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Daily Drone News – Thursday October 29, 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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Drone shoots darts at trees in the name of science

Drone shoots darts at trees in the name of science – Yes, you’ve read that correctly. A drone that shoots sensor-laden darts at trees, in areas that are too hard or dangerous for humans to enter.

A drone will respond to your 911 call in Brookhaven, GA - US police are being warned by the Department of Homeland Security that surveillance drones made by Chinese drone maker DJI are at risk of having their data intercepted.

A drone will respond to your 911 call in Brookhaven, GA – Brookhaven in Georgia will use drones to respond to 911 calls and emergencies and to conduct investigations as part of their first responder program. It will be the first city in the southeast to do so.

Lafayette Police uses Wingtra VTOL drone to map area destroyed by wildfires

Wingtra drone enabled Lafayette Police to quickly map destroyed area – Last week, the Lafayette police department and the Contra Costa County drone team worked with GeoAcuity and Wingtra to use the VTOL Wingtra drone to map thousands of acres in Santa Cruz County that were destroyed during the CZU Fire in California.

DJI support confirms release of Mini 2 in early November

DJI support confirms release of Mini 2 in early November – In a video on YouTube, Creative Sparkz shared his conversation with a DJI support rep online, in which it is confirmed that the DJI Mini 2 will be released in early November.

Here's the DJI Mini 2 compared to the DJI Mavic Mini, Mavic Air 2, Mavic Air, Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom, and the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0.

DJI Mini 2 is the ideal travel drone, especially for international trips – Here’s why the DJI Mini 2 is the ideal drone for travel, especially for international trips. And, why you should consider buying one for your next journey.

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Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews. Haye is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

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