Monthly Archives: October 2014

Weekly News Digest For October 26, 2014

Drone deliberately flown at plane above Essex sparking terror fears Published October 25, 2014 The UK Airprox board is worried that an ATR72 turbo-prop airplane’s near crash with a quadcopter is just the beginning. The plane was coming in to land at 1,500ft when the pilot saw a quadcopter flying along the edge of the […]

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Weekly News Digest for October 5, 2014, Pt. 2

New Quadcopters Arrive Just as US Eases Its Ban on Camera Drones Published October 1, 2014 In an interesting development for the film world, a Toronto startup just began a campaign to send small, lightweight cameras attached to drones into the air.  DreamQii, the company behind their cameradrone christened the PlexiDrone, launched an Indiegogo campaign […]

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Weekly News Digest for October 5th, 2014, Pt. 1

Ultra-light Drone capable of satellite-like functions Recently the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology, or EIAST, was the first civil organization to test the Zephyr, a solar powered UAV developed by QinetiQ of Britain. This new aerial platform is a type of pseudo-satellite, designed for long duration, high altitude flight. It’s capable of reaching […]

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