French drone tourist faces spy charges in Iran

A French tourist detained by Iran 10 months ago has finally been charged. Benjamin Briere was arrested after flying a drone near the Iran-Turkmenistan border. His lawyer says the drone tourist faces spy charges and may endure a long prison sentence if found guilty. Briere is in prison in the city of Mashhad and is […]

Nurk puts DJI FPV drone to range test

Regardless of what you think about DJI’s new FPV drone – and opinions are pretty divided – there’s no denying that its pricey battery can take you for a pretty good trek. But how will the Command and Control link hold up during a longer voyage? And will the V2 Goggles still look clear? Nurk […]

FCC listing: Could the new DJI Air 2S be FPV-capable?

The new FCC listing contains some tidbits, as noted by colleague Josh Spires, about an upcoming Mavic Air 2s. There’s not much information yet, but it does open the door to informed speculation on what that product might include. When the FCC listings are released, everyone in the biz starts mining them for clues. What […]

That FPV bowling video? Here’s more by the same pilot!

Well, that blew up fast. Last week, soon after Jay Christensen of Rally Studios in Minneapolis posted his now-famous Right Up Our Alley video, it went viral. And deservedly so. We knew when we saw it that this video would go somewhere. I mean, it had everything: Great shooting, amazing locations – it even featured quotes from […]

Search and rescue drones tested at an offshore wind farm

DEME Offshore and Sabca have worked together to test out search and rescue drones at the Rentel offshore wind farm in the North Sea. The trials come as the drones are readied for autonomous surveillance, rescue, and detection missions in the near future. The drone trial is the first commercial, cross-border, beyond visual line of […]

Yemen’s Houthis hit Saudi Arabia airports with drones again

Yemen’s Houthi forces have once again announced that they have hit neighboring Saudi Arabian airports with attack drones as the group continues to face off against the Saudi-led military. The news comes directly from the group’s spokesperson Yahya Sarea. The drone attacks appear to be the first since they stopped about a week ago. According […]

Should I buy the DJI Mini 2?

  The DJI Mini 2 launched in November 2020, it’s a compact, folding drone, like almost all Mavic drones before it. As an update to the original DJI Mavic Mini, the Mini 2 has almost the exact same airframe parts, measuring and weighing in at almost exactly the same size and weight. The differences worth […]