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Starr Companies Offers Drone Coverage to Members of the ...

Business Wire (press release) - 2 weeks ago
Starr Companies today announced an agreement with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) to offer its members insurance coverage for the commercial...

Ed Paasch: Keep model hobbyists flying

Omaha World-Herald - 4 weeks ago
Since its founding in 1936, the Academy of Model Aeronautics has been committed to educating its members and those new to the hobby on how to fly model aircraft and drones responsibly and in the...

Calendar of events

Times-Enterprise - 14 hours ago
The Southwest Georgia Xtreme Radio Control Club maintains a model air field and pond on Mitchell Suber Road in Coolidge. Chartered under the Academy of Model Aeronautics, it promotes the recreational...

NDAA brings back drone registration

FCW.com - 1 day ago
“We have long held that federal registration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) makes sense at an appropriate threshold of weight, capability and other safety-related characteristics,” Academy of...

With development impending, aircraft club seeks new space to fly

Fallbrook / Bonsall Villlage News - 20 hours ago
Gebler said one of the advantageous things about the Radio Control Flyers is they observe bylaws put in place by the Academy of Model Aeronautics and make sure people who are interested in the drone...

AMA Announces Partnership with NIFA

PR Web (press release) - 3 days ago
The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the nation's leading voice for model aircraft flying hobbyists, and the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA), a collegiate organization...

Defense Bill Would Revive Civilian Drone Registration Requirement

Insurance Journal - 1 week ago
Academy of Model Aeronautics spokesman Chad Budreau issued a statement saying: “We have long held that federal registration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) makes sense at an appropriate...

Community Notes: Nov. 10, 2017

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...

Congress Poised to Reinstate Drone Registration

Inside Unmanned Systems - 6 days ago
The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), was a bit less sanguine. “We have long held that federal registration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) makes sense at an appropriate threshold of weight,...

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Is FAA Drone Registration Coming Back?

DRONELIFE - 4 days ago
News and Commentary. It's that time of year again: when visions of millions of drones wrapped in holiday paper prompt the U.S. government to discuss drone ...and...

Congress votes to restore drone registration

AOPA - 2 days ago
Drone operators who fly their unmanned aircraft for hobby and recreation exclusively under Part 101, commonly known as the Special Rule for Model Aircraft, ...and...

NDAA brings back drone registration

FCW.com - 1 day ago
16 reinstates the Federal Aviation Administration's registration rules for small, model-aircraft-sized drones. The NDAA is on its way to the White House for the president's signature. The...

Congress Poised to Restore Drone Registration Tossed by Court ...

Bloomberg - 1 week ago
The government's registration system for owners of civilian drones would be restored in a defense policy bill agreed to by House and Senate negotiators.and...

Congress Poised to Reinstate Drone Registration

Inside Unmanned Systems - 6 days ago
In restoring the drone regulations, the conference report states that the “rules adopted by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration in the matter of registration and marking...

Defense Bill Would Revive Civilian Drone Registration Requirement

Insurance Journal - 6 days ago
The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington overturned the FAA drone registration system in May, finding that earlier legislation passed in 2012 didn't give the agency legal authority for it. A...

Congress aims to restore drone registration

Farm Futures - 1 week ago
"The FAA doesn't comment on pending legislation," it said in a statement. "However, the agency originally put registration and operational regulations in place to ensure that...

Lincoln Airport part of drone registration pilot project | Local ...

Lincoln Journal Star - 4 weeks ago
The Lincoln Airport is one of the first in the country to test a new registration system for drone users.and...

From Utah, Secretive Help for a Russian Oligarch and His Jet

The ... - 2 weeks ago
SALT LAKE CITY — Bank of Utah has that all-American feel. Founded in the 1950s by a veteran of both world wars, it offers affordable mortgages and...

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RC plane fly-in brings fast, expensive aircraft

Story | FOX 13 Tampa ... - 4 weeks ago
There are take-offs and landings going on a Lakeland Linder Airport but it's not the kind of aircraft you'd expect.and...

Su-27: This Plane Could Start a War Between Russia and NATO ...

The National Interest Online (blog) - 4 days ago
They patrol over the Baltic, intercept NATO and neutral spy planes in international air space and, on occasion, harass the rival planes so aggressively that they ...and...

The Seven Most Dangerous Su-27s in the World

War Is Boring - 4 days ago
At top — Su-27 Red 93 intercepts a U.S. Air Force RC-135 in June 2017. Above — an Su-27 tags along beside a U.S. Air Force B-52 in June 2017. Air Force photos. While for many decades opposing air...

Model Plane Maker Builds Functioning Electric Airplane In His Garage, Takes It For Test Flight!

Indiatimes.com - 4 days ago
Peter Sripol is an RC plane enthusiast, who makes some crazy model airplanes, for his Youtube channel. His creations include a plane made out of KFC buckets and an RC truck flamethrower This time...

USRA RC 'Race of Champions' comes to Cal City Airport

Mojave Desert News - 3 weeks ago
The group under USRA Race Promoter Jeff Wheless brought out the scale model RC 'Reno Racers' for the event as is sanctioned by the organization. The Reno Racer RC planes must be scale...

Russian bombers escorted away from US aircraft carrier

CNNPolitics - 3 weeks ago
Washington (CNN) US Navy F/A-18 fighter jets were dispatched from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and escorted two Russian TU-95 bombers that ...and...

Local resident helping FEMA

Abilene Recorder Chronicle - 2 weeks ago
She signed up and waited — and was then given 48 hours to pack and be on a plane. Working in her favor, McGee retired after 23 years combined active and reserve service in the U.S. Air Force, and...

How Do You Even Pilot a 450 MPH RC Plane?

Sploid - 1 month ago
We've seen remote control airplanes powered by tiny jet engines before. But what's mind-blowing about this particular RC craft is that it weighs just 17 pounds ...and...

Juan Montoya Loves Remote Control Planes

RoadandTrack.com - 1 week ago
It's an endearing passion, one the Colombian shares with the late Formula 1 superstar Ayrton Senna, whose fascination with scale model planes and helicopters became part of the Brazilian's...

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Best Black Friday Drones of 2017

3D Insider - 4 days ago
The FPV glasses can even connect to your smart phone via the FreeFlight Pro app, allowing you to control your drone from your phone as well as directly save photos, videos, and flight data for easier...

CAA Launch First UK Drone Safety Event At Compton Abbas Airfield

DroningON.co (press release) (blog) - 2 days ago
In an effort to improve relations and communication between the Civil Aviation Authority and drone users, the CAA held their first 'Drone Safety Day' this past weekend, focusing on bringing...

Score extra savings of 15% on the SKEYE Nano 2 FPV Drone [DEALS]

Android Community - 4 days ago
What's even better, the SKEYE Nano 2 features a built-in 2MP camera. That means this drone can do the same work as larger and more expensive quadcopters. Use the first person view on your...

RealACC 9.4dBi Triple Feed FPV Patch Antenna Review & Unboxing

DroningON.co (press release) (blog) - 2 days ago
FPV Antennas arrive in a variety of shapes and sizes, the latest creation from RealACC is quite unique, the RealACC Triple Feed Patch. A long range patch antenna with a 9.4 dBi gain. RC and FPV...

T-bao FM01 Ethereum Coin Mining Miner Machine Review, Best Bitcoin Mining Hardware 2017, introduced by Mini PC ...

Digital Journal - 2 days ago
Moreover, GearBest has a promotion on this model, DJI Spark Mini RC Selfie Drone. It features WiFi FPV 12MP Camera / 2-axis Mechanical Gimbal / Gesture Mode. It is a mini drone which boasts all of...

Global Racing Drones Market {RC quadcopter racing} – Drones with increasing competitiveness and innovation taking ...

MilTech - 4 days ago
The remote control, drone, and goggles are all connected via radio and must transmit with sufficient speed and reliability to allow effective control. Any drone could be used to race, however...

Xiaomi Mi Ultra Short 5000 ANSI Lumens Laser Projector Pre-ordered at GearBest Now, Introduced by Top 10 TV Boxes

Digital Journal - 3 weeks ago
Moreover, XIAOMI Mi Drone 4K WiFi FPV RC Quadcopter for just $389 on GearBest with this code: drone1026. John says that this model can give players a more cost efficient of aerial photography drone....

XIAOMI Mi Drone 4K Is The Best 4K Quadcopter Under $450 – Limited Time Flash Sale Price of $433

Wccftech - 2 months ago
Xiaomi is a name that is slowly but steadily gaining popularity all around the world. The company is being recognized for its laptops, smartphones and consumer electronics. Last year the XIAOMI Mi...

Amimon's Falcore aims to bring FPV drone racing to the masses

UAS Magazine - 4 months ago
Instead of spending 10, 20 or 30 hours of learning and crashing, you can actually get a Falcore, put it in shield mode and fly it like an RC car.” Most FPV racing drones rely on analog video to...

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At miniature fly-in, a model of fun

YourGV.com - 4 weeks ago
Hobbyists can travel to a number of events each year to display and operate their aircraft, including perhaps the biggest event of all, Joe Nall, in South Carolina, the largest RC event in the world...

Opponent Q&A: Talking OSU Beavers Football

UW Dawg Pound - 2 months 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...

Mini Oshkosh: Full-scale fun for RC pilots

AOPA Pilot - 3 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...

Incredible POV video shows how skilled this drone pilot is

Digital Trends - 1 years ago
Navigating a drone is no easy task. Whether it's a thirty-pound hexacopter with a RED Dragon attached or a microdrone with a small 720p video camera on board, drones of all types take an...

Triple Tree fly-in turns 10

AOPA Pilot - 1 years 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...

Watch a pro drone racer zip around a construction site at sunset

Boing Boing - 2 yearss ago
Dizzying footage of a drone chasing an RC plane. 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,...

Richmond bylaw would ban drones from parks

Richmond News - 3 yearss ago
The City of Richmond is considering banning personal electronic aircrafts, such as drones, from operating within city parks and school grounds. The ban is a result of the city updating its 15...

Radio-controlled airplane enthusiasts storm skies with miniature aircraft

Spartanburg Herald Journal - 4 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...

Richmond bans drones and remote-controlled planes in parks

Vancity Buzz - 3 yearss ago
The City of Richmond has voted to ban the flying of drones and remote-controlled airplanes in city parks and school grounds. In a meeting closed to the public on Monday, April 13, Richmond City...

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Don't Be Evil DJI

sUAS News - 4 months ago
A few things to get out of the way first. I am not a lawyer and I am not a journalist, I just enjoy being part of the free flow of information, and occasionally writing an opinion on top of that...

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

Motherboard - 4 months 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...

DARPA's VTOL X-Plane Designs In Detail

Aviation Week - 1 years ago
DARPA's Vertical Takeoff and Landing Experimental Plane (VTOL X-Plane) program is the latest attempt to combine the versatility of vertical flight with the efficiency of forward flight by pushing...

A Guide to the Top Drone Forums and Facebook Groups

DroneLife (blog) - 5 months ago
Guest Post by Kara Murphy. Drone technology is evolving rapidly and increasing levels of interest from the public don't show any signs of waning. Navigating this relatively new frontier is...

This Millennium Falcon is the drone you've been looking for

Mashable - 3 yearss ago
Han Solo would be proud of the pilot who made a few special modifications to his ship. Drone enthusiasts are known for decking out their aerial gadgets — but YouTuber Olivier C just outdid them all...

Why the 'Rise' of Fake News Is Just Not True

TheTyee.ca - 11 months ago
The sudden concern over fake news — which is a feature of publishing as old as the printing press — strikes me as classic moral panic. Announcements, Events & more from Tyee and select...

First-person-view drone racing: Five essential tips for beginning pilots

PCWorld - 2 yearss ago
If you're going with a different frame and setup, BorisB's blog on RCGroups, Flite Test, and YouTube are great resources for build videos, blogs, and articles. “My advice is to get in cheap...

3D Printed Turbofan Features Reverse Thrust

Hackaday - 2 yearss ago
The model was printed on an Reprap Prusa I3 at 0.1mm layer height. [Harcoreta] smoothed his prints using acrylic thinner, similar to the acetone vapor method. Unfortunately, [Harcoreta] has only...

Open-Source Firmware for a Mini Quadrotor

Hackaday - 2 yearss ago
Hook up an ARM SWD programmer (like the ST-Link V2) and you're done. Wow. All you need is firmware. The firmware comes from [silverxxx], and he's written all about it on the forum at...

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