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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 (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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MultiSpek Sensor Overview

Posted by MultiSpek on February 28, 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

MultiSpekSensorOverview from MultiSpek on Vimeo.

The MultiSpek team is proud to announce our first product video release.  This video is an overview of the…
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BrushedSparky - TauLabs integrated frame FPV brushed microquadcopter

Posted by James Cotton on February 28, 2015 at 5:27pm 0 Comments

 

OsoGrande got me into brushed microquadcopters recently. Sparky2 has some buffered outputs so at first I was just slapping it on frames and jury rigging things together. Very quickly, I wanted something more elegant.…

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A Rather Enchanting Combination of Puppetry and Quadcoptery

Posted by Mark Harrison on February 28, 2015 at 2:28pm 0 Comments

I don't know any more than what 777BlueAngel notes on his Youtube page:

Showtime Nandlstadt 2015 - Harry Potter
Not only the kids loved Dietmar Metz's radio controlled Harry Potter.

A Microsoft Vision of the Future...

Posted by F. C. Bearsch "Tearig" on February 28, 2015 at 8:30am 4 Comments

Microsoft’s vision of the future: Everything is a screen, and thin is in

Redmond shows us a…

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Drones flying at Oshkosh! Part of EAA AirVenture's Aviation Gateway Park

Posted by Dick Knapinski on February 27, 2015 at 2:34pm 1 Comment

Wanted to pass this along as an FYI.…

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Pacificbots - Update

Posted by PacificBots on February 27, 2015 at 12:30pm 3 Comments

Finally was able to get one of the bots out onto the water. For this test, I chose an area of San Francisco Bay that is subject to strong currents during the tide changes. As the tide was going out, the current was about 3 knots. The bot did fine. There were plenty of settings to tweak and a few adjustments of the Pixhawk PID had things working smoothly.

Some takeaways from the test.

Turn radius: Once I threw the switch into autonomous mode, I notice some…

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Drone Maker 3D Robotics Raises $50 Million In Latest Round

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on February 26, 2015 at 3:34pm 20 Comments

Forbes

By Frank Bi and Ryan Mac

Less than two weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration unveiled its proposed regulations for commercial drones, one California-based drone company sealed its latest…

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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

AdNear logging WiFi in LA

AdNear logging WiFi in LA

Not the first time this has happened but the first time a company has announced it on their blog. AdNear are a location based marketing firm from Singapore. They aim to deliver adverts to you as you walk past a…

NWUAV:- First Commercial UAV Propulsion System Approved For Export

NWUAV:- First Commercial UAV Propulsion System Approved For Export

NWUAV announced today the initial shipment of their NW-44cc Fuel Injected engine to an undisclosed foreign customer. This is the first of three customers that have signed up for the COTS 44cc Multi-fuel engine that has been in development for…

Drones with heat-tracking cameras used to monitor koala population

Drones with heat-tracking cameras used to monitor koala population

By Jessica van Vonderen Queensland researchers are hoping drones will aid in the conservation of threatened species like koalas. Traditionally, koalas were counted by people on the ground but now they can be tracked by robots from the air. Researchers fitted…

Italian Air Force becomes the launch customer of Piaggio Aerospace’s P.1HH Unmanned Aerial System

Italian Air Force becomes the launch customer of Piaggio Aerospace’s P.1HH Unmanned Aerial System

The Italian Air Force will be the launch customer of the P.1HH HammerHead Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), a state-of-the-art multipurpose UAS, designed and developed by Piaggio Aerospace. This decision was announced at IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi, in presence of…

Resource Group (UK) and DroneView Technologies Collaborate on Drone (UAV) Training in the United States

Resource Group (UK) and DroneView Technologies Collaborate on Drone (UAV) Training in the United States

Resource Group, an international supplier of resource solutions to the aviation industry with offices across the UK, Germany, Switzerland and China together with DroneView Technologies, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan today confirmed that they are working towards collaborating on the delivery…

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