Australia: Helicopter and drone in near miss

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A Westpac rescue helicopter and a drone nearly collided in the skies above Newcastle, sparking an investigation by the safety watchdog. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau will interview the helicopter crew who narrowly avoided hitting the drone over the Newcastle…

Take to the skies with a bird’s eye

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By TIM HODGE Modern photographers and videographers have a new tool offering a unique perspective beyond the traditional camera lens. David Pinkevich, of Franklin, has joined an increasing group of people who are using drones to capture images and video from a…

CU Air Helios takes to the sky

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News from Cornell University Unmanned Air systems Helios, the 2014 AUVSI competition aircraft, left the ground during its much-anticipated maiden flight on March 8, 2014. Two flight tests lasting approximately 15 minutes total occurred, through 11 knot winds and a slight crosswind. Take-offs…

LORD MicroStrain Wins Manufacturing Leadership Award

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(Cary, N.C.) – The Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Council has named LORD MicroStrain Sensing Systems as one of 100 recipients of the 2014 Enterprise Technology Leadership Award. LORD MicroStrain earned the award for its custom-designed Quality Management module, an integral part…

MULTIROTOR service-drone now in North America

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Boulder, Colorado –  MULTIROTOR opens its first location outside of Europe in  Boulder. ”This step was absolutely necessary to optimize our innovative products for the US market and to provide our customers, dealers, and partners with the same outstanding service…

VTOL X-Plane program takes off

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For generations, new designs for vertical takeoff and landing aircraft have remained unable to increase top speed without sacrificing range, efficiency or the ability to do useful work. DARPA’s VTOL Experimental Plane (VTOL X-Plane) program seeks to overcome these challenges through innovative…