New DJI drone, the DJI Mavic in summer 2020, the impact of coronavirus on the drone industry, how drones are helping contain the pandemic, drones being used to kill pests in remote islands in New Zealand, drones for protecting surfers in Australia
In today’s drone news, you will get a sneak-peek of the all-new DJI Mavic. Chinese drone pilot, OsitaLV released some images of this new DJI drone on his Twitter account that many wrongly presumed this to be the DJI Mavic Air 2. We have learned from reliable sources that DJI is planning on releasing this new drone, the DJI Mavic in summer 2020. Tune in to get more specs and pricing details.
Our biggest story this week is about the coronavirus pandemic and its crippling effect on the drone industry. Apart from industry leader DJI, even American manufacturers like Skydio and Impossible Aerospace are affected because they are using spare parts manufactured in China. As production lines of drone manufacturers have been disrupted, listeners will also learn how many new drones like the Autel Evo 2, DJI Mavic 3, and the new DJI Mavic have been delayed. Certainly, this is a trying time for the entire drone community. But instead of giving in to panic and overwhelm, we urge you to utilize this downtime efficiently. Drone U is coming out with some comprehensive online classes guaranteed to give you the competitive edge.
Other topics covered in today’s show include the US ban on Chinese drones, using drones for Good in New Zealand and Australia and a drone crash in North Carolina. For all this and much, much more, tune in to our latest show now!
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- [00:33] How is the Corona virus affecting drone businesses across the United States?
- [02:28] Is social distancing resulting in more drone business for some niche applications?
- [03:57] Stuck at home due to Covid 19? Make the most of this downtime by learning from our online classes
- [05:08] Drones being used to broadcast messages, making drone deliveries and spraying disinfectants to contain the Corona virus
- [07:49] A United States executive order could possibly ban all drones with Chinese parts
- [13:00] Public safety agencies in North Carolina loses a $27,000 DJI in the ocean due to lack of operational planning and poor flight preparedness
- [20:08] New DJI Mavic in summer 2020?
- [23:29] Drones for Good – How drones are being used to save surfers in Australia
- [27:13] How some companies with vested interests are supporting remote ID
- [29:16] Drones for Good – New Zealand uses drones to kill pests on offshore islands
- [31:28] Two individuals dropping contraband’s inside a NJ prison using drones could be slapped with a 5-year prison term and $100,000 fine