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This is a media curation page for the PIRatE Lab's AARR Program.  We are developing practical, low cost programs to monitor resources in our coastal zone (the land near the ocean and the ocean near the land) with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs aka "drones") overhead and subtidal Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) .  Enjoy!!  
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The US government can’t use DJI drones — but here are five it just approved

The US government can’t use DJI drones — but here are five it just approved | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Today, the DoD’s Defense Innovation Unit is announcing not one, not two, but five such drones that have been tested, approved, and are now formally available for government use — including two from formerly consumer-focused drone companies Skydio (based in California) and Parrot (based in France).
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Mavic 2 Pro Video Settings – Demystified!

Mavic 2 Pro Video Settings – Demystified! | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Part One of Three in this Series. At first glance, this may be the most boring blog post ever. Or, it might be the most important if you are fumbling over your video settings. Drone video settings and how they work is still the subject of much confusion in the DJI community.  I am no […]
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Good general info for DJI's current workhorse for the entry level prosumer market.
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DJI Demands Withdrawal of 'Misleading' Drone Strike Video

DJI Demands Withdrawal of 'Misleading' Drone Strike Video | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Last month, the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) published an article and video showing what happens when a drone collides with an airplane
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Understanding Drone FPV Live Video, Antenna Gain And Range

Understanding Drone FPV Live Video, Antenna Gain And Range | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
FPV live video transmitter and antenna receiver signalling technology explained. How to increase video range using antenna gain and drones with longest range
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Pretty poor writing on display here, but the content is a good overview of data/telemetry range for entry level prosumer drones.
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The US just showed it still believes Chinese-made drones are a security risk

The US just showed it still believes Chinese-made drones are a security risk | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
The US Department of the Interior has announced that it will maintain its ban on nonemergency drones as it continues to review the technology for potential threats to national security. The more than 800 drones used by the department are made by Chinese companies like DJI or have Chinese-made parts.
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DJI- Return to your senses, Phantom 4 teaser video

DJI- Return to your senses, Phantom 4 teaser video | Remotely Piloted Systems | Scoop.it
Nicely done DJI, much like the Inspire which has seemingly had tactically leaked images the Phantom 4 is looking like some pictures already doing the rounds. An image that is doing the rounds shows what might be new sensors on the bottom, the cooling grills which make an appearance in the video the larger motors.…Read more →
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Clearly UAV are some kind of new "it" thing and DJI is one of the leaders of "cool" or "desirous" consumer electronics ala Apple products.  They have been elevated to the speculation-worthy category of "what is coming and when?"

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