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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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LOHAN spaceplane mission relocates to Spaceport America

Posted by Lester Haines on August 22, 2014 at 8:09am 0 Comments

The forces of bureaucratic darkness have obliged us to relocate the planned launch of the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission to Spaceport America in New Mexico.

You can…

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New NGB Filters and Higher Resolution Camera at Event 38

Posted by Jeff Taylor on August 21, 2014 at 12:09pm 5 Comments

We've been hard at work improving our popular NGB filter glass over the summer and the latest design is finally in! This design cuts off higher wavelength NIR light around 770nm. That reduces the amount of light crossing over to the Green and Blue channels which are also sensitive to NIR light,…

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NASA's electric plane achieves vertical takeoff

Posted by Aym Altorra on August 20, 2014 at 8:00pm 7 Comments

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.

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

Posted by Jorge Brites on August 20, 2014 at 7:30am 49 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 15 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 38 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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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

Drone flies to film Spitfire and Blades display team at Shoreham Airport

Drone flies to film Spitfire and Blades display team at Shoreham Airport

In a perfect example of old and new – footage has been released of our Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (drone) flying alongside one of the last remaining Spitfire’s as it taxi’s at Shoreham Airport. The Shoreham airshow press day attracted media…

New NGB Filters and Higher Resolution Camera at Event 38

New NGB Filters and Higher Resolution Camera at Event 38

Event 38 Unmanned Systems announced today the release of two new optical sensor options for its E384 mapping aircraft. The latest design revision of the popular NGB converted cameras and filters is available immediately. These cameras collect visible and infrared…

Topcon announces partnership with MAVinci for worldwide UAS distribution

Topcon announces partnership with MAVinci for worldwide UAS distribution

  Topcon Positioning Group has entered into a worldwide distribution partnership agreement with Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) provider MAVinci GmbH. As the result of the partnership — Sirius — a fixed-wing UAS series guided with Topcon GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite…

Amazon says delivery drones will be ready when the FAA approves them

Amazon says delivery drones will be ready when the FAA approves them

      Rachel Lerman and Marcus R. Donner Albany Business Review It’s not exactly legal yet, but Amazon’s research and development team is still working “aggressively” on delivery drones, a company official said this week. “The FAA is the…

OSD Joint Test Prepares for Upcoming Field Test at Point Mugu, California

OSD Joint Test Prepares for Upcoming Field Test at Point Mugu, California

  Nellis Air Force Base—The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Joint Test and Evaluation Joint Counter Low, Slow, Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Joint Test (JCLU JT), sponsored by the United States (US) Air Force Warfare Center and operating…

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