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Flush Airdata Sensing

Figure 1:  Mechanical Air Data Boom tested in 4x4 tunnelAir data can be acquired by mean of…See More
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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 from the Dronecode Foundation, including:

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Flush Airdata Sensing

Posted by Jose.L.Jr on July 25, 2016 at 6:26am 0 Comments

Figure 1 Flush Airdata Sensing

Figure 1:  Mechanical Air Data Boom tested in 4x4 tunnel

Air data can be acquired by mean of mechanical probes protruding from the airframe. In many cases was also possible to find a placement for the probe that is out of the body modified airfield. Very common is the nose mounted air data boom. In Figure 1 you find one mechanical …


Precis-BX305 Quick Start Guide Released

Posted by TersusAdmin on July 24, 2016 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Welcome to the Precis-BX305 Quick Start Guide. Here you will find instructions for how to use the Precis-BX305 RTK board in some simple steps with illustration. Of course, more details of its application could be found in Precis-BX305 User Guide.

We are also…


PX4, aerial 16x zoom lens Walkera Voyager 4

Posted by noeL on July 22, 2016 at 2:30pm 4 Comments

An update and sneak peek at the Walkera Voyager 4, after a long year of development, flight controller PX4.

Voyager 4 is a unique fusion of both aerodynamics and aerial video technology running on‬ 2.4 gHz or 4G LTE with Apple IOS App.  Expanding the range as far as you can, as long as you have 4G mobile…


Watch First FAA-Approved Home Drone Delivery Drop off Slurpees

Posted by Steve Crowe on July 22, 2016 at 9:20am 8 Comments

Well, that didn’t take long. A week after telling Robotics Trends it will be carrying out home drone deliveries within a year, Flirtey just completed the first FAA-approved drone delivery to a home.

Flirtey partnered with 7-Eleven, in honor of the convenience store’s 89th birthday,…


Procyon 800E Phase 2 Beta Testing Begins

Posted by Rob_Lefebvre on July 21, 2016 at 5:59pm 32 Comments

( Blog Reposted From Here )

NOVAerial Robotics is pleased to announce that Phase-2 beta testing of the revolutionary…


"Wing Board" using Pixhawk and GCS...

Posted by Joe Renteria on July 21, 2016 at 4:00pm 8 Comments

From Gizmag:

What started as a 1/6th scale model and an audacious (and ultimately doomed)…


260mm quad flies 70mph, 4k 150FOV powered by Nvidia, Open API

Posted by Jon on July 21, 2016 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

Interesting story about a young entrepreneur who is starting up this impressive spec quad. Also has some sort of internal 3 axis gimbal?…


New Report: Drones in Public Safety and First Responder Operations

Posted by Colin Snow on July 21, 2016 at 1:45pm 1 Comment

This post first appeared in sUAS News 'The Market'


It may not seem like it, but drones are still in their infancy and only proving themselves through the rigorous testing done privately, commercially, and by…


DronesLab DeltaQuad prototype at PX4 headquarters in Zurich

Posted by sander on July 21, 2016 at 7:00am 1 Comment

The second prototype of the DeltaQuad was given to the PX4 team at ETH in Zurich. The DeltaQuad is a VTOL flying wing based on the Skywalker X8. It is currently under development at…


FPV racer hardware review : Flycolor 4 in 1 F3 board

Posted by Hugues on July 20, 2016 at 6:58am 1 Comment


This is a hardware review of an interesting product for FPV racers. I do not know for how long it exists but I could not find any other reviews on youtube.

This product consists in an integration of mutliple components you would otherwise need to solder and assemble together with lots of wiring, thus saving weight and making a…


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