UAVOS Completes Flight Tests of New Fixed-Wing UAV

UAVOS Inc. has announced that it has completed a series of test flights with its new Sitaria fixed–wing UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle). The new UAV is designed for patrol and observation missions, and for aerial photography of terrain area with a radius of up to 120 km. It has also been designed to work with a…

Commercial UAVs: Fad or the Future?

What is a UAV? UAVs or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, more commonly referred to as drones, have been in development since the early 20th century [1]. Originally intended for military uses such as carrying and detonating explosives remotely, a wave of civil and commercial UAVs have garnered significant attention in recent years. Though the original form…

Types of Drones: Multi-Rotor vs Fixed-Wing vs Single Rotor vs Hybrid VTOL

Although multi-rotors get most of the attention in the drone world, they are not the only option. If you’re serious about aerial mapping then you need to consider a fixed-wing aircraft, and single-rotor helis are also a great solution for some niche applications too. Here’s a run-down of the four main types of aerial drone platforms,…

DRONES IN AGRICULTURE | PERFORMANCE IS EVERYTHING

(Photo: Vulcan UAV) When it comes to using drones in agriculture, performance is everything. Drones in agriculture can be used to increase farm crop yields and accurately monitor fields, while simultaneously decreasing time, labor and resources. There are many benefits to drones in agriculture and by using professional quality components can you can increase performance…

SHOULD YOU USE PROFESSIONAL DRONES?

(Photo: Birdseye Productions) Professional drones have many advantages that standard hobby drones don’t quite fulfill. Even though many hobby drones can be customized with UAV kits, including multirotor motors, propellers and electronics, professional drones have an edge in commercial and industrial applications. ADVANTAGES OF PROFESSIONAL DRONES Buying or building your own professional drone has many…

COMMERCIAL UAVs

What is Commercial UAVs and How Will It Change The World as We Know It? The commercial UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) market, although still in its infant days, is expanding rapidly with a varied range of advanced software, hardware and operational products[1] . By incorporating the benefits of robotics and mobility, drones provide a flexible platform for remote sensing,…