Aerodynamics? Super Honey Badger Don’t Give a @#*^@!
Starting with a standard 87″ wingspan Extra 300 designed for 3D flight, [Arron] began hacking
How the Gaza Conflict Is Fueling Israeli Weapons Sales
If you dont think war is Big Business, just ask multibillion-dollar companies like Lockheed Martin or Northrop Grumman, whose war machines end up in battlefields all over the world. In fact, just today the Pentagon cleared Lockheed to sell 5,000 Hellfire missiles to the embattled Iraqi government for a cool $700 million.The current conflict in Gaza is no exception to the international weapons business, either. The Israeli army deploying swarms of drones and mounted weapons (to say nothing of ground troops) into the Gaza Strip, and you can bet those systems are the envy of foreign governments looking to buy their own.Which brings us to Elbit Systems, Israels leading defence contractor and a company that has several weapons systems currently being used by the IDF as it fights Hamas
Here Is an Alligator Trying to Eat a Drone
There’s no real need to fly a drone a couple feet above the jaws of a waiting alligator, but damn if it doesn’t create one hell of a video. The potential disturbance of wildlife is one of the reasons why the National Parks Service has banned drones in National Parks, and it’s something we’ve touched on before: Where’s the line between merely using drones to monitor wildlife and using it to bother a moose or an alligator? On the conservation side, you’ve got drones being used to look for poachers and to monitor whales and dolphins. On the other side, you’ve got random drone encounters with wildlife. Videographer Scott Wemhoff said he happened upon the alligator while he was in Houston filming a video about paintball:”Ive never seen a gator before in the wild … I wanted to see if I could get some cool video of such a large animal. I paid close attention the the gators every move so I could escape in time,” he told me
Rare cop-owned drone in California could fly over Bay Area soon
Earlier this year, the San Jose Police Department (SJPD) became one of the first local law enforcement agencies in California—and one of the few in the country—to acquire a drone.
According to new documents acquired and published Tuesday by MuckRock and Vice, the SJPD acquired a Hexacopter called the Century Neo 660 along with a GoPro video camera, live video transmitter, and more. The nearly $7,000 January purchase was funded through a grant from the Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI), a regional arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The Century Neo 660, and others like it, typically have a flight time of less than 30 minutes depending on motor and battery configuration. However, the drone doesn’t appear to be in use for the time being, according to a July 25, 2014 letter from the SJPD to MuckRock, stating “the program relating to drones has not been implemented yet
Martha Stewart Uses Her Drone to Shoot Her 153-Acre Farm, Just Like Us
A few weeks ago, Martha Stewart breezily tweeted about “#the possibilities and opportunities” that quadcopters provide, inferring that she indeed possessed one of these new-fangled flying machines. But what is she doing with it? Thanks to an op-ed she penned for Time, now we know.Read more..