Yuneec

  • Drones Take The Runway At New York Fashion Week

    Drones Take The Runway At New York Fashion Week

    As the lights dimmed at the Rebecca Minkoff runway show at New York Fashion Week on Friday, a drone hovered above the band in the center of the runway. The drone, a Yuneec Typhoon quadcopter with a GoPro attached, followed overhead as each model strutted down the runway to capture aerial footage of the show (and the celebrities in attendance, of course). Read More

  • Chinese Drone Startup Yuneec Grabs $60M In Funding From Intel

    Chinese Drone Startup Yuneec Grabs $60M In Funding From Intel

    A second Chinese drone startup has disclosed major funding this week. Intel announced it put $60 million into Shanghai-based Yuneec, just two days after rival EHANG publicized a $42 million Series B. Read More

  • Flying Green: The Possibilities And Challenges Of Electric Aircraft

    Airplanes release greenhouse emissions into the atmosphere and require enormous amounts of fuel to fly. A Boeing 747 can consume up to five gallons of fuel per mile. But what if planes could be powered by electricity? Though they won’t replace passenger airliners anytime soon, small, zero-emission, electric planes are flying today. Engineers have been pursing electric flight for decades. Read More