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3D Robotics
Review of John Cale concert with drones: Cale more interesting than the drones

From the Guardian:

Striped tin cans buzz through the air like android wasps. A cube draped in tube lights – part jellyfish, part…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 14, 2014 at 11:25am — No Comments

PX34-A refit (update 2)

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OK Got the New Armin style wing on.

Compare to the Original EPS wing core thats 80g the Armin style wing is 130g , its 50g heavier for a wing of equivalent

but the results is better stiffer than the EPS wing core resulting in more Responsive Flying and stability . even on moderate winds.

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First flight with the new wing.

Note: done 1 day before the Storm and the winds are picking up. .…

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Added by CliffN on September 14, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

The First Low Orbit Atmospheric Satellite ever Built in the World

In a tiny country, with very limited resources at Quarkson we have just built the first SkyOrbiter (Extreme Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) capable of flying around the world and who knows in the near future spread internet access to two thirds of the world's population that currently are not…

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Added by Miguel Angelo on September 14, 2014 at 1:24am — 5 Comments


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Drones Get Waiver to Search for Missing Texas Woman Christina Morris

Well done to Gene Robinson one of the first DIYD members. He has been pushing for this for years and it looks like the sun is rising on SAR RPAS in the USA.

Missing woman’s family hopeful as drones take to the sky

Brittany Feagans

After…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on September 13, 2014 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Oculus Rift DK2 with MavLink head tracking and HUD, first steps (OVRPilot part 1)

This is the first post in what I hope to be a series of posts on exploring the possibilities in using the Oculus Rift alongside a UAV. The plan in the long run is to create a GCS for the Oculus Rift or other HMDs that gives you a feeling of actually sitting up in the air being able to look…

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Added by Nils Högberg on September 13, 2014 at 3:56pm — 5 Comments


3D Robotics
Pocketcopter project on Indiegogo

It looks like they've still got a lot of work to do to make this Pocketcopter a reality, but it's a cool idea (I've backed it):

How does the Pocketcopter work?

The…

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 13, 2014 at 12:20pm — 33 Comments

Seawalker- A Student-Built Heavily Modified Skywalker-Seaplane

Water wasn't supposed to have touched the lenses- we had a nice little retract built in, but that's all useless when you forget to use it:) Take-off was fully manual to prevent FBWA from attempting to correct the roll and cause uneven drag on the floats leading to out-of-control spins. The current camera is a HD19+ from Boscam, and will be converted to support NIR…

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Added by Georgie xu on September 13, 2014 at 4:30am — 3 Comments


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The IMU drone in Connected Rider: telemetry system for Motocross by Red Bull

Now that Tony Cairoli can fully enjoy about the newly conquered eighth world title in Motocross, Red Bull can reveal some details that have contributed to the success. Here's one: about a year ago, the team of the hugely popular energy drink has involved our Team to create a…
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Added by Roberto Navoni on September 12, 2014 at 3:00pm — 9 Comments

Two invites available to the Vulture 2 spaceplane New Mexico launch

Thanks to our magnificent US allies at Edge Research Lab, we're able to offer a couple of exclusive ringside seats to the forthcoming launch of our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator…

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Added by Lester Haines on September 12, 2014 at 12:26pm — 4 Comments

An AutoPilot in the Clouds - part 2

In part 2 of this blog, I take closer look at the communication protocol, range guard and state machine of the autopilot. As with part 1, this blog post is for those who think developing drone software is interesting and would like to…

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Added by Jesper Andersen on September 12, 2014 at 5:05am — 3 Comments


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APM:Plane 3.1.1 released

The ardupilot development team is proud to announce the release of version 3.1.1 of APM:Plane. This is primarily a bugfix release with a small number of new features.



The main bug fixed in this release is a bug that could affect saving parameters and mission items in the FRAM/eeprom storage of…

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Added by Andrew Tridgell on September 11, 2014 at 6:55pm — 13 Comments

FireFLY6 + Pixhawk + APM = Awesome Autonomy

APM addicts will be happy to hear that we've been working hard to integrate the Pixhawk as a hover controller for the FireFLY6.  Our testing is now coming to a close and we expect to soon list the Pixhawk running APM:Copter as a confirmed hover…

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Added by BirdsEyeView Aerobotics on September 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — 13 Comments


3D Robotics
Recent Solar Flare

This CME has the potential to trigger significant geomagnetic activity when it reaches Earth's magnetic field during the mid-to-late hours of Sept. 12th. NOAA forecasters estimate an almost-80% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Sept. 12-13.

May want to watch that HDOP this…

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Added by John C. on September 11, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments


3D Robotics
3DR announces partnership with Intel on Edison for Linux-based companion for Pixhawk

From the 3DR blog:

On Tuesday, 3D Robotics announced that we’ve partnered with Intel in the development of …

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Added by Chris Anderson on September 11, 2014 at 12:18pm — 30 Comments

MultiWii Portal @ social media

As from now, you can follow the MultiWii Portal website on Facebook & Twitter.

All new multirotors, drones, airplaines or helis that you and others add to our RC aircraft repository are automatically posted to our Facebook or Twitter page.



Check it out!…

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Added by Wipo on September 11, 2014 at 11:04am — No Comments

FLIR Lepton compact thermal imager camera core

The FLIR Lepton thermal imaging camera core is now available in small quantities for $257 each at GroupGets.  We created a development breakout board for rapid prototyping that is available…

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Added by Ronald Justin on September 11, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Quadrotor indoor position control

This large video is about the project that Murray and me have being doing in the MAST Lab. It's about doing automatic position control and trajectory tracking of a micro unmanned aerial vehicle, being more specific is our 3D printed quadrotor platform,…

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Added by Aldo Vargas on September 11, 2014 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Vulture 2 spaceplane hardware-in-the-loop simulation

Linus Penzlien has been working on a hardware-in-the-loop simulation for our Vulture 2 spaceplane, using an X-Plane…

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Added by Lester Haines on September 11, 2014 at 7:03am — 3 Comments

Etosha National Park, Namibia, adds more to its Anti-Poaching UAV Arsonal.

After after almost 9 months of application of the SurVoyeur MKII UAV system in the Etosha National Park here in Namibia, The Park and Ministry have added further to their capabilities. Two more Pilots have also completed there training this week, each on both the…

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Added by Gisela & Joe Noci on September 11, 2014 at 7:00am — 16 Comments

Inflatable UAV

And it will land on water…

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Added by X-Winder on September 11, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

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