Mapbox.com offers a service in which you can create custom maps for your area, complete with satellite imagery, terrain and MOST importantly, No Fly Zones in your area. Go to https://www.mapbox.com for more info
Disney has filed a patent application for the use of specialized drones in it’s fireworks displays and street parades. The use of drones to control marrionette style puppets is unique in many ways. Read more about it in the article on Reuters.
Google is testing a new Drone in a project labeled “Project Wing”. The plan is to create a delivery system capable of moving merchandise on the same day it is ordered. Read more about it on the BBC article here.
A new OS called SEL-4 has been developed for Autonomous Drone Control. It was a joint venture between the National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA) and the American defense company General Dynamics C4 systems.
Go to Tom’s Hardware to read more about SEL-4
Norway’s Prox Dynamics has unveiled the Black Hornet Drone, which they claim is the worlds smallest UAV. There are numerous videos on YouTube which illustrate it’s performance. Priced at $30,000 – $50,000, this drone is intended for the Military and Search and Rescue mission. Go to http://www.proxdynamics.com/products/pd-100-personal-reconnaissance-system to read more about this exciting miniature Drone.
The FAA has been working on regulating the use of Drones in the US. Go to http://www.faa.gov/about/initiatives/uas/reg/media/frnotice_uas.pdf for more info
The FAA also recently provided guidance on Hobbyist UAV’s and the use of airspace. Check it out at http://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases/news_story.cfm?newsId=16474
We are excited to begin our operations in Palm Beach County. Look to us for the best selection and pricing on drones and drone accessories. We service most makes and models! Whether you need a new propeller or Gimbal, need a flight controller upgrade or lessons on how to use your new remotely piloted aerial vehicle, we are here to help and collaborate. Please feel free to call or write to us anytime we can be of assistance.