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Nov 20, 2016

This week we had the opportunity to speak with Manav Gupta. He's an individual who has been helping technology entrepreneurs for years and now has begun focusing efforts on expanding the network available to drone founders worldwide. 

He now leads Reimagine Drone in Barcelona. The world's first drone services incubator is quickly become the hub for innovation within the space. As we find out over the podcast, this unique location blended with their support network is a Mecca for drone growth. The open call for applications has until November 25th so if you don't have time for the podcast at this moment, that's okay, head over to reimaginedrone.com and take a peek. Now more from Manav...

SomeDrones.com brings together the world of drones. Review | Interview | Showcase | and Deliver concise articles digesting the latest news in small unmanned aerial systems to keep quad/hex/octocopter enthusiasts and pilots on top of what's happening in the field and in the sky.

Sep 25, 2016

Here at SomeDrones.com we’re all about showing the world how drones can be utilized for positive purposes, and showcasing the future of UAS technology. This week’s podcast features Taras Wankewycz, the founder and CEO of H3 Dynamics, which is a company that exemplifies both of these traits.

 

If you haven’t heard of H3 Dynamics, their Hycopter, or their DroneBox, you can read about them here. Basically, they’re a company that started out in the alternative energy field, and who are now making a major impact into the world of UAS technology.

 

During the interview, Taras discusses the early days of H3 Dynamics, how they got into the UAS industry, working across the globe, and how his company is impacting the future of UAV technology. Taras explains how the process of using hydrogen as a power source for UAVs is going to change the way they operate in the field, and how his company is taking hydrogen fuel powered robotics to even greater levels (*small spoiler alert, there’s a good chance that you could be powering your UAV with water bottles in the near future).

 

If you’re sick and tired of your 30-minute flight times because of the limitations put forth by lithium batteries, then this is the podcast for you.

SomeDrones.com brings together the world of drones. Review | Interview | Showcase | and Deliver concise articles digesting the latest news in small unmanned aerial systems to keep quad/hex/octocopter enthusiasts and pilots on top of what's happening in the field and in the sky.

Sep 17, 2016

Part 107 of the FAA Regulations went into effect two weeks ago, and the demand for Remote Pilot Certificates could not be higher! It seems like everybody wants a piece of the drone industry pie and the 2016 is turning out to be the year of the “Drone Rush”.

 

The FAA has done a pretty decent job of getting the information out to the general public, and making the testing process as painless as a government regulated action can be. If you want to get your Remote Pilot Certificate, there are no shortage of hoops you’ll need to jump through, but like most laws there are loopholes and workarounds that can make your life a lot easier.

 

Al Itani is an FAA approved instructor and pilot with over 40 years of flying experience. He’s currently registered as a Remote Pilot Certificate instructor, meaning he can issue you a temporary license on the spot – providing you pass the knowledge test. He’s also our guest for this week’s podcast!

 

Al talks about the pros and cons of Part 107 and how the regulations set in place by the FAA are going to move the drone industry as a whole forward. He also talks about what’s being done to enforce these new regulations, how you can take the test yourself, and what you’ll need to do in order to prepare for the test. You can visit Al’s personal website here, and check out the podcast here.

SomeDrones.com brings together the world of drones. Review | Interview | Showcase | and Deliver concise articles digesting the latest news in small unmanned aerial systems to keep quad/hex/octocopter enthusiasts and pilots on top of what's happening in the field and in the sky.

Aug 17, 2016

This week on SomeDrones.com every thing was focused around #dronesforgood, and our podcast was no different. We were lucky enough to get Mahmoud Hassani to chat with us about the Mine Kafon (Explosion) Drone.

You might have read story we put up about this Kickstarter project earlier this week, or maybe you remember hearing about the Mine Kafon project a few years back, but in case you don’t know what the Mine Kafon Drone is, according to Mahmoud it’s “an airborne de-mining system designed to clear the world of all landmines in under 10 years.” That’s pretty impressive considering there are over 110 million undetonated landmines estimated throughout the world.

In order to fully understand the magnitude of this project, you need to hear it from the man himself. Afterwards, be sure to head over to Mine Kafon Drone’s Kickstarter page and donate what you can. You’d be hard pressed to find a worthier cause than this one.

SomeDrones.com brings together the world of drones. Review | Interview | Showcase | and Deliver concise articles digesting the latest news in small unmanned aerial systems to keep quad/hex/octocopter enthusiasts and pilots on top of what's happening in the field and in the sky.

Jul 19, 2016

Alex Harmsen is a pioneer in the field of multi-rotors working on arguably one of the biggest game changing technologies. With so many industries in society ready for the disruption of these autonomous aircraft, what stands in the way?

Iris Automation brings intelligent flight to these machines so tasks that were once science fiction can be done by flying drones of all types.

Instead of telling it for Alex, this podcast lets him peel back the layers and explain how we're on the cusp of one amazing revolution.

SomeDrones.com brings together the world of drones. Review | Interview | Showcase | and Deliver concise articles digesting the latest news in small unmanned aerial systems to keep quad/hex/octocopter enthusiasts and pilots on top of what's happening in the field and in the sky.

Jul 8, 2016

For this week’s SomeDrones.com podcast, we were lucky enough to have the number two FPV racer in the world, Brian Morris. Brian – who most of you probably know as BrainDrain – talked with us about his recent trip to Dubai, his start in racing, his thoughts on the upcoming Drone Nationals, the future of the sport, and the changes he’d like to see made in the world of FPV Racing.

One the topics Brian covered during the interview is a topic that’s been on the minds of FPV pilots and fans alike since the announcement that ESPN would be covering the Drone Nationals, how do you make FPV racing a spectator sport?

Brian hopes – as do many others – the FPV racing isn’t just a flash in the pan, but he also points out that several changes have to be made in order to bring this sport into the main stream successfully.

SomeDrones.com brings together the world of drones. Review | Interview | Showcase | and Deliver concise articles digesting the latest news in small unmanned aerial systems to keep quad/hex/octocopter enthusiasts and pilots on top of what's happening in the field and in the sky.

 

Jun 26, 2016

3...2...1... And the race begins. As the nimble drones speed across the air, whizzing and whirring there is a pilot clenching their teeth at every turn. This airborne acrobatics could only be accomplished with the experience of the growing world of drone racers. This week, we discuss with Shaun Taylor, ranked #3 by IDRA all about the increasing dominance of this sport. ESPN will be covering the Nationals this year in New York City so we had to catch Shaun before the training hits full gear.

SomeDrones.com brings together the world of drones. Review | Interview | Showcase | and Deliver concise articles digesting the latest news in small unmanned aerial systems to keep quad/hex/octocopter enthusiasts and pilots on top of what's happening in the field and in the sky.

Jun 11, 2016

Ever have that moment with your multi-rotor where your stomach just drops. The day has gone effortlessly to this point but maybe you got a bit too ambitious with the battery life. Or maybe it just is Murphy's Law and a piece of embedded software code sends the flying drone into a spiral. As the expensive, beloved, piece of machinery falls from the sky... What do you do?

This week we were able to bring in the SkyFallX team. Their product aims to secure your drone from ever experiencing free fall failure. The uniquely designed parachute system will protect any sort of incident that may occur when the plug is pulled. As you take a listen to our 8th episode, we invite you to visit the website and enjoy a whole love more than just podcasts. As the network and listenership grows, we are investing into making sure we bring the best to all of you across the world.

SomeDrones.com brings together the world of drones. Review | Interview | Showcase | and Deliver concise articles digesting the latest news in small unmanned aerial systems to keep quad/hex/octocopter enthusiasts and pilots on top of what's happening in the field and in the sky.

Jun 7, 2016

We had the opportunity to talk with Ryan from FlyZipLine.com this week. A company that has made rounds across the media lately because of the amazing work they are doing with drones. The delivery mechanism and purpose that drives this company has helped propel them into a leading position. And a position that is incredibly impressive to witness helping shape the world for the better. This was one of the best chats we've had to date and one that we hope you'll enjoy tremendously.

SomeDrones.com brings together the world of drones. Review | Interview | Showcase | and Deliver concise articles digesting the latest news in small unmanned aerial systems to keep quad/hex/octocopter enthusiasts and pilots on top of what's happening in the field and in the sky.

May 19, 2016

In this installment of the SomeDrones.com podcast, we interview John Dudley, of Dudley Digital Works. His expertise spans decades in the videography realm with some unique experiences around the recent expansion of drone technology. Hearing first hand of John's career and how drones have enabled some amazing additions is why we asked him to be on the show. John covers a huge variety of topics which help shed light from a seasoned veteran on the evolution of the drone industry.


SomeDrones.com brings together the world of drones. Review | Interview | Showcase | and Deliver concise articles digesting the latest news in small unmanned aerial systems to keep quad/hex/octocopter enthusiasts and pilots on top of what's happening in the field and in the sky.

May 8, 2016

In this installment of the SomeDrones.com podcast, we interview the one and only Cliff Whitney. With a truly amazing background in drones, this episode includes some discussions on the gamut of topics available; FLIR and beyond. For those interested in the technical, an absolute must catch episode.

SomeDrones.com brings together the world of drones. Review | Interview | Showcase | and Deliver concise articles digesting the latest news in small unmanned aerial systems to keep quad/hex/octocopter enthusiasts and pilots on top of what's happening in the field and in the sky.

Apr 30, 2016

In this installment of the SomeDrones.com podcast, we interview the Drone Girl! From ther very beginning Sally has been an enthusiast and front runner into the world of drones. We're excited to be able to spend time chatting with her about everything under the sun. We touch upon her latest projects, how she got started and even the public perception of drones. Another episode in the books which is sure to entertain... Don't take our word for it, press play and give it a listen!

 

SomeDrones.com brings together the world of drones. Review | Interview | Showcase | and Deliver concise articles digesting the latest news in small unmanned aerial systems to keep quad/hex/octocopter enthusiasts and pilots on top of what's happening in the field and in the sky.

Apr 3, 2016

In this installment of the SomeDrones.com podcast, we finish our initial conversation with Jim Bowers. His experiences in the world of drones are second to none. From the world's largest volunteer drone network to expertise across the spectrum, the conclusion to this episode sheds light on just how he got the moniker of his. Tune in weekly for interviews with professionals across all things drones.

 

SomeDrones.com brings together the world of drones. Review | Interview | Showcase | and Deliver concise articles digesting the latest news in small unmanned aerial systems to keep quad/hex/octocopter enthusiasts and pilots on top of what's happening in the field and in the sky.

Mar 24, 2016

In the second SomeDrones.com podcast, we focus our spotlight on Jim Bowers. His experiences in the world of drones are second to none. From the world's largest volunteer drone network to expertise across the spectrum, the episode is sure to inform and delight. This one was so good, we broke it into two! Tune in weekly for interviews with professionals across all things drones.

 

SomeDrones.com brings together the world of drones. Review | Interview | Showcase | and Deliver concise articles digesting the latest news in small unmanned aerial systems to keep quad/hex/octocopter enthusiasts and pilots on top of what's happening in the field and in the sky.

Mar 9, 2016

In the inaugural SomeDrones.com podcast, we focus our spotlight on an individual that has been in the field for quite some time. The interview brings together his experiences in creating video with these devices as well as a few surprises. Tune in weekly for interviews with professionals across the spectrum of drones.

 

SomeDrones.com brings together the world of drones. Review | Interview | Showcase | and Deliver concise articles digesting the latest news in small unmanned aerial systems to keep quad/hex/octocopter enthusiasts and pilots on top of what's happening in the field and in the sky.

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