Autel Evo 2 Release Date, Drones for Public Safety, Protecting Your Drone Business During the Virus Outbreak, Drone Crash Due to Flyaway and Much, Much More….
Our biggest story this week is about the Autel Evo 2. Regular ADU listeners might recall that Autel Robotics caused quite a splash when they first announced the Autel Evo 2 at CES 2020. We even managed to get our hands on the Autel Evo 2 for a test flight and were quite impressed with the results. You can check out our detailed review here.
Initially, Autel was targeting a release date of January. However, Autel ran into some major production glitches. Of course, the coronavirus outbreak further disrupted their supply chain and delayed the release date even further. But, drone enthusiasts will be happy to know the first batch has been shipped, and some pilots have already received their drones.
Next, we discuss how the ongoing virus outbreak has affected drone pilots in the US. While certain sectors like the hotel and tourism industry have come to a complete standstill, some niche sectors are witnessing an increased demand for drone services. Within the private sector, more and more people are hiring drone pilots for roof inspections. Ditto for the construction industry.
Within the public space, law enforcement officers are turning towards drones for surveillance purposes. Using drones for disinfecting public spaces is another excellent end-use as it greatly limits human to human contact. We discuss all this and much more in this segment of the show.
Other stories discussed in today’s show are the proposed drone security act, John Mayer’s new song, “Drone Shot of My Yacht”, and how a pilot almost lost two Phantom 4 Pro’s due to a flyaway. We hope you enjoy this show. Tune in now!
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- [02:05] Our good friend, Haye has started a new website, DroneXL; be sure to check it out
- [04:37] John Mayer composes a catchy song, “Drone Shot Of My Yacht” after billionaire, David Geffen self isolates on a yacht
- [06:54] Autel Robotics finally starts shipping the Autel Evo 2
- [13:00] How the passage of Drone Security Act impacts drone manufacturers like Autel and Skydio apart from DJI
- [14:30] Will the passage of the remote id NPRM lead to data security concerns?
- [16:28] Is the coronavirus outbreak resulting in more drone business?
- [20:55] How drones are being increasingly used for public safety
- [26:45] Failure to fly in Atti Mode leads to 2 Phantom 4 Pro’s being stuck in 125-feet tall oak trees
- [34:58] Make good use of this downtime by honing your drone skills; sign up for our forthcoming live classes