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UAS Task Force Outlines Recommendations for Registration

Posted by Adele Scholl on 11/24/2015
UAS Task Force Outlines Recommendations for Registration
Today, the Federal Aviation Administration released the initial Task Force recommendations for the registration of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS). In October, PrecisionHawk was selected by the Department of Transportation to serve on the UAS task force along with a diverse group of 24 other entities in the manned and unmanned space. The goal was to develop recommendations for a drone registration process that increases safety standards and could be tied into the final rule for sUAS.

DJI is removing mandatory no-fly zones from its drones

Posted by Adele Scholl on 11/19/2015
DJI is removing mandatory no-fly zones from its drones
One of the leading manufacturers of consumer drones is loosening the control it has over whether the craft can take off in restricted areas, such as near airports. breaking free of legacy it

How a Flying iPhone Secured Investors - The pitch that had the Sharks fighting for a chance to buy in.

Posted by Adele Scholl on 11/3/2015
Last week, a young aerospace engineer presented a $300 iPhone/Android drone on prime time’s hit entrepreneurship program, Shark Tank, and had the investors clambering among themselves for a chance to buy in. Founder of startup company xCraft, JD Claridge, and his partner Charles Manning, a veteran software developer, have created a product that can turn any iPhone or Android smartphone into a self-navigating drone. Equipped with four propellers and a plastic shell, the apparatus can be attached to the mobile device and sent hovering above.

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