Should you be in America and come across this man you should probably buy him a beer. He fought the FAA and won. Their mucking about with 336 was not viewed well by the courts,…Continue
The FAA have just issued a NOTAM and interactive map. It really might not be a good idea to be caught in any of the 133 new restricted areas
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has established airspace restrictions over 133 military facilities to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations. The specific…Continue
Swift Navigation, the San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology that will power a world of autonomous vehicles, is proud to announce that two of its co-founders, Fergus Noble…Continue
It's in the title really. ;-)
Another quarter of the year has flown by (yes, I just did that) and there is no shortage of new drones milling about the skies of this blue marble.
Q3 Update – October 2016 – https://joom.ag/OEsQ
Gary, Editor of sUAS News, recently mentioned that in his neck of…Continue
Added by Gary Mortimer on October 26, 2016 at 2:20am — No Comments
Of course, you are always careful you are a DIYD member.
We are all aware of Part 107 coming in next Monday. The very simple test that will allow folks to fly commercially. Less is being said about Part 101, the bit that affects all other model aircraft fliers. If after Monday you don't…Continue
As the first half of 2016 screams into the rear view mirror, sUAS News brings you sUAS Guide Issue 2. Lots of happenings in the last few weeks including the FAA finalizing the Part 107 ‘small UAS Rule’, which we will see come into effect in August this year. A great step forward to foster the growth of more commercial…Continue
Added by Gary Mortimer on July 7, 2016 at 9:34am — No Comments
Part 107 lives, the starting gun has fired.
Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new…Continue
One hundred and thirty deliveries! Yep 130, not just delivered but done automatically over a three month period in all sorts of weather.
Well done DHL, I wonder whats inside?
Speaking today at a conference in New Orleans, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the agency is establishing a broad-based advisory committee that will provide advice on key unmanned aircraft integration issues. He also announced plans to make it easier for …Continue
DJI, the world’s leading maker of unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”) and camera technology, Friday filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Yuneec International Co. Ltd. and Yuneec USA, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
The complaint asserts that Yuneec’s products and technology infringe two DJI patents and…Continue
Its the Silicon Valley Drone show time of year again http://www.susbexpo.com looking forward to meeting old friends and making new. The first commercial (all the rest were military/tiny bit of private before) drone show in America makes it to year four.
Here's the line up so…Continue
u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, launched today the NEO-M8P GNSS receiver modules, which are compatible with both the GPS and GLONASS satellite-based navigation systems and deliver high performance down to centimeter-level…Continue
We have published a guide at work, it includes a bit about just how accurate surveys are without ground control points. That should be of interest here.
This will be released on a six month…Continue
I can't embed this video because its disabled on the original. But Andrew reveals a little bit about the OBC and LOHAN. Well worth a watch.
Tiaan at sUAS News has recently updated our interactive map of all the current 333 holders ahead of our first guide coming out.
From watching how things grow we can see that the FAA can handle about 300 and a…Continue
This is brilliant and nicely rounds up the hype and BS that surround RPA. I'd like to see it on Kickstarter and then given an award at CES.
I'm enjoying the comments. …Continue
From the AMA blog, just updated http://amablog.modelaircraft.org/amagov/2016/01/11/update-uas-registration-frequently-asked-questions/
Q: Why did AMA change its position on registration? Why are they telling members to…Continue