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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:
I would like to introduce the DIYD community to my project, the T1000. This is a tandem rotor helicopter based on T-Rex 450 parts, with custom 425mm asymmetrical blades. The initial goal for the project (in 2011) was to have a fpv platform that could fly for over 1/2 hour. I now think we can now achieve a 1+hr flight…Continue
As we are rapidly approaching the official release of the Albatross line of aircraft, we thought there would be no better way of saying thank you than by giving away a free airframe to someone in the community. As such we have decided a design contest is in order for the best paint scheme, with the winning…Continue
Chris Courtois has been working the trials on the Condore spaceplane project with Team Prometheus for several years now. After all his wonderful work we are gaining experience needed to proceed ahead.
In conjunction Jetmanhuss at VskyLabs has been developing the model for X-Plane allowing us to try different configurations and develop the model…Continue
Repost from MIT Technology Review:
How do you keep small drone aircraft safe in the world’s busiest national airspace? One idea is to have them use cellphone networks to feed data back to an air traffic control system made just for drones.
A startup called Airware is working with…
Due to the safety aspects of the man drone we "invented" a combination of airbag and parachute with the purpose of opening the parachute in a spit second. We made a small testing sample. and we think it can work. So the idea is that a drone in an emergency situation would ignite a rocket parachute and that this one would open by airbag at the the top. Think that for normal drones (_tumble bee_ ) this might also be interesting. Anyone interested in such development, or sees…Continue
This is a quick compilation video of a few FPV flights in Alt Hold, Sport and Drift flight modes earlier this week while on the beach. The wind was quite a factor and it shown in some of the bobbles, then again it is probably my poor piloting skills.