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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Yuneec Typhoon H Can Be Ordered, With Expected Delivery in April, 2016

Things have moved faster than we expected with Yuneec's sonar drone.

The Yuneec Typhoon H consumer drone with sonar is upcoming in the drone universe. See the video at Yuneec Typhoon H. in Germany has the option to pre-order the Yuneec Typhoon H for expected delivery in April at a price of €1799, but nothing comparable was found yet at

Addendum: We found three versions of the Yuneec Typhoon H being offered on a pre-order basis at, with the highest price at €2199 and the lowest at  €1499.

The above are not paid-for ads, but merely information.

Intel "Real Sense" (TM) Technology Being Applied to Professional AscTec and Consumer Yuneec Drones for Navigation Around Objects

You may wonder what we are doing posting so much about drones -- but drone technology will be an integral part of the world of the future and it is coming sooner than you think, once the legal and regulatory aspects have been settled.

Intel (R) "Real Sense" (TM) Technology is the new kid on the block and it is spectacular for what it will be bringing to the drone universe in terms of  "Real Sense" cameras combined with Intel CPU computing power.

See CNET Gadget News and the article by Carrie Mihalcik at Intel wants to do for drones what it did for PCs: The chipmaker acquires German drone company Ascending Technologies as it expands to technology beyond the PC. "AscTec" is a maker of high-tech drones for professional use.

See the CES 2016 video of Intel CEO Brian Krzanich showing an intelligent professional AscTec drone outfitted with Intel's "Real Sense" technology in action, especially at the end in navigating through a thick forest. See video.

Intel has also invested in consumer drone manufacturer Yuneec (pronounced "unique") in China, a Chinese aircraft manufacturer with a futuristic not yet released "intelligent" CES-exhibited Yuneec drone that incorporates Intel's "Real Sense" technology into its drone camera and navigation system and can, for example, navigate around trees and other objects. See the video.

The release date of this drone technology to the consumer public is unknown, but we imagine that this new Yuneec will initially be quite pricey, so that the recently released Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4k quadrotor vz. quadcopter and variants of that drone still look good to us in terms of being DJI competitors.

Be that as it may, Intel's involvement seems destined to propel Yuneec into a "unique" position in drone manufacture very soon down the road.

U.S. Federal Aviation Administration FAA Drone Registration Already Exceeds Number of Planes

368472 drones have been registered by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in meeting the February 19, 2016 agency deadline.

Drone registrations far outnumber planes.

One registration can cover multiple drones.

The story is reported in

Newly Registered Drones Outnumber Planes

by Matthew Rocco at Fox Business.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Best Drones for First Drone Buyers

Looking to buy your first drone and need to know where to start? Korey Smith at MyFirstDrone has an updated February 2016 List of Best Drones For Sale.

First Drone Purchase : What You Need to Know

Purchasing one's first drone can prove to be a daunting task. Korey Smith at MyFirstDrone has an updated February 2016 List of Best Drones For Sale and links to other useful information.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Ambulance Drones as Life-Savers

One of the future beneficial uses of drones will surely be for beneficial purposes, such as "ambulance drones".

Alec Momont directs a project to design such "ambulance drones",
a project showing that the 100 mph speed with which drones
can reach a particular location unimpeded in a straight flight line
can greatly reduce the time required to bring needed equipment
to a critical medical situation.
See the video at

Hat tip to CaryGEE.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Flying Floating Diving Loon Copter for Underwater Inspection and Study

 At Gizmag, Ben Coxworth reports that the Loon Copter drone flies, floats and dives underwater and could potentially be used for "... search-and-rescue operations, bridge foundation inspections, underwater pipeline inspections, tracking of oil spills at different depths, and marine life studies."