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Over 60 Deliverable 1 documents received for the 2016 Outback Challange

The deadline has now passed for submitting Deliverable 1 documents to the 2016 UAV Challenge Medical Express. We received 64 D1 documents from teams from all over the world. The Technical Committee will now get to work reading through the documents and assessing teams for the Go/No-Go decision. This process is likely to take 2-3 weeks.…


Added by Mark Omo on September 3, 2015 at 8:01am — 2 Comments

RC Electric Calculator App for Android

RC Electric Calculator App for Android - version 3.0 is coming out shortly with many improvements and some calculations…


Added by Graham Dyer on September 3, 2015 at 12:54am — 16 Comments

1800mm Largescale ultralight (Metal rebuild)

ok , for hobby grade seems few guys here does aluminum

after several months of procrastination its time to get this bird to finally fly

1.3KG AUW in only 850kv 3s the maiden was on Aug15,15 then reflown on Aug 31,15

should be my first metal build aircraft, and it should be scale able. the original design been feature , the guys at our field have several concern of being underpower for having a tiny motor for such a big plane. my reason is its what I've…


Added by CliffN on September 2, 2015 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments


One of the major challenges encountered bynatural resource management agencies is the lack of information on the occupancy, distribution and population trends of species of concern, many of which are cryptic, small bodied, and idiosyncratic in habitat selection over large extents of remote areas. And yet these same species are the most threatened due…


Added by lianpinkoh on September 2, 2015 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments


Dan Edwards of the U.S. Navy Research Laboratory is the principle investigator of Flimmer - a flying, swimming unmanned air vehicle (UAV)/unmanned undersea vehicle (UUV). Flimmer can operate in the air and underwater to significantly improve tactical…


Added by EngineerX on September 2, 2015 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

AC 91-57 be gone, welcome AC 91-57A

Just promulgated by the FAA

1. PURPOSE. This advisory circular (AC) provides guidance to persons operating Unmanned Aircraft (UA) for hobby or recreation purposes meeting the statutory definition of “model aircraft” contained in Section 336 of Public Law 112-95, the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. This AC describes means by which model…


Added by Gary Mortimer on September 2, 2015 at 12:13pm — 11 Comments

FAA Approves a Fleet of 324 Commerical Drones


It's a bird. It's a plane. It's…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 1, 2015 at 2:45pm — 6 Comments

3D Robotics
3DR launches 3DU, its program for drones in education and research

3DR, North America’s largest consumer drone manufacturer, has launched its new academic program for drones in education—called “3DU”—to support the numerous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) programs taking flight at schools…


Added by Chris Anderson on September 1, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The force is strong with this one - SteadiDrone VADER

Hello again everyone, it's been a while since my last post, been somewhat busy with our latest offering, the VADER. I'll keep this post short and to the point, for those who've not yet seen the Vader (announced at sUSB Expo earlier this year) and the first batch shipped out already.



Added by Duran - SteadiDrone on September 1, 2015 at 12:38pm — 9 Comments

Big Sky UAV Offers Drones to Aid Wildfire Victims

Big Sky UAV Offers Drones to
Aid Wildfire Victims

 Big Sky UAV, a multi-state drone service company, is offering Montana victims of wildfires…


Added by Pepper Petersen on September 1, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Quick fold Medium lift Quad.

Hi everyone.

I would like to share my latest 7kg multicopter design with the DIY drones community.

Having designed and operated fixed wing, helicopter and multicopter camera systems for a number of years now I have learned what is important, at least to my operation, namely low vibration, endurance and ease of use.

The first two are…


Added by Vince Hogg on September 1, 2015 at 5:13am — 2 Comments

Landing of a helicopter UAV on a mobile platform without GPS

The EC-SAFEMOBIL project, initiative that belongs to the VII Framework Programme for R&D of the European Commission led and coordinated by CATEC and the University of Seville in the field of unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) and robotics, continues advancing its research and has achieved…


Added by Antidio Viguria on September 1, 2015 at 2:11am — 9 Comments

ODROID + Flip32 Mini Quadcopter, Part II: Mounting and Flying the ODROID

In my previous post I had built and flown this little 250mm quad with the Flip32 flight controller on board.  I was waiting for the arrival of a tiny …


Added by Simon D. Levy on August 31, 2015 at 11:37pm — 12 Comments

3D Robotics
Another good-looking APM-based crowdfunded drone

Just went live on Indiegogo:

Maneuverable and customisable

The ERIDA drone constantly tracks where you are and follows you automatically keeping the camera…


Added by Chris Anderson on August 31, 2015 at 10:05pm — 11 Comments

Automatic Woody crop and forest plantation inventory and statistic data extraction with GIS and drone (UAV) technology

Usage of small dimensions RPAS ( drones ) has a real and practical benefit on forest, environment and agriculture management. Drones can obtain Digital Surface Models and pseudo-NDVI orthomosaics that can be manipulated by Geographic Information Systems (hereinafter GIS) allowing professional and rigorous studies along with technically supported decisions.

We provide here an example of woody crop inventory done with our drones and GIS…


Added by Jesus A on August 31, 2015 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

Seeking student and maker short film entries for FRiFF (drone film festival)

The Flying Robot international Film Festival, an open competitive film festival focused on drone-based cinema, is seeking short film submissions (<5 minutes). Of particular interest to the DIY Drones community, we're looking for more entries in the Student Film, I Made That and Drones for Good categories.

Student Film - If you're a student and have a drone related…


Added by Eddie Codel on August 31, 2015 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Pixhawk Prizes for Pronto Pair :- T3 Back to the Future Winners

Back in 2009 we ran our first pylon style race in a figure eight pattern. It was won by an Easystar using a paparazzi autopilot in a fraction over 49 seconds for a single lap.

This time we asked contestants to complete 5 laps and Dawid Preller flew a blistering time of 221…


Added by Gary Mortimer on August 31, 2015 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments Helps you price out your Multirotor Build and Share it with Others

RotorBuilds is a new application that allows multirotor DIYers to price out their build and share the finished product with others.  As you add each part to your build the total price is updated in real time to give you an idea of your…


Added by WhiffleX on August 31, 2015 at 8:11am — 2 Comments

An awesome day at CMAC

Anyone who has been involved in aeromodelling for a while dreams of having one of those days when everything works right. It doesn't happen often, but when it does it sure is nice!

CanberraUAV had one of those days yesterday. It was a…


Added by Andrew Tridgell on August 30, 2015 at 10:30pm — 39 Comments

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