Latest Activity

Nils Högberg commented on Nils Högberg's blog post Oculus Rift DK2 with MavLink head tracking and HUD, first steps (OVRPilot part 1)
"@John Thanks! @ChiggenWings Haven't had the time to try it out yet. Read about it at the…"
4 minutes ago
Brady Arnold posted a discussion

Need help configuring first quad please!

Hello all, this is my first post here but I've been reading for a while. I haven't been able to…See More
5 minutes ago
Ankur Mohan posted a discussion

Choosing the right battery for a quadcopter

Hey guys, I'm an electrical engineer by training and have jumped on the quadcopter bandwagon. I'm…See More
5 minutes ago
Andre K. replied to Jeffrey Scott Atkins's discussion Naza Fly Away
"size does not matter - at all - same firmware, different PID's. If you want >6 motors, go…"
6 minutes ago

Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Forum

Naza Fly Away

Started by Jeffrey Scott Atkins in Unassigned category. Last reply by Andre K. 6 minutes ago. 19 Replies

Large Multirotor for Rental?

Started by Vaughn Hannon in My Project. Last reply by Vaughn Hannon 20 minutes ago. 9 Replies

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

TOS

Blog Posts

Rapide Lite, Affordable High Resolution 3D Printer

Posted by Andreas Lindner on October 1, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

I just want to point to this new Indiegogo campaign: It's more DIY than drones related, however a very interesting project:

Rapid Lite on Indiegogo

Company Web…

Continue

The A B C of laser altimeters

Posted by Laser Developer on September 30, 2014 at 11:00pm 5 Comments

The SF10 family of laser altimeters was designed by people on this forum. Requests for new features and numerous emails about performance and applications has lead to the development of a compact, light weight, rugged design that can be used in many UAV applications.

We've produce three…

Continue

Rover - Ground based Inspiration

Posted by F. C. Bearsch "Tearig" on September 30, 2014 at 1:00pm 4 Comments

Having a new project starting and knowing it was going to be ground based I have had to try and sike my self up a bit. Personally seeing the multirotor platform as the phenom when considering what you can do with remote piloted craft, especially with Arducopter. I started searching for the proper inspiration. One time I had a remote controlled gas powered kyoshyo…

Continue

Commercial Drone Regulations: Canada vs the US

Posted by Chris Anderson on September 29, 2014 at 10:42pm 7 Comments

From Robohub:

When Canadians attempt to characterize aspects of Canadian culture, it’s not uncommon to draw comparisons with the US. I recently…

Continue

FPV on the cheap; 1990's VR equipment

Posted by Liam Honecker on September 29, 2014 at 2:07pm 6 Comments

I want to share my FPV setup I built on a small budget which uses some Virtual I/O iGlasses made in 1995.  I bought these in 2001 for about ~$75 and they are 600x800 in resolution and 120htz (60htz per eye).  They are capable of displaying 3D video too.  The 3D effect requires a video…

Continue

Part 2: How to build a High-Definition FPV UAV using a Rasperry PI with HD camera, using a high speed WiFi link

Posted by Patrick Duffy on September 29, 2014 at 12:00pm 45 Comments

Part Two: Here is the original picture of the finished product:

This is the second part of a 2-part series on 'How to build a High-Definition FPV UAV using a Raspberry PI with HD camera, using a high speed WiFi link.

In my first post on the subject (located …

Continue

GoPro 4 is Here - Sort of!

Posted by Gary McCray on September 29, 2014 at 10:30am 35 Comments

GoPro is finally announcing the new 4 Silver and Black:

It , of course has the new 30fps 4K and - not surprisingly costs $100.00 more than the last one so now $499.00.

Probably using the new Ambarella 9 chip, but no mention made of built in electronic image stabilization…

Continue

How to build a High-Definition FPV UAV using a Rasperry PI with HD camera, using a high speed WiFi link

Posted by Patrick Duffy on September 28, 2014 at 9:00pm 34 Comments

After 3 months of research, picking a platform, and building my own HD FPV rig, I decided to write this blog to share my experience. I have been flying FPV for about a year now, and this was the most fun project yet! 

Here is a picture of the finished product:

The platform I picked was the…

Continue

Frsky Tarais spoken flight mode guide

Posted by Greg O on September 28, 2014 at 8:30pm 12 Comments

I've been away from the diydrones scene for a while, but I'm still around. Here is something that I can contribute to the community.…

Continue

"Spaxels" light painting with swarming drones

Posted by Chris Anderson on September 28, 2014 at 4:20pm 6 Comments

This came out late last year, but I missed it at the time. "Spaxels" are space+pixels, with coordinated multicopters. You can read more about them from Ars Electronica here.

 
 
 

Groups

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

UAV news from sUAS News

Aeryon Scout for Pendleton Unmanned Aircraft Systems Range (PUR)

Aeryon Scout for Pendleton Unmanned Aircraft Systems Range (PUR)

Pendleton, OR – The Pendleton Unmanned Aircraft Systems Range (PUR) achieved Initial Operating Capability on September 30 2014, successfully operating an Aeryon Scout system in accordance with a Federal Aviation Administration Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA), within the University…

SimActive Introduces Game-Changing Technology for Mosaic Creation

SimActive Introduces Game-Changing Technology for Mosaic Creation

Montreal, Canada, October 1st, 2014 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is pleased to announce Correlator3D™ version 5.4, with significantly faster mosaic creation and a further increase in quality.The process has been entirely revamped to profit from…

What’s keeping America’s private drone industry grounded?

What’s keeping America’s private drone industry grounded?

Ed Pilkington in Grand Forks, North Dakota Colonel Robert Becklund knows the exhilaration of flying some of the world’s most powerful, fast and nimble aircraft. For 17 years he was a pilot with the 119th fighter wing of the North Dakota…

Grand Forks sheriff’s deputies nab suspects using unmanned aircraft in first-ever night flight

Grand Forks sheriff’s deputies nab suspects using unmanned aircraft in first-ever night flight

By Brandi Jewett / Grand Forks Herald The Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department apprehended its first set of suspects using an unmanned aircraft at night after a traffic stop and foot chase Sunday. The flight marks the first nighttime mission…

Aurora Awarded Funding to Continue Development of DARPA VTOL X-Plane Program

Aurora Awarded Funding to Continue Development of DARPA VTOL X-Plane Program

Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the company Phase 1B funding to continue participation in the DARPA Vertical Take Off and Landing Experiment Plane (VTOL X-Plane) program. The award is intended…

© 2014   Created by Chris Anderson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service