Drone to monitor illegal quarrying on Gaula riverbed in Uttarakhand

Drone to monitor illegal quarrying on Gaula riverbed in Uttarakhand

Drones will operate over sensitive forest zones as well as Gola river’s downstream areas. (HT Photo)In the first initiative of its kind, the Uttarakhand government has decided to use a drone to check illegal quarrying on the Gaula riverbed. The unmanned aerial vehicle, which will take flight from Haldwani, has been procured by the state’s forest department. Its primary purpose is to check areas like swamps and forested areas that […]

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New Drone Laws Go Into Effect Today

New Drone Laws Go Into Effect Today

Source: CNBC Clearer skies are ahead for American businesses betting on drones. New rules by the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) go into effect Monday, clarifying what is acceptable commercial usage of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones. Commercial drones must weigh less than 55 pounds, fly up to a maximum of 400 feet in altitude, at a speed of no more than 100 miles per hour, […]

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New Kespry Drone 2.0

New Kespry Drone 2.0

MENLO PARK, Calif.–( BUSINESS WIRE )– Kespry , which designs automated drone systems for commercial use, today announced the new Kespry Drone 2.0. The new lighter-weight drone flies 2X as long, covers 2X the ground area, and has 2X the wind resilience, due to the new airframe, battery, and flight system improvements. Based on requests from commercial customers, the new Kespry Drone 2.0 now flies over 30 minutes per flight, […]

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Don’t drive rashly: a drone might be watching you

Don’t drive rashly: a drone might be watching you

Pune Highway Police test a drone camera in the ghat section of the expressway. As accidents turn Mumbai-Pune Expressway into a death zone, enforcement takes to the air. An eye in the sky is better than several feet on the ground. The Maharashtra government is convinced about this, and has deployed drones for the first time on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway to stop wayward drivers in their tracks. The 95-km road […]

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Drones meet drought in skies of storied California farmland Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3763205/Drones-meet-drought-skies-storied-California-farmland.html#ixzz4IijCdNiB Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Drones meet drought in skies of storied California farmland Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3763205/Drones-meet-drought-skies-storied-California-farmland.html#ixzz4IijCdNiB Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

In this photo taken July 25, 2016, Danny Royer, vice president of technology at Bowles Farming Co., prepares to pilot a drone over a tomato field near Los Banos, Calif. The farm hired Royer this year to oversee drones equipped with a state-of-the-art thermal camera. The drone can scan from a bird’s-eye view for cool, soggy patches where a gopher may have chewed through the buried drip irrigation line and […]

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New rules on small drones kick in today

New rules on small drones kick in today

Source: LA Times For companies that want to use small drones, a new era began Monday. That’s when rules kicked in that free them from having to request special permission from the federal government for any commercial drone endeavor — a waiver process that often took months. Although industry experts say the Federal Aviation Administration’s new rules on commercial drones largely make it easier for companies to use the unmanned […]

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Tech causes majority of RPAS accidents, not humans

Tech causes majority of RPAS accidents, not humans

Researchers from Australia have analysed drone incidents and accidents the world over to determine the underlying cause of RPAS operations gone wrong. Surprisingly, the study showed technical problems were the cause of 64 per cent of the incidents, not operator error. Researchers Dr Graham Wild and Dr Glenn Baxter from RMIT University’s School of Engineering, along with John Murray from Edith Cowan University, completed the first examination of more than […]

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DroneDeploy welcomes Part 107 commercial drone regulations

DroneDeploy welcomes Part 107 commercial drone regulations

It’s all about growth and saving money, according to Mike Winn, DroneDeploy’s co-founder and CEO. DroneDeploy take images from drones and turns them into maps and actionable data. “We had already seen remarkable growth in the commercial drone industry the last few months, and before the Part 107 implementation, the amount of data generated by our users had been doubling every four months. For example, among the newer industries to […]

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Drone rule takes effect Monday

Drone rule takes effect Monday

Source: USA Today WASHINGTON – The first comprehensive federal rule governing drones takes effect Monday, when government and industry officials say thousands of pilots of remote-controlled aircraft are eager to start their engines. Earl Lawrence, director of the Federal Aviation Administration’s drone office, said 3,351 people signed up to take a test of aviation knowledge Monday —the first day possible — to certify themselves as drone pilots. Another hint of […]

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Power Egg is unlike any drone you’ve ever flown

Power Egg is unlike any drone you’ve ever flown

It’s roughly the size of a rugby ball, but with retractable landing and propeller struts. Normally, when you think “quadcopter”, you think of the standard block-shaped mass of propellers, struts and landing gear. But nothing says they have to look that way. In fact, one drone company from China is taking a radically different approach with a UAV that looks like something from the labs of Capsule Corp. The Power […]

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