Torture-Testing Drones

Torture-Testing Drones

Got a drone for Christmas? Cinderblocks, freezers, and sub-zero temperatures are just a few of the obstacles it might have encountered before ending up under the tree. Here is how top companies are torture-testing drones. On a windy day in March, Warren Linde, Robert Blank, and Brent Holbrook, the co-founders of Mountain Drones , partnered with members of the Telluride Ski Patrol to fly a UAV loaded with mock explosives […]

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Droneports

Droneports

Rendering of the Eldorado Droneport. Just when you thought it was hard to achieve a first in flight in this day and age, a city near Las Vegas has broken ground on what is believed to be the first commercial drone airport.The Aerodrome, a non-profit in unmanned aircraft education, has partnered with Boulder City, Nevada to develop the droneport. The 50-acre site about 28 miles from the Las Vegas Strip […]

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The GoPro Hero 5

The GoPro Hero 5

GoPro Hero 5 Being Smaller and Lighter than its Predecessor Gives it an Edge Over its Competitors! The GoPro Hero 5 action camera was previously reported to come out of the market in October this year but because the American camcorder company based in San Mateo, California is seriously intent on making it the best videographic equipment when it hits the retail markets, it decided to defer its launch to […]

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Can You Shoot Down Neighbor’s Drone?

Can You Shoot Down Neighbor’s Drone?

Before you decide to shoot that drone out of your backyard, there are a few important things you need to know. First of all, damaging any flying robot is a federal crime. It doesn’t matter if it’s crashing your pool party or watching you in your skivvies through the skylight in your master bath. “In my ​legal opinion,” says Peter Sachs, a Connecticut attorney and publisher of Drone Law Journal […]

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Flying Drones in East Bay Regional Parks Is Illegal With $300 Fines

Flying Drones in East Bay Regional Parks Is Illegal With $300 Fines

The East Bay Regional Park District is off-limits to drones and will cite violators $300 if they fly the unmanned aircraft in any of the district’s 65 parks and 120,000 acres of open space. Even though the Federal Aviation Administration began requiring drone owners to register with the agency before flying outdoors, drones are illegal in all the East Bay Regional Parks regardless of whether the owner has registered. The […]

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Haktoys HAK905 7″ Quadcopter

Haktoys HAK905 7″ Quadcopter

Haktoys HAK905 7″ Quadcopter: This $55 drone does something most drones can’t The Haktoys HAK905 7″ Diagonal 2.4GHz 4CH RC Quadcopter drone can soar through the air just like every other drone out there. It can be flown for up to 9 minutes on a charge and the controller works from up to 350 feet away, which is also comparable to other drones you’ve seen around town. But there’s one […]

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UAV-America creates long-duration flight time drone

UAV-America creates long-duration flight time drone

UAV-America, manufacturer of world-class drone platforms, has launched a new long-duration flight time UAV, the Eagle XF, which is capable of up to one-hour flight times with a payload of five pounds. As a member of the UAV Systems Association (UAVSA), UAV-America has worked with the organisation and its parent company, the Tesla Foundation, to incorporate industry knowledge into the new designs. In addition to its extended flight times, Eagle […]

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Students learn drone-flying skills and FAA rules

Students learn drone-flying skills and FAA rules

“Essentially, a quadcopter is a flying brick,” drone safety instructor David Iadevaia told the class gathered recently at the Oro Valley Recreation Center. While a remote-controlled plane can glide to a stop, a quadcopter drone will drop straight down if it loses power, said Iadevaia, a retired astronomy and physics professor at Pima Community College who now runs Airborne Precision Imaging-Arizona. Each of the half-dozen students took a turn with […]

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Horten Batwing Drone

Horten Batwing Drone

I’ve always been fascinated with the Horten brothers flying wing designs and their Bell Lift Distribution wing design.. Using X-plane Planemaker and XFLR5 analysis software has helped in determining the right amount of wing twist. I also developed an Arduino controlled drag rudder system to help stabilize a flying wing . Ultimately , I want to end up with an efficient flying wing that has no vertical stabilizers. Project Status; […]

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