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News from sUAS News
November 24th
by Steve Dent 3D Robotics is not about to let DJI hog all the press with its wild Inspire 1 Drone, so it just revealed its own semi-pro model: the X8+. The 8-prop UAV is designed to carry GoPro or lightweight…Read more →
November 24th
Aimee Turner The United States National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration can enforce safety rules for drones. In a case from 2011, the NTSB said the FAA can apply rules against “careless or reckless” f...
November 24th
Clay Dillow A legal victory by the FAA and new rumors about pending drone rules bring some clarity to the commercial drone industry, much of it unwelcome. If the rumors are true, advocates for America’s nascent commercial drone industry will…...
November 24th
Branford, November 24, 2014 – DJI, the world leader in commercial aerial imaging systems and creative robotics, has released the first in a series of documentary shorts highlighting the innovative use of aerial tools. The “DJI Stories” series will...
November 24th
The Aeromapper 300 is one of the most complete UAV for general mappping applications, at the most competitve price on the market. Powerful yet very easy & friendly to use, with 1.5 hour endurance, currently more than two dozen different sensor...
November 23rd
By Mark Jaffe The Denver Post Boulder-based drone maker Agribotix can tell a farmer when his corn is as high as an elephant’s eye — or not growing at all. The startup is combining drone surveys of fields, hundreds of acres…Read more &#...
November 23rd
Kelly Choate Foster Township, Schuylkill County – A Life Flight helicopter pilot avoided a catastrophe, when a drone nearly collided with the chopper as it flew above the Schuylkill County Joe Zerbey Airport. A spokesperson for Geisinger Hea...
November 22nd
Chris Ramirez Han Solo made it look easy on the big screen. But the concept of flying on multiple axes takes quite a bit of brain power. Researchers at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi believe they are months away from launching…Read ...
November 22nd
By: Brandi Jewett , Forum News Service GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The developer of an unmanned aerial systems business park near Grand Forks said he wants to see aircraft in the sky as early as next year. Tom Swoyer, principal of Grand…Read m...
November 22nd
JOSH ONG Earlier this week, Parrot announced its latest drone, the Bebop, and the Android-based Skycontroller remote. Here are our impressions from our brief flight time with the gadget, which goes on sale in early December. Parrot is probably bes...
News from UAS VISION
November 24th
Sagem (Safran) has just completed a series of flight tests demonstrating the feasibility of a UAS being integrated in a shared (manned/unmanned aircraft) airspace, in compliance with civil aviation regulations and air control procedures. The series of abo...
November 24th
GE Ventures is collaborating with San Francisco-based startup Airware, which is building hardware, software and services for commercial drones, and has invested an undisclosed amount of funding in the company. GE views drones as “flying sensors,” said GE ...
November 24th
The LifeLine Response app can call the police and dispatch a drone at 60mph to record the scene is a person is in distress. To use the system, users fire up the app and tell controllers they are concerned. If they take their thumb off the button, a drone ...
November 24th
Sinclair Community College will build an indoor flying pavilion for students to test and fly drones. The 40-foot high pavilion resembling a traditional aircraft hangar will be built adjacent to a building in Dayton that houses some of its education and tr...
November 24th
TGI Fridays launched the drone after research revealed that 47 per cent of Britons have never enjoyed a kiss under the mistletoe. The study also found that just 27 percent of people were planning to lock lips with someone under the festive plant this year...
November 21st
Three pilots have reported unmanned aircraft flying too close to their jetliners as they approached Kennedy Airport this week. On Wednesday afternoon, the pilot of JetBlue flight 842 from Savannah reported a drone flying at about 400 feet as the plane was...
November 21st
Following its announcement of the Bebop drone back in May, Parrot today has said the copter will be available in December starting at $499 at Best Buy and Apple stores and online. Availability for the UK and Australia won’t be until the beginning of...
November 21st
Spitfire Mk. Ia N3200, was produced at Woolston with final assembly at Eastliegh. Delivered to the RAF between September the 8th 1939 & January the 20th 1940. N3200 was the mount of Sqn Ldr Stephenson, CO of 19 Squadron Duxford and a pre-war Cranwell ...
November 21st
Stunning videos shot from an eagle’s back feature as part of a wildlife-themed art exhibition to mark 50 years of the Red List of threatened species, next week in London.The camera shakes, a wing flaps and then we’re given a window into what London’s Towe...
November 21st
ING Robotic Aviation will receive nearly $349,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) to develop its next generation of unmanned aircraft systems that are used for mapping and data collection. The...