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Is DJI planning a rover with the name RoboMasters?  It looks like it.

Is DJI planning a rover with the name RoboMasters? It looks like it.

As the year ends we were wondering what 2016 had in store so we’ve been scanning the trademarks being registered for new products and have spotted a few from DJI, the most interesting of which is RoboMasters, which will be branded with an R logo with a lightening bolt design. The RoboMaster is a car/rover which is an RC ground vehicle which likely has some autonomous capability, given the open source community in Arducopter for example, supports rover and multicopter […]

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 […]

Sky News on foiled RC bomb plot in Europe

Sky News has today reported that an RC (Radio Controlled) model bomb plot has been foiled in Europe: http://news.sky.com/story/1108103/remote-control-model-plane-attack-foiled such negative stories about the use of RC models are always a concern especially in the UK where knee jerk legislation is an ongoing risk. There is a fair degree of ignorance about the potential risks of RC flying and the limitations any model has.  Recently the Executive Chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt attacked personal UAV use, but given Google has a business […]