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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 autopilot runs a variety of powerful free and open UAV software systems from the Dronecode Foundation, including:
Hello Drone Lovers!
Ivan here from Easy Aerial Inc.
this is a flight done with the Proxima II, using a UAVDevBoard v4 for autopilot assisted thermal exploitation.
Telemetry on screen is done with DashWare. I had to create a profile for UDB to use the telemetry file with that program and had to adapt a few gauges also. The profile is attached, in the case someone needs…Continue
After typhoon Haiyan devastated Tacloban and areas around it, a lot of UAV's have been utilized to do damage assessments. And some pilots complained that they saw UAV's flying in the area during the relief operations.
As a POC, we have fitted an ADS-B receiver on the DJI M100. The ADS-B…Continue
We just launched a new research survey exploring your drone-buying experiences, where you bought, what seller services matter, and where you intend to buy drones and/or small unmanned aerial systems. As a short 13-question survey, it’s designed for those who have bought or will buy a drone for either…Continue
This is an "exploded" view of my rotor design. Leading and trailing edge foam cores moved out of position to show internal details.
This design features a cylindrical bearingless rotor root, with droop stop. Airfoil shaped pieces on inboard and outboard ends of rotor airfoil…Continue
We're very excited to announce the release of UgCS 2.8.
Visually the first thing you will notice is that the new version features an improved user interface – you are now able to change the visual theme yourself. By default it now comes with a new…
Nowadays, amateur drones have an amazing range of applications. You may wonder: “Can I use my drone for photogrammetry?” and the answer is “Yes”.
Source video (4k / 2160p):
3D Model created using Agisoft…Continue
Pixhawk is a great autopilot, we love its robustness and rich sets of features. Nowadays it is a de-facto to low cost autonomous vehicle application.
There’re always some changes you want to make in an open source design, this rule also applies to Pixhawk. First, I want to make it smaller, to fit it into a f5B glider fuselage, with built-in dampers and a plastic shell could survive a hard crash. Then I want to make the sensors to be replaceable, so I can test new…Continue