Gary Mortimer's Blog – April 2012 Archive (6)

iFLY Map

We all saw the map generated with COA sites in the USA last week, thought it might be fun to have a map of our own.

 

There were only 60 or so sites that the FAA had, perhaps there are more private UAS flying around…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on April 28, 2012 at 4:00pm — 10 Comments

The bar has been raised

Schiebel kindly sent me this morning a link with this video on it. Its pretty amazing and certainly to my mind points at how Europe really is pulling ahead of the USA. (starting a flame war there) Imagine how difficult it would have been test flying the system in the USA.

I think there will be a rush towards large helicopter based systems now. This…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on April 17, 2012 at 1:30am — 27 Comments

More dubious information being spread by the Scientific American

I can't believe just how wrong  John Villasenor can be, I guess he figured one of us would mention this here and it would drive his blog posts wild at Scientific American.

He completely misses the real definitions of UAS…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on April 13, 2012 at 4:00am — 21 Comments

Tarting up Facebook

Just to let you folks know, if Facebook is your social platform of choice we have started to try and make the sUAS News page look a little better

http://www.facebook.com/suasnews

We would welcome any build images that you have or comments on the stories, we firmly believe that…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on April 6, 2012 at 1:30am — 5 Comments

Citizen drone spots missing Texas boys body

A very sad story, 

http://www.suasnews.com/2012/04/14210/uas-operator-finds-body-of-missing-texas-boy/

Well done to Gene Robinson (a member here) and the team from RP Search Services. A heartbreaking task.…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on April 2, 2012 at 12:01am — 9 Comments

The History Channel

Ferreting around sUAS News for something else I am working on I stumbled on this video, 2009 no less! How things have changed. Hope folks don't mind me posting it here…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on April 1, 2012 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

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