Wisconsin DNR releases new guidelines for deer recovery with drones

On September 14, 2023 the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources released new guidelines for the use of UAS (Unmanned Aerial System, A.K.A. drones) as it relates to hunting related activities. I was able to obtain a copy of the newly published guidelines which clarify the manner in which drones could […]

Autel Evo Max 4T: A Powerful Drone for Public Safety

View pricing information and bundles January 5, 2023: Drone maker Autel Robotics announced the release of a new Enterprise Drone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The Evo Max 4T is clearly aimed at the public safety market with capabilities similar to DJI’s flagship M30T drone. Prior […]

Autel Announces New Evo2 V3 and Live Deck

New Autel Drones For IFA 2022 Include Autel EVO II V3 Series Click here for pricing Six updated EVO II drones, new Live Deck, and new Smart Controllers Washington, United States, September 1, 2022 – Drone maker Autel Robotics is announcing new drones and supporting products at IFA 2022, including the new […]

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Proposed legislation seeks to ground most of Wisconsin’s Public Safety Drone Fleet

A bill proposed by Wisconsin Lawmakers seeks to prohibit Wisconsin’s “local government units” from possessing or utilizing drones possessing or using drones manufactured or distributed by SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd.  Senate Bill 868 was introduced on January 13, 2022 The bill was introduced by Senator Roth and cosponsored by […]

FoxFury Lighting Partners with Autel to Launch a Drone Spotlight for the EVO II

FoxFury Lighting Solutions Partners with Autel Robotics to Launch a Made in the USA Drone Spotlight for the EVO II FoxFury Lighting Solutions launches the D100 Drone Search/Spotlight System for the Autel EVO II aircraft. As part of its expanded partnership with TacSwan and Autel, these new features enable the […]

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Wisconsin’s anti-drone legislation defeated

Legislation which would have grounded most of Wisconsin’s public safety drone fleet failed to advance to the Governor’s desk, resulting in an “adverse disposal” at the end of the legislative session on March 15, 2022. The original bill, SB868, sought to prohibit any government agency in Wisconsin from utilizing drone […]

Mars Probe Experiences Earthly Problems

In a surprise move FAA officials slapped NASA with a $50,000 fine for multiple violations including operating an unregistered drone and flying beyond line of sight without a waiver.  As the scientific community was applauding the first unmanned drone flight on Mars, FAA officials were bristling over the flight of the […]

Remote ID; making sense of the new rule

Brief explanation of Remote ID: The FAA has released a new rule that would require unmanned aircraft weighing over 250g (.55 lbs or 8.8 oz) to broadcast a “remote identification” or “electronic license plate”.  Remote ID is the ability of a drone in flight to provide identification and location information […]