FAA to appeal Trappy ruling

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WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Federal Aviation Administration today issued a notice appealing a decision by an NTSB Administrative Law Judge in the civil penalty case, Huerta v. Pirker. “The FAA is appealing the decision of an NTSB Administrative Law Judge to the…

RCAPA – The Phoenix Rises Out of The Ashes

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The original and world’s best recognized small business end-user association is back for another round of, please keep your onerous regulation off of my business plan. Seriously, things have started to heat up with congressional mandates and media coverage of…

Trappy:- Case dismissed

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It’s going to be a very busy Friday at the FAA, maybe weekend leave will be cancelled for some. Since 2007 they have been stopping small startups operating sUAS and now at least one judge believes they did not have…

NZ CAA grounds Hamilton drone pilot

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CHRIS GARDNER A Hamilton marketing business is under investigation after police received two complaints about a video it posted online shot over Hamilton with a flying camera. Adam Crouchley, of Dori Media, is under Civil Aviation Authority investigation after Hamilton…

To Connect the World, It’s Drones vs. Balloons

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By ROLFE WINKLER The battle to bring the Internet to remote parts of the world may be fought in the sky. Facebook Inc.FB +4.36% is in advanced discussions to buy Titan Aerospace , a New Mexico-based maker of solar-powered drones, according to a source…

QuestUAV Parachute Landing

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Nigel King from QuestUAV writes “We are extremely proud of this one! After months of research, design and testing we successfully completed a parachute landing. As some of you may know, this is a legal requirement in some locations. But,…

Amazing aerial footage of Headon Warren landslip

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One of the major problems with the Headon Warren landslip has been that it’s really difficult to understand quite how large the landslip was. The photos that OnTheWight has published, although very informative and gave some great detail, just didn’t give an overview of…

Small UAV market

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By Benét J. Wilson With the small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) market set to reach $582.2 million by the end of 2019, the industry is getting more visibility in the public eye. The FAA recently released information debunking several myths about…

Onboard quadrocopter failsafe

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We have developed an algorithm allowing a quadrocopter to maintain stable flight despite the complete loss of a motor/propeller. In a previous video (http://youtu.be/bsHryqnvyYA) we have shown this algorithm in use, where a motion capture system was used to measure…