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Flying Into the Storm Researchers from CU Boulder will fly drones into severe storms this spring and in 2020 in one of the largest and most ambitious drone-based investigations of meteorological phenomena ever.
New FAA Rules for Recreational Flyers The Federal Aviation Administration is implementing changes for recreational drone flyers mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.
Drone Harmony Cloud Platform With the Drone Harmony Cloud platform, you gain two new dimensions to your data capture workflows: cloud storage of mission data and a web-based planning interface. Combined with Drone Harmony's mobile application, Drone Harmony is now offering a fully integrated data capture platform for drone service providers and enterprises.
FlightClub R Frames : PROton-R and Neutron-R Pre-Orders Designed specifically for racing, the new R frames are the best frames we've made, PROton-R and Neutron-R. Both frames are based on the current PROton and Neutron frames. Listening to customers, team pilot feedback and testing, we've made an already great frame even better.
Percepto's Autonomous "Drone-In-A-Box" Flies On 5G Percepto today announced that it has successfully demonstrated its autonomous drones over SK Telecom's 5G trial network. SK Telecom is the largest mobile operator in Korea, leading the world in the field of mobile telecommunications by commercializing its 5G network in December 2018.
Australian company nabs first drone delivery approval Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority has approved Project Wing's plans for drone delivery of food and medicine in suburbs around the capital city of Canberra, a "world-first," according to a new report by the Guardian.
Funk St. Outfitters Commuterpak I have a problem when it comes to the amount of gear I carry. The problem isn't the amount of items-it's that I can never seem to find the perfect bag to carry all of it. And if I'm being honest, the real problem is that I enjoy looking for the perfect bag, so I have a lot of them.
Watch and Fly the Starmach Exhibition Track! This inaugural event will feature almost 100 pilots competing for the their share of $22,500 USD in prize money, such as Min Chan Kim, Thomas Bitmatta and Young Rok Sun and many more drone racing talents from around the globe.
Captainvanover's New Race Frame : PROton-R and Neutron-R Having a pilot like Alex aka Captainvanover testing these frames is invaluable. If you've seen him fly, he pushes equipment to the limit and often times beyond. I've seen him crash and disintegrate quads. That's why I wanted him testing these frames. Alex joined FlightClub while I already had the prototypes of these frames being made.
Turbine Quad Can Carry a Ton! Monaco-based E Yo Copter says that "One Ton" should be able to lift 1,900 pounds of cargo! Intended to be used for military, parapublic, and agricultural applications, One Ton is powered by four German-made JetCat P550 turbine engines that spin the aircraft's rotors by forcing exhaust out of two rotating pipes.
NEWS: Caddx Tarsier 4K As you already noticed since close to one year, now a lot of new machines are introduced in "HD" edition, i.e. with a FPV-camera combo able to shoot [email protected] videos while broadcasting the FPV signal with low latency. With the associated new Cinewhoop machines, it's possible to have high manoeuvrable flyers shooting vibration free videos.
Xilo Stax Flight Controller / 4-in1 ESC Combo Introducing the Xilo Stax combo, a full feature flight controller and 4-in1 ESC that both looks good and packs in the power.
AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitarian Awards Five organizations that pioneer new ways to use drones for good are winners of the second annual XCELLENCE Humanitarian Award from the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International. The award, which is sponsored by DJI, was announced today at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Saxon Remote Systems Inspector Saxon Remote Systems Inspector is a hexicopter unmanned aerial system that exceeds the capabilities of our competitors. With its exceptional endurance and rapid deployment ability, the Inspector provides civilians and warfighters actionable date quickly.
Raytheon's Ground-Based Detect & Avoid System Raytheon's Ground-Based Detect and Avoid system is now operational at Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport and will be used to test the safety and efficiency of small drone operations in the 200 square mile drone test range.
Sky Power GmbH's 2-Cylinder SP-275 TS CR The 2-cylinder engine SP-275 TS CR presented by Sky Power GmbH has been developed for affordable and high-performing applications, like drone training purposes. The carburetor of the SP-275 TS CR is located at the rear of the engine and is ideal for high speed applications among other things due to its flat design.
SenseFly introduces Solar 360 SenseFly, leading provider of fixed-wing drone solutions, introduced its new senseFly Solar 360 at this year's AUVSI XPONENTIAL, the latest addition to its senseFly 360 solutions range.
Drone Battery Safety: Charging and Storing LiPo Batteries Drone battery safety is a fundamental aspect of the hobby. A standard four cell lithium polymer 1500mAh battery at full charge stores a massive 25Wh of energy. When damaged or incorrectly charged, these batteries can go up in flames. In this article, I will discuss drone battery safety and how to safely store and charge LiPo batteries.
Echodyne Mounting Kits Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance, small electronically scanning array radars for government and commercial markets, announced today the expansion of its product line to include compatible mounting kits for its EchoGuard radar.
Med Drone Flies in Ghana Zipline and the Ghanaian government have launched a drone delivery network in Ghana. Operating from four distribution centers, Zipline drones will deliver vaccines, blood, and medications to health facilities in remote areas. The U.S. company plans to conduct 600 flights each day.
NEWS: Fullspeed Tinyleader HD V2 The Fullspeed Tinyleader HD was probably the first jellofree HD FPV tinywhoop plateform mainly thanks to the Caddx Turtle V2. This latter dislike the first edition of the Runcan split minit 2 offer…
Records Set at 3rd Mayhem Dawn to Dusk Team Race presented by Pop-a-Lock April 6-7, 2019 On Kelly Field at the New Orleans Model Aviation Club in Avondale, Louisiana, history was made April 6th, 2019.
Multirotor Drone Frame Comparison Matrix Interactive CLICK table for product pages. Data sourced from product descriptions. The frame of an FPV multirotor drone plays an outsized role in its dynamic experience. Multirotor drone frames can be roughly split into two distinct categories; racing and freestyle.
Lumenier JB2407-11 1750Kv Bardwell Motor The Lumenier JB2407-11 1750Kv is a partnership between both Lumenier, known for their high quality, efficient motors and Joshua "Know it All" Bardwell.
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