The alleged drones over Gatwick, shutting the airport for 36 hours may never have existed. Sussex Police now acknowledge that they themselves were flying their own drones at Gatwick Airport. The entire story has fallen apart, yet the damage to the model aircraft community by hysterical media has been intense.
Monthly Archive: December 2018
There were 14,400 aircraft collisions with birds at just 700 of the 15,000 airports in the U.S. in 2017. 285 people have died since 1988 due to bird strikes. 0 people died due to drones.
Brian May speaks with the BBC about his interest in 3D stereoscopy.
Proposed UK law to require drones to be trackable, possibly required to file flight plans before flight
As we predicted, UK law makers are considering requiring drones to be trackable and to possibly require users to pre-file flight plans before each flight. None of which will stop intentional attackers.
You knew this was coming: “Drone users should be regulated and registered in the same way as firearms certificates.”
We just knew this was coming: ““Drone users should be regulated and registered in the same way as firearms certificates.” The model aircraft hobby is about to be regulated out of existence. They will not ban it – but they will make it very expensive and cumbersome to legally fly.
New regulations on model aircraft to take effect in Canada in 2019. An expert says the U.S. is “moving forward with rules for remote identification of drones.”
3D TVs, due to their being a few years old at this point – cannot display 1080 60p videos when using the Youtube TV viewing app. The app degrades the original 1080/60p to 720/60 because that is the only resolution that supported 60p video on the older TVs.
A column at Peta Pixel suggests incorporating “field of view” lines into the mirrorless viewfinders, showing what would be seen if using a longer lens. Neat idea!