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The Right UAV For The Job  
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To complete its research on UAV flights above crowds for the purpose of newsgathering, CNN has selected a New Zealand-based unmanned aircraft system. The Delta X8, a multirotor designed by Altus Unmanned Aerial Solutions, will be used by the CNN team. The Altus team has already been working with U.S.-based Blue Chip Unmanned Aerial Solutions. Blue Chip has a section 333 exemption to operate the Altus X8 for aerial filming and photography. The Kansas-based entity has also been testing the X8 at the National Institute of Aviation Research.

Blue Chip will train the CNN team to fly and operate the chosen UAV. The platform features an 8-rotor brushless motor system paired with a dual autopilot and emergency recovery parachute. The New Zealand firm said there is note a safer multirotor platform on the market today.

Through its Pathfinder research, CNN will also use other platforms and work with other entities, including Georgia Tech University and the NYFD.

 
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2015-11-30 15:36:00  
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