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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 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
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T3

Some tests on GPS, geotagging and stitching accuracy

Posted by Thorsten on December 28, 2014 at 2:00pm 6 Comments

Hi all,

I want to share some results of comparisons between different GPS modules as well as different approaches for geotagging and stitching images based on APM:Copter log files.

CAM_TRIGG_DIST (blue) vs. adjusted coordinates (green). Stitching is based on…

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Le Poste in France, and Deutsche Post in Germany using Drones!

Posted by Josiah on December 26, 2014 at 11:00am 8 Comments

No hard to see Europe is far ahead in their small Drone programs for Civilian use! 

The French post office has launched a programme to use drones to deliver parcels in all weathers up to 12 miles away.

La Poste, as France's public postal service is called, said a series of test flights over the past three months by its subsidiary, Express Internationale GeoPost, has been a success.…

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Design feedback needed

Posted by Aleksei Ivanov on December 26, 2014 at 10:30am 9 Comments

Hello everyone. I need your opinion about my drone concept.…

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Announcing the Vertex VTOL UAV, Coming in 2015

Posted by ComQuestVentures on December 25, 2014 at 8:36pm 7 Comments

ComQuest Ventures LLC is proud to announce the Vertex VTOL UAV: a practical Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for enthusiasts and professionals.  

 

 

The Vertex UAV is a hybrid between a…

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How to Crash your Drone in 30 Seconds…….Or hopefully not with a little bit of information.

Posted by Iain Butler on December 25, 2014 at 6:51pm 6 Comments

 

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So if you’ve got a RC plane, Helicopter or Multirotor for Christmas congratulations, I’m sure you’re going to really enjoy it. I’m hopefully going to give you some pointers so you don’t crash your new drone. It should also make your flying more enjoyable and less stressful.…

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Safety Above All

Posted by Seph Bay on December 25, 2014 at 11:24am 7 Comments

Happy Holidays to everyone!

SAFETY ABOVE ALL!

Flying Christmas Tree

Posted by RocketMan on December 24, 2014 at 3:00pm 2 Comments

Did you guy's see this? Merry Christmas to ALL!

Good job guy's!

Team Prometheus

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LOHAN team touches down at Spaceport America

Posted by Lester Haines on December 24, 2014 at 1:59am 1 Comment

A couple of weeks back, myself, David Patterson of EDGE Research Laboratory and our plucky Playmonaut went to check the lie of the land at Spaceport America.…

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EastBay RC joins FAA in encouraging new flyers to operate safely, responsibly

Posted by Mark Harrison on December 23, 2014 at 3:57pm 0 Comments

I dusted off theNoodle Copter last night for a quick flight with reporter Joe Vazquez of KPIX news.  They had a story based on the new  …

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Merry Christmas

Posted by Jan Urbanski on December 23, 2014 at 3:30pm 1 Comment

 
 
 
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

Aerialtronics and Bosch Security Projects pool their expertise for security “video drones”

Aerialtronics and Bosch Security Projects pool their expertise for security “video drones”

Aerialtronics and Bosch Security Projects have initiated a strategic cooperation aimed at making “video drones”, or drones equipped with video cameras, for improved security applications. The rationale for Bosch to choose Aerialtronics for this joint project is the high level…

Montrealer fined $1,000 for flying drone

Montrealer fined $1,000 for flying drone

Anne Caroline Desplanques, QMI Agency MONTREAL — Julien Gramigna was flying high this Christmas season, until he got slapped with a $1,000 fine for flying a drone. “I’m definitely not paying this,” he said. “It’s ridiculous. I didn’t even get…

France’s La Poste develops drone to deliver parcels

France’s La Poste develops drone to deliver parcels

By Henry Samuel, Paris The French post office has launched a programme to use drones to deliver parcels in all weathers up to 12 miles away. La Poste, as France’s public postal service is called, said a series of test flights over…

Flying Frenchies and Parrot invent new sport: Catching drones while jumping off cliffs

Flying Frenchies and Parrot invent new sport: Catching drones while jumping off cliffs

Chris O’Brien Wondering what to do with that new drone you just got from Santa? You could wander down to your local park and fly it around just like any old boring drone noob. Or, you could take a cue…

UND students win competition with unmanned aircraft

UND students win competition with unmanned aircraft

GRAND FORKS — University of North Dakota faculty member Dustin McNally said he knew when his team of engineering students was testing their massive unmanned aerial system project even though his office was on another floor. The “decacopter” buzzed so…

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