Image: drone with GoPro camera/WikiGeo News, Pakistan’s most popular news channel, is in the process of acquiring 2 DJI Phantoms to assist in gathering footage for the network. They are described as “commercially available Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” or, in other words, unarmed drones.While his counterparts in America are compromised by FAA regulation, Geo Online editor and de-facto drone pilot Shaheryar Popalzai had first-hand experience with the technology in March.“It’s only a matter of time before news (organizations) understand the benefits of using UAVS, and how they can help with the news,” he says.For GEO News, which suffered an attack on its prominent anchor, Hamid Mir, last weekend, drones offer safety and the ability to cover topics in greater detail

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It’s enough to make you not want to look out of the window next time you fly – the FAA has revealed a drone recently came dangerously close to colliding with a US AIrways jet over Florida.The post Drone and US Airways jet almost collide in incident over Florida appeared first on Digital Trends.

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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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