Ottawa launches drone safety campaign

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The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today launched the Government of Canada’s safety awareness campaign for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), or drones. The national campaign will help ensure UAV users—both recreational and commercial—understand the rules of the skies and always think safety first.

You can read the official press release here.

http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=895629

 

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Electric Flight – Calculating Max Battery Usage

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This is a great article written by Kevin Peltz that will help many electric flyers save both aircraft and battery packs. Thank you for taking the time to write this Kevin. It is very helpful!

One concept that many electric pilots grapple with is how long they can safely stay airborne on a lipo battery, without damaging it. Constantly over-depleting lipo’s severely shortens the number of charge cycles you’ll get out of them. Also, I don’t like to rely on the speed control’s LVC ...

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