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Alex Wong replied to Edgar Scott's discussion Should we put an end to requiring a traditional Tx for Multicopters? in the group ArduCopter User Group
"To answer you question in short: No. As always, it is not as black and white as you might first…"
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Dreaded Vibrations! - Please help, giving up!

So I am using a pixhawk on a quad and it works great if I just let it hover, POS hold is rock solid…See More
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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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Blog Posts

Comparing traditional CSI procedures with UAV Mapping

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on November 27, 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Experimental project organized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Pix4D, using UAV models from Draganfly and Aeryon Labs. The goal is comparing traditional CSI procedures with UAV mapping.

More information here Pix4D (It can take a bit for…

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GoPro Developing Line of Consumer Drones

Posted by Rui Costa on November 27, 2014 at 5:59am 3 Comments

GoPro Inc. is developing its own line of consumer drones to expand from its core business of making wearable video cameras popular with surfers and other sports enthusiasts, according to people familiar with its plans.

The company plans to start selling multirotor helicopters equipped with high-definition…

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My Free Foam board 250 sized quadcopter plans.

Posted by Jake Wells on November 26, 2014 at 9:00pm 11 Comments

I've been working on this project for about a month and a half. I was sick of replacing props and I wanted a lighter cheap frame. This frame with wood weighs 193grams. Hope someone out there enjoys it as much as I do. …

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Virtualrobotix E-Shop offer a great discount coupon for your Black Friday.

Posted by Roberto Navoni on November 26, 2014 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

These are the board developed by VR Lab available in the store : VR micro Gimbal , VR Multi Constellation GPS 8  ,VR Micro Brain 5 and plug and play VR micro telemetry board .

Example how is possible to assemble  the…

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The Delivery Drones are now available from PRE-Flight

Posted by Jose Pena on November 26, 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments



  • The Delivery Drones are now available.

    "Delivery Drone's Here" will be a common phrase in 2-3 years time as urgent flying deliveries will be commonplace - shipping cargoes as mundane as beer and pizza to more vital necessities like medicines and survival kits.

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    The word is out that big companies like Amazon…

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Who's going to the LA Drone Expo?

Posted by nicco on November 26, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Check it out at LAdronexpo

A Foldable 3-D printed 250 Quad Designed By High School Students

Posted by Georgie xu on November 26, 2014 at 4:00am 8 Comments

This is a very compact and robust quad designed and built by me and another Chinese student that will fit snugly in a large pocket. Hasn't flown yet since the motors are still shipping, but it feels very sturdy and should be rigid enough to stay stable at high throttle, and don't worry about the joints, they'll be fastened with aluminum screws and bolts. The quad is designed to house a pixhawk with cover removed(there will be a protective roof) and carry a mobius or an HD19…

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Great Stuff

Posted by Gary Mortimer on November 26, 2014 at 12:10am 6 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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GimBALL - 3D printed DIY Gimbal with closed hull - PART2 (assembly)

Posted by Adrián Nagy Hinst on November 25, 2014 at 11:29am 14 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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Prototype Tiltrotor Development using APM 2.5

Posted by Team Tiltrotor on November 25, 2014 at 8:30am 16 Comments

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 detailed project summary…

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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

Flying robots to start serving in restaurants by end-2015

Flying robots to start serving in restaurants by end-2015

By Robin Choo SINGAPORE: Restaurant-goers in Singapore can expect to be served by autonomous flying robots – the world’s first commercial attempt – by the end of next year. Infinium-Serve, the autonomous flying robotic waiters, will be first launched at one…

HEXO+ BlackFriday Deal

HEXO+ BlackFriday Deal

Guys, all the contests we did on our channels have showed how much of an incredible community you are, helping us spread the word to achieve this aerial filming revolution together. We love this spirit. And would like to keep…

You have control

You have control

Short and sweet, to the point nothing more needed really well done the UK. In the month that our USA readers started noticing the sky falling down. http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=1995

AirStrato, Affordable, solar powered, stratospheric drone

AirStrato, Affordable, solar powered, stratospheric drone

The revolutionary AirStrato (www.airstrato.com) drone comes into the market as an aircraft with the flight ceiling of 60,000 ft (18,000m) and the size of a large Predator drone, at the cost of an expensive car. AirStrato can be controlled from…

Indian UAV maker off to a flying start

Indian UAV maker off to a flying start

DEBABRATA DAS NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 25: Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi blockbuster Interstellar might just have given a glimpse into the future when it showed the film’s protagonist chasing down an Indian-made drone. Although the country is yet to manufacture large unmanned aerial vehicles…

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