This is What a Drone Strike Would Do to an Airplane

As drones continue to explode in popularity, there have been more and more stories of operators flying way too close to airplanes. Now new research is revealing just how much damage a direct drone strike would do to an airplane’s wing. Scientists at the University of Dayton Research Institute have published results of impact tests that they say “prove large aircraft won’t always win in collision with small drones.” The test was designed to mimic a midair collision between an airplane and a drone at 238 miles per hour. Scientists launched a 2.1-pound DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter at
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What Would Actually Happen If a Drone Hit an Aircraft

What Would Actually Happen If a Drone Hit an Aircraft There's a been a lot of back and forth in recent years about the risk drones pose to airplanes and the type of damage they could possibly cause if an impact were to occur, but little true research has been done. This video follows a research team that used an air cannon to fire a drone at an airplane wing to study the damage that occurred. [ Read More ]

The Mavic Pro 2 Image Quality Might Not Be Hasselblad Quality

The Mavic Pro 2 Image Quality Might Not Be Hasselblad Quality The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Hasselblad is how expensive the gear is, and secondly, the amazing quality of the images, and what you get with the medium format sensor regarding dynamic range and the great colors images taken with the cameras they contain. But when they partnered with DJI with the Mavic Pro 2, image quality seems to be a problem. [ Read More ]

This ‘Flying Battery’ Drone Can Fly Two Hours on a Single Charge

If you’re an aerial photographer who’s frustrated with the maximum flight times of the latest drones, you might want to keep an eye on the startup company Impossible Aerospace. It has developed a drone called the US-1 that can fly a whopping two hours on a single charge. That maximum flight time is roughly five times the 25-30 minute max offered by competitors on the market such as the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. Once drained, the drone can also recharge to 75% in about 45 minutes of charging. What sets the drone apart is that the whole thing was designed
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Medium Format Meets the M600

Medium Format Meets the M600 Recently, Hasselblad released a 20-megapixel, 1-inch sensor on DJI's new Mavic 2 Pro, but in the grand scheme of things, Hasselblad may have a few bigger plans for the future when it comes to cameras that can fly. Having the ability to throw an A6D on a Matrice 600 Pro to capture 100-megapixel raw images has never been so easy. [ Read More ]

These Glowing Symbols in Landscapes Were Shot Using a Drone Light

After using light-equipped drones to illuminate landscapes and create halos over rock pinnacles, photographer Reuben Wu is back with another creative drone light-painting photo series. Titled Aeroglyph, the photos show glowing symbols hovering over waters. All the symbols are traced during long-exposure photos using a distant drone that’s carrying a lighting rig. The plus and minus were shot over the Pacific Ocean, while the square and triangle were captured over Lake Michigan. “This is an evolution of my Lux Noctis series, where I’m focusing on the actual light path rather than the illuminated landscape,” Wu tells PetaPixel.
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