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Sputnik Web - 3D landscape hosting

GeoScan team is glad to invite drone owners to our upcoming project Sputnik Web: http://sputnik.geoscan.aero

This is an online service for publishing and sharing 3D…

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Added by Dmitry Rykovanov on July 7, 2015 at 5:58am — No Comments

The Bebop Drone crazy if passes from shadow to the sun, and vice versa (Video )

 

bebop impazzisce al sole4

ORIGINAL POST IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE FROM QUADRICOTTERO NEWS:…

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Added by Danilo Scarato on July 7, 2015 at 2:49am — 1 Comment

New solar UAS record.

This is some really exciting news. Curious what FC is onboard. From the team:

The AtlantikSolar Unmanned Aerial Vehicle took off on June 30th at 11:14 o’clock to attempt the “holy grail” of solar-powered…

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Added by Chris Cloutier on July 6, 2015 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments


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Parrot Bebop running APM!

I just got back from Paris, where I was meeting with the Parrot team, who are now part of the DroneCode project. Here's the first glimpse of what they are working on: the APM code running on the Bebop drone! The…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 6, 2015 at 5:54pm — 13 Comments

Drones in Firefighting (and fire reporting)

Drones & Firefighting

I wanted to (quickly) share some experiences with the use of drones in firefighting, as my UAS and goals differ a bit from most departments we've seen that are starting to use drones. 

I am a career…

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Added by MarioSpeedwagon on July 6, 2015 at 3:57pm — 5 Comments


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Just how good are Solo's autonomous landings?

There has been a lot of discussion recently on DIYDrones about GPS accuracy, the reliability of autonomous flight modes like Return to Home, and safe flying conditions. These are all valuable discussions to be had, but it is also is helpful to consider how well GPS-based positioning works in…

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Added by Daniel McKinnon on July 6, 2015 at 2:42pm — 5 Comments

GoPro Session $399

GoPro Hero 4 Session:  $399

GoPro just released the Hero 4 Session!!!  Nice looking camera but now we have to redesign all of our gimbals.  The size and weight savings along with the symmetry could prove beneficial to drone applications?!?…

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Added by Brian Martin on July 6, 2015 at 1:17pm — 10 Comments

DIY RC Gimbal Part 2

Hi all,

A few months back I posted about making my own RC controller: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/diy-rc-controller

I finally got around to making it work. I am very happy with the results! I ended up using code posted on RCgroups to format the PPM signal:…

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Added by Jonathan Hair on July 5, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

AEROMAPPERS UAVs mapping drone updates

Aeromao Inc. A leading edge UAV manufacturer from Canada has recently made several updates to its Aeromappers family of drones as well as additions to its payload offerings.

 

The Aeromapper family of UAVs consist of three different drones aimed for mapping and survey applications with…

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Added by Mauricio on July 5, 2015 at 1:00am — 6 Comments


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Database of FAA drone exemptions

From the excellent Center of the Study of the Drone, a searchable spreadsheet with all the current FAA Section 333 exemptions for commercial use:

By…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 4, 2015 at 2:58pm — 9 Comments


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Latest on Pixhawk-powered ducted fan drone

From Hackaday:

A while back, we wrote about the ducted fan, single rotor, VTOL drone that [Armin Strobel] was working on. It wasn’t quite finished then, and hadn’t got off the ground yet. He’s posted an update, and from the looks of it, he’s made tons of progress,…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 4, 2015 at 2:39pm — 7 Comments


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Hackaday Wings, Wheels and Propellers contest

From Hackaday:

Have a project that moves? Then get it entered this week for your chance at one of 15 quadcopters. …

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 4, 2015 at 2:11pm — No Comments

MyGeekShow - Building the Solar UAV Prototype

MyGeekShow is back! This week I finalized the design and built the 50% scale solar airplane prototype. I'll complete it's first flight next week!



My current mission is to build an RC airplane capable of indefinite flight, where solar panels installed on the wings power the airplane and charge the batteries by day, and then those same batteries power…

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Added by Trent at MyGeekShow on July 4, 2015 at 2:57am — 20 Comments

Experiments with an industrial USB webcam

Above is a fullsize image of a 5MP webcam. A webcam usually has a CMOS sensor and commercial ones support up to 720p resolution. 720p is a result of the usb bus bandwidth available to stream the images and since many computers still use USB 2.0, this is the maximum resolution for reasonable framerates of 25fps…

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Added by Gerard Toonstra on July 3, 2015 at 3:51pm — 5 Comments

What happens when you bump into a drone ?

Last month I shared with you our 'spherical drone' concept and promised to come back with more technical content. Well, I have just published a…

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Added by Laurent Eschenauer on July 3, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

1 hours 43 minutes Flight with 2S NCR18650B Batteries

Hi Everyone



Last weekend I've tested Panasonic NCR18650B batteries on my maiden PolyClub EPP airplane. 

I was expecting ~40 minutes flight but I landed after 103 minutes 24 seconds! (1h43m24s)



This batteries are definitely working!

Only disadvantage of the batteries are low discharge rate. It is max. 2C.

So, discharge current should be less than 7A…

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Added by Melih Karakelle on July 3, 2015 at 8:51am — 8 Comments

Steampunk Tricopter project

I am finally about finished with my Steampunk Tricopter. I have been working on this design since last December on and off. After crashing last fall I decided to completely rebuild as a steampunk airship. I looked extensively on line to get some ideas and to see what was out there but I couldn't find anything that inspired me. Using my electronic components from my existing tricopter, I completely redesigned every part. I mean, the only parts I used from my old frame was…

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Added by Skyview Creative1 on July 2, 2015 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

iDroneCtrl 1.4.1: iPhone/iPad drone control app update

Latest update of iDroneCtrl ground station fixes a small bug affecting some of our users, where iDroneCtrl would repeatedly request the mission. Using the Fighting Walrus Apple MFi approved …

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Added by Bryan Galusha on July 2, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments


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New Solo Update: Improvements to GPS, live video and more

This week we’ve rolled out some important updates that will go a long way toward making your Solo experience even more smooth and easy. This includes updates for both Solo and the Solo app—remember, the Solo app will do all of the update work wirelessly, without any need to connect to Solo with cables.…

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Added by Roger Sollenberger on July 1, 2015 at 3:44pm — 11 Comments

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