Category: Americas

Deployment of the Antenna-Inspection Solution in the US Market

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Delta Drone, a leading provider of civilian drones for commercial use, is expanding their operation to the United States to offer solutions for telecommunication antenna inspections by drone. In order to successfully implement this major commercial development, Delta Drone America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Drone SA based in Denver, Colorado, has partnered…

DJI Matrice 600

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Its the spreading wings upgrade, receiving lots of social media attention today. DJI have done an excellent job of stealing the thunder from other NAB vendors. The bit of chatter that has caught my attention is the expense of filling it with multiple batteries. In the order of $900 a flight. Of course they are…

Walkera FPV Formula Race F210

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The Orlando FPV RotoRacers, a MulitGP league located in Florida will host the world’s first Formula Race F210, where pilots will fly the same model, the Walkera F210, on a “spec” formula race. This will put the pilots to a test of skill with the same radio transmitter, same racing drone. The winner gets to…

Bird Eye Drones is Helping to Build the World’s Third Largest Dam in Brazil

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Brazil is building the world’s third largest hydroelectric dam on the Xingu River, a tributary of the Amazon. When complete in 2019, the Belo Monte Dam will generate 11,233 megawatts of electricity and distribute it throughout the country for both residential and commercial use. Brazil’s rapid economic growth over the last decade has created large…

NASA Preparing for Fourth Series of Flight Tests of Unmanned Aircraft

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NASA and its partners, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Honeywell International and the RTCA Special Committee (SC)-228, are validating and advancing technologies that will assist the Federal Aviation Administration as they develop the regulations to allow integration of <a href=”http://go.nasa.gov/1dOi6Qz”>Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS)</a>. The upcoming flight test series will…

uAvionix Introduces Micro ADS-B Receiver For Small Drone Collision Avoidance

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Get your hands on the real thing at sUSB Expo later this month, pingRX will be demonstrated. Electronics manufacturer uAvionix has introduced the smallest and lightest ADS-B receiver ever made. The new “pingRX” weighs 1.5 grams and requires 1/100th the power of conventional ADS-B receivers. It implements “Sense and Avoid” capabilities for small drones operating in…

Kittyhawk Launching PREFLIGHT & PRO

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It’s not just John “Hannibal” Smith that loves it when a plan comes together. This month we’re excited to announce two big launches: PREFLIGHT & PRO. PREFLIGHT One of our goals for Kittyhawk is to be the ultimate resource for pilots leading up to takeoff. This means being able to view real-time details about your…

Regulatory Line Up At The Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition 2016

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Hear it straight from the unmanned aircraft National Airspace System (NAS) integration super line up! We’ll hear from Micro UAS ARC industry co-chair Nancy Egan. The Micro ARC just wrapped up and made their recommendations to the FAA last week. We’ll get a timely firsthand account of what transpired and the recommendations made on our…

FPV racing on ESPN

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Chat with the boss at sUSB Expo later this month. Dr. Scot Refsland, Chairman of the IDRA is a speaker. Congratulations to all at IDRA. “Drone racing gives anyone the ability to fly like a superhero,” says Dr. Scot Refsland, Chairman of the IDRA. “Because everyone can experience the thrill of racing as if they were…

Drone Pilots Federation formed to sanction International Drone Racing

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Sacramento, Ca. ( April 13 2016) The Drone Pilots Federation, an International organization, announced today that they have been  formed as a non profit organization and neutral party to serve as a drone racing sanctioning body and as an educational and advocacy entity to assure the safe and responsible use of drones. Drone racing, as…