It's fun to imagine what a world would be like with goods being delivered to your doorstep by drones, but we're pretty close to that being a reality now, thanks to several companies that are developing drone delivery services.
A Swiss tourist accused of accidentally flying a drone into a midtown Manhattan office tower has been arrested. Police say Paolo Prosetti went back to the building Monday to try to retrieve the drone and pay for the damage and found himself in custody after police were called.
DJI is “respectfully demanding” that the University of Dayton Research Institute withdraw an “alarmist video” and blog post showing what the manufacturer contends is an impossibly unrealistic collision of a small drone and a light propeller-driven airplane.
A Virgin Atlantic aircraft arriving from Delhi reportedly came within 10ft of hitting a drone on approach. This means that the drone was being flown outside of the legal limits. The incident is the latest in a string of events which see tougher regulations being placed on those who do follow the rules, because of those who don’t.
Contemporary manufactured small UAVs and drones mostly use electric engines. Application of such propulsion systems need elaborating of efficient and light electric energy sources. There are used at present mainly two methods of on-board energy storing. First is usage of possibly efficient batteries.
==== Sky’s the limit as Calgary opens testing area for drones and new technologies ==== [[https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/skys-the-limit-as-calgary-opens-testing-area-for-drones-and-new-technologies|The city has set aside a 50-hectare site in its industrial southeast to offer airspace for an increasing demand from companies and educational institutions wanting to do mass tryouts of commercial drones.
The core area of the drone theme town is located in Zhongguancun Yanqing Park, with a planned area of 150 mu (10 hectares). A whole industrial chain of UAV including R&D, testing and demonstration applications will be deployed to provide technological support to the upcoming Beijing Expo 2019 and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
With the growing popularity of drones, and security worries that have increased with it, some universities around the nation including the University of Iowa are taking a closer look at policies regulating the crafts over campus amid questions about who controls the skies.
Austrian company Drone Rescue Systems have just demonstrated their new line of multi-copter parachutes in Frankfurt. The three parachutes they displayed were the DRS-5, the DRS-10 and the DRS-M600, each designed with larger drone models in mind.
Next week DJI’s annual commercial drone event, DJI Airworks will take place in Dallas, TX. Many of us are expecting the Chinese drone maker to launch the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Edition, which was recently confirmed in these FCC filings, at the event.
The shooting of Whanganui Mongrel Mob member Kevin Ratana may have been caught on camera.Police say a drone was flying overhead around the time Ratana was shot dead outside his home in Puriri St on August 21.
A tourist from Delhi was fined Rs 25,000 and was booked under the Indian Forest Act, 1927 for allegedly flying a drone near the boundary of the Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) in Mohaan area of the reserve. ... The man told police that he was not aware that flying a drone close to the protected area was illegal.
Teams from Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand, The United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States will fight it out on the track in a number of races and freestyle events with the hope of being crowned the world’s best military drone racing team.