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Source: Fortune Unmanned aircraft have long promised to provide critical information and unlock efficiencies across industries, but we’re only beginning to see just how large an impact that data can have as companies find new and often unexpected applications for drone technology. “This usually starts when people perceive the benefit of not hiring an aircraft for …

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American Farmers to FAA: Hey, We Want Drones!

Source: nbcnews There are two main issues confronting the FAA on commercial drone use: safety and privacy issues.  There’s concern drones could harm people on the ground while people’s privacy from drones raises civil liberty issues. In January, FAA Administrator Michel Huerta told a Senate panel looking into drone rules and regulations that, “Even today, we …

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Parrot engineers testing Bebop Drone prototype in the French Alps

Source: Parot The feather-weight ABS reinforced structure makes Parrot Bebop Drone robust and safe. In case of emergency, propellers automatically stop . The emergency mode enables the Drone to land immediately. Thanks to GPS, a Return Home function brings the Bebop drone easily back to its take-off point. Finally, EPP hulls are included in the …

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FireFLY6 Aerobot Demonstrates 45 min Flight Time

Source: birdseyeview The 45 minute, 20 second flight was achieved with the batteries recharging at 80% capacity, meaning that upwards of 55 minutes is possible using this propulsion system.  When updating our previous range analysis with a conservative flight time of 45 minutes, we find that the FireFLY6 is capable of nearly six times the ground range of common off-the-shelf multicopter …

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The MAVRIK: A new breed of multicopter

Source: Vimeo The SteadiDrone MAVRIK is here! A new breed of multicopter, the MAVRIK does not replace the popular QU4D but is its new bigger, more grown up brother, a medium lift workhorse that will do, well, just about anything. We’ve spent a long time developing the MAVRIK to be the most affordable high quality …

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