CHINA POLICE USE DRONES TO MONITOR TRAFFIC

CHINA POLICE USE DRONES TO MONITOR TRAFFIC

Credit: news.cn Two drones were being used to help monitor traffic flow and violators on highways in China’s Sichuan province, authorities said on Sunday. The drones flew over two highways, one connecting the cities of Chengdu and Zigong, and the other connecting Chengdu with Mianyang, according to the provincial public security department. More than 90 traffic incidents were caught on drone camera, Xinhua news agency reported. The drones can recognize […]

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N.D. coal mine using drone for land surveys

N.D. coal mine using drone for land surveys

A technical crew at North American’s Falkirk Mining Co. uses a fast-flying drone to conduct three-dimensional surveys to help plan for coal mining and reclamation. It’s the first surface mine in the country to take advantage of the relatively new technology. (LAUREN DONOVAN, TRIBUNE) BISMARCK—A North Dakota coal mine is the first surface mine in the country to use a drone to conduct land surveys that can cover 500 acres […]

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The Business Of Drones – What Do I Get?

The Business Of Drones – What Do I Get?

The questions have been swirling around the Internet and coming through private messages – now that this is legal what do we charge? Very relevant and timely question as the drone rush officially started August 29th, 2016. I’m reaching back into my experience as a legal commercial drone operator many years ago, imparting some from posts and discussions I’ve read and postulating on some of the others. I also have […]

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Creating a Mesh Network With Drones

Creating a Mesh Network With Drones

Operating in remote areas can present challenges in communications. In areas with weak or non-existing communication networks, large changes in elevation or obstacles, one must look for other purposes of establishing communications. Where there are no towers, drones can be used to set up temporary communication networks. However, the limited flight time of drones can cause problems in these cases. For this purpose, a tethered drone system can be used. […]

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Tremco SkyBEAM UAV Completes First FAA-Approved Nighttime Commercial Flight in U.S.

Tremco SkyBEAM UAV Completes First FAA-Approved Nighttime Commercial Flight in U.S.

Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance announced today its SkyBEAM unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) completed the first Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved nighttime commercial flight, to inspect rooftops at a southern Ohio business. More than 2.3 million square feet of roofing were scanned. The innovative SkyBEAM (Building Envelope Asset Mapping) UAV used its thermographic (infrared) camera to inspect the multi-level rooftops for trapped moisture, energy leaks and other damage. The evening flight […]

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Drone Operators Seek Permission to Fly out of Direct Sight

Drone Operators Seek Permission to Fly out of Direct Sight

The Associated Press FILE – This Aug. 29, 2016, file photo provided by Sharper Shape and SkySkopes shows a Sharper A6 drone before a test to fly over power lines in eastern North Dakota near Blanchard. The drone is specially designed for utility asset inspections. The drone is being tested as part of a project by Xcel Energy to see of unmanned aircraft can help crews restore power to areas […]

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