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25km BVLOS Flight by Wingcopter Delivering Samples for Pharmaceutical Company Merck

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25km BVLOS Flight by Wingcopter Delivering Samples for Pharmaceutical Company Merck

On February 5th, 2020 an incredible 25km (15.5 mi) BVLOS flight took place in the densely populated area of Darmstadt, Germany. Or, as TechCrunch titled it: "German drone delivery trial paves the way to replacing trucks for inter-office deliveries". German drone maker Wingcopter worked together with pharmaceutical company Merck KGaA Germany, the city of Darmstadt as well as the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences on this. The goal was to deliver pigment samples from one Merck site in the city if Gernsheim to another Merck site in the city of Darmstadt. Direct air distance between the two cities is 21km (13 mi), but...

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Sky Drone to be EU Drone Regulation Compliant for BVLOS Flights by EASA

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Sky Drone to be EU Drone Regulation Compliant for BVLOS Flights by EASA

The European Union's body European Aviation Safety Agency has published a new regulation "on the rules and procedures for the operation of unmanned aircraft" in May 2019. Besides many things related to drones, there is also a specific mention about flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS).  Sky Drone's core competence is in the field of BVLOS operations. Our core product Sky Drone FPV 3, for example, is being used by UAV manufacturers to add unlimited range to their drones for command & control and live realtime video streaming. As a result they simply enable their drones for BVLOS flights without the limitation...

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Introducing Sky Drone FPV 3

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Introducing Sky Drone FPV 3

We're proud to announce our latest product Sky Drone FPV 3. It is the third generation of our popular 4G/LTE camera / connectivity / command & control set for all kinds of drones and UAVs. In short, this new version is smaller, lighter and works globally on any carrier network. Command & Control via 4G/LTE For the past 7 years Sky Drone is market leading in 4G/LTE connectivity of drones. The latest technology in this field is packed into our Sky Drone FPV 3 product, which weighs only 159g (including casing and cabling). The new standard connector for command & control...

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Introducing Sky Drone 4G/LTE Upgrade for Yuneec H520

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Introducing Sky Drone 4G/LTE Upgrade for Yuneec H520

We're proud to announce our latest product "Sky Drone 4G/LTE Upgrade for Yuneec H520". This user-installable hardware upgrade adds 4G/LTE connectivity to any Yuneec H520 drone in market today.  Remote Team Mode Now drone teams can use the Yuneec H520 in a Remote Team Mode. The drone operator can control the drone within line-of-sight using the standard ST16S controller and therefore being operation compliant in all jurisdictions. At the same time, that Remote Team Mode allows an additional person in a remote location (e.g. in another city or even country) to remotely control the drone's gimbaled camera as well as two additional fixed cameras (front...

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UAS with Sky Drone FPV for sea turtle research and conservation

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UAS with Sky Drone FPV for sea turtle research and conservation

A new paper that was published in the Endangered Species Research journal last month shows how Sky Drone FPV can be used for sea turtle conservation. Quote: Incorporating the use of cellular networks to trigger autonomous UAV missions or remotely fly FPV is already in development (Sky Drone FPV). If successful, this will reduce the need to visit remote field sites in monitoring programmes (with the caveat that there is cellular network coverage), thus saving resources that can be used on other initiatives. Abstract: The use of satellite systems and manned aircraft surveys for remote data collection has been shown...

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