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Worlds first Drone Sheepdog

SHEP the Drone - Worlds first Drone Sheepdog…

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Added by Dave Giles on March 30, 2015 at 7:06pm — 4 Comments


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Syrian Airlift trials use of drones to deliver supplies to conflict zones

Congrats to our friends at the Syria Airlift Project, who conducted an experimental project this weekend in Sacramento to train refugees to use Pixhawk-powered fixed-wing drones to deliver supplies into conflict zones. From the video description:

On March 28-29, 2015, Uplift Aeronautics…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 30, 2015 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Xiaomi Yi: Mobius Killer?

This week we see the release of a new low-cost action cam. Some think it is the next progression of the trusty Mobius camera. I am in the process of performing a written account of the camera and it's features, abilities and performance; also showing how to update the app & firmware to allow…

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Added by benbojangles on March 30, 2015 at 2:57pm — 1 Comment

11 Drones t-shirts

We had a fun time creating 11 new drones t-shirts and wanted to share them with you all. You can see the new designs here: www.drnes.com/apparel

(here are two examples:…

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Added by drnes on March 30, 2015 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Quadrotor automatically recovers from failure or aggressive launch, without GPS

Researchers from the Robotics and Perception Group from the University of Zurich, developed a new technology that allows a quadrotor to automatically recover and stabilize from any initial condition without relying…

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Added by IKE on March 30, 2015 at 11:48am — 4 Comments

Precision Landing w/ Pixhawk Quads: Update and Preview

IR-LOCK has been testing the latest version of our sensor/beacon hardware for precision landing, and the results are great! With an IRIS+, we achieve reliable landings at around 5-30cm from the target beacon.

Our development focus is on the reliability and accuracy of the sensor/beacon hardware, and optimal integration with control systems. One feature of the new beacon design…

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Added by Thomas Stone on March 30, 2015 at 11:13am — 13 Comments


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Amazon's secret drone test field in Canada, 2,000 ft from the US boarder

From The Guardian

Amazon is testing its drone delivery service at a secret site in Canada, following …

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 30, 2015 at 7:28am — 3 Comments


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Be careful with LiPos

This fire in my home town is suspected to have been started by a LiPo. (Though that hasn't yet been confirmed by the fire investigation authorities.)

"A neighbour, who didn’t want to be named, says Les is a member of the Nelson Model Aero Club."

Thankfully the occupants are both…

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Added by moglos on March 30, 2015 at 3:24am — 15 Comments

Pictures: Humanitarian UAV Mission to Vanuatu in Response to Cyclone Pam

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Above: Aéroport de Port Vila - Bauerfield International Airport. As we land, thousands of uprooted trees could be seen in almost every direction. Below:Massive roots were not enough to save these trees from Cyclone Pam. The devastation reminds us how powerful nature is.

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After getting clearance from the Australian Defense Force (ADF), we pack up our UAVs and head over to…

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Added by Patrick Meier on March 29, 2015 at 7:33pm — 6 Comments


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Photos from the Ferrara Drone Show

Congrats to Marco Robustini and his team/colleagues for a fantastic first Ferrara Drone Show, in the lovely northern Italian town of Ferrara (between Bologna and Venice). Most of the drones on display were using Pixhawk or another APM…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 28, 2015 at 5:30pm — 10 Comments

ESC with FOC and sensor - why not

So for a while I was thinking of creating a big ass tilt rotor tricopter with a X8 as a base frame. All good, but which ESC to use? After deciding that I don't really like anything on HobbyKing, I started working on my own. It had to have good quality components, rated for automotive applications (don't want my ESC to fail when flying...), FOC…

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Added by Jure M on March 28, 2015 at 1:10pm — 7 Comments

Iris+ Mapping Tutorial and Data Set

MultiSpek Data Processing Overview from MultiSpek on Vimeo.

UAV mapping is getting easier by the day.  From agriculture to mining and construction, companies are looking for real time mapping to increase…

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Added by MultiSpek on March 28, 2015 at 12:37pm — 5 Comments

Flrir ps hot Shoe final model.

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Added by Remco Bos on March 28, 2015 at 8:19am — 2 Comments

Europe agrees on regulatory drone framework to move industry forward

During a two-day conference in Riga, the European aviation community found broad…

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Added by IKE on March 28, 2015 at 7:32am — No Comments

First flight of Linux APM on Raspberry Pi 2 with Navio+

Hey guys!

Today we’ve made the first flight of Linux APM on Raspberry Pi 2 with Navio+.

Navio+ is an autopilot HAT…

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Added by Emlid on March 28, 2015 at 7:16am — 20 Comments


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Latest Festo robo-butterflies now capable of swarming, autonomous flight

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!)

From …

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 27, 2015 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments


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GeoUAV Workshop, 1-2 October 2015, La Grande Motte, France

GeoUAV is a specialized Workshop in the frame of the ISPRS Geospatial Week 2015. Dedicated to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), it will bring the…

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Added by Thorsten on March 27, 2015 at 1:46pm — 1 Comment

Steel out of feather: the new version of Raptor e1

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…

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Added by RaptorUAS MD on March 27, 2015 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

300-sized 3D printed quadrocopter for FPV

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…

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Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on March 27, 2015 at 7:01am — No Comments

Win a Percepto - App Idea Competition

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!…

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Added by Raviv Raz on March 27, 2015 at 5:31am — 2 Comments

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