small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) – Key Concepts for New Users

small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) – Key Concepts for New Users

Embry-Riddle Worldwide offers MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) to anyone with an Internet connection and a desire to learn about aviation. And they are free! The course, “Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) – Key Concepts for New Users,” runs from Feb. 6 to Feb. 19. Registration starts January 9, 2017. Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) – Key Concepts for New Users, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) presented by Embry-Riddle […]

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German air safety warns: Drones not just for Christmas

German air safety warns: Drones not just for Christmas

Some 100,000 drones are expected to be given as presents in Germany this Christmas. And the head of Germany’s air safety authority wants new rules in place to cover the aircraft. The head of Germany’s air traffic control authority (DFS) is worried. His organization, a state-owned company, has estimated that some 100,000 drones will be piled under German Christmas trees this winter, and director Klaus-Dieter Scheurle isn’t sure if all […]

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Amazon Has a New U.S. Patent to Protect Its Drones

Amazon Has a New U.S. Patent to Protect Its Drones

Madeline Farber Amazon received a technology patent this week to give its drones extra anti-hacking protection when making deliveries, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Amazon (AMZN, -0.55%) filed for the patented technology covering countermeasures against threats to drones, or uncrewed autonomous vehicles (UAV), because it said that third parties could interfere with a drone’s wireless communications system using a wireless signal jammer. If successful, “these threats may […]

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Desert Rotor Mantis 12PCX HOTAS GCS

Desert Rotor Mantis 12PCX HOTAS GCS

Desert Rotor Mantis A 12 channel ground station integrated into the Pelican© 1510 field case with retractable luggage handle. Internal computer with panel mounted keyboard and mouse. Dual 10.4″ sunlight viewable LCD screens. Retractable 3-axis flight control stick, 2-axis camera gimbal stick, precision throttle slide, and custom on-screen display makes for a revolutionary flight control system. PNP (Plug and Play) Solution – Reduce cables, connectors, scattered components, and compatibility headaches. […]

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