Tagged: Travel

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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Record Long Drone Delivery Demo in Texas

Two Tucson companies were part of a team that recently claimed a new U.S. record for long-distance urban delivery by a drone, using cellphone networks to help navigate a simulated 97-mile trip. Team Roadrunner, a Nevada unmanned aircraft consortium that included Tucson-based Latitude Engineering and AUV Flight Services, conducted the

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PolarPro Launches Lens Filters and Travel Case for DJI Spark

Today, PolarPro, developer of products inspired by adventure, announced availability of new cinematic lens filters and a purpose-built travel case for DJI® Spark owners looking to get the most out of their new gesture-controlled drone. Known for producing some of the industry’s highest quality lens filters for action cameras

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VStar Systems Announces Successful International Flight Demonstration of MA-C2E/Lite SIGINT Sensor onboard Martin UAV’s V-Bat

VStar Systems and Martin UAV jointly announced the successful completion of an overseas demonstration of the new COMINT capabilities onboard the Martin UAV V-Bat aircraft. VStar Systems, a privately held aerospace and defense systems company, was invited to travel overseas to demonstrate the capabilities of its modular Signal Intelligence Sensor,

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Keynote Speakers Announced for Drone World Expo

Many companies are exploring the potential use of UAS, or drone technology for unmanned travel with programs to develop self-driving cars and pilotless passenger planes and everything in between. The keynote sessions at this year’s Drone World Expo will explore these developments for applications in the commercial drone industry and

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Supercam in the ARCTIC: Manned and Unmanned planes with ADS-B

Unmanned Systems Group (Izhevsk, Russia) has successfully conducted joint flights of Supercam UAV together with manned aircraft (both equipped with automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) system) in conjunction with FGUP “GosNIIAS” on a drifting ice base in the Arctic. Rapid deployment of an aerodrome and a base for scholars and tourists

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164 Announcing the FT Simple Cub!

Today we talk with Josh and Austin about their trip to Horizon hobby, NEW Gremlin frames and the much anticipated FT SIMPLE CUB announcement!

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FT Store: https://store.flitetest.com/
Flite Fest: https://www.flitefest.com/

Horizon Hobby: https://www.horizonhobby.com/
FT Simple Cub Vlog: https://goo.gl/QotjtT
DIY GREMLIN Forum: https://goo.gl/B9Y3Cx
Micro Balsa FT Cruiser: https://goo.gl/SWmKv4

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Modular Drone Defence System from Germany

ESG Elektroniksystem und Logistik-GmbH, Diehl Defence and Rohde & Schwarz signed a cooperative agreement in the area of drone defence. Building on experience gained through their successful cooperation during both the 2015 G7 Summit in Elmau and the U.S. presidential trip to Hanover in 2016, the companies want to coordinate

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New Investment Fund to Create ‘Team Drone Japan’

Japan’s first investment fund focusing on drone-related startups begins operation in June, offering financial assistance and business management advice for budding entrepreneurs. Though the small, unmanned aerial vehicles are increasingly employed in various industries such as construction, logistics and tourism, Japanese companies have a weak global presence in the field.

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