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Should consider factors when selecting drone frame

Whenever you are looking for racing drone frame, there are the main factor you should always consider when choosing drone frame.


X or H type



Size: This most important factor to consider before deciding to choose the best…


Added by Jack on October 21, 2017 at 8:09pm — No Comments

My Bixler UAV project

 Hello everyone,

Today I am going to introduce my UAV Bixler project.

I bought this Bixler airplane from H.King about several months ago and wanted to put pixhawk in it to test how well it can fly autonomously.

After receiving the plane I searched the web to get any information about how to modify the plane. There are many DIY examples on such thing however most of them requires cutting the fuselage half or cutting the entire nose section. I think this…


Added by on October 21, 2017 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

3D Robotics
DIY Drones now at 86,000 users

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We've now passed 86,000 members! We're also more than ten years old!

Rather than simply give the usual monthly traffic snapshot, I thought I'd give the data…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 20, 2017 at 1:20pm — 2 Comments

Guardian UTM, an almost hidden Mission Planner feature

Added by Gary Mortimer on October 20, 2017 at 11:28am — No Comments

Drawing Colored Trajectories in the Sky

Hi! I'd like to share something i did about a year ago as a part of my master thesis about aerial construction.

You can read much more about it here:

This quick experiment used a Leica MS60 Total Station - an instrument often used…


Added by Artyom Maxim on October 20, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

DIY: How to assemble a drone from everyday's material

Have you ever dreamed of assembling a drone with your own hands? Now you have such an opportunity. Like all writers on PaperHelps, we love to fantasize. And soon we are going to build on the drones in order to arrange a…


Added by Robert Cowell on October 19, 2017 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Connecting the Sky Viper v2450 GPS to Mission Planner

I am sure most folks here would know how to do this, the more I play with the Sky Viper the more impressed I am with its potential as a lead into the world of Ardupilot and yesterday even UTM's

The official hacking thread is here.…


Added by Gary Mortimer on October 18, 2017 at 11:33pm — No Comments

30X EO/IR drone zoom camera with object tracking and geotagging

Eagle Eye-30IE is a 3-axis high stabilized gimbal with EO(electro-optical) and IR(infrared) sensors for drone inspection,surveillance,search and rescue applications.The SONY 30X zoom camera provides 1080P 60FPS full HD video streaming and up to 360X zoom capability,which enable you to see every detail you need in the air even you are…


Added by yangdaonline on October 18, 2017 at 9:00pm — 10 Comments

6S4P 22.2V 17Ah 60A Panasonic NCR20700B - CMEC battery pack for UAV

Design, dimensions and technical specifications.

  • Cell count: 24 (same rank cells)…

Added by Cristian Miuta on October 16, 2017 at 10:24am — No Comments

Open source underwater glider

I thought people here might be interested in a project that I’ve been working on for a while.

There are no affordable extended duration underwater exploration projects and I’ve developed a hardware platform to provide this capability. The glider uses a mixture of 3D…


Added by Alex Williams on October 15, 2017 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

Generator on the drone, kickstarter project, test flight and new sketch of the gas generator

Okay, there is so much stuff in the title so let's start with the generator on the prototype 

This is the prototype, the generator is only for demonstration purpose because the generator at the moment is made from a nitro engine with all the connected problems (vibration and fuel consumption). A good thing…


Added by Nicolai Valenti on October 13, 2017 at 12:23pm — 11 Comments

What is the key to designing a High-Performance UAV?

Which is the key to designing a High-Performance UAV?

Answer: Extreme customization of the battery pack with high-energy density cylindrical cells!

We can maximize the performance through engineering a very custom battery pack. This is the key to develop a…


Added by Cristian Miuta on October 13, 2017 at 4:30am — No Comments



Today, I’ll tell you more about the 18000mah 6s, which is the updated version of our TATTU Pluse. Tattu pluse 2.0 smart battery.

It’s specially made for agriculture spraying, aerial photography survey drones and some others. Because of the stable discharge curve and super large capacity, it provides you long enough flying time for most of the tasks.

It has 6 cells, it’s a quite large battery in terms of the 18000mah capacity. Comes with 15C discharge…


Added by Flora Lai on October 12, 2017 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

HackflightSim Rebooted

In earlier posts I described HackflightSim, an open-source quadcopter flight simulator built on the V-REP robotics simulation platform, using actual C++ flight-control firmware. After seeing the kinds of beautiful,…


Added by Simon D. Levy on October 10, 2017 at 4:31pm — 2 Comments

A Look at Where Service Providers Are Making Money in the Drone Industry

This article first appeared on UAV Coach.

In this article we’re going to take a look at some of the data collected in the new report from Skylogic Research on the drone industry—data we think is important to you and answers the…


Added by Colin Snow on October 10, 2017 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Project log: Autonomously returning a glider from the stratosphere!

Our High Altitude Balloon (HAB) project aims to return the electronics on board a weather balloon autonomously instead of drifting away on a parachute. My Project Log series aims to provide short sweet and to the point updates to said project. Heres the most recent one:

Heres some background:

Our High Altitude Balloon (HAB) project…


Added by Tarik Agcayazi on October 10, 2017 at 12:39pm — 10 Comments

Is it possible to beat drone jammers?

Hi everyone,

I just made a bet with some local professional jammer manufacturer who is too confident with their product. 

I'll take them out if I can manage a flyaround over their premises.

Their product is no joke though. As far as I could understand, it scans the entire spectrum and jams the suspectable frequencies but obviously there's something more to it which they won't tell me.…


Added by eUGENE on October 9, 2017 at 3:30am — 28 Comments

Xiaomi 4k Drone Version VS 1080P Version

As we know, Xiaomi drone 1080P released on 25th May 2016, and 3rd March 2017 Xiaomi finally announced its 4K version drone. So what’s the difference between Xiaomi Drone 4K version and 1080P version?

First of all, let's see comparison chart.

For appearance to distinguish them is the golden LOGO and aureate ventilation holes.The 1080P version of Mi Drone uses a color palette of white and orange.The 4K version of Mi Drone has a color palette of white and…


Added by Jimmyscott on October 9, 2017 at 1:36am — No Comments

3-axis drone gimbal for FLIR Duo Pro R thermal camera

3-axis drone gimbal for FLIR Duo Pro R thermal camera,coming soon...

This 3-axis gimbal is specially designed for FLIR Duo Pro R thermal camera,micro HDMI port and 10pin JST have been fed to a wiring hub which will give you a very clean and simple wiring.



Added by yangdaonline on October 6, 2017 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

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