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August 18, 2016
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Little Arms Studios Launches Drone Simulator “Zephyr”

August 11, 2016 – Prince William County, Va. – August 1st marks the beta release of Zephyr, a drone training simulator that is uniquely designed for drone training and education developed by Little Arms Studios. The intent of Zephyr is to be the drone operator training tool educators want, combining […]
August 17, 2016
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Xtreem Launches 3 New HD Video Drones

Santa Fe Springs, Calif. – August 17, 2016 – Xtreem has just revealed the latest additions to its popular line of remote controlled toys: the Sky Ranger Video Drone, Fly Eye Video Drone and Raptor Eye Video Drone. Perfect for ages 12 and up, the new drones feature lightweight yet […]
August 15, 2016
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DJI and UC Berkeley Students Team Up to Find UAV Power Solution

One of the pillars of UC Berkeley’s Mechanical Engineering program is the Senior Capstone Design Course. Every year, senior students are asked to work on an ME design project that addresses a specific problem or mission. For the 2016 Spring semester, six students in Team SkyBison were asked to design a […]
August 15, 2016
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Wanted: Ideas for Protecting Against Small Unmanned Air Systems

The rapid evolution of small unmanned air systems (sUAS) technologies is fueling the exponential growth of the commercial drone sector, creating new asymmetric threats for warfighters. sUASs’ size and low cost enable novel concepts of employment that present challenges to current defense systems. These emerging irregular systems and concepts of […]
August 5, 2016
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Yuneec Releases First Person View Headset

Yuneec International today announced the availability of its all-new SkyView first person view headset. As the world leader in electric aviation, Yuneec is the first major consumer drone manufacturer to offer its own FPV headset that allows users to operate via the onboard camera, watch movies and play videogames, among […]
August 4, 2016
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160 Commercial Drone Companies to Showcase Latest UAV Technology at InterDrone

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to keynote at largest dedicated commercial drone event MELVILLE, N.Y., August 1, 2016 — BZ Media LLC today unveiled the exhibition component of the industry’s largest dedicated commercial UAV show, InterDrone. More than 130 exhibitors have already signed up and another 30 are expected before the show opens […]
August 4, 2016
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A Step Change in UAS Capability Has Hit Both Maritime & Aerospace Systems

Blue Bear engineers, in partnership with CREATEC, inspected the HMS Illustrious (R06), an aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy. The RISER system demonstrated how automated unmanned systems can safely fly inside ships for inspection. The trials were also conducted in partnership with Lloyd’s Register, and demonstrated the safe navigation and […]
August 4, 2016
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DroneDeploy Announces New Contour Export

Elevation data is crucial to many industries. Businesses are beginning to look to drones as a faster, safer, more cost-effective alternative to traditional ground-based survey methods of capturing elevation data. Over the last few months, we’ve rolled out a number of tools to help companies leverage elevation data, including improved […]
August 2, 2016
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Microdrones™ and DLRG Demonstrate Promising New Water Rescue Tactic Using Drones

On Friday 7/22, German-based company microdrones collaborated with the DLRG Horneburg/Altes Land e.V. (German Lifeguard Association) to simulate a mission to rescue a drowning swimmer, demonstrating the life-saving potential of a tactic that combines two cutting-edge technologies: unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) and RESTUBE. Crowds watched in awe from the banks […]
August 2, 2016
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Farmers Edge Partners with Green Aero Tech to Bring Enhanced Drone Services and Imagery to Growers

Farmers Edge™, a global leader in precision agriculture and independent data management solutions, announced today it has partnered with Green Aero Tech, Canada’s leading drone systems and data provider, to integrate next-generation drone imagery into FarmCommand™ for direct-to-cab data. Now, Farmers Edge growers will have access to drone imagery and […]
August 1, 2016
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UPair One, Cheap as Chips 4K Quad

All the bits look familiar and it even comes with its own monitor. I’m sure its Ardupilot or PX4 inside so should be suitable for a little bit of hacking. If you are needing a simple quad for some experiments you would spend close to the Up airs $369.99 just […]
July 30, 2016
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An Introduction to UK Drone Regulations

While there aren’t currently any recognized Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) licenses in UK aviation law, it’s essential that those wanting to pilot drones have a basic understanding of existing guidelines. These are detailed in both the Air Navigation Order and Rules of the Air Regulations. Essentially, anybody using a drone, for […]
July 26, 2016
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GoPro Presenting the 2016 U.S. National Drone Racing Championships

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Drone Sports Association (DSA) announced on Monday that the highly anticipated 2016 U.S. National Drone Racing Championships “Drone Nationals” will be presented by GoPro, AIG, EMC, and EY have also signed on as major partners for the marquee event August 5-7, on Governors Island, New York. […]
July 22, 2016
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It’s Not a Drone, But it’s Way Cool. First Flight for Manned Wingboard

Wyp Aviation announced today that it successfully conducted its first full-scale, manned flight testing the week of June 27th, 2016, at the ACE Wind Tunnel facility in Toronto, ON, Canada, as part of their human flight week. A culmination of three years of development, the full-scale prototype was pilot by […]
July 18, 2016
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Amazon Patents Special Drone Housing in the Sky

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA – The United States Patent Office issued Amazon with a multi-use UAV docking system patent last week. US patent number 9387928, filed by Amazon in December of 2014, provides an interesting insight into Amazon Prime Air’s thinking regarding potential delivery drone infrastructure in urban areas. The patent’s abstract gives a good […]