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Technology solutions to reduce dangerous drone flights

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Giacalone Aug 21, 2015. 9 Replies

Throwing this out hoping to stir a lively discussion. Is it reasonable to expect drone manufacturers to add more technology to reduce the number of dangerous drone flights? Specifically, should…Continue

Help, please, with RFD900a radio that appears to be bricked

Started this discussion. Last reply by Philip Giacalone Feb 10, 2015. 7 Replies

Hi folks,One of my RFD900 radios was working fine for months but is now only showing 1 solid red LED. Using USB/FTDI, I'm unable to connect or reset it with MissionPlanner ("No heartbeat packets…Continue


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Washington Post investigation - When drones fall from the sky

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 2:30pm 9 Comments

An interesting investigation into 400 crashes by military drones:

More than 400 large U.S. military drones have crashed in major accidents around the world since 2001, a record of calamity that…


Introduction and UDB mode switching question

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 2:28am 14 Comments


I've been silently following the progress of the UAV Dev Board team for a while now, and want to congratulate Bill Premerlani and his great team for their amazing accomplishments.

This is my first posting, so please let me introduce myself. I'm relatively new to RC flying, and have very little experience with micro programming, but do have some background in aerospace and software engineering. Anyway, after crashing a few planes, it's exciting to see that such a… Continue

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