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Sony's New Drone Is A Helicopter In A Plane's Body

Wait, Sony made a drone?<p>For decades, aircraft design has focused on a central compromise: if an aerial vehicle wants to fly fast, it needs a plane-like body that cuts through the air and generates lift, but if it wants to take off and land vertically, it needs rotors and a much slower body. …

DJI Phantom 3 review: the best drone you can buy just got even better

Drones

3D Robotics' new drone can follow you around, carry a mirrorless camera

3D Robotics is not about to let DJI hog all the press with its wild Inspire 1 Drone, so it just revealed its own semi-pro model: the X8+. The 8-prop UAV is designed to carry GoPro or lightweight mirrorless cameras, while offering a fully automated flight control system starting at $1,350 (without a …

DJI updates Phantom 3 drones with new 'Intelligent Flight Modes,' including auto-follow

DJI's latest generation of drones, the Phantom 3 lineup, gained a number of new features on Monday, thanks to new firmware that adds "intelligent …

Snap Drone Is Designed For Crash Landings

Safety first, selfies right after<p>By the sixth second of his first flight, Orville Wright was probably already past the thrill of flying and worried about how, exactly, he was going to land. After takeoff, landings are the hardest part of flying, a delicate balance of reducing speed and approaching …