We just had to share this brilliant video blog produced by Tom Stanton (StantonFPV) one of the pilots who attended the UKDroneShow race series at Insomnia58 (hosted at the NEC).
The UK Air-space is generally controlled and regulated by the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) whose main job is to safe-guard civil and commercial aircraft by enforcing the Air Navigation Order (ANO).
Along with civil and commercial aircraft the CAA is also currently responsible for regulating the use of small unmanned un-manned aerial vehicles (SUAVs) which remote control air-craft fall under the guise of.
The House of Lords EU Committee are considering which rules should be introduced for the safe use of UAVs and it has also recommended that all UAV/Drone pilots should be registered.
This move appears to mainly be industry focused with the initial requirement for all commercial & professional users to be registered first.
An Instagram user is (@yengnasir ) is reportedly facing some pretty serious charges after he decided it would be a good idea to fly his DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ quad-copter right next to the landing strip at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Walkera Voyager 3 prototype was unveiled @ CES 2015 Las Vegas – A really interesting looking craft that if released will obviously be direct competition for the DJI Inspire 1; Bo Lorentzen gives us a run-down of its features on his YouTube channel. Continue reading
It wasn’t going to be long until somebody worked out how to change the boot-loader on the Naza-M Lite so that it would accept the Naza-M “full-fat” firmware; I’m sure DJI won’t approve but if you’re happy to risk bricking your Naza-M Lite you could end up with its big brother at no additional cost.
We have been waiting a year if not two for the release of the NexWaveRF range of 2.4ghz transmitters and receivers; the transmitters started shipping last month, the goggle modules started shipping last week and the UNO (sealed) version started shipping today and ImmersionRC have announced that they will be offering an ‘Unfiltered’ (pro) version.
The Inspire 1 was officially announced last night in a fashion that even Apple would be jealous of; Along with the live announcement a highly polished and well directed video was released featuring DJI’s Director of Photography. As much as we were disappointed by the fact the Inspire 1 doesn’t seem to be a direct replacement for the Phantom nor does it feature a solid-state (digitally stabilised) camera we are none-the-less blown away by its new features!