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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 […]

Don’t let multicopter software harm you

Don’t let multicopter software harm you

The most dangerous part of your multicopter is the software. Ask anyone what is the most dangerous part of their multicopter/aircraft, the chances are they’ll tell you the propellers.  Whilst that is an understandable reply, it is wrong, the real danger is the many thousands of lines of computer code in your flight controller that will definitely have some bugs. Every day you use systems tested by entire teams of testers. Whilst you may not realise it, every system you […]

BBC on Drones making oil rigs and pylons safer

The BBC has reported about how Drones (tsk! – we don’t like that word) are helping to keep people safer whilst performing inspections at wind farms and oil rigs in Scotland. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-23130820