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Tattu 1800mah 4S 75C Battery review: long flight time for FPV drones

Today we’re going to find out how long it takes to charge the Tattu 4s 1800mah 75c and what the real world flight time is, in comparison to 1300 mAh batteries which are more common for racing drones.

When it comes to racing quadcopters, flight time is not as important as it is in the case of cruising drones. More important is the take-off weight and you need to keep it as low…

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Added by sarah lee on November 21, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments


3D Robotics
Pixhawk Mini now just $139

 

Last year, we introduced the Pixhawk Mini, a small, efficient autopilot designed in collaboration with HobbyKing specifically for the Dronecode PX4 1.6 stack. It’s been put to work on a variety of projects, and many of you use it to build DIY quads, planes,…

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Added by Chris Anderson on November 21, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments


3D Robotics
Preview of upcoming Dronecode/PX4 multi-camera VIO feature

Visual Inertial Odometry (VIO) is a way to do position estimation and navigation without GPS, which is both useful for drones inside and for self-driving cars. Coming to the next release of the Dronecode/PX4 stack. 

Added by Chris Anderson on November 20, 2017 at 5:47pm — 6 Comments

ADS-B technology in UAV

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Added by Konrad Cioch on November 20, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

Skywalker Titan 2160mm FPV Aircraft Model

    Skywalker Titan is first V-tail aircraft with twin-motor from skywalker. Skywalker Naja is the first V-tail of Skywalker that is equipped with good and steady flying function.

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Added by Ellen Zhu on November 20, 2017 at 1:06am — 4 Comments


3D Robotics
Great YouTube channel on using Dronekit, APM

Tiziano Fiorenzani, an Italian engineer now working in the US, has one of the best YouTube channels on using open source drone software, especially, APM, Dronekit and Python. Above is just one example, on Drone Delivery with Python:

We are going to write a script that connects with the vehicle and waits for the operator…

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Added by Chris Anderson on November 19, 2017 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

Defiance PRO - OpenSource

Now Open Sourced at your disposal!

You can download the part files in part section. Enjoy :)

https://armattanproductions.com/pages/shop_product_grid/30

Special thanks to Chris and Natasha from Armattan…

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Added by Dragan on November 19, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

3D printed tricopter - latest version.

Thought I'd share some pics of my latest tricopter, it'll be the 10th version and the second 'flying prototype' (with any luck).

The design has come a long way, I suspect its still over target weight but I *really* want to get this thing flying.

Its all printed in…

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Added by Bob Morley on November 17, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Tersus Announces Precis Board Firmware V1.15 Release

We are glad to release the latest firmware update to Precis OEM boards, the 1.15 version. Firmware V1.15 provides users with more robust RTK fix solution and accuracy. It provides other improved performance such as RTK solution of long baseline. Some known issues have been fixed as well. All update improves RTK positioning performance and high-precision navigation in more challenging…

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Added by Tersus GNSS on November 15, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Condition surveying with UAVs and Sputnik GIS

Spuntik GIS is widely used in condition surveying. Hi-definition 3D-models of buildings and constructions allows specialist to detect defects and deformations, more than, it is available to vectorize and save such areas using *.kml editor.  Therefore, the result of inspection is 3D-map of defects and deformations.…

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Added by Shevelev Ilya on November 15, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

DroneePlotter-in Browser Flight Log Analiser Tool got Privacy and many other cool features.

Last time i introduced DroneePlotter which is completely free  in browser flight log analiser tool for Ardupilot and PX4 log files.

After many feebdacks we have added many features to DroneePlotter .

1.we added lz4 compression support for upload and download of the files.Lz4 compresses binary files around 50%, Which means you…

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Added by Tomi Piriyev on November 13, 2017 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

DIY Air Data Computer Asgard

The air data computer Asgard is out. It is a unit designed for DIYers, size and weight are compatible (fixation tabs have the same dimensions of standards servo tabs) with low-cost RC applications.  Some aspects will be changed as per users feedback. Be sure to checkout the project…

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Added by Jose.L.Jr on November 9, 2017 at 12:15pm — 6 Comments

Evaluating the efficiency of a sensorless propeller drive using UAVCAN GUI Tool

So we were testing certain stuff in our lab yesterday, and I thought, why don't we share our approach? That would be such a great way to show off the capabilities of the UAVCAN GUI Tool. Check this out:

The video features the following products and instruments:…

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Added by Zubax Robotics on November 7, 2017 at 8:15am — 3 Comments

Getting Started with FlytBase Cloud - Setup a Virtual Drone

Hey Everyone, we are creating this tutorial series to help you connect your drones to Cloud. (You can use your existing setup with a CC and 4G/LTE dongle)

FlytBase Cloud helps you connect your drones to the cloud. Set UAV missions, get telemetry and payload…

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Added by Achal Negi on November 7, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

A Drone by Aero-hawk so cleverly named the Field Hawk



Aero-Hawk  announces the arrival of Field Hawk. A new to the market Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. With the Field Hawk Farmers get a drone capable of providing useful information using Wavelength Specific Filters to Notice Chlorophyll…

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Added by Aero Hawk on November 6, 2017 at 2:54pm — 8 Comments

Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept

One year has passed since I launched the autonomous boat OpenTransat that has attempted to cross the Atlantic Ocean and I wrote an article about it. The boat is lost in the ocean after being hit by crazy storms, but I didn't give up. Currently, I am working on the next sailboat with improved hardware and software and a more robust construction.…

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Added by Andy Osusky on November 6, 2017 at 7:30am — 13 Comments

Sputnik GIS 1.3 by Geoscan has been released!

Hello everyone!

                In Geoscan we develop multidimensional spatial data visualization system – Sputnik GIS. It is a great tool for viewing and analyzing wide range of UAV survey results.

                Today we are glad to present you a new version of Sputnik 1.3. In this…

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Added by Shevelev Ilya on November 3, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

UgCS 2.12 Has Been Released

Hi, guys,



We are glad to announce that a new version of UgCS is out - 2.12. Along with this update we are also releasing UgCS Mapper in beta version. UgCS Mapper is a geo-referenced image processing software that allows creation of preliminary orthophoto maps in-field,…

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Added by Kristaps Brass on November 2, 2017 at 11:54am — 2 Comments

What are the 5 Top Beginner Drone Kits You Can Buy in 2017 to Learn and Build Your Drone

What are the 5 Top Beginner Drone Kits You Can Buy in 2017 to Learn and Build Your Drone

The prices of drones have fallen recently and building a drone from a drone kit may not save you money but it is still a fun and a learning activity. When you build your drone from scratch, you know what goes where and it helps if something gets broken. You can quickly buy the replacement and fix it. Drone kits are therefore still popular for amongst many drone enthusiasts. In…

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Added by Tahir Yaqub on November 1, 2017 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

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