AOPA:- Drones: Where do we go from here?

AOPA:- Drones: Where do we go from here?

by By Alyssa J. Miller Representatives of drone associations, research institutes, and universities; drone enthusiasts; and those curious about the growing drone industry gathered June 14 at the UAS Academy near Warrenton, Virginia, for RoboFest 2015. The meeting of the minds, sponsored by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, discussed potential unmanned aircraft uses and questions surrounding FAA regulations, training and safety, privacy, and other issues. “Twenty years from now, what’s […]

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PRATCHETT soars to 31,000m for Pixhawk test flight

PRATCHETT soars to 31,000m for Pixhawk test flight

) project is in good shape following last Saturday’s PRATCHETT avionics test flight, named in honour of the late Our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator ( LOHAN Discworld author Sir Terry. Our US allies at Edge Research Laboratory launched the PRATCHETT payload (above) – comprising an avionics package as mounted in our Vulture 2 spaceplane – from Colorado Springs East Airport. It was another textbook mission by Edge, with the […]

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The Weekly Drone Download: Google and Microsoft want to use drones to save lives; a zero-gravity quad; the world’s smallest gimbal; too many sharks

The Weekly Drone Download: Google and Microsoft want to use drones to save lives; a zero-gravity quad; the world’s smallest gimbal; too many sharks

To get the Drone Download delivered to your inbox weekly, subscribe here . Question of the Week This week, the global “ Drones for Good ” competition, hosted by the UAE, announced it has started accepting applications for its second annual contest, the winner of which will receive a $1 million prize. Last year the competition drew 800 participants from 57 countries; the winner was a “crash proof” rescue drone […]

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