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UAS for Search and Rescue
UAS for Search and Rescue

Looking through the Trees When an autistic 11-year-old on his bike went missing with his dad’s rifle this past August, Alaska State Troopers had a problem. They couldn’t activate their normal search-and-rescue protocols because a gun was involved; they didn’t want to take a chance of putting search crews in danger. They instead called the […]

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Why Won’t Amazon’s Drone Tether Swing?
Why Won’t Amazon’s Drone Tether Swing?

The video of Amazon landing a delivery drone on a happy father’s front lawn has made the rounds, but Amazon is hedging its technology footprint and pursuing tether delivery by drone as well. This patent application is about the flawless final step of delivery, dropping the item at its destination. Apparently, it’s not as easy as it sounds. As the drone is lowering its item, it can encounter unexpected gusts of wind and the item […]Read more… #quadcopters #drones

Sky-Futures Debuts Global Franchise Program for Industrial Drone Inspections
Sky-Futures Debuts Global Franchise Program for Industrial Drone Inspections

Sky-Futures, a provider of drone-based inspections for the global industrial markets, has announced its first international franchise, Sky-Futures Malaysia. Datuk Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin, president and group CEO of Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas, officially launched the franchise at the Oil & Gas Asia Exhibition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on July 12. […]

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You can fly this drone around the office without getting fired — maybe
You can fly this drone around the office without getting fired — maybe

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. While the most commonly used drones are smaller than your average aircraft, they’re not exactly safe for work. After all, they’re meant toRead more… #quadcopters #drones

Have DartGun, Will Travel!
Have DartGun, Will Travel!

South Africa’s Super Drone Advanced drones armed with double-barrel dart guns—that sounds like a scifi movie if ever I heard one. But it’s true—and not in a sinister way. In fact, such helpful drones could actually be coming to the United States very soon. The aptly named DartGun is the latest development from Haevic, a […]

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PropelUAS Launches to Help Organizations Implement Drones
PropelUAS Launches to Help Organizations Implement Drones

Evans Inc., a “human-centered” solutions and products provider based out of Falls Church, Va., has launched a new division dubbed PropelUAS, helping organizations implement unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). According to Evans, PropelUAS comprises a team of unmanned systems, air traffic control, aviation training, human factors, airports and aviation strategy experts who offer the company’s “Idea […]

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Australia Transport Agency ‘Leads by Example’ by Securing Drone Approval
Australia Transport Agency ‘Leads by Example’ by Securing Drone Approval

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) says it is “leading by example” by securing a Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operator’s Certificate through Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). The certificate, which was presented to Greg Hood, ATSB’s chief commissioner, and Derek Hoffmeister, transport safety investigation manager, last Friday, means the agency now has the necessary approvals […]

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North Carolina Governor Signs Law on UAS Near Prisons
North Carolina Governor Signs Law on UAS Near Prisons

Gov. Roy Cooper, D-N.C., has signed into law a bill that makes it illegal to fly a drone over or near prisons and jails. Under H.B.128, those who use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to deliver – or attempt to deliver – weapons or other contraband to North Carolina inmates could be charged with felonies; flying […]

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How to get the longest FPV range on your drone
How to get the longest FPV range on your drone

The following piece was written by Jack Brown, is the Chief Pilot at MyDroneLab.com. How far can a drone go without losing the video signal when flying FPV? When it comes to the ideal frequency for mini-quads — that’s the famous 5.8 GHz — the best you can expect is 500 meters. But, that means … Continue reading How to get the longest FPV range on your drone

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DRL Racer sets new world speed record!
DRL Racer sets new world speed record!

Earlier this month, the Drone Racing League (DRL) set a world record while testing one of their new racing drones! With a top speed of 163.5mph, the 1.76-pound DRL RacerX set the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Ground Speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter.  Drones used for the DRL racing league are all build by hand, just […]

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