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This community is the birthplace of ArduPilot, 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, including:
Completed a successful "Auto Mode" test today using a simple rectangular circuit. From the "CTUN" graph you can see the roll and pitch response matches the demand. The aircraft flew stable and as expected, I also repeated this test using 2 different altitudes verifying throttle, airspeed, and rate of climb in…Continue
We have reached the sixth week in our autopilot precision series. In this series we test different drones and autopilots by flying them on a simple photogrammetry route created in UgCS.
So far we have analysed DJI Phantom 4, DJI Naza-M V2, Mikrokopter Quad XL, DJI A2 as well as PX4. This week we take a look…
Most of the parts have arrived so I've been able to get accurate measurements and start on the airframe, a small tricopter. Materials are carbon tubes & 3D printed PLA.
The laws here in Chile are restrictive. You need a license, drone registration, insurance and the drone has to pass inspection - apparently *very* hard to get.
If the drone weighs less than 700 grams its classed as a toy, which means no restrictions other than common sense and being…Continue
The FAA predicts there will be 7 million drones registered in the US by 2020. While over half of the drones flying today belong to hobbyists, the rest are owned by private enterprise and various government agencies.
However, despite their popularity, drones are…Continue
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This winter I rebuilt my XJ470: added a PiZero with a Picam. This PiZero functions as a companion computer with a python dronekit and a WiFi access point enabling a mavlinkbridge. Hence an android tablet, running Tower, can be connected to this WiFi access point for monitoring…Continue
The Small Business Unmanned Systems Exposition 2017 is one more week out May 4, 5th and 6th and this is your limited opportunity to get an edge on your competition in the volatile sUAS…Continue
Sky-Drones has recently released SmartAP PDB - Power Distribution Board for professional aerial systems. It supports up to 14S Batteries (60V input), has integrated current sensor, transfers high power from the battery to ESCs / Motors and generates power supply for the flight controller and other peripherals…Continue
Thanks as always to all the community members who make this growth possible, and especially to the administrators and moderators who approve new members,…Continue
Hi, everyone, this is the fifth part of our autopilot precision series in which we test the different drones and autopilots by flying them on a photogrammetry route created in UgCS.
So far we have published the results for DJI Phantom 4, DJI Naza-M V2, Mikrokopter Quad XL and DJI A2. This week we finally…