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The uptake and sheer popularity of drone technology – both recreational and commercial – has meant the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and other law makers in Australia have had to implement laws to manage and meet drone use requirements and demand. While it can be a complex beast, we hope this article on recreational drone use will clarify the current rules and regulations and ease your mind if you think you’ve been operating on the wrong side of the law! OK, before we begin, we want to note the rules below only cover aviation safety. Other rules may apply...

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Straighten up and fly right. As with recreational drones, commercial drone applications have, excuse the pun, really taken off. Every day it seems a new industry recognises the potential of drone technology to their business and are keen jump on the wave! Flying commercial drones, however, brings with it a more complex set of rules, regulations and licensing requirements – all of which MUST be met. The penalties for not abiding by them are substantial and we note our own caveat that while we discuss some of these in this article, we encourage those considering commercial drone operation to talk...

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According to a 2016 McKinsey* report, the construction industry was, at that time, absolutely ripe for disruption. Large construction projects in Australia and the US, both commercial and residential, were typically taking 20 per cent longer to finish than originally planned and were coming in at staggering percentages over budget – in some cases 80 per cent! The report also noted construction productivity had actually declined in some markets and financial returns for builders and contractors were often low and volatile. Not good news! Construction and technology:  Strange bedfellows It’s no secret the construction industry is notoriously slow in adopting...

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Here at Sphere Drones, we are all passionate and excited by all things drones! Our customers know that they can not only come to us for their retail and service needs, but also when they need an expert edge. Whether that's a troubleshooting problem, opinions on which product is best for them, or even advice on flying; we've got a plethora of knowledge and experience under our collective belts!  And so that's why we've decided to launch a video campaign showcasing our expert knowledge and passion. Here's a couple of our first videos:   We hope you enjoyed this product highlight...

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DJI's Zemmuse XT Thermal Camera is a highly sensitive thermal imaging gimbal used as a tool in many differing industries. The combination of DJI's expert gimbal technology plus the industry leading thermal imaging technology of FLIR, the Zenmuse XT is the ultimate thermal imaging solution, making it easy to complete tasks with ease. It includes a digital zoom as well as spot metering and temperature at a mid-point and can shoot 640/30fps or 336/30fps depending on the model of the camera. The Performance Model is engineered for emergency responders in order to identify large temperature differences. It displays the imagery in real time to show an estimate of the...

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