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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

Quadrocopter Civilian Photography, Now Rising to New Level

By KIT EATON

Five years ago, the DJI Phantom 2 Vision would have seemed

it is the first camera-carrying drone you may want to own

like a science fiction film prop or a piece of surveillance hardware flown only by the sexiest of superspies. But it is the first camera-carrying drone you may want to own — and you could do that without spending thousands of dollars.
This drone is an intelligent, remote-controlled air vehicle that can fly far out of direct line of sight of its operator. Read more

Volocopter makes maiden flight

By Heidi Hoopes

If you remember the first manned flight in an Multicopter in November 2011 (video), here is the commercial approach for it.

E-volo recently celebrated the maiden launch of its electric two-passenger, 18-rotor VC200 “Volocopter,” touting the vehicle’s safety and simplicity after an indoor flight inside the dm-arena in Karlsruhe, Germany on November 17. While the copter is similar in form to both quadcopters and helicopters, the company resists the helicopter label, pointing out the numerous radically different safety and design choices that set the vehicle apart. Read more

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Aerial - Potassium mine in Menteroda, Thueringen, Germany

More than a hundred years, the potassium salt fertilizer production in the “Nordthüringer” basin existed. As a result, huge saline tailings, on the one shaped the landscape and on the other polluted the surrounding rivers damaging to the environment emerged. In 1991 came the end for the 1,600 employees of the potassium salt mine and it was time to deal with the contamination and waste. Read more

Thaumetopoea processionea (oak procession moth) combate in germany with UAVs

By Brandenburg-Aktuell News
The rapid spread of the Oak Processionary Moth in Germany in recent years and the sometimes serious health impairments with which it is associated highlight the need for systematic monitoring.
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DJI Introduces New EVO System for Aerial Cinematography

DJI, one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers in UAV systems, launched the EVO System for professional cinematographers.

The upgraded system is comprised of the S800 EVO Airframe, the Zenmuse EVO  gimbal and the A2M flight controller.  Developed for film and TV production, the  EVO System marks the most advanced platform for highly-effective unmanned  aerial cinematography.

The EVO System is designed for the most demanding digital video  professionals, providing a safer and more economic alternative to full-scale  helicopter use. The EVO System enables shot never before possible. Read more

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UAV Pilots are found to get stress disorders - me too ...

By James Dao
but only positive stress in enjoying while i am flying.

In the first study of its kind, researchers with the Defense Department have found that pilots of drone aircraft experience mental health problems like depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress at the same rate as pilots of manned aircraft who are deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.

The study affirms a growing body of research finding health hazards even for those piloting machines from bases far from actual combat zones.
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Drones for the masses: New possibilities in personal aerial vehicles

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Copter technology is now close to mass market; over 300,000 units of an iPhone-controlled quadrocopter have been sold to private users around the world. The opportunities for future applications of UAV technologies seem to be limited only by our imagination (and by national air space regulation).
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Successful test of surveillance technology in Chilean football stadium

The Secure Stadium Program tried out a new and modern technology at Santa Laura Stadium last Saturday, during the soccer game on the eighth date of the Closing Tournament.  This is a modern helicopter measuring one meter in diameter Read more

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Commercial Drone Business got disrupted by Open Source modell

By Dean Takahashi Venture Beat

The do-it-yourself (DIY), open-source drone movement is turning into a real business that could disrupt the commercial and military drone industry. It’s another case of how exploiting the curiosity of hackers can turn into a commercial opportunity.

That’s the view of Chris Anderson (pictured), the editor of Wired magazine and a drone hobbyist and businessman on the side. He spoke about this DIY trend and his own efforts to lead it in a talk at the Defcon hacker conference in Las Vegas today. Read more

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