Drone Crime Rising

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Anyone see this coming? The Independent of the UK tells us there is a “massive rise in drone-related crime reports amid paedophile fears”. I must say, I didn’t think of it that specifically, but invasions of privacy, definitely. Also, the increased use of drones to supply contraband to prisons. I am surprised there is no Read More

FAA Part 107 Finalized and

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FAA Part 107 Highlights: You can fly during daylight or in twilight (30 minutes before official sunrise to 30 minutes after official sunset, local time) with appropriate anti-collision lighting. Minimum weather visibility is three miles from your control station. The maximum allowable altitude is 400 feet above the ground, and higher if your drone remains Read More

Drone Traffic Control

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Drones going mainstream is the concern. I still think this is a fad that will begin to die out – where are all those hover boards? But – there still needs to be controls in place and a system to manage everything IF delivery drone ever does become a thing. NASA conducts the toughest test Read More

Drone Death Ray

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This is an obvious next step, not only to protect airports from idiots, but also to protect sports stadiums, buildings etc. Shoot the Blighter! Anti-drone ‘death ray’ may be installed after Heathrow plane collision (VIDEO) – RT RTShoot the Blighter! Anti-drone ‘death ray’ may be installed after Heathrow plane collision (VIDEO)RTBesides the threats posed by Read More

Drone Federal Penalty

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This is where things become really serious.  The FAA is involved.  There is continuous reference to “airmans certificate” and “aircraft”. Any who pilots real aircraft will tell you, any mention of certificate action is scary, especially if you fly for a living. What has happened since the FAA is involved here is the level of Read More

24 Fan VTOL Drone

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Darpa is testing a scaled down version of a 24 fan VTOL (vertical takeoff land) drone. The idea, eventually, is to scale it up to a beast that can haul 4000 lbs of cargo and move at 400 kias. That a lot of weight moving at that speed, but I’m sure it can happen.

Drone Flights over People Recommended

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A government committee has recommended it is OK for commercial drone operators to fly said drones over people, or populated areas (read source here). This would be the second (or third) step toward drones flying all over your neighborhood to do the variety of things people think drones will do. I’m still skeptical on the Read More

First Delivery by Drone

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Stop the presses a drone has made the its first delivery!! Really? This hasn’t happened yet? Oh well, I’m still having trouble seeing the efficiency of this, but we’ll see. Source article: AP News

Drone Delivered Jail Break tools

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Prison breaks, or at least attempted prison breaks aided by drones will become more prominent. Also, contraband delivered by drone will become more prominent. Drone flies pair of bolt cutters to jail as part of escape plot – Mirror.co.uk Mirror.co.ukDrone flies pair of bolt cutters to jail as part of escape plotMirror.co.ukPrisoners tried to escape Read More