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Kevin Lopez Alvarez commented on DROTEK's blog post Drotek releases first L1 RTK GNSS compatible with PixHawk (ArduPilot/PX4)
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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 (now known as APM), 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:

  • 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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Drotek releases first L1 RTK GNSS compatible with PixHawk (ArduPilot/PX4)

Posted by DROTEK on February 6, 2016 at 1:40am 18 Comments

Dear Community,

Drotek, French tech start-up is proud to release its L1 RTK GNSS ! RTK technology allows to enhance GNSS positioning and to go down to centimeter level precision.

We have seen a lot of RTK boards coming up. However we have witnessed…

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The most powerful RC + Telemetry system on the market "Ultimate LRS 2000mW, 433MHz"

Posted by Rana on February 5, 2016 at 8:00pm 7 Comments

I have a great news for the RC community that you can DIY the most powerful RC + Telemetry system on the market "ULRS 2000mW" using OrangeRX 433MHz 1W module and my 2W power mode. You need to have a magnifying lens and a small tip knife to do this mod. My greatest gratitude to FlipFlap…

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World's first hydrogen pellet drone flight

Posted by Duffy on February 5, 2016 at 10:00am 6 Comments

A demanding project for the platform in delivering maximum efficiency, and after some lamination schedule and power setup optimizations the Raptor E1 by RaptorUAS delivered the first ever hydrogen pellet powered drone flight.…

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Drone's related UI benchmark study

Posted by Beatriz Palmeiro on February 5, 2016 at 9:30am 12 Comments

We'd like to share with you a study around the current state of UI related to drone flights to find positive aspects and improvements areas on them.

14 tools were analysed through video…

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The History of the Modern Consumer Drone

Posted by AKRCGUY on February 4, 2016 at 5:35pm 15 Comments

A comical view of the short history of the modern consumer drone.

Drone Racing Might Just Be The Next Big Thing

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on February 4, 2016 at 11:47am 6 Comments

From Hackaday

by: 

Arguably, drones are one of the next big things that will revolutionize many industries. We’ve already seen them portrayed in many movies and TV shows in not-so-distant futures, and what with Amazon planning drone deliveries, we can’t imagine it’ll be long before they are a common…

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Swarming robot boats demonstrate self-learning

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on February 4, 2016 at 11:30am 11 Comments

The sea-going robots are made using digital manufacturing techniques

The sea-going robots are made using digital manufacturing techniques

(Credit: Biomachines Lab)

From Giz Magazine

   FEBRUARY 2, 2016

Robots…

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GoPro is in a massive tailspin

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on February 4, 2016 at 8:16am 25 Comments

From CNN Money

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Recharge your drone at my place

Posted by Thomas Stone on February 4, 2016 at 8:02am 9 Comments

Does anybody want to move in next door? We could send drones to each other ad infinitum. :) I cannot confirm if this installation increases/decreases the value of your home. 

This test represents an interesting combination of products and technology from 3DR,…

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DIY Drones at 75,000 members!

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on February 3, 2016 at 1:54pm 25 Comments

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's a big 75,000!!!!

There were approximately 1.4 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 45,000 page views a day on average). It took us just 30…

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UAV news from sUAS News

Super Skywalker 2+ hours endurance

Super Skywalker 2+ hours endurance

Spanish company Airelectronics have done the obvious. Extended the wings of one of the most popular foam flyers out there the Skywalker. They claim the 40% increase in wingspan brings the useful flight time out to 2.5 hours. With modern graphene based batteries and a slightly more streamlined payload they might reach out to 3…

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Kongsberg Gallium Announces Company Name Change to Kongsberg Geospatial

Kongsberg Gallium Announces Company Name Change to Kongsberg Geospatial

Kongsberg Gallium, an Ottawa-based developer of real-time, mission critical, geospatial visualisation software, announced today that they will be changing their name to Kongsberg Geospatial Ltd., effective immediately. The move is part of a comprehensive rebranding strategy to more effectively align the Company’s name with its future strategy and functional role as part of the Kongsberg family of companies.…

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UAS Services – Understanding your Client

UAS Services – Understanding your Client

The global drone industry continues to expand exponentially and as it does so, new markets emerge where the benefits of unmanned aviation technology can be applied.  In seeking to operate in Oil & Gas, Energy, Renewables, Utilities, Construction, Security and many others, it is critical for emerging service providers to not just identify what those markets are but understand…

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Israeli, South Korean firms forming JV for UAV production

Israeli, South Korean firms forming JV for UAV production

Hankuk Carbon, a Korean composite manufacturer, and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have signed a MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) to establish a Joint Venture to develop, manufacture, and sale Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV). Both companies will co-develop and co-manufacture the next generation VTOL UAV. The Joint Venture will begin by developing…

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Drone hits Empire State building.

Drone hits Empire State building.

Time to install a primate anti drone system According to the NYPD, a small drone crashed into the 40th floor and then dropped onto a landing on the 35th floor. Police charged suspect Sean Riddle with reckless endangerment. They said he was trying to take pictures and lost control of the aircraft. Sean mentions the incident on…

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