Westar Energy to launch tiny unmanned air force

Westar Energy to launch tiny unmanned air force

Drone pic 1 BY DION LEFLER Westar Energy will soon deploy drones in the war on power outages. The state’s dominant electric company last week obtained a rule exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin using two remote-controlled aerial drones. Company officials say that once a few final details are finished, the drones will be able to perform a variety of tasks such as searching out remote transmission line […]

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Amazon’s Drone Testing Takes Flight In Yet Another Country

Amazon’s Drone Testing Takes Flight In Yet Another Country

Flying drone with camera In addition to the United Kingdom and Canada. If a company can’t get regulatory approval to fly drones in the US, there’s always the Netherlands. Amazon is currently testing drones for its ambitious Amazon Prime Air delivery service in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Monday during a Washington Post event . Bezos’s comments confirm recent reports of Amazon […]

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Really, really stupid idea of the month, maybe the whole year!- – Drone attack Eagles!

Really, really stupid idea of the month, maybe the whole year!- - Drone attack Eagles!

I just saw this on our local news and was surprised nobody else had posted it here yet. Easily the truly stupidest idea I have ever seen – Dutch Police train Eagle to take down drone. Better than the UnAmerican Eagle in the Our Man Flint Movies (that dates me a bit I’m afraid.) Might be Ok with a $30.00 toy, but even a phantom would/could seriously damage an Eagle […]

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RC Modelers to discuss multi-rotor aircraft and drones

RC Modelers to discuss multi-rotor aircraft and drones

RC Modelers to discuss multi-rotor aircraft and drones OWATONNA — The monthly membership meeting of the Owatonna RC Modelers (ORCM) is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3 2016 in the Gainey Room at the Owatonna Public Library. Following club business, there will be an extensive discussion to clarify the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) drone registration requirements. The FAA has defined any radio controlled airplane, glider, helicopter or multi-rotor […]

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City Inspectors May Begin Using Drones

City Inspectors May Begin Using Drones

To Monitor Dangerous Buildings, City Inspectors May Begin Using Drones This video player must be at least 300×168 pixels in order to operate. To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 10.2.0 or greater is installed. Continuing its work monitoring dangerous buildings in Philadelphia, the City Controller’s Office has launched a drone to provide sky-high views of damaged properties. The aim is to demonstrate to the city’s Department […]

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