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Applanix Conducts Successful Test Flight of Professional Mapping UAS

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Applanix Corporation and American Aerospace Advisors have completed a successful series of test flights of AAAI’s RS-16 platform equipped with Applanix’ DMS-UAV aerial photogrammetry payload. This is the first successful mission for a long-endurance UAS (unmanned aerial system) capable of producing professional-grade, directly georeferenced mapping…

Cloud-seeding drone could bring more snow to Tahoe

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By GRIFFIN ROGERS, Tahoe Daily Tribune SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — A Nevada-based research group recently acquired a cloud-seeding drone with hopes of increasing precipitation in the Tahoe/Truckee region. The Desert Research Institute came to Heavenly Village this month…

Federal ban on drones doesn’t stop photography

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By Peter Corbett Valley real-estate photographers are using drones to shoot aerial shots of residential properties despite a federal ban on the use of unmanned aircraft. Using lightweight radio-controlled helicopters to shoot photos and videos that show homes in context…