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Iris+ Quadcopter Review by National Geographic

Kike Calvo from National Geographic reviews 3DR’s Iris+. Well worth a read if you’re considering purchasing a platform for aerial photography.

The Iris was co-developed by Chris Anderson, who was the editor-in-chief of WIRED Magazine until 2012. In October 2007, Anderson flew a remote-controlled aircraft equipped with a camera over Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which ended up crashing into a tree. Despite a bit of a rough landing, this experience inspired him to co-found 3D Robotics, a robotics manufacturing company which was a spin-off of the website DIYdrones.com. Today, 3D Robotics produces the Ardupilot series of autopilots, which are based on the Arduino platform.

Source: What You Should Know About the Iris+ Quadcopter – (blog) National Geographic

Golf Channel experiments with a drone at the Arnold Palmer Invitational

Sports networks continue to look at how drones can improve their coverage. Recently we told you about Fox using one during a motorcross event. Now another network is experiment with a drone in a sport that really lends itself to drones. Golf Channel recently received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use one at…

Source: Golf Channel experiments with a drone at the Arnold Palmer Invitational