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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
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  • APM:Rover, a fully-autonomous ground-based vehicle system

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What a simple orthomosaic and DEM can do

Posted by keeyen pang on September 17, 2014 at 2:00am 1 Comment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3odtsy6l_KE

Using Orthomosaic and Digital Elevation Model to create 3 D model is nothing new. But normally it will require lots of computing power and knowledge. Skyline's TerraBuilder and TerraExplorer make it easy for the average people to make 3D video from an orthomosaic…

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ArduCopter RSSI voltage modification

Posted by Babis HatziIoannou on September 17, 2014 at 12:30am 3 Comments

i am flying a long range quadcopter with APM 2.6 external compass etc..my question is how can i modify RSSI voltage reading of the APM since my RX at maximum signal is 1.5volts..? and in full parameters list it seems to have only 3.3V and 5.0V ..

It ll needs to have buffer…

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ABDIAS testing video

Posted by Henri Bernard on September 17, 2014 at 12:13am 0 Comments

We tested ABDIAS before and while a concert. 

The goal was to test altitude autopilot (with a lot of people below and draft air) and autonomy, but also wireless control (using xbee modules) from my laptop.

  • Autopilot worked well,…
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How drones and UAVs are already affecting construction jobstites

Posted by Scott Penrose on September 16, 2014 at 4:18pm 0 Comments

While liberating them from school, summer vacation also presents children with a challenge: finding something to do all day. For Richard Evans, that was never the case.

On most of those balmy summer days growing up on Merrit Island, Florida, Evans and his older brother found their way to the private airport a half-mile…

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ABDIAS : Autonomous Blimp Drone for Indoor Air Services

Posted by Henri Bernard on September 16, 2014 at 5:32am 4 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 10 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 7 Comments

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 13 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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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

7th Unmanned Systems Canada Student UAS Competition in 2014-2015.

7th Unmanned Systems Canada Student UAS Competition in 2014-2015.

The format of the competition is designed to be an equal challenge for both fixed wing and rotary wing aircrafts. Scenario: The scenario for this competition combines real life problems encountered by the agriculture, oil and gas and mining industries.…

Surf Lifesaving UAV wins innovation award

Surf Lifesaving UAV wins innovation award

by Simon Chester Two students from University of Wollongong have won an innovation award for using a quadcopter UAV to quickly deliver a floatation device to a distressed swimmer. The UAV, designed by Nicolas Roach and Leo Stevens, uses magnets to carry a…

OSCE to use Austrian-made drones to monitor Ukraine conflict

OSCE to use Austrian-made drones to monitor Ukraine conflict

VIENNA – The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has Friday confirmed it will use Austrian-made drones for observational purposes in eastern Ukraine. The Vienna-based organization told the Austria Press Agency (APA) the unmanned and unarmed Camcopter drones…

Unmanned hurricane plane based on Delmarva

Unmanned hurricane plane based on Delmarva

Molly Murray, The News Journal A mass of clouds – a weather system likely to become a tropical storm or hurricane – swirled just off the Cape Verde Islands near Africa. Thursday afternoon, it was called Invest 91 L but eventually, if…

SGA proposes resolution to change OU policy for unmanned aircraft

SGA proposes resolution to change OU policy for unmanned aircraft

Mike Brestovansky, Assistant Campus Editor A remote-controlled helicopter seems like a fun gadget for hobbyists and bored students alike, but budding aerial photographers and RC pilots should be cautious: they might need a pilot’s license for that. That’s what happened…

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