Influential Drones & SMG share UAS RISK Mitigation FAASTeam Webinar

FAASTeam Webinar with Influential Drones and Sundance Media Group

Join Douglas Spotted Eagle, Joanne Leming and Dave Krause of Influential Drones for our UAS Risk Mitigation FAASTeam Webinar.

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UAS RISK Mitigation FAASTeam Webinar Brief Description:

Risk mitigation is the part of the decision-making process which relies on situational awareness, problem recognition and good judgment to reduce risks associated with each flight. Join Sundance Media Group and Influential Drones in presenting this FAA Safety Team presentation.

Credit Applicability:  1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
FAASTeam Project Information:  National Project: Airspace Outreach UAS

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Additional Event Documents: EA17103351F

For more about FAASTeam drop by the FAA website to read more about their initiative for “Safer Skies Through Education”:  https://www.faasafety.gov/

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Thank you to Influential Drones for working with the Sundance Media Group team!

CES 2021 – DAY 3: FoxFury & Autel Announce Professional Tactical Lighting & Payload Delivery Systems

FoxFury and Autel Announce Professional Tactical Lighting And Payload Delivery Systems For Autel Evo II Aircraft

13 January 2021

Oceanside, CA/Bothell, WA

Media Contact:

press@autelrobotics.com

antonio@foxfury.com

801-201-9212

 

AUTEL ROBOTICS today announces an expanded partnership with FoxFury Lighting Solutions, providing tactical lighting, mounting, payload delivery solutions for the public safety market. These products are designed to be mounted on, and in support of the Autel EVO II aerial platform.

The FoxFury Lighting Solutions SPOTLIGHT provides public safety users 2200 lumens of focused lighting with a 60ft (18 m) wide light at an altitude of 200’. The SPOTLIGHT weighs 350 grams, has a 70 minute battery life, and is water resistant. The SPOTLIGHT may be angled or aimed straight down. The directed, 15-degree focused beam provides brilliant white light, designed for illumination in areas otherwise challenged to light. The SPOTLIGHT is self-cooled; users do not need to be concerned about the lighting system draining the battery or overheating the airframe.

The SPOTLIGHT mounts to the Evo II via the TacSwan EXOLANDER © (patent-pending). The EXOLANDER © is an exoskeleton with 10 hard points that allows various accessories to mount to the Autel Evo II Mounting Platform. It also provides the Evo II with leg extensions, maintains proper CG (Center of Gravity) on the Autel EVO II aircraft and can be quickly attached/removed from the Autel EVO II aircraft without tools. 

In addition, a Payload Drop system enables public safety users to drop radio, space blanket, water bottle, first-aid kits, or other small assistive devices in situations where rescuers cannot reach or clearly communicate with a victim. The lightweight system is also designed to carry safety lines to stranded or drowning swimmers, and has been tested pulling over 400ft (122 m) of 550 cord to a swimmer in the ocean.

“We have had many agencies inquire about expanding the current EVO II Mounting Platform provided as a component in the Made in USA Autel EVO II Dual bundles, and many questions about a brighter, further-reaching light, that we began working with local law enforcement, Autel, and our engineering team to develop a solution that is rapidly deployable, ultra-rugged, and affordable,” said Mario Cugini, CEO of FoxFury Lighting Solutions. “Our primary market is public safety, so it makes sense that we partner with Autel to support their public safety programs. We’ve enjoyed great success with the D3060 lighting on the EVO Series aircraft, and anticipate similar successes with this new accessory lineup.”

“FoxFury’s latest lighting system for the EVO II aircraft is impressive, and expands possibilities for our public safety and enterprise users. We look forward to public safety agencies executing missions in the field with these new accessories,” said Gary DeLuca, CEO of Autel Robotics USA. “The EXOLANDER © opens the doors for many more accessories from FoxFury, enabling us to rapidly respond to our customer’s requests.” 

 

 

These accessories are all tested and authorized by Autel for use on its Evo II drones. They are all Made in the USA as well. The SPOTLIGHT is made by FoxFury and the EXOLANDER © and Payload Drop accessories are made by TacSwan and distributed by FoxFury. These items will be available in Q1 2021.

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The Sundance Media Group team is excited about this new announcement from FoxFury and Autel and their Professional Tactical Lighting And Payload Delivery Systems For Autel Evo II Aircraft!

For more on how the Sundance Media Group team will be working with this new equipment, please be sure to sign up for our eNews,  subscribe to our Youtube channel, or check out our previous blog posts!

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CES DAY TWO – UASideKick & Autel Robotics Partnership

UASIDEKICK  & AUTEL ROBOTICS ANNOUNCE LAANC AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT  PARTNERSHIP

Media Contact:

press@autelrobotics.com

media@uasidekick.com

801-201-9212

 

AUTEL ROBOTICS and UASidekick today announce a partnership to provide direct access to LAANC services from within the Autel Robotics Enterprise Explorer application.

Autel Explorer is the mission planning and control application for Autel Robotics EVO series unmanned aircraft. Users of Autel Robotics EVO II Explorer will be able to use LAANC from within the Autel Explorer application, saving users time, cost, and providing precision for planned missions and manual flight services.

“Autel Robotics is very excited to be able to provide LAANC services from directly inside the Explorer application, as this not only enables pilots to fly more safely with FAA compliance, but also saves pilots a significant amount of time in not having to shuffle between multiple applications,” said Gary DeLuca, CEO of Autel Robotics, “additionally, the UASidekick window in the Autel Explorer will store LAANC authorizations, waivers, COA’s, pilot management, aircraft maintenance, and other benefits needed by public safety and commercial UA flight verticals.”

Autel Explorer Mission Planner will allow users to create a mission, using the geolocation data to submit precision location data to the LAANC system via the UASidekick portal, without having to open a secondary application, while storing the LAANC authorization data on the device used for mission planning. Manual flight will allow users to instantly access the FAA airspace authorization system for flights in areas served by the FAA Facility Maps.

Additionally, UASidekick offers pilot maintenance, flight logs, certificates, waivers, COA’s and other relevant documents necessary for Part 107 compliance, along with AC107-2 compliance for all maintenance records required by the FAA. The application also serves pre-filled forms required by LAANC such as aircraft serial number, registration number, pilot data, and geolocation data.

“Our agency already uses UASidekick and Autel aircraft, and this joint effort is exciting to our UA teams as it allows us to be mission-ready more rapidly, confidently, and with compliance,” says Sgt Randle Ballenger of Greer City Police Department. “We chose UASidekick for its features and speed, and chose Autel EVO II’s for their rapid deployment, lack of flight restriction/denial of flight services, and data security.”

“This partnership is not only a first in the UAS industry, enabling users to quickly and easily access LAANC airspace authorizations directly from within the controlling application, but also provides a one-stop-shop for pilots to manage flight logs, pilot records, maintenance, and more.  This coupled with interactive airspace information and true micro-weather provides a comprehensive picture of the flight environment that improves safety and maximizes productivity.  Nobody likes to flip-flop between multiple apps while they are flying – this partnership solves that problem,” says Nathan Ruff, CEO of UASidekick. “Autel Robotics is a trailblazer in the UAS industry, and we’re pleased to be part of a solution that is making it easier for pilots to just go fly.”

Autel Robotics offers Made in USA (with foreign and domestic components and labor) and UASidekick expands the Made in USA direction, as UASidekick is entirely owned, operated, programmed, and developed in the United States.

“Autel Robotics is diligently working to expand, enhance, and support the Autel Made In USA initiative,” said Gary DeLuca, “Partnering with UASidekick allows us to continue to provide greater depth to our Made in USA goals. This revolutionary announcement of LAANC and pilot management from within a control application marks a historic moment for the Unmanned Aircraft industry.”

Autel Robotics and UASidekick customers will see the first of multiple phases to the partnership roll out early first-quarter of 2021.

About Autel
Opening its doors in 2004, Autel Tech expanded into unmanned aircraft in 2015. With their patented folding design, Autel Robotics revolutionized the packable drone industry. The company has offices, engineering and manufacturing teams in Germany, Shenzhen, USA (Washington and NY), and produces the EVO II Dual aircraft at the Bothell, WA location.  Learn more about AutelRobotics at AutelRobotics.com, and our social media @autelenterprise.

About UASidekick

UASidekick is a software as a service company to the aviation industry. UASidekick’s File and FlyTM platform provides intuitive & interactive airspace awareness, FAA LAANC flight authorizations, and safety tools for unmanned aircraft pilots.  In addition to these core service offerings, UASidekick functionality includes micro-weather, real-time & mobile NOTAM filing, fleet & pilot management, compliance tracking, and logbook capabilities. UASidekick is headquartered in Greenville, SC with all software development work performed exclusively within the USA (www.uasidekick.com).

 

CES 2021 – Autel Announces Next Generation Dragonfish

AUTEL ANNOUNCES NEXT GENERATION DRAGONFISH

AUTEL ROBOTICS ANNOUNCES NEXT GENERATION VERTICAL TAKEOFF/LANDING (VTOL) AIRCRAFT WITH MULTIPLE PAYLOADS, 2 HOUR FLIGHT TIME, AND FULLY AUTOMATED INTELLIGENT FLIGHT

Bothell, WA.–(PRNews)–Jan 11, 2021– Autel Robotics today announced that Autel, a world leader in commercial/enterprise unmanned aircraft (drone) and aerial imaging, will release the new Dragonfish flight platform in second quarter, 2021. The fixed-wing aircraft offers a 120 minute flight time, take off/landing in space-restricted areas, rapid deployment/assembly time of under three minutes, and a range of up to 30KM. 

Adaptive tracking allows the aircraft to track vehicles, persons, or other moving objects from a range of 2000 meters, and allows the aircraft to self-manage terrain, points of interest, and automated flight management.

Payloads include a FLIR® Boson Radiometric camera at 640×512/30Hz resolution/refresh rate, 1” sensor photographic cameras, and other payloads for specific vertical requirements. The system is expandable to fit into virtually any workflow, although the Dragonfish was specifically designed for overwatch and other public safety uses. 

“We see the Dragonfish as a next-level aircraft designed for public safety, government, and military applications, with a long flight time, small carry package, multiple purpose-built payloads, and intelligent flight capability,” said Gary DeLuca of Autel Robotics USA, “we anticipate broad acceptance in the security and protection industries.”

The Dragonfish’s unique tilt rotor design simplifies operation and maximizes performance and efficiency. With no complicated moving parts, the dragonfish is modular, waterproof, smart and reliable. The Dragonfish is mission ready right out of the box and includes powerful Al tracking capabilities and a multitude of modular payload options. An endurance of 120 mins (including payload) further augments the Dragonfish’s robust mission capabilities and pushes it significantly ahead against other VTOL competition. Additionally, the Dragonfish is equipped with two RTK modules for redundancy. Integrating the GNSS Base Station with the RTK modules, the Dragonfish may achieve centimeter accuracy with precise headings and strong anti-magnetic interference capabilities. These modules back up one another and greatly improves the quality of image metadata for photogrammetry while increasing flight precision and safety.

Ground Control Station

The high resolution (2048×1536), 9.7 inches, ultra-bright (1000 nits) TFT-LCD touchscreen ensures maximum visibility and practicality in all situations. Autel Ground Control Station is water, dust, and water resistant. Autel Robotics new antenna design allows the video transmission to reach up to 18.6 miles (30km) The Autel Robotics ground station controller has a battery life of up to 6 hours and can be operated indefinitely with a remote power source.

Autel is currently developing pricing tiers for various verticals for which the Dragonfish is appropriate. 

The Autel Robotics Dragonfish will be shown during the virtual Consumer Electronics Show 2021 in  January 11 – 14.  The Autel Robotics Dragonfish is currently available in AsiaPac, and will be soon available in the Americas.

For more information on all the new features and capabilities of the Autel Dragonfish, please visit https://auteldrones.com/pages/dragonfish

About Autel
Opening its doors in 2004, Autel Tech expanded into unmanned aircraft in 2015. With their patented folding design, Autel Robotics revolutionized the packable drone industry. The company has offices, engineering and manufacturing teams in Germany, Shenzhen, USA (Washington and NY), and produces the EVO II Dual aircraft at the Bothell, WA location.  Learn more about AutelRobotics at AutelRobotics.com, and our social media @autelenterprise.