USU Aerospace Engineer Creates Free 3-D Aircraft Design Software

USU Aerospace Engineer Creates Free 3-D Aircraft Design Software

As interest in small autonomous aerial vehicles and their applications continues to expand, a Utah State University aerospace engineer is offering the public a free software tool that could revolutionize the drone industry. Doug Hunsaker, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at USU, is offering a free, easy to use 3-D online software program that generates aerodynamic information about a user’s aircraft design. The program, called MachUp, is […]

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GE made an oilfield drone

GE made an oilfield drone

GE made an oilfield drone that can sniff out gas leaks It could make inspections go three times faster. Article Source: Engadget At the opening of GE’s new oil and gas R&D center in Oklahoma, the multi-business company has also presented its new methane-sniffing helicopter drone called “Raven.” GE started working on the project last year, and it proved that the 20-pound machine can indeed do what it was created […]

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Introducing the finalized PhoneDrone Ethos from xCraft!

Introducing the finalized PhoneDrone Ethos from xCraft!

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, October 10th, 2016 – Drone startup xCraft has released the final design of their PhoneDrone Ethos. The company has created the only drone that uses your smartphone as the camera, GPS, and processor of the aircraft. The quadcopter will pair with an onboard device via bluetooth connection and allow for autonomous missions, such as “selfie mode”. The craft can also be controlled by another device from the […]

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Drones carrying medicines, blood face top challenge: Africa

Drones carrying medicines, blood face top challenge: Africa

FILE – In this July 27, 2016, file frame from video provided by Vayu, Inc., residents from Ranomafana, Madagascar, watch before a drone containing medical samples takes off on a test flight from their remote village, which can only be reached on foot. Off Africa’s eastern coast in Madagascar, U.S. company Vayu completed drone flights to deliver blood and stool samples from rural villages, with support from the U.S. Agency […]

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WA government says shark-spotting drones better than personal ‘shark shields’

WA government says shark-spotting drones better than personal ‘shark shields’

A shark-spotting surveillance drone will be used to boost beach patrols in Western Australia’s South West in a three-month trial set to start next month. Fisheries Minister Joe Francis said the $88,000 trial, part of the Government’s shark mitigation strategy, would allow Surf Life Saving WA to purchase and operate several drones along the Perth metropolitan coast and South West. The drone will be equipped with high definition cameras which […]

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