Open Source Dronecode Project Attracts New Investment and Members

Open Source Dronecode Project Attracts New Investment and Members

by Dronecode, the nonprofit organization developing a common, shared open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), today announced six new commercial members and several nonprofit and academic drone projects that are supporting the effort. New silver members announced today include Arsov RC Technology, Erle Robotics, Event 38 Unmanned Systems, Parrot, Team Black Sheep and Walkera. New sponsor members include OpenRelief, Open Source Robotics Foundation, The Autonomous Systems, Control, and […]

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Drone pilot is flying high after exam pass

Drone pilot is flying high after exam pass

by Tegan Chapman A photographer is flying high after securing a drone pilot’s licence in record time. Commercial photographer Andrew Bryson, from Morpeth, started flying a camera drone to give his pictures a new dimension but, under Civil Aviation Authority rules, he needed to get a Permission for Aerial Work before he could use his radio controlled aircraft for commercial purposes. He turned to the company that had originally supplied […]

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North Dakota UAV business grows

North Dakota UAV business grows

by By: Jonathan Knutson , Agweek GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The UAV industry continues to grow and evolve, and Field of View is growing and evolving with it. New regulations for unmanned aerial vehicles proposed in February by the Federal Aviation Administration “are a breath of fresh air,” says David Dvorak, CEO of Grand Forks, N.D.-based Field of View. “They provide our industry with more confidence that this is going […]

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Hexacopter vs shotgun (court rules in favor of copter!)

Hexacopter vs shotgun (court rules in favor of copter!)

A Pixhawk-powered hexacopter had an encounter with an overzealous and somewhat paranoid neighbor. Ars Technica tells the story : That day, Eric Joe skipped Black Friday lines and instead went home to visit his parents. During the afternoon, Joe flew what he described to Ars as a homemade hexacopter drone. His aerial device hovered low and moved slow, logging just three and a half minutes of flight time in total. […]

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Best Flying Drones

Best Flying Drones

Overview The Phantom 2 Vision+ from DJI brings ready-to-fly into the professional realm. With its 3-axis gimbal supporting an all new custom 1080p video camera with Wi-Fi first-person-view (FPV) on your iOS or Android device, you’ll be creating super smooth cinema-quality videos in minutes. The Vision+ eliminates setup headaches with the gimbal and camera already securely mounted and aligned at … Price: $1,169.00 Buy this DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ V3.0 […]

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FAA probing Cowboys for using drones illegally

FAA probing Cowboys for using drones illegally

by During rookie minicamp in May, the Cowboys used drones to get a different angle of their practice . Jason Garrett raved about their use. “The drone angle is interesting because it gives you a chance from behind to see all 11 guys on offense and all 11 guys on defense, but from a lower angle,” Garrett said. “Often times, you have to kind of pull yourself way away to […]

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UgCS 2.4 Is Live!

UgCS 2.4 Is Live!

For those who have missed it – the newest version of UgCS – 2.4 is live and available on Windows, Mac and Linux! UgCS 2.4 makes drones smarter and more agile than before. The most important new features are that it allows import of custom terrain elevation models, 3D building models which make the drone more aware of what`s around it. Terrain elevation models allow safe flying in hazardous areas […]

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DRONES IN BUSINESS: Between heaven and earth, a lot of gray

DRONES IN BUSINESS: Between heaven and earth, a lot of gray

by By Jennifer Nesslar When Jared Serfozo first saw drones being sold in America, the technology caught his attention. “I had to have one,” he said. Serfozo is a videographer who makes training videos for a software company. But he has freelanced for others since he was in high school. Since purchasing his first drone, Serfozo bought the domain name sarasotadrone.com, where he promotes drone videography as a way to […]

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FAA is exploring drone use by NFL teams

FAA is exploring drone use by NFL teams

by by Mike Florio At least three NFL teams are using remote-controlled aircraft to film practices. And that practice has drawn the attention of the Federal Aviation Administration. According to Bloomberg News, the FAA is looking into the use of so-called drones by the Cowboys, Giants, and Patriots, because it’s technically illegally to fly unmanned aircraft for a commercial purpose without first getting a waiver from the FAA. The agency […]

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Commercial UAV Expo announces 2015 conference program

Commercial UAV Expo announces 2015 conference program

by Portland, Maine, USA – June 23, 2015 – The organizers of Commercial UAV Expo announced the 2015 Conference Program today. The program will delve into key issues faced by large-enterprise organizations when implementing Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), including systems selection and integration; developing enterprise workflows, guidelines and policies; data management and integration; and legal, safety and regulatory considerations for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Commercial UAV Expo will take place […]

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