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Carrier-based drone flies with manned aircraft

Carrier-based drone flies with manned aircraft
By Ali Rockett A computer-controlled drone launched, flew and landed alongside a fighter jet during an exercise Sunday off the Virginia coast — proving for the first time that manned and unmanned aircraft can operate together. In tests aboard the…

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50% Off Sony’s MoviEZ HD

Multi-rotor aircraft are almost synonymous with making movies. Sony is now making it easier for aspiring producers to buy a basic movie making application by dropping the price of their moviEZ HD by 50%! This application is perfect for making slideshows, highlight reels, and even corporate presentations! The simple moviEZ HD is easy to use and can have one sharing videos in minutes. moviEZ HD can be used to create professional-looking movies – no editing required! Quickly rearrange video clips, add music, voice-overs, captions and more to customize your movie.

While supplies last save 50% on moviEZ HD and get free FedEx Ground shipping on the order too (Continental USA only). Normally $39.95, now on sale for only $19.95.

Click through to Sony to grab a copy!

SonyMoviEZ HD

moviEZ HD System Requirements:

Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2, Windows Vista™, Windows® 7, or Windows® 8 operating system
Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon 64 (or equivalent), 2GHz or higher
1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended for HD)
128MB video memory (256MB or higher recommended for HD)
Video driver must support Open GL 1.4
IEEE-1394DV card (for DV capture)
USB 2.0 connection (for importing from AVCHD or DVD camcorders)
Windows-compatible sound card
Optional NVIDIA CUDA video card (for GPU acceleration only)
DVD-ROM drive (for installation from a DVD only)
Supported DVD-R/-RW/+R/+RW (for DVD burning only)
Apple® QuickTime® 7.1.6 or later for MOV and iPhone/iPod format support

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Blade 350 QX2 with SAFE Technology RTF and BNF

Featuring  optimized 2.0 firmware, the new 350 QX2 is an upgraded version of an already popular, premiere Blade aerial platform. Upgrades include improved GPS and compass systems, a stronger and more reliable RF link and the flight duration improving option of being able to use a larger 3000mAh battery (up to 30% longer flight time than the original 250QX). The 350 QX2 comes out of the box ready to accept a goPro action camera (camera not included). The Blade 350 QX2 also now includes a more user-friendly AC/DC balancing LiPo charger which includes a convenient AC power supply.  The charger includes a variety of international adapters. An optional GB200 2-Axis Brushless Gimbal can even further stabilize the on-board video. Available in a Ready to Fly version (Spektrum DX4 transmitter included) and a Bind and Fly version that requires a 5+ channel DSM2- or DSMX-compatible transmitter.

Flight Modes Included:

Smart Mode: GPS/Altitude Hold, SAFE Circle™ feature and Stick Relativity
AP Mode: Limited flight envelope, self-leveling and GPS/Altitude Hold. Damped, self-leveling for improved video quality.
Stability Mode: Limited flight envelope, self-leveling and GPS hold.
Agility Mode: Aerobatic performance with AS3X™ flight characteristics and unlimited flight envelope. For experienced pilots only. Only available with Spektrum™ DX6i or higher transmitters (Endpoint adjustment is necessary)
Return Home and Land: Returns the 350 QX to the home position and lands at the pilots command.

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Unauthorized unmanned aircraft system flights threaten firefighter safety and effectiveness of wildfire suppression operations

Unauthorized unmanned aircraft system flights threaten firefighter safety and effectiveness of wildfire suppression operations
BOISE, IDAHO—Federal, state, and local wildfire managers are cautioning individuals and organizations that unauthorized operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), often referred to as “drones,” within or near wildfires threatens the safety of both aerial and ground firefighters and hampers…

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Amazon looks to gain liftoff for drone delivery testing

Amazon looks to gain liftoff for drone delivery testing
Mike Snider Amazon is going on the offensive as it seeks federal approval to test its planned Prime Air drone delivery system. You are not likely to get a Prime Air drop on your porch anytime this year, or even…

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