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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:

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WiFi Telemetry with Cheap 3$ ESP8266

Posted by Omer on July 29, 2015 at 7:30am 5 Comments

Hello all,

It's not a new achievement using wifi as Telemetry but this UART to WiFi module has really long range (up to 400 meters), and unbeatable price. Very small form factor (about 2cm x 1.5cm) and light (3 gr). Great for the small sized UAVs. And your Smart Phone or Tablet will become a GCS with no additional hardware. And with module's available GPIOs…

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Drones: A force for good when flying in the face of disaster (UK Guardian)

Posted by Patrick Meier on July 29, 2015 at 4:33am 0 Comments

Unmanned aircraft can be put to effective use in humanitarian situations, but a code of conduct is needed to make sure they are used safely and efficiently

UK Guardian, July 28,…

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Exploring the secrets of flying wing design with CFD.

Posted by Andrew Rabbitt on July 28, 2015 at 9:36pm 34 Comments

The flying wing design I have been working on for some time now has been slowly evolving as I have learned more about aerodynamics and expanded my skill set with modelling tools of various forms.  I have recently completely re-surfaced my design with new aerofoil sections and better, more consistent surface…

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Warehouses logistics and something else

Posted by DroneBox Team on July 28, 2015 at 12:30pm 3 Comments

Tricopters, quadcopters, hexacopters, octocopters, etc.

The drone-world is evolving quite fast and nowadays one can see very curious vehicles and configurations that surprisingly (or not) are able to fly properly.

This is due to the possibility that some open source autopilots like Pixhawk…

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Pixhawk-powered solar plane sets new endurance record: 81 hours!

Posted by Chris Anderson on July 28, 2015 at 7:10am 24 Comments

Congrats to the ETH Autonomous Systems Lab for this milestone with a Pixhawk-powered fixed wing drone. Next stop: crossing the Atlantic! From the team:

Two weeks after having demonstrated …

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Fun with collision-resistant drones

Posted by AdrienB on July 28, 2015 at 3:41am 3 Comments

We wanted to share a fun video we made recently. Our drones can interact with obstacles and humans, which is opening amazing new applications, be it for accessing hard-to-reach places or for having fun with them. 

We achieve that through a passively rotating protective cage an control algorithms that keep the drone stable at all times. More than just a…

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PID Gains explained like never before!

Posted by Alexandre Mainardi on July 27, 2015 at 6:30pm 11 Comments

[IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest 2015 Submission]

This is a video introduction to controlling self-driving cars, specifically using PID-control. Special emphasis is placed on how the proportional, integral, and derivative gains affect the performance of the vehicle.



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Pixhawk + ODROID + MAVLinkAutoPylot

Posted by Simon D. Levy on July 26, 2015 at 2:31pm 4 Comments

After we demoed a little five-channel "AutoPylot" program on a Naze32 with ODROID companion board, our friends at A2USA, Inc . asked us whether we could do the same for the Pixhawk that they use for flying their big birds.  We started modifying…

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3D FPV camera The BlackBird 2 and FPV goggles

Posted by Egor_FPV3DCam on July 26, 2015 at 1:17pm 3 Comments

Today I want to publish a series of pictures on how you can obtain stereoscopic video 3D FPV flight camera The…

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Military Drone Helping Search For Missing San Francisco Survival Teacher In El Dorado County

Military Drone Helping Search For Missing San Francisco Survival Teacher In El Dorado County

by Steve Large EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — A military drone is providing leads in the search for a missing teacher who was last seen on a motorcycle in El Dorado County. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department made the…

Suffolk legislature bans drones over county beaches

Suffolk legislature bans drones over county beaches

by   by Paul Squire Fearing that drones with cameras could intrude on residents’ privacy, the Suffolk County Legislature voted Tuesday to ban drone use over county public beaches during the summer and require operators to get permits to fly the devices…

Solar-powered 81-hours flight successful: A new endurance world record!

Solar-powered 81-hours flight successful: A new endurance world record!

by Two weeks after having demonstrated AtlantikSolar’s first 24-hour flight , the fixed-wing team of ETH Zurich’s Autonomous Systems Lab has reached another milestone: A continuous flight of its 6.8kg AtlantikSolar Unmanned Aerial Vehicle that spanned a total of 2316km and 81.5…

Insurers Warned to ‘Think Before You Snap’ as Florida Drone Privacy Law Takes Flight

Insurers Warned to ‘Think Before You Snap’ as Florida Drone Privacy Law Takes Flight

by By Amy O’ Connor The new Florida drone privacy law could have some unintended consequences for insurers looking to use or insure unmanned aircraft systems (UAM) technology. The Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act (FUSA), which took effect in Florida July…

Amazon and Google aren’t the only ones with a delivery drone

Amazon and Google aren’t the only ones with a delivery drone

by By Martyn Williams In the race to develop a drone that delivers packages, don’t count out Workhorse, a truck maker based in Loveland, Ohio. Workhorse isn’t as high profile as Amazon or Google, but on Tuesday it demonstrated an eight-rotor…

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