Construction Industry Drones Fly in Rules Vacuum

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By Tom Sawyer and David Gershgorn Within a year or two, U.S. companies likely will replace many human workers now flying aerial survey and photo missions or inspecting structures from scaffolds and platforms with missions flown by unmanned aerial vehicles—drones.…

Uncertainty of drones worries Phoenix leaders

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Experts say the growing popularity of drones — from hobbyists who toy with small-scale versions to law-enforcement officials who use more-sophisticated systems — creates a pressing need for new regulations because existing airspace and privacy laws have too many gray…

Man arrested for flying drone outside US Open

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By Larry Celona A man was busted for flying a drone outside the National Tennis Center during a US Open quarter-final match featuring top seed Serena Williams, law-enforcement sources said. Daniel Feighery, 34, was allegedly piloting the drone near the main…

NASA low-altitude UAS Traffic Management (UTM) initiative

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NASA Ames Research Center (ARC), is hereby requesting information through this notice from interested parties for the following: NASAs Concepts and Technology Development Project seeks to identify U.S.-based public, private, and academic organizations to collaborate with NASA to conduct Unmanned…

More expansion of Unmanned Aircraft Systems capabilities in Ohio

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SPRINGFIELD — The Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center (UASC) announced Tuesday it has formalized a partnership with the City of Springfield and Springfield-Beckley Airport. Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport serves corporate, military, and general aviation customers, and is also home to military…

UAVExperts.aero Takes Flight At Agriculture Expo

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(CUMMING, GA)— UAVExperts.aero, the newly launched professional division of AtlantaHobby.com, impressed crowds with their display and demonstrations at the recent Delta AgTech Symposium. Hundreds of attendees joined the FAA’s Jim Wilson, the AMA’s Rich Hansen, and the UAV Experts team…

Moonshots and Unicorns

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So, what should we expect now that Google has joined the fray with delivery drones and the UAV Coalition? Confirmation of (more) interest in unmanned systems. The Project Wing video shows us a string around a big toe dip in…

Unmanned aerial vehicles prove useful in agriculture

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By Corey Moffet Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly referred to as drones in a majority of media outlets, have played an important role in U.S. military operations. These sophisticated flying machines have proven their utility in…

US Predator not as good as China’s CH-4 drone

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The People’s Liberation Army’s CH-4 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is receiving high-profile publicity in China after being touted as being superior in all key indicators to the American MQ-1 Predator. The CH-4, otherwise known as the Cai Hong-4 or Rainbow-4…

SteadiDrone MAVRIK

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The SteadiDrone MAVRIK is here! A new breed of multicopter, the MAVRIK does not replace the popular QU4D but is its new bigger, more grown up brother, a medium lift workhorse that will do, well,  just about anything. We’ve spent…