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The Bionic Bird, A Drone Design That Emulates Nature

I always like unique drone designs, we've covered a few non-traditional ones before, this time I'd like to highlight the Bionic Bird. This one is definitely in a category all of its own. While you may have seen the SmartBird seagull inspired design from Festo, this design is much more bird-like. Throughout history man has dreamed [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:18-08:00September 29th, 2015|Crowdfunding, Drone Startups, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on The Bionic Bird, A Drone Design That Emulates Nature

Introducing The Fotokite Phi: The Simplest Drone To Operate, Period

FotoKite Phi Arguably the simplest aerial photography drone available, period. What may be considered by some to be a selfie-stick on steroids, the Fotokite Phi was designed to be as easy to operate as possible. Fold-out your drone, orient your camera, one-click to activate flight mode and your drone is airborne. Controlling the drone is done [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:20-08:00September 25th, 2015|Crowdfunding, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on Introducing The Fotokite Phi: The Simplest Drone To Operate, Period

An Underwater Drone That Could Change The Future Of Ocean Exploration

OpenROV Team The OpenROV Trident is an underwater drone that is being crowdfunded through Kickstarter. The funding campaign is still open, and at the time of this article, with another 42 days to go. Thats pretty amazing when you consider two things, they've already raised $466,107 and their initial fundraising goal was $50,000. Originally [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:24-08:00September 18th, 2015|Crowdfunding, Drone Startups, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on An Underwater Drone That Could Change The Future Of Ocean Exploration

The Zyro Is A Failed Kickstarter Gaming Drone I’d Still Like To Own

Zyro was an interesting Kickstarter campaign that never took off, even though IMHO, it sounds like a fun gaming drone concept. The Zyro™ DroneBall on Kickstarter The next time you're headed to the park to play a game of ball, forget about the ball. A new startup called Zyro wants to replace tennis [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:37-08:00July 29th, 2015|Crowdfunding, Drone Startups, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on The Zyro Is A Failed Kickstarter Gaming Drone I’d Still Like To Own

Introducing The Carbon Flyer, A Super Tough Carbon Fiber Fixed-wing

Carbon Flyer With so many new drone designs being crowdfunded these days, It’s starting to feel like the campaigns are starting to run together. That’s why when I see something unique, I have to share. That’s the case with the Carbon Flyer. The Carbon Flyer is a small, fixed-wing drone with two propellers. [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:42-08:00July 20th, 2015|Crowdfunding, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on Introducing The Carbon Flyer, A Super Tough Carbon Fiber Fixed-wing

If You Need To Carry Heavy Loads (Up to 9.4 lbs), Consider The KittyHawk

Mobile Recon Systems recently started a new Kickstarter campaign July 10th. The goal is to fund a super sized drone named the KittyHawk. The KittyHawk is, according to their Kickstart campaign, “a carbon fiber Quadcopter platform with 3 HD video cameras, 2 gimbals, up to 33m flight time.” With a goal $75,000, I’m a little [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:42-08:00July 20th, 2015|Crowdfunding, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on If You Need To Carry Heavy Loads (Up to 9.4 lbs), Consider The KittyHawk

When You Call Them “Gaming Drones,” You Know They Are Toys

Picture this, when you and a couple of your co-workers decide to take five for some office fun and instead of reaching for the old standbys, you pick up your smartphone controlled, fixed wing, mini gaming drone. If the TobyRich team, a small group of innovative toymakers, get's their KickStarter campaign funded, then you might start [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:48-08:00July 10th, 2015|Crowdfunding, Drone Startups, Drones, New Drones|Comments Off on When You Call Them “Gaming Drones,” You Know They Are Toys

IndieGoGo Scammer Makes $200k+ With Relabeled Chinese Products Including The “Wallet Drone”

Robert Morrison, IndieGoGo Scammer What would you do if you decided to help out what appears to be a promising crowdfunding project only to learn that the entire campaign is a scam? Sound unlikely, think again. Earlier this month, Gary Mortimer, of sUAS News, wrote an article that warns people about Robert Morrison and specifically the [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:56-08:00June 27th, 2015|Crowdfunding, Drone Startups, Drones, Scams|Comments Off on IndieGoGo Scammer Makes $200k+ With Relabeled Chinese Products Including The “Wallet Drone”