Farmers gear towards robots

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KEN WILSON WITHOUT question, the most notable advance in agricultural machinery in 2013, centred on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones. Linked to arguably world-breaking advances in software technology, the initial trial work, principally by the Mingenew Irwin Group (MIG),…

Eye in the sky

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G. ANAND Aeronautical engineer Vivek Nelson, Thrissur-based aeroplane enthusiast M.R.K. Menon and veteran aero-modeller Vinod Madhavan have fashioned the UAV from everyday materials. Kerala, it seems, is not to be left far behind when much of the developed world is…

Battery to blame

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Murray Robertson A GISBORNE couple are counting the cost of a remote-controlled toy after losing most of their household possessions in a fire in Elgin on Wednesday. Rodney and Kelly-Ann Melville were at a funeral service when their Muir Street…

MOU between the FAA and AMA

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Signed at the AMA Expo, Ontario California. DTV is there and will report back! Memorandum of Understanding between Academy of Model Aeronautics and Federal Aviation Administration Concerning Operation of Model Aircraft In the National Airspace System Purpose This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishes a cooperative working…

Winds of change at Niagara

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by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Caya NIAGARA FALLS AIR RESERVE STATION, N.Y. – The first ever Air Reserve Component combat delivery Association between the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard is ending. As a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure…

FAA on UAS Video Tells Journalists: ‘There is No Gray Area’

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The (Spokane, Wash.) Spokesman-Review published this minute-long, aerial video of a local event. Jesse Tinsley, the photographer who used an unmanned camera-carrying aircraft to record the video from 30 feet off the ground, said it was “not illegal, but currently in a gray area.” Au contraire, said…

Finally, A 3D-Printed Drone for Archaeologists

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By by Megan Gannon CHICAGO — Though archaeologists have come a long way since Indiana Jones, they sometimes still cling to antiquated technologies, like balloons and ladders to take photos of their discoveries and trenches from above. This month, a company…

Yuneec HX 3

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Watch out DJI! Another hexacopter hits the market out of China but I think the sUAS world might go gaga for the radio. HX3 is the first of a new generation of smart aerial photography systems under the Flying Eyes…