UAV Mapper

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UAV Mapper is the most affordable ready to fly aerial mapping camera platform. The airframe was designed for the Pixhawk autopilot and carrying Canon PowerShot cameras. It’s made of safe, durable EPP foam and is reinforced with carbon fiber tubes. It’s all up flying weight is less than 3.5 pounds (1.59 kg). well below the…

Colorado’s San Luis Valley lands new drone flight test site

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By Laura Keeney  The Denver Post Colorado has the OK to open a flight test site for unmanned aerial systems — or UAS, more commonly called drones — in the San Luis Valley. A consortium led by non-profit industry advocate UAS Colorado, the University of Colorado and representatives from six counties got the FAA green…

Reuters:- Google aims to begin drone package deliveries in 2017

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BY DAVID MORGAN Internet giant Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O), the new holding company for Google, expects to begin delivering packages to consumers via drones sometime in 2017, the executive in charge of its drone effort said on Monday. David Vos, the leader for Alphabet’s Project Wing, said his company is in talks with the Federal Aviation…

DJI launches most-powerful computer designed for drones

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Shenzhen, 2 November 2015 – DJI, the world leader in creative aerial technology, today announced the launch of the DJI Manifold, a high-performance embedded computer designed specifically to fly. Utilizing DJI’s Onboard SDK (Software Development Kit), the Manifold is a user-friendly system enabling developers to create more powerful professional applications for use with aerial technology.…

FLARES – Flying Launch and Recovery System

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Lifting a Scaneagle with an octocopter is impressive, dropping it cool, catching it crikey! The forces on the trailing line must have been immense.  Very impressive.   FLARES – Flying Launch and Recovery System from Insitu on Vimeo.   Very clever stuff from, I can’t help thinking they are just trying to catch up with…

UK – Airprox 2015052

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Date: 20 Apr 2015 Time: 1010Z Position: 5324N 00211W Location: 4nm NE Manchester Airport THE B757 PILOT reports climbing straight ahead on the Standard Instrument Departure from Manchester, passing 2300ft during flap clean-up, when a drone passed down the left side of the aircraft at approximately 200m at the same level. The incident was reported…

UK – Airprox 2015046

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Date: 11 Apr 2015 Time: 1525Z Position: 5118N 00007W Location: West abeam Kenley (Saturday) THE EC130 PILOT reports tracking to the Isle of Dogs for a London sightseeing tour. West abeam Kenley gliding site at 1600ft QNH, he saw what he believed to be a helium party balloon about 20° off the port side at…

New Research: ADS-B and Its Use for Small Drone Traffic Management

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What the heck is ADS-B and why should I care? I asked myself that question a year-and-a-half ago, because I kept seeing the term ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast) come up in discussions and articles on unmanned aircraft traffic management (UTM). You may have seen it yourself in the UTM solutions proposed by Amazon,…

Cyberhawk completes ROAV internal tank inspection world first for Maersk Oil

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Cyberhawk Innovations, the world leader in aerial inspection using Remotely Operated Aerial Vehicles (ROAV), has completed its first ever ROAV inspection of a cargo oil tank on an operational FPSO. After significant research and development, this successful project launches this new service to the global oil and gas and shipping industry. The world-first took place…