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Ode to a Free Aerobotics Market or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love SB 142

Ode to a Free Aerobotics Market or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love SB 142

The Flag of New England1, with some BirdsEyeView Aerobotics flair At BirdsEyeView Aerobotics, we generally speak collectively in our public statements, together. Today I break form to make it clear that these are unabashedly my own opinions, and mine alone. Also, I’m not a lawyer, I’m an aerospace engineer. Please take my legal opinions with the requisite grain of salt. But I’ll go ahead and say it: California’s proposed “drone”2 law, SB 142, is a good thing. No question. Without a doubt. As the Founder and CEO of an aerobotics...

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Badges? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Badges.

Rightly or wrongly, the FPV community has long been seen as the misfits of the RC aircraft world; and while FPV is steadily going mainstream, at NAFPV 2015 there was still a palpable sense of "this is not your grandfather's RC event." As FPV racers in multicopter, spec wing, and fixed wing forms buzzed around a low-altitude course in thrilling fashion, the FireFLY6 DIY 25 stayed (mostly) above the rough-and-tumble, allowing us to flex the muscle of our new Payload Mount Kit equipped with the FY-G3 Ultra 3-axis Brushless Gimbal....

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FireFLY6 Demonstrates 45min Flight Time

We promised an exciting announcement regarding propulsion, and we like to deliver on our promises. We recently demonstrated a 45 minute flight duration using a propulsion system based on the T-Motor MT3506 motor. This was accomplished using four Multistar 5200mAh 3S batteries, with a total flight weight of 3712 grams. The 45 minute, 20 second flight was achieved with the batteries recharging at 80% capacity, meaning that upwards of 55 minutes is possible using this propulsion system. When updating our previous range analysis with a conservative flight time of 45...

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