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Limited Edition Clear Thrusters from Blue Robotics

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Added by Rustom Jehangir on January 17, 2017 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Zuppa Autopilot: Flying Experience

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return "…

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Added by Kiran Prakash on January 17, 2017 at 10:13am — 3 Comments

RTK GPS based landing: test results

Lately, a lot of companies have commercialized their own RTK GPS receiver. On this blog I will provide information about accurate landings based on an AsteRX-m UAS receiver which works on L1 and L2 frequency.

I’ve tested landings with an f450 DJI frame with the following…

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Added by Stijn Debecker on January 17, 2017 at 3:00am — 4 Comments


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New companion site for DIYDrones -- DIYRobocars

It's been almost a decade since I launched DIY Drones (March 2007) and we've both grown hugely as a community and an industry in the intervening years. Drones work great, they're cheap and widely available, and both the the Dronecode and ArduPilot development communities that got their start here…

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Added by Chris Anderson on January 16, 2017 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Comparing Precis© RTK Systems: BX305, BX316 and TX204

The chart below compares the key specs of the Precis RTK Systems.…

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Added by TersusAdmin on January 15, 2017 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Architect turns a disused Bull Fighting Ring into the Drone Hub of the Future

An architect studying at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, has today released details of a design for the drone transportation hub of the future.  This project is unique for two reasons - the first is that the design repurposes a disused bullfighting ring from the early 1900s, and the second is that he has released the design and associated models to the community for comment, modification and…

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Added by Rowley Cowper on January 15, 2017 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Second generation of thermal imaging camera WIRIS

In the coming days it will be one year from the date the company Workswell launched a revolutionary thermal imaging camera for drones Workswell WIRIS. And today after one year.... we would like to introduce you a second generation of Workswell WIRIS with a lot of new…

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Added by Drone thermal camera on January 14, 2017 at 5:26am — 5 Comments

Andruav 12,193 km RC Car Demo

This could be a record breaking. The above video shows a demo with Andruav to actually control a RC Car from LA in Cairo using Andruav, the distance is 12,193km 7576 miles between the driver in LA & the car in Cairo.

The demo was done in my home, and the car is pretty fast, so a caution was required when controlling it…

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Added by MHefny on January 13, 2017 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Interesting bird style landing "the perching drone"

I read this on the newspaper today and i think this is one interesting genius way to land a UAV (the bird style). 

Researchers combined a morphing wing drone and machine learning algorithms to create a system that lets the machine perform perched landings on the ground. The fixed wing aircraft also has the ability to land in small or confine places, which deliver aid in disasters

These researchers from the University of Bristol and BMT Defence Services did a great job :-D well done!

The article you can read it here …

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Added by Stanley Anak Suab on January 12, 2017 at 9:15pm — 2 Comments


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Who remembers Piksi, Colin and Fergus make Forbes 30 under 30

Swift Navigation, the San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology that will power a world of autonomous vehicles, is proud to announce that two of its co-founders, Fergus Noble…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on January 12, 2017 at 3:48pm — 1 Comment


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NASA simulates Phantom airflow

From NASA:

For decades, NASA has used computer models to simulate the flow of air around aircraft in order to test designs and improve the performance of next-generation vehicles.

At NASA’s Ames Research Center in…

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Added by Chris Anderson on January 12, 2017 at 2:32pm — 13 Comments

Agribotix partners with senseFly for end-to-end ag drone & data processing solution

Agribotix has partnered with senseFly to offer a new combined solution for professional agriculture users. This solution combines the eBee SQ drone, Sequoia sensor and Agribotix FarmLens data processing technologies to make collecting and analyzing aerial agricultural data easier…

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Added by Tom McKinnon on January 12, 2017 at 12:03pm — No Comments

PC tablet based sUAS GCS

Here  is another take on our wearable control tray format, this time with an embedded Win tablet PC that does it all for you. It has the same footprint as our previous trays (e.g.…

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Added by Azjeg on January 12, 2017 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Which one has the highest range: VTOL, helicopter, multi-rotor (or flying squirrel?)

With the increasing interest in the use of multi-rotor UAVs for long range applications such as pipeline inspection, large-area mapping, transporting packages or even people, the question arises: “how far can they fly?”.  

In this post I’ll present a theoretical approach, an experiment and a conclusion to answer this question. Let’s start with some basic theory that can be used for all flying things. The distance d that a UAV can cover, flying at a constant…

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Added by Bart Theys on January 12, 2017 at 8:00am — 13 Comments


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Lily closes down

Sorry to see them go. They had a great idea and worked really hard to get it right, but ran out of time and money. …



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Added by Chris Anderson on January 11, 2017 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments

3D printed tray for Graupner MZ-24

Hi again, this is my custom designed tray for my Graupner MZ-24. My goal was to build a small tray that can be removed easy without any tools and small enough to be put next to my transmitter in my bag. I think I succeed... :)

Suggested print settings:

  • 0,2 mm layer height
  • 3 layers all…
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Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on January 11, 2017 at 11:51am — 1 Comment

FA-18 Releases 103 Perdix Micro-Drones

Naval Air Systems Command, successfully demonstrated one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms at China Lake, California. 

  • Propellers: 2.6 in    
  • Body: 6.5 in    
  • Wing span: 11.8 in    
  • Weight: 290 g    
  • Endurance: >20 min  …
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Added by noeL on January 10, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments


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German university team wins first place at IMAV with Pixhawk-powered copters

Congrats to the AKAMAV team for the victory and great writeup (via Hackaday)!

The AKAMAV is the…

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Added by Chris Anderson on January 10, 2017 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Swarming underwater ROV

What a great application for small ROV 

Added by Eduardo Romero on January 10, 2017 at 3:13pm — 1 Comment

DJI is changing the game for Precision Mapping

Cool and informative video of DJI releasing their new GS Pro feature. DJI’s Ground Station Pro makes it easy to plan complex flight missions while automatically collecting images for precision mapping. 

Added by Andrew Schuh on January 10, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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