This community is the home of ArduPilot, 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:
So, the first payloader max is built - time for testing!
Just got the APM to put back onto the lifter, and away we go.
Payloader max: 5kg capacity via parrallel EPM's, no moving parts to fail, full autonomous integration with arducopter…Continue
There are a few obstacle detectors and rangefinders on the market, but are usually either very expensive or don't work
great outside (I am looking at you Kinect). We decided to try to make a product that it is cheap and rugged enough to be used outdoors.
Here are some parameters:
With all this talk about Amazon and other less serious drone delivery concepts out there, there has been a large amount of discussion regarding the feasibility of delivering a package via drone for same day delivery or general delivery. While I don't think this is really all that feasible from a logistical or safety point of view, the…Continue
From the SUAS Feed
BEND — It cost a Bend teenager about $800 in revenue from chores, yard work and birthday gifts to buy a miniature aircraft and a camera he sent aloft to capture video of a forest fire this summer that was threatening…Continue
Above is a video of a presentation we recently gave about the work we did for the World Bank in Albania. It shows that small drones are much more than toys - they have become productive tools for innovative surveyors.
Dear all: Thanks lot for all the insights, time, information and most importantly is the spirit that you all share here in DIY Drones. It is just a quick post as I am still in Borneo and not having too good internet connection. We just want to share a short (unprofessionally made) clip that we (hardly) tried to make. I hope it will give you all some information on how far…Continue