NZ:- Fox Glacier drone survey completed

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A drone has shot footage less than 10 metres above the crashed helicopter on the Fox Glacier, providing mapping vital for recovering the remaining bodies and the wreckage. Seven people died when the helicopter crashed on the glacier on Saturday. Four bodies were recovered the next day, but three remain at the crash site and…

Insitu and BNSF ScanEagle first commercial BVLOS flight.

Insitu and BNSF officials launch ScanEagle for the historic first flight. (PRNewsFoto/Insitu, Inc.)

Launching at a tower site near Vaughn, New Mexico, Insitu accomplished the first commercial beyond visual line of sight operation with an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) in the contiguous 48 states. The October 25th event marked the beginning of a week-long series of flights with BNSF Railway designed to show how unmanned aircraft technology can be…

Announcing Solo App Version 1.3: GoPro control

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Comprehensive GoPro control has arrived in the Solo App! In addition to other feature improvements, version 1.3 brings you in-flight access to GoPro camera settings. In the last release (1.2.1) you got the ability to toggle between standard video mode (shoot up to 4k w/ HERO 4 Black) and photo mode. Now you can use…

How Will the FAA Task Force Prevent Drones From Entering Airspace?

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As the founder of MLWAir (The Only All First-Class Boeing 767) and DroneData and like most ticketed flyers today, I am concerned how drones will impact air safety. Coupled with all the concerns about air safety, it appears that the FAA UAS Registration Task Force has a serious gap in its representation. With multiple retailers, drone manufacturers, and…

TEKEVER drones to detect vine disease

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TEKEVER Group leads consortium that will fight a disease responsible for eliminating 250 hectares of vineyards in the north of Portugal and thousands in all Europe. This project – called PARRA –  is starting next spring with a budget of €1 million supported by European Commission structural funds. Lisbon, 24 November 2015 – PARRA project…

Phase One Industrial Releases Software Development Kit 8.3.3 for Developers of Aerial Systems in Linux, Windows and Mac Versions

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COPENHAGEN,  Phase One Industrial today announced the Phase One Software Development Kit (SDK) 8.3.3 in Linux, Windows and Mac OS versions. This SDK provides tools that enable users to build custom applications to control the way Phase One aerial cameras capture and process images. It enables users to precisely control which parameters to apply —…

RPAS CivOps Conference – Planned for 2 & 3 Dec. 2015 in Brussels, Belgium

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The Belgian government has announced that the high degree of security measures that is currently applicable in Brussels, Belgium has been extended until Monday evening 30 Nov. 2015 (when it will be reviewed). Taking into account the general safety of the conference attendees, the logistical problems that they may encounter and the incertainty of what…

X-56A crashes during flight test

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EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — An Air Force Research Laboratory-sponsored X-56A unmanned air vehicle crashed Nov. 19 at approximately 9:30 Pacific Daylight Time on Rogers Dry Lakebed test range at Edwards AFB, California. The mishap occurred shortly after takeoff. Initial estimates report severe damage to the vehicle. There are no reports of injuries or property damage…

Vortex 25 Pro Race Ready 250-Class FPV Quad for the Experienced Pilot

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The Blade® brand and ImmersionRC have teamed up to deliver the cutting-edge Vortex 250 Pro multirotor with Spektrum™ technology. ProTuned for FPV racing, now pilots who want next-level performance can enjoy Bind-N-Fly® convenience. ImmersionRC introduced the original Vortex ARF when the FPV racing phenomena began. Now race seasoned experts across the globe have weighed in…