KDE Direct News Releases

Data Logging with the UAS UVC Series and Device Manager

As the needs of our clients evolve, so do we. At KDE Direct, we know that our clients value rugged construction, components with longevity, and detailed visual data of their flights. That’s why we’re excited to announce our new UAS UVC electronic speed controller (ESC) series and device manager.

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Brushless DC Motors for Transportation

Electric vehicles aren’t as new as you’d think. The first electric vehicle, a tricycle, was engineered in 1881 by French inventor Gustave Trouve. This was made possible by the creation of his electric motor, allowing Trouve to reduce the weight of motor components to obtain an impressive energy output.

Engineers since have spent years trying to improve electric vehicles. After all, they consume less fuel, resulting in lower greenhouse emissions and better gas mileage for drivers. Many of these attempts, especially those surrounding electric cars, focus extensively on trying to improve the batteries. But maybe it’s time to reflect on what made Trouve’s tricycle so revolutionary.

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The Future of Brushless DC Motors in Aerospace

Resistant to harsh elements and shocks, the compact and durable design of brushless DC motors makes them ideal for aerospace applications, from powering rovers to drones. That’s why NASA has been using brushless motors in their aerospace missions for over 50 years. Take a look at NASA’s rich history with brushless motors and get a sneak peek at what’s coming in the next few years!

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The Agricultural Drone Market Could Reach $6 Billion in 5 Years

Drones have helped redefine farming over the last two years. If used properly, they can result in improved crop yields, higher economic returns, and more efficient use of water and labor. The use of UAVs in agriculture can even help lower greenhouse gas emissions since they require less fuel than bulkier, motorized farm equipment (crop dusters, anyone?) In their brief time on the agricultural market, drones have made a substantial impact. But is this just a passing trend, or will the market continue to grow on the same exponential trajectory it is today?   Projected Growth of the Agricultural Drone...

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Could Drone Delivery Lower Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

We’ve heard about Amazon’s mission to revamp their package delivery service with the aid of drones for years. Reducing the needs for trucking by delivering certain packages with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) would save fuel—and carbon emissions, as a result. Aerial delivery drones could potentially release less of the gases that lead to climate change like carbon dioxide. But how much could drone deliveries help?   The Rise of Drone Delivery The China-based retailer, JD.com, has already launched drone delivery in four provinces in the country, while DHL and Zipline are currently using drones to deliver medicine to rural and...

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