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  • 21 June 2016 19:44:27: DOT/FAA Announce Final Small UAS Rule - MultiRotorUSA
    With unprecedented expediency – the FAA today issued the first FAA/DOT Announce Small UAS Rule, which will take effect in August 2016. As always, they’ve scattered the info about in a very confusing, illogical, and dispersed manner. So, I’ll break it down for you by webpage and
  • 15 April 2016 18:33:22: How to Hire a Commercial Drone Operator - MultiRotorUSA
    I’ve spent many years as a
  • 21 November 2015 23:17:40: An Airspace Lesson for Drone Pilots - MultiRotorUSA
    To avoid real aircraft with your drone, all you need to do is fly below 400 feet Above Ground Level (AGL) and it’s all good, RIGHT? Wrong. It is a little more complicated than that. If you enjoy flying drones, even as a hobby – you’ve unwittingly
  • 1 August 2015 00:09:32: That Drone is (probably) NOT Spying on You - MultiRotorUSA
    So another guy decided to take it upon himself to shoot down his neighbor’s Drone. The idiocy behind this Drone shooting has pissed me off enough to write this glorious article. I will begin with an easy to digest list of reasons that will help people unfamiliar
  • 15 March 2015 02:07:16: Drones for Everyone? - MultiRotorUSA
    The FAA just released the most relaxed proposal to date regarding the future rules and regulations which will govern the use of civilian Drones for commercial operations. You can read the FAA’s proposed drone regulations here: FAA Drone Rules Proposal As a commercial pilot and CFII, I’m
  • 23 December 2014 19:01:31: Know Before You Fly – by the FAA - MultiRotorUSA
    Well the FAA’s new “Know Before You Fly” video is pretty interesting. I laughed out loud watching it, but I will let you draw your own conclusions. It appears our friendly neighborhood FAA has launched not only this video, but a website dedicated to drone pilots and
  • 2 August 2014 02:59:42: 10 Ways to Avoid Being Annoying with your new DJI Phantom - MultiRotorUSA
    Ok folks, at this point there is really no way to fight it – so I am going to address this directly. Why, you ask? Well, gone are the times when the only choices for getting up into the air with a MultiRotor Drone were either: 1)
  • 29 July 2014 00:23:55: EXO440 Recon Quadcopter by Ecks MultiRotors - MultiRotorUSA
    I haven’t posted in quite awhile and I’ve never posted a product for the sake of posting a product until now. I’d like to state that I am not being compensated in any way by Ecks Multirotor and that this is NOT a paid advertisement. I’m posting
  • 7 March 2014 03:53:32: Load up your Memory Sticks, Ready your Gimbals, Charge $$$ for Work! - MultiRotorUSA
    Update: March 7th, 2014 – The FAA will be filing an appeal. Read the info in their link to UAS Operations as well. They have valid points and I may have sounded the celebration alarm a bit too soon. Commercial Use of Drones is Now LEGAL! A
  • 18 February 2014 03:56:38: Journalist Sues CT Police Who Grounded His Drone (Phantom 2 Vision) - MultiRotorUSA
    Photo Credit: Pedro Rivera Every time there’s an idiot out there that does something to screw up this hobby and potentially my photography/video profession, I tend to take it personally. There was the Fool in Manhattan, another random nitwit flying over a crowd of people, and now
  • 7 December 2013 02:10:13: 10 Reasons Amazon Prime Air Won’t Fly - MultiRotorUSA
    In a recent PR stunt, Amazon.com claimed that it would soon be making small package deliveries by way of drones. They named their new service Amazon Prime Air. If the mainstream media knew everything that would be involved in making this a practical and realistic operation, their
  • 20 November 2013 20:45:10: e-volo Completes Indoor Test Flight of Full Sized MultiRotor - MultiRotorUSA
    Karlsruhe, Germany – November 17th, 2013 Great news in the world of MultiRotors! e-volo just accomplished a successful series of test flights with their new full sized two seat MultiRotor, the VC200 also known as the Volocopter. Only 2 years after their first manned MultiRotor flight with
  • 30 October 2013 02:16:26: Richie Cunningham: On Filmmaking - MultiRotorUSA
    The title should read Ron Howard: On Filmaking, but having grown up with Happy Days playing on the tube – I will forever associate this man with the famous television show. That being said, when I look at the incredible selection of enormous films he has worked
  • 23 October 2013 03:41:19: Be Safe or Give Blood – MultiRotors, Safety, FAA Regulations - MultiRotorUSA
    Please be warned, the video below is very graphic, so if you have a weak stomach – skip it. As more new people get into MultiRotors and drones a very important topic needs to be addressed – Safety. The two videos on this page illustrate in a
  • 7 October 2013 00:56:25: MultiRotors and Robotics – an Interesting Combination - MultiRotorUSA
    I recently spotted the newest quadruped robot under development by Boston Dynamics and it reminded me of a little robotic quadcopter a friend had recently shown me (see video below). For those of you unfamiliar with Boston Dynamics, they are funded by DARPA and seem to be
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