Category: Drones

Many #quadcopter #FPV television video transmitters are not legal #drones

Anyone who has looked anywhere online – Youtube videos or just perusing online stores for model aircraft parts – has seen devices for sending video signals from a model aircraft. Most of the ones I see are not legal and do not comply with FCC rules in the U.S. Many, if not most, of the devices that advertise “500mw” or “800mw” or “1200mw” and so on, are not legal devices, as used by most FPV...

Regulations inhibiting beneficial advances of UAS technology #drones #quadcopters

regulations in many countries prevent drones from fulfilling their potential by blocking their access to airspace. …. To address these challenges, the World Economic Forum, the international organization for public-private cooperation, has created the Drone Innovators Network as a platform to bring together pioneering aviation authorities to share research, best practices and innovative new policies. Source: Drones for Humanity: Forum Initiative Aims Unlock Societal Benefits of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – Modern Diplomacy

FAA restrictions may make flying difficult or impossible for many #drones #quadcopters

We have been looking at different areas around the western U.S. for possible relocation and retirement. Looking at Walla Walla, WA, I was surprised to see this large restricted area around the Walla Walla Regional Airport, extending from the surface upwards, and about 7.4 miles southwest to 13.4 miles northeast of the airport and for about 4.4 miles either side of the airport – and astounding 183 square miles of controlled airspace over a rural...

Consumer #quadcopters seen as a National Security Threat #Drones #Drone

Authorities seek authorization for government agencies (including local police) to electronically disable quadcopters, potentially shooting them down electronically or kinetically. Source: Security Experts Say Drones Pose a National Security Threat | Time In their scenarios, quadcopters are just a way to drop explosives (tiny ones!) and spray chemicals and bio-terror weapons. Prediction of what will gradually happen: A Federal license will eventually be required to fly a radio control model aircraft anywhere except an AMA-...

UK Parliament to consider new #drone laws, today #drones #quadcopters

Existing 400 foot height restriction applied to drones weighing 250g to 7 kg (note the odd use of both English and Metric measures!) 1 km exclusion zone around all certified aerodromes/airports (but not private strips) Require registering with the Civil Aviation Authority Pass an online test Source: New UK drone laws are on the way – but actual Drones Bill still in limbo • The Register On YouTube we can easily find numerous videos in...

Why I returned my DJI Spark #quadcopter #drones #quadcopters #geofencing

Ultimately, the geofencing feature was an impossible hassle to deal with – for flying the unit indoors – at my house. But before then, the set up process proved to be unnecessarily difficult. I bought a DJI Spark, Spark Remote Controller (RC), extra battery and prop guards. First thing I noticed was their instruction booklet is printed in about 4 point type font, making it extremely difficult to read. Once upon a time I had...

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