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Australia's CASA teams up with Drone Complier to develop their official "Can I fly there" drone app.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has teamed up with specialist company, Drone…

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Added by Wayne Rochat on February 9, 2017 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

A real flying submarine drone

Innocorp has a new drone that is a flying submarine. It is an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) drone and iot can transitio from water to air…

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Added by elad orbach on February 9, 2017 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Slung load controller

This post is to share a bit of the final experimental work of my PhD, since my doctoral defense is next week... 

Multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (MRUAV) have become an increasingly interesting area of study in the past decade, becoming tools that allow for positive changes in today’s world. Not having an on-board…

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Added by Aldo Vargas on February 9, 2017 at 4:25am — 7 Comments

Shutter Synchronization with PPS Signal

Precis-BX316 GNSS RTK Board (GPS L1L2/GLONASS G1G2/BEIDOU B1B2 with Heading) supports PPS output, which is useful in shutter synchronization. More details, click here

Added by Tersus GNSS on February 7, 2017 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Agricultural Drones Use Technology for Spraying, Mapping, Pest Control, Seeding, Remote Sensing, and Precision Agriculture

Agricultural drones use automated process to make farming more productive. Drones provide better, more flexible visualization. Smart drone agricultural uses cameras and provide the prospect of trillions of dollars in farming economic growth. Smart commercial drones connect seamlessly and…

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Added by Jack A Jordan on February 7, 2017 at 4:20am — No Comments

LightWare launches the SF20 OEM LiDAR

The SF20 is now available on our website and open for orders. This is an OEM version of the LW20 for easy integration into manufacturers' own frames or enclosures. 

Please visit our website for full specifications: …

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Added by Nadia Nilsen on February 7, 2017 at 4:00am — No Comments

Was it Live or was it Memorex?

Ascending Technologies showed off some of their technology during the Super Bowl Halftime show. If you have seen the video, the formations look awesome in the night sky. The only issue was that the sequences were taped days prior to the Super Bowl and Lady Gaga was likely standing in front of a green…

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Added by earthpatrol on February 6, 2017 at 11:46am — 6 Comments

Autonomous Take-off and Landing on a Moving Carrier

This video shows the demonstration of a variable-pitch quadrotor autonomous takes off and lands (ATOL) on a moving carrier.

The system architecture is a carrier based vision system.

It use visual positioning result to eliminate the GPS bias between UAV and carrier, thus it can provide continuous and accurate positioning result for ATOL…

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Added by Zergtim on February 5, 2017 at 8:30pm — 9 Comments

Global UAV Drones Market analyzed the basic scope of this industry



Global UAV Drones Market 2017 Industry research report provides important information to identify and analyze the market need, market size and competition. This market research report used in maintaining competitiveness over competitors. 

First, this report analyzed the basic scope of this industry…

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Added by Jack A Jordan on February 5, 2017 at 10:23am — 2 Comments


MR60
XUAV Clouds build part1 : Wings

"XUAV Clouds" is the latest FPV/Survey platform from XUAV. I suppose XUAV wants to capitalize on the legendary success of their V-tail Talon model and at the same time compete in the twin motor category against the popular "MFD MyTwinDream" fpv plane.

Its wing span is 1880 mm (vs 1700 on the Talon without wing extensions, or 2000mm…

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Added by Hugues on February 5, 2017 at 8:56am — 7 Comments

The plane is still in once piece! Success!!

An eye opening and entertaining post over at ardupilot.org from developer Grant Morphett:

"Some of you may be wondering how much real world testing us developers really do. Well the answer is we try to test as much as we can. We especially try to test the limits our boundary conditions that…

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Added by Olivier on February 4, 2017 at 12:08pm — 1 Comment

Heavy lift power system

A couple are brand new out of box and a couple have only test hovered. They were destined to be used in a heavy lift Y6 project from couple of years back and these have just been sitting in a box waiting for a purpose.  Project failed due to balance and battery placement issues and nothing to do with the performance of the power system. Just included pictures of the original test bed but it is NOT included for sale as it is long gone itself.

All in immaculate…

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Added by Stmpngrnd on February 2, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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A big step forward for ArduSub

For those of you who are building your own UROV and would like to use ArduSub to control it, here is the path forward from the Developers of ArduSub:

 

By Rusty at Blue Robotics

ArduSub1 is the…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on February 2, 2017 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Safe Flying - Top 5 Insurance Tips for Drone Owners

The number of drones and quadcopters in the UK has really taken off. Once used only by the military, they’re now an essential piece of kit for many businesses as well as providing some weekend fun for more and more of us.

If you’re a hobbyist you might not have given a second thought to drone insurance. But the right insurance is an essential to protect yourself…

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Added by Matthew Rochford on February 2, 2017 at 10:39am — 8 Comments

FlytOS: First stable release is out!

After months of extensive testing, we are happy to announce the first stable release of FlytOS, the framework for advanced drone applications.

As some members of the community would recollect, FlytOS is built on ROS and Linux, to help developers quickly integrate…

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Added by Nitin Gupta on February 2, 2017 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Complete power system for giant quadcopters

Hello to all UAV pilots and builders,

I have a full set of power system for sale. Anyone who is looking to built their giant quadcopter for mapping / surveilance /heavy payload /heavy camera.

Flight controller will definitely be ARDUCOPTER PIXHAWK.

This set up is already proven by Foxtech on their D130 giant quad.There are lots of video on youtube to prove that this system will have extreme endurance flight time.

1) U8 170kv T motor…

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Added by Vince Tu on February 2, 2017 at 6:30am — 4 Comments


3D Robotics
Instructions for a sub-$100 autonomous rover using computer vision

This project uses RaspberryPi and the Pi camera in a cloud robotics architecture (most processing is done on a laptop over WiFi) and is based on the ForumulaPi code and OpenCV. It costs less than $100 and can perform the full Udacity Self Driving Car challenge (thanks to offboarding most processing to the…

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


3D Robotics
Great simulator of our DIY Robocars track

We have a monthly autonomous car hack/race day at a funky old warehouse in Oakland, but in-between races the teams need to training their neural networks. How? With this simulator!

From the video…

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Added by Chris Anderson on January 29, 2017 at 4:20pm — No Comments


3D Robotics
Finals of the FormulaPi autonomous car race

Love this -- it's both thrilling and charmingly shambolic at the same time.  FormulaPi was the model for our DIYRobocar race/hack series of events.  The race starts at…

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Added by Chris Anderson on January 27, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Cloud-based MAVLink GCS: Pilotanywhere

Dear DIY Drones Community, please take a look at Pilotanywhere, http://pilotanywhere.com/

We are the makers of this platform and would love to get some feedback from you! Technically, it's a cloud based GCS for vehicles communicating over MAVLink.…

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Added by Waldemar Rotfuss on January 27, 2017 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

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