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AUVSI Gives Members a Chance to Speak Up on Hill Day

Industry group AUVSI is calling on members to attend their annual “Hill Day” to voice their support for unmanned systems. This year’s event will be held on September 12, and will offer opportunities for meetings with Congressional members and their staff, as well as a lunchtime panel featuring the FAA’s Senior Advisor on UAS Integration, […]

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Boeing’s Insitu uses swarms of Solos for autonomous mapping

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Boeing’s Insitu uses swarms of Solos for autonomous mapping

In this episode, the Roswell Flight Test Crew speaks with John Leipper, the Solutions Architecture Manager for drone manufacturer Insitu. At the Future Farm Drone Rodeo in Pendleton, Oregon, Insitu conducted a drone swarm demonstration using three 3DR Solos – all controlled by a single pilot using a computer. Of course, to stay in compliance with FAA regulations, an individual pilot for each aircraft was on standby should immediate human intervention be required. The long-term goal is to make drones more efficient through automation, requiring less direct human input to gather data more quickly than would be possible with a single drone. Such a control system would also allow the drones to be operated remotely via the Internet or other networks.

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DJI Rolls Out Mandatory Spark Firmware Update

DJI will be pushing a mandatory firmware update this week in an effort to improve the safety and performance of the Spark. There have been reports of flight issues with the Chinese manufacturer’s smallest drone, and the update promises to “enhances Spark’s battery management system to optimize power supply during flight”. As well as (hopefully) putting […]

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Aylesbury Police have you lost your drone?

Well done Police officers from Aylesbury in the UK, they are trying to reunite a Phantom and its owner. As their tweet suggests. Pop into the Police Station to collect it from one of our friendly officers #P6951 Such kind-hearted souls, they know that the owner must be worried about their expensive drone. Her Majestys […]

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