NC officials offer to help drone operators

NC officials offer to help drone operators

RALEIGH, N.C. — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) Division of Aviation wants to help drone owners understand new rules issued by the Federal Aviation Administration and how they impact drone operations in the state. The FAA unveiled new rules for drone operators on Tuesday. Operators who received the required exemption or authorization from the FAA can continue to fly their small drones without further action. Once the new rules […]

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Students high on aviation camp

Students high on aviation camp

Irion Overton (left) and her teammates work on assembling a Parallax Quadcopter with the help of camp counselor and ECSU student, Darius Witherspoon (right). ECSU hosted the NASA Aerospace and Aviation Camp on Thursday at Dixon Hall. By Jon Hawley Sitting next to a freshly assembled quadcopter drone on Thursday, Felisha Riddick and Irion Overton said this week’s Aerospace and Aviation Camp at Elizabeth City State University was pretty cool. […]

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Nissan’s zippy GT-R drone

Nissan’s zippy GT-R drone

In an attempt to highlight the speed credentials of its new 2017 GT-R, Nissan has employed a vehicle of a different sort. It has custom built a drone it claims is one of the fastest accelerating first person view (FPV) racing drones in the world specifically to keep apace with the powerful supercar as it accelerates off the mark. Nissan says the GT-R drone can accelerate from 0 to 100 […]

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