Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Good use of quadcopters in Nepal, to help the community


"Our joint UAV mission combined both hands-on training and operational deployments. The full program is available here. The first day comprised a series of presentations on Humanitarian UAV Applications, Missions, Best Practices, Guidelines, Technologies, Software and Regulations. These talks were given by myself, KU, DJI, KLL and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Nepal. The second day  focused on direct hands-on training. DJI took the lead by training 30+ participants on how to use the Phantom 3 UAVs safely, responsibly. Pix4D, also on site, followed up by introducing their imagery-analysis software."

This is pretty cool and should be emulated all over the world.

Monday, September 28, 2015

GoPro gets cheaper!


"GoPro has unveiled the Hero+, a new action camera that offers Full HD video capture along with Wi-Fi connectivity for $200, making it one of the company’s most affordable cameras yet.
The Hero+ is capable of shooting 1080p and 720p at 60 frames per second, as well as 8-megapixel photos and time lapse videos."

best quadcopter with camera deal yet! $50


"This great little quadcopter drone typically retails for $100, which is already a pretty sweet deal. At under $50, it’s a no-brainer. It’s obviously not going to be a top-of-the-line drone at this price point. But it’s more than good enough to have some fun with, and you’ll capture some great footage in the process."

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Drone expo, North Dakota


September 21-23, 2015 | Grand Forks, North Dakota

The UAS industry is in the midst of an economic and technological evolution. The 9th annual UAS Summit and Expo—set in Grand Forks, North Dakota, near the heart of some of the most prominent U.S. UAS activity currently happening—is set to showcase and explain the evolution of UAVs while revealing the current state of the commercial UAS industry.

Join UAS Magazine, industry leaders, UAV manufacturers, payload providers, designers, and commercial operators at the one UAS event of the year that can combine previous event success with the most important insight of today’s UAS world. The UAS Summit and Expo will combine the perspective of regional UAS personnel with the regulatory insight of national UAV entities all while offering attendees a glimpse into the commercial realities and major economic opportunities and possibilities present in the most exciting growth space in North America.

Top Reasons to Attend The UAS Summit and Expo in 2015

This event has a history of uniting the best UAV minds in the industry in a single venue for an informational and content-charged two-day period.
  • Focused, technical presentations and special events designed to describe the latest technology offerings, software packages, business models and regulatory updates on the UAS industry
  • Exclusive conference social media site, where you can connect with your colleagues before, during and after the event.
  • Industry specific tours
  • Magazine coverage before, during and after the event
  • Exhibiting companies showcasing the latest technologies, new product launches and valuable industry services

Who Should Attend?

quadcopters autonomously build a rope bridge

Friday, September 4, 2015

drone interrupts tennis match; pilot arrested


"A teacher in New York has been arrested for flying and crashing a drone into empty seats during a tennis match at the US Open, police say.
Daniel Verley, 26, has been charged with reckless endangerment and operating a drone in a public park outside of a prescribed area.
Tennis officials say no-one was injured, though the drone briefly interrupted a tennis match."

The operative word here folks, is "permission."