In a nutshell, the Vertex is a tilt-rotor UAV that combines the flight time, range and speed of an airplane with the hovering, vertical takeoff and landing capabilities of a multicopter. The Vertex is designed to be a versatile platform that can be adapted to various performance levels by using interchangeable wing sections and flying with one or two batteries…Continue
Interesting idea, small deliveries adding up where large ones would be shot down. These are Pixhawk-powered fixed-wing UAVs.
From the BBC:
How do you deliver food and medicine to people in an area where a cargo plane would be shot down? It was a question that kept US Air Force pilot Mark Jacobsen awake at night after he met Syrian…
Since UAVCAN is now supported in the most recent versions of APM, it is now possible to use Zubax GNSS with ArduCopter and ArduPlane. We prepared a…Continue
Added by Zubax Robotics on April 24, 2015 at 6:05pm — No Comments
I would like to share this design made by a group of undergraduate students in the course called "Aerospace Systems Design Project".
Tilt rotor aircraft - The Flying Battenberg
The iMechE set out a competition…Continue
Last time I looked at a set of 18650 batteries that had some nice specs, but in the end proved to give me less flying time than my half capacity LI-PO.
I got a lot of…Continue
We did not build that, but you can!
I would like to introduce TwoDee Evo Ng.It is a dslr sized ( it can be discussed if you notice the photo ) brushless diy gimbal.You can define the size of your gimbal with 4 pieces carbon…Continue
In January we published news that we completed test integration of 3DR copter with Sagetech XPS-TR transponder.…Continue
(my image: 2015)
Yesterday, I finally felt happy enough with my first mapping experiments to share my ideas, experiences and results with you. I was a little bit apprehensive at first; the prospect of adding gps location information to a non-gps camera seemed too daunting a task for…Continue
Just to introduce ourselves, we're CUAir, Cornell's Autonomous Aerial Vehicle team. We've been working with the ArduPilot for the year, switching over from a commericial autopilot. Most of our work is going into designing a new web based ground station (which will be available at the end of this year). I'll be mostly talking about our work so far with the ArduPilot, what we've learned, and what it's like to try to perform a full autonomous mission with…Continue
It's like the best of both worlds! APM software with a familiar white GPS puck and nice wasp-waist controller box. Just $98 at…Continue
I finally got around to editing the footage of this fully-automated Precision Landing mission. The purpose of this mission is to demonstrate how vision-assisted Precision Landing can be a solution to the 'last 100 ft' problem, where traditional GPS is not sufficiently accurate to navigate to a precise location (RTK GPS systems are another possible solution).…
High precision GPS systems are getting more known and used and RTK is already becoming a familiar acronym. This post is about the use of RTK for collecting ground control points to be used in high quality survey results, not about RTK for…Continue
We're pleased to share this new video of our upcoming vehicle release! Follow us at www.ascentaerosystems.com
This post observes the latest trend in the camera drone market. It also appears in sUAS News 'The Market'.
By Steve Maller for Drone Analyst
My brief but productive visit last month to the 2015 National Association of…Continue
Added by Colin Snow on April 21, 2015 at 10:36am — No Comments
More images here: URAF
3D file available here: …Continue
It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 66,000!!!!
There were approximately 1.7 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 57,000 page views a day on average). It took us just 26 days to add…Continue
Radical M carbon gimbal
I would like to announce my newest project which was made during last few months.
Weight for 2 axis 520g
Weight for 3 axis 620g
Alex or other controller
All wires and pcb inside the frame