Yuneec’s Typhoon quadcopters are sold with a camera and gimbal attached to the drone; however, a handle is also included in the kits for removing the camera and gimbal from the drone and operating it handheld.
Is a surprising bit of news today, Hasselblad and DJI announced today that the drone manufacturer has acquired a strategic minority stake in Hasselblad. [Read more…]
Today, the United States Department of Transportation put a task force in place to develop recommendations for a federal drone registry. The task force’s recommendations are due by November 20 and the government wants the registry in place by mid-December. [Read more…]
Not a week goes by without some kind of drone incident popping in our news feeds. Stories about drones interfering with commercial flights and even police and firefighting aircraft are becoming far too common.
And now we can’t have nice things… [Read more…]
Yuneec has announced a new drone for mirrorless cameras and other compact cameras that are a bit larger than GoPro and other small action cameras. The Yuneec Tornado H920 features six rotors and can is compatible with the Panasonic GH4 and Sony A7R II using the 360-degree panorama capable GB603 gimbal. [Read more…]
The FAA has issued a prohibition on flying any drones during the Papal Visit from September 22-27 in Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia. [Read more…]
The drone industry is one of the major emerging gadget markets for in visual media right now (360° video and VR is the other big one). So far, the drone industry has been dominated by DJI, which recently received a $75M investment on what could be a $10B valuation. So yeah, the drone market is huge and is still just getting started.
Earlier this year, we saw 3D Robotics surge into direct competition with DJI when 3DR launched its Solo drone at NAB. On the edge of the radar though, Yuneec Aviation has started catching looks with what appears to be a very mature product line in its Typhoon Q500+ and Q500 4K models. Earlier this week, Yuneec added to the Typhoon line with the GoPro-toting Typhoon G.
To make things even more interesting for a third major player in the drone market, Yuneec received a $60M investment from Intel Capital last week. [Read more…]