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Drones flying at Oshkosh! Part of EAA AirVenture's Aviation Gateway Park

Wanted to pass this along as an FYI.…

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Added by Dick Knapinski on February 27, 2015 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Pacificbots - Update

Finally was able to get one of the bots out onto the water. For this test, I chose an area of San Francisco Bay that is subject to strong currents during the tide changes. As the tide was going out, the current was about 3 knots. The bot did fine. There were plenty of settings to tweak and a few adjustments of the Pixhawk PID had things working smoothly.

Some takeaways from the test.

Turn radius: Once I threw the switch into autonomous mode, I notice some…

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Added by PacificBots on February 27, 2015 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments


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Added by Dean Wynton on February 27, 2015 at 7:19am — 4 Comments


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Drone Maker 3D Robotics Raises $50 Million In Latest Round

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By Frank Bi and Ryan Mac

Less than two weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration unveiled its proposed regulations for commercial drones, one California-based drone company sealed its latest…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on February 26, 2015 at 3:34pm — 19 Comments


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DIY Drones at 64,000 members!

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on February 26, 2015 at 7:50am — 6 Comments

DAS LAB using 3D printer technology on making rapid UAV prototyping

                                                                                   

We started to make a lightweight, high performance, long endurance UAV airplane for multiple purposes. The features will be, live monitoring, 3D aerial mapping, thermal monitoring ect. To make an extra challenge for our self we planned to  make the air plane weight less than 1 kg and see how quickly we can make the plane.

3D print is that it allows us to print very…

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Added by DAS Lab on February 26, 2015 at 6:00am — 12 Comments

FPV Racer X8 Quadcopter

Hello,

Ive recently crashed my FPV Racer (Pictures below).

The problem was I lost contact with the transmitter on my end and ended up falling from a 30 Meter Height onto hard concrete. Thought it would have completely destroyed the drone, but as i panicked and came to my…

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Added by Peter Gulin on February 26, 2015 at 4:01am — 12 Comments

Drones used to monitor Koala population

The Queensland University of Technology are employing drones to assist in monitoring Koala population and distribution. This is important work that could help to improve our understanding of this…

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Added by Quadzimodo on February 25, 2015 at 10:35pm — 3 Comments

Kickstarter : Low cost 2G/3G board with cheap plan (1$/month for 1Mb)

The Electron is a tiny development kit for creating cellular-connected electronics projects and products. It comes with a SIM card and an affordable data plan for low-bandwidth things.



Imagine a cellular-connected Arduino, but with a…

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Added by Bertrand Duchiron on February 25, 2015 at 9:31pm — 7 Comments

FPV Gimbal For Zoom Camera - First Week of Tests

Hi guys, 

First i'd like to thank all of you for your comments regarding our first post (http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/fpv-gimbal-for-zoom-camera?xg_source=activity). Your comments helped us with technical issues and got us really positively…

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Added by Greg Dronsky on February 25, 2015 at 6:30pm — 12 Comments

Using smartphone for the brain of a drone

Hi DIY Drones, we are happy to write here about our drone that use smartphone as the brain, and phone's display for its face! We are trying to build an API set that runs on Android, which send commands in MAVLINK over USB serial to Pixhawk.

We were researchers of optimization problems at Stanford univ. and the…

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Added by Kai Yan on February 24, 2015 at 9:01pm — 25 Comments

An Autopilot in the clouds - part 6.5

An Autopilot in the clouds - part 6.

The loooong wait...

Weather here in Denmark is optimal right now, if you’re either a fish or create 110% waterproof hardware. So while waiting to get a decent chance for the UTV1 to…

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Added by Jesper Andersen on February 23, 2015 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Grandma flies a drone

Those GoPro people are running out of ideas at this point.... If you look closely im pretty sure someone just gave her a DJI controller that was non operational. l

Added by Eduardo Romero on February 23, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

FAA and the Industry's first response

For those of you who have not been following the latest news from the FAA this concise article should clear the mind about the impact of new regulations and the industry's opinion.

Keep in mind: The rules won't become law until mid-to-late 2016 at the earliest, though 2017 is a safer…

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Added by Robert on February 23, 2015 at 11:33am — 3 Comments

Vision based upgrade for Aerial filmmakers

Hey guys,

An update for you all from before (here). We got some awesome feedback from you guys last time about our work on vision-based tracking and intelligence for drones. Check out our demo reel and launch video here:…

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Added by Yan Ma on February 23, 2015 at 10:30am — 21 Comments

Soon to be Released: Full HD Capable Micro Brushless Gimbal for 200 Sized Quads

RCLogger, the company who brought one of the least expensive mini brushless quads to market with the EYE One Xtreme, is now working on a micro-brushless gimbal for 200 sized quads. The gimbal will be capable of carrying the 1080p capable Mobius camera, a favorite among hobbyists for its size, quality, and price. The entire setup, including aluminum-framed brushless…

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Added by HeliStorm on February 22, 2015 at 10:00pm — 33 Comments


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APM:Plane 3.2.3 and 3.3.0beta1 released

The ArduPilot development team has a special treat for fixed wing users today - a double release!

  • A new stable 3.2.3 release with 3 fixes for 3.2.2
  • A new 3.3.0beta1 release with a lot more changes for wider testing

The 3.2.3 release is a minor update to 3.2.2 with 3…

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Added by Andrew Tridgell on February 22, 2015 at 9:47pm — 16 Comments


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UAV Challenge Medical Express 2016

Announcing UAV Challenge Medical Express 2016 at an unmanned systems conference associated with the Avalon Airshow, event co-ordinator Dennis Frousheger said the 2016 challenge was designed to push UAV technology to the limit.

“It’s unlikely that traditional fixed-wing unmanned aircraft or small multi-rotor vehicles will be capable of meeting this…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on February 22, 2015 at 9:44pm — 5 Comments


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The Mexican immigrant who set up a global drone firm

Less than ten years ago Jordi Munoz left Mexico for the US and is today boss of the one of world's biggest commercial drone maker…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on February 22, 2015 at 9:00pm — 10 Comments

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