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Press Release – FAA to Consider Exemptions for Commercial UAS Movie and TV Production

Press Release – FAA to Consider Exemptions for Commercial UAS Movie and TV Production

For Immediate Release

June 2, 2014

Contact: Les Dorr, Jr. or Alison Duquette …

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Added by Joshua Ott on June 2, 2014 at 12:00pm — 14 Comments

Flying in 25 m/s wind

ALTURA DRONE - STORM FLIGHT - 5.12.2013 from Aerialtronics on Vimeo.

 

Pretty impressive flight by Aerialtronics Altura multirotor in some heavy winds. Intuitively, the design does not look…

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Added by Joshua Ott on December 7, 2013 at 1:00am — 29 Comments

Post-typhoon aerial video on CNN



 http://us.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/11/18/philippines-drone-camera-penhaul.cnn.html?c=homepage-t

 

They didn't specify what type of copter is being used, but from the shadow it looks like a TBS Discovery style. It…

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Added by Joshua Ott on November 18, 2013 at 12:00pm — 9 Comments

Iris Details: #4 Android Apps Overview

This is a video showing an overview of operating Iris via an Android tablet. Although we always have an RC transmitter in the mix, as a backup, the Android apps provide a very convenient way to maintain a telemetry and control link with the vehicle.

In the weeks ahead, we will be making some in-depth video tutorials on using all these different…

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Added by Joshua Ott on September 8, 2013 at 3:00pm — 54 Comments

Iris Details: #3 The camera attachment

 

The GoPro® compatible connector attaches to the chassis with two bolts, it's easily replaceable if necessary.

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Added by Joshua Ott on August 26, 2013 at 2:01pm — 25 Comments

Iris Details: #2 Injection molded arms and Legs

 

Here are some close-ups of the arms and legs. They are made from DuPont Zytel®, very strong and resilient in a wide range of temperatures.

Guillermo…

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Added by Joshua Ott on August 23, 2013 at 12:00pm — 29 Comments

3DR is Hiring: Editorial Director

Reporting to the Vice President (VP) of Sales and Marketing, the Editorial Director will set and guide the strategy and creation of all internal and external communications, website…

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Added by Joshua Ott on August 21, 2013 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Iris details: #1 The 4-1 ESC/Power Module

We begin the tour of Iris' guts by looking at the new 4-in-1 ESC/Power Module. Each ESC is rated at 20amps capacity and is running the SImonK firmware for enhanced response and stability. The onboard Power Module provides regulated power to the flight control board, in addition to voltage and current…

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Added by Joshua Ott on August 21, 2013 at 11:47am — 72 Comments

3D Robotics introduces Iris, a totally ready-to-fly quadcopter UAV with next-gen autopilot

As some of you may have noticed at the recent SUSB Expo in San Francisco, we’ve been busy working on a brand-new, consumer-friendly quadcopter.  The…

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Added by Joshua Ott on August 19, 2013 at 1:00pm — 171 Comments

IEEE Robots App

The IEEE Robots App has just been updated to a new version and is now FREE.

It features the 3DR Hexacopter and over 150 other robots.

Thanks to Erico and Randi, with IEEE…

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Added by Joshua Ott on July 16, 2013 at 2:50pm — 3 Comments

New 3DR Products: Y6, X8, FPV kit, and APM 2.6

Announcing our new product listings for mid-summer 2013!

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3D…

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Added by Joshua Ott on July 8, 2013 at 10:00am — 95 Comments

Engadget covers AVC 2013

From Engadget. This last paragraph really sums it up nicely:

And really, for all the prize money and ominous warning signs at the entrance, the AVC is ultimately a meeting space for hobbyists in what may some day become a much larger movement. It's a place to experiment, talk shop and occasionally crash along the way.

Added by Joshua Ott on June 18, 2013 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Thirty Days (#30): Tour of 3DR North

This was shot on a couple of different days, with a couple of different states of tune. Nothing fancy, just a hard mounted GoPro 2. It gives you a quick view of our sweet little office in the corner of the Swerve Co compound. 

Added by Joshua Ott on June 17, 2013 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

AVC media

Alan and Sam, from 3DR, cool and confident in the Colorado sun.

Dave C. this years aerial…

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Added by Joshua Ott on June 14, 2013 at 5:49pm — 76 Comments

Thirty Days (#29): More progress in TJ

The new 3D Robotics factory in Tijuana is looking good. Check out those crates, serious tools come in boxes like…

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Added by Joshua Ott on June 14, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Thirty Days (#28): McMaster-116 lift

Added by Joshua Ott on June 13, 2013 at 11:00am — 19 Comments

Thirty Days (#27): Summer Interns

From left: John, Alex, Sam

Our Berkeley office summer interns started work yesterday. Not a bad way to spend the summer!

Added by Joshua Ott on June 12, 2013 at 11:00am — 13 Comments

Thirty Days (#26): Two Y6 copters in carry-on

Joe was able to fit two of the new folding Y6 birds plus RC transmitters in his carry on bag. TSA did ask a few questions, but let them…

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Added by Joshua Ott on June 10, 2013 at 9:30am — 20 Comments

Drone Con today

Broadcast starts at 10am mountain.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/3d-robotics

9:30 - 10am - Registration / Coffee
10:00 - 10:45 - Pat Hickey - SMACCMPilot -…
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Added by Joshua Ott on June 7, 2013 at 8:30am — 35 Comments

Thirty Days (#25): Friday Flyday FPV

130531 - Berkeley Marina from BayAreaCrasher on Vimeo.

Our friends Pablo and Matt joined us for a beautiful afternoon of flying around the…

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Added by Joshua Ott on June 5, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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