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Reaching Critical Mass

According to the Consumer Electronics Association, 700,000 consumer drones are expected to be sold in the United States this year, compared with 400,000 last year.

According to the Consumer Electronics Association, 700,000 consumer drones are expected to be sold in the United States this year, compared with 400,000 last year. With more than a million drones flying in airspace regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), an increase in sightings is arguably inevitable. Read more

May 13, 20152 years ago

AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference - Atlanta 2015

Kicking off each day at the show was a General Session moderated by Colin Guinn, chief revenue officer, 3D Robotics. Colin joined 3D Robotics in 2014 after co-founding and serving as CEO of DJI North America. Read more

FINALLY SMALL UAS RULES WOULD ALLOW COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has released a proposed rule for small unmanned aircraft systems that would allow “low-risk” small UAS that weigh less than 55 pounds to be used for commercial purposes. Read more

November 6, 20142 years ago

Canada is introducing new drone rules

by François Shalom, Montreal Gazette
Ottawa is loosening restrictions on flying unmanned aerial systems.
Currently, anyone who operates a drone that weighs two kilograms or more for non-recreational purposes must obtain a permit called a Special Flight Operations Certificate from Transport Canada.
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3D Robotics IRIS+ drone now hands-free with Follow Me

Joshua Goldman

GoPro cameras are great for capturing your view of what you’re doing, but recording yourself usually involves poles or another person. The IRIS+ from 3D Robotics now gives you the opportunity to have a drone as your personal camera crew.
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July 7, 20143 years ago

Florida Man Flies Drone Into Fireworks Show

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WGGB)
Drones have become a popular way to capture video in recent months, and a new viral video is putting a patriotic spin on the fad.
Jos Stiglingh captured the above footage of a fireworks show in West Palm Beach, Florida back in May. That video has since gone viral thanks to the 4th of July holiday.
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April 22, 20143 years ago

SpaceX Rocket Launch And Land Video Shot By A Drone

Elon Musk’s private space company, SpaceX, has been experimenting with reusable rockets since last year. Read more

March 7, 20143 years ago

Facebook to acquire UAV Developer Titan Aerospace

by TechCrunch
Facebook is looking to enter the game of drones.
The social media giant is reportedly in talks to purchase Titan Aerospace, a company that makes solar-powered, near-orbital drones, which can fly for about five years nonstop. Facebook would use the drones to help deliver internet access to areas of the world that still lack connectivity. Read more

March 7, 20143 years ago

NTSB judge rules FAA ban on commercial UAS/Drones unenforceable

BIG BIG News !
In a ruling late Thursday, 3/6, a NTSB Administrative Law Judge ruled that the policy banning the commercial operation of unmanned aircraft is unenforceable. The judge found that the policy wasn’t written as part of a formal rulemaking process and the FAA hadn’t complied with the requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act. Read more

Spelunking in Corvette Cavern

On Wednesday 2.12.2014, a 40-foot-wide, 30-foot-deep sinkhole opened up at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. Eight Corvettes fell into the hole. To explore the pit, the University of Western Kentucky’s engineering department wisely sent in a drone instead of a human. Read more

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