It seems that the argument is between those who want to require a commercial pilots license and those who believe a private pilots license is sufficient for flying quadcopters.
"Enabling private pilots to work commercially would set a precedent, the inspectors wrote, boxing in the FAA while it developed a permanent set of drone regulations. They also noted that…
UAVSA held the first Commercial Drone Expo at the LA Sports Coliseum December 13th. It was an all day event that hosted over 3,000 in the expo center. DJI, 3DRobotics, Drone Dudes, Rotor Drone, government, FAA counsel and more were there to participate! Check out…Continue
Added by UVASA on December 22, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
Expect the FAA to finally start the three month small rule NPRM process today Monday the 22nd of December. But remember we have been here before many times. Should it happen I can finally remove the Miss-O-Matic from sUAS News. I believe the Small UAV Coalition of which Chris Anderson was a founder is having a telephone call with the FAA today…Continue
Thank you for your compliments and your general appraisal of our previous station builds. We've received dozens of e-mails and PMs both congratulating on our development in this field, but also asking for advice and help in DIY and semi-professional builds of similar field gear. There are no trade secrets here, we still know didley-squat, but we are always keen to learn, so please, feel free to contact us if you think we can help.
I want to get your feedback on our early version of "Hover." Hover is an app for drone enthusiasts.We…Continue
The FLiR Dev Kit includes a breakout as well as a Lepton® longwave infrared (LWIR) imager. With this kit you will be able to be able to bring FLiR’s thermal imaging reliability and power to your Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or any ARM based development tool all in an easy to access breadboard friendly package. All you need to do to get this kit set…Continue
3D Robotics Iris+ flying with a NDVI modified GoPro Hero3+ Camera…Continue
We wanted to introduce you guys to something we have been working on over the past year.. Namely, the Brain FPV Flight Controller:
The Brain is a next-generation flight controller that is specifically designed for first person view (FPV) flying and includes a…Continue
The FAA has given permission for Nevada to authorize unmanned aerial vehicles to fly. Today there was a ceremony to watch a demonstration flight. During the hand launch the craft did a wing tip stall and landed very rough on its nose a.k.a. crash.
For more see …Continue
This is just a quick note to say that the Ardupilot.com/forum/ was down temporarily due to server issues.
The LPS technology of Novadem (Local Positioning System) allows for the first time to perform fully automatic inspection…Continue
Photography gives 2D representations. The system generates 3D measurements of the surface and object from a photograph. Aerial and terrestrial are two major types of photogrammetry.
Added by UAV Data Processing on December 17, 2014 at 11:44pm — No Comments
I am pleased to inform that UgCS 2.1 is out now. All versions including UgCS One are available.
There is of course UgCS Open which is free and will suit needs of most of hobby users who fly drones for fun.
With UgCS version 2.0 one has ability to search for locations via text search and…Continue
Call for VTOL test pilots! The PX4 standard firmware (master branch, downloadable via QGroundControl) supports first VTOL vehicle (duo-rotor, tail sitter). This video demonstrates the transition from hover - fixed wing - hover. Contact: …Continue
From the Google Earth blog. This doesn't have an effect on the mobile GCSs, such as Droidplanner, but could affect some desktop GCSs that use the Google Earth (rather than Google Maps)…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on December 16, 2014 at 1:15pm — No Comments