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…

AC 91-57 Cancelled in Error

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Last Friday, Aug 10th, it was announced that FAA Advisory Circular 91-57, “Model Aircraft Operating Standards”, published in 1981 was cancelled.  This obviously caught the aeromodeling and sUAS community by surprise and left a lot of unanswered questions. In a communication earlier today…

Predator/Gray Eagle Series Surpasses 3 Million Flight Hours

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  AUSA ANNUAL, WASHINGTON – 14 October 2014 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions, today announced that its Predator®/Gray Eagle®-series aircraft family has achieved a historic…

A new concept of drone reaches the market.

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Singular Aircraft, based in Malta, London and Barcelona, releases the first amphibian RPA (Remotely Piloted Aircraft) to the market, equipped with a twin engine, with capabilities to land and take off on unpaved runways or on water, ice and on…

Dubai Police drones showcased at Gitex

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Dubai: Dubai Police said on Monday that they have tested their newest drone ‘Sanad’ in police operations scenarios that go well beyond the purview of crowd monitoring tasks it is currently used for. “In addition to securing matches and labour…

3DR Announces Launch of the Dronecode Foundation

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From the beginning 3DR has been committed to open source development. This is the 21st century lesson in innovation: moving fast means moving together. To that end, we’ve proudly supported a vibrant global community of brilliant and selfless developers who over the past seven years have been responsible for…

Existing drone tech poses lethal risk: EASA

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Aimee Turner Europe would see a huge 400-fold increase in potentially lethal air crashes if today’s accident prone drone technology was allowed to operate freely in its airspace. A study by the European Aviation Safety Agency warns that if the current accident…

UW police: Do you know this drone?

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By Dan Simmons | Wisconsin State Journal The suspect is described as white with four small propellers and a GoPro camera. Was last seen Saturday afternoon hovering high above thousands of jumping college students at Camp Randall Stadium. UW-Madison police are…

Doggerbank – successful inspection!

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Sky-Futures recently completed a successful inspection of a Met Mast in the North Sea for client Forewind. It was the first time Sky-Futures had been commissioned to inspect Met Masts, and gave them the chance to further prove their support…

NoCo startup debuts unmanned helicopter

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Erin Udell, The Coloradoan Not to be outdone by large defense contractors with big staffs and even bigger budgets, a Northern Colorado startup recently completed an unmanned helicopter that can successfully take off from and land on a moving target.…