How did they get that shot?

How did they get that shot?

How did they get that shot?Freefly Systems makes the drones that make your favorite films Source: Geek Wire Ten years ago, Tabb Firchau wanted to use a toy helicopter to shoot a scene that would have been otherwise impossible to capture. But just strapping a camera onto the bottom of the helicopter produced shaky footage, and the machine wasn’t really powerful enough to move the camera in the way he […]

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Sharing The Sky

Sharing The Sky

Sharing The Sky: Experts seek solutions in sharing airspace between airliners, drones Source: Richard N. Velotta via Las Vegas Review-Journal The unmanned aerial system test facility in New York is working on sense-and-avoid technology that could help commercial airliners detect and avoid drones that invade their airspace. The issue of conflicts between airliners and unmanned aerial vehicles was addressed Sunday during a preconference presentation before the 20th annual Boyd Group […]

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ODROID + Flip32 Mini Quadcopter, Part II: Mounting and Flying the ODROID

ODROID + Flip32 Mini Quadcopter, Part II: Mounting and Flying the ODROID

In my previous post I had built and flown this little 250mm quad with the Flip32 flight controller on board. I was waiting for the arrival of a tiny level-shifter I’d ordered from Sparkfun, to connect the 1.8v UART on the ODROID U-3 to the 5v UART on the Flip32. (I also took some time off to attend "Dronefest", a wondeful day-long event organized by a couple of really cool […]

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Unruly drones spook pilots while entrepreneurs seek to get airborne

Unruly drones spook pilots while entrepreneurs seek to get airborne

by By Ian Duncan The Baltimore Sun Federal aviation officials are looking to police in Maryland to help deal with a new kind of lawbreaker: drone pilots. Following complaints from pilots about unmanned aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration has referred more than a half-dozen cases to law enforcement agencies in the state over the past 18 months, federal records show. That pace is likely to pick up, as pilots are […]

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Automatic Woody crop and forest plantation inventory and statistic data extraction with GIS and drone (UAV) technology

Automatic Woody crop and forest plantation inventory and statistic data extraction with GIS and drone (UAV) technology

Usage of small dimensions RPAS ( drones ) has a real and practical benefit on forest, environment and agriculture management. Drones can obtain Digital Surface Models and pseudo-NDVI orthomosaics that can be manipulated by Geographic Information Systems (hereinafter GIS) allowing professional and rigorous studies along with technically supported decisions. We provide here an example of woody crop inventory done with our drones and GIS (QGIS) Software. It can be noted […]

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