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I Bet We Can Identify This Car That's Being Used To Launch A Very Early Drone Aircraft I Bet We Can Identify This Car That's Being Used To Launch A Very Early Drone Aircraft

Most people don’t realize just how long unmanned aircraft have been around; basic autopilot technology is well over a century old, and radio-controlled drones pre-date WWII. This exciting picture shows a GM A-1 drone from 1946, being launched by a great-looking car. What is that car?

All Those Daytona 500 Crashes Even Took Out One Of Fox’s Camera Drones All Those Daytona 500 Crashes Even Took Out One Of Fox’s Camera Drones

The Daytona 500 didn’t go too well for quite a few racers yesterday and it also did not go well for Fox Sports’ new tethered camera drone. During one of the many crashes a piece of debris smacked the drone right out of the sky.

This Could Be the First Drone-Caused Aircraft Crash In the US This Could Be the First Drone-Caused Aircraft Crash In the US

For years, there’s been a growing concern from federal agencies and aviophobics over the effect of millions of remote-controlled flying machines populating airspaces. A recent crash might be the first US case that proves that drones are in fact hazards for larger flying machines that carry people.

DJI's New Mavic Air Is So Small It Fits in a Jacket Pocket DJI's New Mavic Air Is So Small It Fits in a Jacket Pocket

DJI just revealed a new, delightfully tiny drone called the Mavic Air. It’s a lot like the DJI Spark, announced last year, but its rotor arms fold in making the little bitty aircraft even more little bitty. If you set the Mavic Air on the table next to your smartphone, you’d find they have about the same size…

The FAA Will Ban Drones From Flying Near Nuclear Research Labs, for Some Reason The FAA Will Ban Drones From Flying Near Nuclear Research Labs, for Some Reason

Oak Ridge. Y-12. Los Alamos. For drone operators it appears these and four other Department of Energy nuclear research facilities were theoretically places an unmanned aircraft could have been flown. And for the next week and a half that remains the case until new FAA restrictions take effect on December 29th.

Drone Gang Jailed After Impressive 49-Flight Prison Smuggling Run Drone Gang Jailed After Impressive 49-Flight Prison Smuggling Run

People have been using drones to smuggle goods for years. Porn, weapons, drugs—god, so many drugs. The tiny whirring machines have proven discreet little contraband-transport contraptions, but one smuggling operation’s astoundingly successful run just got grounded.

Amazon Wants to Protect You From Falling Drones by Making Them Self-Destruct Amazon Wants to Protect You From Falling Drones by Making Them Self-Destruct

It was almost two years ago to the day when Amazon released a cheeky video detailing its plans to conquer the skies with a fleet of package-delivering drones. We’re still waiting for these unmanned aircraft to replace standard trucks and delivery personnel, but it’s clear Amazon hasn’t abandoned the idea. Earlier this…

Homeland Security Thinks DJI Is Using Its Drones to Spy on America Homeland Security Thinks DJI Is Using Its Drones to Spy on America

Various members of the Trump administration, including the president himself, are famous for buying into crazy conspiracy theories. Now, the Los Angeles office of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has come up with a whopper of its own. These guys think China is spying on unsuspecting…

Any Advice For A New Drone Pilot? Any Advice For A New Drone Pilot?

The unmanned aerial vehicles, quadcopters and/or aerobats we all call “drones” have become so commonplace that you can pick one up in a drug store along with your toilet paper and candy. I have big dreams of flying a fancy one, but today my quest begins modestly.

A Drone Caused Serious Damage After Crashing Into An Army Helicopter Over Staten Island A Drone Caused Serious Damage After Crashing Into An Army Helicopter Over Staten Island

A civilian drone flying well over the regulated height above Staten Island crashed into a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter last week, causing an alarming amount of damage, according to Army officials with the 82nd Airborne Division via The New York Post.

This Footage of a Drone Buzzing a Cargo Train Turned My Stomach Inside Out This Footage of a Drone Buzzing a Cargo Train Turned My Stomach Inside Out

Your childhood fantasies of soaring through the air like Iron Man or Superman will seem far less fantastic after this sobering first-person footage of a drone racing alongside a moving cargo train reveals just how terrifying (and slightly nauseating) it would be to actually fly.

US Army to Troops: Immediately Stop Using Off-the-Shelf DJI Drones, Especially on the Battlefield US Army to Troops: Immediately Stop Using Off-the-Shelf DJI Drones, Especially on the Battlefield

The US Army has ordered all service members to immediately cease using drones manufactured by Chinese tech company DJI, hinting the company’s products could be easily compromised by third parties.

Look At This Adorable Baby Drone And Be Sad No More Look At This Adorable Baby Drone And Be Sad No More

Look at how CUTE this baby drone is.

The DJI Spark Is an Incredibly Exciting Start to an Insane Future The DJI Spark Is an Incredibly Exciting Start to an Insane Future

Small drones are not new. Toy-sized quadcopters have been on the market for years helping kids (and dads) start flying for a relatively reasonable price and not much expertise. Yet small drones that can do almost anything a big drone can do? That’s new. And that’s what makes the DJI Spark so exciting.

UK Government Says Almost All Drones Will Now Need to Be Registered UK Government Says Almost All Drones Will Now Need to Be Registered

The government of the UK said on Saturday all drones larger than 250 grams—slightly more than half a pound, for all you ignorant Americans—will need to be registered with the Department of Transport following a report by aviation authorities drones as small as 400 grams could damage helicopter windshields. Drone…

Don't Blink or You'll Miss the World's Fastest Drone Flying Faster Than a Sports Car Don't Blink or You'll Miss the World's Fastest Drone Flying Faster Than a Sports Car

Watching first-person footage of racing drones makes it seem like the tiny craft fly somewhere close to the speed of light. In reality, due to the limits of their human pilots, they top at around 80 miles per hour. That’s incredibly fast, but the Drone Racing League managed to double that with a new world record speed…

Israel Is Buying Drones That Fly With Machine Guns Israel Is Buying Drones That Fly With Machine Guns

The Israeli military is taking drone warfare to a new level with its procurement of small multi-rotor drones that can carry machine guns and other kinds of weapons. A former Israeli Special Forces veteran and another ex-Israeli military friend are making the drones through their Florida startup, Duke Robotics.

That Store-Bought Drone You Fly For Fun Can Probably Carry A Payload That Store-Bought Drone You Fly For Fun Can Probably Carry A Payload

A former intelligence officer who now owns a consumer drone company fears it’s a matter of time before ordinary, increasingly common drones become a weaponized threat to the public unless the federal government acts fast. He knows how consumers are modifying them to work beyond their intended capabilities, potentially…

Oscar Mayer Made a Drone to Rain Hot Dogs Down on Humanity Oscar Mayer Made a Drone to Rain Hot Dogs Down on Humanity

As is currently en vogue for any company making a product that ends up in consumers’ hands, Oscar Mayer is expanding its Wienermobile fleet with a phallic flying drone that can (supposedly) drop a single hot dog on someone not too worried about what they’re eating. If Silicon Valley had its way, we’d only eat things…

Rally Footage Worth Losing A Drone Over Rally Footage Worth Losing A Drone Over

The World Rally Championship visited Sardinia earlier this month, a rough, high-flying event that ate at least one drone. Here’s the (non-crashing) footage that made one drone’s demise worth it, at least in my eyes.

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