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Michel Kosloff replied to marcelo siqueira lopes's discussion Arducopter MavLink To Hott Telemetry Adapter
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Graham Dyer replied to Shaheen Adelinia's discussion FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. PLEASE HELP.
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Arducopter MavLink To Hott Telemetry Adapter

Started by marcelo siqueira lopes in Wireless communications. Last reply by Michel Kosloff 7 minutes ago. 3 Replies

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. PLEASE HELP.

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New RTK GPS on Indiegogo

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33 Percent of Online Shoppers Would Welcome Drone Deliveries

Posted by FlightBots.com on May 2, 2015 at 4:21pm 2 Comments

Drone Deliveries

Consumer research specialists eDigitalResearch asked 2,040 UK online shoppers in January 2015 for their views on drone deliveries.



They discovered that 33 percent of online shoppers would…

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Chinese APM/Pixhawk dev community taking off

Posted by Chris Anderson on May 2, 2015 at 1:49pm 1 Comment

RenTT writes to let us know that the Chinese APM/Pixhawk developer community is taking off, and there is a new site focused on this called…

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Hybrid hex uses gas/electric combo to get 2.5 hours flight time

Posted by Chris Anderson on May 2, 2015 at 12:08pm 2 Comments

If you can ignore the over-the-top music on this video from Top Flight, the MIT spin-off company has some very interesting power technology that can get 100 mile range of one gallon of gas.  More details in…

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Affordable new RTK GPS, designed for Pixhawk/APM

Posted by Chris Anderson on May 2, 2015 at 12:00pm 2 Comments

This new Indiegogo project looks very good, and at $225 Reach is about a quarter of the price of other RTK GPSs. Backed!

What is Reach and what is it for?

Reach is for applications when your standard GPS with…

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OLH-360 - 3DPrinted - APM - Mini Octocopter

Posted by Wipo on May 2, 2015 at 5:53am 0 Comments

This week I tested my (almost) finished mini octocopter wich is build on a 3D printed frame. 

Motor to motor is 360mm. Max 5 inch prop can be mounted on 18xx or 22xx motors.

Flightcontroller: APM 2.5

FPV: 700TVL sony cam / 5.8GHZ 25mw / MinimOSD

Telemetry: Lantronix B/G WIFI module

RC: 40mhz…

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NASA UAV VTOL successfull forward flight

Posted by Paul Meier on May 2, 2015 at 3:30am 6 Comments

Hopefully (as against expectations) they will produce and sell the airframe for us the hobbyist ;)

NASA GL-10 takeoff

A team at NASA's Langley Research Center is developing a concept of a battery-powered plane that has 10 engines and can take off like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an aircraft. The prototype, called Greased Lightning or GL-10, is currently in the design and…

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A new patent pending VTOL

Posted by Colugo on May 1, 2015 at 10:25pm 6 Comments

A new patent pending VTOL

ARcopter from …

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DIY Angle of Attack Wind Vanes - Part 3

Posted by Jose.L.Jr on May 1, 2015 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Follow up of this article on wind vanes.

You find…

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New X-100 High performance AHRS with GPS

Posted by federico lolli on May 1, 2015 at 8:30am 3 Comments

High performance product , featuring vibration-rejecting gyroscopes. It sets the industry standard for reliable MEMS based INS’s, AHRS’s, VRU’s and IMU’s pioneering as an convenient alternative for cost effective system.…

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UAV news from sUAS News

The Age of Drone Vandalism Begins With an Epic NYC Tag

The Age of Drone Vandalism Begins With an Epic NYC Tag

by ARTHUR HOLLAND MICHEL IN THE EARLY hours of Wednesday morning, the age of robotic graffiti was born. KATSU, a well-known graffiti artist and vandal, used a hacked Phantom drone to paint a giant red scribble across Kendall Jenner’s face on…

AirMap Launches to Enable Safe, Legal and Hassle-Free Drone Flying

AirMap Launches to Enable Safe, Legal and Hassle-Free Drone Flying

by Launching today, AirMap is a free, comprehensive digital map that allows unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operators to visualize the airspace around them, including areas where they may not be permitted to fly. Airspace rules are complex. AirMap removes barriers to compliance…

VectorNav Introduces Surface Mount VN-300 Dual Antenna GPS/INS

VectorNav Introduces Surface Mount VN-300 Dual Antenna GPS/INS

by VectorNav Technologies introduced today a surface mount version of its market-leading VN-300 Dual Antenna GPS-aided Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS). The VN-300 surface mount device (SMD) is a miniature MEMS-based inertial navigation module that includes both inertial navigation and GPS-compassing…

China is really interested in the military drone business

China is really interested in the military drone business

by MEGHA RAJAGOPALAN, REUTERS BEIJING (Reuters) – China is stepping up research into military drones as its arms industry looks to increase export volumes, hoping to gain traction with cheaper technology and a willingness to sell to countries Western states are…

Puck in Hand, Velodyne LiDAR to Return to sUSB Expo at the Presidio

Puck in Hand, Velodyne LiDAR to Return to sUSB Expo at the Presidio

by Juchmann to Present at Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition, ‘The Silicon Valley Drone Show,’ on April 30 Making its third consecutive appearance, Velodyne LiDAR will be on hand during this week’s Small Unmanned Systems Business Exposition (http://susbexpo.com/) at San Francisco’s  Presidio,…

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