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I Flew an Expensive Drone Into a Fence at Top Speed and You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

I swear it was an accident. For two weeks, I flew the DJI Phantom 4 as often as possible, to learn about its quirky but impressive feature set. When it came time for the final test — seeing how obstacle avoidance worked at high speeds — it slipped my mind that the technology doesn’t work at all at high speeds. Read More >>

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Is the DIY Drone Movement About to Launch a Billion-Dollar Industry?

Back in the 1970s, hobbyists like Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak built homebrew computers that eventually fuelled the lucrative PC revolution. Now, a new movement of hobbyists is trying to imitate this DIY strategy to jumpstart the drone industry. But can today's calculated drone entrepreneurialism really be considered "DIY" at all? Read More >>

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How I Failed to Become a Drone Pilot

Drones are fun. Let's just get that out there. The small, semi-affordable aircraft that violate some people's privacy, hurt others' faces, and generally cause trouble are super duper fun. They're also very, very complicated. Read More >>

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Watch a Pro Golfer Knock a Drone From the Sky With One Golf Ball

Shooting down a flying drone is challenging even for machine gun-wielding sharpshooters. But professional golfer Keegan Bradley just made it look easy, swatting a DJI Phantom out of the sky with just a well-aimed golf ball. Thankfully, the quadcopter was carrying a GoPro, so we could see the whole thing unfold. Poor drone. Read More >>

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This Drone Footage of an Erupting Volcano is Absolutely Nuts

Put your face close to your screen and hit play. This short video, uploaded by YouTuber Shaun O'Callaghan, was shot from a DJI Phantom quad-copter as Yasur volcano on Tanna Island in Vanuatu erupted. Read More >>

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Watch This Poor Guy Lose a Grand’s Worth of Kit in Icy Waters

Drones: The future humans won't have to do some very dangerous things. That includes not piloting vehicles for crazy aerial photography. And this video proves that we're better off letting the drones do the dirty for us. About four minutes in, the UAV takes a dive into the drink. Brr. Read More >>