ECC to offer class on drones

ECC to offer class on drones

In the next four years, the Federal Aviation Administration predicts that there will be seven million unmanned aircraft in the United States. “This is not a fad,” assures J. Lynn Cale, associate vice president of instruction at Edgecombe Community College. “The applications for drones are endless.” To help educate the public on this soaring industry, ECC is offering its first drones class – Drones 101 – from 10 a.m. to […]

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Embry-Riddle Hosts Unmanned Challenge at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Embry-Riddle Hosts Unmanned Challenge at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, WI – Experienced pilots are once again invited to take on an aerial obstacle course in the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-sponsored Small Unmanned Aerospace System (sUAS) Challenge during this year’s fly-in at the 64th annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) convention held July 25-31 in Oshkosh, Wis. As part of the challenging daily “drone” competition from 3 to 5 p.m. inside the Drone Cage at Aviation Gateway Park, competitors will fly […]

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Purdue students launch agricultural drone startup to help reduce farming costs

Purdue students launch agricultural drone startup to help reduce farming costs

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Aerial Agriculture LLC, a startup company launched by Purdue University students, aims to revolutionize the agricultural industry by building drones in-house to capture multispectral images of entire crop fields. This technology could allow farmers to reduce excess fertilizer and input costs while simultaneously increasing yields. Aerial Agriculture uses specialized cameras to convert images into valuable vegetation indices that represent crop health and allow agronomists to determine […]

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Australian RPAS technology sector gets AU$1 million boost from government

Australian RPAS technology sector gets AU$1 million boost from government

QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – Advance Queensland , a Queensland Government business initiative, announced a one million Australian Dollar investment into drone technologies development on Monday. The funding is part of a collaboration between Advance Queensland and Boeing, along with its subsidiary Insitu Pacific, and Telstra, Royal Dutch Shell’s QGC (formerly Queensland Gas Company) project. Local small to medium-sized enterprises will be providing industry and technical expertise to the project according to […]

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GoPro presenting the 2016 U.S. National Drone Racing Championships

GoPro presenting the 2016 U.S. National Drone Racing Championships

photo credit: DSA LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Drone Sports Association (DSA) announced on Monday that the highly anticipated 2016 U.S. National Drone Racing Championships “Drone Nationals” will be presented by GoPro, AIG, EMC, and EY have also signed on as major partners for the marquee event August 5-7, on Governors Island, New York. With drone racing’s increase in popularity, the 2016 National Drone Racing Championships Presented by GoPro (crowning the […]

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Real-world flight with five Pixhawk-equipped drones using UgCS DDC

Real-world flight with five Pixhawk-equipped drones using UgCS DDC

Last week we revealed the newest addition to UgCS family of ground control software – UgCS Drone Dance Controller. UgCS DDC allows the simultaneous and synchronized control of up to dozens of drones. It can be used to create spectacular shows using drones. Together with that we published a video showing the operation of 20 drones with UgCS DDC where the drones were simulated using SITL. A few of you […]

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