Fire department drone program gets FAA approval

Fire department drone program gets FAA approval

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A drone program at the Carova Beach Volunteer Fire Department has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The approval from the FAA allows the fire department to use unmanned aircraft — or drones — in the National Airspace System for its search and rescue operations. The department bought two drones in 2015, and says it was told it is the first station in […]

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Drones to monitor wildlife

Drones to monitor wildlife

The wildlife monitoring projects move from traditional methods to drone technology. The research found that drones are much more precise at monitoring the size of seabird colonies in tropical and polar environments than more traditional ground counts. http://phys.org/news/2016-03-drones-revolutionize-ecological.html Click here to view original web page at diydrones.com

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Atlanta Hobby: The Zenmuse XT Is Here

Atlanta Hobby: The Zenmuse XT Is Here

CUMMING, GA– AtlantaHobby.com and UAVExpert.aero are excited to announce that they have been appointed to an exclusive group of experts representing the new Zenmuse XT line of products. The Zenmuse XT is an aerial thermal imaging solution for commercial drones released by global drone giant, DJI and Flir, the industry leaders of thermal imaging technology. Atlanta Hobby and UAV Experts have worked closely with both companies for several years and […]

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Almost 400,000 drones are registered with the FAA

Almost 400,000 drones are registered with the FAA

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s drone registration system is about to hit the 400,000 mark, three months after it was launched . “That’s really quite remarkable, and we are very encouraged by these numbers,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, speaking at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, on Monday. The FAA developed the registration system with input from the drone industry. It’s less about the FAA tracking drone […]

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Typhoon H pricing revealed.

Typhoon H pricing revealed.

Already dropping the price before its actually out. Yuneec have just announced a price point of $1,299.99 which is less than they were saying at CES. You can select your own options as well, which is quite a good idea. You can upgrade your system. The Phantom 4 and perhaps more importantly the P3P price drop are having an effect. I bet Yuneec are wishing they got the H out […]

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Australia Post mulls drone delivery trial

Australia Post mulls drone delivery trial

Australia Post boss, Ahmed Fahour told the Australian Financial Review Business Summit today (16 March) that the company is considering trialing the use of drones for deliveries in some rural areas. “I know there are some retailers right now that we’re working with, and I’m hoping later this year we’re going to do some trials,” Fahour said. “The reality is that anybody who doesn’t believe that technology is going to […]

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