Air Age Media Announces New Editorial Leadership
May 15, 2013
Wilton, CT— We are pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Vieira to the position of Editorial Director, Surface Group.
In this new role, Peter is responsible for content direction and management across a number of platforms including print and digital publications, e-newsletters, websites, and ancillary Air Age Media products within the surface RC category.
Peter is a familiar face at Air Age, having lead the
RC Car Action editorial team as Executive Editor from 1997 to 2008. For the past five years, Peter has lent his creativity and insight to Traxxas' marketing department, and now looks forward to new opportunities with Air Age Media.
"My time at Air Age was very fulfilling professionally and personally, as I worked with a talented and inspired creative team supported by engaged and enthusiastic owners and managers," said Peter. "I couldn't be more pleased about returning to the company and brands that have been such an integral part of my life, from my first exposure to the hobby with RC Car Action in 1986, to my decade-plus experience as a member of the Air Age team. Exciting things are ahead!"
Air Age Media CEO and Publisher, Louis DeFrancesco, shares Peter's enthusiasm. "We are very excited to have Peter back at Air Age. His experience and knowledge of the market, along with the time he spent at Traxxas, will be a great asset here."
Join us in welcoming Peter to Air Age Media. You can reach Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Air Age Media
Air Age Media is the largest multimedia publisher of content dedicated to radio-control cars, planes, and helis. In addition to six market-leading publications devoted to RC, aviation, and diecast, Air Age Media produces a full line of ancillary products including books, special issues, DVDs, a network of 7 websites, RCX—the world's largest radio control expo—and The Radio Control Show—the only weekly RC show. Air Age Media''s network of assets reaches more than 1 million enthusiasts and consumers of all ages and levels of expertise.
Phantom Prop guards have been ordered and we expect them May 27th.
SKU is 100014362Posted By: Cliff Whitney @ 7:12:28 AM
The new DJI iOSD MARK II Firmware 2.00, Assistant Software 2.00 and User Manual 2.04 has just been released.
- iOSD MARK II Firmware- Naza-M is supported by PMU V2 (Naza-M V2 Accessory);
- Naza-M V2 is supported;
- iOSD MARK II Assistant Software- Added compass data recording;
- iOSD MARK II User Manual- Added instruction note that the NAZA-M is supported;
Note: NAZA-M Firmware Version SHOULD be upgraded to V3.10, with the same assistant software V2.10 of Naza-M V2.Posted By: Cliff Whitney @ 10:19:03 AM
DJI has released today new Naza-H firmware version 2.00 and assistant software 1.20.
- Fully optimized Flybarless algorithm.
- Optimized brake feeling of tail gyro.
- Added two new parameters — “Star Para.” and “Stop Para.”, and deleted one parameter — “Stick Boost” for FBL in Advanced of Common page.
- Added “Brake Gain” for tail gyro under "Advanced" of the "Common" page.
by Justin Toland | April 18, 2013
Airborne scanning using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is widely recognized as a potentially huge opportunity for the private sector. However, it has also been widely noted that legislation is lagging behind technical capabilities and end-user demands (see myreport from the last SPAR Europe, for instance).
However, things may be starting to move in the right direction, as explained to SPAR International 2013 delegates by Nick Palatiello, Assistant Executive Director for External Affairs with the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS).
"There are 36 [US] states that have introduced or have some sort of UAV legislation in the state legislatures. MAPPS is working to make sure that the private sector is able to use UAVs in the commercial market. Right now it's limited only to law enforcement agencies, to universities, but we are trying to make sure that the private sector is able to use these for commercial purposes," said Palatiello.
He noted that two states have already had UAV legislation signed by their Governors – Virginia and Idaho. In the case of the former it is "a two-year moratorium that starts July 1st. It really goes after law enforcement being able to use UAVs." In the case of Idaho, which passed last week and also goes into effect in July, "it targets mostly state law enforcement, however, it does have an exemption specifically for mapping or resource management," explained Palatiello. "That's a big deal - that's one of the first states that has an exemption for mapping. It does allow for the private sector - when the FAA finally allows the private sector to use UAVs – for mapping not to be restricted, so that's a big win for us."
He added that another state (Georgia) has a similar provision in its legislation and that a number of states are now addressing the issue.
This is a hint for the AMA/Model Aviation 20 questions giveaway.
A few notes as we move to the last few days before Christmas.
Stop by the shop today for our Christmas Open House. If you can't stop by the AH shop visit RCRN and see our live video feed and chat with us.
This weeks newsletter is out check it out by clicking herePosted By: Cliff Whitney @ 8:01:35 AM
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