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RPFlightSystems, Inc Announcing Partnership for Extreme Endurance sUAS

Announcing our new partnership with RPFlightSystem, Inc.  I am the new CTO for RPFlightSystems, Inc and I am bringing my work with GaAS solar cells from Alta Devices to provide a production solar plane under 5kg with the Vigilant UAS.…


Added by Toby Lankford on April 14, 2015 at 6:32am — 2 Comments

PenguCopter team wins RobotChallenge Airrace in Vienna

Last weekend our team from Robotik AG Ilmenau won the RobotChallenge AirRace in Vienna, sharing the winner's podium with team "Sirin" from russia.

Both teams could complete 24 rounds in 10 minutes!

Our UAV is based on the …


Added by Tobias Simon on April 14, 2015 at 1:25am — 6 Comments

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Full Solo launch video

Epic job by the 3DR video team. They got their Ridley Scott on ;-)

Added by Chris Anderson on April 13, 2015 at 10:51pm — 26 Comments

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Dronecode Conference presentations posted

On March 23rd in San Jose, we had the first DroneCode conference, as part of the Embedded Linus Conference. Above is just the first meeting of official DroneCode members (mostly…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 13, 2015 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Amazon Prime Air gets an updated FAA exemption

In a 9-page legal letter, with 28 itemized conditions and limitations, the FAA issued an exemption to Amazon to enable Prime Air to test in US airspace.…


Added by IKE on April 13, 2015 at 9:11am — 2 Comments

New Blackmagic drone camera

Blackmagic has just raised the bar. Global shutter, RC control and dynamic range. …


Added by Greg Nuspel on April 13, 2015 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

Tiny Switching mode Constant Current Buck power supplies for the headlight projectors and a powerful external LED indicator

Hi yet again, guys.

besides the search system for UAS, answering questions in ibeacon post, we've been developing some new designs.

Here are some bakery right off the DIY bench for your…


Added by Eduard on April 12, 2015 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

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BBC replaces Top Gear with "Airheads", a DIY Drones show

From the Guardian (via sUAS News):

A new drone-building series called Airheads is due to air on Sunday nights on BBC2 in the key …


Added by Chris Anderson on April 12, 2015 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

3D Robotics
Masters Golf coverage by drone

masters 16th hole

Augusta National – Masters Tournament 16th hole as seen by a drone

From HookedOnGolf:

Over the last couple of years now I’ve gotten deep into aerial photos and videos via unmanned aerial vehicles, known by most as drones.  I’ve build some aerial video/photo “ships” and am loving the angles and views I can capture of golf…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 12, 2015 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Autonomous payload drops using APM and 3.2 (and EPM)

Ok, so here at last, is the autonomous payload delivery video.

Configured to use Camera trigger on RC10, and the DIGICAM actions in mission planning. Works perfectly well, but the DIGICAM command is not "rate determining"; ie the APM can…


Added by Euan Ramsay on April 12, 2015 at 1:42pm — 8 Comments

Our exhibition on AERO Friedrichshafen 2015

Workswell company (also known as Drone thermal camera) together with its partner Vertical Images will be exhibiting at the "air show" in Germany - AERO Friedrichshafen 2015. Together, we will present a drone thermal imaging system, ie. both…


Added by Drone thermal camera on April 12, 2015 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

Drone Flies Using a Digital Honeybee Brain

Scientists at the Green Brain Project have built a drone that navigates using a digital bee brain. (Credit: Green Brain Project)

From Discover



Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 12, 2015 at 12:20pm — 2 Comments

Aeroquad full build

Just wanted to share a photo of my Aeroquad cyclone.I have flown at least 25 successful autonomous

missions with this Quad.In my humble opinion the 3DR pixhawk is simply the best autopilot out there!…


Added by Larry A Amati on April 12, 2015 at 5:20am — 2 Comments

4Gmetry - telemetry over 4G

If anyone needs a simple & inexpensive method to setup a telemetry connection over 4G, I wrote a free guide and created a dedicated group …


Added by Silvio on April 12, 2015 at 3:52am — 5 Comments

DroneThermal Analog MAV Group Buy

Thanks to its creators, there is an active group buy for the DroneThermal Analog MAV breakout board for the FLIR Lepton Thermal Imager. It is available now with reduced pricing at GroupGets for $165.00 plus shipping from the USA. You can add the recommended 25 Degree FOV Lepton at checkout for an additional $230 or use it with other types of Leptons that you…


Added by Ron Justin on April 11, 2015 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments

Drone Makers Seek Traffic Control

NASA-backed software could orchestrate urban skies


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 11, 2015 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

The Humming Man Project Progress

Dear All

we have moved to a new website It gives an idea on how the system will look!

After testing of motors and props and the carbon fiber tubes, we are currently building the…


Added by Winfried Rijssenbeek on April 11, 2015 at 4:00am — 22 Comments

sUSB Expo 2015

Its that time of year again, this time Chris Anderson will be joined by tech evangelist Robert Scoble, Eric Cheng from DJI and Jim Williams head of the FAA's airspace integration efforts there are 30 more speakers full list here.…


Added by Gary Mortimer on April 11, 2015 at 1:39am — 4 Comments

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