Latest Activity

Wes replied to Randy's discussion Copter-3.3 beta testing
"Now that 3.3 is about wrapped up, and auto tune now does the Y axis. Might I suggest adding the Z…"
31 seconds ago

Admin
Gary Mortimer replied to Kris's discussion I'm getting ready to build my first 250mm
"LMGTFY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm8z4RLkFGU seven videos there to start you on the…"
15 minutes ago
fred flintstone replied to Randy's discussion figuring out the Antenna Tracker
"Thanks for that info my rfd 900+ has got RFD SiK 2.5 on it does this mean the firmware is old ?"
16 minutes ago
DG replied to Stefano Finocchiaro's discussion Props balanced but still a lot of vibrations
"It always helps by posting the specs of your copter. I have tried enough props to start a small…"
21 minutes ago

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

Site license

Creative Commons License
All content is free to use under a Creative Commons attribution license.

 

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

4Gmetry II

Posted by Silvio on September 3, 2015 at 4:02pm 4 Comments



A new version of 4Gmetry is now available on store: 4Gmetry II (504 €…

Continue

From Zero to Fifty Planes in Twenty-Seven Minutes

Posted by Mike Clement on September 3, 2015 at 12:30pm 8 Comments

 
Last week, the Advanced Robotic Systems Engineering Laboratory (ARSENL) team at the Naval Postgraduate School, based in Monterey, California, successfully launched and flew 50 aircraft…
Continue

Over 60 Deliverable 1 documents received for the 2016 Outback Challange

Posted by Mark Omo on September 3, 2015 at 8:01am 2 Comments

The deadline has now passed for submitting Deliverable 1 documents to the 2016 UAV Challenge Medical Express. We received 64 D1 documents from teams from all over the world. The Technical Committee will now get to work reading through the documents and assessing teams for the Go/No-Go decision. This process is likely to take 2-3 weeks.…

Continue

RC Electric Calculator App for Android

Posted by Graham Dyer on September 3, 2015 at 12:54am 16 Comments

RC Electric Calculator App for Android - version 3.0 is coming out shortly with many improvements and some calculations…

Continue

1800mm Largescale ultralight (Metal rebuild)

Posted by CliffN on September 2, 2015 at 11:00pm 4 Comments

ok , for hobby grade seems few guys here does aluminum

after several months of procrastination its time to get this bird to finally fly

1.3KG AUW in only 850kv 3s the maiden was on Aug15,15 then reflown on Aug 31,15

should be my first metal build aircraft, and it should be scale able. the original design been feature , the guys at our field have several concern of being underpower for having a tiny motor for such a big plane. my reason is its what I've…

Continue

TrackerBots

Posted by lianpinkoh on September 2, 2015 at 5:00pm 5 Comments

One of the major challenges encountered bynatural resource management agencies is the lack of information on the occupancy, distribution and population trends of species of concern, many of which are cryptic, small bodied, and idiosyncratic in habitat selection over large extents of remote areas. And yet these same species are the most threatened due…

Continue

FLIMMER: THE FLYING, SWIMMING DRONE

Posted by EngineerX on September 2, 2015 at 2:00pm 4 Comments

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Og6-oFKoV0

Dan Edwards of the U.S. Navy Research Laboratory is the principle investigator of Flimmer - a flying, swimming unmanned air vehicle (UAV)/unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV). Flimmer can operate in the air and underwater to significantly improve tactical…

Continue

AC 91-57 be gone, welcome AC 91-57A

Posted by Gary Mortimer on September 2, 2015 at 12:13pm 13 Comments

Just promulgated by the FAA

1. PURPOSE. This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance to persons operating Unmanned Aircraft (UA) for hobby or recreation purposes meeting the statutory definition of “model aircraft” contained in Section 336 of Public Law 112-95, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. This AC describes means by which model…

Continue

FAA Approves a Fleet of 324 Commerical Drones

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on September 1, 2015 at 2:45pm 6 Comments

  @ahiza_garcia

It's a bird. It's a plane. It's…

Continue
 
 
 

DIY Drones Monthly
Newsletter

Groups

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

UAV news from sUAS News

RPAS Autopilot Validation Tool (RAVT) Initiative

RPAS Autopilot Validation Tool (RAVT) Initiative

by UVS International has constituted the RAVT Working Group. This Working Group will develop a document describing the desired functional capabilities of an algorithm that is to evaluate the capabilities, software stability & maturity of an RPAS autopilot (runtime verification).…

An Akron startup, Event 38, is bringing drone technology down on the farm

An Akron startup, Event 38, is bringing drone technology down on the farm

by By Robert L. Smith, The Plain Dealer AKRON, Ohio–Drinking in the scene as you drive through Ohio farm country these days, you might guess that the corn is about as high as an elephant’s eye, as the oldsong goes. Farmers, it…

Lockheed Martin Indago support in UgCS

Lockheed Martin Indago support in UgCS

by We’re proud and very excited to announce Lockheed Martin Indago support in the upcoming version of UgCS. With it now you will be able to control one of the most sophisticated UAVs on the market with ease through UgCS.…

Disney is selling a Millennium Falcon drone starting tomorrow

Disney is selling a Millennium Falcon drone starting tomorrow

by by Nick Summers Star Wars merchandise is big business. So big, in fact, that the films’ stewards are streaming an unboxing marathon for all of the Force Awakens toys coming out on “Force Friday” tomorrow. We weren’t going to pay much interest, but…

Island University’s Lone Star UAS Center Names Executive Director

Island University’s Lone Star UAS Center Names Executive Director

by CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Lone Star Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center of Excellence & Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi has a new leader: Jerry Hendrix was announced as Executive Director last week. He previously served as the Chief Engineer…

© 2015   Created by Chris Anderson.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service