Tagged: Instructional

NASA X-56- The Future of Flight- Part 1

 NASA is investigating the ways flexible, light weight, ultra-efficient lift wings may increase efficiency for aircraft, and how to address their challenge with flutter in flight. One technology that may make it possible to stabilize flutter, increasing both aircraft efficiency and safety, is the use of advanced flight control

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How to Use a Drone Landing Pad

All drones have to take off and land, so what is sitting under them will make a difference in the long run. Senior Editor, John Reid, talks about what you should know and have at your takeoff and landing locations.

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Testing – Post – Reddoor

Best Drones for Children – Ages 2 to 16​​​​Drones are everywhere these days, with developments for both adults and children alike in mind. Drones for kids have quickly become a hot topic these days, so it’s crucial to know how to choose a drone for a child and understand what

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KFC India Launches ‘Kentucky Flying Object’ DIY Drone

 For fried chicken lovers and drone enthusiasts alike, in India, KFC is set to offer what is being called ‘the most fly meal ever.’ Dubbed the ‘KFO’ which obviously stands for ‘Kentucky Flying Object’, the limited edition option encompasses a special smokey grilled wings order, while its packaging can

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Consortiq Teams with US College to Offer Drone Pilot Course

Many employers are seeking recent graduates who know how to operate drones and have achieved the necessary certification to fly drones commercially. As cutting-edge innovators in drone and unmanned technology, Consortiq makes it safer and easier for organizations to put drones in the sky. Consortiq transforms businesses through unmanned aircraft

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Rotor Riot – YouTube’s FPV Lifestyle Show

In January 2016, an action-packed web show appeared on YouTube aimed specifically at the burgeoning first person- view (FPV) multirotor community. But unlike earlier attempts, this one eschewed technical language, avoided instructional videos, and circumnavigated hobbyist clichés, opting instead for something a lot more exciting.
Taking cues from snowboarding and skating

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Drone Flight Tips: Become a better pilot

Flying an aircraft is about maintaining control of its movement through the air. In aviation, pilots are taught to perform ground-reference maneuvers to sharpen their flying skills. When learning how to fly drones, there are similar maneuvers that you can do to improve your control of the aircraft. It’s important

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FAA Restricts Drone Operations Over DOE Facilities

At the request of U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about unauthorized drone operations over seven Department of Energy (DOE)

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Russian Base in Armenia Trains UAV Operators

Instructors of Divisions of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) of Russian military base in Armenia started training of newly-arrived servicemen. Within the frames of practical exercises at Kakhmud high-altitude training center, UAV operators will learn how to deploy reconnaissance systems, prepare for the launch, accomplish launching by hand or with a

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Russian Sappers Learned Drone-Aided Mine Disarming in Syria

Early in December, personnel of Russia’s International Anti-Mining Center demonstrated new equipment commissioned by sapper units. In particular, the center’s experts showed how to deactivate a mine using a drone, Dmitry Klochko, director of LocMas who had attended the event told Mil.Today. “To neutralize mines, we use small and very

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DIY Drone Racer – Kit Building Made Easy

First-person-view (FPV) racing has changed the face of radio control. World-class race events and network TV coverage have combined to pull in huge numbers of racers with no prior background in traditional aeromodeling. While there are some nice ready-to-fly quadcopters on the market, FPV racing is ideal for those who

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PfCO’s surviving in a competitive drone industry

In an article which I posted in December 2015, entitled ‘The Drone ‘Bubble’ – How to survive in a competitive market’, I sought to outline some of the steps I felt were needed to survive in an increasingly competitive UK drone sector. Almost two years down the line, the sector

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