China’s buying of German firm risk for Turkish UAV

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Chinese Avic’s acquisition of German Thielert, leaves the first Turkish made drone, the Anka, without an engine. Turkish officials are worried that buying of Thielert, engines supplier of Anka, may delay the project It looked entirely like any other business…

Transpower turns to robots

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State-owned enterprise Transpower is investing in new technology to check its transmission lines and substations nationwide in a bid to cut costs, improve efficiency and increase safety. The operator of the national grid is planning a shift to robots and…

Boeing unmanned plane has fifth flight

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An experimental high-altitude unmanned plane developed by Boeing Co completed a fifth flight on Saturday and may soon fly at 60,000 feet, a top Boeing executive said Tuesday. Boeing designed its “Phantom Eye” drone, which is powered by liquid hydrogen, to meet the…

Multirotor crashes into crowd, Spain

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At what point will people taking money to film events from multirotors start becoming aviators. The cost of entry to the market is low and event organisers do not seem to want evidence of operator qualification before allowing people to…

Journalists Need To Stay On Top Of Drones.

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By Harry A. Jessell  TVNewsCheck Unmanned flying units could become a great new tool for media, particularly TV stations that need to find more economical ways to cover the news throughout their sprawling markets. To insure that this nascent tool is available…

Another pitch for bug board drones

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By RYAN McCARTHY It was only a matter of time before another drone company came calling on the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District. The district garnered significant media attention when North Carolina-based Condor Aerial did an Aug. 26 demonstration flight…

Buzz over local drone use getting louder

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By James Pinkerton Houston Chronicle When a small, camera-equipped drone hovered over recent demonstrations near the Galleria, the unmanned aircraft with glowing lights did more than startle some protesters. The Aug. 31 overflight launched worries about possible government surveillance of two peaceful…

Pirates crash protest drone at Merkel rally

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Merkel looked on apparently amused as the about 40-centimetre (16-inch) wide device, fitted with a camera, dropped down on the podium just metres away from her at the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) event Sunday in the eastern city of Dresden.…

Deployed Airmen trailblazers of Reaper world

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By Senior Airman Jack Sanders, 451st Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) – Many of the iconic images from military operations are of U. S. Air Force legacy aircraft, such as a C-130 Hercules bringing troops and supplies…

Unmanned aircraft create show buzz

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NEIL LYON AT the cutting edge of technology, remote-controlled, unmanned aircraft wowed onlookers with their spectacular displays at this year’s Heritage Bank Ag Show in Toowoomba. With the versatility to conduct aerial spraying, seeding, overhead monitoring and photographic tasks over…

Aurora’s Skate Supports Operational Missions in Afghanistan

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Aurora Flight Sciences announced that the Skate® Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) was recently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom missions. Aurora’s role in supporting these military missions includes in-theatre training and logistics support. Deployment of Skate®…

Steadidrone QU4D

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The good folks at Steadidrone the Knysna South Africa based multirotor manufacturer have very kindly sent one of their ready to fly units for us to review. Its a machine that uses the APM 2.5 autopilot from 3D Robotics as…