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The "T" copter family of 3D printed drones is growing!

The are now four models in the "T" copter series: three quads and a coaxial six - all FREE for download from

I've also just done a short video series following the build of the…


Added by Brendan22 on August 22, 2014 at 8:21pm — 2 Comments

Interest Groups Simultaneously File Three Lawsuits Challenging FAA's UAV Interpretation

AP: Three lawsuits have been filed today challenging the FAA interpretation that effectively blocks commercial UAV operators as well as FPV flyers of any kind.

The lawsuits were filed by the …


Added by Dan Murray on August 22, 2014 at 1:34pm — 4 Comments

algorithm to help drones monitor their own health in real time and alternative path find while on mission

Boeing sponsored research at  MIT where Agha-mohammadi and pals have developed a new algorithm based on Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes (POMDP) that allows self monitoring of the vehicles health status in real time and alternative pathfinding, accessing recharging stations and landing zones if needed during mission execution.  The paper will be presented the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and…


Added by Austin H on August 22, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

LOHAN spaceplane mission relocates to Spaceport America

The forces of bureaucratic darkness have obliged us to relocate the planned launch of the Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) mission to Spaceport America in New Mexico.

You can…


Added by Lester Haines on August 22, 2014 at 8:09am — 8 Comments

New NGB Filters and Higher Resolution Camera at Event 38

We've been hard at work improving our popular NGB filter glass over the summer and the latest design is finally in! This design cuts off higher wavelength NIR light around 770nm. That reduces the amount of light crossing over to the Green and Blue channels which are also sensitive to NIR light,…


Added by Jeff Taylor on August 21, 2014 at 12:09pm — 13 Comments

NASA's electric plane achieves vertical takeoff

Engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., are studying the concept with models such as the unmanned aerial system GL-10 Greased Lightning. The GL-10, which has a 10-foot wingspan, recently flew successfully while tethered. Free-flight tests are planned in the fall of…


Added by Aym Altorra on August 20, 2014 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

NMSU, FAA pursue sought-after drone research

I am the Sr. External Pilot on the Aerostar UAS. Here is a link the the article that the local news paper wrote about our program...

Here is the sUAS link.…


Added by Joseph on August 20, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

UAS Directory Growth

We are up to 250+ firms on our directory. We are planning to do a check on hiring soon to see where the industry stands. If you have any comments send a note to we look forward to hearing from you.

It would be great to get…


Added by Eric Kubicka on August 20, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

NASA Training 'Swarmie' Robots for Space Mining

By Evan…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on August 20, 2014 at 8:11am — 1 Comment

Refurbish a damaged 4S battery - Do not try this!

I purchased a 5000mA Turnigy Nano-Teck 4S 35C, at Hobbyking for my quad-copter in build.

After a small error, i fried out one the "ground side" cell of my battery with 5 or 6 recharge cycles.

So i decided that i dont need right now a 3S battery, so i purchased a 1S Turnigy Battery bundle to repair my damaged one.

So first thing first, remove the…


Added by Jorge Brites on August 20, 2014 at 7:30am — 51 Comments

Complete Spanish Latin American translated documentation for APMCopter and APMPlane



Dear Comunity, I am working in a complete!, Yes, a complete…


Added by enzo vinko criado on August 20, 2014 at 5:30am — 16 Comments

Man Creates Flying Hexacopter Drone With 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen

The body of DeRosa's first hexacopter (source: Plasticity Productions)

The body of DeRosa’s first hexacopter (source: Plasticity Productions)

When 3D printing pens burst onto the scene…


Added by Bob on August 19, 2014 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

First flight of ArduPilot on Linux

I'm delighted to announce that the effort to port ArduPilot to Linux reached an important milestone yesterday with the first flight of a fixed wing aircraft on a Linux based autopilot running ArduPilot.

As I mentioned in a…


Added by Andrew Tridgell on August 19, 2014 at 8:59pm — 39 Comments

Vulture 2 spaceplane hits 100km/h - strapped to a van roof

We're obliged to Linus Penzlien (seen above in boffin pipe mode) and Andrew Tridgell for all their hard work last week working on the custom APM:Plane parameters/commands for our Vulture 2…


Added by Lester Haines on August 19, 2014 at 7:18am — 10 Comments

Aerial Survey in Uganda

Mark Wijnberg Land Surveyors recently completed an aerial survey of a river valley in a remote section of Western Uganda. The area is found on the Eastern slopes of the Rwenzori…


Added by Luke Wijnberg on August 19, 2014 at 6:27am — 19 Comments

An AutoPilot in the Clouds - part 1

In our RC world, autopilots are typically some kind of software/hardware combination that is physically located on the craft flying/driving/sailing etc.. This has some disadvantages since autopilots are expensive and singular,…


Added by Jesper Andersen on August 19, 2014 at 12:01am — 8 Comments

My company is producing a ground station

It Is a mini itx amd quadcore with a high bright lcd a solid state harddrive 2 front mounted usb built in 3dr radio dual video  RX with diversity video input for the onscreen HUD an additional 7" lcd with Output for your fpv googles it has 10ah of battery witch will run everything for around 3 hrs…


Added by Todd Urban on August 18, 2014 at 10:00pm — 17 Comments

3D Robotics
Coordinated docking of copter and rover

The two robots communicate their positions, converge to a common docking location and the dock successfully, both indoors and out.

From …


Added by Chris Anderson on August 18, 2014 at 7:48pm — No Comments

A Fully Automated Taranis OpenTX SAPI5 Voice Pack Generator

Hey fellow OpenTX users!…


Added by Luke Nyhof on August 18, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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