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The Story Behind the FireFLY6 Paint Scheme

The Story Behind the FireFLY6 Paint Scheme

We strongly recommend that you listen to this song while reading this blog post. A lot of people look back on college and wonder what the point was. We're definitely not in that camp. And on the heels of NC State's victory in a prestigious student aerobotics competition, we thought now would be a good time to let you in on a little secret while bragging about our alma mater. Because in all honesty, most of what we needed to know to bring the FireFLY6 to life ... we learned...

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Language Matters - The Argument for "Aerobot"

Language Matters - The Argument for

  This past week brought to light two different instances where "drone paranoia" reared its ugly head in the United States. In one case, a Connecticut quadcopter pilot was assaulted, in another a Michigan man was dubiously barred from flying his quad in a park. Both incidents were sparked by passersby who felt they were being "spied on" by the flying devices while in public. There has long been a debate in the unmanned systems community as to whether the word "drone" should be resisted or embraced. On one side...

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