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Thorsten commented on Hugues's blog post 1h:15min flight time - Airbotservices X4 with brushless gimbal & fullHD camera on 12mm rail system
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Bernt Christian Egeland commented on Bernt Christian Egeland's blog post Navio+, Awsome flight controller from Emlid. Tested with 4G Cellular communications
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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
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  • APM:Rover, a fully-autonomous ground-based vehicle system

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Simple 3D-printed CoG mount for Iris+ to carry a mapping camera

Posted by lianpinkoh on April 20, 2015 at 3:52pm 0 Comments

A simple, light weight and cheap 3D-printed camera mount for the 3DR Iris+ to carry a mapping camera at its Centre of Gravity. 

More images here: URAF

3D file available here: …

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DIY Drones at 66,000 members!

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on April 20, 2015 at 6:30am 4 Comments

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 66,000!!!!

There were approximately 1.7 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 57,000 page views a day on average). It took us just 26 days to add…

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Radical M carbon gimbal

Posted by jacekheli on April 20, 2015 at 6:18am 15 Comments



Radical M carbon gimbal

Hi,

I would like to announce my newest project which was made during last few months.

Weight for 2 axis 520g

Weight for 3 axis 620g

Alex or other controller

All wires and pcb inside the frame

Camera…

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Space One FPV New Orbit One 250 Mini Drone Racer

Posted by FlightBots.com on April 20, 2015 at 5:40am 0 Comments

The Orbit One 250

a new mini racer drone manufactured by California-based Space One FPV.

Space One FPV www.spaceonefpv.com



The…

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World’s Most Beautiful Aerial Videos

Posted by FlightBots.com on April 20, 2015 at 3:30am 5 Comments

We’ve searched far and wide for the very best aerial imagery from around the world.

Videos that feature amazing perspectives and scenery - and all filmed with the help of drones.



  Some of the most beautiful aerial videos in the world.…

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A tribute to the hacker origins of MultiWii

Posted by Chris Anderson on April 19, 2015 at 8:34pm 2 Comments

Hackaday gives a well-deserved call-out to the creators of the MultiWii project:

With more than five years down the road in this successful hack, [Alexinparis] and his pioneering…

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Navio+, Awsome flight controller from Emlid. Tested with 4G Cellular communications

Posted by Bernt Christian Egeland on April 19, 2015 at 10:30am 16 Comments

Hi Everyone.

I would like to share my experience using navio+ as flight controller.

At first when discovered navio i was a little skeptic if this board could really be as good as it looks. I read all the…

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Make a IR camera from your FLIR TAU

Posted by Drone thermal camera on April 18, 2015 at 1:30pm 8 Comments



FLIR TAU cores are often used in our "drone" community as a very simple thermal imagers. But what about to make from FLIR TAU full value thermal camera with USB3 or GigE (Gigabite Ethernet) output?

USB3 and GigE modules are designed and manufactured by Workswell for easy and…

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Autonomous Airborne Docking for Refueling or Recharging

Posted by Dan Wilson on April 18, 2015 at 12:03am 38 Comments

This video shows some recent flight test results from my PhD research on autonomous UAV docking, that was conducted with the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR) at The University of Sydney. To the best of our knowledge, these experiments are the first time two UAVs have docked in mid-air.

Some of my other videos provide more specifics on the…

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A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Drone Delivery Challenge, is here

UAV news from sUAS News

MIT grad’s anti-drone tech being used at the Boston Marathon

MIT grad’s anti-drone tech being used at the Boston Marathon

by Sara Castellanos The Boston Marathon on Monday was using technology developed by an MITgraduate that warns Boston Police Department officers when drones are entering the airspace above the 30,000 marathon runners. This year’s 26.2 mile-long course was declared a “no-drone…

Mysterious Drone Causing Headaches in Mansfield

Mysterious Drone Causing Headaches in Mansfield

by By Ray Villeda A Mansfield man says a drone was hovering outside his first floor window. He called police and was told there was little they could do about it. Late last month, JR Page was checking the pool filter…

New Postal Service delivery fleet could include drones

New Postal Service delivery fleet could include drones

by Andy Medici The Postal Service has whittled down the companies bidding to build the next generation of its delivery vehicles – and one of them is offering up an all-electric truck that doubles as a drone launcher. The agency…

Singapore:- Drone Bill unlikely to affect hobbyists

Singapore:- Drone Bill unlikely to affect hobbyists

by Lester Hio The new guidelines for flying drones are unlikely to restrict recreational operators here, as hobbyists say their models do not fall under the restrictions listed. The Unmanned Aircraft (Public Safety and Security) Bill, tabled in Parliament last…

Drone hovering around Lincoln fire raises questions

Drone hovering around Lincoln fire raises questions

by By Andrew Ozaki LINCOLN, Neb. —A drone hovering around a three-alarm fire in Lincoln last week raised questions from authorities. A police officer asked the pilot to ground the quadcopter at the request of the fire department, which he did.…

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