Want to know more about UVA’s, Drones and Quadcopters?
Listed below are some of the best resources for information and insights about the Air Drone Craze. Includes popular links to Organizations and Forums along with a few useful Ebooks that you may find interesting.
Agencys and Organizations
Federal Aviation Administration (FFA) The Federal Aviation Administration is the national aviation authority of the United States. An agency of the United States Department of Transportation, it has authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of American civil aviation.
FAA Unmanned Aircraft Update – Recent Regulations, Guidelines and updates on UAV integration rules.
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Is the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community.
Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) This is the major model aircraft association in the United States. The AMA and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) work closely together to set up rules that are reasonable for using amateur UAVs. Every AMA field and chapter might have policies that are slightly different, however it is possibly to test and fly some technology and air frames on AMA fields without being in violation of the FAA/NAS or association’s rules.
UAVs in the U.S. (UAVUS) The largest membership association of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) videographers and photographers in the United States. Members are professionals in the fields of cinematography, real estate marketing, precision agriculture, utility inspection, search and rescue, and more.
The Small UAV Coalition – An organization built on the goal of allowing broad and common commercial, civil, and philanthropic use of small UAVs in the United States and abroad. Composed of leading manufacturers, software and hardware providers, end users, and service providers in the unmanned aerial Systems industry.
The Drone User Group Network – Promoting the use of civilian Drone technology for the benefit of humanity.
Commercial Drone Alliance – Founded in 2016, with locations in Silicon Valley, CA and Washington, DC. The purpose of the Alliance is to support commercial drone users and assist them with adopting drone technology into their businesses, reducing barriers to entry, addressing public perception issues, and merging policy with innovation and help to create relevant rules for operation.
DIYDrones.com – The largest community for amateur Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
RCgroups.com – Dedicated to all things Remote Controlled, they have a great forum section that post just multirotor questions and answers, along with a long history of existing threads to search full of great information for beginners.
Droneflyers.com – Forums where they discuss quadcopters and multirotors in all their various brands and configurations.
Dronevibes.com (formally MultiRotorForums.com) The world’s leading dedicated online community for all levels of multi-rotor builders/pilots. All brands, all models, basics or advanced applications!
Phantompilots.com – You guessed it.. all about flying phantom quadcopters
Other interesting links
Commercial Drones U.S. – A marketplace of commercial drone service suppliers in the United States. Proven makes it simple to find the highest quality commercial drone services providers by ranking companies by the quality and number of their clients.
Drone Industry Insights – is a market research and analytics company based in Hamburg, Germany. They provide insights, competitive intelligence and market data for the commercial drone industry.
DRONELIFE – updates on the latest drone news, product releases, YouTube videos and legal precedents so you can stay informed about the rise of the emerging commercial market for drones and drone technology.
Dronelaw.in – is a list by country of current Drone laws.
Droneadvisor.com – launched to help you Find, Compare and Book Drone Services.
FindMyDrone.info – is a new site, but claims to help drones owners find their lost drones with a few easy steps.
Skyfund – backed by DJI and Accel, Aim is to support entrepreneurs who are building the important technologies that drive UAVs into the hands of consumers and enterprises, across a wide spectrum of high-value use cases, including application, hardware, peripheral and services categories where Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), robotics and intelligent machines can make a meaningful impact.
Commercial Drone Fund – Established to support businesses that are developing technologies and services that are critical to scaling the use of commercial drones across a variety of applications.
Books with more information about UAVs and Drones