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Lynx M: 3 Hour Mapping Endurance

Greetings all. About a year ago, we introduced you to the Lynx. Lynx was our first system developed as an affordable, fixed-wing UAV for mapping. The Lynx design was…


Added by Matthew - Swift Radioplanes on May 21, 2015 at 7:30pm — 21 Comments

Rover goes full size followme - actually its XL!

You're all having a lovely time with your little copters and planes.  Over on Rover - were going full size!!!!  Check out this tractor performing FollowMe!

Added by Grant Morphett on May 21, 2015 at 5:00pm — 14 Comments

NEW Drone Recovery Parachute System Looking For 20 Beta Testers!

Hello Diy Drones Universe,

Here at CAD Drones LLC we are currently looking for 20 Beta Testers of the Drone Parachute System we are now currently selling. To get this affordable product to the Drone Industry we have to have video from people sharing their success with our product! Currently…


Added by Joshua Johnson on May 21, 2015 at 2:39pm — 7 Comments

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AIrDroids (PocketCopter) ceasing operations

Sorry to see this notice from AirDroids, who had launched the PocketCopter on Kickstarter, but glad to see their list of "lessons learned". Manufacturing is really, really hard, and they were not the first or last Kickstarter project to get in over…


Added by Chris Anderson on May 21, 2015 at 12:30pm — 38 Comments

Cularis 7 Channel Glider With Crow Flaps and Washout Taranis Config EEPE

Here is my pixhawk run Cularis Motor Glider with a very custom Taranis Setup.

Complex Taranis configuration can be time consuming, so I'm sharing my config so that others can re-use it.

Mine allows you to setup your flaps asymmetrically where they go down more than up, or only down. You decide how you want…


Added by Marc MERLIN on May 21, 2015 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Multiplex Cularis FPV build with ardupilot

After spending quite a while building a pixhawk based Multiplex Cularis with FPV, and lots of foam cutting to fit everything (including 3 cameras), here is the result:

Fitting all the APM and FPV gear in there is kind of tight, but it's…


Added by Marc MERLIN on May 21, 2015 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

2D LIDAR (Laser Range Finder) prototype working

2D LIDAR (Laser Range Finder) prototype working, measuring distance upto 50 meters with angle 0 to 359 degrees. Can be used in CAR to avoid rear and front ended bump, can be interface with UAV or Robot. It's done uisng UNO. Its not done yet.…


Added by FAKHRE ALAM on May 21, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Redefine the flying camera-SimToo Drone



Added by Ning shu on May 20, 2015 at 11:00pm — 13 Comments

Belated pictorial AUVSI recap

Note: The image formatting is a little difficult and the number of images per post appears to be limited on DIYdrones, so I mirrored this whole post to my website where it looks a little nicer and the rest…


Added by Daniel McKinnon on May 20, 2015 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

3DR Pixhawk- powered DJI S1000

For the past several months we have been working closely with an infrastructure inspection firm to develop a multirotor system for them.  There were…


Added by matt.koestner on May 20, 2015 at 9:27am — 11 Comments

CAD Drones - NEW Drone Recovery Parachute System

Our Drone Parachute Products:

The Parachutes and Packs are made out of a durable fabric that allows you to mount a recovery parachute on your Quadcopter, Fixed Wing Plane, Model Aircraft, and even R/C Boats! They come in…


Added by Joshua Johnson on May 20, 2015 at 2:51am — 9 Comments

APM:Plane 3.3.0 released

APM:Plane 3.3.0 released

The ardupilot development team is proud to announce the release of version 3.3.0 of APM:Plane. This is a major release with a lot of changes. Please read the release notes carefully!

The last…


Added by Andrew Tridgell on May 20, 2015 at 1:27am — 124 Comments

SteamVR's "Lighthouse" to be applied as a precision-landing technique.

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Norm from interviews Alan Yates from Valve about the tracking technology behind the new SteamVR head-mounted…


Added by Nick McCarthy on May 19, 2015 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Farming NZ style

How they are doing it down under - NZ has some of the most "sensible" rules for UAV's and are putting them to good use.

With a review of the Line of Sight rules underway there is hope those will be relaxed.

Check out the full article here:…


Added by Sandy Sound on May 19, 2015 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

DIY Drones at 67,000 members!

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 67,000!!!!

There were approximately 1.5 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 50,000 page views a day on average). It…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on May 19, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

First in World Flying Tank " B-Unstoppable"


B-Unstoppable is the first in the World hybrid Tank-Quadcopter, with patented solution. Due to the caterpillar tracks B-Unstoppable achieves outstanding performance in driving across difficult terrain.

It can turn on the spot, which is extremely useful in limited space, which provides 360 view for on-board camera.  When obstacles become too big, it can simply take-off and fly over them. The model…


Added by Mielnikus on May 19, 2015 at 2:24am — 13 Comments

One Step Closer to Transformers

The good folks at EPFL have a folding drone that unfurls in a fraction of a second. Check out the story along with a video.

Engineering teams around the world are putting significant time, effort and research dollars into the…


Added by earthpatrol on May 18, 2015 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

An app store for drones

As introduced previously, we've been working over the last months with Canonical to push an app store based on Snappy Ubuntu Core, the new distribution from Ubuntu that includes a marketplace where people is encouraged to put their algorithms and behaviors (even for sale).…


Added by Víctor Mayoral on May 18, 2015 at 10:36am — No Comments

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