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NAVIO: RTK demonstration

Hey guys, we wanted to share a visual demonstration of  RTK GPS.  The demo was made with NAVIO board and Raspberry Pi running RTKLIB. Plots display how RTK GPS solution compares to a single GPS solution from the same receiver.…


Added by Emlid on April 15, 2014 at 10:13pm — 14 Comments

3D Robotics
Ohio drone user charged for obstructing an accident scene

From the Associated Press:

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A man is facing charges after deputies say he was flying a video camera-equipped drone that hindered the landing of a medical helicopter at an accident…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 15, 2014 at 10:06am — 49 Comments

Travelling with an Unmanned Aerial System

Hello Everyone,

Then Aerial Vista Challenge Team has been very busy getting things arranged for the wildlife challenge.  We are making progress and are blogging more about it soon.  In fact we are setting out a new mission that we will talk a bit about in this blog and we are…


Added by Toby Lankford on April 15, 2014 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

ArduPilot formation flying revisited

Further to our first attempts at fully automated formation flying (see…


Added by Graham Dyer on April 14, 2014 at 11:29pm — 10 Comments

3D Robotics
Gumstix releases PX4-compatible Linux flight controller board

Thanks to Chris Crews in the forums, a new AeroCore from Gumstix.…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 14, 2014 at 4:51pm — 22 Comments

ATSM Approves New sUAS Operating Standards

Unfortunately, you have to pay to see them.  Does anyone know what the significance of this is?

Small UAS Operations

ASTM International Committee F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems has recently approved…


Added by Cody O. on April 14, 2014 at 2:00pm — 16 Comments

Altitude Hold + Throttle Angle Correction

With a smooth correction curve near the center and a configurable angle , we can now make some maneuvers while retaining the same altitude.

Those values act as a starting point, Then Adjust with how fast your motor and esc can react, multirotor size , weight and battery discharge, flying style and expected behaviour :

for fpv without…


Added by treym on April 14, 2014 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

MultWii Joystick.


A MultWii blog on the DIYdrones website might seem a little bit strange, but I know most poeple have an APM as well as a MultWii board so here I go.

The joystick feature that is available in the APM planner is not available in the MultiWiiConf software. So I have added the joystick feature to theMultiWiiConf software. Currently It's only available for Windows. All…


Added by Wipo on April 14, 2014 at 11:34am — 3 Comments

3D Robotics
Google buys Titan Aerospace (solar powered, high-altitude drones)

From TechCrunch:

Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, the drone startup that makes high-flying robots which was previously scoped by Facebook as…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 14, 2014 at 11:26am — 4 Comments

DIY Monocopters


Added by Ying Hong on April 14, 2014 at 11:00am — 20 Comments

3D-printed drone parts

I have 3d printed a wing part has been flight tested with a MULTIPLEX fuselage (above)

Now I am in a fuselage designing process and I am not sure in the printer axis parts since airstream aligned to Z printer axis layers.

Could somebody help me?

Thank you

Added by Jonatan Domenech on April 14, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Drone flyby reveals ancient village buried in New Mexico

An interesting article on Mother Nature Network "Thermal images captured by a small drone allowed archaeologists to peer under the surface of the New Mexican desert floor, revealing…


Added by Oliver on April 13, 2014 at 8:26am — 8 Comments

f450 rebuild & diagnostics

My quad is once again functioning after my last crash! f450 frame replacement arrived in about a week, but the replacement motor took over 3 weeks. Hard to wait for. So as soon as I got it in the mail, I flew the next morning at a beach in laporte - got some nice footage! html5 video link 1, and html5…


Added by Joe Thompson on April 12, 2014 at 9:30pm — 9 Comments

Introducing the FireFLY6!

BirdsEyeView Aerobotics is proud to introduce the FireFLY6. 

With the ability to takeoff and land vertically, hover and maneuver like a multicopter, and transition to efficient forward flight, the FireFLY6 is a first of its kind for the RC, FPV, and hobby…


Added by BirdsEyeView Aerobotics on April 12, 2014 at 9:04am — 51 Comments

Follow Me Test! Success!

ArduPlane, APM2.6 and Mission Planner come together to make an awesome feature called "Follow Me" where the ground station sends the airplane it's GPS location and the airplane will go to that location, even follow it as it moves!

I tested it today and it performed…


Added by Trent at MyGeekShow on April 12, 2014 at 4:54am — 10 Comments

Updated: A closer look at DJI's no-fly zones

A few days ago, I already wrote an article about our "Apple of the drone manufacturers", DJI and it's new no-fly zones. Now it's time to have a little more detailed look at their idea.

What DJI did was introduce no-fly zones of 8km (5 miles) around "major airports". I already noted, that…


Added by Stefan Gofferje on April 12, 2014 at 4:30am — 28 Comments

full flight over Polish designated drone spot...

Just wanted to show you some fpv footage from the latest movie. hope you enjoy :)

Added by Greg Dronsky on April 11, 2014 at 7:34pm — 3 Comments

My First Quadcopter with xtPilot [Setup]

Hi Guys,

Firstly, I want to say thanks to APM2.5 dev team, 3DRobotic, their open source projects that helped me a lot to complete my first drone, include xtPilot -  a modified hardware shown above, original is APM2.5 open hardware project.

(see my previous post -…


Added by Thanh Nguyen on April 11, 2014 at 5:00pm — 14 Comments

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