The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Small UAS Rule (also known as Part 107) has provisions to obtaining waivers to the usual requirements for flying drones in the United States. For example, you’re not generally allowed to fly drones at night, although the FAA has granted quite a few waivers allowing flight after dark. But another rule is that you can’t fly drones over people who are not part of your operations, and until about a week ago, the FAA hadn’t waived that rule for anybody. Now it has, for CNN. The FAA is allowing the cable news network to use a drone to obtain video over uninvolved people, even crowds assembled at
Welcome to this week’s edition of Top Five Thursday. What’s new around the globe: Sky is the limit for the upcoming drone with a 100 megapixel camera! https://www.slashgear.com/dji-and-hasselblad-team-for-a-100-megapixel-camera-drone-25483279/ “This new 100-megapixel aerial solution is a combination of three products: the DJI M600 Pro drone, the aforementioned Ronin-MX Gimbal, as well as Hasselblad’s H6D-100c camera. When combined, these products enable drone operators to capture very high resolution photos from the sky. The camera boasts a large 53.4mm x 40mm sensor, among other things, for superior low-light performance.” NVIDIA Starts to Focus on VR in Gaming with a new bundle for GeForce GTX cards http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/nvidia-offers-geforce-gtx-oculus-bundle-with-3-free-games.html “There is “no better
Drones are all the rage and have caught the attention of the crowd-funding public. Ghost is one of the more successful projects on Indiegogo.
The “Mobile Mistletoe” drones TGI Fridays was using for its seasonal promotion ended up taking the tip off of a photographer’s nose and a slice on the chin.
Japan’s famous ‘Battleship Island’ has just been swarmed by an army of 4K HD recording drones, all in the name of historical documentation.
Remember that pre-Cyber Monday 60 Minutes puff piece about Amazon’s drone delivery? Well, Amazon’s most successful marketing ploy ever just hit a huge snag as the FAA has just banned drones from delivering packages. Sure, DHL is also testing such a service, but they’re doing so in Germany where no such laws currently exist to restrict it. The document that the FAA released today asks for comment on their interpretation of the model aircraft regulation law which they believe does not allow such aircraft to participate in commercial businesses as opposed to hobbying. Frankly, the FAA’s interpretation of the model aircraft spec rule clearly indicates