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HummingBoard, The Vastly More Powerful Raspi

By Brian Benchoff

The Raspberry…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 23, 2014 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

UBLOX NEO-M8N GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS and SBAS receiver EVAL module ready for purchase

We have designed new board based on the Ublox NEO-M8N module.

The NEO-M8N Evaluation board makes evaluating the high performance of the u-blox 8 positioning engine simple. With a built-in USB interface for both power supply and high-speed…


Added by CSGShop on April 23, 2014 at 10:54am — 6 Comments

Drone Businesses: Three Social Media Platforms You Can't Afford To Ignore

My latest blog looks at the role and importance of social media for small UAS service providers.

For some the thought of using Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn for their small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) business seems, well, just wrong. What good are they? Aren’t they just platforms for people…


Added by Colin Snow on April 23, 2014 at 9:32am — No Comments

Multirotor used near Vancouver International Airport and Vancouver Harbour

Transport Canada and the RCMP are investigating videos posted on YouTube showing an “unmanned air vehicle” flying near Vancouver International Airport and over Vancouver Harbour, the site of commercial float-plane operations.

Transport Canada spokesman Rod Nelson said…


Added by John Githens on April 23, 2014 at 5:00am — 38 Comments


Hi all! Just wanted to share a project I have been involved with since last September. I was the TA for a class of students at Purdue University and we collaborated with students from Brigham Young University and Georgia Tech to create an almost entirely additive manufactured UAV for agricultural surveying. Boeing funded the program through their education wing and Stratasys was a huuuuuuuuuuuuuge help with printing our aircraft. 

Wingspan is 89" from winglet to…


Added by Eli Cohen on April 22, 2014 at 7:00pm — 39 Comments

3D Robotics
Paper-thin Arduino for a DIY blimp

From Makezine:

Want to build your own blimp? The folks at Ynvisible show you how to do just that with balloons, helium, balsa wood, paperclips, motors, and Printoo, …


Added by Chris Anderson on April 22, 2014 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Don't mess with Texas Equusearch

Gene and Trappys lawyer Brendan Schulman will be talking to Patrick on todays sUAS News podcast at 1330 PST.  Call in to ask any questions. It will be available to download from the link below after the show as well.…


Added by Gary Mortimer on April 22, 2014 at 12:53pm — 23 Comments

DIY Drones at 52,000 Members!


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 22, 2014 at 11:10am — No Comments

3D Robotics
Self-learning copter uses neural networks

From Hackaday:

Though this project uses an RC helicopter, it’s merely a vessel to demonstrate a fascinating …


Added by Chris Anderson on April 22, 2014 at 10:50am — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
FAA announces investigation into drone use over Denver 420 rally

From ABC News in Denver:

DENVER - The Federal Aviation Administration announced Tuesday that it…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 22, 2014 at 10:48am — 60 Comments

Hover Mode for a fixed birotor VTOL

Hello everyone my name is Tomy and not so long I started to work on a birotor VTOL .

I'm a Automation and computer science student I want to implement a Hovering algorithm for my aircraft.

The main idea is that I will not use any RC equipment, all of it will be controlled from the onboard…


Added by TheBadTomy . on April 22, 2014 at 6:38am — 11 Comments

Outdoors walking project with a portable desk accompanied by a drone

The project

A 7-day walk, along the GR70 in the Cévennes (France), with a portable desk prototype, during which :

  1. I will document on this site and relate my adventure on social media.
  2. I will create a photographic and video report using a follower drone.
  3. I will measure and publish an instrumental data stream in…

Added by Benoit Pereira da Silva on April 22, 2014 at 12:30am — 13 Comments

Vulture 2 spaceplane livery wrapped

Our Vulture 2 spaceplane is looking rather splendid, following a quick paintjob and vinyl wrap:…


Added by Lester Haines on April 21, 2014 at 10:46pm — 8 Comments

MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA

It is time! With three years of research behind us and less than two months left before the first flight on June 16th, it is time to gather all the equipment, reservations and team members together to make the USA trip!!

See all the details here:…


Added by Trent at MyGeekShow on April 21, 2014 at 7:30pm — 28 Comments

Oso Washington Mudslides– We had the UAVs there but didn’t fly

Here is a link to a report about an attempt to use UAVs to help emergency responders at Oso in Washington State.

At the recent …


Added by John Githens on April 21, 2014 at 7:12pm — 1 Comment

XUAV Talon build thread (planned with PIXHAWK autopilot)


I wanted to share my first Talon build (and my first fixed wing):

(also posted on rcgroups here:

Once it will be built (might…


Added by Hugues on April 21, 2014 at 7:36am — 13 Comments

Erle Robot, the educational drone

After some time following conversations here, I finally decided to introduce Erle, the educational drone:


For the last years I've been working in the robotics field, particularly with drones and after some time in several Universities and research centers I found many people (with much…


Added by Víctor Mayoral on April 21, 2014 at 2:31am — 11 Comments

More Amazing Rocket Footage Shot From Multirotor

Video of Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) taking its first test flight at our rocket development facility. F9R lifts off from a launch mount to a height of approximately 250m, hovers and then returns for landing just next to the launch stand. Early flights of F9R will take off with legs fixed in the down position. However, we will soon be transitioning to liftoff with legs…


Added by AKRCGUY on April 20, 2014 at 12:40pm — 17 Comments

Announcing The UAV Guide

DIY Drones community,

We are proud to announce the launch of The UAV Guide, a centralized source…


Added by The UAV Guide on April 20, 2014 at 10:54am — 9 Comments

Russian Heavy-LIft Hexacopter Breakthrough!

The Russian approach to aircraft design has always been famous for robustness and extreme simplicity, and this now extends to multicopters! Here's their latest, with these features: moving part count, zero;…


Added by Oliver on April 20, 2014 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

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