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Presenting the Vertex Hybrid VTOL Kickstarter Campaign

In a nutshell, the Vertex is a tilt-rotor UAV that combines the flight time, range and speed of an airplane with the hovering, vertical takeoff and landing capabilities of a multicopter. The Vertex is designed to be a versatile platform that can be adapted to various performance levels by using interchangeable wing sections and flying with one or two batteries…

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Added by ComQuestVentures on April 24, 2015 at 8:21pm — 3 Comments

Drones delivering aid in Syria [BBC]

Children watching on the airfield

Interesting idea, small deliveries adding up where large ones would be shot down.  These are Pixhawk-powered fixed-wing UAVs.

From the BBC:

How do you deliver food and medicine to people in an area where a cargo plane would be shot down? It was a question that kept US Air Force pilot Mark Jacobsen awake at night after he met Syrian…

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Added by Jay Bryon on April 24, 2015 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

On APM, UAVCAN and Zubax GNSS

Since UAVCAN is now supported in the most recent versions of APM, it is now possible to use Zubax GNSS with ArduCopter and ArduPlane. We prepared a…

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Added by Zubax Robotics on April 24, 2015 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Tilt Rotor Aircraft - The Flying Battenberg

I would like to share this design made by a group of undergraduate students in the course called "Aerospace Systems Design Project". 

Tilt rotor aircraft - The Flying Battenberg 

Summary:

The iMechE set out a competition…

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Added by Aldo Vargas on April 24, 2015 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

And they say smoking is bad - part 2

And they say smoking is bad - Part 2

Last time I looked at a set of 18650 batteries that had some nice specs, but in the end proved to give me less flying time than my half capacity LI-PO.

I got a lot of…

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Added by Jesper Andersen on April 24, 2015 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

TwoDee EVO NG brushless dslr gimbal

We did not build that, but you can!

 I would like to introduce TwoDee Evo Ng.It is a dslr sized ( it can be discussed if you notice the photo ) brushless diy gimbal.You can define the size of your gimbal with 4 pieces carbon…

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Added by Ozan Özkök on April 23, 2015 at 10:48am — 9 Comments

"How it is made" 3DR Pixhawk and Sagetech ADS-B integration

In January we published news that we completed test integration of 3DR copter with Sagetech XPS-TR transponder.…

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Added by Janis Kuze on April 23, 2015 at 4:26am — 6 Comments

DIY Ghetto Mapping Project

(my image: 2015)

Yesterday, I finally felt happy enough with my first mapping experiments to share my ideas, experiences and results with you. I was a little bit apprehensive at first; the prospect of adding gps location information to a non-gps camera seemed too daunting a task for…

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Added by benbojangles on April 23, 2015 at 3:30am — 13 Comments

Pixhawk vibration dampener.

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Added by Andreas Habit on April 23, 2015 at 12:30am — 8 Comments

Test Flight - Autonomous Landing Attempt #1

Hey everyone,

Just to introduce ourselves, we're CUAir, Cornell's Autonomous Aerial Vehicle team. We've been working with the ArduPilot for the year, switching over from a commericial autopilot. Most of our work is going into designing a new web based ground station (which will be available at the end of this year). I'll be mostly talking about our work so far with the ArduPilot, what we've learned, and what it's like to try to perform a full autonomous mission with…

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Added by CUAIR on April 22, 2015 at 12:43pm — 9 Comments


3D Robotics
New APM clones look just like DJI Nazas ;-)

It's like the best of both worlds! APM software with a familiar white GPS puck and nice wasp-waist controller box. Just $98 at…

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 22, 2015 at 11:57am — 65 Comments

Fully-automated Precision Landing Mission



I finally got around to editing the footage of this fully-automated Precision Landing mission. The purpose of this mission is to demonstrate how vision-assisted Precision Landing can be a solution to the 'last 100 ft' problem, where traditional GPS is not sufficiently accurate to navigate to a precise location (RTK GPS systems are another possible solution).…

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Added by Thomas Stone on April 22, 2015 at 8:15am — 4 Comments

Its every drone owner’s worst nightmare — the batteries going flat over the ocean.

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Added by Simon on April 22, 2015 at 4:30am — 20 Comments

Cheap 1-2cm (scale) accuracy for your surveys

Image: Topcon RTK collecting survey points

High precision GPS systems are getting more known and used and RTK is already becoming a familiar acronym. This post is about the use of RTK for collecting ground control points to be used in high quality survey results, not about RTK for…

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Added by Gerard Toonstra on April 21, 2015 at 7:46pm — 22 Comments

Ascent AeroSystems - Are you ready?

We're pleased to share this new video of our upcoming vehicle release!  Follow us at www.ascentaerosystems.com

Comments welcome!

Added by Ascent AeroSystems on April 21, 2015 at 6:30pm — 10 Comments

Endura Drone battery

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Added by Todd Urban on April 21, 2015 at 11:24am — 21 Comments

Five Observations about the Camera Drone Market from NAB 2015

This post observes the latest trend in the camera drone market. It also appears in sUAS News 'The Market'.

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By Steve Maller for Drone Analyst

My brief but productive visit last month to the 2015 National Association of…

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Added by Colin Snow on April 21, 2015 at 10:36am — No Comments

Simple 3D-printed CoG mount for Iris+ to carry a mapping camera

A simple, light weight and cheap 3D-printed camera mount for the 3DR Iris+ to carry a mapping camera at its Centre of Gravity. 

More images here: URAF

3D file available here: …

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Added by lianpinkoh on April 20, 2015 at 3:52pm — 2 Comments


Admin
DIY Drones at 66,000 members!

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 66,000!!!!

There were approximately 1.7 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 57,000 page views a day on average). It took us just 26 days to add…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 20, 2015 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Radical M carbon gimbal



Radical M carbon gimbal

Hi,

I would like to announce my newest project which was made during last few months.

Weight for 2 axis 520g

Weight for 3 axis 620g

Alex or other controller

All wires and pcb inside the frame

Camera…

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Added by jacekheli on April 20, 2015 at 6:18am — 25 Comments

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