ULC Robotics VTOL Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

ULC Robotics, Inc. is advancing the state-of-the-art in commercial utility industry aerial inspection after successfully flight testing a newly developed vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle last week. As a leading robotics, energy services and research and development company focused on the energy and utility industries, ULC Robotics’ commercial-grade VTOL fixed-wing UAV…

Drone Inspection of Offshore Wind Turbines

Rhode Island-based Deepwater Wind, who began commercial operation of the first U.S. offshore wind farm in 2016, recently authorized deployments of drone technology to capture high-resolution data of all five of its offshore wind platforms just off Block Island. Imagery and data obtained during the flights will be used as a baseline for comparative data…

RCPROPLUS Pro-D6 Supra-X connector

Pro-D6 P8 Supra X battery connectors are a great choice for high-current and voltage requirement, offering a wide (low-resistance) surface area for max efficient power transfer. The 24K gold-plated bullet plugs are assembly stress-free, whilst the casing with a design which eliminates separation uses high temperature capable impact-resistant plastic made in Japan. Specifications:  Continuous discharge current: 190A Peak…

The Future Belongs to Flying Robots

The once-small community of drone hobbyists has transformed into a worldwide phenomenon. In 2016 especially, significant technology improvements and regulatory clarity have paved the way for even more dramatic changes in the coming years. Among the biggest adopters of drones, and experimenters with them, have been universities. As the director of the University of California system’s Center…

DroneClash: the Dutch answer to the Gatwick Incident

DroneClash is sponsored by the Dutch Ministry of Defence (the head sponsor) and the Dutch Police. In the spirit of international collaboration, the Dutch Police have extended a warm welcome to their counterparts in other European countries to either join forces in an international police team or to join a Counter-Drone Coalition meeting which will…

Wingcopter & DHL delivers medicines for life

DHL Medical Delivery Drone Tanzania “UNICEF is proud to partner with the Vanuatu Government in such an innovative initiative to trial drones for delivering a reliable supply of vaccines to children living in remote communities,” said UNICEF Pacific Representative, Sheldon Yett. “The challenges of reaching children in the remote islands of Vanuatu are immense, nurses…

The Solar Solution for Extended Flight Mission Time for Drones

Technology and capabilities that will extend flight times and increase payloads took center stage in more ways than one at the Commercial UAV Expo.We’ve already highlighted some of the solutions that are designed to help drones stay in the air longer, but there were numerous companies that showcased and innovative ways to increase TiTA (Time in The Air)…

UAVOS Completes Flight Tests of New Fixed-Wing UAV

UAVOS Inc. has announced that it has completed a series of test flights with its new Sitaria fixed–wing UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle). The new UAV is designed for patrol and observation missions, and for aerial photography of terrain area with a radius of up to 120 km. It has also been designed to work with a…

UAV Challenge 2018

UAV Challenge 2018 – no overall winner in Medical Express The UAV Challenge 2018 is over and we have had a spectacular week in Dalby. Eleven teams flew in the Medical Express Challenge. Their mission was to retrieve a blood sample from Outback Joe at his farm and in doing that they had to land within…

Queensland Drone Strategy features the UAV Challenge

via Queensland Drone Strategy features the UAV Challenge The Queensland Government in Australia today released their Drone Strategy. Very pleasingly, the UAV Challenge Medical Express is featured on the front cover (the MAVLab Delftacopterfrom TUDelft that competed in the 2016 Medical Express Challenge) with other mentions through the document. The Queensland Government have been a sponsor…

UAV Challenge – Medical Express 2018

The UAV Challenge Technical Committee has reviewed the Deliverable 2 documents and videos and are pleased to announce that twenty-one (21) teams were awarded a Go decision for their Deliverable 2 documentation and video(s). The list of teams (In alphabetical order) is as follows: Aerial Robotics Club at NC State University (USA) CanberraUAV (Australia) Cybirds…