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Top 10 Stories for 2015

Top 10 Stories for 2015

#10 Our top 10 stories for 2015 starts out with Number 10, and is a very cool drone, the story comes to us from Gizmag.com by Nick Lavars Having already built a pair of industry-oriented drones, Roomba co-designer Helen Grainer’s startup CyPhy Works has made its first flirt with the consumer space with a moderately […]
The Top 10 Stories of 2015,  #10 Roomba

The Top 10 Stories of 2015, #10 Roomba

Here is the first of our top 10 stories of 2015 #10 Starting out with #10 is this is a very cool drone, the story comes to us from Gizmag.com by Nick Lavars Having already built a pair of industry-oriented drones, Roomba co-designer Helen Grainer’s startup CyPhy Works has made its first flirt with the […]

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11 Dos and Dont’s of RC Drone Flying

11 Dos and Dont’s of RC Drone Flying

There are many questions in the air about whether it is legal to fly commercially, even as the dust clears after the November 18, 2014 National Transportation Safety Board decision in Huerta v. Pirker. The Board reversed Raphael Pirker’s win against the FAA in early 2014 by finding that “model aircraft” are “aircraft” and must […]
Drone University

Drone University

When does a community of enthusiasts and innovators become an industry? In the case of commercial unmanned aircraft in the United States and all of its potential applications, it is a question for academics and historians to take up years from now. When scholars assemble and analyze the chronology of events and milestones that formed […]

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Amazon Drones get FAA Experimantal Certificate

Amazon Drones get FAA Experimantal Certificate

Amazon, which one day hopes to make deliveries via drone, have got permission to take the first step in the quest.  Amazon now has permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to perform testing of its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) technology.  Last Thursday the FAA issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an unmanned aircraft design that […]
Rotor Drone Magazine at Work

Rotor Drone Magazine at Work

The Editors for Rotor Drone Magazine are actively working on the next issue and here are some BTS images from one of those articles.   Enjoy and be sure to check out the next issue for other great articles like this one.  

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$10K fine for drone recording tornado damage?

$10K fine for drone recording tornado damage?

The Federal Aviation Administration, is looking into another matter dealing with a remote control pilot using a drone to record the tornado disaster in Arkansas. You will recall that the agency previously try to levy a fine against Raphael Pirker, a videographer whose company ‘Team Black Sheep’ uses drones to capture unique footage. Pirker won […]
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