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Another APM Powered Quad from Aerosky

I recently came across a very interesting Quad Copter from Aerosky call the X350. The don't mention the APM but in the manual it states that it is compatible with DroidPlanner and Mission Planner. The price is great if it flies as the advertise

For the RTF price of 399.00 I am considering getting one to test. It does not state anywhere that an APM/or compatible is in it. I thought that under the Open Source rules they had to mention the Group of Developers…


Added by UAS_Pilot on April 17, 2015 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

Quadcopter platform for Cansat Droptest / Deployment

Cansats are a can size satellite used for educating students to teach how to design and implement systems. Cansats are launched in small rockets which drop the cansat in around 100m ~ 3km altitude. From deployment and operation of the satellite is done in the same procedure as of the real satellites. However, in a dense country or in city regions, launching rockets…


Added by 404Warehouse on April 16, 2015 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

NDVI Wheat Crop Surveys - Behind the Scenes Video & Panoramic

The video above attempts to provide a "Behind the Scenes" view of how we are capturing the NDVI composite images while working with a local farmer and a section of his wheat crop.

The on board video, captured images, along with…


Added by Mike Governale on April 16, 2015 at 2:31pm — 5 Comments

Scientists Using Drones To Map Ocean Trash

ocean plastic pollution

by Natalia Lima

A group of scientists is taking…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 16, 2015 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Launch of Airware

Looks like this is the week of big UAV announcements with the launch of the Airware platform for commercial drone use.…


Added by Greg Crutsinger on April 16, 2015 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

New era for cheap HD fpv ?

light, 5gHz wifi, 5 volts

if only the range is acceptable, or maybe a mod to fit some cloverleaf....…


Added by Paul Meier on April 16, 2015 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

Controlling the speed of automated missions in real time with UgCS


Some interesting news from UgCS Team.

We have modified the firmware based on ArduCopter v3.2 firmware for it to allow us to control the…


Added by Artūrs on April 16, 2015 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

Unmanned : Textbook for UAS studies, a short review

Unmanned is the work of Sterling Cripps Chief Operations Officer at the CCUVS ( ) .

It's a study book for those who want to take either the CCUVS or the pliot training course (…


Added by Bertrand Duchiron on April 15, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Watch Homeowner Shoot Down a Drone Flying over His Property

A $50 Syma X5C toy quadcopter meets a homeowner's shotgun.

From Inside Edition (You must visit the Inside…


Added by Dave Giles on April 15, 2015 at 11:11am — 10 Comments


Hello DIY Drone we have just launched our kickstarter campaign for the Endura Drone We kindly ask for your support in spreading the word by…


Added by Todd Urban on April 15, 2015 at 10:30am — 23 Comments

Turnigy Replikator 3D printer

Hobbyking has released the Turnigy Fabrikator 3D Printer in all their warehouses today. Some people have been eagerly waiting for what they come up with, but now we know. I ordered mine, together with a role of fillament and looking forward to receive it. It will be my first adventure with 3D printers, so I am pretty excited to start printing my own…


Added by CrashingDutchman on April 15, 2015 at 5:58am — 13 Comments

FLIR Lepton vs Apple Facetime HD Camera

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday, I shot this video with my MacBook Air and DroneThermal camera.

The results are promising. Thermal image resolution is only 80x60 pixel but sensitivity is not bad.

BTW, We designed an…


Added by Melih Karakelle on April 15, 2015 at 5:45am — 4 Comments

Drone delivering asparagus to Dutch restaurant crashes and bursts into flames

April 14, 2015 From International Business Times

A publicity stunt that involved using a consumer quadcopter drone to deliver vegetables to a restaurant in the Netherlands has literally crashed and burned.

The De…


Added by Dave Giles on April 15, 2015 at 3:58am — 16 Comments

3DR X8+ Follow Me Demo | Air Footage |

We've done a few autonomous and follow me videos but none of them showed footage from the air and we received a few requests to see how stable the aerial footage was in "Follow Me" mode.  Here is the video-

Added by AKRCGUY on April 14, 2015 at 9:41pm — 2 Comments

3D Robotics
A glimpse of the scene at the 3DR booth at NAB

The crowds for one of the demos of the new LIDAR/Optical flow position hold. Works great and SO much better than sonar, since it can handle any surface, indoors and out. The same tech can be used for precision landing on designated markers.

You get a prize if you can beat our team at ping…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 14, 2015 at 8:00pm — 18 Comments

FAA approves massive round of UAS exemptions

The Aeryon Skyranger was one of many mulitrotor UAV platforms included in the FAA's recent round of exemptions for commercial UAS use. Photo: AERYON

From UAS Magazine



Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 14, 2015 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Autonomous UAV Clustering Network

This is a quick overview of my masters research work that you might find interesting. I've been posting in the drones-discuss developer mailing list and a couple of people suggested I make a post over here for everyone to see. The associated paper is titled "Relief and Emergency Communication…


Added by Paul Bupe on April 14, 2015 at 1:23pm — 12 Comments

Chimpanzee knock off a drone with a stick

Added by Bertrand Duchiron on April 14, 2015 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments


Good afternoon.

I would like to show you a project we are working on.

We've started it a half and a year ago.

We just want to share a video shoot of us with it in our ski trip.

We needed a compact and fast drone which could work at a high altitude in low temperatures. Fully automatic, for easy…


Added by Ivan Tolchinsky on April 14, 2015 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Comparing Phantom 3 vs. Solo Drone

Full article here: Comparing the DJI Phantom 3 to the 3DR Solo

Looked at: design, flight time, transmitter, camera, price, use, development, and the launch…


Added by drnes on April 14, 2015 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

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