MSU lands first drone

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Farmers can now get a birds-eye view ­of their fields – in full HD – thanks to Michigan State University landing its first drone. MSU researchers are using its first unmanned aerial vehicle to help farmers maximize yields by improving…

Into the Moving, Crushing, Shifting Ice

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Two days on an ice floe may not seem like paradise, but for a team of scientists on the multinational 2013 Oden Arctic Technology Research Cruise, it was the achievement of an important research goal. “They surveyed the ice floe…

Sky-Futures release new promo video

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UK based companies continue to leverage the advantage sUAS regulation has given them. Setting standards and showing North America how things should be done. James Harrison from Sky-Futures tells sUAS News about their latest video. The video gives us a…

USAF multirotor innovation challenge

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USAF Capt Wilfred Noel needs you… A tidy site that should do well. https://collaboratory.airforce.com/quadrotor/ There are some exciting advancements happening in the world of quadrobotics and autonomous systems. Each person who contributes to this project brings with them a unique…

Pandora low pass

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Pandora has been out flight testing again, Tad McGeer and his team making low passes at Boardman Airfield for the benefit of the camera. This is most certainly another platform to watch. Its designed to be completely autonomous launching from…

Nigerian Air Force testing indigenous UAVs

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by Joyce de Thouars Two indigenously developed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) made their maiden flight at the Nigerian Air Force Base in Kaduna last month. The UAVs are designed to enhance aerial surveillance capabilities of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF),…

Bournemouth Beercopter

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Following on from the very successful South African Oppikoppi beer dropping multirotor that came out of an intensive late night brain storming session in Rosetta, a UK based offering. Tongue in cheek and making a difficult thing look easy. Well…

DII release first Eturnas images

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No doubt the solar assisted sUAS market is going to be one to follow in the next five years. At sUAS News we believe six hours for electric platforms will become last years 60 minutes that most civil manufacturers were…

Ars Electronica Multicopter Kangaroo

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Twitter user Eva Shindling @evsccc recently posted a Kangaroo in the sky above Linz, Austria flown as part of the ARS Electronica 2013 festival. The team from the Ars Electronica Futurelab are doing amazing things with multirotors what will they…

On a bright new wing

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FLYING using only the power of the sun is an enticing prospect. But manned solar-powered aircraft are fragile and slow, like the ungainly craft which a Swiss team called Solar Impulse plan to fly around the world. Take the weight…