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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

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Commercial Drone Regulations: Canada vs the US

Posted by Chris Anderson on September 29, 2014 at 10:42pm 0 Comments

From Robohub:

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

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FPV on the cheap; 1990's VR equipment

Posted by Liam Honecker on September 29, 2014 at 2:07pm 1 Comment

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…

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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 9 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 …

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GoPro 4 is Here - Sort of!

Posted by Gary McCray on September 29, 2014 at 10:30am 16 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…

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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…

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Frsky Tarais spoken flight mode guide

Posted by Greg O on September 28, 2014 at 8:30pm 10 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.…

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"Spaxels" light painting with swarming drones

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

Dancing Dronies In Top Ten Crowdfunding Campaigns Of The Week

Posted by David Bell on September 28, 2014 at 4:00pm 2 Comments

Dancing Dronies: NexGen Drone Technology, a crowdfunding campaign by Drovionics.com went live on Indiegogo on September 21, 2014.  According to this week's Top Ten list released by Crowdocracy.org, Dancing Dronies picked up sixth spot amongst the most popular cross-platform crowdfunding campaigns. Crowdocracy uses a quantitative algorithm…

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Drone Mapping in Agriculture

Posted by Iain Butler on September 28, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

This is a compilation of 3 blog posts from theUAVguy which cover the use of UAV's in agriculture. The first blog covers How UAV's can help in Farming - An…

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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

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senseFly brings UAV insight to AgGateway

senseFly brings UAV insight to AgGateway

Cheseaux-Lausanne, Switzerland, September 29, 2014 –Swissmini drone producer, senseFly, has become the first UAV manufacturer to join AgGateway. Swissmini drone producer senseFly has joined AgGateway, becoming the first UAV manufacturer to join this non-profit consortium of businesses that serve the…

Governor vetoes bill that would have limited police use of drones

Governor vetoes bill that would have limited police use of drones

By PHIL WILLON, MELANIE MASON Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a bill that would have required law enforcement agencies to obtain warrants to use drones for surveillance. Brown, in his veto message, said that although there may be some circumstances…

My first experience with a ‘follow-me’ drone

My first experience with a ‘follow-me’ drone

By John Brandon I looked over my shoulder, trying to avoid direct eye contact. A chill went down my spine as I walked near a marina in Berkeley, Calif. on a warm sunny day. I checked again, but couldn’t figure out…

Too windy! Real-life drone delivery cancelled

Too windy! Real-life drone delivery cancelled

By Arjun Kharpal | CNBC If you’re waiting at home for a drone-delivered package, best check the weather report. Deliveries might be late because companies seemed to have overlooked one important obstacle: the wind. Deutsche Post DHL (XETRA:DPW-DE) was set to deliver medicines on an…

Crash shots prove drone’s worth

Crash shots prove drone’s worth

By Kristin Edge After being stuck in a traffic jam for 30 minutes Daniel Foote decided it was time to launch his drone and find out what was causing the hold-up. He popped the boot of his car and within…

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