Thursday, July 30, 2015

Where in the world is that drone..

http://travelbydrone.com/
Google Earth may have some new competition... This is pretty awesome, just click a location and see it from a drones perspective! http://travelbydrone.com 
“Ever wish you could pick a place on the planet and instantly have a drone’s-eye view? Well, now you can.

Head over to TravelByDrone, a curated index of drone videos on YouTube sorted on a handy world map. Pick a place, click a pin and boom - you’ll be floating over oceans, cities and forests in no time.

As you’d expect, the U. S. and Europe have the highest concentration of pins. But there are plenty of drone videos from many other countries, including this stunning one from Sri Lanka. ”
— gizmodo.com

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Drones Are Becoming the Oil Industry's Guardian Angels

As petroleum has become harder to find, it's become increasingly costly and dangerous to extract. Could aerial data-collection bots create a new boom in fossil fuels?



More; Drones Are Becoming the Oil Industry's Guardian Angels | HP

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Marine Aerial Photography with a Drone!


Our drone photos and videos help to maximize sailing performance on the water and increase tangible sponsorship opportunities for a regatta or campaign. Our imagery can be used for performance analysis, promotional videos and much more.

EMMU LLC are specialists in drone cinematography and photography. Our team of drone pilots are all qualified and insured as well as being experienced sailors who combine their ability as pilots with their passion and understanding of sailing.

First FAA-approved drone delivery drops medicine in Virginia

The first government-approved drone delivery took flight on Friday, in which an unmanned aerial vehicle successfully dropped medical supplies to a health clinic in rural southwest Virginia.

Read more; First FAA-approved drone delivery drops medicine in Virginia - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

Friday, July 17, 2015

UAS Magazine - UAS proves value in U.S. Fish & Wildlife pelican survey

Using an unmanned aerial system (UAS) to count pelicans nesting at the Anaho Island National Wildlife Refuge in Nevada demonstrated the value of UAS to achieve a far more accurate bird count while reducing risks and lowering costs.

Last May, Mark Bauer, a UAS pilot and geospatial analyst with the U.S. Geological Survey, made three flights over Anaho Island with a fixed-wing AeroVironment RQ-11A Raven as part of an annual pelican survey conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
UAS Magazine รข€“ The Latest News on Unmanned Aerial Systems - UAS proves value in U.S. Fish & Wildlife pelican survey

Friday, July 3, 2015

Buying Drones in Central Florida

Florida has a bunch of great, diverse landscapes. Everything from ocean shores to expansive and awe-inspiring islands, forests and cities. Whether you are photographer, videographer, drone enthusiast, or just an admirer of the sights, you will be thrilled to have an advanced drone that can span the sights and allow you to eat up the scenery.
There are many places in Florida that have drones for sale. If you want the comfort of going to a store in person and browsing around for the right drone or you want to chat with an employee about all the newest features, there’s a list of stores near you. However, you may find that no stores near you offer drones you want.

DJI Inspire 1 truly is a “Vintage” UAS

The DJI Inspire 1 fits into your lifestyle whether you plan to use it for business, pleasure, or both. Fly with the 4K camera, and this professional system transforms everything you create.  EMMU LLC has been testing this aircraft and now flies the Inspire 1 as our primary aircraft.


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Drone Helps Firefighters Save Stranded Rafters; Carried Life Jacket To Wet, Cold Kids

Images taken by a DJI Phantom 3 shows how firefighters used a drone to reach a pair of stranded paddlers.
 Facebook.com/AuburnFireDepartment
Firefighters had to use a drone to save a teenager and a younger boy when they became stuck on a rock in the middle of a raging current. Rescue crews tried to reach the pair in a raft -- but when the waves became overwhelming they paddled back to shore and used a small unmanned aircraft to toe a line over to the boys.
 
The kids, age 18 and 12, were boating down the Little Androscoggin River in Mechanic Falls, Maine on Tuesday when they became stranded on a slippery rock surface. Only one was wearing a life jacket, and they couldn't safely navigate the unpredictable rapids to shore. So Fire Chief Frank Roma, of Auburn Maine, a county in the state's southern region, attached a rope line to his own DJI Phantom 3 and piloted the drone out over the middle of the river. He then sent a life jacket over the line and used the Phantom to watch from above.

Commercial UAS, UAV and or Drone Applications and Beyond.


Everyone is wondering when the rules will be announced that allow commercial operations of unmanned aircraft systems, also known as UAS, UAV or drones—and when they are announced, what will they say? The topic has gained the attention of people at the highest levels of the government, as well as entrepreneurs, manufacturers and software developers. Instead of waiting for all the details to be worked out, many are jumping into the new market space in hopes of gaining a competitive advantage and attracting early adopters. The exciting prospects of this formerly military-focused technology have captured the imagination of people in a diverse range of commercial industries.  See some of the applications available to you for UAS, UAV or Drones below.

Elevate Your Production with Aerial Photography UAS, UAV and Drones.

So, what UAS, UAV and Drones is EMMU LLC flying for aerial photography and video productions when permitted with UAS section 333 exemption and by local authorities? 


DJI Inpsire 1 Quadcopter - LIVE HD

-Footprint size approximately 2 foot diameter / weight approximately 6.5 lbs / Indoors or outdoors
-This is a small sized drone and can be operated indoors or virtually anywhere
-Same camera as the DJI Phantom 3 on a more advanced copter
-LIVE HD Video streaming. Support for live television, live news or YouTube
-This drone is flown exclusively with the Inspire 1 camera and lens made by Sony
-Sony EXMOR 1/2.3” Lens 20mm (35mm format equivalent/2.8 focus at ∞ Anti-distortion)
-Recording Formats: MP4 / MOV (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) / 720p / 1080p / 4k ( 24,30,60 fps )
-Typically flown for LIVE TV, LIVE Sports, real estate, independent films, university projects
-3 axis gyro stabilized video / Live SD video downlink or live HD downlink
-Single operator controls. Pilot controls the aircraft and the camera or dual operator controls. With separate controls set up for camera operator
-Flight time approximately 18 min per battery. Many batteries available. Recharging as needed.


We have plans in the future to add the DJI Spreading Wings S1000 Octocopter, which is a large UAS typically flown for feature films, corporate features and other high end productions.
We also offer handheld camera mounts and manned helicopters for those high up shots.