Author: Adrin Sham
Recently, a man did something that would baffle anyone in military circles — land a consumer drone undetected on UK’s largest aircraft carrier — the HMS Queen Elizabeth. The man not only landed his DJI Phantom, he managed to fly off undetected as well.
Affordable 3D printers for home use have been around for several years now and although they allow hobbyists to “manufacture” custom-made parts and designs, they have mostly been limited to plastics and a few exotic materials such as wood and metallic filaments. Now all that is about to change with Desktop Metal.
An American company has developed a drone that is armed to the teeth — the stuff that creates nightmares for infantrymen on the wrong side of the battlefield. Specifically designed for military use, the Tikad drone comes equipped with a machine gun and grenade launcher.
The Arfun Pro 95mm is one of the fastest, if not the fastest, sub-100mm micro FPV racer currently in the market today. Featuring a BLHeli-S 4-in-1 20A ESC with a maximum current burst of 25A and light overall weight, it’s not surprising why the Pro 95mm has such blistering speed.
Russian scientists at the Moscow Technology Institute (MTI), in collaboration with medical equipment manufacturer Altomedika, have developed a drone which comes with its own defibrillator.
GearBest is currently offering discount coupons for a couple of sub-$400 DIY 3D printers. This includes the recently released TronXY X3S which is a serious competitor to the highly popular Creality CR-10. Also included in the list is the Zonestar Z5F, Anet A8 and Ender 2 Mini.
Recently, a little over a dozen DJI Spark owners have reported that their drones have failed mid-air causing crashes. Although the number Spark owners reporting this problem number less than two dozen at the moment, it’s possible that more will surface in the coming weeks.