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The aerospace giant reveals its prototype for the “Stingray” project, an autonomous refueling drone for the U.S. Navy. Boeing is one of three companies competing for the contract, and the first to release an actual image. The post Boeing unveils prototype refueling tanker drone for aircraft carrier operations appeared first on Digital Trends View original article at Digital Trends

Spanish drone manufacturer Quaternium just used its amazing Hybrix.20 fuel-electric quadcopter to break drone flight records by staying aloft for four hours, 40 minutes. The post Watch a hybrid drone break records by hovering for more than four hours appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania created the world’s biggest drone swarm that doesn’t rely on either GPS or external motion capture in order to fly. Here is how it works. The post Watch this coordinated drone swarm fly in tight formation — without GPS appeared first on Digital Trends. View original article at Digital Trends

A DJI Phantom 4 at a launch event in 2016. (credit: Ron Amadeo) On September 21, 2017, just as dusk fell, Vyacheslav Tantashov launched his DJI Phantom 4 drone from a spot near Dyker Beach Park in Brooklyn, just southeast of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Tantashov wanted to see some spectacular views, he said, and he flew the drone nearly 280 feet up in the air and well out of his line of sight. The drone hovered over the shipping channel near Hoffman Island, some 2.5 miles from the…