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Welcome to DIY Drones!


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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Drone Maker 3D Robotics Raises $50 Million In Latest Round

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on February 26, 2015 at 3:34pm 10 Comments

Forbes

By Frank Bi and Ryan Mac

Less than two weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration unveiled its proposed regulations for commercial drones, one California-based drone company sealed its latest…

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DAS LAB using 3D printer technology on making rapid UAV prototyping

Posted by DAS Lab on February 26, 2015 at 6:00am 4 Comments

                                                                                   

We started to make a lightweight, high performance, long endurance UAV airplane for multiple purposes. The features will be, live monitoring, 3D aerial mapping, thermal monitoring ect. To make an extra challenge for our self we planned to  make the air plane weight less than 1 kg and see how quickly we can make the plane.

3D print is that it allows us to print very…

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FPV Racer X8 Quadcopter

Posted by Peter Gulin on February 26, 2015 at 4:01am 9 Comments

Hello,

Ive recently crashed my FPV Racer (Pictures below).

The problem was I lost contact with the transmitter on my end and ended up falling from a 30 Meter Height onto hard concrete. Thought it would have completely destroyed the drone, but as i panicked and came to my…

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Drones used to monitor Koala population

Posted by Quadzimodo on February 25, 2015 at 10:35pm 0 Comments

The Queensland University of Technology are employing drones to assist in monitoring Koala population and distribution. This is important work that could help to improve our understanding of this…

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Kickstarter : Low cost 2G/3G board with cheap plan (1$/month for 1Mb)

Posted by Bertrand Duchiron on February 25, 2015 at 9:31pm 5 Comments

The Electron is a tiny development kit for creating cellular-connected electronics projects and products. It comes with a SIM card and an affordable data plan for low-bandwidth things.



Imagine a cellular-connected Arduino, but with a…

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FPV Gimbal For Zoom Camera - First Week of Tests

Posted by Greg Dronsky on February 25, 2015 at 6:30pm 11 Comments

Hi guys, 

First i'd like to thank all of you for your comments regarding our first post (http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/fpv-gimbal-for-zoom-camera?xg_source=activity). Your comments helped us with technical issues and got us really positively…

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Using smartphone for the brain of a drone

Posted by Kai Yan on February 24, 2015 at 9:01pm 25 Comments

Hi DIY Drones, we are happy to write here about our drone that use smartphone as the brain, and phone's display for its face! We are trying to build an API set that runs on Android, which send commands in MAVLINK over USB serial to Pixhawk.

We were researchers of optimization problems at Stanford univ. and the…

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An Autopilot in the clouds - part 6.5

Posted by Jesper Andersen on February 23, 2015 at 9:30pm 4 Comments

An Autopilot in the clouds - part 6.

The loooong wait...

Weather here in Denmark is optimal right now, if you’re either a fish or create 110% waterproof hardware. So while waiting to get a decent chance for the UTV1 to…

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Grandma flies a drone

Posted by Eduardo Romero on February 23, 2015 at 9:00pm 1 Comment

Those GoPro people are running out of ideas at this point.... If you look closely im pretty sure someone just gave her a DJI controller that was non operational. l

 
 
 

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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

Drones with heat-tracking cameras used to monitor koala population

Drones with heat-tracking cameras used to monitor koala population

By Jessica van Vonderen Queensland researchers are hoping drones will aid in the conservation of threatened species like koalas. Traditionally, koalas were counted by people on the ground but now they can be tracked by robots from the air. Researchers fitted…

Italian Air Force becomes the launch customer of Piaggio Aerospace’s P.1HH Unmanned Aerial System

Italian Air Force becomes the launch customer of Piaggio Aerospace’s P.1HH Unmanned Aerial System

The Italian Air Force will be the launch customer of the P.1HH HammerHead Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), a state-of-the-art multipurpose UAS, designed and developed by Piaggio Aerospace. This decision was announced at IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi, in presence of…

Resource Group (UK) and DroneView Technologies Collaborate on Drone (UAV) Training in the United States

Resource Group (UK) and DroneView Technologies Collaborate on Drone (UAV) Training in the United States

Resource Group, an international supplier of resource solutions to the aviation industry with offices across the UK, Germany, Switzerland and China together with DroneView Technologies, headquartered in Detroit, Michigan today confirmed that they are working towards collaborating on the delivery…

Drone Maker 3D Robotics Raises $50 Million In Latest Round

Drone Maker 3D Robotics Raises $50 Million In Latest Round

By Frank Bi and Ryan Mac Less than two weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration unveiled its proposed regulations for commercial drones, one California-based drone company sealed its latest round of financing. North America’s largest personal drone manufacturer, 3D Robotics,…

CybAero Year-End Report January–December 2014 CybAero AB


Net sales: SEK 46.8 million (SEK 24.4 million) EBITDA: SEK -22.3 million (SEK -15 million) Operating loss: SEK -33.7 million (SEK -24.3 million) Loss after tax: SEK 34.2 million (SEK 25.4 million) Earnings per share: SEK -1.62 (SEK -2.94) Events…

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