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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:
In a nutshell, the Vertex is a tilt-rotor UAV that combines the flight time, range and speed of an airplane with the hovering, vertical takeoff and landing capabilities of a multicopter. The Vertex is designed to be a versatile platform that can be adapted to various performance levels by using interchangeable wing sections and flying with one or two batteries…Continue
Interesting idea, small deliveries adding up where large ones would be shot down. These are Pixhawk-powered fixed-wing UAVs.
From the BBC:
How do you deliver food and medicine to people in an area where a cargo plane would be shot down? It was a question that kept US Air Force pilot Mark Jacobsen awake at night after he met Syrian…
I would like to share this design made by a group of undergraduate students in the course called "Aerospace Systems Design Project".
Tilt rotor aircraft - The Flying Battenberg
The iMechE set out a competition…Continue
Last time I looked at a set of 18650 batteries that had some nice specs, but in the end proved to give me less flying time than my half capacity LI-PO.
I got a lot of…Continue
We did not build that, but you can!
I would like to introduce TwoDee Evo Ng.It is a dslr sized ( it can be discussed if you notice the photo ) brushless diy gimbal.You can define the size of your gimbal with 4 pieces carbon…Continue
In January we published news that we completed test integration of 3DR copter with Sagetech XPS-TR transponder.…Continue
(my image: 2015)
Yesterday, I finally felt happy enough with my first mapping experiments to share my ideas, experiences and results with you. I was a little bit apprehensive at first; the prospect of adding gps location information to a non-gps camera seemed too daunting a task for…Continue
Just to introduce ourselves, we're CUAir, Cornell's Autonomous Aerial Vehicle team. We've been working with the ArduPilot for the year, switching over from a commericial autopilot. Most of our work is going into designing a new web based ground station (which will be available at the end of this year). I'll be mostly talking about our work so far with the ArduPilot, what we've learned, and what it's like to try to perform a full autonomous mission with…Continue