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i flew a mission and changed batteries and shutdown my laptop.When i started up UGCS again i would…See More
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Al French replied to benbojangles's discussion Companion: TK1 in the group Companion Computer Working Group
"Hi - i am really interested in how far you got with the TK1 as a Flight Controller - i have one and…"
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"Mic, I am going to recommend that you use a controller (autopilot) that can run the Ardupilot Rover…"
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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, including:

  • PX4, a pro-quality copter, plane, rover and VTOL software stack from the Dronecode Foundation
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Nvidia TX1 SE kit a steal at $200.00

Posted by Gary McCray on August 17, 2017 at 8:50pm 10 Comments

Hi all, long time no post, but this is too good.

Those of you doing development want this.

At $200.00 it is 3 times cheaper than the TX1 normal development kit/board and the only difference is no camera module, but any USB camera can be used.

Not quite the poop of the TX2, but for…

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Deep learning drones at Japan AI Expo, Powered by FlytBase

Posted by Achal Negi on August 16, 2017 at 11:56pm 0 Comments

Introduction

The true success of any commercial product is defined by its customers. Customers who believe in the product and use it to solve real world problems. At FlytBase, we celebrate our customers who leverage our platform to build innovative commercial drone…

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AWuAV 3015E the Revolutionary Open Source drone

Posted by tom hobart on August 13, 2017 at 8:42pm 5 Comments

AWuAV 3015E the Revolutionary Open Source drone soon in a simulator game !…

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50 MINUTE flight with my cargo drone video (with only a 3s 5200 mah) AND WITHOUT THE CARGO BOX

Posted by Nicolai Valenti on August 11, 2017 at 4:00pm 19 Comments

Hi guys, there is my video test showing my first flight time test with my cargo drone, I get 50 minutes with a 3s 5.2 Ah, if you want to stay tuned about the project sign up the newsletter http://eepurl.com/cUJnJr  or just take a look to my site …

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Multi-UAV with Paparazzi

Posted by Hector Garcia de Marina on August 11, 2017 at 2:17pm 5 Comments

August is not a very busy month and allows one to have some spare time. I decided to create a video showing the status of Paparazzi for some formation flight capabilities. Just in case somebody is interested and wants to stop by, part of this work will be presented in the upcoming IROS conference in Vancouver.

Inline Quadcopter/Speederbike - Redwoods State Park

Posted by Joe Renteria on August 10, 2017 at 12:30pm 4 Comments

Update to this recent post

I was passing through Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park last week and happened to have this prototype in the rental car.  The scenes from the…

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Fastest FPV Drone Reach 250mph

Posted by Jack on August 10, 2017 at 6:53am 8 Comments

This speed reach 250mph, It is the fastest drone I found it on all over the world. If you find out more faster one, please tell me to update this list.

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USG-301 - Full HD gimbal with 30x optical zoom

Posted by Jacob Cereteli on August 9, 2017 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

Hello everyone!

I have posted several times information about our 3-axis gyro-stabilized gimbals, but this time we decided to release a short video with close up review and actual footage from the gimbal itself. USG-301 is one of the most popular products from our line of gimbals. It features state of the art Full HD Sony…

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Walkera Vitus folding drone game console

Posted by noeL on August 8, 2017 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Walkera Vitus is a folding quadcopter, a game console, with a fully equipped GPS system, a mini stabilized 3-axis gimbal and a 4k HD camera.  We flew it at our golf course for our first flight.  The functions include Follow Me Active Track, Waypoints and Gesture movements.  The game console allows you to play Mix Reality games,…

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Drone Application Simulator - Now available for Mac and PC

Posted by Achal Negi on August 7, 2017 at 11:01pm 0 Comments

FlytSim offers SITL (Software In The Loop) simulation environment for testing user apps without the drone hardware. FlytSim simulates the drone and its world, programmatically generating the state variables, while the…

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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

UAV news from sUAS News

Indian civilian UAS users investigated

Francesco’s Pizzeria, in Mumbai, India, is situated in one of the busiest cities in the world. Mumbai’s congestion is notorious-and Francesco’s Pizzeria has sought to remedy this with the use of a drone-on May the 11th, they delivered a pizza via drone to a skyscraper in the Mumbai business district. A video of the flight […]

Air Traffic Control privatization checklist

Well done AOPA! We whole heartedly endorse their position. I find myself getting increasingly annoyed by special interest groups with little to no actual in field RPA experience telling us what we need. Those groups tend to represent delivery drone and large-scale infrastructure inspection operators. Lots of money is being spent behind closed doors to lobby […]

CONDOR-Group invests into Berlin-based drone manufacturer Germandrones

condor Germandrones aims to strengthen its market position with the support of CONDOR-Group. Berlin & Essen, 15th August 2017 – The security company CONDOR-group from Essen acquires a participation in Germandrones GmbH, a leading manufacturer for vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft drones.  The transaction is carried out in form of a capital increase, which is subscribed by CONDOR-Group […]

MQ-9B SkyGuardian Completes FAA Approved Flight

On August 16th General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew a MQ-9B SkyGuardian™ Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from Laguna Airfield at Yuma Proving Grounds, Ariz., through National Airspace, to its Gray Butte Flight Operations facility near Palmdale, Calif. The MQ-9B is a STANAG 4671 (NATO airworthiness standard for Unmanned Aircraft Systems)-compliant version of the Predator® B product […]

Aerialtronics are looking for partners and investors

Dutch drone company is ready for a restart and is searching for potential financers. Katwijk, The Netherlands, August 18, 2017 – Today, the European-based drone developer, Aerialtronics, announces that it has applied for a solvency procedure following a postponement of payment to start a bidding procedure in search for new financers and investors. This decision […]

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