Category: Multirotor

Commercial drone takes flight in downtown Cleveland


Hilary Golston , WKYC CLEVELAND — The first authorized commercial drone flight took off in downtown Cleveland Thursday evening. Elyria based Dronewerx LLC was behind the flight. It took a year to get authorization, but they successfully did it with approval from Burke Lakefront Airport and the Federal Aviation Administration. Matt Mishak, the managing member…

Look it’s Friday, quite insane hover bike

Colin Furze Hover Bike

What could possibly go wrong! Great down the pub discussion topic for a Friday night drone building fans.I can see lots of folks copying this and coming a cropper. Colin Furze is a much braver man than me. Why does it remind me of this

UAVONIC opt for AscTec


UAVONIC is pleased to announce recent kit expansion. Our new Falcon 8 UAV from Ascending Technologies will help us provide you with better and safer services. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle safety is a hot topic in recent news and the Falcon 8 with its triple redundancy autopilot system Trinity, standing on top in UAV Industry. The…

Blue Whale Fire Fighter


Not too sure what to make of this one, a sort of natural extension of crop dusting drones. The payload vision has shot up, 100kg or rather 100 (ish) litres of fire retardant. On the face of it not a bad idea, quickly getting to the heart of a difficult to reach fire. The drones…

Draganfly Innovations adds GLONASS Support to Supplement GPS, Improving UAS Geolocation Accuracy and Reliability

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Draganfly Innovations announced today the addition of support for GLONASS satellite navigation, which will provide higher accuracy and function in more locations than GPS alone. GLONASS (GLObal NAvigation Satellite System) is a Russian space-based navigation system similar to GPS. Both systems consist of orbiting satellites that transmit reference signals that allow portable receivers to determine…

ArcaBoard production and delivery start

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ARCA Space Corporation announces today that it started the production of the ArcaBoard, the world’s first commercially available hoverboard. The ArcaBoard will be produced in New Mexico. The deliveries will start in May to clients from China, France, Israel, Romania and United States. There was another first for the ArcaBoard this month, as the product…

Intuitive Aerial Granted FAA 333 Exemption for AERIGON UAV


Intuitive Aerial has been granted a Section 333 exemption by the FAA to operate any aircraft on the aviation authority’s List of Approved Unmanned Aerial Systems. The makers of the AERIGON pro cinema UAV can now provide live demos to filmmakers, broadcasters, and any other content creators looking for stable aerial footage. Customers without their own FAA 333 exemption can temporarily operate…

The PEUGEOT DRONE FILM FESTIVAL starts in Germany – International Drone Film Festival with grand final in Italy November 2016


The french car manufacturer PEUGEOT launches in Germany a drone film festival with european destinations. Together with the german branch of DJI INNOVATIONS and the Tuscany Resort CASTELFALFI the PEUGEOT DRONE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 will honor the best drones films in four categories. Three best contributions of each category will be invited to europe for…

Vestas Chooses InspecTools For Drone Inspections In North America


Santa Cruz, Calif.-based InspecTools Inc. has announced a strategic partnership with Vestas in which they will work together to deploy drone-based inspections of wind turbine blades in North America. Using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and other means of acquiring asset-condition data, InspecTools develops and deploys inspection systems for the wind energy, solar energy, and electric…

Tremco SkyBEAM UAV first to be Approved by FAA for Nighttime Commercial Operation


Enables both day and night flight to locate building energy loss and structural issues The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted approval for the first nighttime commercial drone operation in the U.S. to SkyBEAM unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from Tremco Roofing & Building Maintenance. SkyBEAM is also approved to operate during the day. The groundbreaking…