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Daily Drone News – Monday January 4, 2021

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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First Remote ID for Drone patent awarded to Kenji Sugahara from AriAscend

REMOTE ID FOR DRONES PATENT AWARDED TO KENJI SUGAHARA FROM ARIASCEND – We have just learned that the United States Patent Office awarded what seems to the first Remote ID for Drones patent to Kenji Sugahara CEO and founder of AriAscend, an Oregon-based UAS research, and development company.

DJI Mini 2 gets significant firmware update

DJI MINI 2 GETS SIGNIFICANT FIRMWARE UPDATE – V01.02.0100 – DJI has released a new firmware update for the popular DJI Mini 2 drone and its controller. The update brings a lot of improvements, including the ability to film up to 60 fps in 2.7K resolution and the option to zoom in while shooting. DJI has also fixed a number of bugs.

Watch: Epic drone shots from an ATV freestyler

WATCH: EPIC DRONE SHOTS FROM AN ATV FREESTYLER – As you are used to, we regularly post beautiful drone videos on DroneXL. In 2021, we will broaden this tradition by also sharing “regular” videos that stand out for the creative use of drone shots. A good example of this is a short documentary about the French quad rider David Tharan. Thanks to the cinematic FPV drone shots you get a unique impression of his stunts.

New photo of soon-to-be-released DJI FPV Drone on Twitter

NEW PHOTO OF SOON-TO-BE-RELEASED DJI FPV DRONE ON TWITTER – Right after posting the photo of the DJI FPV Drone remote controller, another photo leaked showing DJI’s soon-to-be-released FPV Drone. This photo shows the unmanned aircraft from the from and close-up making it appear larger than it would be in reality.

New leaked photo DJI FPV Drone remote controller. Possible CES 2021 release?

NEW LEAKED PHOTO DJI FPV DRONE REMOTE CONTROLLER. POSSIBLE CES 2021 RELEASE? – Earlier today, a new leaked photo of the DJI FPV Drone remote controller surfaced on Twitter showing the controller in much greater detail than we have seen before. Is the release of this new DJI drone scheduled for CES 2021? Possibly. Let’s take a look at the controller first.

Apple is working on a high-tech modem for drones according to patent filing

APPLE IS WORKING ON A HIGH-TECH MODEM FOR DRONES ACCORDING TO PATENT FILING – According to a filing with the US Patent & Trademark Office, Apple is working on a high-tech modem for drones, officially called the “EU Modem for Drones with Flight Path and 3D Wireless Environment Signal Quality Information.”

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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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