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US lags as commercial drones take off around globe

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By JOAN LOWY WASHINGTON (AP) — A small, four-rotor drone hovered over Washington Nationals players for a few days during spring training in Florida last month, taking publicity photos impossible for a human photographer to capture. But no one got the Federal Aviation…

QuestUAV Parachute Landing

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Nigel King from QuestUAV writes “We are extremely proud of this one! After months of research, design and testing we successfully completed a parachute landing. As some of you may know, this is a legal requirement in some locations. But,…

Amazing aerial footage of Headon Warren landslip

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One of the major problems with the Headon Warren landslip has been that it’s really difficult to understand quite how large the landslip was. The photos that OnTheWight has published, although very informative and gave some great detail, just didn’t give an overview of…

Small UAV market

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By Benét J. Wilson With the small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market set to reach $582.2 million by the end of 2019, the industry is getting more visibility in the public eye. The FAA recently released information debunking several myths about…

Drone pilot reports camera stolen

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Lester Lechleitner, 28, was flying his quad last Friday night in Bradenton, Florida and he had a mishap. He told police that  “he saw it start to fall from the sky and land on the street,”  After rushing to the crash…