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FAA Grants Company to fly 3DR Aero

It is my pleasure to inform you that the faa has authorized the 3dr aero a 333 examption for flight in the United States for My company M2 Flight Solutions which has been apart of diy drones for a very long time and now has a 333 exampation from the faa to fly it. I have seen some great ideas come to life…

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Added by Michael Cook on May 25, 2015 at 5:04pm — 2 Comments


3D Robotics
Lake and sea bottom scanning with ArduBoat

From Hackaday. Reminds me of work Harold Molle was doing five years ago here!

[Geir] has created a pretty neat device, it’s actually his second version of an autonomous boat…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 25, 2015 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

A 3D printed ducted fan UAV prototype

Though Ducted Fans UAVs as of now are not very common, my personal opinion is that this will change in the future, since they have certain advantages over other concepts. Just one single engine is necessary which makes the use of internal combustion engine more viable than for multi-rotors. Also a transition into a very efficient horizontal flight is possible (with modifications).…

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Added by Armin Strobel on May 25, 2015 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

ObliX argo - airship-drone

Hey DIY enthusiasts!



Today I am proudly presenting to you ObliX argo, the new concept for our airship-drone. 

ObliX argo can be operated in two flight modes:



1. Airplane mode:…

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Added by Daniel Wibbing on May 25, 2015 at 11:46am — 5 Comments

Overhead power line detection at 60km/h using the SF30 laser

The SF30 laser range finder module has been designed to detect all kinds of different obstacles from a moving UAV. The most difficult obstacle to detect is an overhead power line because of its small diameter and dark color giving it a very small "laser cross-section". Add into this mix the issue of…

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Added by Laser Developer on May 25, 2015 at 8:00am — 2 Comments


3D Robotics
New ROS release paving the road to full drone support

As you can see from the logo from today's release of the Robot Operating System "Jade Turtle" version, drones are a big part of ROS's future.  Although ROS started with robot arms and research robots,…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 24, 2015 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Controling a copter by image recognition

Hi all, here we would like to share a recent progress on our image recognition based copter controller.

The system uses a tablet and a transmitter. The tablet detects the copter's position by recognizing the red circle marker painted on the copter, and try to maintain the copter's position within the center of the tablet's display (Green circled area on…

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Added by Kai Yan on May 24, 2015 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

Anatomy of a DJI Flyaway

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A very interesting post over at the Phantom Pilot forum.

From ianwood:

I had my first ever bonafide flyaway about 6 weeks ago. I had my theories, bought $1,000 in replacement parts, rebuilt and moved on. Then it happened again.



This time, however, I had a data logger attached to the Phantom, a custom made miniature "black box"…

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Added by Olivier on May 24, 2015 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

Pixhawk packaging?

I'm used to getting Pixhawks from the 3DR store and resellers - and it comes in the nice grey box. And it's the first time I've seen it packaged in the 3DR branded "white" Pixhawk box. The white Pixhawk was purchased somewhere in China. Is this an older (or newer) batch? Or is it a…

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Added by Teejay on May 23, 2015 at 12:50am — 12 Comments

MQ9 camera housing

I've read a lot about the NitroPlanes/ProJet MQ-9 Reaper, and mostly about how to outfit it with a camera.  Before I received my plane from some ignoramus who packaged it like a 2-year-old might do, I thought that I could cram a GoPro camera into the "ball".  And yes, a GoPro will fit inside the "ball"... but not the way one might like.

The 3D rendering above shows how badly the GoPro fits into the stock MQ-9 camera housing.  The lens is far left and high...…

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Added by Clint K. Campbell on May 22, 2015 at 11:30pm — 13 Comments

Transport Canada to investigate ''Roman Candle Attack''

Transport Canada will investigate the use of a Quadcopter for shooting fireworks. It is again people giving unmanned vehicles a bad reputation. Shooting fireworks on someone is plain stupid, I think we can agree. However, should Transport Canada be handling this case? What if they were shooting from a radio-contolled boat or car? The danger is from…

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Added by Charles Blouin on May 22, 2015 at 8:46pm — 18 Comments


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SPARK, the italian drone recognized by ENAC (Italian FAA ) for professional aerial work.

Drones and aerial work in Italy. Despite some difficulties of a regulatory and bureaucratic, dictated by the regulation on unmanned…
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Added by Roberto Navoni on May 22, 2015 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

Man sized *copter

Added by Ioan Ghip on May 22, 2015 at 12:42pm — 14 Comments

A new OSD for FPV - PlayuavOSD

Hi,I want to share a new OSD - the PlayuavOSD. It is new but not totally unfamiliar. It is created by integrating a variety of excellent open-source projects. Many thanks to the developers for their efforts and dedication.

This project is licensed under CC 3.0 BY-SA and GUN v3. You can find all information about this OSD at…

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Added by rentt on May 22, 2015 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

Lynx M: 3 Hour Mapping Endurance

Greetings all. About a year ago, we introduced you to the Lynx. http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/introducing-the-lynx. Lynx was our first system developed as an affordable, fixed-wing UAV for mapping. The Lynx design was…

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Added by Matthew - Swift Radioplanes on May 21, 2015 at 7:30pm — 19 Comments


Developer
Rover goes full size followme - actually its XL!

You're all having a lovely time with your little copters and planes.  Over on Rover - were going full size!!!!  Check out this tractor performing FollowMe!

Added by Grant Morphett on May 21, 2015 at 5:00pm — 14 Comments

NEW Drone Recovery Parachute System Looking For 20 Beta Testers!

Hello Diy Drones Universe,

Here at CAD Drones LLC we are currently looking for 20 Beta Testers of the Drone Parachute System we are now currently selling. To get this affordable product to the Drone Industry we have to have video from people sharing their success with our product! Currently…

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Added by Joshua Johnson on May 21, 2015 at 2:39pm — 7 Comments


3D Robotics
AIrDroids (PocketCopter) ceasing operations

Sorry to see this notice from AirDroids, who had launched the PocketCopter on Kickstarter, but glad to see their list of "lessons learned". Manufacturing is really, really hard, and they were not the first or last Kickstarter project to get in over…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 21, 2015 at 12:30pm — 38 Comments

Cularis 7 Channel Glider With Crow Flaps and Washout Taranis Config EEPE

Here is my pixhawk run Cularis Motor Glider with a very custom Taranis Setup.

Complex Taranis configuration can be time consuming, so I'm sharing my config so that others can re-use it.



Mine allows you to setup your flaps asymmetrically where they go down more than up, or only down. You decide how you want…

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Added by Marc MERLIN on May 21, 2015 at 12:07pm — No Comments

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