Gary Mortimer's Blog – January 2015 Archive (4)

DJI to release mandatory firmware update

DJI will release a mandatory firmware update for the Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision, and Phantom 2 Vision+ to help users comply with the FAA’s Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) 0/8326, which restricts unmanned flight around the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

The updated firmware (V3.10) will be released in coming days and adds a No-Fly Zone centered…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on January 28, 2015 at 7:30am — 30 Comments

Trappy ended up paying

By  JACK NICAS

Raphael Pirker agreed on Thursday to pay the FAA $1,100 to settle the agency’s $10,000 fine for allegedly flying a drone recklessly to film the University of Virginia in 2011. Under the settlement terms, Mr. Pirker doesn’t admit to guilt and the FAA agreed to drop some of its accusations against…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on January 22, 2015 at 10:39pm — 17 Comments

3D Robotics' CEO weighs in on the future of drones

Seems familiar

http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/07/3d-robotics-ceo-chris-anderson-interview/

Gesture based control, the thing we were chatting about way back in 08 or so. Mention of Tango again as well, that's my most exciting…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on January 9, 2015 at 3:39am — 7 Comments

FAA has given green light for commercial flights with DJI Phantoms

Ok so they have given a 333 exemption to a particular real estate company but you get my drift.

Here's the sUAS News story

This is the money statement.

The FAA’s…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on January 6, 2015 at 1:33pm — 10 Comments

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