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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:
I had this idea in mind for a long time now, and when I heard about the Mimic from Freefly, I decided to do it for real. This is also part of some small projects I did about all the ways you can connect an Arduino to your radio transmitter to extend his capabilities.
So let's start with the Mimic, you can see here in action:…
Sam Weiss and I have put together a short, 30 minute course on designing aircraft for specific missions. Would you mind watching these three 10-minute videos and leaving some feedback? We're looking specifically for comments and suggestions of what areas within aircraft design are not well understood or are the most…
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announces the largest civil penalty the FAA has proposed against a UAS operator for endangering the safety of our airspace.
The FAA proposes a $1.9 million civil penalty against SkyPan International, Inc. of Chicago. Between March 21, 2012, and Dec. 15, 2014, SkyPan…Continue
Finally getting around to posting about our successful test of our Multi-Point Repeater aircraft last August.
Basically we were able to fly a Quad Mission relaying the mavlink data via our repeater aircraft, itself in an autonomous mission 400ft above. Both the Quad…Continue
We’re excited to announce that our
subscription based CADDrones.com community is now FREE for anyone to join. All members now have full access to every page and feature free of charge. Now that we are no longer subscription based we will not have the available resources to hire contractors for the needed positions. Our goal is to make CAD,…
Hello DIY Drones Community:
I have come up with some interesting articles regarding UAV legislation and projected sales for the upcoming holiday season that might affect the use of drones for regular folk and businesses.
Jason Koebler of Motherboard.com wrote an…Continue