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Northrop XP-79 – The Flying Chainsaw

During World War 2, the race for being the most technologically innovative country was more important than ever, particularly in aviation. As entirely new air forces were built from the ground up, almost a million aircraft were produced worldwide for warfare. And even though the United States joined the war

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Announcing The 2020 MultiGP Drone Racing Championship Presented by RaceDayQuads.com

MultiGP is excited to announce The 2020 MultiGP Championship Presented by RaceDayQuads.com at Daytona Stadium, 3917 LPGA Boulevard, Daytona Beach, Florida October 29th through November 8th, 2020. Sport Class Championship Weekend The top-100 pilots in the Sport Class division will compete in the opening weekend Thursday October 29th to Saturday

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Buena Vista, Colorado Approves Drone Park

The town of Buena Vista, Colorado, has approved a concept for an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS/drone) flying park . The drone park will be divided into four zones based on activity with areas for basic training, qualification operations, obstacle navigation and racing events. The proposal was put forward by the

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Is this a DJI FPV Racing Drone?

This heavily censored picture emerged August 7 on the Twitter account of @OsitaLV — who has previously been a solid source with DJI leaks. It appears to be a DJI-branded drone with features that resemble an FPV-style racing drone. Here are some sample comments on Twitter: Might be a drone

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Israeli Army May Procure Wearable Anti-Drone Device

The Israeli army and police are considering the purchase of personal anti-drone systems manufactured by Israeli company SKYLOCK, part of the Avnon Group. The growing threat posed by hostile UAVs and the need to neutralize them from afar has resulted in a race to create personal devices to curb unauthorized

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How a missing child was found with help from drones

Racing to beat the clock, first responders in Minot, North Dakota, tap one of the world’s top drone providers in successful rescue effort. When a child goes missing, the first 48 hours are critical—but they are also the most stressful and chaotic. Family members often start the clock ticking by

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New Report ‘Enabling UTM in the UK’

A new report from Connected Places Catapult’s explores the steps the UK has taken to be at the forefront of commercial drone development and identifies the steps yet to be taken in order to remain in the global race towards Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM). There is a huge global opportunity

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Surveyors Measure Coastal Erosion Using UAS

AG Survey recently used control targets, GNSS receivers and UAS technology in a race against the tides and weather to survey 80 different beaches along England’s southwest coast. The project was part of a national coastal monitoring program funded by England’s Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and run

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Drone Racing League Launches DRL Academy to Provide Innovative, Digital Education for Students in Partnership with Eduscape

With the coronavirus pandemic causing national school shut-downs, students need positivity and access to engaging, educational content more than ever. The Drone Racing League (DRL), the global professional circuit for drone racing, today unveiled DRL Academy, an innovative STEM program, which features online learning opportunities for students studying science, engineering,

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Team Black Sheep Quarantine Masters

Race on Velocidrone and get $5’000 prizes!!! Starting tomorrow, 5 days per week, live streaming mania. 2 hours, 4 qualifiers and one final per week. 16 days total! We will have celebrity guests on to keep you entertained. Be sure to tune in even if you’re not racing, you can

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Aerobatics with a Manned Racing Drone

Drone Champions AG, creators of the Drone Champions League and DCL – The Game, have announced their newest innovation: the first-ever manned drone capable of aerobatic maneouvers such as rolls and loops. The “Big Drone” is the brainchild of Drone Champions founder Herbert Weirather, who personally assisted in the testing

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Lockheed Martin & Drone Racing League Announce A.I. Robotic Racing Circuit Champions, Give Team $1 Million Cash Prize for Fastest Autonomous Racing Drone

Lockheed Martin and The Drone Racing League (DRL), the global, professional drone racing circuit, today announced the winning AlphaPilot team of the 2019 Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing (AIRR) Circuit, the premier autonomous drone racing series that accelerates AI innovation through futuristic sports competition. During Friday night’s AIRR Championship, Team MAVLab,

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2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship Grand Final

Pilot selection for the upcoming 2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship Grand Final has been finalised. A total of 112 pilots will compete over four days in Xiangshan Ningbo, China, 11-14 December 2019 for the title of FAI World Drone Racing Champion. FAI Secretary General Susanne Schödel said: “I am

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