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DARPA TERN gets a concept video

There seems to be a civil /military divide opening up. The military is siding towards tail sitters and the civilian world separate lift thrust. The …

DARPA

Friday Facts (a rubbish title) PIDs made simple

I try and add a light-hearted story in on Fridays when available, email subscribers might have noticed that.<p>Today I think it’s time to start a new …

Gear & Gadgets

Earth, Wind and Fire new DJI Professional drones

No they are not called that, its Wind 1, Wind 2 and CS SR 1<p>Yes those other leaked photos from earlier in the year<p>Patrick is currently sat at DJI’s …

Gear & Gadgets

Expression of Interest – Phantom Works Engineers – Brisbane

Boeing Phantom Works is seeking expressions of interest for candidates to work on some of the most exciting projects in Australia including …

Airplanes

Europe needs to prepare for Drone boom says new study

By 2050, it is estimated that there will be some 7 million consumer leisure drones in operation across Europe, including a fleet of 400 000 drones …

Europe

UK Officials Embark on West Coast Tour to Highlight Advanced Drone Regulations

Last week a delegation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle experts from the United Kingdom met with industry leaders in California to highlight the United …

Airplanes

Aerotenna and Windhover Labs Collaborate to Advance Drone Safety with Intelligent Autonomous Flight Technologies

Aerotenna, the leader in radar sensing and SoC flight control technologies for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and Windhover Labs, the developer of …

FLIR Systems Acquires Prox Dynamics for $134 Million

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has acquired Prox Dynamics AS, a leading developer and manufacturer of nano-class unmanned …

Gear & Gadgets

First flight for Freedom Class giant racing quad

A leap forward for Chris Ballard and the Freedom Class Racing Team. Leonard Hall of Ardupilot fame has completed a test flight in Brisbane.<p>Freedom …

Gear & Gadgets

Drone Stuff This Week 30th Nov

The one in which…<p>Bruce makes mention of flying rats and discusses the FCC vs HobbyKing OrangeRX drama. Jonathan Rupprecht mentions spurious TFRs. …

Aviation

PropellerAero at DJI Airworks event San Francisco

See AeroPoints in action live next week at the DJI conference in San Francisco. It is also your chance to bump into Patrick Egan who will be there …

San Francisco Bay Area

Europe, take it easy; you haven’t fallen that far behind!

The grousing from the old world suggests a long overdue circle back on Europe. From what limited contact I have had with companies and industry …

Gear & Gadgets

HobbyKing vs the FCC

I suspect the folks that bought the origional units out had a hand in this…<p>Federal Communications Commission DA 16-1290<br>Before the<br>Federal …

Why is there a TFR over Standing Rock?

The FAA has imposed a 4-nautical mile <b>Temporary Flight Restriction</b>, (“TFR”), in airspace up to 3500 feet above sea level, over the Standing Rock …

Aviation

Drones as a leverage for jobs and new business opportunities

It has been a while but a new acronym arrives on the scene and its horrid… U-Space, or a low-level area for unmanned aircraft.<p>Something like this …

Gear & Gadgets

Successful functional testing of gasoline powered quadcopter

If this works well, its a game changer. Two hours endurance!<p>MMS Drone company informs abut the successful completion development and …

Performance Testing

Will work for food

The commercial drone operating industry in South Africa is completely unsustainable.<p>Schools are churning pilots out at a prestigious rate, which in …

Pix4Dmapper gets down to the dirt

This is quite big for folks wanting to get back down to ground level in their 3D models.<p>It is hard to remove trees, park benches in general stuff sat …

Gear & Gadgets

Landing multirotors on moving vehicles.

Now imagine the delivery drone you are expecting is only coming from a vehicle near to your home. Perhaps one that has parked itself in a strategic …

Gear & Gadgets

DroneCon 2016 Johannesburg

Fledgling drone companies met in South Africa last week for the first DroneCon at Emporer’s Palace in Kempton Park, Johannesburg. The event was …

Bid to remove new Australian regulations fails.

<i>On 22 November 2016, Senator Nick Xenophon withdrew his motion to disallow Civil Aviation Legislation Amendment (Part 101) Regulation 2016 in the</i> …

Australia

E384-LR map 2000 Acres in a single flight

One of the most appreciated features of the E384 is its extremely long endurance without requiring special launch or recovery equipment. Using an …

Maps

That Aquila crash

It seems our sources were right, we reported back in July that Aquila tip stalled on landing. Bloomberg is saying it was a structural failure.<p>Right …

DJI Mavic teardown

A Tom Peters saying comes to mind, “Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and …

Gear & Gadgets

Chaney Aerospace Announces the Alio Ground Control Station

Chaney Aerospace, LLC today announced the release of the Alio Ground Control Station featuring an integrated performance computer and 21.5” inch …

Gear & Gadgets

Kansas State Polytechnic's UAS program offers final Part 107 short course of 2016

The unmanned aircraft systems program on Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus is providing professionals one last opportunity in 2016 to …

Gear & Gadgets

United Kingdom to buy Certifiable Predator B Remotely Piloted Aircraft

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for Certifiable Predator B Remotely …

United Kingdom

SkySkopes receives permission to fly unmanned aircraft at night, completes successful flights for Xcel Energy

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — SkySkopes is now the first North Dakotan unmanned aircraft systems company to receive permission from the Federal Aviation …

Aviation

First official public service emergency flight for DJI Mavic?

Mavic reconnaissance, shallow graves, farm drone fails, model aircraft or drone, airspace maps, patent laws and drones and drone data aggregators. …

Gear & Gadgets

KoptR and UAV Factory join forces in Canada

KoptR Image has formed a partnership with UAV Factory in order to offer the Canadian market a one stop shop for UAV Factory and Octopus systems. …

Gear & Gadgets