NC not waiting on FAA to explore commercial drone use

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BY JAY PRICE RALEIGH — The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to issue long-awaited draft regulations for operating small commercial drones this year, something that’s expected to open the skies to a multibillion-dollar industry. President Barack Obama called for drone regulations…

Unmanned Aircraft and NFL Football Don’t Mix

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Many familiar sounds are associated with the Super Bowl: Cheering fans. Referee whistles. The spectacular halftime show. Booming fireworks. But one sound you shouldn’t hear is the whirring of an unmanned aircraft overhead. The Super Bowl is strictly a “No Drone Zone.”…

Podcast:- Super Drones by R2D2 creator

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Episode 86- This episode’s guest is Professor Tony Dyson, robot tech and creator of the world’s most famous robot, R2D2. We get some technical insights about working on the Star Wars franchise as well as hear about his new projects…

DJI Announces Mandatory Firmware Update

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- Restrictions are in accordance with FAA guidelines – Additional limits will prohibit flight across borders DJI will release a mandatory firmware update for the Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision, and Phantom 2 Vision+ to help users comply with the…

South Africa, RPAS regulations by April 2015

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The CARCom Subcommittee that met in Johannesburg on Monday was well received by industry pundits in attendance. Nearly two hundred comments were submitted by industry and addressed by SACAA members present. Not unusual in modern South Africa the proceedings were plunged…

BaySpec’s OCI-UAV Aerial Hyperspectral Imager

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Hyperspectral imaging involves the collection and processing of information from across the electromagnetic spectrum. This technique employs bulky optics such as prism, movable gratings for wavelength dispersion and complex imaging detectors to capture the data cube. Hyperspectral imaging devices are not…

Ewatt Develops New Light But Powerful UAV Engines

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Under the Direction of Mr. Dennis Fetters, Technical Director of Ewatt AeroSpace Company in Wuhan China, a new series of light-weight, powerful and reliable two-stroke engines has been developed for both UAV and light-manned aircraft. The engines are being designed and developed…

New rules to be issued by UAE on use of drones

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Dubai: The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) will soon issue new rules to regulate the use of drones and curb the uncontrolled and misuse of unmanned aircraft and aerial vehicles in the country. The move comes after a recent incident…

Cleveland Metroparks To Initiate Drone Program

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Brian Bull Small, unmanned aircraft – commonly called “drones” — are often used for military and commercial use. Now they’re going to serve as environmental surveillance…for Cleveland Metroparks. Officials with the parks and the Ohio-Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Center…

Obama calls for drone rules after White House incident

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By LUCY MCCALMONT President Barack Obama repeated calls for commercial drone regulation after what he called a “Radio Shack”-quality unmanned aircraft landed on White House grounds earlier this week. “The drone that landed in the White House you buy in Radio…

Thailand:- Gov to criminalize personal drone use

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By Coconuts Bangkok Flying a radio-controlled drone outfitted with a camera by members of the public will be illegal once new regulations come into effect next month. For the sake of national security and to protect privacy, the Civil Aviation Department…