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Cioro replied to Marcin's discussion How to mount Sony a6000 to tarot 650 in the group Terrain/Surface Mapping
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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 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:

  • PX4, a pro-quality copter, plane, rover and VTOL software stack from the Dronecode Foundation
  • 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

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Drones for Firefighting: Infographic

Posted by Jet Flora on December 15, 2017 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

In the past, local authorities have complained about the irresponsible use of UAVs and issued a plea to drone hobbyists to keep their drones grounded as they can cause major delays and problems in firefighting operations. However, the responsible use of this technology can play a large part in fire departments…

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DroneClash: Eight teams signed up to win the 50.000 Euro prize money

Posted by microuav on December 13, 2017 at 12:37pm 0 Comments

Here again an update of DroneClash.
Eight teams signed up at the last moment of the deadline! Exactly what we were aiming at.
The ticket sale (www.droneclash.nl/tickets/) is now officially opened,…
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HYBRiX, 3 hours and 35 minutes flight time in hover

Posted by Jose Luis Cortes on December 13, 2017 at 3:30am 8 Comments

Hi all,

I would like to share our last experience. It is a flight of 3 hours and 35 minutes in hover. It is our longest flight so far, the flight is an internal test in which we did…

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Getting Started with Emlid Reach RS

Posted by Emlid on December 12, 2017 at 4:30am 0 Comments

Hey there!

We’ve recently released the first video of Emlid Reach RS RTK GNSS Receiver Getting Started series!

The video covers the process of…

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Interesting insight into what bugs in jetliner autopilots look like

Posted by Chris Anderson on December 12, 2017 at 12:11am 0 Comments

From a FAA alert about a bug in the Rockwell Collins autopilot that is used in many jetliners. Interesting, it's easier for them to fix the airport database that these autopilots use than the…

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Training video for ComNav Technology K708 GNSS OEM board

Posted by Wade Zhang on December 11, 2017 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

If more questions, please feel free to contact GNSS.OEM@comnavtech.com

MAP-Tech USV Autopilot

Posted by BMS on December 11, 2017 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

Thought i would post a video of my MAP-Tech USV conversion done on a center console boat, All kinds of data feedback & control over I.P with less than a second delay. …

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Implementing a simple Trajectory Tracking algorithm with Python

Posted by Tiziano Fiorenzani on December 10, 2017 at 9:30am 3 Comments

Hi everyone, I posted a new video of my series. This time we are going to write a script for tracking a circular trajectory around a waypoint that we provide using Mission Planner.

Be sure you watch the previous video about Drone Delivery as we are…

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Vision of a full-automated farm drone system

Posted by Chris Anderson on December 8, 2017 at 8:35am 6 Comments

This is still in the prototype stage, but it's an inspiring vision of what farm drones could someday be

 
 
 

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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 Vertical Horizontal one, is here

UAV news from sUAS News

New ICAO and UK CAA training agreement supports No Country Left Behind

A new training agreement signed at the 1st ICAO Safety and Air Navigation Implementation Symposium by ICAO’s Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu, and the International Director of the United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (UKCAA), Mr. Ben Alcott, will directly contribute towards the strengthening of global compliance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs). The agreement will […]

Dual GPS sensor for autonomous navigation with drones

The most advanced drones use GPS sensors for Smart navigation functions such as keeping its position at a fixed altitude and position, “Go Home” maneuvers enabling the drone to go back to the takeoff location, autonomous flights which are possible due to a route prepared in advance and made of referenced points by GPS locations… All […]

YellowScan and Geotrim sign a distribution agreement for Finland

YellowScan and Geotrim have concluded a distribution agreement for Finland. Headquartered in Vantaa, Geotrim is the Finnish Distributor of Trimble Geomatics solutions with long time experience on Imaging and UAV technologies. The agreement broadens YellowScan´s coverage in the Scandinavian regions. UAVs in combination with LiDAR technologies are now recognised as one of the most effective and reliable […]

Sentera and AgDNA announce Ag data integration via John Deere operations centre

The John Deere operations centre facilitates seamless integration of data between Sentera and AgDNA products. Sentera and AgDNA announce completion of API integration work that allows users to seamlessly share real-time in-season precision ag information using the John Deere Operations Center. Integration with the Operations Center helps Sentera and AgDNA customers make better decisions and […]

American Robotics Unveils Fully Autonomous Drone System for Precision Farming

american robotics American Robotics, an industrial drone developer specializing in agricultural automation, has unveiled its flagship product ScoutTM. It is a self-charging, self-managing drone system capable of autonomously carrying out daily scouting missions. By 2050, the world population is expected to grow to 10 billion. As a result farmers will need to increase food production by 70%. […]

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