Posts made in August, 2015

Cops arrest two men planning on using a drone to deliver contraband into prison.

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 (Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services)

(Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services)

Maryland police officers have detained two men that were planning on delivering loads of contraband. They were meant to carry drugs, tobacco and DVDs into the prison when the police investigated and found the men.

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North Dakota to have (non-lethal) armed UAVs

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Phantom 2 Vision | Credit: Kevin Rank

While most of the country is attempting to legislate drones and restrict them, North Dakota has passed legislation allowing for them to be armed with non-lethal armaments like tear gas.

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Sony is getting in on the UAV market

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Aerosense quadcopter

Aerosense (a Sony UAV focused venture) showed off a new quadcopter that uses Sony’s QX30. To me, this is a pretty interesting way to put a camera on UAV. These are essentially small lenses with a cmos sensor attached. They are pretty “dumb” in that they really don’t do everything a normal camera does, even a GoPro. They are designed to use a cell phone as your camera body and do framing and looking through the “lens” from it. That means, there is less weight, and what weight there is, goes to a better quality lens and sensor.

This quadcopter is being aimed at the commercial market, weighing in at 6.6 lbs and having a 15-20 minute flight time.

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Install a Flytrex Live 3G on a Phantom 3 – Externally.

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

introducing-flytrex-live-3g-splash

Dronethusiest brings us a really interesting article for Phantom 3 operators out there. It shows how to install the Flytrex 3G externally on a Phantom 3, without having to open the shell. This looks like a very simple installation.

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New Jersey man indicted for shooting down drone.

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Prosecutor's Office Badge

It looks like Russell Percenti is facing up to 10 years behind bars for shooting down a drone on Sept 26, 2014. We definitely need to see this more. It is not OK to destroy someone else’s private property.

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