KDE Direct News Releases — uav

The Pacific Drone Challenge | Can a Drone Fly Across the Pacific?

Will 2018 be the year that an unmanned drone flies all the way across the Pacific Ocean? That’s the question the Pacific Drone Challenge seeks to answer. The new competition challenges pilots and scientists around the world to fly a UAV from Japan to the United States - the first of its kind. The requirements are simple: fly from Japan to the Silicon Valley in California on a nonstop, unfueled, and unmanned drone mission.

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Understanding Climate Change with Drones

Our oceans and atmosphere affect the fundamental processes that drive our weather and the rate of climate change. Understanding these processes is essential, but getting reliable (and affordable) data from remote parts of the ocean and Arctic has been tricky for years. Today, drones aim to change that. From tracking atmospheric particles in Alaskan skies to providing researchers with data on forest planning, drones are playing a bigger role in climate change all the time.

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Drones in Wildlife Conservation Across the Globe

An unlikely contender in the battle for wildlife conservation has entered the ring: drones. Thanks to their ability to cover large land masses with low overhead costs, drones are playing a part in the reduction of wildlife threats. Across the globe, drones are aiding in everything from migration tracking to nest surveys to habitat management and even anti-poaching activities. Read on to discover how drones are changing wildlife conservation around the world.

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Multi-Rotor vs. Single-Rotor | Which to Use for Your Next Flight Project

Although multi-rotor drones get most of the attention in the UAV world today, they’re not your only option for a flight project. Learn about the basic differences between multi-rotor and single-rotor as well as their strengths and weaknesses.

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KDE Takes Hollywood | KDE Motors Used to Shoot Box Office Smash Hits

  Released on Friday, April 14th, 2017, Fate of the Furious directed by Felix Gary crossed the finish line just two days later as the biggest international opening in movie history at $532.5 million - beating out Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film has since surpassed the $1 billion milestone. Fate of the Furious is the first US Film by NBC Universal to feature cinematography by drone. Shot on 3 islands, including action sequence drone scenes in Georgia and Cleveland, KDE Direct industrial drone components were onboard to get the shots. In May 2016, shooting for Fate of The...

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