Build Your Own Drone

Build Your Own Drone

Quadcopters ( drones ) used to take hours of practice to master as even the simplest manoeuvres, such as takeoff and landing, could prove difficult. Learning to fly one took time and ultimately determination and before you even took to the skies there was the small matter of building one. Now that there’s a good selection of pre-built and programmed drones on the market, you can go into major High […]

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FlytSIM – 3D simulator for Drones – Now on Cloud

FlytSIM - 3D simulator for Drones - Now on Cloud

FlytSIM is a 3D simulator that helps in the development and testing of commercial drone applications using the FlytBase platform. FlytSIM is now available on cloud and can be accessed through your web browser. Development of commercial drone applications involves integrating payloads, coding business specific logic and building custom user interfaces as web/mobile apps. To address this, FlytBase offers a platform with FlytPOD (advanced flight computer), that runs FlytOS (operating […]

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SPOTTING DRONE GOES MISSING IN BALLINA

SPOTTING DRONE GOES MISSING IN BALLINA

The day after a Ballina Shark attack, one of the most expensive drones on the market goes missing One week ago on the far-north coast of NSW off the beaches of Ballina a 17-year-old boy was attacked by a shark, a day later almost all the resources of the latest NSW Surf Life Saving and Department of Primary Industries shark management strategies were deployed in Ballina – including Drones. On […]

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Torqued: GA Flying in the Age of Drones

Torqued: GA Flying in the Age of Drones

With new drone regulations taking effect at the end of August that are predicted to trigger a proliferation in the number of drones being used by commercial and government entities, there are several provisions that manned aircraft pilots—especially general aviation pilots—need to be aware of so they can ensure their own safety and, of course, the safety of their passengers and the people and property below them. With these new […]

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Drones to the rescue – German lifeguards test quadcopters for rescuing swimmers

Drones to the rescue – German lifeguards test quadcopters for rescuing swimmers

Lifeguards in Germany are testing a drone for rescuing struggling swimmers. Once on the scene, the remotely controlled flying machine drops an auto-inflating float to keep the swimmer safe until human help arrives. We already know how drones can deliver awesome video when the gear’s in the right hands , but a growing number of industries are also looking to utilize the technology to give them an edge in their […]

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Profile Drones cheaper than ever

Profile Drones cheaper than ever

Photographer Sam Kynman-Cole with his Phantom 4 drone. Photo / topVIEW Photography Drones will be flying into Christmas stockings this year as prices hit an all-time low. The remote control devices have rapidly become a hit with Kiwis – being used by commercial photographers, surveyors and recreational fishers who are snapping up a drone which can take your fishing line out to sea. Pizza company Dominos is also in the […]

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