The DJI Phantom 3 Drone

The DJI Phantom 3 Drone

The DJI Phantom 3 Drone – The closest thing to a “flesh-and-bone” ghost I remember when I first saw a drone in “flesh-and-bone.” I was at a music festival and there was this glittering red light flying in the sky. I had heard about them so the connection was quickly established, and the UFO jokes ensued. Then it dawned on me, the thing was filming us. At first I thought […]

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South Africa :- Caught in the act

South Africa :- Caught in the act

Stefan de Villiers Flying of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for game viewing, filming, photography or any other purposes during their visit to the park this festive season or any other time is illegal. SATARA – Yet another tourist has been caught in the act of flying a drone in the Kruger National Park (KNP). This caused quite a stir on the Facebook group, Latest Sightings – Kruger, as many felt […]

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Ascending Technologies Becomes Shareholder of e-volo

Ascending Technologies Becomes Shareholder of e-volo

UAS experts pushing forward the “green” helicopter Volocopter VC200. Ascending Technologies has been part of the development network and key technology partner from e-volo since 2013, when they significantly contributed to the maiden flight of the Volocopter VC200. Now Ascending Technologies officially becomes shareholder of e-volo to sustainably lead the development of the world’s first purely electric, rotary-wing manned aircraft system to the desired result. The leader in technology of […]

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Utilities see potential in drones to inspect lines, towers

Utilities see potential in drones to inspect lines, towers

Power Lines-Drones U.S. utilities see great potential in the use of remote-controlled drones to do the often-dangerous work of inspecting power lines and transmission towers but strict regulations have so far slowed adoption of the technology. The remote-controlled devices make the work of linemen safer, more efficient and less expensive, according to the Electric Power Research Institute, which last month put on a three-day workshop to help nearly a dozen […]

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First Steps Toward Drone Traffic Management

First Steps Toward Drone Traffic Management

By Sharon Lozano NASA recently successfully demonstrated rural operations of its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) traffic management (UTM) concept, integrating operator platforms, vehicle performance and ground infrastructure. The next steps involve further validation through Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test sites. “UTM is designed to enable safe low-altitude civilian UAS operations by providing pilots information needed to maintain separation from other aircraft by reserving areas for specific routes, with consideration of […]

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NYC explores drone use for everything from disaster response to traffic surveillance

NYC explores drone use for everything from disaster response to traffic surveillance

Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 10.35.01 AM The city is looking at bringing in drone use for everything from catastrophic fires and natural disasters to tree pruning and traffic jams, officials said Monday. Henry Jackson, deputy commissioner of Emergency Management, told the City Council agencies are considering a host of uses for the unmanned aerial vehicles — like disaster response after a major storm. “After a large scale event, such as […]

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Even Super-Small Drones Would Have to Register

Even Super-Small Drones Would Have to Register

Even Super-Small Drones Would Have to Register Under Federal Proposal The Wild West days may soon be over for amateur aerial drone pilots. In a proposal published today, a federal task force recommended that drone pilots should be required to register to fly any aircraft that weighs little more than a half-pound. Technically, the Federal Aviation Administration already requires the registration of all aircraft, including drones. But the agency doesn’t […]

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5 Things To Know About Drone Registry

5 Things To Know About Drone Registry

A drone flies above Old Bethpage, N.Y. 5 Things To Know About Drone Registry & FAA Task Force Recommends The Consumer Technology Association forecasts that 400,000 drones will be sold in the United States this holiday season. That’s not to mention the commercial drones being developed by Google (now known as Alphabet), Amazon, Wal-Mart and others. In the face of this drone proliferation, the Federal Aviation Administration called a special […]

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The Government Plans To Track Your Drone

The Government Plans To Track Your Drone

drone flying Here’s how the government plans to track your drone If you are gifted a drone this holiday season, you’ll likely need to register it with the US government before you take it for a test flight. On Monday, the Federal Aviation Agency published regulation recommendations for a drone registration process that would require drones weighing more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds to be registered online. […]

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