Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park land in Disneyland is well under construction, and the first video of its progress has surfaced. Set to open sometime in 2019, this ultra themed area is going to look like a planet called Batuu, an Outer Rim planet that has yet to be shown in any films, complete with attractions that tie into the storylines of all 10 movies, possibly with a life-sized Millennium Falcon yet. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The halo you see above this mountain isn't a UFO, but rather a clever photography trick by Reuben Wu. He created this effect by using LEDs mounted to drones to illuminate landscapes at night for his "Lux Noctis" series. The halos are flown above the peaks of mountains in circles during long-exposure photos. Continue reading a video, more pictures and information.
Not just any drone, the DroneHunter is armed with radar and a net to automatically intercept trespassing drones. This technology was developed start-up called Fortem Technologies and is based on DJI's octocopter. The radars are extremely lightweight, while being super efficient, drawing the same power as an LED light. Timothy Bean, CEO of Fortem Technologies, said that its main use will be by the U.S. military to protect fighters and bases at a safe stand-off distance with little collateral damage. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Syma's X20 Mini Pocket Drone includes a nifty auto hover function, and it's being offered for just $19.90 after clipping the product page coupon, today only, originally $39.99. At the push of a push of a button the quad will perform a smooth take off or landing without touching any of the joystick controls. With the help of an 6 axis gyro, stability and agility is achieved effortlessly. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video, more pictures and information.
Drones are getting more innovative by the day, and Alvix Explorer is no exception. Looking more like a camera lens than a drone, this compact device sports a double-rotor design for agility and size, enabling you to store it in just about any backpack or even some pockets. The double rotor design consists of four discs: one used as the alert lighting mechanism, two for the rotors, and a single rotor for the base. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Drocon's HACKER Drone may not have anything to do with computer, but it's a palm-sized quadcopter you can pick up for $39.99 shipped, today only, originally $89.99. Featuring a an integrated 720p HD camera that works with the controller buttons, a headless mode, one-touch flips as well as return, all packed into a palm-sized design. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review, more pictures and information.
Let's face it, electric cars haven't yet taken over the world, and that means charging them can be quite a hassle while on the road, especially outside large cities. The "Volt" drone aims to change that, as it's a subscription service that can be summoned with an app. Simply turn on your smartphone's GPS function, allow the service to locate your car, setup a payment method before the drone arrives, and you'll be ready to go once it's finished charging. Continue reading for more pictures.
HASAKEE's H6 Quadcopter Drone can be folded up and tucked away in your pocket, all for $25.99 shipped, today only. Featuring altitude hold, one button takeoff / landing, a 360° flip function, headless mode, three different rotor speed settings, and emergency stop. On a full charge, expect up to 10-minutes of continuous flight time. Product page. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
EACHINE's E58 WiFi FPV Drone is inspired by the DJI Mavic Pro, and can be picked up for just $59.24 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. In addition its folding design, the drone features a 2.0MP 720P wide angle camera, one button altitude hold, trajectory flight with smartphone control, and one key take off / landing. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video review, more pictures and information.
The Ehang 184 has gone through a multitude of tests these past few months, 1,000 test flights with human passengers to be more specific, and they included a 984-foot vertical climb while carrying over 500-pounds. Their most recent test flight covered 9.3-miles that saw the manned drone reach a top speed of 80.7 mph. For added safety, the team also tested it under high heat, heavy fog, night tests, and even a Category 7 typhoon with gale-force winds. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.