How to register your drone

How to register your drone

How to register your drone (plus answers to your other drone questions) Drone registration began on Monday, Dec. 21, just in time for Christmas. Anyone who receives a drone this week – and many will, judging by retailers’ ads – needs to register it with the Federal Aviation Administration. So, drone owners (droners?), here are answers to some of your most pressing questions about registering your new toy: Do I […]

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Launching the Beta Program for Flyt: Drone Applications Platform!

Launching the Beta Program for Flyt: Drone Applications Platform!

We are launching the beta program for Flyt: Drone Applications Platform . To sign up, please visit: http://www.flytbase.com . What is Flyt? Flyt platform consists of an advanced flight computer system (FlytPOD) and its operating system (FlytOS), that allow developers and researchers build and deploy custom drone applications for variety of use-cases, such as, precision agriculture, surveys, delivery, aerial photography, inspections, etc. It is built on proven components to seamlessly […]

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Mexican drug cartels spoofing GSP to confuse border drones

Mexican drug cartels spoofing GSP to confuse border drones

From DefenseOne (note: we’re posting this because it is both very interesting on the GPS-spoofing technology issue and is not about military use of drones, but rather security). Excerpt: As the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, or CBP, has upped its drone patrols along America’s Mexican border, narcotics traffickers have responded with expensive technology of their own. “The bad guys on the border have lots of money and what […]

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Where does private land end and public airspace begin?

Where does private land end and public airspace begin?

Good article from Scientific American on the jurisdictional conflicts between private land and public airspace: who owns the air 400 ft above your house? On the evening of July 26th, in Bullitt County, Ky., William Merideth’s daughter came in from the backyard and told her father that she’d just seen a drone fly over their neighborhood. Merideth, 47, walked outside and watched a Phantom quadcopter glide down their street, then […]

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Don’t Drink and Drone

Don’t Drink and Drone

Around 3 in the morning on Jan. 26, 2015, a DJI Phantom quadcopter drone crash-landed on the grounds of the White House in Washington, D.C. Authorities soon traced the unmanned aircraft back to its pilot: a sheepish federal employee who had gotten drunk, taken his friend’s drone out for a spin, lost control, and fallen asleep. The incident made national news—“White House Drone Crash Described as a U.S. Worker’s Drunken […]

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Drone helps icebreaker navigate treacherous Antarctic

Drone helps icebreaker navigate treacherous Antarctic

The Aurora Australis is on an annual resupply voyage to Australia’s Casey research station with images of sea-ice conditions from the quadcopter drone helping navigation decisions. The Australian Antarctic Division said the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was proving to be a valuable addition to the current suite of sea-ice navigation tools, which include satellite imagery and radar. But it has not been plain sailing in the sub-zero conditions. “The electronics […]

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