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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:

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Its time for a little drone humor

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on July 27, 2014 at 6:30am 0 Comments

It looks like even parents are getting in on the drone phenomenon to see what their kids are up to!

Regards,

TCIII ArduRover2…

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First UAV Near Miss with Ag Aircraft Reported in Pacific Northwest

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on July 25, 2014 at 12:00pm 32 Comments

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From the SUAS Feed

Earlier this week a pilot from Idaho was preparing to begin a spray run through a field. Barely visible ahead of him was a small stationary object. He decided it must be a kite since a bird would not remain motionless. As he neared the object, it rapidly shot straight up.…

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Capturing Images With Film Not a Digital Camera, A Pioneer of UAS

Posted by Rob Thompson on July 25, 2014 at 8:49am 2 Comments

We like to think what we are doing is new, however some folks have been pioneering the way for us for a long time. People like Bert Wagner of Advanced Aerials can remember a time he would use film to capture images and then run to the 1 hour photo to have them developed. Only when the film was developed did they find out if they got the shot or if they had to go back and re-shoot. This article I am linking to is from 1998 Rotary Modeler Magazine…

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Nymbus 650 Kickstarter Project Endorsed by Gary Gress

Posted by Tom Ciesielka on July 25, 2014 at 6:30am 2 Comments

The Nymbus 650 Kickstarter Project was the result of a licensing agreement between CUVR and Gary Gress of Gress Aerospace and the…

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DroTek releases DroPix flight controller

Posted by sixtimesseven on July 25, 2014 at 4:00am 18 Comments

Just received the newsletter that DroTek is finally ready to release it`s Pixhawk compatible flight controller made in France! So no more NSA style regulation from our "friends" and no more DF-13 connectors ;-) They release a hole bunch of modules as well, for example a neo-7 GPS... …

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Seattle's Komo News does Tame Story about Drone Buzzing Space Needle

Posted by Timothy Clemans on July 25, 2014 at 12:30am 21 Comments

Seattle's Komo News did an excellent piece about a drone buzzing the Space Needle this week. The video is at http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Police-investigate-drone-strike-on-Space-Needle-268518072.html?tab=video&c=y I was…

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Multiple UAV Path Planning and Optimization

Posted by Gustavo Avellar on July 24, 2014 at 2:45pm 12 Comments

I have recently finished my Master studies in electrical engineering and robotics. The focus of my thesis are UAVs and the title is UAV Navigation for Area Coverage and Time Optimization. One of the goals of this study was to answer two questions:

  1. What is the best path that will reduce each UAV flight time and the overall mission time?
  2. Does…
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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

There’s No Flying in Drone School

There's No Flying in Drone School

By JACK NICAS and ANDREA GALLO Welcome to drone school. Please don’t fly any drones. Capitalizing on an anticipated boom in the unmanned-aircraft industry, several U.S. universities and colleges are launching training programs for future drone pilots. The problem: the Federal Aviation Administration…

Alava Ingenieros supplies fully integrated Nano-Hypersec sensor for UAS

Alava Ingenieros supplies fully integrated Nano-Hypersec sensor for UAS

The Spanish firm, specializing in providing high technology solutions, has supplied the first nano hyperspectral camera in the world, to be applied to the R&D project, named INTELECTA, backed by the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI). This initiative is…

NRT bans drone photography in northeastern US

NRT bans drone photography in northeastern US

Teke Wiggin The nation’s largest real estate brokerage is warning agents who work out of more than 200 offices in the northeastern U.S. not to commission drone photography from vendors until the Federal Aviation Administration issues “clearly defined rules” governing the…

First UAV Near Miss with Ag Aircraft Reported in Pacific Northwest

First UAV Near Miss with Ag Aircraft Reported in Pacific Northwest

Earlier this week a pilot from Idaho was preparing to begin a spray run through a field. Barely visible ahead of him was a small stationary object. He decided it must be a kite since a bird would not remain…

FAA grants comment extension at the request of AMA

FAA grants comment extension at the request of AMA

Well done the AMA, now its time for folks to really get writing so far its been lackluster. I wonder if this will allow the FAA to delay the more important for our readers, small rule making NPRM?? At the request of…

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