Thomas J Coyle III's Blog – August 2014 Archive (6)

Please Don’t Be the One to Get Drones Banned

Published on August 27, 2014 by Adam Griffith

Photography drones are facing a perilous atmosphere of distrust and legal chaos. In these circumstances, even small mistakes can have big consequences. A shift in public sentiment against private drone usage could easily result in the application of…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on August 31, 2014 at 1:00pm — 19 Comments

Bend boy’s drone among those cited as ‘emerging hazard’ for forest firefighters

From the SUAS Feed

BEND — It cost a Bend teenager about $800 in revenue from chores, yard work and birthday gifts to buy a miniature aircraft and a camera he sent aloft to capture video of a forest fire this summer that was threatening the western edge of the city.

The images were a…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on August 26, 2014 at 4:00pm — 27 Comments

NASA Training 'Swarmie' Robots for Space Mining

By Evan Ackerman…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on August 20, 2014 at 8:11am — 1 Comment

Tourist reportedly crashes drone into Yellowstone National Park's largest hot spring

Irresponsible sUAS flying, as demonstrated in this news article, is going to give the sUAS hobby another black eye and help to keep the general public wondering why they should support the sUAS hobbyists in their efforts to obtain reasonable regulation from the FAA.

(CNN)

Authorities at…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on August 7, 2014 at 2:00pm — 18 Comments

DIY Drones at 56,000 members!

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 56,000!!!!

There were approximately 1.8 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 60,000 page views a day on…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on August 4, 2014 at 5:00am — 8 Comments

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Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

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