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FAA Approves a Fleet of 324 Commerical Drones


It's a bird. It's a plane. It's…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 1, 2015 at 2:45pm — 6 Comments

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3DR launches 3DU, its program for drones in education and research

3DR, North America’s largest consumer drone manufacturer, has launched its new academic program for drones in education—called “3DU”—to support the numerous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) programs taking flight at schools…


Added by Chris Anderson on September 1, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The force is strong with this one - SteadiDrone VADER

Hello again everyone, it's been a while since my last post, been somewhat busy with our latest offering, the VADER. I'll keep this post short and to the point, for those who've not yet seen the Vader (announced at sUSB Expo earlier this year) and the first batch shipped out already.



Added by Duran - SteadiDrone on September 1, 2015 at 12:38pm — 9 Comments

Big Sky UAV Offers Drones to Aid Wildfire Victims

Big Sky UAV Offers Drones to
Aid Wildfire Victims

 Big Sky UAV, a multi-state drone service company, is offering Montana victims of wildfires…


Added by Pepper Petersen on September 1, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Quick fold Medium lift Quad.

Hi everyone.

I would like to share my latest 7kg multicopter design with the DIY drones community.

Having designed and operated fixed wing, helicopter and multicopter camera systems for a number of years now I have learned what is important, at least to my operation, namely low vibration, endurance and ease of use.

The first two are…


Added by Vince Hogg on September 1, 2015 at 5:13am — 2 Comments

Landing of a helicopter UAV on a mobile platform without GPS

The EC-SAFEMOBIL project, initiative that belongs to the VII Framework Programme for R&D of the European Commission led and coordinated by CATEC and the University of Seville in the field of unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) and robotics, continues advancing its research and has achieved…


Added by Antidio Viguria on September 1, 2015 at 2:11am — 9 Comments

ODROID + Flip32 Mini Quadcopter, Part II: Mounting and Flying the ODROID

In my previous post I had built and flown this little 250mm quad with the Flip32 flight controller on board.  I was waiting for the arrival of a tiny …


Added by Simon D. Levy on August 31, 2015 at 11:37pm — 9 Comments

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Another good-looking APM-based crowdfunded drone

Just went live on Indiegogo:

Maneuverable and customisable

The ERIDA drone constantly tracks where you are and follows you automatically keeping the camera…


Added by Chris Anderson on August 31, 2015 at 10:05pm — 10 Comments

Automatic Woody crop and forest plantation inventory and statistic data extraction with GIS and drone (UAV) technology

Usage of small dimensions RPAS ( drones ) has a real and practical benefit on forest, environment and agriculture management. Drones can obtain Digital Surface Models and pseudo-NDVI orthomosaics that can be manipulated by Geographic Information Systems (hereinafter GIS) allowing professional and rigorous studies along with technically supported decisions.

We provide here an example of woody crop inventory done with our drones and GIS…


Added by Jesus A on August 31, 2015 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Seeking student and maker short film entries for FRiFF (drone film festival)

The Flying Robot international Film Festival, an open competitive film festival focused on drone-based cinema, is seeking short film submissions (<5 minutes). Of particular interest to the DIY Drones community, we're looking for more entries in the Student Film, I Made That and Drones for Good categories.

Student Film - If you're a student and have a drone related…


Added by Eddie Codel on August 31, 2015 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Pixhawk Prizes for Pronto Pair :- T3 Back to the Future Winners

Back in 2009 we ran our first pylon style race in a figure eight pattern. It was won by an Easystar using a paparazzi autopilot in a fraction over 49 seconds for a single lap.

This time we asked contestants to complete 5 laps and Dawid Preller flew a blistering time of 221…


Added by Gary Mortimer on August 31, 2015 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments Helps you price out your Multirotor Build and Share it with Others

RotorBuilds is a new application that allows multirotor DIYers to price out their build and share the finished product with others.  As you add each part to your build the total price is updated in real time to give you an idea of your…


Added by WhiffleX on August 31, 2015 at 8:11am — 2 Comments

An awesome day at CMAC

Anyone who has been involved in aeromodelling for a while dreams of having one of those days when everything works right. It doesn't happen often, but when it does it sure is nice!

CanberraUAV had one of those days yesterday. It was a…


Added by Andrew Tridgell on August 30, 2015 at 10:30pm — 39 Comments

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New stats on commercial drones in the US

Thanks to sUAS News, here are the latest stats on commercial drone registrations in the US based on tail numbers, which actually tracks drone units and is a…


Added by Chris Anderson on August 30, 2015 at 7:44pm — 7 Comments

Hover - #1 app for Drone pilots adds International airports to no-fly zone maps!

International airport no-fly zone maps are now available! Of course detailed US, UK, and Korean maps are still up and running as well :) :)

Hover - an app for Drone…


Added by Dan Held on August 29, 2015 at 12:44pm — 2 Comments

Alleged RPA/manned aircraft strike in USA


The unconfirmed report is that a “company survey” aircraft impacted a small UAS at 2,500 feet near Lewis University (KLOT) on August 27, 2015 causing damage to the leading edge of the manned aircraft wing.

More as we get it but this is what…


Added by Gary Mortimer on August 28, 2015 at 9:30pm — 44 Comments

Stop California Bad Drone Law

I have started a petition to stop the newest California drone law. Please consider signing so safe operators can continue flying and innovating. Thank you.…


Added by Jimmy Oliver on August 28, 2015 at 5:00pm — 26 Comments

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Using ROS Gazebo simulator with ArduCopter

The future of robotics development, including drones, is powerful simulation, which makes it possible to achieve faster development and better performance by reducing the "trial and error" process of testing everything with physical machines. The Dronecode projects have long used a number of…


Added by Chris Anderson on August 27, 2015 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

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Improvements in APM wikis and other documentation

I'd like to take a moment and call out Hamish Willee and the rest of the documentation team, who every day make scores of improvements to the wikis and other documentation for the APM and other Dronecode project wikis. To give just one example, you may have noticed the new sidebar/menu system, which…


Added by Chris Anderson on August 27, 2015 at 9:30pm — 17 Comments

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