Eric and Alex from Drone Gear conduct professional video reviews on multi-rotor gears and accessories on their website DroneGear.tv and youtube Channel and this time there is no exception, Eric and Alex gave us a professional and honest review about our latest – Carbon Fiber Props for DJI Inspire 1. They shared their thoughts on our props and the difference between our and the stock DJI Inspire 1 props.
These 13 inches props were fitted on the Inspire 1 with DJI’s new X5 pro camera.
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Drone University USA was actively involved with TV, radio and newspaper interviews educating the general public on drone safety, the FAA, sUAS registration, the future of sUAS/drones in December 2015. They have done tremendous work to represent our industry in the future with accurate and straight forward facts to be reported to the public. Our partner Nick from Drone Cowboy is a part-time instructor was featured in the interviews with the media demoing flights with Xoar Props.
World’s first electric human-size autonomous aerial vehicle (AAV), EHang184, was unveiled at CES 2016 at Las Vegas.
EHang184 is capable of carrying one passenger up to 220 pounds for up to 23 minutes at sea level with its 14.4-kWh battery pack, which takes four hours in triple mode or two hours in fast charge to a full charge. The whole vehicle weights 440 lb (200 kg), can carry up to 264 lb (120 kg), has a maximum speed of 62 mph (100 km/h) and can reach a maximum altitude of 11,480 ft (3,499 m).
It features a carbon fiber/epoxy composite body and an aerial aluminum alloy frame. Eight motors with eight carbon fiber propellers divided in four group of two, each pair mounted on the top and bottom of one of four foldable arms.
A 12-inch touchscreen tablet display is the main instrument in the cockpit which allows the passenger to select the flight destination. The drone has gull-wing doors and a trunk for small luggage.
Safety is key on EHang184 with its fail-safe system. Even with one propeller malfunctions, it can still land in the nearest possible area safely. EHang also claims a 24-7 flight control center monitors each flight and can intervene in emergency situations.
EHang184 is a great start to the future of autonomous aviation, but it will require the Government, FAA and the commercial manufacturers working together to set the future in the right direction.
Be the first to check out Xoar’s latest video of the Precision Pair series – PJP-T-L Carbon Fiber Multicopter Propeller for low Kv motors. It offers a ultra thin hub with reduced weight to maximize efficiency of Low Kv Motors for your Multirotor Aerial Application and Multi-axial Platforms. Click the link to learn more about these new multicopter propellers.
Latest news on Malloy Aeronautics’s Hoverbike at Paris Air Show 2015, it is partnering with a Maryland-based defense company to develop a hoverbike for the US military. Working with Survice Engineering Co., the UK aeronautics company will set up shop in Maryland as part of “an ongoing research and development contract.” The duo will also work with the US Army Research Laboratory on the project that aims to create “a new class of Tactical Reconnaissance Vehicle (TRV).”
While developing for the military will play a big role in the future of the technology, Malloy was keen to emphasize that there’s still a lot of potential for the use of the tech in humanitarian applications. For example, multiple Hoverbikes could be loaded into troop carrier aircraft (the vehicle is designed to fold up for easier transport), dispatched to disaster zones and tasked with delivering vital supplies, or even autonomously removing people from danger.
Mooney Aviation Company, Inc (formerly the Mooney Aircraft Company), founded by Albert Mooney and his brother Arthur in 1929, has gone through a very rich history. After going through many years of ups and downs, Mooney Aviation got acquired by Soaring America Corporation in 2013 headed by President Jerry Chen who is looking to lead the aviation industry for the legendary brand.
Mooney’s history of innovation includes designed and produced the first pressurized single-engine, piston-powered aircraft (M22 Mustang), first production aircraft M20J 201 to achieve 200 mph on 200 hp, first single-engine power-control certified (FADEC) aircraft M20L Porsche in the United States and much more.
Mooney also has great achievements in the aviation history by setting 132 world speed records, designed and produced the fastest transcontinental flight in a single-engine, piston-powered production aircraft, and routinely cruising at altitudes and speeds similar to a twin-engine turboprop.
Mooney now has a manufacturing facility in Kerrville, Texas, which occupies 270,000 square miles with a base of more than 100 employees. They also have a research and development facility in Chino, California is leading the development of the all-new Mooney M10 series aircraft. There are currently more than 70 employees which more than 50 of them are engineers. And a sales and marketing office based in Beijing China to coordinate overseas events.
Mooney’s Manufacturing headquarter at Kerrville, Texas.
The 2015 AIAA/Cessna Aircraft Company/Raytheon Missile Systems Design/Build/Fly Competition Flyoff was held at TIMPA Field in Tucson, AZ on the weekend of April 10-12, 2015. This was the 19th year the competition was held. Of the 100 entries this year, 84 teams submitted written reports to be judged and were eligible to participate in the flyoff. Sixty-five (65) teams attended the flyoff, all of which completed the technical inspection. Over 650 students, faculty, and guests were present. The weather was excellent allowing for non-stop flying. Of the 262 official flight attempts, 121 resulted in a successful score with 56 teams achieving a flight score (a new record!). Twentythree (23) teams successfully completed all three missions. The quality of the teams, their readiness to compete, and the execution of the flights continues to improve each year.
The contest theme this year was a Remote Sensor Delivery and Drop System. The first mission was a Ferry Flight with no payload to see how many laps each team could fly in 4 minutes. The second mission was a Sensor Package Transport Mission with a 5 lb internal payload with the time to fly three laps as the score. The third mission was a Sensor Drop Mission in which the externally carried payload (12” whiffle balls) were dropped on each lap with the score being the number of laps with a successful drop. A ground mission was also required consisting of a timed loading of the payloads for mission 2 and 3. As usual, the total score is the product of the flight score and written report score. More details on the mission requirements can be found at the competition website: http://www.aiaadbf.org.
First Place went to the University of Ljubljana, the first time an international team has won DBF, Second Place went to University of California Irvine and Third Place went to Georgia Institute of Technology. A full listing of the results is included below. The Best Paper Award, sponsored by the Design Engineering TC for the highest report score, went to Georgia Institute of Technology with a score of 98.50.
The 6th China (Beijing) International Modern Agricultural Exhibition (CIMAE 2015) was held at the National Agriculture Exhibition Center (CNAEC), Beijing, China, from 19-21 April 2015. The event attracted over 30,000 visitors and showcase 428 exhibits from 10 countries – USA, Japan, Germany, Israel, Canada, Korea, Russia, Belarus, Norway and Austria.
Xoar AreoTech was one of the 428 exhibitors at the CIMAE 2015 to present the aviation systems of UAV, Drones, and Multicopters for Agricultural purpose specializing in heavy duty payload applications. See below for some snap shots of Multicopters, UAV, and Drones for the Agriculture industry.
We’re excited to announce that Xoar is working with Johnny Beavers & 7LineMedia. Can’t wait to do many cool things together!
Johnny Beavers is an entrepreneur and a founder of 7LineMedia LLC. (est. 2007), a leader in Aerial Cinematography utilizing technologically advanced UAV platforms. Pairing this technology with technique, Johnny has helped set the bar for this rapidly growing field.
Johnny’s feature film work includes “FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS” (Voltage Pictures 2015), “GRUDGE MATCH” (Warner Brothers 2014), “THE EXPENDABLES 3” (Lionsgate 2014), “FARMLAND” (Allentown Prod. 2014), “SPARK: A BURNING MAN STORY” (Spark Pictures 2013) and television production with ABC, BBC, AMC, PBS, FOX SPORTS, PGA TOUR, TRAVEL CHANNEL, DISCOVERY CHANNEL, HISTORY CHANNEL, and ANIMAL PLANET.
Stark Aerospace, as part of a rapid research and development effort sponsored by the Combatting Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), introduces the HoverLite tactical tethered hovering aerial ISR system. HoverLite provides exceptional asymmetric observation and surveillance capabilities supporting military, homeland security and civilian missions for pop-up surveillance, border patrol, crowd monitoring, and emergency rapid response missions.
Rising to a height of 165 ft. in ~ 15 seconds, HoverLite is secured by a tether providing power and bi-directional signals to and from the aerial platform and its sensor(s). HoverLite can be operated on the move and broadcasts ISR products to users on the network or local with no signature.
“We are excited to offer this new capability to the ISR market”, said Robert Foglesong, Chairman & CEO of Stark Aerospace. “The HoverLite serves a huge gap in fast reaction 360 degree situational awareness.”
The platform is capable of carrying any payload of up to 13.2 lbs. HoverLite is suitable for a wide range of small platforms including pick-up trucks, ATVs, UGVs/USVs (unmanned ground /surface vehicles), boats, communication vehicles, etc.