Amazon’s drone delivery has a home: Kentucky.  The tech giant will build a $1.39 billion hub for drone delivery service Amazon Prime Air at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, KentuckyThe Cincinnati Business Courier reported the news on Tuesday and Amazon confirmed it with a press release shortly after.  The 900-acre project will serve as Amazon’s primary air cargo hub and as the home to its fleet of Prime Air cargo planes. Amazon leased 40 dedicated cargo planes last year,  and 16 of them are in service today…

Flying is an energy-intensive activity. The birds and the bees don’t hover around incessantly like your little sister’s quadcopter. They flit to and fro, perching on branches and leaves while they plan their next move. Sure, a quadcopter can land on the ground, but then it has to spend more energy getting back to altitude. Researchers at Harvard decided to try to develop flying robots that can perch on various surfaces like insects can View original article at Hack A Day

FPV drones are a fun but often costly hobby for beginners. Opting for a smaller drone will reduce the chance of damaging the drone when one invariably crashes and the smaller props are also a lot safer if there are any innocent bystanders. YouTuber and Instructables user [Constructed] wanted a cheap FPV capable drone that they could comfortably fly in-and-out of doors, so of course they built their own. Once the drone’s frame was 3D printed, the most complex part about soldering four small-yet-powerful 8.5 mm motors to…

If your arm isn’t long enough to act as your personal selfie stick, and you’ve managed to lose every plastic selfie stick you’ve purchased, this may be for you.          View original article at USA Today

President Trump’s order to reduce regulations on small businesses has sparked concerns in the drone industry that seeks more federal rules in order to take flight.         View original article at USA Today

Apple’s Campus 2 is really coming together. A new video featuring drone footage of the campus has been uploaded, and it looks as though the Spaceship is about to be ready for take-off. The post New drone footage shows progress on Apple’s ‘Spaceship’ Campus 2 appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

While America’s most expensive surveillance drone, the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk, can stay aloft for 32 hours, the Pentagon is looking for a drone that can fly nonstop for a week or more at a time, if two recently submitted solicitations are to go by.In a solicitation published last November, the Department of Defense (DoD) is calling on contractors to submit designs for a low cost, ultra-long endurance UAV that can perform intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions for seven days or more. Specifically, the DoD wants…

Chinese drone manufacturer ZeroTech has announced it will release a 4K action camera later this year with an integrated 3-axis stabilizer built-in. It is expected to retail for somewhere between $400 and $500. The post Rollcap 4K action cam will have a built-in 3-axis image stabilizer appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Designs include the Vahana by Paris-based Airbus and Israeli tech firm Urban Aeronautics’ Cormorant (pictured) people-carrying drone which doubles up as an ‘air mule’ for military use. View original article at Daily Mail Online

[Yannick], aka [Gigawipf] brings us this (mostly) musical delicacy: a 3D-printed siren that’s driven by a brushless quadcopter motor, and capable of playing (mostly) any music that you’ve got the MIDI score for. This is a fantastic quickie project for any of you out there with a busted quad, or even some spare parts, and a 3D printer. Despite the apparent level of difficulty, this would actually be a great quickie weekend build. First stop is Thingiverse, for the Mini Air Raid Siren model. Start that printing and…