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Matt replied to Shane Rushbrook's discussion Throttle Issues on Start up
"Get used to the prop breakage ;-) It's a strange one as my setup is identical -- Taranis,…"
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aziz kountche replied to aziz kountche's discussion impossible to roll in FBWA mode !!!!!!
"hello , yes i set a correct tunned for the plane . its the xuav talon with extenstion wing , fly…"
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Jean-Louis Naudin commented on Jean-Louis Naudin's blog post Successful test of the Cheerson CX-20 (APM + Arducoper firmware inside)
"@Tod: I have used the Cx-20 factory setup for the telemetry. The CX-20 firmware has not been…"
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Shane Rushbrook replied to Shane Rushbrook's discussion Throttle Issues on Start up
"Hi Matt, Yes I have the blades off the frame. I understand what can happen and the pain that can be…"
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Using AUX pins as relays for CHDK

Started by Dave Williams in PX4 and Pixhawk Hardware. Last reply by Kyle Gardner 3 minutes ago. 65 Replies

Throttle Issues on Start up

Started by Shane Rushbrook in Arducopter 3.x (Multicopter). Last reply by Matt 7 minutes ago. 3 Replies

impossible to roll in FBWA mode !!!!!!

Started by aziz kountche in Flying/Tuning Planes. Last reply by aziz kountche 11 minutes ago. 3 Replies

Drone information for urban firefighting

Started by Lieutenant Casey Kerwin in Unassigned category. Last reply by Quadzimodo 24 minutes ago. 9 Replies

mavlink & matlab

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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 home of ArduPilot, 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:

  • 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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Blog Posts!

Posted by Taylor Davis on July 29, 2014 at 9:30pm 3 Comments

3DR Announces Acquisition of Sifteo: Cutting-Edge Electronics, Cutting-Edge Drones

Posted by Roger Sollenberger on July 29, 2014 at 3:28pm 2 Comments

3D Robotics is very happy to announce our acquisition of consumer electronics pioneers, Sifteo.

Sifteo brings to 3DR valuable and unique expertise in developing fun and engaging high-tech consumer products. With their groundbreaking Sifteo Cubes (which The New York Times …


3D Prints of work

Posted by Gary Mortimer on July 29, 2014 at 8:36am 1 Comment

I thought this was pretty cute, well done to boot

Shooting by the company Photos aériennes / post processing and 3D printing by Drones Imaging.



seL4 Secure Micro kernel

Posted by Chris Norris on July 28, 2014 at 6:11am 11 Comments

"A nippy microkernel mathematically proven to be bug free*, and used to protect drones from hacking, will be released as open source tomorrow."

Has anyone heard about or seen this? How applicable is this to the Pixhawk, Pi or BeagleBone flight controller efforts? The best bit is that it seems to assure that all user mode code…


V-Map precise aerial mapping

Posted by Nuno on July 28, 2014 at 4:30am 8 Comments

New product, seems fine to making mapping, but don't know the cost, and whats the advantages/disadvantages comparing to     

The standard V-Map system now features the…

Continue - interactive map of videos of all the places of the world

Posted by MoviesOnMap on July 27, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

We're creating interactive map of videos of all the places of the world This will allow to see any places of the Earth or help the tourists to better plan their routes.

Anyone can add videos to the map. After approval, it will appear on the map.

Many drones owners from Germany, Sweden, France, China, USA, Holland, Ukraine are adding awesome HD video of beaches, mountains, deserts, towns,…


Its time for a little drone humor

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on July 27, 2014 at 6:30am 0 Comments

It looks like even parents are getting in on the drone phenomenon to see what their kids are up to!


TCIII ArduRover2…


First UAV Near Miss with Ag Aircraft Reported in Pacific Northwest

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on July 25, 2014 at 12:00pm 39 Comments


From the SUAS Feed

Earlier this week a pilot from Idaho was preparing to begin a spray run through a field. Barely visible ahead of him was a small stationary object. He decided it must be a kite since a bird would not remain motionless. As he neared the object, it rapidly shot straight up.…



Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Drone Delivery Challenge, is here

UAV news from sUAS News

Robotic Aerial Mapping/Precision Agriculture

Robotic Aerial Mapping/Precision Agriculture

ING Robotic Aviation is partnering with ASG Mapping to rigorously assess and develop the application of small robotic aircraft systems for gathering high quality, positionally accurate, and interoperable geospatial data. This project is focused on the emerging commercial applications for…

Business: Cape Cod drones still up in the air

Business: Cape Cod drones still up in the air

By ROBERT GOLD A bright white drone, with four arms jutting from its center, whirs to life. John Ciluzzi, armed with a remote complete with GPS tracker and video screen, navigates the battery-powered drone into the air in an empty parking…

Details of Ukraine UAV requirement revealed

Details of Ukraine UAV requirement revealed

By: BETH STEVENSON A contract for leased unmanned air vehicle (UAV) services in support of the security mission in Ukraine is expected to be awarded imminently, an industry source reveals. The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) recently issued a…

Arkansas high school to start drones program

Arkansas high school to start drones program

BEEBE, Ark. (AP) — Beebe will be bringing drones to school this fall. The school district will offer a drones class after ninth- and 10th-grade Principal Mike Tarkington got the idea for starting one while watching an episode of “60 Minutes” about them…

Unmanned K-MAX Returns from Deployment

Unmanned K-MAX Returns from Deployment

After a nearly three-year deployment, the K-MAX cargo UAS returned from deployment with the U.S. Marine Corps. K-MAX helped reduce the number of convoys on the ground and delivered more than 4.5 million pounds of supplies to troops.

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