California Democrats make it a crime of trespass for operating a drone less than 350 feet above ground

So it begins.   “California lawmakers approve drone trespassing crime bills SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers advanced legislation Monday seeking to rein in the use of privacy-invading drones, passing one bill to prevent the use of drones by paparazzi and another making it a trespassing violation to fly drones over private property without permission.…

Drone University book update notes V1.13

V1.13 is a content update to Drone University.  I will publish the full version of these notes to Amazon in a few days. To update your Kindle book: To enable Automatic Book Updates: Go to Manage Your Content and Devices. Select Settings. Select Automatic Book Update to expand the section. Select On to receive automatic…

Upcoming posts

Its been a while since my last post, I had a bunch of things come up at once. Here are some things I’ve been working on and will post updates soon: 3D printing parts Ublox M8N GPS Tetracam Micro NDVI camera Programming PHP AG drones Julio Iglesias cutting his hand on a drone, I can…

The Age of the Drone, a fantastic drone documentary!

I gotta give these folks at Zoot Pictures a bravo zulu, they did a really great job at portraying the current social and economic stories of drones and the humans around them. If you want to watch the “Doc Zone – The Age of the Drone”, click here. http://www.cbc.ca/player/Shows/Shows/ID/2654753465/    But you have to have a…

Canadians, make sure you watch TV on Thursday

The Age of the Drone Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 9 PM on CBC-TV   “THE AGE OF THE DRONE, an eyebrow-raising new documentary reveals a game-changing revolution that’s happening overhead. The drones are here – pilotless flying bots, usually equipped with cutting-edge cameras and GPS navigation. Whether you know it or not, they’re up…

new FAA sUAS/drone/RC regs “proposal” released today

Regulations will facilitate integration of small UAS into U.S. aviation system WASHINGTON – The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations that would allow routine use of certain small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in today’s aviation system, while maintaining flexibility to accommodate future technological innovations. The FAA proposal offers safety…

new build coming soon

Over the next few weeks I will be building an Align T-Rex 450 flybarless helicopter, but with a mini-APM controller and Arducopter. This is my first helicopter with APM and FPV so it should be fun!