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South Bend drone bill giving way to new federal rules

South Bend Tribune - 3 days ago
The measure would have come up for a public hearing in November, but Scott decided to table it because of drone-related rules contained in a new federal law signed by President Donald Trump Oct. 5,...

City Council Defers to Feds, Tabling Drone Ordinance

Government Technology - 3 days ago
The Academy of Model Aeronautics, a Washington-based member association of drone hobbyist clubs and individuals, had lobbied against several of the changes, including: Drones flown recreationally...

Drones for Good: Join the AMA Fly-A-Thon on Giving Tuesday, November 27

DroneLife (blog) - 3 days ago
Here in the U.S., after “Black Friday,” the official start of the holiday shopping season, and the newer “Cyber Monday” comes “Giving Tuesday,” kicking off the charitable season. This...

Radio-controlled planes, drones and automobiles take over the Fairplex in Pomona

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - 2 weeks ago
What goes up must be controlled by someone down below. At least that's how it is this weekend with the radio-controlled planes featured at the Academy of Model Aeronautics Expo West at the...

Airport to offer Young Eagles Rally Saturday afternoon

Conway Daily Sun - 1 week ago
Membership includes free access to Sporty's Learn to Fly Course ($199 value); free admission to more than 300 science and technology museums; free Academy of Model Aeronautics Student Membership;...

Community Notes: Nov. 9, 2018

Daily Astorian - 1 week ago
Local Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) chartered radio control model aircraft club meets for breakfast and business. All model aircraft enthusiasts are welcome. For information, call 503-458-5196...

Today's obits: Dave Mathewson was an accomplished RC pilot, airport owner

Syracuse.com - 3 weeks ago
According to his obituary, he was an accomplished radio-controlled airplane pilot with numerous championships in modeling competitions to his credit. In the late 90s, he became actively involved with...

NEWS BRIEFS: Coat drive successful; food needed … and other items

Peninsula Daily News - 2 weeks ago
The Olympic RC modelers is sanctioned by the Academy of Model Aeronautics. Members fly electric- and gas-powered planes, helicopters and first-person view quad-copters. The public is welcome to this...

Drones invading the Inland Empire, know the regulations

The Inland Empire Community - 2 weeks ago
The only exception to this policy is for recreational users abiding by the safety guidelines provided by Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). “I think having commercial drone users register their...

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Speculations over the new FAA chief and what it could mean for the drone industry

Geospatial World (press release) (blog) - 2 days ago
It was mandated in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018 that small drone owners have to register their drones with FAA. Afterward FAA mandated that all drone users would have to display...

Drone Registration Requirement: Here's What You Need to Know

Lexology - 3 weeks ago
On December 12, 2017, President Trump signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 which allows the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to require the registration of...

New drone? Things to know before you fly

Android Authority (blog) - 3 weeks ago
The FAA has a simple rule, if you will receive compensation in any form for your flight or the photos or video you capture from the sky, it was a commercial operation. To legally accept payment for...

Authorities: Small Plane that Left Lantana Crashed in Bahamas; Pilot Presumed Dead

AviationPros.com - 22 hours ago
According to the article, Ferguson was about 40 miles from Nassau when he contacted local air traffic controllers to report that he had difficulties with the plane's door. He called again around...

When Do Things Change for Recreational Operators? The FAA Reauthorization Timeline

DroneLife (blog) - 4 weeks ago
H.R. 302, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, became Public Law No. 115- 254 on October 5, 2018. The FAA Reauthorization Act repealed Section 336, which protected recreational drones from new...

Plane disappears off South Carolina coast, FAA says

Fox News - 3 weeks ago
The FAA will not confirm the aircraft's registration or ownership until it is located, WHNS-TV reported. It wasn't immediately known how many passengers or crew were onboard the plane....

FAA issues emergency 737 Max airworthiness order

Flightglobal - 1 week ago
The directive marks a major regulatory response following the 29 October crash of a Lion Air 737 Max 8 (registration PK-LQP), which was operating flight JT610 when it crashed into the sea, killing...

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 is Enacted Into Law

Lexology - 1 week ago
The Act funds the FAA through 2023 and does not include the controversial proposal to privatize US air traffic control, proposed restrictions on "flag of convenience" carriers or further...

FAA braces for flying cars that now require no license or registration

Washington Examiner - 3 months ago
For some flying car models, current FAA regulations give broad leeway, as the vehicles fall under extremely lenient rules for ultralight aircraft. Ultralight owners don't need a pilot's...

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RC plane competition draws pilots from around the world

Tucson News Now - 4 weeks ago
“The moment you take off your model airplane, everything else goes out the window, your thoughts, your worries,” said Aaron Gaile, a third generation RC pilot from Australia. It is something...

Age doesn't stop 91-year-old Three Pillars resident Chuck Hocking from pursuing his passion: radio-controlled planes

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - 3 weeks ago
Constantly smiling, known for helping a friend, and most often seen flying a radio-controlled plane; that's Chuck Hocking. With a variety of interests, skills, and qualities, his No. 1 hobby is...

This RC Fortnite Rocket Is A Victory Royale

Hackaday - 3 weeks ago
This rocket, like so many other RC planes we see these days, was constructed out of foam board, a technique that was popularized by the folks at Flite Test, and uses all the construction techniques...

UK Spy Plane Reportedly Spotted Near Syrian Border Amid S-300 Delivery

Sputnik International - 4 weeks ago
The previous time, RC-135W Rivet Joint reconnaissance and Sentinel R.1 ground surveillance planes flew a similar path on October 16. The RC-135W Rivet Joint is capable of detecting emissions produced...

Paper Airplane Database has the Wright Stuff

Hackaday - 3 weeks ago
We've always had a fascination with things that fly. Sure, drones are the latest incarnation of that, but there have been RC planes, kites, and all sorts of flying toys and gizmos even before...

Russian intercept marks a return to Cold War behavior in Europe's skies

NavyTimes.com - 1 week ago
This week saw a Russian fighter jet zoom dangerously close to a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea, the second publicized interdiction this year. Video released by the Navy shows the...

Tilt-Rotor Plane Needs Flight Controller Hack to Get Airborne

Hackaday - 2 weeks ago
Full details in the video below, and some test flights which show that an RC VTOL is anything but a beginner's plane. [Tom] is proving himself to be quite the Renaissance man these days. Between...

Awesome Looking 3D Printed RC Plane Is Full Of Design Considerations

Hackaday - 2 months ago
Designing and 3D printing RC planes offer several interesting challenges, and so besides being awesome looking and a fast flier, [localfiend's] Northern Pike build is definitely worth a look....

RC airplanes to take to the skies this weekend in Carlyss

KPLC-TV - 3 months ago
The LARKS model airplane club will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend with a "Model Aviation Day" in Carlyss. 12 year old Logan Phipps can't wait to get his hands on the...

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Black Friday 2018: Amazon's best deals on tech, toys, electronics, video games and more

NJ.com - 23 hours ago
Playskool Friends Mr. Potato Head Chew-Bake-A, $9.99. Kids Ball Pit Ball Tent Playpen With Hoop, $10.10. Star Wars Shrink N' Play Activity Play Set, $6.99. FPV RC Drone with 720P HD camera,...

Best drones 2018

Tech Advisor - 4 weeks ago
And even if a drone has a camera, it may not offer FPV (First Person View, a real-time video stream) which you need in order to fly it without line-of-sight. At the cheaper end of the price scale...

The best drones for beginners

Digital Camera World - 4 weeks ago
Now an FPV camera which makes it into a mini FPV racer. In all cases build quality is great; the French company essentially started the consumer drone revolution with the AR.Drone and although this...

New arrival RC selfie drone with dual cameras and optical flow function

Global Sources - 3 weeks ago
Functions: sideward flight, turn left/right, up/down, forward/backward, altitude hold, one key take off/landing, 3D flip, WiFi FPV, G-sensor, headless mode, one key return. Drone battery: 3.7V 900mAh...

Top 10 Best Outdoor Rc Helicopters – Our Top Picks 2018

BittAsset - 2 days ago
More than 4461 verified buyers have rated this product 3.9 star on Amazon. It is undoubtedly the best outdoor rc helicopters available in the market today. However, if you don't want to spend big...

What is the cheapest way to fly FPV drones?

Android Central - 1 month ago
Best answer: Piloting drones is an expensive hobby from the outset, and you're going to end up spending more money in the long run if you cheap out on components when you're just starting...

Nişantaşı Üniversitesi'nde drone yarışı başlıyor

Hürriyet - 1 day ago
Nişantaşı Üniversitesi'nden yapılan açıklamaya göre, Lifecell Tech Drone League 2. Etap Yarışı, 17-18 Kasım'da Nişantaşı Üniversitesi ... 1'e rakip olarak gösterilen...

The Trippy, High-Speed World of Drone Racing

The New Yorker - 10 months ago
In a canyon in the Rocky Mountain Front above Fort Collins, Colorado, a young man named Jordan Temkin is flying his drone. He wears goggles that show him a video feed from a camera built into the...

Will Drones and Planes be Treated as Equals by FAA?

Hackaday - 1 month ago
They must also be operated within line of sight at all times, effectively ending long-range First Person View (FPV) flying. There's also language in the Reauthorization Act about studying the...

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'Nall Report' notes safety gains

AOPA Pilot - 2 months ago
... flight instructor renewal courses, and accident analysis—all created with the goal of helping all pilots fly more safely. The Nall Report honors the memory of Joe Nall, an NTSB member who died...

Colleges, flights, food, and discounts highlight Young Aviators Fly-In

AOPA Pilot - 6 months ago
The airfield annually hosts Joe Nall week, an RC aviation event that draws thousands of remote control hobbyists. “Young Eagle rides will take place Friday morning starting at 11 a.m.” added...

Scoggins, Marvin L.

The Chattanoogan - 7 months ago
Survivors are his loving wife and caregiver of 59 years, Bernice Payne Scoggins and one brother, Frank (Donna) Scoggins of Harrison; three children, Suzanne (Guy) Carpenter of Hixson, Steve (Cindy)...

Young aviators to descend on Triple Tree

AOPA Pilot - 8 months ago
The airfield hosts the springtime Joe Nall week, an RC aviation event that draws thousands of hobbyists. Aircraft are reflected in a pond at Triple Tree Aerodrome where Kyle Carden casts for bass...

Mini Oshkosh: Full-scale fun for RC pilots

AOPA Pilot - 4 yearss ago
Joe Nall Week at the aerodrome in Woodruff, South Carolina, is the largest remote control fly-in in the world, typically attracting RC pilots from all 50 states and 11 countries. Triple Tree...

Dizzying footage of a drone chasing an RC plane

Boing Boing - 2 yearss ago
At Joe Nall Week last month, Mr Steele flew his FPV drone inches from Giant Scale remote control planes as their operators did some fantastic stunts, with remarkable results. Tavis Newman, Colton...

Opponent Q&A: Talking OSU Beavers Football

UW Dawg Pound - 1 years ago
Joe: Nall's had a solid year so far with 323 yards on 53 carries and 4 touchdowns. He came on strong at the end of last year and has continued to be a key piece for OSU. He broke off a 75 yard...

Triple Tree fly-in turns 10

AOPA Pilot - 2 yearss ago
... fabric coverings, and electronics; others simply took advantage of favorable weather and runway conditions to hone their soft-field techniques. Triple Tree also hosts the annual Joe Nall Week, a...

Radio-controlled airplane enthusiasts storm skies with miniature aircraft

Spartanburg Herald Journal - 5 yearss ago
Thousands of model aircraft pilots and others from around the world attend Joe Nall Week held there each year. Preliminary numbers from the 2013 event showed about 10,000 attended. Meek was born two...

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Perry Class Frigates Had These Crazy Pop-Out Auxiliary Propulsion Pods

The Drive - 1 years ago
In fact, the only photos we could find anywhere were posted by user "Shifter3" some seven years ago in a radio-controlled model forum called RCgroups.com. Shifter3 via RCgroups.com....

Control a Swarm of RC Vehicles with ESP8266

Hackaday - 8 months ago
Over at RCgroups, user [Cesco] has shared a very interesting project which uses the ever-popular ESP8266 as both a transmitter and receiver for RC vehicles. Interestingly, this code makes use of the...

Drone catches fire, ignites wildfire north of Flagstaff

Wildfire Today (blog) - 8 months ago
(UPDATED at 11:33 a.m. MST March 7, 2018). The drone that landed, caught fire, and ignited what became a 335-acre fire in Northern Arizona was battery-powered and approximately 16″ x 16″, a...

DJI Is Locking Down Its Drones Against a Growing Army of DIY Hackers

Motherboard - 1 years ago
P0V never completely revealed how to modify DJI's firmware, but an update to their rcgroups.com post congratulated Finisterre on "figuring out" what P0V was trying to hide in their...

With CEO facing charges, Romanian aerospace firm may be hot air

Santa Fe New Mexican - 12 months ago
"Is AirStrato, made by ARCA Space Corp, a serious giant electric plane or just a scam?" see: https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php... There is another topic, started on July 26,...

3D Printer Time Lapse Videos Ditch the Blur

Hackaday - 7 months ago
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1705217-DIY-USB-remote-for-Canon-camera-s-using-CHDK. From a quick skim it sounds like you could put a (reed) switch on the gantry that sends +5v to the...

80mm Freewing A4 Skyhawk Avionics Hump

Military & Aerospace Electronics - 4 months ago
80mm Freewing A4 Skyhawk Avionics Hump. November 11, 2018. file. No Thread specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator Copyright Website Acquisitions Inc. All rights...

How an RC airplane buzzed the Statue of Liberty, with no arrests

Ars Technica - 8 yearss ago
The video was shot between 7 and 8am, those being the only hours they could safely avoid air traffic. If you'd like more information about the aircraft or the build itself, there is a thread on...

Greased Lightning Shows 360 Degrees

Hackaday - 3 yearss ago
A lot of people got drones for Christmas this year (and many Hackaday readers already had one, anyway). A lot of these drones have cameras on them. The expensive ones beam back live video via RF. The...

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