FAA Panel Discusses Drone Public Safety Best Practices

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2022 15:50:07 +0000

The FAA’s YouTube channel has a recording of a recent event where a panel of experts in public safety discussed best practices for small electric unmanned aviation, or drones. If you’d like to watch the video itself, it’s embedded below, but if you want to read my summary, scroll further down. The panel consisted of: […]

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Horizon Aircraft Reveals Urban Mobility VTOL Prototype

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 16:50:44 +0000

While electric aviation is mostly experimental today, or when not experimental, only working for unmanned drones (which still do a hell of a lot of good), the aviation industry has much bigger goals. They eventually want aircraft that can take off and land vertically (aka VTOL, or Vertical Take-Off and Landing), run on clean electric […]

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FAA Drone Zone Website Gets Makeover

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 17:50:54 +0000

In some recent social media posts, the FAA Drone Zone announced that it is doing a redesign to make the website more visually appealing and easier to use. On Monday, the new design opened up for users to check out. US Drone Rules Can Be Complicated The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires all commercial UAS […]

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Flow Batteries For Electric Vehicles?

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 17:50:30 +0000

energy storage flow battery electric vehiclesA new flow battery for electric vehicles is getting attention from DARPA, NASA, and the US Air Force.

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Phoenix Fire Department Launches Drone Program

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 08 Aug 2022 16:50:08 +0000

In a press release, the City of Phoenix recently announced that its fire department launched a project to integrate small-scale electric aviation into its operations. Since the launch in June, the team has been responding to a small subset of the department’s overall emergencies, both for training and to figure out best practices for using […]

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FPV Drones Fly Into Buildings To Deliver Bombs in Ukraine

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 22:50:39 +0000

Many people here, especially big Tesla fans, know either what an FPV drone is, or have seen footage from one. After the video from Tesla Germany, it’s hard to not be impressed. While this isn’t lifesaving or doing anything amazing like some of our other stories on electric aviation, it’s still highly impressive. As a […]

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DC Circuit Court Upholds Drone Remote ID Rule

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 20:50:54 +0000

As part of the effort to integrate clean unmanned electric aviation into US skies, the FAA created a Remote ID rule for small drones. This rule, which was first proposed in 2019, would require all drones to broadcast their location and identification information while in flight. This information would be available to anyone within range […]

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VW China Unveils “Flying Tiger” eVTOL Passenger Drone

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 16:50:58 +0000

While there has been a lot of hype over the future of electric vertical takeoff and landing craft (eVTOL) for use as air taxis in cities, we haven’t seen much in the way of concepts from automotive manufacturers. They’re already too focused on coming up with electric vehicles and trying to catch Tesla to do […]

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Ondas Networks & American Robotics Help Catch Nasty Pipeline Leaks

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 17:35:11 +0000

I don’t think I have to explain the problem with oil leaks from pipelines, but fewer people know about the problem of methane (aka “natural gas”) leaks. Not only is loose methane in the atmosphere bad for people and animals who breathe it in, but it’s also a much more potent greenhouse gas compared to […]

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