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Steps towards S&R in Japan

We seem to have a lot of natural disasters here in Japan (eruptions, mud slides, earthquakes) and like everywhere else we are counting on UAVs to…

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Added by Randy on December 22, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments


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Latest report on FAA causes extended eye-rolling in drone community

It seems that the argument is between those who want to require a commercial pilots license and those who believe a private pilots license is sufficient for flying quadcopters.

"Enabling private pilots to work commercially would set a precedent, the inspectors wrote, boxing in the FAA while it developed a permanent set of drone regulations. They also noted that…

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Added by Mark Harrison on December 22, 2014 at 2:25pm — 11 Comments

LA Drone Expo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_hJoXXQn3M

UAVSA held the first Commercial Drone Expo at the LA Sports Coliseum December 13th. It was an all day event that hosted over 3,000 in the expo center. DJI, 3DRobotics, Drone Dudes, Rotor Drone, government, FAA counsel and more were there to participate! Check out…

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Added by UVASA on December 22, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments


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Its small rule NPRM day (maybe)

Expect the FAA to finally start the three month small rule NPRM process today Monday the 22nd of December. But remember we have been here before many times. Should it happen I can finally remove the Miss-O-Matic from sUAS News. I believe the Small UAV Coalition of which Chris Anderson was a founder is having a telephone call with the FAA today…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on December 21, 2014 at 10:33pm — 13 Comments

Erle-brain, an open hardware Linux autopilot

Hi everyone,

Some of you might have heard about the work we did with BeaglePilot porting APM to Linux both in the hardware and software side. Work we presented at LibreCon 2014 last…

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Added by Víctor Mayoral on December 21, 2014 at 7:00pm — 30 Comments

A handy kit to control APM/Pixhawk vehicle systems

Dear All,

Thank you for your compliments and your general appraisal of our previous station builds. We've received dozens of e-mails and PMs both congratulating on our development in this field, but also asking for advice and help in DIY and semi-professional builds of similar field gear. There are no trade secrets here, we still know didley-squat, but we are always keen to learn, so please, feel free to contact us if you think we can help. 

As…

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Added by Azjeg on December 21, 2014 at 5:12pm — 11 Comments

Hover - Hottest New iOS App for Drone Enthusiasts

Hi Everyone,

I want to get your feedback on our early version of "Hover." Hover is an app for drone enthusiasts.We…

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Added by Dan Held on December 21, 2014 at 12:35pm — 10 Comments

Cheap (around 350$) FLIR dev kit for Arduino

The FLiR Dev Kit includes a breakout as well as a Lepton® longwave infrared (LWIR) imager. With this kit you will be able to be able to bring FLiR’s thermal imaging reliability and power to your Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or any ARM based development tool all in an easy to access breadboard friendly package. All you need to do to get this kit set…

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Added by Bertrand Duchiron on December 21, 2014 at 9:32am — 6 Comments

3D Robotics Iris+ flying with a NDVI modified GoPro Hero3+ Camera

3D Robotics Iris+ flying with a NDVI modified GoPro Hero3+ Camera…

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Added by Iain Butler on December 20, 2014 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

3D-printed Folding 250 Quad



This is the final prototype for our 3D-printed folding 250 quad, based on corrections to the last version, seen below. Full frame is under 70 grams,…

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Added by Georgie xu on December 20, 2014 at 7:31pm — 3 Comments

Brain FPV Flight Controller - Tau Labs - Full Graphic OSD - Made in USA - 36x36mm

We wanted to introduce you guys to something we have been working on over the past year.. Namely, the Brain FPV Flight Controller

The Brain is a next-generation flight controller that is specifically designed for first person view (FPV) flying and includes a…

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Added by BrainFPV on December 20, 2014 at 7:10am — 15 Comments

1st Drone in Nevada Test Program Crashes in Demo

http://youtu.be/lNtz3JHDd28

The FAA has given permission for Nevada to authorize unmanned aerial vehicles to fly. Today there was a ceremony to watch a demonstration flight. During the hand launch the craft did a wing tip stall and landed very rough on its nose a.k.a. crash. 

For more see …

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Added by Rob Dunbar on December 19, 2014 at 7:00pm — 27 Comments


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Ardupilot.com Forums Temporarily Down

This is just a quick note to say that the Ardupilot.com/forum/ was down temporarily due to server issues.  

Added by Rob_Lefebvre on December 19, 2014 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

UAVX Gravity Pilot

Hello Everyone! 
Some of You may remember an early prototype of a integrated remote that I built and posted here on DIY a couple of years ago. While the post has been taken down since, the work on this control never stopped but rather went "underground" while I worked on it with a couple of…
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Added by Radoslaw Kornicki on December 18, 2014 at 10:00pm — 10 Comments

Novadem unveils a new positioning technology for UAV

The LPS technology of Novadem (Local Positioning System) allows for the first time to perform fully automatic inspection…

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Added by Rui Costa on December 18, 2014 at 2:10pm — 7 Comments

Aerial Photogrammetry vs. Terrestrial Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry is a technology that combines photography and geometry. The principle is very simple, yet it has a huge impact on current architectural works. What it does is something like this:

Photography gives 2D representations. The system generates 3D measurements of the surface and object from a photograph. Aerial and terrestrial are two major types of photogrammetry.

  • Aerial…
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Added by UAV Data Processing on December 17, 2014 at 11:44pm — No Comments

UgCS 2.1 is out!

Hi,

I am pleased to inform that UgCS 2.1 is out now. All versions including UgCS One are available.

There is of course UgCS Open which is free and will suit needs of most of hobby users who fly drones for fun.

With UgCS version 2.0 one has ability to search for locations via text search and…

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Added by Janis Kuze on December 17, 2014 at 4:02am — 9 Comments


3D Robotics
Good-looking VTOL project on Kickstarter

This one looks pretty…
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Added by Chris Anderson on December 16, 2014 at 11:59pm — 29 Comments

PX4 - Call for VTOL test pilots

Call for VTOL test pilots! The PX4 standard firmware (master branch, downloadable via QGroundControl) supports first VTOL vehicle (duo-rotor, tail sitter). This video demonstrates the transition from hover - fixed wing - hover. Contact: …

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Added by PX4 on December 16, 2014 at 3:00pm — 19 Comments

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