Flying Robot International Film Festival Celebrates Drone Video

Flying Robot International Film Festival Celebrates Drone Video

While critics see drones as threats to public safety, a San Francisco film festival Thursday night celebrates the artistic merits of these high-tech flying video cameras. The Flying Robot International Film Festival will screen 20 videos shot using drones, with $10,000 in prizes at stake in six categories that including “drones for good,” “aerial sports” and “LOL.” And these aren’t just YouTube aerial views of someone’s backyard. In one short […]

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Successful flight test of gas+electric VTOL UAV: HYBRiX

Successful flight test of gas+electric VTOL UAV: HYBRiX

This is the crazy project that kept us busy lately at Quaternium: a hybrid electric+gas multirotor with range extender, inspired by Hybrid cars, such as BMWi3. Our goal is to overcome the endurance limitations of an electric multicopter, while keeping the multirotor platform we are so enthusiastic about. This VTOL UAV has 2.5 hr estimated flight time with payload, and around 4 hours endurance otherwise. These are the product specs: […]

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You won’t need help registering your drone, the FAA says

You won’t need help registering your drone, the FAA says

Just days before guidelines are due, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a warning about third-party drones offering to register drones. It’s not clear what registration will entail yet, but a few websites have already popped up, offering to take care of all the paperwork for about $25. “Unmanned aircraft users should know they probably won’t need help registering their drones when the system is in place,” the FAA said […]

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3DR Collaborates With AirMap Because Flying A Drone Can Be Hazardous

3DR Collaborates With AirMap Because Flying A Drone Can Be Hazardous

Flying a drone can be tough. Where are you allowed to fly? Is there an airport within 5 miles? What about a hospital or U.S. national park that has restricted airspace? AirMap is one of the best services to determine a safe flying zone and its data will now be built into the 3DR Solo app. This functionality will first hit 3DR’s consumer-grade Solo drone. When using the app, pilots […]

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