Hands-on with Parrot’s fun new $499 Bebop Drone

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JOSH ONG Earlier this week, Parrot announced its latest drone, the Bebop, and the Android-based Skycontroller remote. Here are our impressions from our brief flight time with the gadget, which goes on sale in early December. Parrot is probably best known for its…

Facebook is kicking its drone business into high gear

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By Jose Pagliery The company has posted more than a dozen jobs for aeronautical engineers, technicians and other specialists for its drone business. It’s all part of Facebook’s plan to connect the whole world to the Internet using drones, lasers and satellites. Facebook (FB, Tech30) wants to…

Santa helps drone non profit raise funds.

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Drone Research Inc. a new fiscally sponsored non-profit has launched a fundraiser to help kids and adults with disabilities. Santa4Charity is an idea that was created by a board member. Ashley Krutko, CEO of Drone Research, Inc. says “As a…

GA-ASI Advances SAA Capability With Two New Flight Tests

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced two key technological advances related to its ongoing Sense and Avoid (SAA) system development efforts.…

120+ students through flight school for UAV owners

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by Simon Chester UPG, local Trimble distributor, has proudly announced that it has had more than 120 students attend and pass its CASA certified flight school for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). The five day course – which UPG claims is the quickest of its kind in Australia – takes…

Drone crashes into Perth house

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Clair Tyrrell and AAP A Canning Vale couple have discovered a drone in their house after hearing a loud bang during the night. The wife heard a crash at about 2 am but disregarded it. Her partner, who was working…