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DroneLogbook on iPad

iPad version of DroneLogbook is available today.

You can now manage all your data : flights, drones, equipments and…


Added by Yves Jusot on July 22, 2014 at 6:31am — 3 Comments

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Conservation Drones in the New York Times

Congrats to star DIY Drones member Lian Pin Koh for this…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 21, 2014 at 9:21pm — 2 Comments

Phantom of the Operator: Discussing the Future of Drones with DJI’s Eric Cheng

Chances are, you have seen a DJI Phantom.

bilton-drone-videoSixteenByNine600 Whenever a local news station picks up a story about a local police chief or real estate agent using a drone, it’s almost always a…


Added by Alan Phillips on July 21, 2014 at 1:37pm — No Comments

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CreativeLive Aerial Video course on-air now (free for a limited time)

This CreativeLive online video course, featuring top experts, is live and open to all today from 9:00am to 4:00pm PST.  It will cost money after that, so if you want a free taste now check it out …


Added by Chris Anderson on July 21, 2014 at 11:38am — 1 Comment

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Time: "Here's why so many drone pilots are getting in trouble" (they're not RC folks)

Time Magazine makes a good point about why the new generation of drone pilots are getting in trouble in a way the previous RC hobbyists didn't:

Learning to build and fly R/C aircraft was once a time-consuming, arduous process, factors that kept the hobby from spreading. Now, new technology like user-friendly quadcopter designs, equipped with smaller, high-powered…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 21, 2014 at 11:00am — 20 Comments

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Nice Hexo+ press

Nice press for the Hexo+ team from Canadian TV after their $1.3 million Kickstarter campaign. They used Iris to prototype their platform.

MONTREAL -- Like a…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 21, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

I may have just witnessed the future of personal drones...not sure if I like it

I've never owned a quadcopter, but have often thought of getting one. I work in the remote robotics industry and have been a fan of quadcopters, FPV and personal "drones" for years. That may change, though, if what I experienced yesterday is what we can expect in the future.

My wife and I were at…


Added by bigkahuna on July 21, 2014 at 8:00am — 58 Comments

levelling the fighting ground

A few months ago we were invited by a Non Government Organisation to fly at a hill resort. They are exploring the possibility to use drone equipped with camera or Gopro to monitor the status of the forest reserve.    


Until recently, in the name of development and some “Unknown” reason, a lot of pristine forest has…


Added by keeyen pang on July 21, 2014 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

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Legendary Java creator James Gosling at "Friday Funday" 3DR open house

Every Friday afternoon we have an open house/fly-in at 3D Robotics Berkeley, and this Friday we were honored to be joined by famed Java creator James Gosling, who is now with Liquid Robotics.…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 20, 2014 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

FlightBots Interview with Award-Winning Aerial Photographer Brent Foster

Brent Foster is one of Canada’s leading aerial photographers.

He is also passionate about helping others to discover and practice aerial photography and cinematography.

We approached Brent about answering questions about how he got started, what equipment he uses, and what are the best first…


Added by on July 20, 2014 at 6:01pm — 1 Comment

Free UAV Photography and Video course

Hey guys, I just wanted to let everyone know that Jeff Foster is teaming to produce the following 2-day course on UAV photography and video. They'll be shooting live from Treasure Island, California!…


Added by Topher Kelly on July 20, 2014 at 12:13pm — 5 Comments

Are you still "puffing" LiPos?

This is a compendium of information on LiPos.  At this point in the UAV/multicopter game users should not be damaging their LiPos. That is just giving away money to the battery manufacturers. A few simple rules will help the LiPo last a long time. 


Please feel free to add or correct…


Added by thomas Butler on July 20, 2014 at 11:30am — 11 Comments

Maps Made Easy

     If you have experience making maps from aerial photographs, you know it takes effort. 

When I stumbled upon another UAV-related kickstarter, Mapping with…


Added by Michael Pursifull on July 20, 2014 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

ArduAnalysis Excel Macro for Plotting Flight Logs

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Hey Folks,

A little while back we at Falcon Unmanned developed a tool that we like for doing data analysis on a flight.…


Added by cmiser on July 20, 2014 at 9:08am — 6 Comments

Christmas in July

I recently received 2 products I'm excited to try out:

$30 FPV goggle from Hobbyking __Link


$100 Car starting battery/ground station power …


Added by Daniel Lukonis on July 20, 2014 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Quadcopter build using APM2 flight controller

Recently I started to get interested in the Arduino open source micro-controller project. I bought an amazing little sensor board from ebay called the GY-80 which has 10DOF (degrees of freedom) and can be bought for £10.

The GY-80 IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) has 10 (plus temperature)…


Added by Clive Gregory on July 20, 2014 at 6:40am — 4 Comments

OpenFPV Update 1 - Modular telemetry with JS and HTML5 (VIDEO)

Hey guys,

a long time passed since the last update from OpenFPV.

Thank's to the community for the great feedback and special thanks to all people around the world who wrote me feedback mails, joined the project or donated money. I really appreciate your interest about the project.

It was…


Added by Tilman Griesel on July 19, 2014 at 2:00pm — 36 Comments

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Congrats to the Airdog team for breaking $1 million on Kickstarter!

With six days still to go, Airdog has now passed $1 million on Kickstarter. So exciting to see if they'll end up ahead or behind…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 19, 2014 at 12:29pm — 7 Comments

The FAA's Cease-And-Desist Orders to Drone Pilots Are Bogus, Appeals Court Rules

July 18, 2014 // 04:47 PM EST

Flying drones for search-and-rescue purposes is legal, and all the cease-and-desist orders the government has sent drone pilots are…


Added by BluSky1 on July 19, 2014 at 5:00am — 12 Comments

techwing gets winglets and slots

Hey everyone,

 I wanted to post an update on the work I have been doing on the techwing design.

The new design is scaled up some to a 40 inch WS. It also includes real Grantz type winglets, a longer tip cord and fixed LE slots.

Flat plate:…


Added by wayne garris on July 18, 2014 at 9:49pm — 22 Comments

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