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Precis-BX305 Quick Start Guide Released

Welcome to the Precis-BX305 Quick Start Guide. Here you will find instructions for how to use the Precis-BX305 RTK board in some simple steps with illustration. Of course, more details of its application could be found in Precis-BX305 User Guide.

We are also…

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Added by TersusAdmin on July 24, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

PX4, aerial 16x zoom lens Walkera Voyager 4

An update and sneak peek at the Walkera Voyager 4, after a long year of development, flight controller PX4.

Voyager 4 is a unique fusion of both aerodynamics and aerial video technology running on‬ 2.4 gHz or 4G LTE with Apple IOS App.  Expanding the range as far as you can, as long as you have 4G mobile…

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Added by noeL on July 22, 2016 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Watch First FAA-Approved Home Drone Delivery Drop off Slurpees

Well, that didn’t take long. A week after telling Robotics Trends it will be carrying out home drone deliveries within a year, Flirtey just completed the first FAA-approved drone delivery to a home.

Flirtey partnered with 7-Eleven, in honor of the convenience store’s 89th birthday,…

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Added by Steve Crowe on July 22, 2016 at 9:20am — 8 Comments

Procyon 800E Phase 2 Beta Testing Begins

( Blog Reposted From Here )

NOVAerial Robotics is pleased to announce that Phase-2 beta testing of the revolutionary…

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Added by Rob_Lefebvre on July 21, 2016 at 5:59pm — 32 Comments

"Wing Board" using Pixhawk and GCS...

From Gizmag:

What started as a 1/6th scale model and an audacious (and ultimately doomed)…

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Added by Joe Renteria on July 21, 2016 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

260mm quad flies 70mph, 4k 150FOV powered by Nvidia, Open API

Interesting story about a young entrepreneur who is starting up this impressive spec quad. Also has some sort of internal 3 axis gimbal?…

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Added by Jon on July 21, 2016 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

New Report: Drones in Public Safety and First Responder Operations

This post first appeared in sUAS News 'The Market'

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It may not seem like it, but drones are still in their infancy and only proving themselves through the rigorous testing done privately, commercially, and by…

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Added by Colin Snow on July 21, 2016 at 1:45pm — 1 Comment

DronesLab DeltaQuad prototype at PX4 headquarters in Zurich

The second prototype of the DeltaQuad was given to the PX4 team at ETH in Zurich. The DeltaQuad is a VTOL flying wing based on the Skywalker X8. It is currently under development at…

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Added by sander on July 21, 2016 at 7:00am — 1 Comment


MR60
FPV racer hardware review : Flycolor 4 in 1 F3 board

Hi,

This is a hardware review of an interesting product for FPV racers. I do not know for how long it exists but I could not find any other reviews on youtube.

This product consists in an integration of mutliple components you would otherwise need to solder and assemble together with lots of wiring, thus saving weight and making a…

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Added by Hugues on July 20, 2016 at 6:58am — 1 Comment

Complete mapping solution with Sony QX1 by Easy Aerial

Hello there, 

Please take a look at our newest Pixhawk based mapping setup with Easy Drone XL Pro and Sony QX1 and an additional FPV camera for live video feedback. 

It takes advantage of a fairly large format imager on this cool Sony camera and gives you the ability to use high quality prime lenses. This rig will stay in the air for…

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Added by Ivan Stamatovski on July 19, 2016 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

SPH Engineering unveils an addition to UgCS family – UgCS Drone Dance Controller

As the popularity and availability of drones increases so do the ideas for applications. One such application is the use of drones for entertainment shows. While flying a pack of drones with synchronized moves in the air is no easy task, it can produce a truly stunning view, especially if the drones are equipped…

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Added by Kristaps Brass on July 19, 2016 at 3:07am — 3 Comments


3D Robotics
First Pixhawk-based drone company to IPO

AgEagle, which makes a Pixhawk-powered plane for agriculture inspection (see above; full video below), is going public on NASDAQ. From sUASNews:…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 18, 2016 at 11:47am — 2 Comments

New Podcast of Interest to Would-Be Drone Entrepreneurs and Operators

The massive Mexican flag flying on the Cuauhtémoc at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (photo: Flitelab)

A new podcast, The WorkNotWork Show, recently launched on iTunes and the …

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Added by Terence C. Gannon on July 18, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Flirtey: Drone Delivery to Homes Will Start in Next Year

Flirtey said its historic drone deliveries to date "have been stepping stones to store-to-home drone delivery." Flirtey is currently in discussions with retailers and food companies about delivery to people's homes, and CEO Matt Sweeny said store-to-home drone deliveries will start sooner than most…

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Added by Steve Crowe on July 18, 2016 at 9:12am — 1 Comment


Developer
ArduPilot flight controller with onboard OSD ( and optional RPI Zero daughter board)

Here is a preview of my current project, a flight controller with onboard OSD targetted mainly at ArduPlane. The Board incorporates an OSD for FPV similar to that in  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybab6q70icI . The OSD video out also…

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Added by Andy Little on July 18, 2016 at 1:14am — 4 Comments


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NorCal Man Becomes First in California to Be Arrested for Flying Drone Into Firefighting Zone

I normally don't like to post extremely short blogs that just link to another article, but I think this has been a long time coming. 

I can't say that I hope for severe charges/fines against the operator (at this time), but I do hope that we only have to put up with one more season of seeing…

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Added by MarioSpeedwagon on July 16, 2016 at 6:05pm — 7 Comments


3D Robotics
Winners of Airbus cargo drone competition announced

Full disclosure: I was one of the judges. Too many great entries -- it was hard to pick a winner. From Popular Science:

Zelator, by Alexey Medvedev of Omsk, Russia, which won first place…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 15, 2016 at 3:34pm — 33 Comments

SF 11 Laser altimeter, an useful tool for agriculture purpose

Last year I was searching how to fly at safe low altitude to take the higher resolution photos that possible, to identify weeds and insects in crops and trying to know if a laser altimeter can do the task, first I bought a Lidar lite but looks unstable over rought terrain perhaps bad installed or configured and no more support to ask, but, in the…

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Added by Cala on July 15, 2016 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

Have Multi Rotors Killed the Helicopter?

I think not and am expecting a resurgence of the good old heli.

This article puts forward a lot of good arguments for the helicopter (all be it in baby terms) but do you think there is truth in these claims?

A new Chinese unmanned helicopter might be the industry’s first critical step to a…

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Added by Greg on July 15, 2016 at 5:21am — 12 Comments

Parrot announces drone educational program to promote aerial teaching and research



Hi DIY Drones folks,

We’re excited to announce the launch of …

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Added by Greg Crutsinger on July 14, 2016 at 3:18pm — 5 Comments

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