Drone regulations relaxed by CASA

Drone regulations relaxed by CASA

Businesses that rely on remotely piloted aircraft have welcomed moves by the aviation watchdog to relax regulations. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has said a “booming” drone industry had prompted it to reconsider regulations for commercial users. This will mean people remotely piloting drones weighing under two kilograms will no longer need a remote pilot licence or a range of other approvals. Camille Fong Lim, manager with Darwin-based technology […]

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Quadcopter racing tournament kicks off in Moscow

Quadcopter racing tournament kicks off in Moscow

Experienced and amateur drone pilots have tested out their maneuvering skills using remotely controlled quadcopters at the Drone Grand Prix 2016 in the Moscow Region. The tournament in which everyone is invited to participate will run until Friday. On the first day some 20 professional drone-skilled operators showcased their moves in the likes of Anakin Skywalker, the master pilot in the Star Wars series, when they ditched countless obstacles while […]

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uAvionix Introduces Micro ADS-B Receiver For Small Drone Collision Avoidance

uAvionix Introduces Micro ADS-B Receiver For Small Drone Collision Avoidance

Get your hands on the real thing at sUSB Expo later this month, pingRX will be demonstrated. Electronics manufacturer uAvionix has introduced the smallest and lightest ADS-B receiver ever made. The new “pingRX” weighs 1.5 grams and requires 1/100 th the power of conventional ADS-B receivers. It implements “Sense and Avoid” capabilities for small drones operating in the National Airspace (NAS). ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast) helps aircraft operators […]

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Japanese Drone Just Delivered A Bottle of Wine

Japanese Drone Just Delivered A Bottle of Wine

City is now a test bed for drone deliveries. The United States isn’t the only country where researchers are trying to figure out the safest way for drones to deliver goods without crashing into power lines, street signs, and skyscrapers. The Japanese government, drone maker Autonomous Control System Laboratory (ACSL), and companies including Japan-based e-commerce giant Rakuten began testing drones for home deliveries on Monday, according to local media reports. […]

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