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The UAV Guide Q&A section: The Stack Overflow of UAVs

Hello everyone,



We'd like to reintroduce The UAV Guide, a site with the mission of helping you quickly advance your UAV knowledge and skills through an ever evolving centralized repository that has practical, easy to digest information.  It is meant to be complementary to DIY Drones and other online UAV…

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Added by The UAV Guide on May 29, 2015 at 6:47pm — No Comments

Canada drone regulations change in 2016

TC now consults on proposed changes to UAV safety regulations.

In 2016, Transport Canada intends to introduce regulatory requirements for UAVs 25kgs or less that are operated within visual line-of-sight. The proposed regulatory amendments to the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) are intended to ensure the safe and reliable operation of UAVs in Canadian airspace.…

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Added by Bertrand Duchiron on May 29, 2015 at 9:27am — 3 Comments

FPV Racing

I just want to let you know about our FPV racing community at https://fpvracing.tv. FPV racing is a new sport that combines high-tech drones with high-speed racing. It's a lot of fun and extremely addictive.

On our website you can create…

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Added by FPVRACING.TV on May 29, 2015 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Manned Y6

In under a year, the team of flight enthusiasts at Bay Zoltan Nonprofit Ltd., a state-owned applied research institute in Hungary, has taken the concept of a personal flight tricopter from the drawing board to its first manned flight at Miskolc Airfield in northeast Hungary…

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Added by Joe Renteria on May 29, 2015 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

GoPro drone to launch in the first half of 2016

Not much info yet but at least we know the launch date:

Woodman also revealed the company is working on a quadcopter — or drone, as they’re more commonly known. He declined to share any details about its design and pricing, but it’s slated to launch in the first half of 2016 and will be aimed at…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on May 28, 2015 at 1:48am — 13 Comments


3D Robotics
Drone highlights from Mary Meeker's famed 2015 "State of the Internet" presentation

Every year famed Kleiner Perkins venture capitalist Mary Meeker gives a "State of the Internet" presentation, which highlights stats and analysis on what she considers the most important technology trends of the year. This year,…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 27, 2015 at 11:17pm — 3 Comments

Introducing the Sprite Payload Developer Kit (PDK)

We're not quite halfway through our campaign, and we are absolutely delighted by the enthusiasm Sprite is getting!  Thank you to ALL of you for your interest and support!



Today we're introducing a new Reward, the Sprite Payload Developer Kit, to make it easier for everyone to make Sprite do what you want it to do...whatever that is.  Want to…

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Added by Ascent AeroSystems on May 27, 2015 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

New drone funds to facilitate commercial development

New startup funds SkyFund and Commercial Drone Fund are launching…

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Added by Greg Crutsinger on May 27, 2015 at 8:53am — 1 Comment

Introducing CloudFoil: Full airfoil CFD simulations in the cloud

This is an idea I've had for a long time and finally found time to build it. CloudFoil allows you to check your Xfoil results against high-fidelity full RANS CFD simulations in minutes. Because the simulations run in the cloud, simulations can be kicked off from any device including your laptop, tablet, or phone. I believe CloudFoil sports the best user…

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Added by Blucraft on May 27, 2015 at 8:30am — 7 Comments


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T3 Back to the Future

Remember back, way back in autopilot years probably about 20. The year 2009 and the first round of our gentlemens (ladies are allowed just none have ever entered) competition the T3 challenge.

Back then just flying way points was hard and all this gear was expensive.…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on May 27, 2015 at 8:00am — 26 Comments

Lokkisaari - gull island

A friend asked me if I could help him and his fellow birders of Lokkisaari ry out and take some aerial images of a bird reserve they are maintaining. Of course, I was happy to help!

Those guys are doing an…

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Added by Stefan Gofferje on May 27, 2015 at 7:57am — 4 Comments


3D Robotics
New Buzzfeed lab will focus on drones, journalism (with 3DR)

From Buzzfeed, an announcement of an exciting new lab that will focus on technology (including drones) and journalism. I'm one of the advisors. 

Late this summer,…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 26, 2015 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

New to drone photography - A must see Infographic

A visual reference to all things drone photography

There are many different fields in which drone photography can be used. In one of our last posts we talk about some of those uses, you can check that post out here.…

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Added by Alexander Mora on May 26, 2015 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments


Developer
Using the Intel Edison as a Smart Camera Controller

 
For the past few weeks I have been working on a way to integrate better cameras into our mapping platforms. Our platforms are based around the APM: Copter and APM: Plane software and use 3DRs Pixhawk autopilots to control the vehicles. While the Pixhawk provides for a sime way to…
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Added by Jaime Machuca on May 26, 2015 at 5:00pm — 27 Comments

FLIR just added a new imager in the line up, ten times less expensive than traditional thermal cameras.

FLIR just added a new imager in the line up ten times less expensive than traditional thermal cameras.



Resolution is  80 × 60 active pixels so I guess its to low res for a pilot camera at night.  At least prices are coming down

FLIR Lepton® is a revolutionary longwave infrared…

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Added by Edgar Scott on May 26, 2015 at 12:00pm — 13 Comments

Final LOHAN spaceplane test mission codenamed PRATCHETT

We're gearing up for the final avionics test flight of the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) project, and have dubbed the mission PRATCHETT ("Planes Reactive Airborne Tests Checking Heuristically for Extreme Technological Tantrums") in…

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Added by Lester Haines on May 26, 2015 at 1:39am — 2 Comments

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 — 10 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 — 6 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 — 13 Comments

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