Interdrone: Yuneec kicks off 2019 show with new consumer-focused Mantis G

Yuneec has released a new consumer drone at Interdrone 2019 in Las Vegas. Aimed at people wanting to add drone content to social media channels, the Yuneec 4K foldable drone, which will be presented at this month's Interdrone, enables users to add creativity to their work. The latest model in the Mantis series features a gimbal-stabilised camera to ensure smooth recordings up to 4K With the longest flight time in its class, the Mantis G stays in the air for up to 33 minutes before it lands automatically, where it can be folded. One of the new features is Waypoint
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DJI urges drone caution ahead of Hurricane Dorian arrival

DJI has urged authorized drone users in the southeast United States to prepare their equipment and their operating procedures for the impending arrival of Hurricane Dorian. It said other drone owners should follow the FAA’s guidance and ground their aircraft during rescue and recovery operations. Mario Rebello, DJI vice president and North America regional manager, said: “First responders and utility companies today rely on drones to help people during emergencies, and DJI expects our products will play a critical – even lifesaving – role in responding to this looming disaster.” Adding: “We want to make sure authorized drones can do
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Bell Textron completed first autonomous flight with APT 70

Bell Textron has confirmed the successful first autonomous flight of the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 at the company’s testing site near Fort Worth. Hoping to build on the success, it says it plans to continue to test the vehicle under an experimental type certificate throughout the remainder of the year. Scott Drennan, VP for innovation, commented: “We are excited to reach this milestone, and look forward to continuing to advance this technology for our customers.” Adding: “The APT is designed to be capable of various mission sets, from package delivery to critical medical transport to disaster relief. We believe
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