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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
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Our DIY Robocars sister community in the news

Posted by Chris Anderson on September 26, 2017 at 7:02am 0 Comments

Jalopnik covers our DIY Robocars sister community. If you're in the Bay Area or one of the other half-dozen areas with these races, join us!  We'll also be competing in the Sparkfun AVC in Denver in October,

12X 1080P IR Laser Night Vision Drone Zoom Camera

Posted by yangdaonline on September 26, 2017 at 3:30am 1 Comment

Sky Eye-12NL is one 1080P 12X zoom camera designed for multirotors to carry out night vision mission like inspection,surveillance,search and rescue,due to its powerful night vision capability.It consists of one 1080P 12X stellar zoom camera and a IR laser illuminator served as an auxiliary IR light for the zoom camera.The…


Introducing SmartAP MAX

Posted by Kirill on September 25, 2017 at 9:01am 4 Comments

Sky-Drones is proud to announce the release of SmartAP MAX - perfect solution for the variety of drones applications with outstanding reliability and flight performance. SmartAP MAX provides maximum capabilities in minimum dimensions. 

  • Miniature: Compact size and light weight makes integration of…

UAV/Drone Battery - 6S6P 90A 1998W assembled with Panasonic Li-ion NCR20700B cells

Posted by Cristian Miuta on September 23, 2017 at 10:00am 10 Comments

6S6P 90A NCR20700B

Designed to power supply the high-efficiency electric-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or unmanned ground vehicles (UGV)…


I built a thermalling drone.

Posted by GliderUAV on September 23, 2017 at 2:08am 8 Comments


I hope you like my narrated tour of my recent flight. It is based on MatrixPilot.

Many thanks to the UavDevBoard development team.



Precision of Vertical Maneuvers – It's All About Safety

Posted by Kristaps Brass on September 21, 2017 at 5:42am 13 Comments


Not long ago we did tests with multiple different drones to find out how precisely can they follow a standard photogrammetry route -…


Why the need For an 2,4ghz RC uplink?

Posted by luke cooke on September 20, 2017 at 11:10am 12 Comments

Hi all,

I Have a plan to build my own handheld groundcontroll station and was thinking about the 2,4ghz rc side of things... With having  a 433mhz telemetry uplink is there any need for a Traditional RC link?

If my Thinking is correct the 3DR Solo uses the Telemetry signal for RC controll Too, Correct me if im wrong! If they…


R-Line 850mAh 95C 4S Racing Drone Battery

Posted by sarah lee on September 19, 2017 at 12:30am 0 Comments

As we know, Tattu R-Line battery is specifically designed for professional FPV racing competitions, they are more powerful t

han any graphine battery. Higher capacity, lower internal resistance and lower landing temperatures won the pilots’ love. Now I found Tattu r-line released 850mAh 4s 95c racing drone battery

Tattu R-Line 850mAh 14.8V 95C 4S1P Lipo Battery Pack…


Building a sub-500 gram (< 1.1 pound) quadcopter

Posted by yannis on September 18, 2017 at 3:00pm 5 Comments

I wanted to build a lightweight quadcopter frame for some time, and I've eventually found time to do it. Hereby I summarize some aspects of the build that allowed me to save weight.

Note that this is a summary of the complete post in my blog.

I’ve chosen to build a very simple X frame for this build. The frame is made out…



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

Introducing SmartAP MAX

ap max Sky-Drones is proud to announce the release of SmartAP MAX – perfect solution for the variety of drones applications with outstanding reliability and flight performance. SmartAP MAX provides maximum capabilities in minimum dimensions. Miniature: Compact size and light weight makes integration of the flight controller into any type of the drone quick and easy Advanced: Rich […]

US Army helicopter collision with a drone is a “catastrophe waiting to happen”

droneshield DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO), a global provider of drone detection and mitigation products, notes a September 22, 2017 New York Post report on a collision between a US Army Black Hawk helicopter and a rogue drone over Staten Island in New York. The Army helicopter is understood to have conducted an emergency landing following the collision, […]

Hydroid demonstrates underwater launch of Aerovironment’s Blackwing UAV

Hydroid, Inc. teamed with L3 Aerospace Systems, Sparton Corporation and AeroVironment, Inc. to successfully demonstrate the latest unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) capabilities, including the launch of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), at ANTX in Newport, RI last month. Outfitted with L3’s Rio Nino signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection payload and a Sparton Hammerhead canister containing an […]

Pix4D announces a new user certification program

Drone technology is rapidly evolving and our technology is changing daily. Being a Pix4D certified user will allow users to benchmark their skills and technical knowledge of drone mapping photogrammetry. Also, officially-certified users can get recognized with an official Pix4D certificate and a digital badge to display on their website and LinkedIn. “It is exciting […]

The CHICOMMS Syndrone

I must preface this entry with the disclaimer that most of it is postulating on my part. It is meant as food for thought on possible motives for why a company would voluntarily launch a haphazardly designed and untested system that ultimately serves to limit their product viability. Another notable mention would be that I […]

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