How Do You Know You’re Good?

Most people who run a business love that business. It’s like one of your children. Running a business is pretty demanding; it would be hard to rise to that challenge if you weren't deeply invested in that business. Unfortunately, when you care very deeply about something, it’s hard to judge it objectively. More unfortunately, it …

Top Ten Hints for Designing Drones #10

Design to Requirements: Starting your design by developing a set of requirements will help keep your team on the same page. If you don't have a written description of your drone then you run the risk that each member of your design team is working on a slightly different drone. Another benefit of requirements is …

Plane v Drone 2

  In all the hype about how drones are revolutionizing our world, we forget that aerial data collection predates drones. We forget that most of the aerial data collection applications suitable for drones can also be accomplished with a piloted aircraft. Take collecting agricultural data as an example, piloted aircraft have been carrying cameras for …

AUVSI 2017

At AUVSI's annual trade show this year, the number of exhibitors increased slightly in comparison to last year, from 668 to 687. I'm not sure if AUVSI releases official attendance numbers. Of course, everyone on the show floor had an opinion about the relative size of this year's show versus 2016. The opinion of the …