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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 from the Dronecode Foundation, including:

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uAvionix (ADS-B for Pixhawk) raises VC from Andy Rubin of Google/Android fame

Posted by Chris Anderson on May 2, 2016 at 9:30am 4 Comments

Congrats to Palo Alto-based uAvionix, who raised $5m in Series A funding from Andy Rubin's Playground Global VC fund for its…

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Analysis of UK "drone vs plane" incidents and the media hysteria over them

Posted by Chris Anderson on May 2, 2016 at 7:40am 1 Comment

Hackaday has a good piece that analyzes some of the UK's "drone close to aircraft" incidents and finds them wanting, to say nothing of the media coverage of them.…

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2.2 km: Aerial Hover Board

Posted by Olivier on May 1, 2016 at 11:15pm 9 Comments

 

Many were skeptical after the first video, including me.  Yet  my skepticism lost some ground when I looked further into the capabilities of Jetcatusa micro turbines.  A few weeks ago after that first flight, he announced an upcoming major public demo later in April, when interviewed by a French magazine ... 



Well, he…

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Mantis280 3d printed folding drone with gimbal in test

Posted by Xrotors.net on May 1, 2016 at 5:00pm 7 Comments

Xrotors is developing a 3D printable folding drone. If you missed my first post please check from following link:

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/xrotors-280-size-with-folding-a...

or you can visit www.xrotors.net for more info. 

These days I have been testing gimbal version of the…

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The First Dronecode China Conference in Beijing

Posted by Stone Bai on May 1, 2016 at 12:33pm 1 Comment

At April 28th, our chinese team have the first Dronecode conference in Beijing. We're glad to Chris Anderson join in this. I'm writing this blog to remember that day.

This story is from April 12, Anderson asked me organize a developer meetup while he arrived in beijing.…

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First Pixhawk-powered drone in the Smithsonian museum

Posted by Chris Anderson on April 30, 2016 at 8:33pm 0 Comments

Congratulations to Flirtey, whose Pixhawk-powered delivery drone is now on its way to the Smithsonian…

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Evolution of the RC car exercise coach

Posted by Jack Crossfire on April 30, 2016 at 6:58pm 7 Comments

It's been a long journey from the G-Buggy

to the failed balancer…

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Pixhawk-compatible telemetry on your RC transmitter display

Posted by Chris Anderson on April 30, 2016 at 11:54am 5 Comments

Cool new product from Anysense that works with all 3DR flight controllers: 

AnySense Pro turns your Radio Control into a real-time telemetry system with no costs for additional hardware, such as a GPS sensor, voltage module or vario.Additionally all data will also be saved on the storage card of your remote control. With the right tools, you can easily visualise the…

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Drone Workshop also works in China

Posted by Stone Bai on April 30, 2016 at 11:46am 0 Comments

Here is Shanghai Mushroom Maker Space, funded by DFRobot and Intel. This maker space wins lots of competition.

They certainly good at drone. At the end of January, a drone workshop started in here.…

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Is Deep Learning the future of UAV vision?

Posted by Carles Gelada on April 30, 2016 at 9:30am 18 Comments

A few weeks ago Chris Anderson shared a post about the efforts of bringing obstacle avoidance to PX4. This efforts are based on Simultaneous Location And Mapping  (building a map of the world in real time) and Path Planning -- For the sake of conciseness i will call this approach SLAMAP.

 

I want to offer some thoughts on why this might not be a very promising approach, and propose an alternative that i think…

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Drone Co-Habitation Services (DCS) is proud to announce

Drone Co-Habitation Services (DCS) is proud to announce

In the public interest, on 22 April 2016 the FAA has Granted DCS with one of the broadest Section-333 Exemption/Waivers in industry for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), thus far. With Exemption Number 16513, the FAA Waiver Grants our company: 1.      Nationwide Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA); 2.      Flight within other…

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Record breaking hoverboard flight 2.2km!

Record breaking hoverboard flight 2.2km!

Last Friday we had quite a brave attempt at manned multirotor flight now today a turbine powered 2.2km manned flight record has been set.   Zapta racing succeeded in their attempt at the weekend. Their previous video garnered millions of views, and “Fly Man” flew again at attempt Sausset Les Pins on April 30th. The…

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AeroVironment Unveils Mantis i45 EO/IR Gimbal Payload for Puma AE

AeroVironment Unveils Mantis i45 EO/IR Gimbal Payload for Puma AE

Designed for AeroVironment Puma™ AE small unmanned aircraft systems, Mantis i45 is available for both commercial and military applications Mantis i45 features an advanced suite of sensors, including ultra-high-resolution EO and IR imagers, that takes the guesswork out of tactical ISR Mantis i45 operators see better and farther than ever before, enabling them to make…

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Cyberhawk sinks claws into US oil and gas market

Cyberhawk sinks claws into US oil and gas market

Cyberhawk Innovations, the world leader in aerial inspection and survey using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), is set to boost its international credentials with the launch of a Houston office in the USA. The new office comes as a result of increasing demand from existing oil and gas customers who recognise the significant cost and time savings on offer…

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Local Realtors Embracing Drone Tours

Local Realtors Embracing Drone Tours

Greg MacMaster’s Air Force experience continues to serve him well. While stationed in Germany, one of his duties was to forecast the weather using surveillance drones. He put many of those forecasting skills to use during his years as a TV meteorologist — and now he’s back with the drones. MacMaster and his wife, Kim, operate…

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