Added by Remco Bos on March 28, 2015 at 8:19am — No Comments
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Today we’ve made the first flight of Linux APM on Raspberry Pi 2 with Navio+.
Navio+ is an autopilot HAT…Continue
Every time Festo puts out a new video, my jaw ends up on the floor. Their robo-butterflies can now navigate with "indoor GPS", which I think means motion capture cameras. Also: check out that ant! (20x+ as big as a real ant, but still!)
Added by Thorsten on March 27, 2015 at 1:46pm — No Comments
Just got the new version of the raptor off the scales. It came better than we expected and it now weighs a mere 2,700gr without motor and battery. This means we can fly 3kg of useful payload with 16000mah for 1hour 20 minutes. or 1kg pf payload for 3hours plus.
Excited also to see…Continue
Hi, let me introduce my latest plan, a 300-sized FPV quadrocopter. My goal was to design a small 3D printed quadrocopter that can be printed on any cheaper DIY 3D printer. Additionally I wanted to simplify wiring and maintenance. So I decided to make a modular design. The hard-cased…Continue
Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on March 27, 2015 at 7:01am — No Comments
We would like to thank all our backers and to everyone who shared, posted and tweeted about our campaign! Because of your strong support, we've reached our goal!…Continue
A very interesting and thought provoking explanation of why the conventional wisdom of elliptical lift distribution needs rethinking. Interesting for lovers of fixed-wing but also might be applicable for propellers and rotors...?
Ospheric has just released a beta of its new cloud-based flight planning service, which allows you to import paths from Maya, Collada, Autodesk and Google Earth and export them as APM waypoint files. As Ospheric's Jon Farat…Continue
Interesting coaxial design coming from Ascent Aerosystems. In general coaxial designs have limited speed and maneuverability, but for the "aerial selfie" application this is designed for, that may be fine. I don't see a stabilizing gimbal, so I imagine this is mostly for still photos. Very portable and…Continue
We have added new functionality to UgCS. Integration with DroneShare to ease sharing and "bookkeeping" of your flights.
In this article we are going to show you how to fly a mission in UgCS, replay the mission in the telemetry player in UgCS and then upload the telemetry…
OpenFC is a new Open-Hardware Flight-Controller:
Good news for small drones, New FLIR Lepton 25° camera cores just arrived.
If you have read this post before , I have tested our new camera design with 50° version of Lepton and…
(representative DIY version shown, not Google's)
"Google’s quest to introduce small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into low altitude airspace within a “few years” has driven the company to launch an unexpected foray into the avionics market, says Dave Vos, head of the Internet…Continue
Great news from the FAA, and part of an encouraging trend towards a much more progressive regulatory process in the US:
The Federal Aviation Administration has established an interim policy to speed up airspace authorizations for certain commercial unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators who obtain Section 333 exemptions. The new policy helps bridge the gap between the past process,…