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China’s Norinco Presents UAV Swarm Concept

The China North Industries Corporation (Norinco) presented a concept for the use of strike-capable, multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) flying in a swarm at the 6-11 November Airshow China 2018 defence exhibition in Zhuhai. The concept, which can be adapted to fit various tactical scenarios, involves the use of several

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202 What Is David Windestål Working On?

As our original in-house mad scientist here at Flite Test, we’re always asked David Windestål is up to these days. On this edition of the Flite Test podcast, new FT podcast host James Whomsley sits down with David as he records from Italy to talk about his Maker Knife Kickstarter

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The Espect-A New Portable Commercial Drone

The Espect is a mini-sized quadcopter which adopts EWATT’s proven eWise flight control and propulsion system. Combined with our industrial-grade visible light & thermal imaging cameras and GCS (Ground Control System), the Espect excels in industrial and commercial purposes: power line & Telecommunication station inspection, police reconnaissance and law enforcement,

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Introducing the AGX840 Gimbaled Quad Sensor

Sentera announces a pre-order opportunity for the AGX840, a powerful update to Sentera’s popular 4-channel multispectral camera, engineered specifically for DJI Enterprise drone products. Powered by DJI SKYPORT and integrated with a high-speed brushless gimbal for exceptional image stability and control, AGX840 brings outstanding multispectral performance to Matrice 200 series

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Tiny Quads Can Move 40X Their Weight

Just like insects, these tiny quadcopters can move payloads of up to 40 times their weight! By perching and using winches, the FlyCroTugs can move much larger objects. The video shows two FlyCroTugs working together to open a door. One quad even winches a water bottle.The FlyCroTugs can hold on

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Hybrid VTOL Fixed Wing Aircraft for Shipboard Operations

A hybrid quadrotor (HQ) UAS platform with the ability of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) and conversion to fixed wing (FW) flight allows for operations from ships, where launch and recover space is constrained while maintaining the range and endurance of a FW aircraft. The HQ technology eliminates the need

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Small Unmanned Aircraft DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures

Small Unmanned Aircraft DJI Battery TB50 and TB55 In-Flight Power Failures Introduction 1.1 This Safety Notice supersedes and revokes Safety Notice SN–2018/008. 1.2 This Safety Notice applies to operators of multi-rotor small unmanned aircraft utilising DJI battery model TB50 or TB55, including all DJI Matrice 200 series (which includes the

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UK CAA -SN-2018/008: Small Unmanned Aircraft – DJI Matrice 200 Series In-Flight Power Failures

This Safety Notice applies to operators of the DJI Matrice 200 series multi-rotor small unmanned aircraft. 1.2 A small number of incidents have been recently reported where the aircraft has suffered a complete loss of power during flight, despite indications that there was sufficient battery time still remaining. In each

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ANAFI Extended: THE drone with extra-long flight time and incomparable imaging features!

ANAFI, the new generation of quadcopter by Parrot, is now available as an Extended version. The comprehensive ANAFI Extended pack is designed for “anytime, anywhere” portability, with a comfortable shoulder bag and three batteries that collectively provide 75 minutes of flight time. ANAFI Extended offers plenty of juice, even when

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UDRI Tests Impact of Drone on Aircraft at High Speed

University of Dayton Research Institute impact tests prove large aircraft won’t always win in collision with small drones. When a large military helicopter collided midair with a small quadcopter last year, the helicopter sustained only minor damage and returned safely home; the drone was destroyed. But tests performed at the

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University of Dayton Research Institute – Risk in the Sky?

By Pamela Gregg, Communication Administrator, UDRI Tests performed at the University of Dayton Research Institute show that bigger may not always be better in contests between manned aircraft and UAVs. When a large military helicopter collided midair with a small quadcopter last year, the helicopter sustained only minor damage and

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BSHARK Launch Hydrogen Drone, Narwhal 2

BSHARK, an expert on hydrogen-powered drone research, has partnered with MicroMultiCopter (MMC)-a manufacturer of the first hydrogen-powered drone HyDrone 1550. BSHARK released a new hydrogen-powered drone Narwhal 2. MMC provided production service for BSHARK. The new drone is an upgraded hydrogen quad-copter with LTE module and 30 km video transmission

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Huge Ukranian Smuggler Drone

Here’s a drone on steroids! Ukranian border guards heard and investigated this multirotor’s admittedly loud flight and found it stuck in a tree on the outskirts of the village of Gorbivsti, about a kilometer of a mile from the border. What was it doing there? Likely smuggling tobacco products, narcotics,

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Robotic Herding of a Flock of Birds Using Drones

 Researchers in Korea have made a new algorithm for enabling a single robotic unmanned aerial vehicle to herd a flock of birds away from a designated airspace. This novel approach allows a single autonomous quadrotor drone to herd an entire flock of birds away without breaking their formation. Professor

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