New DJI Mini 3 leaks offer product clues, pricing confusion

There’s no holding a determined drone leaker back – or that would at least seem to be the case following another visual offering of the step-down Mini 3 that DJI is rumored to be developing as a more affordable option to its Mini 3 Pro. As was the case with yesterday’s leak (and countless others offering clues on products DJI […]

Archer’s Maker eVTOL prototype makes its first full transition flight

Next-generation aircraft developer Archer passed another milestone in what had already been an eventful year for the company, with its Maker prototype electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft making its first full transition flight this week. Archer announced the news two days after Maker on Tuesday successfully completed what sector experts consider one of, if not the most critical […]

Michigan State Court Rules Out Local Drone Ordinances

The Court of Appeals for the State of Michigan has decided in support of the use of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), such as remote-controlled aircraft, helicopters, and drones. The decision upholds federal and state laws over local drone ordinances. The state’s drone preemption law (MCL 259.305) was put to the test in a lawsuit, and […]

DJI’s latest Mavic 3 quadcopter hits $1,549 all-time low in rare refurb sale (Save $650)

DJI’s official eBay storefront is now discounting its latest flagship drone. Dropping the in-house refurbished Mavic 3 Quadcopter to its lowest price ever, the recent release now starts at $1,549 shipped. Down from the original $2,199 price tag you’d more regularly pay, today’s offer amounts to $650 in savings alongside delivering the best discount yet. […]

Matternet begins production of FAA-certified delivery drones in US 

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a production certificate to California-based Matternet for its M2 delivery drone. This makes Matternet the first and, at present, the only company able to produce certified delivery drones in the US. The development comes weeks after the M2 aircraft achieved FAA standard type certification, the first of its kind for a […]

Leaked DJI Mini 3 images suggest a nearing non-Pro drone soon

Hot on the heels of the rollout of its more affordable Mavic 3 Classic last month, DJI looks poised to replicate the same step-down strategy of its drone development with a rumored Mini 3 launch. Expectations of a looming Mini 3 introduction rose even higher Thursday with the tweet of two drone images by reliable DJI leaker DealsDrones. Though the message […]

Skypersonic delivers NASA drone for simulated Mars mission

Remotely piloted drone tech and services company Skypersonic has made delivery of its specially designed and tested hardware and software package to NASA for use in a year-long simulated Mars mission. Red Cat Holdings-owned Skypersonic created the remotely controlled drone and rover platform tailored to the requirements of NASA’s simulated Mars mission, including the ability of vehicles to handle the […]