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Daily Drone News – Wednesday October 21, 2020

Here are today’s most important drone news articles. We publish this post every weekday at 5:30 p.m. Some of these stories are from DroneXL.co and some of them will be from other sources. If you’d like to receive this in an email going forward, be sure to subscribe using the form below.

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DJI Mavic Mini 2 release date rumored to be November 5th

Mavic Mini 2 release date rumored to be November 5th – Earlier in this month, we already reported on the expected specs for the DJI Mavic Mini 2. Now we are glad to be able to inform you that the latest DJI drone is rumored to be released on November 5th!

DJI Mavic Mini 2 priced at $449 and $599 for Fly More Combo

Mavic Mini 2 priced at $449 and $599 for Fly More Combo – This time it wasn’t Best Buy, but Adorama accidentally leaked information on a new DJI product. The Adorama website shows that the DJI Mavic Mini 2 will be priced at $449 and at $599 for the DJI Mavic Mini 2 Fly More Combo.

Drone delivery mailbox maker Valqari get 500K in funding

Drone delivery mailbox maker Valqari get 500K in funding – The Chicago-based drone delivery mailbox maker Valqari receives $500K in funding and a manufacturing deal from AgEagle, that is also gearing up to manufacture its drones at scale.

Seed drones used by WWF to boost koala gum trees after Australia wildfires

Seed drones used by WWF to boost koala gum trees after Australia wildfires – After the devastating wildfires on Australia’s East Coast, specialized seed drones are now used in a test program to drop seeds to boost koala numbers by regenerating bushland with gum trees. The program is part of a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) scheme.

Drone donated to the East Great Plain Volunteer Fire Department in Norwich

Autel EVO I donated to the East Great Plain Volunteer Fire Department in Norwich – On Monday, an Autel Evo I drone was donated to the East Great Plain Volunteer Fire Department in Norwich, CT. The drone was donated by Autel Robotics and FoxFury Lighting to the National Public Safety Drone Donation Program, which in turn donated the equipment to the fire department.

uAvionix files FAA TSO application for ADS-B Out drone transponder

uAvionix files FAA TSO application for ADS-B Out drone transponder – uAvionix Corporation announced today that it had filed a Technical Standard Order (TSO) application with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aircraft Certification Office (ACO) for its flagship Mode S ADS-B Out transponder for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

Drone Amplified awarded more than $1M in grants

Drone Amplified awarded more than $1M in grants – Drone Amplified, based in Lincoln, Nebraska has been awarded more than $1M in federal and state grants to fight wildfires with drones.

Drones assisted in the search for a missing hiker in Zion National Park

Drones assisted in the search for a missing hiker in Zion National Park – Drones and canine units assisted in the search for Ms. Courtier, who on October 6 after getting off the shuttle bus at Zion National Park in Utah went missing. Authorities said that she was safely found last Sunday after having been missing for two weeks.

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