October 2017 Blog Posts (40)

Setting Realistic Growth Prospects for the Drone Market

I believe three of the biggest misconceptions in the drone industry is how fast it will grow, which sectors will grow, and which ones will lag.

No one disagrees that drones—both consumer and professional—represent a new and emerging market. Drone market forecasts abound. We currently track…

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Added by Colin Snow on October 31, 2017 at 7:51pm — 3 Comments

Skywalker X8 Tiltrotor (VTOL) Aircraft

Hi everyone,

I want to share my latest project, Skywalker X8 Tiltrotor. It uses Arduplane 3.8.2 firmware. Tilting mechanism and integration parts were printed with  a 3D printer. I made some transition tests a few weeks ago.

I made its maiden flight one year ago.…

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Added by Ersin Gonul on October 31, 2017 at 10:21am — 4 Comments

fpv.blue's HD FPV first batch is now available at €499, a price decreasing by €3 per hour or €72 per day

We are running an auction on our first batch's hardware and I thought it was something diydrones would be interested in. Our first batch is 1240-1300 MHz, with included HDMI/camera inputs.

Bonafidepirate flew it to around 14 kilometres using a 8 dBi patch antenna:…

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Added by cedivad on October 30, 2017 at 3:16am — 24 Comments


MR60
Make your own Li-Ion battery pack

Hi guys,

Did you know you could build your own Li-Ion battery pack ?

Li-Ion batteries have the highest energy density per unit of mass available to us.

In comparison with LiPo batteries, you get 30% less weight for the same mAh capacity, which translates into direct endurance or increased flight autonomy.

Ready made…

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Added by Hugues on October 29, 2017 at 11:40am — 11 Comments

DroneePlotter - Drone Flight Log Analysis Tool Works on Web Browser

We are happy to share DroneePlotter -  Drone Flight Log Analysis Tool  with drone comunity to make analyse and sharing easier.

DroneePlotter works on browser not (on server) Just drag and drop the log file . It parses binary log file inside browser instantly with Java scrip, and it works very fast . 

It generates flight…

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Added by Tomi Piriyev on October 27, 2017 at 8:45am — 24 Comments

Fly4Fall: A global initiative calling on volunteer drone pilots for science

Hi All,

We are launching the Fly4Fall campaign, a worldwide initiative to crowd-source science from the drone community over the next few weeks. Please pass on to others you know!

The goal of Fly4Fall…

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Added by Greg Crutsinger on October 26, 2017 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Autonomous Exploration inside Dark Tunnels

Dear community,



In these two videos you will see some recent results on autonomous exploration of tunnels in visually-degraded (dark) conditions. Both localization and mapping, as well as path planning and control are handled completely autonomously. …

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Added by Kostas Alexis on October 26, 2017 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

Thrust Stand for Large Motors

My colleague and I received a lot of help from the DIYDrones community two years ago when we launched the Series 1580 with our company RCbenchmark. We had just finished our masters in robotics. After a lot of work, we are now releasing the Series 1780, a dyno to test motors and propellers producing up to 25 kgf of thrust.

Although this…

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Added by Charles Blouin on October 26, 2017 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Setup ArduPilot flight modes with DX6 Gen 2

I've looked around the web to get an understanding the setup of the Ardupilot flight modes with a Spektrum DX6 2nd generation and there was none. So I decided to write this blog. The few things to consider when doing this:

  1. Please follow the instruction given on…
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Added by Paulin Kantue on October 26, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

What is Tiny Whoop Micro Quadcopter?

Tiny Whoop is a small FPV(first-person-view) micro brushed quadcopter, its propellers are protected by EDF ducts that also makes it a very efficient little machine, we can fly FPV around people and kids safely. It allows some insane indoor FPV flying: chasing people,…

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Added by Diven Parker on October 25, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Impressive Ardupilot based Drone Delivery Demo

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Added by Olivier on October 25, 2017 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

Gens ace & Tattu Halloween Offer Free cap? Lucky draw ? Free shipping ? Deal ?

Halloween can be the most fun time of the year, the time of pumpkins, candies, ghosts, witches and of course some great battery offers! It’s been a long waiting offer but finally it has arrived on gensace.de. This is really your perfect time to look out for some great deals to stock up you battery supply. Winter is approaching. Nothing can stop the hobby lovers. Take out your tiny whoops and cars, it’s time for some indoor RC fun. There are also many good deals for your…

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Added by Flora Lai on October 23, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Should consider factors when selecting drone frame

Whenever you are looking for racing drone frame, there are the main factor you should always consider when choosing drone frame.



Sizes

X or H type

Weight

Materials



Size: This most important factor to consider before deciding to choose the best…

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Added by Jack on October 21, 2017 at 8:09pm — No Comments

My Bixler UAV project

 Hello everyone,

Today I am going to introduce my UAV Bixler project.

I bought this Bixler airplane from H.King about several months ago and wanted to put pixhawk in it to test how well it can fly autonomously.

After receiving the plane I searched the web to get any information about how to modify the plane. There are many DIY examples on such thing however most of them requires cutting the fuselage half or cutting the entire nose section. I think this…

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Added by Xrotors.net on October 21, 2017 at 6:00am — 3 Comments


3D Robotics
DIY Drones now at 86,000 users

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We've now passed 86,000 members! We're also more than ten years old!

Rather than simply give the usual monthly traffic snapshot, I thought I'd give the data…

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Added by Chris Anderson on October 20, 2017 at 1:20pm — 3 Comments


Moderator
Guardian UTM, an almost hidden Mission Planner feature

Added by Gary Mortimer on October 20, 2017 at 11:28am — No Comments

Drawing Colored Trajectories in the Sky

Hi! I'd like to share something i did about a year ago as a part of my master thesis about aerial construction.

You can read much more about it here: https://www.artyommaxim.com/

This quick experiment used a Leica MS60 Total Station - an instrument often used…

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Added by Artyom Maxim on October 20, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

DIY: How to assemble a drone from everyday's material

Have you ever dreamed of assembling a drone with your own hands? Now you have such an opportunity. Like all writers on PaperHelps, we love to fantasize. And soon we are going to build on the drones in order to arrange a…

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Added by Robert Cowell on October 19, 2017 at 1:30am — 1 Comment


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Connecting the Sky Viper v2450 GPS to Mission Planner

I am sure most folks here would know how to do this, the more I play with the Sky Viper the more impressed I am with its potential as a lead into the world of Ardupilot and yesterday even UTM's

The official hacking thread is here.…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on October 18, 2017 at 11:33pm — No Comments

30X EO/IR drone zoom camera with object tracking and geotagging

Eagle Eye-30IE is a 3-axis high stabilized gimbal with EO(electro-optical) and IR(infrared) sensors for drone inspection,surveillance,search and rescue applications.The SONY 30X zoom camera provides 1080P 60FPS full HD video streaming and up to 360X zoom capability,which enable you to see every detail you need in the air even you are…

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Added by yangdaonline on October 18, 2017 at 9:00pm — 10 Comments

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