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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 (now known as APM), 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:

  • APM:Copter, a fully-autonomous multicopter and heli UAV system
  • APM:Plane, a pro-level UAV system for planes of all types
  • APM:Rover, a fully-autonomous ground-based vehicle system

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Posted by Gary Mortimer on November 26, 2014 at 12:10am 0 Comments

A quadriplegic man who is confined to his bedroom has used his computing expertise to see the world from his bedroom, by flying a camera-mounted drone up to thousands of miles.

Stuart Turner could soon be looking round the Grand Canyon or Niagra Falls using…

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Prototype Tiltrotor Development using APM 2.5

Posted by Team Tiltrotor on November 25, 2014 at 11:11pm 1 Comment

We are a two-man team that just completed the first major phase of our yearlong APM 2.5 tiltrotor project. We wanted to keep things in the dark until we knew it had potential. Here is a quick summary, but if you’re interested in VTOL aircraft, we’d really like you to read our…

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GimBALL - 3D printed DIY Gimbal with closed hull - PART2 (assembly)

Posted by Adrián Nagy Hinst on November 25, 2014 at 11:29am 11 Comments

Hi again,

Hereby I'd like to continue my project. As I said earlier, all parts were printed using a Stratasys 3D printer, which uses FDM technology and support material too.…

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ArduCopter 3.2 Released

Posted by Randy on November 24, 2014 at 8:56pm 24 Comments

ArduCopter 3.2 (aka APM:Copter) has been released as the default version replacing AC3.1.5. This is the exact same version that we invited all users to test two weeks ago.  Users who wish continue using AC3.1.5 can find it under the "Pick…

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APM:Plane 3.2.0 released

Posted by Andrew Tridgell on November 24, 2014 at 8:20pm 35 Comments

The ardupilot development team is proud to announce the release of version 3.2.0 of APM:Plane. This is a major release with a lot of new features.



The changes span a lot of different areas of the code, but arguably the most important changes are:…
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MyGeekShow's Daily USA Trip Videos Start December 1st

Posted by Trent at MyGeekShow on November 24, 2014 at 4:20pm 8 Comments

Finally! Time to publish and share my USA Trip Videos. I'll be releasing one each day starting December 1st through December 8th.

You can watch in on:

MyGeekShow's Website: http://mygeekshow.com/usatrip/

YouTube Channel:…

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GimBALL - 3D printed DIY Gimbal with closed hull - PART1 (design)

Posted by Adrián Nagy Hinst on November 24, 2014 at 11:09am 31 Comments

Hi guys, 

let me introduce my latest project, a 3D printed gimbal for MobiusHD camera. I call it GimBALL regarding of it's shape...

My goal was to make a closed, aerodynamic shaped gimbal, which can be used in the front of a plane (ie. X-UAV Talon), up to 100 km/h airspeed. So I tried to make thisthing  as…

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Maiden drive of APM:Rover2 on Raspberry Pi with Navio

Posted by Emlid on November 24, 2014 at 8:30am 2 Comments

Hello guys!

We were fascinated by the idea of controlling a drone directly from Linux from the very beginning. Navio was created exactly with that purpose in mind. Your support let us finalize the hardware and get to…

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Outdoor Flight Demo at Maker Faire Tokyo 2014

Posted by Masafumi Miwa on November 24, 2014 at 6:30am 3 Comments

Maker Faire Tokyo was was held on November 23 and the 24th.

My labo and my friends exhibited our multi copters.

This time, we did flight demonstration of semi-scalled Thunder Bird…

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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 Drone Delivery Challenge, is here

UAV news from sUAS News

On Campus: Pilot of Camp Randall drone remains unknown

On Campus: Pilot of Camp Randall drone remains unknown

By Dan Simmons | Wisconsin State Journal The flight lasted just minutes and sparked a federal investigation. But a month and a half later, University of Wisconsin police still don’t know who flew a drone over Camp Randall Stadium during a…

Bedroom-bound quadriplegic develops drone to see the world

Bedroom-bound quadriplegic develops drone to see the world

By Tom Brooks-Pollock A quadriplegic man who is confined to his bedroom has used his computing expertise to see the world from his bedroom, by flying a camera-mounted drone up to thousands of miles. Stuart Turner could soon be looking round…

Schatz Urges FAA to Address Safety and Security Risks of Drones

Schatz Urges FAA to Address Safety and Security Risks of Drones

By Maui Now Staff US Senator Brian Schatz of Hawaiʻi is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to address safety an security risks associated with the public use of drones. The request comes following reports of small unmanned aircraft or drone sightings…

AMA – sUAS/Drone Prerecorded Broadcast

AMA – sUAS/Drone Prerecorded Broadcast

On Tuesday, November 25 AMA’s Rich Hanson and Dave Mathewson answered your most commonly asked questions regarding the FAA and sUAS (Drone) legislative & regulatory issues. I find myself getting increasingly annoyed about all the quoting without accreditation that’s happening.…

X-men take to the Cornish skies

X-men take to the Cornish skies

The X-men have taken hold in the depths of Cornwall with the formation of the Navy’s first squadron of unmanned aircraft. 700X – X for ‘Xperimental’ – Naval Air Squadron will be at the vanguard of the Fleet Air Arm’s…

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