October 2017 Blog Posts (20)

6S4P 22.2V 17Ah 60A Panasonic NCR20700B - CMEC battery pack for UAV

Design, dimensions and technical specifications.

  • Cell count: 24 (same rank cells)…

Added by Cristian Miuta on October 16, 2017 at 10:24am — No Comments

Open source underwater glider

I thought people here might be interested in a project that I’ve been working on for a while.

There are no affordable extended duration underwater exploration projects and I’ve developed a hardware platform to provide this capability. The glider uses a mixture of 3D…


Added by Alex Williams on October 15, 2017 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

Generator on the drone, kickstarter project, test flight and new sketch of the gas generator

Okay, there is so much stuff in the title so let's start with the generator on the prototype 

This is the prototype, the generator is only for demonstration purpose because the generator at the moment is made from a nitro engine with all the connected problems (vibration and fuel consumption). A good thing…


Added by Nicolai Valenti on October 13, 2017 at 12:23pm — 5 Comments

What is the key to designing a High-Performance UAV?

Which is the key to designing a High-Performance UAV?

Answer: Extreme customization of the battery pack with high-energy density cylindrical cells!

We can maximize the performance through engineering a very custom battery pack. This is the key to develop a…


Added by Cristian Miuta on October 13, 2017 at 4:30am — No Comments



Today, I’ll tell you more about the 18000mah 6s, which is the updated version of our TATTU Pluse. Tattu pluse 2.0 smart battery.

It’s specially made for agriculture spraying, aerial photography survey drones and some others. Because of the stable discharge curve and super large capacity, it provides you long enough flying time for most of the tasks.

It has 6 cells, it’s a quite large battery in terms of the 18000mah capacity. Comes with 15C discharge…


Added by Flora Lai on October 12, 2017 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

HackflightSim Rebooted

In earlier posts I described HackflightSim, an open-source quadcopter flight simulator built on the V-REP robotics simulation platform, using actual C++ flight-control firmware. After seeing the kinds of beautiful,…


Added by Simon D. Levy on October 10, 2017 at 4:31pm — 2 Comments

A Look at Where Service Providers Are Making Money in the Drone Industry

This article first appeared on UAV Coach.

In this article we’re going to take a look at some of the data collected in the new report from Skylogic Research on the drone industry—data we think is important to you and answers the…


Added by Colin Snow on October 10, 2017 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Project log: Autonomously returning a glider from the stratosphere!

Our High Altitude Balloon (HAB) project aims to return the electronics on board a weather balloon autonomously instead of drifting away on a parachute. My Project Log series aims to provide short sweet and to the point updates to said project. Heres the most recent one:

Heres some background:

Our High Altitude Balloon (HAB) project…


Added by Tarik Agcayazi on October 10, 2017 at 12:39pm — 9 Comments

Is it possible to beat drone jammers?

Hi everyone,

I just made a bet with some local professional jammer manufacturer who is too confident with their product. 

I'll take them out if I can manage a flyaround over their premises.

Their product is no joke though. As far as I could understand, it scans the entire spectrum and jams the suspectable frequencies but obviously there's something more to it which they won't tell me.…


Added by eUGENE on October 9, 2017 at 3:30am — 28 Comments

Xiaomi 4k Drone Version VS 1080P Version

As we know, Xiaomi drone 1080P released on 25th May 2016, and 3rd March 2017 Xiaomi finally announced its 4K version drone. So what’s the difference between Xiaomi Drone 4K version and 1080P version?

First of all, let's see comparison chart.

For appearance to distinguish them is the golden LOGO and aureate ventilation holes.The 1080P version of Mi Drone uses a color palette of white and orange.The 4K version of Mi Drone has a color palette of white and…


Added by Jimmyscott on October 9, 2017 at 1:36am — No Comments

3-axis drone gimbal for FLIR Duo Pro R thermal camera

3-axis drone gimbal for FLIR Duo Pro R thermal camera,coming soon...

This 3-axis gimbal is specially designed for FLIR Duo Pro R thermal camera,micro HDMI port and 10pin JST have been fed to a wiring hub which will give you a very clean and simple wiring.



Added by yangdaonline on October 6, 2017 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Major New Raspbian Stretch Release for Navio with ArduCopter-3.5 and ROS Kinetic

Hello DIYDrones Community,

We wanted to share with you the long-awaited Raspbian Stretch for Navio2!

Here’s the…


Added by Emlid on October 6, 2017 at 11:25am — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
Blimpduino flies again!

Ten years after this site started with its first project, a robotic blimp called Blimpduino, two long time friends here, Jordi Munoz and Jose Julio, are relaunching it in a new improved form. It's called, unsurprisingly, Blimpduino 2.0, and you can see the progress here

The is new…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 3, 2017 at 3:37pm — 1 Comment

FlytBase to Unveil its AI Platform for Drones, Today!

FlytBase will be releasing its AI platform for drone applications at the Drone World Expo, San Jose, on 3rd October 2017. FlytBase has built the world’s first IoT platform…


Added by Achal Negi on October 3, 2017 at 8:06am — 2 Comments

Allec the Submarine Robot


Dear TechPeople and Gadget-Lovers, listen up.

We need your feedback and support for our upcoming Kickstarter campaign, launching our one-of-a-kind submarine robot. We developed it for spicing up a day at the beach, exploring or examining caves and grottos around you, or whatever makes you day a little more exiting – We provide…


Added by SupportiveRobotics on October 3, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Video Streaming via Wifi from DroneePilot to Mission Planner

Thanks to RaspberryPi community it has realy reach sources to start to work on a project.)   As we have 8Mp camera for RaspberryPi why not to stream video from drone to Mission planner via Wifi, it is low cost and you just need to plug into USB port on DroneePilot. 

I found many posts about Wifi video streaming from RPi to…


Added by Tomi Pirieyv on October 2, 2017 at 11:38am — 2 Comments

3D Robotics
"MVP" computer vision rover with OpenMV for less than $90

This is the cheapest good computer vision autonomous car you can make — less than $85! It uses the fantastic OpenMV camera, with its easy-to-use software and IDE, as well as a low-cost chassis that is fast…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 1, 2017 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

Going forward, Hybrid System drone (Sandwich Drone Project)

In this month I've worked on my generator, it is composed of a brushless motor, a glow one and a diode bridge rectifier, as you can see in picture

It was able to generate at max throttle about 1.2 kW , starting the motor is difficult, I don't love glow engines (I only figured it now ahah) but the point is…


Added by Nicolai Valenti on October 1, 2017 at 5:30am — 12 Comments

FPV airplane flying 120 minutes and 100 km range with an 6S6P NCR18650GA battery pack

Design, dimensions and technical specifications.

  • Cell count: 36 (same rank cells)…

Added by Cristian Miuta on October 1, 2017 at 4:57am — No Comments

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