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How Volunteering in Your RC Community Can Benefit your Health

Yesterday, October 10, was World Mental Health Day and as we’ve previously emphasised the biggest step in raising awareness for mental illness is to start a conversation (read the full article here). So in order to do that, HobbyKing News wants to focus and dedicate much of its content this week to improve mental health, particularly within the RC community. Continue reading How Volunteering in Your RC Community Can Benefit your Health


World Mental Health Day: Hobbies and Mental Health

Today, October 10, is World Mental Health Day – a global event surrounding the issues with mental health education, awareness and advocacy. Unfortunately, mental health is a topic that is largely overlooked and there is an overall lack of awareness with it. As a result, discussions around mental health are still largely stigmatised in a lot of societies and there are a lot of misconceptions about those experiencing mental illness. Continue reading World Mental Health Day: Hobbies and Mental Health



AT&T Creates Solution to Protect Against Malicious Drones

AT&T have teamed up with Californian based drone startup Dedrone to create a drone detection solution. The main purpose of this is to protect against malicious drones, with a focus on protecting venues, business, military bases and schools. Continue reading AT&T Creates Solution to Protect Against Malicious Drones


More Than ‘Just A Trainer’: Bixler 1.1 V2

Introduction

My first ever ‘proper’ fixed wing model was a Bixler V2. That was back in early 2014 and it became the ‘plane that helped me to get back into flying a fixed wing. It was such a great experience that these models and have become one of my top suggestions for pilots looking to learn to fly. Continue reading More Than ‘Just A Trainer’: Bixler 1.1 V2


Drone Start-Up, Airware, Announces Closure

Californian based drone start-up company, Airware, recently announced its closure. According to the company, Airware was one of the first commercial drones in the marketplace. Having specialised in data collection and analytics through drone technology for the purposes of insurance, construction and general property management. Airware certainly was ‘pioneers’ in bringing drones into the commercial sector. Continue reading Drone Start-Up, Airware, Announces Closure


Review: Durafly T-28 Trojan Naval Aviation

Introduction

The newly released T-28 Naval from Durafly isn’t a new model design, but it does sport a lively new US Navy colour scheme. Its predecessor has been through a lot with me since I got my hands on it back in May 2017 so I was keen to get the new one to replace it when it’s finally retired. Continue reading Review: Durafly T-28 Trojan Naval Aviation


HP Announces 3D Printing for Mass Production

HP had recently announced the new HP Metal Jet at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2018. HP Metal Jet is a manufacturing technology that will allow mass production of metal parts which is significantly faster and cheaper to make than other 3D printing methods. HP have labelled as being ‘50x more productive’. Continue reading HP Announces 3D Printing for Mass Production


Forget Trees, Now Drones Can Provide Shade!

In a new research project, called Cyber-Physical Macro Material, conducted by the University of Stuttgart, researchers have created what is known as a ‘live’ shapeshifting canopy which uses drones to keep people in the shade. As the sun moves through the sky, the drones ‘actively rebuild itself’ by changing its configuration to constantly ensure that it is providing adequate shade. Continue reading Forget Trees, Now Drones Can Provide Shade!



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