Author Archive for Gary Mortimer

DJI first to 500 333 exemption airframes

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by Earlier this week Dajiang Innovation Technology Co. (DJI) became the first company to exceed 500 N registered aircraft in the USA. It might raise eyebrows among the old guard when they realize the 500th airframe belongs to Raytheon Integrated…

The Swarm

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by I will just park this here… The Swarm man carrying multi-rotor airborne flight testing montage. 54 counter-rotation propellers, six grouped control channels with Hobbyking stabilization. Take of weight 148kg, max lift, max approx. lift 164kg. Endurance10 minutes. Last years…

Feds approve paper airplane drone flights

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by By Keith Laing The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the use of a paper airplane that is a drone. The agency issued the approval for flights of a drone that is described as a “smartphone-controlled paper airplane.” In doing…

MJX R/C X600 Hexacopter.

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by Its a fine line these days between toy and useful when it comes to smaller, cheaper RPA. From the outset I thought the X600 looked cool and when Adam from GearBest offered to send one over to try I…