Drone Swarms for Firefighting: the Future of Fire Supression?

Are drone swarms for firefighting the future of fire supression?  New work from engineer and mathematician Elena Ausonio and a team of Italian researchers suggests that they could be. The following is a guest post by Max Lenz, Executive Editor and project manager at the Berlin-based DroneMasters Boost GmbH and editor of the weekly DroneMasters […] The post Drone Swarms for Firefighting: the Future of Fire Supression? appeared first on DRONELIFE

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Wingcopter 198 is the world’s first triple-drop delivery drone

Check out the Wingcopter 198, an autonomous delivery drone that can deliver up to three packages to multiple locations during a single flight.

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Helicopter is Full of Compressed Air

[Tom] likes to build little helicopters and decided to build one that runs on compressed air. (Video, embedded below.) Turns out it was a little harder than he thought. Originally, he was trying for a compressed air quadcopter. He’d already worked with an air turbine, but putting on a vehicle that can lift itself into the air turns out to have a lot of hidden gotchas.
[Tom] went through a lot of design considerations to arrive at the helicopter design. He considered counter-rotating props, but there were a host of problems involved. He finally settled on a single prob with a

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How Best To Get Your Project On Hackaday

We’re blessed to have such a great community at Hackaday. Our tipline often overfloweth with all manner of projects and builds of all stripes. We see it all here, from beginners just starting out with their first Arduino to diehard hackers executing daringly complex builds in their downtime, and everything in between.
If you’re sitting there in the grandstands, watching in awe, you might wonder what it takes to grace these hallowed black pages. In life, nothing is guaranteed, but I’ve been specially authorised to share with you a few tips that can maximise your chances of seeing your project on

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Drones create impressively gigantic light painting of a football player

Spanish artist Frodo Alvarez, AKA ‘Children of Darklight’, teamed up with UMILES and Creartys to create a 40-meter-high light painting of a football player. The painting was made using five drones which were each programed to follow a specific light path, and then captured using an Olympus OM-D E-M1 mark II. Read more..

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Wingcopter Triple Drop Delivery Drone

Meet the Wingcopter triple drop delivery drone, the Wingcopter 198.  The German developer, manufacturer and service provider says that the new Wingcopter triple drop delivery vehicle could set a new industry standard in the competitive drone delivery sector

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DJI drone contest invites your best impossible shot

Drone giant DJI has launched a new contest to put your flying skills and creativity to the test, with the winner set to receive one of its newest drones.

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Avigation is not a typo; it’s a threat to drone ops say two industry orgs

The nation’s leading consumer electronics and top unmanned aviation orgs are not huge fans of avigation easements. Note: That’s not a typo, but we’ll explain

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Drones for the Environment: Battling Trash in San Francisco Estuaries

The combination of AI-powered software and drones for the environment is incredibly effective.   In this first part of a two-part series, read about how researchers in San Francisco are using drone imagery to help clean up San Francisco’s estuaries

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As India breaks another global Covid-19 record and hospitals run out of oxygen, countries pledge assistance and aid – CNN

As India breaks another global Covid-19 record and hospitals run out of oxygen, countries pledge assistance and aid  CNN India hits new record with COVID-19 infections, US vows aid  Fox NewsWhat you need to know about the coronavirus right now  Yahoo NewsDrone images of mass cremations as India battles Covid-19  CNNIndia reports record Covid cases for a fifth straight day with more than 350,000 new infections  CNBCView Full Coverage on Google News

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