You’ve heard the saying, “There’s and app for that?” Hang on to your seats, because you won’t believe what an app can do with a drone.
Pek PongPaet is the founder and managing partner of Impekable, a San Francisco Bay area full service digital studio specializing in mobile and web apps for a variety of technologies. Some of their 100+ clients include Google, Motorola, HP and Twilio. Earlier this year, Pek and his team demonstrated the use of Twilio’s API by developing a smart phone app that allows users to control a drone using a text chat room. On this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Pek talks about that demonstration, the role of mobile apps in the drone industry and how apps could enable a whole new frontier of consumer opportunities.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to call a great drone race?
We’re in for a real treat on this edition of the Drone Radio Show, as we hear from one of best drone race commentators in the world today. Joe Skully is the race director and commentator for FPV Racing Events, a premier event company specializing in first person view race management and production. With a background of Rodeo and Motorsport Announcing spanning 13 States and 4 Provinces, Scully brings engaging commentary, sound effects and action soundtracks together in a polished style that entertains, educates and informs everyone from first-time spectators to seasoned participants. In this show, Joe talks about what makes a great drone racing event and what you should look for as a pilot or spectator when attending an FPV drone race.
What do you when you see your drone tumble and fall out of the sky?
Michael Pick is the CEO and founder of SkyFallX, a start –up company specializing in intelligent parachute recovery systems for UAVs. Mike is a 23 year old graduate of Tennessee Tech University with a BS, in Computer Science and a Minor in Math. Prior to starting SkyFallx, he worked at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Orlando FL. On this edition of the Drone Radio Show, Mike talks about SkyFallX, how he got the idea of creating an autonomous parachute system for drones and what it’s like to build a new company from the ground up. If you’re interesting in hearing about a low cost product that could protect your investment in your drone or want to hear about the highs and lows of creating a start-up, then this podcast is for you.
Twenty years ago, the world was introduced to Fargo, North Dakota through the lens of the Coen Brothers in what has become one of the most iconic movies of all time. When people hear the name Fargo, oftentimes, they’re first thoughts go to the movie, but as my guest reveals, there’s a lot more to Fargo than accents, woodchippers and ice scrapers, especially today.
Greg Tehven is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Emerging Prairie, an organization that connects and celebrates the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Fargo-Moorehead. In recent years, Fargo has developed a reputation as a strong, drone start-up community, often described as the Silicon Valley for drones. In this episode of the Drone Radio Show, Greg talks about Fargo’s drone culture, the role that Emerging Prairie plays in pushing entrepreneurial activity forward and how Fargo is redefining itself as a contemporary, hip, 21st Century City.
On June 21, the FAA released the long awaited Part 107 rules for commercial drone operation. As soon as it was release, there was a flood of questions on what it means and how should commercial drone operators proceed. This week Jonathan Rupprecht, a noted aviation attorney talks about Part 107 and its potential impact on the drone industry. The rule goes into effect in late August, and there’s still a lot of analysis that has to be made. But Jonathan’s observations provide a good starting point on some key questions to explore before the rule takes effect. For more information on Part 107, you can go to Jonathan’s website and read his blog series on Part 107 and sign up for his newsletter to stay informed.