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November 8, 2015
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EHang Launches Ghost 2.0 Drone With VR Goggles

EHang, a leading UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) technology company, today released the newest version of its popular drone, The Ghost 2.0. The Ghost drone, which will be available for direct purchase via the EHang website, for pre-order on Amazon, and soon at Fry’s and Hobbico stores, marks a significant step forward […]
November 4, 2015
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Commercial Drone Use Jumps And Keeps Regulators Busy

From farming to firefighting, drones are making their way into more industries, and regulators are struggling to keep up, say industry experts. The speed at which unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are gaining in popularity for commercial operations is proving to be a challenge for regulators at Transport Canada. While recreational […]
November 4, 2015
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DJI Concept Drone Lets You Paint The Sky, Control via Apple Watch

As the consumer drone space heats up, one of its leaders, DJI, is already looking to the future. The company unveiled a concept video on Tuesday showing off what it calls the Phantom X Concept, and the forward-looking drone looks pretty cool. IMAGE: DJI Opting to focus less on futuristic […]
November 4, 2015
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Dual Frequency GNSS On Small Drones – The Universal, Platform Independent V-Map System

The light weight dual frequency on board GNSS system for sUAVs was first conceptualized in September 2011 when we were once again frustrated by the lack of vision of proprietary VTOL UAS manufacturers whom we could not convince of the advantages of on board dual frequency GNSS in sUAS mapping […]
November 4, 2015

EU & UK Drone Regulations, An Inside Look

The below post comes from Merryn Wilderspin, one of our UAV Boot Camp students and a UK-based drone pilot finishing up her CAA training in order to get her Permission For Aerial Work (PFAW) license. You can learn more about Merryn on her website, Ashcroft Interactive. Well it’s now November […]
November 4, 2015
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Home Inspector Using Drone to Include Roof Conditions In Reports

Jonathan Zeissler, owner of Illuminate Home Inspections, uses a drone in his business. Jonathan Zeissler thought it odd that a house could pass an inspection, even if it had a bad roof. “I know first-hand, I’ve had the paid inspector come out and didn’t inspect my roof because it was […]
November 3, 2015
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Five Skills You Need to Succeed in the Commercial Drone Market

These days it seems just about anyone can get an FAA Section 333 Exemption that allows them to legally use small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) for commercial purposes in the U.S. As of October 20, 2015, almost 71% of all Section 333 grants have gone to firms claiming that their […]