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FAA Delay: Comprehensive Set of Rules On Drone Use May Not Be Finalized Until 2017 or Later

From the sUAS News

By Anjalee Khemlani

The government continues to delay in passing a comprehensive set of rules addressing drones, and it is unlikely to have anything until 2017.

In August, the Federal Aviation Administration…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on December 14, 2014 at 7:08am — 7 Comments

DIY Drones at 61,000 members!

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on December 13, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Comparing traditional CSI procedures with UAV Mapping

Experimental project organized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Pix4D, using UAV models from Draganfly and Aeryon Labs. The goal is comparing traditional CSI procedures with UAV mapping.

More information here Pix4D (It can take a bit for…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on November 27, 2014 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

DIY Drones has reached the 60,000 Members Mark!!!!

  It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time we have a really special occasion to celebrate as we have reached the 60,000 member mark!!!!

Congratulations to Carlos Abreu, of Missoula, Montana USA, who became our 60,000th member!!!

There were approximately 1.7 million page…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on November 17, 2014 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Amazon is hiring drone pilots

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)

Calling all drone pilots.

Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) is looking for engineers to help test and develop Prime Air, its drone delivery…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on November 15, 2014 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

FAA Official: Small Drone Rule to Be Released by End of Year

From the sUAS News Feed

By Yasmin Tadjdeh

After years of waiting, a Federal Aviation Administration official said the agency was close to releasing a ruling that would give commercial entities greater access to fly small unmanned aerial system in the domestic airspace.

The proposed ruling, which the agency has…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on November 8, 2014 at 4:47pm — 9 Comments

Permanent TFRs issued for major sporting events and Disney properties

From the AMA Government Relations Blog

The FAA has issued three new Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) creating restrictions for the airspace surrounding major sporting events and the Disney properties in Anaheim, CA and Kissimmee/Orlando, FL. The new flight restrictions permanently prohibit the operation of radio control model aircraft at any time…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on November 4, 2014 at 3:21pm — 16 Comments

DIY Drones at 59,000 members!

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on October 22, 2014 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

3D-printed UAV now sports ducted fan motors

It may look like a flying manta ray, but this is actually the University of Sheffield's latest UAV

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October 14, 2014

Back in April, we first heard about a…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on October 15, 2014 at 3:41pm — 4 Comments

Serbia and Albania game abandoned after drone invasion sparks brawl

(CNN) -- Ethnic tensions in the Balkans and an incident involving a drone led to the abandonment of a major European international football game Tuesday.

Serbia's European Championship qualifying match with Albania was abandoned after 41 minutes following ugly clashes between both…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on October 14, 2014 at 5:54pm — 12 Comments

Snakebot and quadcopter combo makes for a go-anywhere rescue drone

 By Mariella Moon

Everyone has different ideas on what the perfect…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 28, 2014 at 3:34pm — 2 Comments

DIY Drones at 58,000 members!

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 27, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

DIY Drones at 57,000 members!

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 1, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

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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