Precision landing at high altitude: 4264 m – record for the SIRIUS PRO!

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The Sokkia-Topcon-Shanghai Team did test flights in high altitudes at the Chinese Qinghai Province, including flights at over 5000 m ASL. Despite ground winds powers of 4 to 5 from changing directions, SIRIUS landed only 1 meter away from the target landing spot. In that effort, the guys broke the record for the highest precision landing…

3DR Announces Investment from Autodesk

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3DR announces investment from Autodesk® to continue the development of Site Scan™, the Premier Aerial Data Capture and Analytics Platform. Last week, during the first Autodesk Forge conference, we announced that 3DR received an important investment from Autodesk, makers of powerful and popular desktop software programs used by top construction, engineering, and surveying firms around…

FLIR A65 / A35 / A15 / A5

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The FLIR Ax5-Series is the perfect solution for those applications that require the benefits of a thermal image. The FLIR Ax5-Series camera has features and functions that make it the natural choice for anyone who uses PC software to solve problems. Extremely affordable and compact The Ax5-Series are low-cost infrared cameras, with the FLIR A5…

Flirtey Conducts First U.S. Ship-to-Shore Drone Delivery

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Independent drone delivery service Flirtey and Dr. Timothy Amukele at Johns Hopkins successfully conducted the first ship-to-shore drone delivery in the U.S. on the New Jersey coastline, for the United Nations and the American Red Cross. “Imagine a future where in the event of a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy, Flirtey drones rapidly deliver emergency…

Australian UAV Continue National Expansion with West Australian Presence

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Following 12 months of considerable growth in the Eastern States of Australia and a series of national industrial survey contracts, Australian UAV Pty Ltd has announced the formal opening of a West Australian office. Based out of Perth, Australian UAV have recruited Darryn Dow, a pioneer in the use of UAV’s in mine survey. With…

Good news for Ag drones in America

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An Easter egg hidden within the new Part 107. Most folks flagged no BVLOS, but the FAA are going to let you operate from a moving vehicle. Just as long as people are not around. A great no BVLOS cheat. I wonder if this will tip sales in favour of fixed wing aircraft with a…

Torquing Group avoid the long arm of the law for Zano Drone

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Kickstarter drone darling Zano avoids prosecution. The Torquing Group almost had their collar felt but Pembrokeshire council said there was “not enough evidence to justify a successful criminal prosecution”. Huw George, cabinet member for environmental and regulatory services, speaking today :- “Over the past six months we have carried out a thorough and exhaustive investigation…

Over 25 Million Acres of Images Captured by Single Drone Solutions Company

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Sentera, LLC, sensors have officially captured over 25,000,000 acres of images. Sentera’s AgVault™ 2.0 Software translates this imagery into actionable data for the precision agriculture industry. Sentera’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), precision sensors, and software are recognized by customers for their precision and accuracy, and the ability to capture images of more acres in less time…

microdrones™ celebrates Part 107 with high-value offer

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As the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announces their highly anticipated Part 107, which outlines formal rules allowing the use of commercial drones, many businesses across the United States are rejoicing – and microdrones is no exception. The German unmanned aerial systems (UAS) manufacturer recently expanded its operations into North America and has been working diligently…