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Johann van de Venter replied to Chi Yi Wang's discussion Avoid obstacles by four LV-EZ0 sonars in the group ArduCopter User Group
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"@Dan yes, we use every pin for the cape, so we have to disable the HDMI, but it's good to know!"
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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, 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:

  • ArduCopter, a fully-autonomous multicopter and heli UAV system
  • ArduPlane, a pro-level UAV system for planes of all types
  • ArduRover, a fully-autonomous ground-based vehicle system

I'm new to all this--where do I start?                    Are amateur UAVs legal? (yes)

Examples of civilian uses of drones                   Glossary of confusing terms

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NASA's electric plane achieves vertical takeoff

Posted by Aym Altorra on August 20, 2014 at 8:00pm 1 Comment

Engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., are studying the concept with models such as the unmanned aerial system GL-10 Greased Lightning. The GL-10, which has a 10-foot wingspan, recently flew successfully while tethered. Free-flight tests are planned in the fall of…

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NMSU, FAA pursue sought-after drone research

Posted by Joseph on August 20, 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

I am the Sr. External Pilot on the Aerostar UAS. Here is a link the the article that the local news paper wrote about our program...

Here is the sUAS link.…

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UAS Directory Growth

Posted by Eric Kubicka on August 20, 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

We are up to 250+ firms on our directory. We are planning to do a check on hiring soon to see where the industry stands. If you have any comments send a note to eric@uascareercentral.com we look forward to hearing from you.

It would be great to get…

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Refurbish a damaged 4S battery - Do not try this!

Posted by Jorge Brites on August 20, 2014 at 7:30am 25 Comments

I purchased a 5000mA Turnigy Nano-Teck 4S 35C, at Hobbyking for my quad-copter in build.

After a small error, i fried out one the "ground side" cell of my battery with 5 or 6 recharge cycles.

So i decided that i dont need right now a 3S battery, so i purchased a 1S Turnigy Battery bundle to repair my damaged one.

So first thing first, remove the…

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Complete Spanish Latin American translated documentation for APMCopter and APMPlane

Posted by enzo vinko criado on August 20, 2014 at 5:30am 14 Comments

AERODRONE OCTAQUAD TAROT TIGER U7 420 KV PIXHAWK 40 MINUTE FLIGHT TIME

 

Dear Comunity, I am working in a complete!, Yes, a complete…

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Man Creates Flying Hexacopter Drone With 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen

Posted by Bob on August 19, 2014 at 9:00pm 2 Comments

The body of DeRosa's first hexacopter (source: Plasticity Productions)

The body of DeRosa’s first hexacopter (source: Plasticity Productions)

When 3D printing pens burst onto the scene…

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First flight of ArduPilot on Linux

Posted by Andrew Tridgell on August 19, 2014 at 8:59pm 33 Comments

I'm delighted to announce that the effort to port ArduPilot to Linux reached an important milestone yesterday with the first flight of a fixed wing aircraft on a Linux based autopilot running ArduPilot.

As I mentioned in a…

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Vulture 2 spaceplane hits 100km/h - strapped to a van roof

Posted by Lester Haines on August 19, 2014 at 7:18am 10 Comments

We're obliged to Linus Penzlien (seen above in boffin pipe mode) and Andrew Tridgell for all their hard work last week working on the custom APM:Plane parameters/commands for our Vulture 2…

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Aerial Survey in Uganda

Posted by Luke Wijnberg on August 19, 2014 at 6:27am 16 Comments

Mark Wijnberg Land Surveyors recently completed an aerial survey of a river valley in a remote section of Western Uganda. The area is found on the Eastern slopes of the Rwenzori…

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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

AeroVironment converts its second loan in CybAero

AeroVironment converts its second loan in CybAero

First North-listed CybAero, which develops and markets unmanned helicopters, has received a request from its US partner AeroVironment to convert its second convertible loan. Following the conversion, AeroVironment will hold a stake of around 6.9% in CybAero. The loan that…

Tetracam and Pix4D Forge Global Alliance to Improve Farming Through Remote Sensing

Tetracam and Pix4D Forge Global Alliance to Improve Farming Through Remote Sensing

Chatsworth, California and Lausanne, Switzerland — August 21, 2014—Tetracam and Pix4D today jointly announced a global alliance that combines the technological strengths of both companies to improve farming by means of airborne remote sensing. The alliance is only the latest…

India:- Army eyeing IIT-made UAV for border patrolling

India:- Army eyeing IIT-made UAV for border patrolling

Researchers at IIT-Kanpur have developed India’s first low-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that could be used for anything from patrolling the border to traffic and crowd monitoring. The aircraft, called P1, is commanded by a computer pilot on the…

College of Charleston takes new drone on its maiden voyage

College of Charleston takes new drone on its maiden voyage

By Philip Weiss CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Faculty and students from the College of Charleston were in James Island Thursday testing out their newest high tech piece of equipment that will provide a unique view in future research projects. The…

Students compete in UAS challenge

Students compete in UAS challenge

By Kelley King DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Teams of high school students put their unmanned aerial vehicles to the test for Destination: Dayton High School UAS Challenge at Sinclair Community College Saturday. During the daylong three part competition, students will…

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