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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 birthplace of ArduPilot, the world's first universal autopilot platform (planes, multicopters of all sorts and ground rovers). Today the Pixhawk autopilot runs a variety of powerful free and open UAV software systems from the Dronecode Foundation, including:

  • ArduCopter, a fully-autonomous multicopter and heli UAV system
  • ArduPlane, a pro-level UAV system for planes of all types
  • ArduRover, a fully-autonomous ground-based vehicle system

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Detection of Water Stress in Cereals Using the UAV Thermography (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)

Posted by Drone thermal camera on July 26, 2016 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Availability of water for crops and their resistance to shortages during growth affect the overall yield, quality and profitability of field production in changing climate (Fig. 1). Plants affected by drought stress close their stomata, the process of transpiration that cools vegetation gets down and the surface…


iOSMavlink - iOS based arducopter ground control app - Looking for beta testers!

Posted by Tom on July 26, 2016 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

As some of you may know, I have been working on a GCS for iOS devices called iOSMavlink.

It is currently in its final stages before release, but I would really like to have some beta testers to squish the final bugs.

If you are interested, I am currently selling the BLE Device that accompanies the app for $60 on my store.

This device is required for the app to work, you can create your…


Silkopter FC Done

Posted by JeanLeFlambeur on July 26, 2016 at 3:29pm 0 Comments


(You can check the progress (and a copy of this post) on my blog.)

Finally, after some DHL delivery trouble the boards arrived.

After watching a few tutorials I immediately tried soldering the most difficult part –…


Game Boy + Paparazzi UAS = Back to the Future

Posted by earthpatrol on July 26, 2016 at 3:04pm 0 Comments

Demonstration of a UAV (Parrot ARDrone2) running Paparazzi UAS remotely piloted from a Nintendo Game Boy Classic. A fun little summer hack for your Paparazzi powered aircraft. Enjoy!…


Real-world flight with five Pixhawk-equipped drones using UgCS DDC

Posted by Kristaps Brass on July 26, 2016 at 2:15am 1 Comment

Last week we revealed the newest addition to UgCS family of ground control software - UgCS Drone Dance Controller. UgCS DDC allows the simultaneous and synchronized control of up to dozens of drones. It can be used to create spectacular shows using drones. Together with that we published a…


Flush Airdata Sensing

Posted by Jose.L.Jr on July 25, 2016 at 6:26am 1 Comment

Figure 1 Flush Airdata Sensing

Figure 1:  Mechanical Air Data Boom tested in 4x4 tunnel

Air data can be acquired by mean of mechanical probes protruding from the airframe. In many cases was also possible to find a placement for the probe that is out of the body modified airfield. Very common is the nose mounted air data boom. In Figure 1 you find one mechanical …


Precis-BX305 Quick Start Guide Released

Posted by TersusAdmin on July 24, 2016 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Welcome to the Precis-BX305 Quick Start Guide. Here you will find instructions for how to use the Precis-BX305 RTK board in some simple steps with illustration. Of course, more details of its application could be found in Precis-BX305 User Guide.

We are also…


PX4, aerial 16x zoom lens Walkera Voyager 4

Posted by noeL on July 22, 2016 at 2:30pm 4 Comments

An update and sneak peek at the Walkera Voyager 4, after a long year of development, flight controller PX4.

Voyager 4 is a unique fusion of both aerodynamics and aerial video technology running on‬ 2.4 gHz or 4G LTE with Apple IOS App.  Expanding the range as far as you can, as long as you have 4G mobile…


Watch First FAA-Approved Home Drone Delivery Drop off Slurpees

Posted by Steve Crowe on July 22, 2016 at 9:20am 8 Comments

Well, that didn’t take long. A week after telling Robotics Trends it will be carrying out home drone deliveries within a year, Flirtey just completed the first FAA-approved drone delivery to a home.

Flirtey partnered with 7-Eleven, in honor of the convenience store’s 89th birthday,…


Procyon 800E Phase 2 Beta Testing Begins

Posted by Rob_Lefebvre on July 21, 2016 at 5:59pm 36 Comments

( Blog Reposted From Here )

NOVAerial Robotics is pleased to announce that Phase-2 beta testing of the revolutionary…


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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 Vertical Horizontal one, is here

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