This week in drone news, the senseFly (now AGEagle) eBee was approved as the first class 3 drone this week, this means it will be legal to fly over people, DJI releases the Mavic 3 Classic, a more simple version of the base Mavic 3, and Pilot Institute published a free course on how to 3d map with SkyeBrowse!

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00:10 eBee is the First Class 3 Drone
00:51 DJI Releases the Mavic 3 Classic
01:21 New FREE SkyeBrowse Course

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In this week’s drone news update we will cover the first categorized drone allowed to fly over people. DJI released the Mavic 3 classic and a new free Pilot Institute Course!

Your top story this week is the ebee drone, which received category 3 approval from the FAA. This approval allows the ebee to fly over people if they are inside a restricted area and the people are notified. This also excludes flying over open air assembly.
To be clear, this is the ONLY drone approved at the moment as Category 3, there are NO drones authorized as category 2, and very few authorized as category 1. So no, your drone can’t do that at the moment. Tell us which drone you would like to see getting approval next and how you would use this capability.

The second story is the Mavic 3 Classic release. It is a cheaper version of the Mavic 3, without the tele lens and with more controller options. You still get the same great micro 4/3, 5.1k50p video, 20 MP photos, variable aperture, and 46 minutes of flight time. We receive a model for testing and will have more videos out shortly so be sure to subscribe to get notified.

Last story this week, with the Skyebrowse Freemium release, we’re releasing a Skyebrowse course! This is a free course on the basics of capturing data, making your models, and annotating the models, taught by Jeff Clementi, a long time user of the product and VP of business development at Skyebrowse. If you downloaded the free version last week and tested it, let us know what you think.

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