• Genghis Khan to Bob Smith: How Drones are Used in Falconry Today

    Genghis Khan to Bob Smith: How Drones are Used in Falconry Today

    Falconry — the practice of hunting with birds of prey — is an ancient tradition that has been around for thousands of years. Using drones in falconry, however, is a recent development. We met up with falconer Bob Smith in Elk City, Okla. at the North American Falconers Association Meet to learn about how he uses his X‑Star Premium in falcon training. How it Works The falconer attaches a lure to the drone and flies the drone up. Then, he releases...

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  • Droning Around the World with the X-Star Premium

    Droning Around the World with the X-Star Premium

    In an effort to showcase the talent and vision of X-Star pilots, we launched a new video series called Droning Around the World.

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  • Geofences and Responsible Drone Flight

    Geofences and Responsible Drone Flight

    Using geofencing with drones is sort of like invisible fencing for dogs. Instead of a collar, though, your drone wears some hard-coded programming that prevents it from flying in certain areas. This programming works in tandem with GPS and radio signals to restrict access to specific areas, from government buildings to airports to some private homes. One of the major conversations taking place in the drone industry revolves around the question of responsibility. More specifically, who should be responsible for where drones...

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