Hobbyist and Model Aircraft Should be Regulated by the FAA

Hobbyist and Model Aircraft Should be Regulated by the FAA

Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley, California, April 4, 2018 – The Commercial Drone Alliance, an independent 501c6 non-profit led by key figures of the commercial drone industry, today is calling for Congress to repeal Section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act (FMRA) of 2012. Legislation is necessary now to allow the FAA to properly regulate hobbyist drone operations under a revised Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. […]

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Rotor Shield Working to Improve UAS Safety

Rotor Shield Working to Improve UAS Safety

MicaPlex Incubator Rotor Shield Working to Improve UAS Safety Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) can help locate missing senior citizens, assess damage after big storms and inspect crops, but drones can also pose safety risks if they collide with people. Rotor Shield LLC , an incubator firm affiliated with Embry-Riddle’s John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex) , has designed patent-pending technology to advance the safe, responsible operation of UAS. […]

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Meet Festo’s semi-autonomous Bionic Flying Fox with a wingspan of more than 7 feet

Meet Festo’s semi-autonomous Bionic Flying Fox with a wingspan of more than 7 feet

Festo’s Bionic Flying Fox has a wingspan of more than 7 feet and is almost 3 feet long, but weighs only a little more than 1 pound (580 grams). This semi-autonomously flying fruit bat is a bio-inspired drone that has been developed by the engineers of the German automation company. A bio-inspired flying fox drone Flying foxes, also known as fruit bats, are really efficient and agile flying creatures. They […]

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Yamaha Motor begins limited sales of the YMR-08 industrial drone

Yamaha Motor begins limited sales of the YMR-08 industrial drone

We first wrote about Yamaha and their agricultural or industrial drones when they were at CES2018 displaying the YMR-01 . Today we learn that Yamaha will begin with limited sales of their industrial multi-rotor drone the YMR-08 aimed at agricultural use starting in June of this year in Japan. The YMR-08 drone for agricultural use Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. just announced that it will begin limited sales of their YMR-08 […]

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Adding several emulator drones to UgCS

Adding several emulator drones to UgCS

Hi, As some of you may know, by default UgCS ground station software for drones comes with two emulators that you can use. Emulators are virtual drones that you can use to, firstly, get acquainted with UgCS before using it with a real drone and, second – to see a preview of how the drone will fly the route. In some cases when flying with multiple drones you might need […]

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senseFly and Trimble Optimize Workflow

senseFly and Trimble Optimize Workflow

senseFly and Trimble Optimize Workflow For Geospatial Drone Operators senseFly , the world’s leading producer of professional drone solutions, has announced a new software integration with Trimble , which optimizes the drone mapping workflow for geospatial professionals. The new integration between the company’s software ensures the smoothest possible end-to-end mapping drone (UAS) workflow. senseFly operators can now, within their drone’s recently launched eMotion 3.5 software, transform a senseFly S.O.D.A. camera’s […]

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Yamaha Motor Releases Agrochemical Spraying UAV

Yamaha Motor Releases Agrochemical Spraying UAV

Yamaha Motor Releases Agrochemical Spraying UAV, The YMR-08 Yamaha Motor Co ., Ltd. has announced that it will begin limited sales of the YMR-08 industrial multi-rotor drone from June 2018 in Japan. Featuring coaxial rotors to provide excellent agrochemical spraying performance and a lightweight carbon body enabling continuous spraying of one hectare per flight *1 , the YMR-08 delivers spraying quality comparable to Yamaha Motor’s industrial-use unmanned helicopters. It is […]

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Drone delivery patent issued to Workhorse for their HorseFly Truck Launched Drone Package Delivery System.

Drone delivery patent issued to Workhorse for their HorseFly Truck Launched Drone Package Delivery System.

After the recent patents that were granted to Amazon, the latest drone-related patent has been awarded by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to the HorseFly Truck Launched Drone Package Delivery System from the Workhorse Group . Patent for HorseFly Truck Launched Drone Package Delivery System The drone delivery industry is definitely heating up. More and more companies, such as Boeing and GE are getting on board, and […]

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senseFly and Trimble optimize workflow for geospatial drone operators

senseFly and Trimble optimize workflow for geospatial drone operators

senseFly, the world’s leading producer of professional drone solutions, today announces a new software integration with Trimble , which optimizes the drone mapping workflow for geospatial professionals. The new integration between the company’s software ensures the smoothest possible end-to-end mapping drone (UAS) workflow. senseFly operators can now, within their drone’s recently launched eMotion 3.5 software, transform a senseFly S.O.D.A. camera’s georeferenced imagery into an automatically-collated project (in .jxl format). This […]

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MicaPlex Incubator Rotor Shield Working to Improve UAS Safety

MicaPlex Incubator Rotor Shield Working to Improve UAS Safety

Ginger Pinholster Embry-Riddle Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) can help locate missing senior citizens, assess damage after big storms and inspect crops, but drones can also pose safety risks if they collide with people. Rotor Shield LLC , an incubator firm affiliated with Embry-Riddle’s John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex (MicaPlex) , has designed patent-pending technology to advance the safe, responsible operation of UAS. Bob Cooper of Orlando, Fla., launched […]

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