VIDEO: UAV Navigation demos fully automatic autorotation capability

UAV Navigation has released footage of its testing work on its Vector Autopilot fully automatic autorotation capability. It says its Vector autopilot is one of very few autopilots to have a fully functional autorotation capability. It was developed as part of the requirement for a customer using an Enstrom 480B helicopter which was converted from a standard manned aircraft into a UAV in 2017. UAV Navigation says the functionality has been further tested and demonstrated on other smaller UAVs, including a conventional configuration 2m rotor disc, piston-engined helicopter. Watch the footage here:
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Heliguy allocates £1m to help government bodies kick start enterprise drone programmes

Heliguy has allocated £1m of stock to help government bodies kick start and scale their enterprise drone programmes. The batch of equipment has been specifically put aside on a first-come first-served basis. It has been made available for phase one of Full Stack, the firm’s new drone supply and support service for enterprise clients. The company released a video introduction to the new service, watch it here: It also confirmed that Full Stack phase two, which will be open to industry and large businesses, is set to be made available soon.
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Balfour Beatty deploys drone tech as part of M6 smart motorway development

Balfour Beatty has been using drones as part of its development of the smart motorway on the M6. With support from Heliguy, the infrastructure group has been using drones, including the DJI Phanton 4 RTK, in a bid to increase efficiency, gather data faster, improve asset productivity and gain high-accuracy results. Specifically, drones are being used for quicker stockpile measurements, informative aerial progress reports as well as accessing hard-to-reach areas. Craig Matthews, principal UAS manager for Balfour Beatty commented: “Drones are a great tool to deliver the results safely, quickly and accurately.” He added: “They remove people from harm’s way,
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