"Watching Saturday’s events unfold, Jones said he knew the job must have cost City Light “quite a bit of money” because there were eight line workers and a fleet of trucks and service vehicles. But when he asked workers what it was costing, he didn’t expect $35,000.
“That is a staggering sum of money — all for the benefit of the liberty to fly some toy around in…Continue
Hey all, I just updated my transmitter without needing any extra cable, just using my Arduino Nano
Note: This has been tested with Arduino Nano v3.0, but should work with any Arduino board using ATmega328 like Arduino Mini and Uno. I've also tryed with Arduino Mega, but it doesn't work, seems to work only with ATmega328.
The unmanned Solara 50 fell to the ground shortly after takeoff on May 1 and the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is investigating, Keith Holloway, an agency spokesman, said in an…
TC now consults on proposed changes to UAV safety regulations.
In 2016, Transport Canada intends to introduce regulatory requirements for UAVs 25kgs or less that are operated within visual line-of-sight. The proposed regulatory amendments to the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) are intended to ensure the safe and reliable operation of UAVs in Canadian airspace.…Continue
I just want to let you know about our FPV racing community at https://fpvracing.tv. FPV racing is a new sport that combines high-tech drones with high-speed racing. It's a lot of fun and extremely addictive.
On our website you can create a profile, join a racing team, create a build (or check out…Continue
In under a year, the team of flight enthusiasts at Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd., a state-owned applied research institute in Hungary, has taken the concept of a personal flight tricopter from the drawing board to its first manned flight at Miskolc Airfield in northeast Hungary on March 7.
On the manned flight, the Flike (think…Continue
Not much info yet but at least we know the launch date:
Woodman also revealed the company is working on a quadcopter — or drone, as they’re more commonly known. He declined to share any details about its design and pricing, but it’s slated to launch in the first half of 2016 and will be aimed at…
Every year famed Kleiner Perkins venture capitalist Mary Meeker gives a "State of the Internet" presentation, which highlights stats and analysis on what she considers the most important technology trends of the year. This year, drones figured prominently. Here are…Continue
We're not quite halfway through our campaign, and we are absolutely delighted by the enthusiasm Sprite is getting! Thank you to ALL of you for your interest and support!
Today we're introducing a new Reward, the Sprite Payload Developer Kit, to make it easier for everyone to make Sprite do what you want it to do...whatever that is. Want to…
New startup funds SkyFund and Commercial Drone Fund are launching to help advance businesses seeking to develop in the commercial drone space, from hardware to data services.
You can read more about it…Continue
This is an idea I've had for a long time and finally found time to build it. CloudFoil allows you to check your Xfoil results against high-fidelity full RANS CFD simulations in minutes. Because the simulations run in the cloud, simulations can be kicked off from any device including your laptop, tablet, or phone. I believe CloudFoil sports the best user…Continue
Remember back, way back in autopilot years probably about 20. The year 2009 and the first round of our gentlemens (ladies are allowed just none have ever entered) competition the T3 challenge.
Back then just flying way points was hard and all this gear was expensive. Ardupilots were made at Sparkfun in batches that ran out…Continue
A friend asked me if I could help him and his fellow birders of Lokkisaari ry out and take some aerial images of a bird reserve they are maintaining. Of course, I was happy to help!
Those guys are doing an…Continue
From Buzzfeed, an announcement of an exciting new lab that will focus on technology (including drones) and journalism. I'm one of the advisors.
Late this summer, BuzzFeed is launching a new lab in its San Francisco office, dedicated to coming up…
There are many different fields in which drone photography can be used. In one of our last posts we talk about some of those uses, you can check that post out here.…Continue
FLIR just added a new imager in the line up ten times less expensive than traditional thermal cameras.
Resolution is 80 × 60 active pixels so I guess its to low res for a pilot camera at night. At least prices are coming down
FLIR Lepton® is a revolutionary longwave infrared (LWIR) imager that is ten times less expensive than…Continue
We're gearing up for the final avionics test flight of the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) project, and have dubbed the mission PRATCHETT ("Planes Reactive Airborne Tests Checking Heuristically for Extreme Technological Tantrums") in honour of the late Discworld author Sir Terry.