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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…

Added by Radoslaw Kornicki on December 18, 2014 at 10:00pm — No 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…


Added by Rui Costa on December 18, 2014 at 2:10pm — 4 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…

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

UgCS 2.1 is out!


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…


Added by Janis Kuze on December 17, 2014 at 4:02am — 8 Comments

3D Robotics
Good-looking VTOL project on Kickstarter

This one looks pretty…

Added by Chris Anderson on December 16, 2014 at 11:59pm — 26 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: …


Added by PX4 on December 16, 2014 at 3:00pm — 13 Comments

3D Robotics
Google Earth API depricated

From the Google Earth blog. This doesn't have an effect on the mobile GCSs, such as Droidplanner, but could affect some desktop GCSs that use the Google Earth (rather than Google Maps)…


Added by Chris Anderson on December 16, 2014 at 1:15pm — No Comments

BreezeUAV new flight : a crash but also some features tested

Hi everyone,

Today I made a new flight using the BreezeUAV autopilot that I develop in open-source ( :

It ended up with a crash due to motor vibrations leading to wrong roll evaluation. Actually I was aware of those vibrations, I thought the Kalman and Low-Pass filter will be enough to have good value. Without propeller I had 0.3G of…


Added by Adrien HADJ-SALAH on December 16, 2014 at 9:03am — No Comments

Custom designed quadcopter-APM 2.5

For a project my group is currently undertaking with media lab Asia, we had to fabricate a UAV that could be used as a data mule in case of disaster(Delay tolerant networks).

Decided to go for an H frame and designed the following frame on Autocad. motor to motor distance is 525 vertical (as in image) and 575…


Added by Michael Nauta on December 16, 2014 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

"Autonomous Christmas Lab": a robotic "Merry Christmas!"

Dear members of the drones community,

For one more year... the time has come! 

The Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich just released the "Autonomous Christmas Lab 2014" video! Watch and share! Robots are indeed excellent Christmas…


Added by kostalexis on December 16, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

LA Drone Expo - Is it really all about the Drone?

The LA Drone Expo was held on Saturday 13th Dec at the LA Sports Arena, here is a blog covering the LA Drone Expo - Is it really all about the…


Added by Iain Butler on December 15, 2014 at 10:42pm — 3 Comments

QAV250 Carbon Fiber Edition - Building TimeLapse Log

Hello DIY Friend's,

This is my latest video, QAV250 Carbon Fiber Edition, Building TimeLapse Log, i hope you enjoy! 

Here is my Setup

Lumenier QAV250 Carbon Fiber Edition

OpenPilot CC3D Atom

Tiger Motor 12A 600hz simonK ESCs 

Lumenier (Tiger motor Rebranded) FX2006-13 2000kv motors

Gemfan 5x3 props

Lumenier CS-600 super…


Added by Alexandre Mainardi on December 15, 2014 at 6:10pm — 4 Comments

Rotor DR1 series as sign as new drone image in the public mind?

Drones become as cultural phenomena.

An increasing number of people are beginning to realize that we have

in the world where the…


Added by technicus acityone on December 15, 2014 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Andruav - Unlimited Telemetry Range using Mobile Networks (3G, LTE)

One of the attractive Andruav features is that besides the built-in FPV features and multi drone tracking, is the ability to provide a telemetry over internet between your drone and your GCS. The connection uses mobile internet which means that telemetry range is unlimited.

The above video uses a…


Added by MHefny on December 15, 2014 at 7:30am — 23 Comments

PyMaxBotix: A cross-platform Python package for reading from MaxBotix ulatrasonic distance sensors

I needed an easy way to access data from the MaxBotix ultrasonic sensors using Python, so I wrote this little package, which you can download…


Added by Simon D. Levy on December 14, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Want to buy a drone? Have a new drone?

After reading this recent NY Times article, we developed a page with the intent of quickly raising awareness of newbie quadcopter product buyers of all…


Added by John Githens on December 14, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Coaxial without swash plate

I came across this interesting video:

As you can see in the video they have managed to control the coaxial design without using a swash plate and all the complicated mechanisms required for that. It looks like this is an excellent concept for very light weight systems. I do wonder how easy this can be scaled up into a device that can actually carry any…


Added by Greg Nuspel on December 14, 2014 at 7:11am — 18 Comments

FAA Delay: Comprehensive Set of Rules On Drone Use May Not Be Finalized Until 2017 or Later

From the sUAS News

By Anjalee Khemlani

The government continues to delay in passing a comprehensive set of rules addressing drones, and it is unlikely to have anything until…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on December 14, 2014 at 7:08am — 7 Comments

Atas Defiance 265 - an ultimate fpv racer airframe - Preannouncement!

  Guyz i'm so happy to let you know that Atas Defiance - an fpv racer airframe is now available at…


Added by Dragan on December 14, 2014 at 12:30am — 9 Comments

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