A small step for commercial drones, a giant leap for the future of aviation

A small step for commercial drones, a giant leap for the future of aviation

Last week marked the biggest event in commercial drone history. America’s skies will now be officially open for business for the safe and responsible use of small unmanned aircraft as a result of new rules recently released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The new rules are expected to make it easier for companies, farmers, nonprofits, and government agencies to use drones for mapping, building and site inspections, agricultural surveys, […]

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Drones Imaging map Georgian medieval castle

Drones Imaging map Georgian medieval castle

Some impressive work being laid out on the updated http://www.dronesimaging.com/ website. Rabati Castle (Georgian: რაბათის ციხე), is a medieval castle complex in Akhaltsikhe, Georgia. Built in the 13th century, initially was called the Lomisa castle until it was conquered by Ottomans. Topographical survey, May 2016. Results obtained from 1932 aerial photographs taken by drone. The orthophoto and The DSM (digital surface model) generated from the 1932 photographs have served to […]

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Group flights of drones with RTK GPS and real-life precision of RTK receiver as main navigation aid

Group flights of drones with RTK GPS and real-life precision of RTK receiver as main navigation aid

Lately we have been experimenting a lot with drones equipped with RTK GNSS receivers. In our setup we used North Surveying RTKite receivers together with Pixhawk flight controllers. This is a short video with fully automatic flight of 2 drones using RTK GPS. Initial distance between drones was 2 meters, vertical separation 2 meters: We also conducted a lot of flights to test real-life precision of RTK-equipped drones. Our test […]

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Vanguard by Airborne Drones

Vanguard by Airborne Drones

The Airborne VANGUARD is ‘next best thing’ in high endurance multi-rotor aircraft systems, based on the reliable Airborne SENTINEL+. The Airborne VANGUARD is a modular unmanned aircraft system (UAS) offering multi-payload support whilst combining reliable technology with tried-and-tested engineering. This enables the Airborne VANGUARDsystem to meet a wide variety of applications and the design needs of the user. The VANGUARD supports detachable arms for simple and compact storage in a […]

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Relaxed FAA regulations invite commercial drone use, but Hawaii laws pose legal risks

Relaxed FAA regulations invite commercial drone use, but Hawaii laws pose legal risks

by Natanya Friedheim The Federal Aviation Administration changed its regulations this week, making commercial drone use more accessible and less expensive, a Honolulu attorney told Pacific Business News in an interview Thursday. The new rules take effect in late August. The FAA sets national regulations for who can lawfully use drones, defined as unmanned aircraft, and how drones can be used. Click here to view original web page at thedronenews.com

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