At PropellerAero we think it is too hard and expensive for commercial drone operators to capture survey grade data - we needed a solution which was separate from drone or camera, and didn't require expensive GNSS rovers out on site.
Today we are launching our new AeroPoints - easy to identify ground control targets with built-in PPK to capture very accurate (~2cm in X,Y, 3cm in Z) positions to georeference your aerial surveys.…
Support for the Parrot Bebop has been added by the ETH team so it can be used more in research and testing. More details here.
You may have seen reports about SolidEnergy's batteries that use a new type of Li-metal anode which enables a doubling of the energy density of lithium batteries. I looked into it some more and found their first market is going to be drone batteries, this November. The article says "some drones" will be able to use this battery…Continue
Added by Dale Greer on August 24, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments
MAVLink Compatible Protocol
Can be used with Mission Planner, Qgroundcontrol, UgCS (v2.10)
Free 50 waypoint navigation…
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 a 80,000!
There has been a huge amount of change in the drone market since this started as a hobby scratchpad for me back in 2007. We helped…Continue
Hey, DIYDrones community,
We've had the request to implement a feature that allows moving the entire UgCS route.
This feature is coming, however, in the meanwhile, we have developed a script that allows you to move the entire route with ease.
The script is…
Wingsland just unveiled its new mini smart drone S6. This video is the official film of Wingsland S6. Only 26.8mm thick, it is the thinnest drone right now. Portable and light, it can be carried anywhere. Air battle, FLYING Emoji and search light! Check more features at …Continue
Nine years and 80,000 members ago, we started with this:
That first Lego Mindstorms autopilot was feeble, sure, but it was also…
As always, this post is mirrored over on my website with the rest of my musings on drones at http://www.ddmckinnon.com/category/drones/
I am as excited as anyone in the commercial drone field for the passage of…Continue
This is a most focused development for beginner APM developers to understand how…Continue
WINGSLAND, a Chinese drone company, has just taken the wraps off the S6 in a successful launch event on August 18, Beijing, China.
First time to look at S6, the most notable things are the 4 foldable motor arms and an ultra-thin body design. Its size is roughly the same as an iPhone 6 Plus. Featuring a 13MP low distortion camera, S6 becomes world’s thinnest 4K drone an it weights only 230g include battery and is only 28.6mm thick.
Thought to share, something I've been working on for the last year or so.
Anyhow, hope you like the PRO and happy flying guyz!
Will share more details when I make it…Continue
- Updates to support new parameter names for ArduCopter 3.4-rc1/rc2
A part of the PX4 team has been working on an open source ESC since late 2013. The objectives we had in mind were roughly as follows:
Watch this video that shows how to log data with external data logger. The logged binary observation data can be converted in to RINEX format with Tersus GNSS Center.…Continue
Added by TersusAdmin on August 18, 2016 at 8:56pm — No Comments
Mavlink Pascal Unit
For developers interested, i pushed a Mavlink port to Pascal language at this PR:
Especial thanks to Andrew Tridgell, Randy, Lucas de Marchi, Gustavo José de Sousa and Ardupilot Team for
let me learn and show me the power of the API APM.
Thanks to Lorenz Meier to…Continue