A drone almost collided with a US commercial flight in March, an official with America’s flight regulatory agency has revealed.

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[Eric] has figured out a great way to build quadcopters out of recycled computer motherboards. Multicopters come in all shapes and sizes these days. As we mentioned in the last issue of Droning On, they can be bought or built-in a multitude of materials as well. Drones have been built using materials as varied as wood, PVC pipe, carbon fiber, and aluminum.
One of the more common commercial materials is G10 fiberglass sheet

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A U.S. airliner nearly collided with a drone over Florida this year, a federal official said, a near miss that highlights risks posed by the proliferation of unmanned craft in U.S. skies

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Launched from a Reaper drone, the missile is fired at cars moving at 70mph – and thanks to its advanced tracking systems, scores nine direct hits.

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Jim Williams, manager of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office, at the Small Unmanned Systems Business Expo in San Francisco.

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The head of the Federal Aviation Administration’s unmanned aircraft office has disclosed that an American Airlines regional jet was nearly struck by a small unmanned aircraft in March near Tallahassee Regional Airport. The aircraft was flying at approximately 2,300 feet, well above the ceiling allowed for hobbyist aircraft.
“The airline pilot said that he thought it was so close to his jet that he was sure he had collided with it,” said Jim Williams, manager of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office during a speech at the Small Unmanned Systems Business Expo in San Francisco yesterday.
In the speech, which has been posted to YouTube, Williams said that the aircraft was a small, fixed-wing airplane with “a camouflage paint job

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