Tagged: Travel

Best Drones For Travel

For the drone lover on the go getting the best drone for travel is important. With the wide variety of drones available, there are definitely ones more suited for travel than others. Many high-end drones are large, bulky, and cumbersome; the exact opposite of what makes a good travel drone.

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High-Speed Mapping for High-Speed Rail

The California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) is planning the first dedicated high-speed rail system in the U.S. When completed, it will enable passengers to travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles in under three hours, at speeds greater than 200 mph. Two segments of high-speed right-of-way that need to

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Chinese drones slink into North Korean arsenal

Shenyang, China (AFP) March 9, 2018 –

Wang Dewen’s daughter-in-law says the Chinese businessman could be dead. His wife claims he is travelling. But they are sure of one thing: he is definitely not working in North Korea.

At least that is what AFP was told during a visit to the

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Cross an Airplane With a Submarine

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an unmanned, fixed-wing aircraft that is capable of traveling both through the air and under the water – transitioning repeatedly between sky and sea. The EagleRay XAV, which was developed with funding and assistance from Teledyne Scientific, holds promise for use in

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Programming drones to fly in the face of uncertainty

Boston MA (SPX) Feb 13, 2018 –

Companies like Amazon have big ideas for drones that can deliver packages right to your door. But, even putting aside the policy issues, programming drones to fly through cluttered spaces like cities is difficult. Being able to avoid obstacles while traveling at high speeds

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Raptor 300 Inc – AGRAS, M600 operators wanted

Are you looking for an exotic adventure in flying drones? Imagine working in the mountains of a tropical island oasis? Travel, lodging, meals all provided for plus a paycheck? This just might be for you then! We have been contracted for over 20,000 hectares of coverage to start and need

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Could Robotic Birds Lead to Safer Air Travel?

The bird, apparently a female falcon, wheels into view 100 feet over Edmonton International Airport, flapping her wings — hunting behavior. She pursues a flock of starlings, which scatter into the safety of the woods. The falcon is majestic, graceful and resolute. She is also a machine — a battery,

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The Difference Between Analog and HD (digital) Transmission (Drone Quick Tip)

FPV pilots often favor analog systems for their zero-latency signal transmission. Analog inherently comes without latency issues— its transmission travels at the speed of light. With the increased public interest in FPV racing, however, problems have arisen. When racing in the vicinity of other pilots who are transmitting analog signals

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ALPA Highlights FAA Study Underscoring Danger from Unsafe UAS

Congress Must Protect the Traveling Public by Allowing FAA to Regulate Hobby Drones WASHINGTON––Capt. Tim Canoll, president of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding this week’s findings from a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) directed study that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) may damage aircraft more

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Federal Aviation Administration Drone News

One of the things I enjoy about being a drone attorney is traveling across the country to attend and speak at many of the UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) industry conferences. The best opportunity I had recently was to hear directly from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) itself at its UAS

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A power outlet in your pocket?

We have been testing out the all new Jackery PowerBar and we love it! The Jackery PowerBar is a premium all-in-one power source with AC, USB, USB-C and Qualcomm® Quick Charge™...

AeroVironment Gets $7 US Army Switchblade Contract

AeroVironment Inc., Monrovia, California, has been awarded a $7,350,005 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00002) to contract W31P4Q-17-C-0171 for Switchblade contractor logistics support consisting of field service representatives, continental U.S. training, travel, rework, shipping, flight support, repair and maintenance, and training materials. Work will be performed in Simi Valley, California, with an estimated

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Coalition Airstrikes Kill ISIS Drone Experts

Coalition airstrikes killed three senior and highly skilled Islamic State of Iraq and Syria officials near Mayadin, Syria, Sept. 12-14, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported. Abu Salman, an ISIS drone developer, was killed during airstrikes Sept. 14 while traveling with a terrorist associate in a vehicle

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Picking Out a Travel Case for Your Drone

What’s the best type of case for traveling with drones and accessories?

Answer: A hard-shell, polyethylene case is superior for both transit and shipping. Look for name brands with strong replacement warranties in the event of freak failures in the handles or otherwise. Also look for optional or included locking mechanisms

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Borrow a DJI Mavic for two weeks

DJI Launches Mavic Pro Free Rental Program for Travelling Creatives As part of a collaboration with National Geographic, DJI has just announced a drone rental program open to all creatives around the world. Starting from September 5 through October 31, 2017, interested users can sign up online for the chance

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Minnesota Improves Bridge Inspection Procedures

MnDOT’s efforts to study whether drones can help bridge inspectors are progressing, and the second phase project has been completed. (Meanwhile a third project has just begun.) Phase 1 of this research project demonstrated that drones can reduce safety risks and inconvenience to bridge inspectors and the traveling public.

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How Underwater Drones Can Save Our Oceans

The co-founder of BluEye Robotics, Christine Spiten has always loved the water and ocean. She has traveled throughout all of the Atlantic Ocean and even lives on a ship that allows her to have access to the water and quickly drop underwater drones into the ocean as she pleases. As

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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

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