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INPUT NEEDED: Help Determine the UAV Research Agenda for Humanitarian Settings

On 20 April 2017, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Stony Brook University will host a one day meeting in Washington DC tentatively titled “Cross-learning to Accelerate the Humanitarian Use of Drones”.  In advance of that invitation-only conference, the organizers are surveying experts and thought leaders in the fields of aviation, aviation law and regulation, public policy, international development, supply chain logistics,…


Added by Dan on March 28, 2017 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Some Concept Behind The Drone Payload Market Trends

The main objective behind the in-depth study is to analyze the drone payload market concept as well as to define, describe and forecast the market on the basis…


Added by Pradnya Pand on March 28, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Bearingless Rotor for Variable Pitch Quadrotor

This video shows the fabrication of a prototype bearingless rotor hub/blade design.

The rotor diameter is 93 cm (36.6 in) and will operate at 1,410 rpm generating 2,000 g's of acceleration at the rotor tip, and developing 1,600 Lbs of tension in the flexelem rod due to centrifugal force.  The blade…


Added by Randy Sonnicksen on March 28, 2017 at 8:12am — 1 Comment

Mission Planner's Michael Oborne on rarely known features

Ardupilot developer and Mission Planner author  Michael Oborne  gave a talk at the Ardupilot 2017 Unconference about little known features of Mission Planner. A video of the talk is available, with…


Added by Olivier on March 27, 2017 at 8:04pm — No Comments

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Added by Gary Mortimer on March 27, 2017 at 1:28pm — 3 Comments

New Report: Five Valuable Business Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction

We just released a new research report (free) titled “Five Valuable Business Lessons Learned About Drones in…


Added by Colin Snow on March 27, 2017 at 12:16pm — No Comments

New UAV helidrone from Helipse the HE 220 E

• Weight: 6.8 kg

• Total take off weight: 23 kg

• Autonomy: more than 1 hour

• Payload 4 to 12 kg (depending flytime)…


Added by HELIPSE on March 27, 2017 at 9:54am — 4 Comments

PixFalcon, Mega2560, Pi2 & S-Bus

Hi all,

Thought it about time I posted something about my new project, which is all about getting way too many sensors airborne on something interesting. I've flown fixed wing models before (many years ago), multirotors look like more fun.

So far I have a PixFalcon, a Pi2 and…


Added by Bob Morley on March 26, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

New FPV option - FPV HAT for Raspberry Pi

Hi all,…


Added by FernRF on March 26, 2017 at 1:28pm — 13 Comments

Scam warning: NEMORC.COM and DRONADA.COM

To anyone considering a purchase from or i would like to warn you of the following.

The store is owned by Phillippe Cosyn from Moldova, someone who is known to scam and has previously done so under the name RCMOLD-STORE.COM. (

He now operates under

After transferring funds to him he…


Added by sander on March 26, 2017 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

BeagleBone Blue released, Linux-enabled autopilot for $80 has released the BeagleBone Blue some days ago, a Linux-enabled computer for robotic applications.

The BeagleBone Blue is an open…


Added by Mirko Denecke on March 26, 2017 at 11:30am — 17 Comments

Basic Air Data 8mm Pitot Tested in Wind Tunnel

We've been told that the Basic Air Data, DIY oriented 8 mm probe performed well within a wind tunnel 

You can read the article…


Added by Jose.L.Jr on March 24, 2017 at 1:30pm — 17 Comments

Comparing Precision of Autopilots for Survey Missions - DJI Naza-M V2

This is the second instalment in a series in which we test the precision of different drones and autopilots by flying them on a standard photogrammetry mission created in UgCS.

Last week we published a test of DJI Phantom 4 where we tested the precision of this drone on our photogrammetry route. In…


Added by Kristaps Brass on March 24, 2017 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Synthetic camera offers FPV purely as a software solution

This is my second post in the series called "FlightZoomer 3 Innovation Previews". The first was this one: Maximized terrain awareness for drone pilots

The innovation highlight presented in the video…


Added by Martin Rüedi on March 23, 2017 at 2:38pm — 10 Comments

2017 Ardupilot Un-Conference Talks and field demonstartions, Andrew Tridgell, Paul Riseborough

The Ardupilot Development Team held an "un-conference" (aimed at developers) in Canberra, Australia last month. The conference included several talks, along with flying in the field.

Ardupilot developers present included  well-known Plane, Copter and Rover  leads Andrew Tridgell, Randy…


Added by Olivier on March 23, 2017 at 1:39pm — 12 Comments

A serious upgrade for UAV - batteries assembled with cylindrical li-ion cells

Systems batteries for UAVs for longest flights and capable of lifting heavy payloads.

Panasonic NCR18650GA li-ion cells. High energy density. Never compromise. Ultra durable.

Battery quality is extremely…


Added by Cristian Miuta on March 23, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

3D Robotics
OpenMV computer vision board now supports MAVLink, can appear as optical flow or AprilTag sensor

I love the OpenMV board, a $65 open source computer vision module that combines a camera and powerful M7 processor with a nice built-in Micropython interpreter and OpenCV-like computer vision library. It's also got a fantastic IDE that makes using…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 22, 2017 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Quaternium HYBRiX at XPONENTIAL 2017

Hi Guys!

This year we will be at XPONENTIAL 2017 (May 8-11, Dallas). We have a small booth for startups. We are very excited because it is the first fair we attend in the United States.…


Added by Jose Luis Cortes on March 22, 2017 at 10:17am — 3 Comments

Atomo is Like LEGO for Electronics

Cool Atomo prototyping kits from HK.

"There are a number modules, including I/O boards, network expansion boards and even power supplies for bigger projects. For example, the project below has four I/O adapters and a power supply all connected to a Raspberry Pi. This means you can do some really interesting things with robotics and even…


Added by Shannon Morrisey on March 21, 2017 at 4:54am — 1 Comment

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