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,…
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 65,000!!!!
There were approximately 1.5 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 50,000 page views a day on average). It…Continue
Drones may take advantage in more than one way of the virtual reality buzz. Valve announced its Lighthouse positional tracking solution along with the HTC Vive, and more details are emerging about the inner working of the system. You can see above the…Continue
Hobbyking has done it again and have gone that step further.
500mw telemetry modules for amp/px4 and pixhawk is a reality.
• Interchangeable air and ground 433MHz modules
• Micro-USB port
• 6-position Molex…
A prototype hybrid quadcopter can fly several times farther than conventional battery-powered ones.Continue
GNSS Radar is a useful tool to predict the number of GPS satellite for a given position and for 24H. It give also a prediction of the H/V/D/GDop, …Continue
Hi Diydrones Community,
We just started to develop flight monitoring app for smart watches, We are aiming to have important features like when battery is critic watch will vibrate and warn the user, on the other hand drone pilots can voice command to change flight modes…Continue