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GoPro Karma Drone Announced

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
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Karma, Much More than a Drone
Hollywood-Calier Stabilization in a Backpack for $799
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KARMA is here (and compact enough to go anywhere in a small backpack), along with an all-new lineup of HERO5 cameras- the HERO5 Black and HERO5 Session-to make it easier than ever to find the right camera for you.
This lineup combines the best of:

Waterproof durability without housing
Stabilization technology
Larger, improved touch display
Advanced audio capture
Voice control (in 7 languages)
RAW, WDR and distortion-free linear-view settings

We also rolled out a complete end-to-end storytelling solution and cloud-based subscription service, GoPro Plus , which allows you to auto-upload content to the cloud making it easier to access, edit and share your favorite GoPro moments.


Yuneec Unveils Compact, Easy-To-Use Ultra HD Flying Camera

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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Breeze is Controlled via Mobile Device, Includes Autonomous Flight and Instantaneous

Social Media Sharing Capabilities

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ONTARIO, Calif. (August 30, 2016) — Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced the availability of the Breeze, creating an all-new mass consumer category for the brand. The Breeze, the ultimate flying camera, is controlled via mobile device, has five easy-to-use flights modes and is able to seamlessly share to social media channels. The Breeze is now available at a suggested retail price of $499.99.

The Breeze is a flying camera designed to take ultra high resolution aerial photos and videos of the consumer. Its compact size makes the Breeze easy to transport. It can easily fly both indoors and outdoors and is intuitively controlled by a mobile device. The “Breeze Cam” APP, available for iOS and Android devices, includes five automated flight modes which makes getting the perfect shot easier than ever before. Once users complete their flight, they can download the aerial photos and videos instantly through the Breeze APP to share across their favorite social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and Whatsapp.

“With the popularity of selfies at an all-time high, we set out to create the ultimate, user-friendly flying camera which allows people to take their photos to new heights,” said Tian Yu, chief executive officer of Yuneec International. “The Breeze includes the Ultra HD and flight mode capabilities of our top end drones, and because of its size and ease of use, the Breeze seamlessly integrates into just about any activity, whether it’s a first time outdoor adventure or yearly gathering with friends and family.”

Yuneec is expanding its product lineup to make creative aerial possibilities available to even more consumers. The Breeze removes the intimidation of flying, while still providing the creative solutions consumers want to capture unique perspectives of their daily lives.

Yuneec offers a variety of creative aerial solutions, including the Tornado professional and the Typhoon enthusiast platforms. Yuneec’s SkyView FPV headset is compatible with the Tornado H920 and Typhoon H as well as other drone and consumer electronics products with HDMI output. Yuneec also manufactures the E-Go 2 electric skateboard for efficient and fun transportation.

The Breeze is available for $499.99 at retailers nationwide. For more information visit yuneec.com.


New FAA Rules for Commercial Drone Flights Expected This Week

Written by: Tony Korologos | Date: Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
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DSC_3818I just read an interesting AP article stating that new FAA rules for commercial drone flights are expected as early as TODAY, the 21st of June 2016.

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce as early as Tuesday the creation of a new category of rules for drones weighing less than 55 pounds. The long-anticipated rules would mean drone operators would be able to fly without special permission.

Personally I’ve been avoiding filing for an FAA 333 exemption (the current commercial approval by the FAA) because I don’t have the money for an attorney to draft one up, nor do I have the time or desire to wait six months to a year for a response. As a result, I’ve simply not pursued commercial endeavors with my drones.

The summary says operators must register their drones online and pass an aviation knowledge exam for drone pilots at an FAA-approved testing center. That would give them a drone pilot certification that’s good for 24 months. Operators must also present identification for a security vetting similar to that applied to general aviation pilots.

Hopefully new and sensible rules will make it easier for people like me to dive into aerial photography, aerial videography, thermography, mapping, or other areas drones are great for. Looking forward to these new rules asap!


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