As you may have heard the war on hobby flyers is on, as the major corporations such as Google, Amazon and the Commercial Drone Alliance (which includes ford motor company, CNN and many more) have called to repeal a law known as Section 336. For the full story recap, click here.
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In December 2017, Ballarat City Council removed the right for drone operators to fly their aircraft over public spaces in the municipal land. These changes meant that operators who wanted to fly within 100 metres of council land or road needed to apply for a permit. Continue reading Drone Operators Celebrate As Local Council Removes Ban
Pilot Tammie Jo Shults was one of the first female fighter pilots in the US Navy in 1993. After leaving the Navy she joined SouthWest as a commercial airlines pilot. Today she was labelled an American hero after she calmly and successfully landed a passenger jet as an engine exploded mid-flight.
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Meet Mélanie Astles, the only female driver on the Red Bull Air Race circuit. She is set to race for her country, during the first French Stage in Cannes. No stranger to making history, Astles has truly earned her wings with a lifetime passion for aviation.
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As HobbyKing News has previously reported, drones have been used to benefit society in a number of ways. But arguably the most important use of drones has been their ability to save a life. Last week, we reported that Verizon was working on a drone that would be able to transmit cell phone service in times of crisis and natural disaster. This is so that victims of such events would be able to contact emergency services where they otherwise were not able to (read more, here). Now, Silicon-Valley based startup Zipline is finding a new innovative way to combine medicine with drone technology by using drones to deliver blood to patients in rural areas of the world.
Continue reading Zipline Creates World’s Fastest Life-Saving Drones
Many major drone operators, including those who are part of the Commercial Drone Alliance (not be mistaken for the Alliance for Drone Innovation) have called for a repeal of Section 336. The law that the alliance is trying to repeal currently protects the hobbyist from some formidable rules and regulations that would not massively be effective in improving safety or security. Rather it will make recreational flying more inaccessible, as it will become more difficult and more expensive.
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FPV flying has been labelled the next big thing in the hobby world. So if you haven’t already gotten into it you better start searching for the best FPV flying wing options for your first wing. This way, by the time the trend totally blows up you will be a total pro at it and impressive all your mates with how good you have gotten at it. Speaking of great first FPV flying wings, I have recently purchased the Durafly Tomahawk and having used it a few times so far, I can already tell that it’s probably one of the best ways get into racing FPV wings. Continue reading Review: Durafly Tomahawk
In the case of a natural disaster or similar extreme weather conditions such as hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes, it can be really hard to get power or mobile service to call a family member or other services for assistance for many days after the initial devastation.
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With rules and regulations surrounding drone safety and its use constantly changing, it is forcing manufacturing and distribution companies of drones to become wary of its effects. This has lead to a group of industry-leading companies announcing that they will come together to form what is known as Alliance for Drone Innovation (ADI). The idea for this alliance is to be a ‘leading policy voice for manufacturers, suppliers, and software developers of professional and personal drones’.Among the alliance members are drone manufacturing giant DJI, as well as GoPro, FatShark and more.
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I recently purchased the ever-popular MiG-29 EPS 90mm EDF Jet 1145mm (45″) (Kit) from HobbyKing. Upon opening the package, the most notable feature upon opening the package was the colour scheme of the jet. The jet, which is made of EPF construction, is painted in the Russian night’s colours scheme and is based on a Russian twin-engine fighter jet named the Mikoyan MiG-29. The original jet entered the Soviet Air Force in 1982 and was used to combat enemies. Over three decades later, Continue reading Review: MiG-29 EPS 90mm EDF Jet 1145mm (45″)(Kit)