Tag: Matthew Johnson

Don’t forget about drone battery maintenance over winter

Drones are likely packed away for winter, but now is the time to take them out to perform battery maintenance. The chemistry inside lithium polymer (LiPo) batteries used to power most drones breaks down when kept at full or low charge levels for extended periods of time, reducing battery life and capacity. A battery that… Read more »

Do You Need a Commercial License for that Drone?

Recently, the federal government released “emergency” rules regarding recreational use of┬ádrones (UAVs), significantly restricting where and when drones could be used. Citing a 200% increase in commercial flight incidents with drones in just two years, the transport minister says the new rules┬ábegin immediately, with fines of up to $3,000 for violations. Commercial drone pilots already… Read more »