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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
  • 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

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 

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#BLACKFRIDAY2017 deals at Seagull UAV

Posted by Rone Scholz-Nielsen on November 23, 2017 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Up to 50% OFF on camera control systems and camera cables…


Human vs AI drone racing

Posted by Chris Anderson on November 23, 2017 at 12:41am 2 Comments


The race, held on Oct. 12, capped off two years of research into drone autonomy funded by Google. The company was interested in JPL's work with vision-based…


Gens ace & Tattu Black Friday Event Detail, Free drone ? Battery deal ?

Posted by Flora Lai on November 22, 2017 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

This year’s black Friday, you can find many amazing deals on Many are the best deals of the year.

Firstly we are sending out a Xiao mi 4K drone as the prize of the lucky draw, which is worth $589, this is the biggest giveaway on of the year. Whoever come share our event page on their social media account can enter, no purchases required, it’s completely free.

Secondly you can get the best deals on batteries.  We have selected 17…


First pass at a Drone family tree diagram

Posted by Chris Anderson on November 22, 2017 at 5:46pm 4 Comments

For a presentation I'm doing I tried to explain how the modern drone industry grew out of the intersection of two communities, RC and robotics, and although they didn't merge, they did both evolve. 

Here's where this community comes in, bridging those two…


Real time Drone Navigation and Telemetry Dashboard over 4G/LTE | Setup your drone with FlytBase Cloud

Posted by Achal Negi on November 22, 2017 at 4:30am 2 Comments

This video demonstrates, how to setup your drone with FlytBase Cloud. You can send real-time navigation commands, get telemetry and payload data using FlytConsole LIVE dashboard. FlytBase Cloud helps you connect your drones to the cloud. Set UAV missions, get telemetry and payload data remotely over 4G/LTE.



Tattu 1800mah 4S 75C Battery review: long flight time for FPV drones

Posted by sarah lee on November 21, 2017 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

Today we’re going to find out how long it takes to charge the Tattu 4s 1800mah 75c and what the real world flight time is, in comparison to 1300 mAh batteries which are more common for racing drones.

When it comes to racing quadcopters, flight time is not as important as it is in the case of cruising drones. More important is the take-off weight and you need to keep it as low…


Pixhawk Mini now just $139

Posted by Chris Anderson on November 21, 2017 at 5:30pm 1 Comment


Last year, we introduced the Pixhawk Mini, a small, efficient autopilot designed in collaboration with HobbyKing specifically for the Dronecode PX4 1.6 stack. It’s been put to work on a variety of projects, and many of you use it to build DIY quads, planes,…


Preview of upcoming Dronecode/PX4 multi-camera VIO feature

Posted by Chris Anderson on November 20, 2017 at 5:47pm 9 Comments

Visual Inertial Odometry (VIO) is a way to do position estimation and navigation without GPS, which is both useful for drones inside and for self-driving cars. Coming to the next release of the Dronecode/PX4 stack. 

Skywalker Titan 2160mm FPV Aircraft Model

Posted by Ellen Zhu on November 20, 2017 at 1:06am 5 Comments

    Skywalker Titan is first V-tail aircraft with twin-motor from skywalker. Skywalker Naja is the first V-tail of Skywalker that is equipped with good and steady flying function.




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

Consortiq takes home prestigious cloud services award

Consortiq is pleased to announce that it was crowned best cloud services provider at the Digital Experience Awards in London for its drone operations management software,CQNet. Beating a number of highly-respected competitors in the same category, Consortiq proved that CQNet is an innovative digital capability that is disrupting the way in which drone operators manage […]

Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police Choose COPTRZ as UAV Partner

COPTRZ have been announced as the exclusive supplier of UAV solutions to Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police. The force will be expanding their fleet in the coming months with the purchase of a range of specialist UAVs equipped with optical zoom and thermal imaging capabilities. Earlier this year Devon & Cornwall Police and […]

Statement About DJI’s Cyber Security and Privacy Practices

Recent news and blog coverage of DJI has raised a number of key questions about DJI’s practices regarding cyber security and privacy. We recognize that there are several reasonable concerns brought up about DJI’s record in this space, so we’d like to set the record straight on the current state of DJI’s security efforts.   […]

ASTM Committee advances array of standards for drones

ASTM International’s committee on unmanned aircraft systems (F38) held a successful meeting at Virginia Tech last week that included significant progress in standards development and live demonstrations. “Industry leaders and users in the drone community attended this meeting, and they made huge strides in launching new efforts, advancing existing efforts, and revising standards that were already in place,” says Philip Kenul, senior vice president of aviation […]

Pioneering RPAS blade inspections at Sheringham Shoal

For the first time ever on Sheringham Shoal offshore wind turbine farm, drones were used to inspect all 264 turbine blades across the 88 offshore locations. Sheringham Shoal, operated by Statoil, a key player in the UK’s offshore wind sector, partnered with Martek Aviation to carry out the inspections in August 2017.  200 UAS flights […]

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