Drone flying takes off as a popular hobby

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Herding sheep and filming AFL training sessions is all in a day’s work for Ryan Hamlet, project manager at hobby drone online retailer I-Drone. The AFL team wanted to see aerial footage of its training session, Hamlet says. ‘‘People also…

U.S.A.F.—2nd Special Ops Squadron Makes Its Move

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The 919th Special Operations Wing welcomed the 2nd Special Operations Squadron, its remotely piloted aircraft unit, to the Emerald Coast. The 2nd SOS, comprised of about 140 Air Force reservists formerly located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, began RPA…

China’s largest UAV expo kicks off in Beijing

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Visitors look at latest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) products at the “2014 China UAV conference and exposition” which opened in Beijing on July 9, 2014. As the country’s largest exposition of unmanned planes, the event provides a platform for experts and…

Eagle Y6 mapping drone

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We are happy to present the EAGLE  Y6 mapping drone, a turnkey solution for mapping based on the Y6 drone from 3DR with our own touch, aimed to professional users. The Eagle Y6 multirotor mapping system is designed to create professional ultra-high resolution DEMs…

RPD’s newest tool – unmanned aerial vehicle

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Frank Denzler Rushville Republican Rushville Republican Monday, Rushville Chief of Police Craig Tucker announced that for the past 12 months, the department he heads has had an unmanned aerial vehicle (drone). He added that currently law enforcement departments in Hancock and…

Amazon’s Drone Dream Sets Off Race to Build Better Sensor

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By Thomas Black In the quest to build drones that can help companies like Amazon.com Inc. make door-to-door deliveries, engineers are racing to overcome a fundamental challenge: helping unmanned, suitcase-sized aircraft see where they’re going. The answer is developing sensors that are…