Oshkosh got the whole package

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The brief was to showcase the capability of these brand new fire fighting beasts at Manchester Airport… wow what amazing vehicles. Manchester Airports’s fire service has taken delivery of 6 new state of the art Oshkosh Global Striker vehicles, as…

Aerial photography set to take wing in Mysore

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LAIQH A. KHAN The three unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) hovering over Mysore palace and K.R. Circle on Saturday managed to provide a bird’s eye view of the famous Jamboo Savari. The drones, fitted with high definition still cameras and video…

eXom – the drone that lets you focus on your work, not on flying

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Following two years of intensive development, Swiss civil drone producer, senseFly, is proud to introduce eXom, the rotary drone that offers professional users unprecedented situational awareness. In addition to seeing what its TripleView camera head sees, eXom’s five vision sensors also enable you to see in…

Novel UAV technology for atmospheric research

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A team of scientists and engineers sampling greenhouse gases in the remote South Atlantic have pushed the boundaries of what’s possible with lightweight fully autonomous UAV (unmanned aerial vehicles) by flying octocopters at altitudes of up to 9,000ft. The researchers,…

Publish drone imagery on Mapbox directly from Pix4D

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Paul Goodman Today the drone imagery processing software Pix4D rolled out full integration with Mapbox, making it possible to upload imagery from Pix4DMapper to Mapbox.com in one step. Collect your aerial imagery with the flying platform of your choice, process images locally…

Ascent Solar’s PV modules selected by Vanguard Space Technologies for additional programs to develop solar arrays for space, UAV missions

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Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (Thornton, Colorado, U.S.) a manufacturer of flexible thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, was selected by Vanguard Space Technologies to provide modules for two additional Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) programs that require lightweight, flexible, and durable PV…

Regulation Clips Wings of U.S. Drone Makers

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By JACK NICAS BERLIN—In four years, Service-drone.de GmbH has emerged as a promising player here in the rapidly expanding commercial-drone industry. The 20-employee startup has sold more than 400 unmanned aircraft to private-sector companies and now is pitching its fourth-generation device.…

Rise of the personal Drone

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(As much as I dislike calling multirotors “drones”, its kind of catchy). The Parrot AR drone http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parrot_AR.Drone , launched in 2010, started the personal multirotor movement, it was ground-breaking, giving a multirotor experience to anyone with an IOS device (Iphone/Ipad)…

FAA requirements for Hollywood exemptions

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1. The UA must weigh less than 55 pounds (25 Kg), including energy source(s) and equipment. Operations authorized by this grant of exemption are limited to the following aircraft described in the proprietary FOPMs: HexaCrafter HC-1100 and Aeronavics SkyJib 8…