Tagged: Design

MicroPilot now Flies Transitioning VTOL UAS

MicroPilot autopilots already fly a wide range of UAVs, including fixed wings, multi-rotors, helicopters and even tail sitters. Now, MicroPilot has added support for transitioning drones. UAV manufacturers making and designing transitioning drones now have a high-reliability professional autopilot option. Transitioning drones will benefit from the many options that are

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GA-ASI Announces Partners for MQ-25 Stingray

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) has announced its MQ-25 Stingray offering to the U.S. Navy in collaboration with a range of highly regarded industry partners that represent the best in American aerospace. GA-ASI has designed a purpose-built MQ-25A Stingray, optimized for the tanking mission and providing exceptional fuel give,

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How CU Boulder drone will track and crack hidden language of sperm whales

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Search and Help Aquatic Mammals UAS (SHAMU) aerospace engineering student team is raising funds for a project that will facilitate scientific research on sperm whale communication patterns. Through a partnership with scientists from the Cetacean Echolocation Translation Initiative (CETI), SHAMU will design, fabricate and

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China’s Star Shadow Stealth UAV to Fly in 2019

Star UAV System Co Ltd, a Chengdu-based developer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has unveiled its export-oriented Star Shadow unmanned air vehicle (UCAV) concept at the Singapore Airshow 2018. Specifically designed as a low-observable and highly survivable surveillance and strike platform, the Star Shadow is envisioned to have a maximum

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Five UK Cities Selected for Flying High Challenge

Nesta, a global innovation foundation, has announced the five pioneering UK cities that they are partnering with this year to design how drone technology could operate in complex city environments to address local needs. This announcement follows an open call launched in November by Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre as part

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Airbus completes first flight demonstration for its commercial parcel delivery drone ‘Skyways’

Airbus Helicopters’ Skyways unmanned air vehicle has successfully completed its first flight demonstration at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The drone took off from its dedicated maintenance centre and landed on the roof of a specially designed parcel station where a parcel was automatically loaded via a robotic arm.

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Five Projects Named for Singapore’s Drone Estate

Plans to designate one-north, a 200HA business park in Buona Vista, Singapore, as a drone estate were announced by Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on the sidelines of the Singapore Airshow 2018 on Monday (Feb 5). The announcement was made at the opening of the Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership

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Vegan 4R – Race Test – F20II – XJB F428 F4

The Vegan 4R quadcopter frame was designed by Frédéric Dauch (Djdjm600) for FPV Racing competition Indoor/Outdoor with no compromise. Solidity, ultra lightness, ultra compactness, style, and more. A pure X of...

Vega Ultra – FPV Racing BattleRace2017

Vega Ultra – FPV Racing BattleRace2017 The Vega 5R quadcopter frame was designed by Frédéric Dauch (Djdjm600) for FPV Racing competition with no compromise. Solidity, ultra lightness, ultra compactness, style, and...

Vega 5R – FPV Racing BattleRace 2017

Vega 5R – FPV Racing BattleRace 2017 The Vega 5R quadcopter frame was designed by Frédéric Dauch (Djdjm600) for FPV Racing competition with no compromise. Solidity, lightness, compactness, style, and more....

VStar Systems Announces New MA-C MiniPOD™ Rapid Deployment SIGINT Sensor

VStar Systems, a privately held aerospace and defense systems company, has announced the addition of a pod version of its MA-C SIGINT Sensor, the MA-C MiniPod™. The VStar Systems MA-C MiniPOD was designed with flexibility in mind, providing a rapidly deployable communication intelligence solution. It enables interception, direction-finding, and processing

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GRIFF 2.0 The only all-metal drone built to aircraft standards

With successful testing of the company’s beta-version now concluded, the resulting GRIFF 2.0 Master Design is a world first – the only all-metal drone built to commercial aircraft standards. ‘Uncompromising’ CEO Leif Johan Holand said that the UAS – capable of carrying payloads of up to 150kg (331lb) – exemplified

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Drone Review: Connex Falcore

Connex has been in the wireless video transmission business for a long time, and it has the most reliable technology so far. When I heard that Connex had decided to design a racing drone, I knew it would be unique and cutting edge, and that is exactly what the Falcore

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AVIC to Launch New Wing Loong Variant in 2018

The Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) will launch a new variant of the Wing Loong-series of medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) – the Wing Loong ID (or I-D). Reported by China’s state-owned news agency Xinhua on January 25, AVIC subsidiary the Chengdu Aircraft Design & Research Institute

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AVSS and The Institute for Drone Technology announce partnership for revolutionary drone black box data collection and authentication system.

AVSS is designing an authenticated fleet management program within its existing drone safety systems. These include a ‘black box’ and IoT parachute deployment system. IfDT is working with large-scale drone technology businesses and education partners to develop the drone industry. AVSS and IfDT will enter into a joint venture partnership

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InstantEye Robotics Opens New Development Facility

InstantEye Robotics announced that it has opened a new facility dedicated to the development and manufacturing of its family of tactical unmanned aerial systems. The 33,000 square-foot facility – with integrated design labs, manufacturing lines, and indoor and outdoor flight arenas – was specifically designed to accommodate the unique needs

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DroNet: Learning to Fly by Driving

 Researchers at the University of Zurich and the National Centre of Competence in Research NCCR Robotics developed DroNet, an algorithm that can safely drive a drone through the streets of a city. Designed as a fast 8-layers residual network, it produces two outputs for each single input image: a

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