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Taking your Lily Next-Gen traveling? Consumer drone laws vary from place to place, and it’s good to know them before you take off to capture some really cool images of your adventures. Common restrictions in most countries include how high you can fly, keeping your drone within your direct unaided line of sight at all times, not flying near airports, and not over or near people. The second most common type of regulations, but not universal, include registering your drone and having proof of insurance covering damage to third parties with
Fitting comfortably in your hands, the compact controller offers a greater range in flying the Lily Next-Gen, up to 2,625 feet (800 meters) for flight control and video. That compares a range of up to 400 feet (120 meters) over using a mobile phone alone.* The Lily Next-Gen Remote Controller has dual precision joysticks to help you hand-fly with greater accuracy whenever you like. It folds to pocket size, and its joysticks and dual antennas fit snugly inside it, so it’s as easy to take anywhere as its drone. Its integrated
August 24, 2018

Drones Save Lives

It’s happening more often: drones saving lives. Why? Drones get there when helicopters can’t. A drone saved a mountaineer feared injured or dead in the Himalayas. Returning alone from a group attempt of the 26,401-foot summit of Broad Peak, Rick Allen fell about 1,300 feet. A drone was flown to an altitude higher than 27,500 feet before spotting him. Manned helicopters, even with powerful turbine engines, can generally safely reach only about 25,000 feet. Down in the British marshlands, a man was stuck in mud and up to his armpits in
Just like people, drones come in all shapes, weights, and sizes. Odds are you’ll buy only one so you want to make it the right one. There are a lot of different models out there. Which one is best for you? This handy guide will help you make the right choice. First and foremost: Decide what you want it for. Your drone has to have the right features for what you want it to do. Extra features might be overkill: more costly and more complicated to use. People usually fly drones
Mota Group will be at the Drone Advisory Committee July 17 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. We are members of the UAS Safety Team, an industry-FAA partnership to create data-driven safely enhancements for drone flight, and the Consumer Technology Association’s Drone Standards group, where we helped write an ANSI standard for drone serial numbers. The DAC advises the FAA on integrating drones into the U.S. national airspace. It helps identify challenges and prioritize improvements. The airspace system is intended to establish a safe, efficient environment for civil, commercial and military
About 75% of the world’s aircraft will fly with 3D printed components by 2021, according to Gartner. The other day the Financial Times reported the Australian company Titomic made a 3D printer the size of a bus that can print titanium aircraft components up to nearly 9m long. 3D printing enables the creation of more complex, lightweight structures than current manufacturing methods. Aircraft wings are highly complex surfaces, designed to wring the most lift-per-ounce, whether it’s the Concorde or a fixed-wing drone. There are still many things to be ironed out,
Anyone who needs things identified or measured from the air can often do it better and at less cost with a drone than a manned aircraft. Sometimes drones are the only usable platform, such as sampling gases close to a refinery’s flare stack, or in search and rescue where a helicopter can’t fly low enough to find someone in harm’s way. Drones can do a lot, but they can’t yet fly autonomously, free of human intervention. That requires two things: artificial intelligence and blockchain. Artificial Intelligence: Enabling Autonomous Drone Flight At
The Future of Flight is Drones Reporters from Bloomberg News had their eyes opened at the Singapore Airshow this month. “The future of aviation is on display in a cavernous exhibition hall at Asia’s largest airshow,” they wrote, “and it’s drones.” For the last few months, we‘ve been asking people to imagine a world, where, when you open your door, drones will be flying everywhere. That future is now. Drones have made inroads at lightning speed against manned aircraft like helicopters and planes, replacing them for an incredible variety of uses.
December 13, 2017

Putting Your Drone to Work

Putting Your Drone to Work Making money from your drone can be fun and provide extra income or even be a full-time job, but there are a few things you need to know before you start. The good news: your first job just might pay for the drone and all the trimmings like extra batteries! Here are our suggestions: (1) Write out what you want to do with a drone. These could include: Weddings, Marketing real estate from homes to hotels, Covering sporting events, Property inspections, Checking a construction jobsite, Agricultural
MOTA Group Acquires LILY! July 19th, 2017 In June 2017, Mota Group purchased assets of Lily Robotics. Some exciting news is right around the corner as early as next week! Stay tuned! Email
Update #1: THANK YOU !! May 15th, 2015 Hi everyone, It’s been an incredible few days for us at Lily. On Tuesday morning we unveiled the Lily Camera at What followed was both exciting and overwhelming. Our video started to go viral. Lily was exploding across the Web, and millions of people visited our site. In just a few days, all of you have made Lily a worldwide phenomenon. Lily has been a labor of love for us and we are proud and certainly humbled to see so many people share and believe
Of Cameras and Robots May 11th, 2015 “For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” Leonardo da Vinci The very first camera was invented in the 5th-century BC. Known as camera obscura, it projected a crude upside-down image of a scene into a dark box. Since then, camera technology has leapt forward. From daguerreotypes to dry plates, film to digital, still life to video, the ability to capture and share the world