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Drones are Set to Conquer Oregon’s Skies. Are You Ready?

Drones are Set to Conquer Oregon’s Skies. Are You Ready?
By Jonathan Frochtzwajg Portland Monthly In a dusty vacant lot beneath the Fremont Bridge, Scott Edwards toggles switches on a bulky controller and watches his drone rise. About two feet across and equipped with four rotors, it looks nothing like the winged…

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University of Maryland drone test site open for business

University of Maryland drone test site open for business
By Ian Duncan,The Baltimore Sun The pickup truck speeds down the runway of the airfield here on the Eastern Shore, a small, unmanned aircraft in its payload. And then the aircraft takes flight, banking over the heads of the spectators. After…

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ING Robotic Aviation Awarded Contract to Provide UAV Wildlife Survey Services

ING Robotic Aviation Awarded Contract to Provide UAV Wildlife Survey Services
ING Robotic Aviation, a Canadian manufacturer of robotic aircraft, has announced that it has been awarded a $170K Built in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) contract to provide services with its Responder unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to a Government of Canada…

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Beast TX – The ultimate UAV Controller

First Previev of BeastTX - The ultimate UAV Controller

http://www.luftfotos24.de/en/products/beast-tx

Features of the BeastTX:

2x ARM Dual Core Processor Main CPU 1 GHz/ 512MB RAM Slave CPU 700 MHz/ 512MB RAM Debian Linux Open Source Linux for own applications Standard PC desktop integrated 2,4 GHz RC 3 potentiometers, 6 switches compatible to most systems like: Jeti, Graupner, Futaba, FRSky etc. 5,8 GHz analogue video receiver HD video receiver GPS Differential GPS via datalink long lasting battery 23,8 Ah 7,4V capacitive 7"-touchscreen 500 cd/m2 brightness USB/ WLAN/ Bluetooth/ UMTS Datalink to UAV (XBEE/ Wi232/ High Performance WLAN) Speech dispatcher Motionsensor MPU9150 Barometer MS5611 Realtime-clock integrated network switch for internal devices Router with WLAN sensing of battery voltage, consumption and temperature Battery heater for the cold days of the year No separate display for RC necessary Functions available via GUI Connector to flight simulator, trainer and video Belt holder Compatible to all common autopilots (Beast UAVs, APM, Pixhawk, Multiwii, Paparazzi)

 

The Groundstation BeastTX will be released in the 4th quarter of 2014.

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Sky-Futures recognised for excellence & dramatic cost savings

Sky-Futures recognised for excellence & dramatic cost savings
Edge awards –inspired excellence.    Sky-Futures had an enjoyable evening out in London last week, Wednesday 4th December, having been shortlisted as finalists for the BG Edge Awards 2014. They were shortlisted in the Technical Innovation category. The Edge awards by…

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