Is North Dakota The Silicon Valley of Drones?

Is North Dakota The Silicon Valley of Drones?

Is North Dakota The Silicon Valley of Drones? According to an article posted on VOA , North Dakota is America’s leading state in drone research and testing, the Silicon Valley of drone innovation — testing, developing applications and training operators. Four elements came together in North Dakota to give the Roughrider State a head start in the unmanned aerial systems industry (UAS) — its emptiness, its weather, its university and […]

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SolarDrone (NTU), Allowing Drones to Explore Unexplored Frontiers Launches at CES 2018

SolarDrone (NTU), Allowing Drones to Explore Unexplored Frontiers Launches at CES 2018

Solar Powered Multicopter SolarDrone, established from the laboratory of National Taiwan University, teamed up with experts in photovoltaic and UAV technologies to tackle the enduring problem of drone flight time. The product will be showcased at CES2018 Eureka Startup Marketplace (booth#52105), where some of the newest technology trends are featured. SolarDrone’s solar-powered quadcopters have been re-designed, re-engineered, and reprogrammed to be able to extend its flight time from less than […]

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Solar Ship and Arctic UAV Partner

Solar Ship and Arctic UAV Partner

Solar Ship and Arctic UAV Partner on Joint-Venture to service the Arctic Solar Ship and Arctic UAV Partnerships announced the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) to create a Joint-Venture to service Nunavut. The Joint-Venture will introduce Solar Ship’s technology to the Arctic, including hybrid aircraft, aerostats and self-reliant hangars. Initial operations will offer data collection services using Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and aerostats to support Inuit data gathering […]

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Three Commercial Drone Industry Predictions That Will Surprise You

Three Commercial Drone Industry Predictions That Will Surprise You

It’s been a big year for the commercial drone industry. 2017 marks the first full year of FAA’s part 107 operators license being available. There are over 70,000 pilots flying commercially in all sort of applications. In fact, even the type applications opened up significantly. We saw the first “Flights Over People” waiver issued (Congrats CNN!) and new airspace authorizations. And there were a lot of airspace authorizations because 2017 […]

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Four hour forty minute flight for Quaternium HYBRiX.20

Four hour forty minute flight for Quaternium HYBRiX.20

HYBRiX flying 01-03-17 Quaternium , a leading European brand of long-endurance multirotors, has flown for 4 hours and 40 minutes with their HYBRiX.20 fuel-electric quadcopter. They believe that this flight time beats any former demonstration ever made with an electric, hybrid of hydrogen multicopter HYBRiX.20 RPA was designed by Quaternium in 2014 and its first model was built in 2015, demonstrating the viability of hybrid technology to power drones. This […]

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Ballard Launches Next Generation Fuel Cell System for Drones, Expands Insitu Flight Testing

Ballard Launches Next Generation Fuel Cell System for Drones, Expands Insitu Flight Testing

Launching Insitu-s ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) (CNW Group/Ballard Power Systems Inc.) Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today announced that the company has developed a next generation high performance fuel cell propulsion system to power unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones. Ballard has also received a follow-on contract from Insitu, a Boeing subsidiary, for extended durability testing of the next-generation 1.3 kilowatt (kW) fuel cell propulsion system to […]

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Sync for DJI Version 1.2 Now Available

Sync for DJI Version 1.2 Now Available

KM.COMPANY LLC Everything You Need To Know About Sync for DJI Today’s spectrum of software for DJI devices is not that wide as you would think. The market of drones is relatively new and software for it is mostly yet to be done. So today we are going to review a new application for syncing your DJI device and your phone or tablet. This free application was newly released for […]

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XDynamics Announces Third Straight Year of Participation in Consumer Electronics Show, the “Super Bowl” of Consumer Technology

XDynamics Announces Third Straight Year of Participation in Consumer Electronics Show, the “Super Bowl” of Consumer Technology

Hong Kong drone manufacturer, XDynamics is excited to demonstrate its latest technologies at this year’s event. LAS VEGAS, Dec. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Each year, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas brings together the world’s greatest innovators and dreamers from across the consumer technology spectrum. And 2018 will mark the third year in a row that Hong Kong’s XDynamics will be making an appearance. The company will be […]

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Fat Shark Launches 101 Drone Training System

Fat Shark Launches 101 Drone Training System

Fat Shark Launches 101 Drone Training System Fat Shark, makers of the (FPV) headset for drone racing, has just released an entry-level complete kit for budding drone racers. Fat Shark’s 101 kit is the perfect solution for anyone looking to get into sport drones. Composed of a custom-designed quadcopter, race-ready Recon goggles and a professional-grade radio, the kit has everything needed to get started in drones. Training is a big […]

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Drone Collects Information to Benefit Great Lakes

Drone Collects Information to Benefit Great Lakes

Dr. Curtis Edson with UAV The USDA Forest Service and Michigan Technological University (MTech) are using unmanned aerial systems, or drones, to advise the Hiawatha National Forest ’s land management efforts. Located in Michigan’s wild and scenic Upper Peninsula, the Hiawatha National Forest’s dramatic shorelines lie nestled up to Lake Superior, Huron, and Michigan – three of the five Great Lakes. This past summer, the Federal Aviation Administration approved flights […]

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