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DJI & Colin Guinn settle out of court

DJI & Colin Guinn settle out of court

In news that seems to have gone largely unnoticed in the last week, DJI has published an update to its press release regarding the injunction served by Colin Guinn. The update reads “23 July 2014: This matter has been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of all parties, ending in the lawsuit’s dismissal and the temporary injunction being dissolved. DJI remains committed to bringing world class service and support to its North American customers through its North American office based in […]

CAA continues to prosecute FPV flyers

CAA continues to prosecute FPV flyers

On the 23rd May 2014 the CAA successfully prosecuted an FPV flyer; Mark Spencer flew a quadcopter FPV over Alton Towers without permission whilst members of the public were at the theme park, he pleaded guilty to the charges against him. The video had been posted on YouTube originally and has since been removed. The total cost in fines plus a contribution to legal expenses was £550. You can read the CAA press release below: http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=14&pagetype=65&appid=7&mode=detail&nid=2364 A BBC article discusses CAA […]

UK’s CAA secure their first conviction for illegal use of an unmanned aircraft

UK’s CAA secure their first conviction for illegal use of an unmanned aircraft

The CAA today released a press release that a man from Cumbria has become the first person in the UK to be successfully prosecuted for the dangerous and illegal flying of an unmanned aircraft. http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=14&pagetype=65&appid=7&mode=detail&nid=2348 Meanwhile, the defendant says it was a fly-away which is a fairly common malfunction with a number of UAV technologies. The Guardian newspaper has reported on the story since which the YouTube video of the incident has been set to private: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/02/uk-first-drone-conviction “The radio failed […]

FAA launches immediate appeal against Trappy judgement

FAA launches immediate appeal against Trappy judgement

Before anyone could say “slap me sideways with a wet trout” the FAA has started an appeal against the decision to rule against the FAA in the case versus Raphael Pirker known in the RC community as Trappy of Team Black Sheep. Pirker’s attorney in the case has said on Twitter “Pirker wouldn’t have to pay now if the situation were reversed. The case concerns a civil penalty, not an injunction.” He added “Point of procedure: A Notice of Appeal […]

Trappy Wins // Judge rules commercial use of UAVs in the US is legal

Trappy Wins // Judge rules commercial use of UAVs in the US is legal

America’s Federal Aviation Administration FAA has lost its test case against Raphael Pirker known in the RC community as Trappy of Team Black Sheep. Trappy had been facing a $10,000 fine, with charges made by the FAA that he: Operated the aircraft directly towards an individual standing on a UVA sidewalk causing the individual to take immediate evasive maneuvers so as to avoid being struck by your aircraft. Operated the aircraft through a UVA tunnel containing moving vehicles. Operated the […]

Colin Guinn takes on DJI Global in a legal dispute

It’s been the chatter on various forums for a short while now, with Colin Guinn vanishing from DJI there’s been speculation as to the reason.  The injunction suggests the relationship between Colin and DJI Global has fallen apart following a refusal to sell his stake holding. It became clear there was a serious legal dispute on the 22nd of January 2014 when Colin took out an injunction against DJI Global to prevent them from supplying new stock to 31 authorised […]