Drones Flying high With 1.5 Million to be Sold This Christmas; CAA reminds users of the need to follow safety rules

Drones Flying high With 1.5 Million to be Sold This Christmas;  CAA reminds users of the need to follow safety rules

The popularity of drones is set to jump sky-high this Christmas, with nearly a quarter of consumers planning on buying one over the festive period. This burst of interest could potentially add another 1.5 million extra drones to UK airspace. Research from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and its DroneSafe campaign has revealed that drones are one of this year’s hottest Christmas presents: with 63 per cent of drones bought set to be given as…

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The FAA Applauded Return of Drone Registration Rules After Trump Signs Recent Bill Into Law

The FAA Applauded Return of Drone Registration Rules After Trump Signs Recent Bill Into Law

A previous rule requiring drone owners in the U.S to register their name and address with the FAA has been reinstated courtesy of President Trump who signed a recent bill into law. As part of the policy the previous rule is now back on, and may be a blow to many drone hobbyists especially as the rule was overturned by a judge in the D.C. Circuit back in May 2017 which stated that the FAA…

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New TO Parrot Disco: Automatic Pairing with Graupner’s Radio controllers

New TO Parrot Disco: Automatic Pairing with Graupner’s Radio controllers

Model aircraft enthusiasts and users of the latest radio controllers from Graupner  can now enjoy automatic pairing with the Parrot Disco fixed wing drone, as well as access to two brand new pre-settings – Assisted or Manual modes. Expert drone pilots and beginners alike will now be able to switch easily from one mode to another, at any time while flying. Assisted Mode: For those who want to get into piloting a fixed-wing. The unparalleled,…

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DJI Introduces Voluntary Flight Identification Options For Drone Pilots

DJI Introduces Voluntary Flight Identification Options For Drone Pilots

DJI is introducing new features to the DJI AeroScope remote identification system that functions as an “electronic license plate” for drones. The new features allow drone pilots to voluntarily identify their flight operations to authorities while still protecting their privacy. AeroScope is a system that remotely identifies and tracks airborne drones, allowing law enforcement and aviation safety officials to respond to safety and security concerns about drones. DJI drones locally broadcast their location, speed, heading…

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COPTRZ to Supply Specialist UAVs Equipped Thermal Imaging Capabilities Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police

COPTRZ to Supply Specialist UAVs Equipped Thermal Imaging Capabilities Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police

COPTRZ have been announced as the exclusive supplier of UAV solutions to Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police. The force will be expanding their fleet in the coming months with the purchase of a range of specialist UAVs equipped with optical zoom and thermal imaging capabilities. Earlier this year Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police were the first force to announce their intentions to employ full-time UAV pilots and create a dedicated drone unit. Investment in the…

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UK Legislation Update: Police Are Set to be Given Powers to Prevent The Unsafe or Criminal Use of Drones

UK Legislation Update: Police Are Set to be Given Powers to Prevent The Unsafe or Criminal Use of Drones

Police are set to be given powers to prevent the unsafe or criminal use of drones as part of a new package of legislation. The measures are intended to allow drone users to continue flying safely and legally, helping to place the UK at the forefront of the fast-growing drone industry. This will also pave the way for the devices to be harnessed for a range of uses by businesses and public services. Aviation Minister,…

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Drone Racing League Took Big Steps This Summer

Drone Racing League Took Big Steps This Summer

With the emergence of drones as recreational racing tools, it’s no surprise that a sport has begun to emerge. The Drone Racing League uses high-powered drones, mounted cameras, and some virtual reality technology to create an experience that’s competitive for pilots and engaging for fans. As of now, approaching the end of 2017, the DRL is still relatively obscure, at least insofar as mainstream sports go. However, it may be a little bit more popular…

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Hyperlow Unibody Frame: In Depth Review

Hyperlow Unibody Frame: In Depth Review

Hyperlow Unibody Freestyle Frame Build: This Unibody frame is an inventive way to tailor your build to your own particular fly style and COG preferences. There are two build configurations with this frame, the traditional top mount or the mid mount. For this edition of the build series we have gone for the more traditional top mount set up. Purely for practical reasons. Build set up: DYS F4 DYS 4in1 30a esc Foxeer 2206 2700kv…

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Drone Zone: What Are The Benefits of Drones?

Drone Zone: What Are The Benefits of Drones?

There is little doubt that the revolution in aerial vehicle technology in the form of drones – otherwise known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) – is causing a re-think when it comes to public safety and security, especially in the uncertain world we live in. Whilst much attention is being given in the media to countering the threat posed by drones should they stray too close to sensitive sites like…

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UK Drone Registration, What Does It Mean For You?

UK Drone Registration, What Does It Mean For You?

  Soon in the UK it shall be a mandatory requirement for hobbyists to register all drones weighing 250 grams or more, and pass a safety awareness test. The central premise of policing drones pivots around public safety, and privacy laws. The test is a reassurance a flyer knows the rules of flight and therefore is accountable for ensuring they fly within the set parameters stated. Such policies help law enforcement penalize irresponsible flyers who…

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