Tag archive: multicopter [ 4 ]

3DR is dead, long live 3DR!

3DR is dead, long live 3DR!

Spreading around the troll sauce. In recent weeks, forum trolls and at least one blog have been painting a picture of 3DR having failed, shut up shop and closed its door, which even a little research can confirm is far from the truth, in some cases the discussion on 3DR is wishful thinking from fanbois drinking the DJI Kool-Aid; in some cases it’s downright lies and in other cases it’s a negative take on facts that are in the public […]

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing – The experts attacking the multicopter industry

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing – The experts attacking the multicopter industry

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing Last week saw the House of Lords EU Committee make recommendations on drones, including making some recommendations for processes that already exist in the UK.  For example the CAA already has a list of business and professional users that have been granted permission for aerial work. The BBC report was one in particular that was distributed via social media such as Twitter. Hardly a month goes by without a media report with inaccuracies and […]

Multicopter mistaken for UFO and reported in local UK newspaper

Multicopter mistaken for UFO and reported in local UK newspaper

A multicopter enthusiast whilst doing a test flight at night, has had his LED lit copter mistaken for a UFO according to an article in the local newspaper. Don’t panic folks the aliens are not coming… The article can be read here: http://www.pendletoday.co.uk/news/strange-but-true/can-you-help-solve-mystery-of-colne-ellipse-1-5886189  

Authorities arrest cameraman and detain his photography multicopter

A cameraman that was reported as in the past having “assisted police with surveillance work in operations against suspected drug-dealers in the crime-plagued Johannesburg suburb of Eldorado Park.” has been arrested and questioned and had his multicopter detained in South Africa. This seems a huge overreaction especially given the past use of the multicopter to assist the same police service. http://mg.co.za/article/2013-06-29-not-a-vulture-but-a-drone-police-detain-cameraman