Football stadium drones put ‘lives at risk’

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Flying drone cameras over football grounds poses a safety risk and could endanger lives, a business that specialises in aerial filming says. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is investigating after remote-controlled aircraft flew over stadiums in Nottingham and Derby during…

Dudes With Drones

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DAVID ROSE No one knows exactly how many personal drones are buzzing through our skies, but Chris Anderson, the longtime editor of Wired magazine who now heads a drone manufacturer called 3D Robotics, estimates that at least 500,000 have been sold in the…

UFO’s fly over inner city Sydney

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Causing a stir in the centre of Sydney a DJI Spreadwing flying from a roof top bar. Word has it the flight was for a Chivas Regal product launch. Getting the permission for this flight must have been pretty comprehensive as…

Spy Owl 200 Surveillance

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UAS Europe, Sweden, is announcing that they have launched a surveillance version of its flight proven Spy Owl 200 Unmanned Aircraft System. The Spy Owl 200 Surveillance Version is a hand-launched, electrically powered UAV with a wingspan of 2 meters.…

Prosecutors drop charges against drone hobbyists

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By Antonio Antenucci and Rebecca Rosenberg Manhattan prosecutors Wednesday dismissed charges against two hobbyists who were busted last July for flying their drones too close to an NYPD helicopter near the George Washington Bridge. The felony reckless endangerment raps against Wilkins Mendoza, 34, and Remy…

Parrot Bebop pre release flight videos

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Its getting exciting, the Parrot Bebop approaches. A completely new design from the French company that bought the wildly popular AR.Drone to market in 2010. The Bebop has a gimbleless camera stabilization process. The camera is a f2.2 fish-eye lens with a…

U.S. UAS Airspace Integration Stumbling Blocks

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1. Empirical knowledge has taken a backseat to self-aggrandizing. 2. FAA is not using the scientific method 3. Manned interests “feelings” (AOPA, ALPA, HAI) 4. DOD vendors pushing their products and agenda. 5. Not cooperating with the European airspace integration…

The Hummingman Project

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Mankind in its boldest dreams always had the wish to fly, like a bird. Icarus did not succeed with the technology of those days. It is the extreme sensation to move in 3 dimensions and hang in the air, that…