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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:

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ABDIAS : Autonomous Blimp Drone for Indoor Air Services

Posted by Henri Bernard on September 16, 2014 at 5:32am 0 Comments

I present you ABDIAS, an indoor blimp drone project.

ABDIAS came from the need to create an indoor drone, able to move autonomously,…

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Automated touchdown navigation without GPS

Posted by Juraj Kolesar on September 16, 2014 at 5:00am 0 Comments

http://youtu.be/SoS2VBvRCAQ

We are developing a technology for automated landing navigation without GPS or better to say with higher accuracy than standard GPS signal. I think, there can be a lot of various utilisations of such technology in dyidrones world. After a year of development, when we tried many different…

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Lego-copter

Posted by Georgie xu on September 16, 2014 at 4:30am 1 Comment

So today me and some other students were sitting in the workshop with nothing to do- bad weather canceled our routine flight. Seeing all the Lego mindstorm pieces sitting around, we decided to do something fun:…

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AirbotServices fixed wing - wing extensions testing

Posted by Hugues on September 16, 2014 at 12:30am 8 Comments

AirbotServices fixed wing is based on the well known XUAV Talon EPO frame. This plane has a standard wingspan of 1720mm . Although its wings are quite wide (total wing surface is 60 dm2 -…

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Disaster aid drone project wins $10,000 award

Posted by Chris Anderson on September 15, 2014 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

Congrats to APM:Plane user Charles Devaney, who just shared the Drone Social Innovation Award! From Robohub:

The first winners of the…

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Reno Air Races - Drone Zone

Posted by Rob Dunbar on September 15, 2014 at 3:21pm 1 Comment

This past week I was luckily involved with the first ever Drone Zone/UAV Challenge that was part of the annual National Championship Air Races in Reno Nevada. The contestants where flying quads and hexacopters raging from micro to around 700mm in size. There were three events. Weight lifting, obstacle…

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Payloader max has its first public demo

Posted by Euan Ramsay on September 15, 2014 at 10:30am 26 Comments

Good news!

Got the "Payloader Max" out for a public demo at the weekend, and it worked well! This is it dropping a 2.5kg load in a Swisspost box. Unfortunately, the full ramp up to a 5kg load run was halted when...

Bad news!

The…

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Our sincere thannks to UgCS Beta testers

Posted by Janis Kuze on September 15, 2014 at 5:41am 0 Comments

We would like to express our sincere thanks to all who have registered and downloaded our software for Beta testing!

This month we have more than 550 guys who have downloaded our Beta version of software.

Majority of you are from DIYDrones community!

Thank you and keep…

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The astounding athletic power of quadcopters on TED

Posted by Johann van de Venter on September 15, 2014 at 4:08am 6 Comments

I saw this on TED way back when and found it astonishing. Amazing what you can do with the right code. The 3 quads working together catching a ball and returning it to the narrator is quite stunning.  

Athletic…

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LA Times: Drones set to transform agriculture

Posted by Chris Anderson on September 14, 2014 at 8:28pm 1 Comment

Congrats to Ryan Kunde of DRNK Wines, whose agricultural research with drones made the LA Times this weekend. He's using 3DR Y6s and Aeros:…

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Boeing to Explore Assisting Sky-Watch on Danish Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Development Project

Boeing to Explore Assisting Sky-Watch on Danish Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Development Project

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Danish company Sky-Watch today signed an agreement that will enable Boeing to explore assisting the company in its development of a new type of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) under a project supported by the Danish National Advanced…

Singapore:- Curbs on flying of unmanned aircraft during F1 race

Singapore:- Curbs on flying of unmanned aircraft during F1 race

Singapore BY KARAMJIT KAUR SINGAPORE – There will be restrictions on the flying of unmanned aircraft when the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix rolls into town later this week, the civil aviation regulator said on Tuesday. This is…

Area-I Hiring

Area-I Hiring

Area-I, Inc. is a metro-Atlanta-based company dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art aerospace systems. The company specializes in the development of unmanned aircraft systems and flight test related products and services. Some of Area-I’s current customers include the U.S. Air…

China:- CybAero has completed demo flights

China:- CybAero has completed demo flights

First North-listed CybAero, which develops and markets unmanned helicopters, has performed demo flights on location for its major Chinese customer AVIC, which signed a framework agreement with CybAero this summer with an order value of SEK 700-800 million. The demo…

Drones for Demining and Disaster Relief Win Drone Social Innovation Award

Drones for Demining and Disaster Relief Win Drone Social Innovation Award

Projects using unmanned aerial systems to detect landmines and help disaster victims in the Philippines received the Drone Social Innovation Award, a $10,000 cash prize created to spur the creative use of low-cost drones for socially beneficial causes. The award…

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