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Using drones to create amazing laser, er, lava light shows from Iceland volcano

Bjorn Steinbekk uses drones to capture spectacular footage of Iceland’s recent volcano near Reykjavik. With the added music, his final videos are reminiscent of 1980s-style laser light shows at their best. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/04/06/using-drones-to-create-amazing-laser-er-lava-light-shows-from-iceland-volcano.html?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=using-drones-to-create-amazing-laser-er-lava-light-shows-from-iceland-volcano
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Navy Still Has No Idea What Mysterious Drones That Stalked Its Ships for Days Were

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The U.S. Navy still has no idea who sent a swarm of drones to buzz warships off the coast of California in July 2019, or really even what kind of drones they were or what they were doing, NBC News reported on Monday.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/navy-still-has-no-idea-what-unidentified-drones-that-st-1846629629
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DJI FPV is a super-fast 4K drone with goggles for the pilot

DJI has revealed its latest drone, with the DJI FPV promising a first-person viewpoint for pilots and a new, single-handed motion controller for easier flying. Described by the company as a hybrid drone, it claims to combine the speed and agility of a racer while still delivering the cinematic camerawork of a traditional model. The FPV can fly at up … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/dji-fpv-is-a-super-fast-4k-drone-with-goggles-for-the-pilot-02661894/
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DJI’s future first-person drone surfaces in an unboxing video

d9955150-6f15-11eb-aeff-c0f932055421DJI’s first-person view drone still hasn’t been announced, but that isn’t stopping enthusiasts from getting hands-on time. The Verge reports that Dominion Drones briefly shared a video (reposted by SpiderMonkey FPV) where it unboxed the &…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/dji-first-person-view-drone-unboxing-leak-230540837.html
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That mysterious jetpack guy that flew over LAX? It was probably this drone.

In the autumn of 2020, there were multiple reports of a mysterious jetpacker flying over Los Angeles International Airport. Was it Iron Man? The Rocketeer? One of Tom Delonge‘s government-sanctioned UFO projects?

As Lucas Ropek of Gizmodo reports—drawing on the CIA’s recently-released Black Vault files—it was probably just a drone carrying a mannequin like this. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/02/08/that-mysterious-jetpack-guy-that-flew-over-lax-it-was-probably-this-drone.html
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DJI launches new flyaway protection for Mavic Air 2 and Mini 2

A long time ago, when drones were first coming on the market, it wasn’t uncommon at all for them to suddenly stop responding and simply fly away. As expensive as drones can be, this is a big problem as often they travel so far that it’s impossible to find them. This problem is much less common today, but as expensive … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/dji-launches-new-flyaway-protection-for-mavic-air-2-and-mini-2-27657027/
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FAA lays out its Remote ID ‘license plate for drones’ requirements

76774510-4963-11eb-bc5b-487766cac41aOn Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shared its latest set of drone regulations. When the new rules go into effect early next year, they’ll allow licensed drone operators to fly their UAVs at night, provided they complete additional t…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/faa-remote-id-night-time-flight-235350517.html
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New FAA rule requires Remote ID for drones

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The FAA today announced that it will be issuing two new rules for drone pilots in the U.S. The first is the implementation of a long-awaited Remote ID. The system effectively works as a kind of digital license plate for unmanned aircraft, broadcasting identifying details, including the location of the craft.

The full text of the finalized new rule can be found here. In short, drone operators will have one of three methods for complying:

1. Operate a standard Remote ID drone that broadcasts identification and location information of the drone and control station;

2. Operate a drone with a Remote ID broadcast module (may be a separate device attached to the drone), which broadcasts identification, location, and take-off information; or

3. Operate a drone without Remote ID but at specific FAA-recognized identification areas.

While some drone operators are likely to be put off by additional regulations, their arrival is understandable given the sheer volume and speed of drone adoption. The FAA says that more than 1.7 million drones have been registered in the U.S., along with around 203,000 certifications for drone pilots. Those numbers will likely only snowball as more drones are deployed for commercial purposes.

Notably, the FAA sees the new rules as a method for accelerating drone deliveries in the U.S. “The new rules make way for the further integration of drones into our airspace by addressing safety and security concerns,” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said in a release tied to the news. “They get us closer to the day when we will more routinely see drone operations such as the delivery of packages.”

Also new is the “Operations Over People and at Night” rule, which, as the name implies, regulates both the ability to fly over people and fly at night. The rule features a number of different qualifications for compliance, including weighing less than 0.55 pounds to fly overhead.

According to the rule, “small unmanned aircraft must not cause injury to a human being that is equivalent to or greater than the severity of injury caused by a transfer of 25 foot-pounds of kinetic energy upon impact from a rigid object, does not contain any exposed rotating parts that could lacerate human skin upon impact with a human being, and does not contain any safety defects.”

In order to fly at night, drones need to sport operational anti-collision lights that can been see for three miles. The rules are set to be officially published next month, officially becoming effective 60 days later. Drone makers will have a year-and-a-half to begin adding Remote ID to their devices. In August, the FAA granted Amazon permission for delivery trials.

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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/28/new-faa-rule-requires-remote-id-for-drones/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29
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Why America just gave DJI the Huawei treatment

This week the United States government added the drone company DJI to their Entity List. The United States Bureau of Industry and Security for Commerce added DJI to this list alongside 76 other entities on Friday, December 18, 2020. DJI and the rest of the entities added to the Entity List were determined to be “acting contrary to the national … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/why-america-just-gave-dji-the-huawei-treatment-18651793/
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