The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announces the largest civil penalty the FAA has proposed against a UAS operator for endangering the safety of our airspace.
The FAA proposes a $1.9 million civil penalty against SkyPan International, Inc. of Chicago. Between March 21, 2012, and Dec. 15, 2014, SkyPan…Continue
Finally getting around to posting about our successful test of our Multi-Point Repeater aircraft last August.
Basically we were able to fly a Quad Mission relaying the mavlink data via our repeater aircraft, itself in an autonomous mission 400ft above. Both the Quad…Continue
We’re excited to announce that our
subscription based CADDrones.com community is now FREE for anyone to join. All members now have full access to every page and feature free of charge. Now that we are no longer subscription based we will not have the available resources to hire contractors for the needed positions. Our goal is to make CAD,…
Added by Joshua Johnson on October 6, 2015 at 12:33am — No Comments
If you answered yes to both of those questions, then this post is for you.
I've always had a special fondness for the Sony QX-1 and decided to rig up a contraption that would let me…Continue
Hello DIY Drones Community:
I have come up with some interesting articles regarding UAV legislation and projected sales for the upcoming holiday season that might affect the use of drones for regular folk and businesses.
Jason Koebler of Motherboard.com wrote an…Continue
In the market for several years,…Continue
Added by Egor_FPV3DCam on October 5, 2015 at 11:05am — No Comments
After a couple months of testing by the community, Tower v3.2.0 has been released on the Google Play store for use by the general public!
This release requires the latest…Continue
From the latest issue of Make Magazine, a great profile of the Syria Airlift project, which is using inexpensive APM:Plane powered aircraft to train refugees to deliver food and medical aid in Syria and other war-torn…Continue
SIGGRAPH Asia 2015
I stumble upon this thing today.
Could be a good (great?) camera platform for UAV.
What do you guys think?
More: Google: Olympus Air
MatrixPilot got upgraded with the helical turn method. I changed my code to follow this development.
To add the auto land function, i needed better brake control. After that i created the auto landing script.
The codebase has moved to Git. My code is here:…
Added by GliderUAV on October 2, 2015 at 10:28am — No Comments
Hi DIY drones community,
I just wanted to share this list of top five drones of 2015 made by the website GeekSnack.com
At the top of the list is 3DR's own and…
A quick recap of what is allowed in france :
We have been working for a few months to demonstrate to the DGAC that the SOLO was safe enough to be used for commercial operations. We had previously gotten the first type certificates for …Continue
From Defense Systems:
The Army is experimenting with using swarms of small, inexpensive drones in battlefield missions—as much as anything because of the potential threat they could pose to U.S. forces.
Members of the Targets Management Office with Program Executive Office for Simulation Training and…
This is the first episode of our new Life After Gravity podcast series. Every other week we’ll deliver conversations with leading thinkers and personalities from the drone world and beyond. We’ll start close to home: This week I speak with 3DR CEO Chris…Continue
Added by Roger Sollenberger on October 1, 2015 at 2:45pm — No Comments
One reason I constantly check DIYdrones throughout the day is the tenancy to have well-written and informative blog posts on the front page, as opposed to some of the "hype machine news" found elsewhere, though we get our share as well.
This blog post is really…Continue
I would like to ask you for little help in making this drone real, if you could support the project that would be amazing, if you cannot help financially, but you would still like to be part of it, please share the campaign!
Link to the campaign: …Continue
Sometimes a flight experiment gone awry exposes a set of behaviors that directly correlate to previous design choices. It's a moment of validation based on developing systems with the expectation that they will fail. The video below is an example of one of these moments.
During one my daily…Continue
Added by earthpatrol on September 30, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Easy Drone XL Pro is on KickStarter
Hi, just wanted to let you know that we are back on KickStarter to fund our newest and largest drone - the XL Pro! Please check out our campaign and pledge a dollar if you like what we are doing.
Also, we are counting on you to share and spread the word!
Yours truly, …
I'm sharing with you the results from an online survey we did here some weeks ago.
Please, let us know what you think…Continue