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FireFLY6 Holiday Sale Now Live - Don't Miss These Deals!

Now is the Time to Go VTOL!

Save 20% on FireFLY6s and 10% on Propulsion Systems

Now through Cyber Monday (or while supplies last), Save 20% on a FireFLY6 and Save 10% on our …


Added by BirdsEyeView Aerobotics on November 28, 2014 at 5:58am — No Comments

Learning the ArduPilot codebase

I've put together a wiki page on learning the ArduPilot code base. Perhaps you are a ArduPilot user who is looking for something to occupy them while recovering from too much turkey this weekend? Try some of the exercises on this wiki page as a sure fire cure for the effects of…

Added by Andrew Tridgell on November 27, 2014 at 8:04pm — 9 Comments

Installing APM Planner 2.0 on Ubuntu 14.04LTS

As instructional materials designer for the DaVinci Challenge, I need to provide clear and concise guidance on all aspects of building and operating drones including preparing ground control systems. With Microsoft as a sponsor of the DaVinci Challenge, I usually start by encouraging installing Mission Planner or APM Planner 2.0 on Windows, despite the difficult of installing unsigned drivers on Windows 8. For those participants with a MAC, guidance is to install APM Planner 2.0. Inevitably,…


Added by Ronald Pandolfi on November 27, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

New Transport Canada UAV Regulations Arrive!

Well, the moment we have all been waiting for in Canada is finally here.  Transport Canada has published the new UAV regulations.  It is important to understand that these regulations effectively come in 2 parts.  Basically, you have one set of regulations for UAV's less…


Added by Rob_Lefebvre on November 27, 2014 at 7:46pm — 14 Comments

Zubax GNSS Black Friday Special

NicaDrone offers obligatory Black Friday discounts on Zubax GNSS and accessories.
For those unaware what we're talking about,…

Added by Andreas Jochum on November 27, 2014 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

Initial results: Using Public Lab Mobius Infragram Point and Shoot with Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 and using PTLens to correct fisheye effect

The lightweight form factor of PL Mobius Infragram Point and Shoot allows use of it with low-lift UAVs. Together with ability to correct fisheye effect, makes for another (albeit limited niche) aerial mapping tool in the toolbox.…


Added by Patrick Coyle on November 27, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Virtualrobotix E-Shop offer a great discount coupon for your Black Friday. VR Brain 5.2 in pre order. Update

These are the board developed by VR Lab available in the store : VR micro Gimbal , VR Multi Constellation GPS 8  ,VR Micro Brain 5 and plug and play VR micro telemetry board  . The VR Brain 5.2 is in pre order.…


Added by Roberto Navoni on November 27, 2014 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

How to Write (Set) a Pixhawk parameter using the Mavlink protocol standard


I'm sharing with this community about my project's experiments which has for an objective to write (i.e. set = modify) a parameter (i.e. parameters we can see in the full parameters list in mission planner) using Mavlink.

You're now thinking : what a stupid objective, just use a GCS like mission…


Added by Hugues on November 27, 2014 at 4:03pm — 4 Comments

A new controller project

A new project with STM32F429I-Disco

I have decided to build a quad and work on some control algorithms using FreeRtos to understand well both quad dynamics and what can a real time operating system do in practice. I will try to explain every step…


Added by Alican Kurutepe on November 27, 2014 at 3:47pm — 3 Comments

Comparing traditional CSI procedures with UAV Mapping

Experimental project organized by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Pix4D, using UAV models from Draganfly and Aeryon Labs. The goal is comparing traditional CSI procedures with UAV mapping.

More information here Pix4D (It can take a bit for…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on November 27, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

GoPro Developing Line of Consumer Drones

GoPro Inc. is developing its own line of consumer drones to expand from its core business of making wearable video cameras popular with surfers and other sports enthusiasts, according to people familiar with its plans.

The company plans to start selling multirotor helicopters equipped with high-definition…


Added by Rui Costa on November 27, 2014 at 5:59am — 6 Comments

My Free Foam board 250 sized quadcopter plans.

I've been working on this project for about a month and a half. I was sick of replacing props and I wanted a lighter cheap frame. This frame with wood weighs 193grams. Hope someone out there enjoys it as much as I do. …


Added by Jake Wells on November 26, 2014 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

The Delivery Drones are now available from PRE-Flight

  • The Delivery Drones are now available.

    "Delivery Drone's Here" will be a common phrase in 2-3 years time as urgent flying deliveries will be commonplace - shipping cargoes as mundane as beer and pizza to more vital necessities like medicines and survival kits.


    The word is out that big companies like Amazon…


Added by Jose Pena on November 26, 2014 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Who's going to the LA Drone Expo?

Check it out at LAdronexpo

Added by nicco on November 26, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

A Foldable 3-D printed 250 Quad Designed By High School Students

This is a very compact and robust quad designed and built by me and another Chinese student that will fit snugly in a large pocket. Hasn't flown yet since the motors are still shipping, but it feels very sturdy and should be rigid enough to stay stable at high throttle, and don't worry about the joints, they'll be fastened with aluminum screws and bolts. The quad is designed to house a pixhawk with cover removed(there will be a protective roof) and carry a mobius or an HD19…


Added by Georgie xu on November 26, 2014 at 4:00am — 8 Comments

Great Stuff

A quadriplegic man who is confined to his bedroom has used his computing expertise to see the world from his bedroom, by flying a camera-mounted drone up to thousands of miles.

Stuart Turner could soon be looking round the Grand Canyon or Niagra Falls using…


Added by Gary Mortimer on November 26, 2014 at 12:10am — 6 Comments

GimBALL - 3D printed DIY Gimbal with closed hull - PART2 (assembly)

Hi again,

Hereby I'd like to continue my project. As I said earlier, all parts were printed using a Stratasys 3D printer, which uses FDM technology and support material too.…


Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on November 25, 2014 at 11:29am — 14 Comments

Prototype Tiltrotor Development using APM 2.5

We are a two-man team that just completed the first major phase of our yearlong APM 2.5 tiltrotor project. We wanted to keep things in the dark until we knew it had potential. Here is a quick summary, but if you’re interested in VTOL aircraft, we’d really like you to read our detailed project summary…


Added by Team Tiltrotor on November 25, 2014 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

ArduCopter 3.2 Released

ArduCopter 3.2 (aka APM:Copter) has been released as the default version replacing AC3.1.5. This is the exact same version that we invited all users to test two weeks ago.  Users who wish continue using AC3.1.5 can find it under the "Pick…


Added by Randy on November 24, 2014 at 8:56pm — 53 Comments

APM:Plane 3.2.0 released

The ardupilot development team is proud to announce the release of version 3.2.0 of APM:Plane. This is a major release with a lot of new features.

The changes span a lot of different areas of the code, but arguably the most important changes are:…

Added by Andrew Tridgell on November 24, 2014 at 8:20pm — 44 Comments

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