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Bill would prohibit drones flown over private property

HELENA – People who spoke in opposition to a bill that would limit where drones can fly said they were worried the legislation, if not amended, would prohibit the production of films and the use of aircraft by companies like railroads who use the technology to inspect their track. AT&T uses drones to inspect its wireless towers, company lobbyist Mark Baker told the Senate Judiciary Committee, which heard the bill Tuesday. “It’s a much safer approach than sending personnel up on the tower for initial review,” he said. Senate Bill…

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How to start a new hobby in drones

By Mark Judson | 682-6524 | @cnbMark | mjudson@crestviewbulletin.com CRESTVIEW—From halftime shows to online deliveries to the backyard, drones are increasingly visible. However, getting in the air isn’t quite the buy-and-fly process it once was. RULES OF THE AIR Even recreational users still have to meet certain requirements and register their drone if it weighs more than .55 pounds. Operators must keep their unmanned craft within sight and not fly within 5 miles of an airport or within an established no-fly zone, such as the area around a military base.…

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Amazon drones, meet your mothership

Amazon has visions of a great fulfillment center in the sky.Photo by USPTO This isn’t what I imagined from Amazon’s cloud-based technology. In recently discovered patent images, Amazon drafted a plan to have an airship 45,000 feet above the Earth, storing a fleet of drones and packages to deliver. Amazon said these unmanned aerial vehicles would take “little to no power” to transport goods to consumers’ doorsteps if they are dropping down and gliding instead of lifting off and taking flight. Read more on CNET… Source: CNET | Amazon drones,…

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How to make your own changeable filter kit for Sony Action Cams

  Learn how to create your own changeable filter kit and save a lot of money in the process At The Best Drone Info there is one company, Skylab Flight Systems, we count on to provide great how-to information.  If you need advice on how to get the most out of your drone equipment, follow up with them. Here is a quick & easy DIY mod that takes advantage of the popularity of the GoPro and makes use of it for your Sony action camera. If you don’t know, I…

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RC Model Planes and DIY Drone Pilots Meet at World’s 2nd Annual Flite Fest

  Thousands of attendees from all over the world will gather July 9-12 for the Second Annual Flite Fest, organized by radio-controlled (RC) aircraft Youtube channel celebrities from, Flite Test. RC airplane and drone pilots can watch demonstrations, build planes, and learn to fly in a safe and welcoming environment. NORTH CANTON, OH (PRWEB) June 25, 2015 Thousands of attendees from all over the world will gather July 9-12 for the Second Annual Flite Fest, organized by radio-controlled (RC) aircraft Youtube channel celebrities from Flite Test. RC airplane and drone pilots can…

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3D Printing of drone parts – a good step forward

  The 3D printing revolution has started and drones, among other products, are better for it I remember the first time 3D printing was explained to me, I was ALL in!  This was about 5 years ago.  I did some research and when I found out what a pain the butt 3D printing really was at the time, I decided maybe I wasn’t all in like I thought.  I would need to invest a lot of time and money into it and it would be more like a hobby than…

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The Amazon Forest is being watched – Drones in action!

  The Amazon Forest is under attack.  Illegal mining and forestry operations destroy thousands of acres of land a year.  A new weapon is being deployed, drones NPR ran a great article on May 19th titled “Eyes In The Sky: Foam Drones Keep Watch On Rain Forest Trees“, focusing on the efforts by a group looking to protect the Amazon forest. The  (ACA) has partnered with Wake Forest University on a mission of drone-based monitoring using a clever design based upon innovation and passion. The article from NPR noted: “These $5,000 toy planes have…

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Japanese Drone Regulations continue to tighten

Japanese drone regulations against flying UAVs near crowds will soon be the norm We have written about Japanese drone regulations banning the flying of drones in public parks.  Following a UAV landing on the PMs Offices, Japan has become much stricter on its regulations and there appears to be no change to this stance ahead.  Even with Japanese companies focusing on security solutions (e.g. Secom) it appears that Japan is heading towards a no-fly-zone mentality. AsiaOne is reporting that roughly half of local governments have bans, or are considering bans, on flights of unmanned aircraft in any location that attracts crowds.  The article reports…

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Reaper Drone gaining popularity – US Air Force orders 8 more

The Air Force appears to be in love with the Reaper Drone Wikipedia has the following information on the Reaper Drone: “The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (formerly named Predator B) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of remote controlled or autonomous flight operations, developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) primarily for the United States Air Force. UAVs are also commonly referred to as drones by the media. The MQ-9 and other UAVs are referred to as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) by the U.S. Air Force to indicate their human ground…

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Drones in Africa – Chatting with Scout Aerial Media and Surveying

Scout Aerial Media and Surveying are taking their business and drones in Africa and Australia Scout Aerial Media and Surveying is an Australian-owned and operated organisation specialising in Remote Sensing. Servicing the Australian and African Markets, flying cutting-edge Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) that offer an uncontested perspective in aerial data capture and analysis.  Drones in Africa are being used for mining, anti-poaching activities, and agriculture. If you missed our series on anti-poaching efforts in Tanzania you should review Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Q. Could you tell…

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