In this episode we covered drone technology and did an interview with Kongsberg about their AUV’s (autonomous underwater vehicles), this led to an additional interview with Foundry10 where we talked with kids making their own drones. This group is amazing.

I (Eli) attempted to cover the history of drones quickly. For more details, please check out links below:

The history of drones in 9 minutes.
Here’s an in depth look at the history of drones and a nice chart on the phases of drone technology.
An infographic on drone laws.

Chad makes drones

Yes we even interviewed Chad about his current company Chordata Quads, which are FPV racing drones that are light, fast and can be expanded to sense the world and react. Chad has been working hard on this project, and gives us a sense of what he’s doing and where he’s going with this.

Drone music

My favorite find in this show is drone safety music by Victor Villegas. His songs are silly, entertaining and informative.

Drone Racing

Chad made it to the middle of nowhere for a drone race. I skipped this event since I crashed his drone and there is suspicion I broke his flea drone (this is perhaps from Chad flying it into his microphone right before I tried to fly it).

Finally, I wanted to post information on the current FAA regulation and also post a pics.

FAA Regulation

The current regulation is 7210.891

Recreational use is at or below 400ft and five miles from airports. Commercial use must apply for a certificate of authorization from the FAA. In addition each state seems to have different laws.

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