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New FAA Part 107 has made it even easier to Fly Legally in the USA under 14 CFR Part 107. It's what we have all been waiting for.

FAA Automatically Grants  "blanket" COA'S - As of March 23, 2015, the FAA will automatically grant "blanket" COA's for flights at or below 200 feet to any UAS operator with a Section 333 exemption, provided the aircraft weighs less than 55 pounds, operations are conducted during daytime Visual Flight Rules (VFR) conditions and within visual line of sight (VLOS) of the pilots, and stay certain distances away from airports or heliports.

FAA Releases Small UAS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking! - Check out the provisions being proposed in the FAA’s Small UAS NPRM.

Department of Justice UAV Policy Guidance - Domestic Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

FAA Grants UAV Permits for Agriculture & Real Estate Companies - The Associated Press reports that on Tuesday, the FAA issued exceptions to the commercial UAV ban, permitting the monitoring of crops and real estate use for aerial photographs of properties for sale. This is the first time permits have been granted to agriculture and real estate companies.

FAA Poised to Include Limitations on Hobbyist UAVs - The FAA is proposing to amend its regulations to adopt specific rules for the operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in the National Airspace System (NAS).

HSE Deploys the RDASS Q1000 UAV - HSE announces the deployment of the new RDASS Q1000 4 rotor electric UAV.  The RDASS Q1000 series is designed to meet the hi-tech needs of the user at a price to meet any city or county budget.

Judge Rules Against FAA in ‘Landmark’ UAV Challenge -  In a decision dated March 6, NTSB Judge Patrick Geraghty found that the FAA has no regulations that apply to model aircraft or that classify a model aircraft as an unmanned aircraft system.

Court Approves Use of Police UAVs - a North Dakota court has approved the use of UAV drones to help arrest citizens on US soil.

Arlington Police Dept Granted Permission to Fly UAVs by FAA -Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has given the city permission to get the rotors turning on the police UAV drone project.

Supreme Court & The 4th Amendment - The US Supreme Court has held that individuals do not generally have Fourth Amendment rights with respect to aerial surveillance. Can the lower courts or State, county, city municipalities outlaw the use of UAV's for law enforcement?

Congress - UAS Privacy & Transparency Act - The proposed UAV Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act of 2012 requires that police obtain warrants to use UAV drones for certain types of surveillance.

UAV FAA Regulations For more than five decades, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has compiled a proven track record of introducing new technology and aircraft safely into the National Airspace System (NAS).

FAA Fact Sheet – Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) - For Immediate Release.

FAA Certificate of Authorization or Waiver (COA) - Before you can operate a UAV in National Airspace System (NAS) you must have a COA. The average time to issue an authorization for non-emergency operations is less than 60 days, 


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Hercules Heavy Lift HL10 UAV

Hercules HL6 • 6 Rotors
• Payload: 13 lbs

• Endurance: 30 minutes (Depending on wind, flight speed, payload)
• Max Speed 23 mph
43 inches 26 inches 18 lbs 13 lbs
Hercules HL10


• 8 Rotors
• Payload: 22 lbs
• Endurance: 30 minutes (Depending on wind, flight speed, payload)
• Max Speed 23 mph
54 inches 26 inches 21 lbs 22 lbs
Hercules HL20


• 6 Rotors
• Payload: 44 lbs
• Endurance: 60 minutes
(Depending on wind, flight speed, payload)
• Max Speed 23 mph
57 inches 26 inches 31 lbs 44 lbs


Hercules HL20 UAV

All HERCULES Heavy Lift UAVs are covered under 1 year warranty and will be repaired/replaced for no cost in case of accident due to manufacturing defect.

Coverage is applicable only if the HERCULES UAV system was connected to the ground station during operation and the flight log is made available and proper procedures in the manual were followed.


  • Fully Autonomous Autopilot

  • Anti-jamming

  • Secure AES encryption

  • 18 Channel Handheld Radio Controller

  • GPS Enabled Flight Control System

  • WiFi/Data Communication Module

  • Ground Station Tablet

  • LED Navigation Lights

  • High Strength Carbon Fiber

  • Foldable Arms & Props for Easier Transportation

  • Transport Case

  • Fly Multiple Aircrafts at the Same Time

  • Up to 44 lbs Payload

  • Up to 60 Minutes Endurance


  • Return home /Land on low battery

  • Multiple Flight Controller for failure redundancy

  • Multiple GPS for GPS failure redundancy

  • Motor-Fail Protection Function keeps altitude under control even with any 1 motor failure

  • Geo Fencing to prevent the aircraft from flying above the legal height limits or flying in restricted airspace.



Aerial subsystems encompass all major areas of the HERCULES UAV Drone system that operate in the air. Listed component amounts are relative to one operating product unit.


  • Brushless Motors 380RPM


  • Type: 60A

  • Drive PWM Frequency 400Hz


  • 16000 mAh, 6S, 22.2v DC, Lithium-Polymer

  • Max Power: 1200W


  • 18.55 in wingspan, carbon fiber


Flight Time:

  • HL6 & HL10 - Up to 30 minutes (Depending on wind, flight speed, payload)

  • HL20 - Up to 60 minutes (Depending on wind, flight speed, payload)

+ Operation:

  • Operating Altitude: 3900 feet (Above Ground Level)

  • Range of Operation: 5000 ft line of sight operation

  • Flight Range: 1.85 miles - 15.53 miles depending on mission requirement

  • Takeoff Clearing 16 ft x 16 ft

+ Temperature:

  • Rated up to 149 degrees

  • Functionality in the cold -85 degrees

+ Wind:

  • Optimally functional in up to 25 mph cross winds

  • R&D underway for functionality in 37 mph cross winds

+ Rain:

  • Vital components sealed for functionality in wet conditions (Water resistant)*


  • Autopilot

  • Configuration Supported: +4,x4,+6,x6,y6,+8,x8

  • Military grade redundancy: Dual Flight Controller and GPS

  • S-Bus receiver technology

  • Operating voltage: 5.7V

  • Position hold accuracy: vertical +/-0.5 m, horizontal +/-1.5m

  • Maximum Tilt: 35 degrees

  • Maximum cruise speed: 27 mph

  • Maximum crosswinds: 25 mph

  • Mass:
              Autopilot module: 119 gram (each x2)
              GPS: 37 gram (each x2)

  • Dimension:
              Autopilot module: 70.5mm X 41mm X 25 mm (each x2)
              GPS: 55mm(diameter) X 11mm (each x2)
              LED: 17mm X 17mm X 5.5mm


  • + 2.4 GHz Control Radio Tx/Rx 14 Ch

  • + Proprietary Communication Radio Algorithm


Ground subsystems encompass all major areas of the system that operate on the ground. Listed component amounts are relative to one operating product unit.


  • Digital video transmission

  • Anti-jamming

  • Secure AES encryption

  • Can serve as No-line of sight communication relay

  • Auto power mode selection

  • Auto forward error correction

  • Retains memory when there is sudden power loss

  • High receiving sensitivity, single antenna -92dBm,


  • Operating voltage: DC7V – 16.8V

  • Operating current: < 1A @ 12V

  • Operating frequency: 425 MHz ~ 445 MHz

  • Drift from central frequency: +/- 40 Hz

  • Radio frequency bandwidth: 1.25/2.5 MHz or 6/7/8 Mhz

  • Output power: > 27 dBm

  • Carrier to Noise: > 28 dBm @ 28 dBm

  • Modulation scheme: COFDM

  • Digital modulation scheme: QPSK/16QAM @ 1.25/2.5 MHz, QPSK/16QAM/64QAM @ 6/7/8 MHz

  • Forward Error Correction Bit Rate: 1/3, 2/3, @ 1.25/2/5 MHz ½, 2/3, Ύ, 5/6, 7/8 @ 6/7/8 MHz

  • Carrier Mode: 2K

  • Guard Interval: 1/8, 1/16, @ 1/25/2.5 MHz Ό, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, @ 6/7/8 MHz

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