well be the best drone for first responders right now, although it seems that new competition may be around the corner with the new Evo Autel 2 and Skydio 2 drones.

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Thermal camera for the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise delayed?

It seems that today’s announcement of what we assume is a new thermal camera for the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise might be delayed. We have reached out to DJI for an official statement, but have not heard back as of yet. I hope this is not the beginning of a new trend. I’m sure you remember, the delay of the release of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom last summer. As soon as we hear back from DJI, we will update you here on DroneDJ.

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Thermal camera for the Mavic 2 Enterprise? A DJI Enterprise announcement

DJI Enterprise sent out a tweet today announcing the introduction of something new on December 17th, at 9 am EST. The accompanying image shows what seems to be a hot cup of coffee, taken with a thermal or infrared camera. There is also a bit of a cryptic message saying: “It’s going to be ” Will it be a thermal camera for the Mavic 2 Enterprise?

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