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uAvionix: Could drone mania save General Aviation?

Every time I heard the word drone, I became more annoyed.  As a remote sensing professional, married to a Land Surveyor, we were buried under news about drones changing the face of the mapping industry.  Magazine covers, endless articles, webinars, it seemed as though the media surrounding our ...

Why UAV Manufacturers Are Moving Towards Condition-Based Maintenance

After spending a week at AUVSI’s XPonential conference, and speaking with numerous drone manufacturers, one key theme stood out – the importance of on-board data and telemetry. Whether you’re a single engineer developing a vehicle prototype for testing, or a large manufacturer keeping track ...

Unmanned Experts Teams With AirShark In Ground-Breaking Aerial Bridge Inspection

The New York, Susquehanna and Western Railway (NYSW), also known as the 'Susquehanna,' was formed in 1881 with the task of hauling coal from the Pennsylvanian Northern coalfield to the bustling New York metropolis of that age. Its 500 miles of track cross the northeastern states of New York, ...

As Drone Sales Soar, Vast Majority Of Reports Remain Simple Sightings

AMA’s analysis also finds that some sightings appear to be users flying appropriately; “drone” continues to be a catch-all term for any object in the sky A new analysis released today by the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) reviews the 1,270 new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) sightings ...

The Police Foundation Releases sUAS and Public Safety Infographic

The Police Foundation is releasing a new infographic for both law enforcement agencies considering the use of small unmanned aircraft systems for public safety purposes and for communities interested in learning more about the purposes and protections surrounding their use. Ensuring the safety of ...

E-volo Celebrates World Premiere Of Volocopter 2X Multicopter

The German start-up e-volo is celebrating the world premiere of the first series model of a passenger multicopter on April 5 - 8, 2017 at Europe's largest general aviation trade fair AERO in Friedrichshafen. After six years of development e-volo is presenting the Volocopter 2X, a vertical take-off ...

Industrial Drones Showing Great Potentials in Japan Drone 2017

Chiba, Japan, March 28, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Japan drone is the only international exhibition and conference, featuring drones and its market. All the experts from Japan, China, America and France exchanged at Japan Drone, discussed the future of drone market, state-of-the-art technology, and ...

FDNY Launches Drone For The First Time To Respond to Fire

FDNY launched its first ever tethered drone to respond to a fire in a 6-story building on Crotona Park North in the Bronx.The $85,000 FDNY tethered drone weighs 8 pounds and incorporates both a high-definition camera and infrared camera. These capabilities allow the drone to transmit live ...

Knowledge Base Presented By uAvionix “Remote Identification” – The Next Big Hurdle for UAS Regulations

We’ve hit a snag in the progression of new drone regulations, and it’s not related to the current political environment regarding curbing new regulations.  There is a big technical hurdle to overcome before the industry can move on – and there is a legislative deadline of July 2017 to solve ...

Knowledge Base Presented By Altavian “DSLR vs Point-and-Shoot Cameras”

Series Introduction: The aim of this knowledge base series is to answer the question “Why use DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras when smaller cameras are lighter, cheaper, and get good results?” This is a question we hear a lot and it is worth answering. But, while the question is simple ...