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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 autopilot runs a variety of powerful free and open UAV software systems from the Dronecode Foundation, 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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Examples of civilian uses of drones                   Glossary of confusing terms 

Blog Posts

OneDrone.ONE - Modular Drone System

Posted by on November 30, 2015 at 1:29pm 1 Comment

I'm happy to present a project which occupied quite a lot of our time in the last year. We didn't plan to go public yet, but after I saw couple of days ago that colleagues from BoxBotix are working on pretty similar concept, we decided to present some initial info to diydrones community.…


ROSimple: Programming APMrover through blocks

Posted by Iñigo Muguruza on November 30, 2015 at 2:37am 2 Comments

Continuing our work in simplifying the use of drones and robots for any public, we are delighted to announce that we have started adding support for APM based vehicles in…


Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design

Posted by Greg Dronsky on November 29, 2015 at 1:21pm 42 Comments

Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project today — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its drone. You know, the …


Launch Party!

Posted by Coby on November 29, 2015 at 11:00am 3 Comments

For those of you in the Fort Collins area, we will be having a Launch party on Dec 2nd at the Shop.  We go live with our Kickstarter the morning of Dec 1st so figured we would have a small party to celebrate.

More info and RSVP here please.…


New Modular Cameras - Olympus AIR (A01) and Vivitar IU680

Posted by Jethro Hazelhurst on November 29, 2015 at 4:00am 8 Comments

image of Olympus AIR A01

The latest trend in camera products - modular cameras - is good news for us as drone users.

With Sony releasing products such as the QX100 and QX1 it seemed like high quality alternatives to the gopro we're becoming available.

Now with Olympus and soon Vivitar being the latest companies to add their own modular camera to the list, it looks like 2016 will be an interesting year for modular camera technology.

Here is a…


DJI Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 are now supported in UgCS!

Posted by Kristaps Brass on November 28, 2015 at 1:24am 8 Comments

We are glad to announce that DJI Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 are now supported in UgCS desktop mission planning software. This works through our Android app UgCS for DJI available now on Google Play. The app connects to DJI Phantom 3 or Inspire 1 remote the same way DJI native app does. What is…


OpenLRSng: Brotronics Broversity RX, the Missing Manual

Posted by Marc MERLIN on November 27, 2015 at 11:00pm 14 Comments

If you're doing long range, and you're using ardupilot, you probably are using or want to be using the open source OpenLRSng.

The most interesting OpenLRSng receiver I found was the "Brotronics Broversity RX", but its documentation was minimal, so I wrote some and made a demo video:…


Biomechanical simulation of dung beetles

Posted by Yutaca Sawai on November 27, 2015 at 1:30am 7 Comments

I design it to carry Relief goods to disaster city while hurtling the desert for long periods.

« explanation »

 - Fore legs decide traveling direction.

 - Mid legs which is most close to the centroid take most traction and load.

 - Hind legs are auxiliary legs for moving the left and right legs…


Professional carbon fiber frame - 2

Posted by Yang Wang on November 26, 2015 at 8:30pm 10 Comments

Hi all~

This is the second episode. The first episode is here:

We decided to make it ... more…


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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 Pylon Race, is here

UAV news from sUAS News

Drones are changing jobs and creating new ones

Drones are changing jobs and creating new ones

Melanie BurgessCareerOne Photographers, surveyors, the TV and advertising industry and building inspectors are all embracing the relatively new technology to make their work easier, safer or more innovative, Total RPA chief executive and chief instructor Andrew Campbell says. “Most pilots are starting their own businesses with photography or adding aerial photography to their business,” he…

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Canada:- Regional RPAS Safety Advisor

Canada:- Regional RPAS Safety Advisor

COMPLIANCE AND AUTHORITY • Compliant to all SGS QOH&S and HR policies and procedure • Overall responsibility for safety and health for all people in the business line on behalf of SGS upper management, and for informing appropriate parties on OH&S issues raised • Ensure safety and health support, materials and resources are provided based…

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PINC Air Cleared for Take Off by the FAA

PINC Air Cleared for Take Off by the FAA

By granting PINC Solutions’ PINC Air a Section 333 exemption, the FAA clears the product to initiate commercial operations in US Airspace. PINC Air is an aerial sensor platform that operates outdoors and indoors to efficiently inventory hard-to-reach assets using an array of sensors that include GPS, RFID, OCR and Barcode readers. “This is a…

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South Africa :- Caught in the act

South Africa :- Caught in the act

Stefan de Villiers Flying of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for game viewing, filming, photography or any other purposes during their visit to the park this festive season or any other time is illegal. SATARA – Yet another tourist has been caught in the act of flying a drone in the Kruger National Park (KNP). This…

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Ascending Technologies Becomes Shareholder of e-volo

Ascending Technologies Becomes Shareholder of e-volo

UAS experts pushing forward the “green” helicopter Volocopter VC200. Ascending Technologies has been part of the development network and key technology partner from e-volo since 2013, when they significantly contributed to the maiden flight of the Volocopter VC200. Now Ascending Technologies officially becomes shareholder of e-volo to sustainably lead the development of the world’s first purely electric,…

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