The 1st FAI Drone Events Organizer Meeting was held on 29 and 30 April 2017 at the Maison du Sport International in Lausanne, Switzerland. Representatives from FAI gathered with experts and organizers from around the world to exchange experiences from the recent past years and to discuss upcoming drone racing […]Continue reading
1st FAI International Drone Conference and Expo announced for 2017
FAI will hold an International Conference and Expo on drones in 2017, focusing on three areas: sports, innovation and safety. Drone technology, also called ‘unmanned aircraft systems’, is developing rapidly, with many new stakeholders coming into the aviation space. The development of drone technology for business and industry has coincided […]Continue reading
Embracing new technologies; A message from AMA President Bob Brown
First-person view flight (FPV) and multirotor semi-autonomous flight continue to grow at a quick pace among model aviation enthusiasts. In fact, many AMA members enjoy this facet of aeromodeling. For the last several months, AMA has been looking at how to provide additional benefits for this new and emerging community […]Continue reading
Engineering students at the University of Virginia built and test flew a 3D-printed airplane!
FARISS SAMARRAI When University of Virginia engineering students posted a YouTube video last spring of a plastic turbofan engine they had designed and built using 3-D printing technology, they didn’t expect it to lead to anything except some page views. READ FULL STORY >Continue reading