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Small, commercial drones allowed to fly under new FAA guidelines

Commercial drones under 55lb (25kg) have been cleared to fly in the US during daylight hours starting in August. An operator should be aged 16 or …

Unmanned Aircraft

The Truth about Drones in Construction and Inspection - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

We have just released a new research study titled “The Truth about Drones in Construction and Infrastructure Inspection.” The free report is the …

Irish man uses drone to elaborately rescue someone trapped in his bathroom

Although the influx of domestic drone purchases has led to no shortage of horrendous flying mishaps, there <i>are</i> some skilled pilots out there using …

Strap a parachute onto your drone with the ParaZero SafeAir

Drones are expensive and crashes are inevitable. ParaZero has a solution: A parachute. With the ParaZero SafeAir product, a drone is fitted with a capsule containing a parachute that’s effective at very low altitudes and deploys in under a second. The company says the system works without user …

Flightradar24 wants to make it easy to track drones around the world

Leading flight tracking service Flightradar24 wants to do for drones what it has done for aircraft — provide people with a way to keep tabs on their …

Drones

Part 107- What Drone Operators Need to Know - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Beyond Visual Line of Sight<p>Power line inspections in those really remote areas<br>• SAR<p>Night Operations<p>SAR<br>• Firefighting<br>• Inspections using thermal equipment …

Want to Make More Money With Your Drone? Talk to a Realtor

Drones continue to explode in popularity. The small flying cameras have suddenly enabled thousands to get shots that only a few years back would have …

Master the Art of Drone Photography: Part 1

If you have a drone - and these days, who doesn’t - you understand the trials and tribulations as well as the joys of using an aerial vehicle for …

Drones

Fort McMurray firefighters call for drones to be grounded

'It's fine if a drone gets destroyed or broken, but you can't replace people's lives'<p>When a disaster happens, everybody wants that perfect shot — …

How to clean and take care of your drone

Treat your drone with the respect and care it deserves!<p>If you've just bought your first drone or are considering picking up the hobby, you'll want to …

The Terrifying Ways Drones Will Change Our Lives (Part 1)

The world we live in is changing at a higher rate of speed every single day. Cars are driving themselves, wars are being waged exclusively in …

The Terrifying Ways Drones Will Change Our Lives (Part 2)

<i>This is Part Two of a two-part series on the impact of drone technology. If you missed Part One, where we explored the use of drones for surveillance</i> …

Let’s hope drone users all follow these 8 simple government guidelines

Don't be a jerk.<p>That's essentially what a new set of government guidelines boils down to when it comes to flying drones. The recommendations, which were published Thursday by a branch of the Commerce Department, are merely voluntary. But they offer a succinct summary for how not to violate other …

FAA

Drone Sales Have Tripled in the Last Year

Despite its relatively recent introduction to the public, drones have gained a rapidly growing fanbase that expected to only multiply in coming years.<p>…

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FAA on Track to Release Drone Rules by June

Federal officials intend to publish long-awaited rules that will enable the general public to use small, unmanned aircraft for commercial activities …

Hams hack $110 DMR radio to allow support for D-STAR, P25 and System Fusion

One of the great things about hams is their ability to find solutions to almost any communications related problem. This has been proven once again …

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Do Drones Have to Be Creepy?

<b>John Oliver once</b> <b>called</b> <b>drones “the third most annoying thing in the sky after mosquitoes and plastic bags caught in the breeze.” And in 2015, a</b> <b>poll</b></b> …

Drone flyers can navigate new website to find which tourist spots allow them

A website has been set up to give advice on which tourist hotspots allow drones.<p>Ticket-selling firm AttractionTix created the online service to offer …

Drones

FAA Administrator Makes Two Major Drone Announcements - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

Speaking today at a conference in New Orleans, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the agency is establishing abroad-based advisory committee …

A Canadian Startup Wants to Replace Drone Batteries With a Gas Engine

This range extender could keep drones in the sky for two hours or longer.<p>Drones would be amazing if they weren't so terrible. That is, they're great at putting cameras and sensors in the sky, but they're awful at keeping them there. The flight-time for high-end consumer drones generally tops out at …

Electric Vehicles

Insect-inspired flotation system could save your drone from a watery grave

If you’re a drone pilot, does your heart rate increase a little the moment you take your flying machine out over the sea or a lake? It’s fair to say …

Drones