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Welcome to DIY Drones!


Welcome to the largest community for amateur Unmanned Aerial Vehicles! Use the tabs and drop-down menus above to navigate the site.

 

This community is the home of ArduPilot (now known as APM), the world's first universal autopilot platform (planes, multicopters of all sorts and ground rovers). Today the Pixhawk and APM 2.6 autopilots run a variety of powerful free and open UAV software systems, including:

  • APM:Copter, a fully-autonomous multicopter and heli UAV system
  • APM:Plane, a pro-level UAV system for planes of all types
  • APM:Rover, a fully-autonomous ground-based vehicle system

I'm new to all this--where do I start?                   Are amateur UAVs legal? (yes)

Examples of civilian uses of drones                   Glossary of confusing terms 

Blog Posts

The A to Z of UAVs

Posted by UAV Vision on January 27, 2015 at 11:46pm 0 Comments

For the Full list visit: A to Z of…

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ardurover Latency and Tracking problem using joystick mode in mission planner

Posted by 404Warehouse on January 27, 2015 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

We are tring to build a FPV Rover combining a logitech racing wheel with an RC Car for an FPV platform.

However we are having some problems with the latency and tracking of the steering wheel input. 

- I have checked the RC inputs using MAVlink and checked that the rc override was working fine

(The racing wheels seem to be in sync with the rc…

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5 Ways Drones Could Affect the American Food Supply

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on January 27, 2015 at 5:42pm 2 Comments

By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press

Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides.

When it comes to drones, "your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible," says Roger Johnson, president of the National…

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Adventure Time

Posted by Lach Kilby on January 27, 2015 at 4:54pm 0 Comments

I'm currently in the void between uni and full time work, so naturally I have a lot of time to go out and fly! I will be travelling to some pretty spectacular places over the following weeks to practice my cinematography. To keep up, follow my…

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Review: DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ vs. 3DR IRIS+

Posted by drnes on January 27, 2015 at 1:00pm 1 Comment

Compared key features of each drone, including flight time, technology features, ease of getting started, camera systems, and price. 

Full review here: http://drnes.com/blogs/fresh/16458097-head-to-head-3dr-iris-vs-dji-phantom-2-vision…

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OpenMV Cam on KS

Posted by Bot Thoughts on January 26, 2015 at 12:30pm 14 Comments

Hey all, remember OpenMV Cam? It's the machine vision module that runs Python.

Well, we finally launched it on Kickstarter http://bit.ly/openmvcam. It does color tracking, object tracking, records movies and photos, too. All scriptable with Python. And…

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Hover - #1 iOS App for Drone Enthusiasts Launches on Android!

Posted by Dan Held on January 26, 2015 at 11:06am 2 Comments

We've just launched on Android!  If you have an iPhone, we launched a few weeks ago on…

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Percepto - computer vision for drones

Posted by Raviv Raz on January 26, 2015 at 8:00am 6 Comments

Hi,

 

My name is Raviv Raz and I am a co-founder of a really cool startup called Percepto. I really hope you will like it since it pretty much grew out of reading and following this community.

 

Percepto is an add-on device, some may call a companion computer, that is designed to give almost any UAV computer vision…

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$15K AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY DRONE HELICOPTER FLY AWAY CRASH / RESCUE in the AMAZON Rainforest!

Posted by Rui Costa on January 26, 2015 at 8:00am 6 Comments

Sometimes gear fails you! This was Cinecopter experience in Peru filming for animal planet!

 
 
 

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Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Drone Delivery Challenge, is here

UAV news from sUAS News

Michigan State Police testing unmanned aircraft ‘to support public safety’

Michigan State Police testing unmanned aircraft ‘to support public safety’

The Michigan State Police (MSP) is working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to become one of the first police agencies in the nation to obtain statewide authorization to fly an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to support public safety efforts.…

BaySpec’s OCI-UAV Aerial Hyperspectral Imager

BaySpec’s OCI-UAV Aerial Hyperspectral Imager

Hyperspectral imaging involves the collection and processing of information from across the electromagnetic spectrum. This technique employs bulky optics such as prism, movable gratings for wavelength dispersion and complex imaging detectors to capture the data cube. Hyperspectral imaging devices are not…

Ewatt Develops New Light But Powerful UAV Engines

Ewatt Develops New Light But Powerful UAV Engines

Under the Direction of Mr. Dennis Fetters, Technical Director of Ewatt AeroSpace Company in Wuhan China, a new series of light-weight, powerful and reliable two-stroke engines has been developed for both UAV and light-manned aircraft. The engines are being designed and developed…

New rules to be issued by UAE on use of drones

New rules to be issued by UAE on use of drones

Dubai: The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) will soon issue new rules to regulate the use of drones and curb the uncontrolled and misuse of unmanned aircraft and aerial vehicles in the country. The move comes after a recent incident…

Aerialtronics works with NLR on the Interceptor project to combat unlawful use of UAVs

Aerialtronics works with NLR on the Interceptor project to combat unlawful use of UAVs

Aerialtronics works with the Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) on the Interceptor project aimed at protecting the public from the dangerous use of unmanned aerial systems, which is even more vital after a drone crashed on the lawn of the…

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