DJI announces the Matrice 200 commercial drone
Feb26

DJI announces the Matrice 200 commercial drone

DJI just announced their latest drone the Matrice 200. There were rumors of a new drone arriving during the Mobile World Congress starting tomorrow. The Matrice 200 is aimed at commercial users. Check out the details of the Matrice 200 below. (More info about the Matrice 200 here) Matrice 200 – 3 Variants The Matrice 200 is available in 3 different Variants (M200, M210 & M210-RTK). All variants feature 17″ propellers and DJI 3515 motors. The M200 is only able to be flown with one single bottom facing camera. The M210 allows the mounting of dual bottom cameras or one top facing camera. The M210-RTK allows both mounting options and includes dual external RTK GPS Units for centimeter level accuracy. The Matrice 200 is compatible with the following gimbals: X4S X5S Z30 XT Upward Gimbal Dual Gimbals     Here you can see the flight time based on which combination of gimbal is mounted to the Matrice 200. More details about the Matrice 200 are available...

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Commercial Drone Rules Part 107 – What You Need to Know
Jun21

Commercial Drone Rules Part 107 – What You Need to Know

  UPDATE: The FAA released the official Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 107 Rules: The FAA Fact Sheet is available here Get the official Summary here The entire 624-page small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) document can be found here If you are interested in becoming a commercial drone operator under the Part 107 of the CFR14 please sign up to receive helpful information on passing your FAA required Exam. Yes! I’m interested in operating my Drone commercially We have been waiting for the new rules for commercial drone operation. Today is rumored to be the day that we finally see the new 14CFR Part 107 rules for commercial sUAS (small Unmanned Aircraft Systems). Compared to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which was issued in February 2015 there are a few changes: Minimum age for a Remote Pilot in Command is 16 years old Maximum altitude changed to 400 feet AGL Requirement to read, speak and understand English Current Part 61 manned aircraft certificate holders (pilots) will only have to pass an online test Note that non-certificated Drone Operators will have to pass an FAA Exam at an FAA FSDO (Flight Standards District Office) This new Part 107 Code of Federal Regulations will get rid of the time intensive and costly requirements which are currently in place. You will no longer have to deal with the 333 Exemption, be a manned airplane pilot, have a visual observer, and you won’t need to hold a certificate of authorization or issue a notice to airmen.   The leaked 14CFR part 107 Summary:   Please stay tuned as we will update this Page as new information is...

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