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DJI Inspire 2

DJI Inspire 2 When DJI comes out with something new, it always makes news, and its new Inspire 2 is the hot ticket right now. Improving on a well-built and tested design, the Inspire 2 is a little bigger and faster than its predecessor. We tested out the package tha…Read more… […]

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Drones Play Increasing Role in Harvey Recovery Efforts

Drones Play Increasing Role in Harvey Recovery Efforts This is a very good short article from Drone University USA on the use of drones for hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.  Be sure to check out their website for more information:  droneuniversityusa.com For drone users, Hurricane Harvey is likely to be the event that […]

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Higher Learning – UAV Education

Higher Learning – UAV Education We devote pages and pages in every issue of RotorDrone to the ever-expanding role that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) of all types play in our world. Much of our focus is recreational, but increasingly you see us documenting (and celebrating!) the commercial, environmental, and public-safety advancements that […]

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Antonelli Law Successfully Defends Part 107 Pilot in Chicago Drone Ordinance Case

Antonelli Law Successfully Defends Part 107 Pilot in Chicago Drone Ordinance Case Good news for all drone pilots   By Jeffrey Antonelli In June, licensed drone pilot Jerrick Hakim flew his DJI Inspire 2 for one solitary flight on Chicago’s lakefront. A slow, cinematic flight, the drone flew above Lake Michigan perhaps […]

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UAV Education Programs Reach New Heights

UAV Education Programs Reach New Heights We devote pages and pages in every issue of RotorDrone to the ever-expanding role that unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) of all types play in our world. Much of our focus is recreational, but increasingly you see us documenting (and celebrating!) the commercial, environmental, and public-safety advancements […]

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A Guide to NOTAMs, TFRs and Airspace Classification

A Guide to NOTAMs, TFRs and Airspace Classification If flying a drone/UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) commercially under Part 107 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules is your first foray into the aviation world, the alphabet soup of information you need to know can be intimidating. Reading sectional charts or deciphering NOTAMs […]

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UAS for Search and Rescue

UAS for Search and Rescue Looking through the Trees When an autistic 11-year-old on his bike went missing with his dad’s rifle this past August, Alaska State Troopers had a problem. They couldn’t activate their normal search-and-rescue protocols because a gun was involved; they didn’t want to take a chance of putting […]

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DRL Racer sets new world speed record!

DRL Racer sets new world speed record! Earlier this month, the Drone Racing League (DRL) set a world record while testing one of their new racing drones! With a top speed of 163.5mph, the 1.76-pound DRL RacerX set the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Ground Speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled quadcopter.  Drones used for […]

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Intro to Thermal Imageing

Intro to Thermal Imageing See the World in a Different Light   Equipping your drone with a thermal-imaging camera is exactly the same as mounting an ordinary visible-light camera, with one crucial difference: the wavelengths of the photons its sensor detects. Apart from that, everything else works exactly the same, even though […]

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Get your $5 back from the FAA

Get your back from the FAA   Now that drone pilots no longer have to register with the FAA, for those of you who did register, you can opt to delete your registration and receive a refund for the $5 fee you paid.  According to the FAA website, “If you are an […]

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