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This community is the birthplace of ArduPilot, 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, including:
It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We've now passed 86,000 members! We're also more than ten years old!
Rather than simply give the usual monthly traffic snapshot, I thought I'd give the data…Continue
Hi! I'd like to share something i did about a year ago as a part of my master thesis about aerial construction.
This quick experiment used a Leica MS60 Total Station - an instrument often used for positioning machines on a construction site, to guide a quadrotor along a pre planned trajectory, drawn in a CAD…Continue
I am sure most folks here would know how to do this, the more I play with the Sky Viper the more impressed I am with its potential as a lead into the world of Ardupilot and yesterday even UTM's
The official hacking thread is here.…Continue
Eagle Eye-30IE is a 3-axis high stabilized gimbal with EO(electro-optical) and IR(infrared) sensors for drone inspection,surveillance,search and rescue applications.The SONY 30X zoom camera provides 1080P 60FPS full HD video streaming and up to 360X zoom capability,which enable you to see every detail you need in the air even you are…Continue
Design, dimensions and technical specifications.
I thought people here might be interested in a project that I’ve been working on for a while.
There are no affordable extended duration underwater exploration projects and I’ve developed a hardware platform to provide this capability. The glider uses a mixture of 3D…Continue
Okay, there is so much stuff in the title so let's start with the generator on the prototype
This is the prototype, the generator is only for demonstration purpose because the generator at the moment is made from a nitro engine with all the connected problems (vibration and fuel consumption). A good thing…Continue
Which is the key to designing a High-Performance UAV?
Answer: Extreme customization of the battery pack with high-energy density cylindrical cells!
We can maximize the performance through engineering a very custom battery pack. This is the key to develop a…Continue