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Vertical take off and landing Air plane gas Electric VOLT hybrid

Vertical take off and landing Air plane gas Electric hybrid can be used for GAS & OIL Exploration, pipe line monitoring, ship to ship transport. Reconnaissance and security long flight time up to 6 -8 hours. 10kg payload. imaging gimbal packages sold apart, demo flight & airframe

Assembly video of VOLT kit at …


Added by OG on July 7, 2017 at 4:30am — 4 Comments

3D Robotics
DIY Drones at 85,000 members -- a look back at an extraordinary decade

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 85,000 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…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 6, 2017 at 6:00pm — 9 Comments

The Complete Guide for Building an Autonomous Scanning Robot with Kinect (Ardurover running on Raspi3+Navio2)

Hey everyone,

I want to share nice project I recently found on Youtube. It’s IR 3D Scanner Robot made by the group of students leaded by Nicolas Douard.  It turned out the project has amazing report containing…


Added by Dmitriy Ershov on July 6, 2017 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Sandwich: my little (and really cheap) cargo drone

Hi this is my little cargo drone, it can lift about 2000g and the maximum flight time is about 50 minutes, I also have a site so if you want just click the link, take a look and subscribe to the newsletter …


Added by Nicolai Valenti on July 6, 2017 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

GNSS-Aided Inertial Navigation System

The INS-T-306 is the advanced module that combines GPS L1/L2, GLONASS, BDS navigation and a high-performance strap-down system. It is capable of determining position, velocity and absolute orientation…


Added by Tersus GNSS on July 5, 2017 at 8:30pm — 9 Comments

Drone causes disruption at Gatwick airport, But where is the evidence AGAIN!

So yet again the media goes bananas over a completely non evidenced event.

Apparently a drone was spotted flying near gatwick airport and the airport has massive disruptions as a result .

Does anyone have any evidence......NOPE

Does this article refer to…


Added by Jared Reabow on July 3, 2017 at 3:40am — 12 Comments

DJI issues forced update to GO 4 app

As some of you may be aware off, there have been a lot of modding/hacking activity with regard to DJI products lately. In what seems to be an response to this, DJI has just taken the unprecedented step of forcing an app update on all users not running the latest GO 4 v.4.1.3 version.

Personally I find…


Added by John Arne Birkeland on July 2, 2017 at 6:56am — 10 Comments

Tips about quadcopter lipo battery

Lipo battery have become an essential part of drone, but if you do not know maintain them, here you come the right place.

How to charge a lipo battery for the first time?

In my experiences, the IR of lipo battery is still coming down after 5 cycles even as many as 10 cycles, therefore you will have more better flights from a battery with…


Added by Jack on July 1, 2017 at 8:54pm — 3 Comments

ESPcopter on Indiegogo

Today I was came aware of the ESPcopter crowdfunding on Indiegogo. The Espcopter is a unique small size mini drone that is a wirelessly networkable, interactive and programmable drone and what’s more Espcopter is suitable for IoT applications you can develop whatever you want to…


Added by CrashingDutchman on June 30, 2017 at 7:03am — No Comments

Phantom 3 No-Servo Cargo Drop System

I'm making these very cheap.

Designing more work related, in this case also fun, uses for drones. 3D printed "attach and go" drop system. Working on version for Phantom 4 next.

Product Page - Phantom Bomb…


Added by Jimmy Oliver on June 29, 2017 at 12:30pm — 21 Comments

Innovative Platform Protects Helicopter, Multi-rotor and VTOL Equipment During Takeoff and Landing

INDIANAPOLIS - Ocelleye, LLC, a commercial drone operator in North America announced today the release of its UAV Landing Zone for unmanned aerial systems weighing less than twenty-five pounds. The company prides itself for innovative forward thinking and through its own experience operating…


Added by Greg Sherwin on June 29, 2017 at 4:52am — No Comments

6 Drones You Must Know About as A Professional

Image Source: Pixabay

The usage of drones is on the rise not only in the US but all over the world. They are now used in almost every industry, including real estate.…


Added by Sheila Harding on June 29, 2017 at 1:40am — 11 Comments

Jani/ArduPilot receives Global UAV Award in Shenzhen

Great day for ArduPilot and CEO of jDrones Mr. Jani Hirvinen.


On last Saturday 24th Jun 2017 on Drone World Congress ArduPilot and Jani was awarded: “In recognition of outstanding contribution to Global UAV Industry” in Shenzhen/China. This is extremely big recognition for the work that we have done under ArduPilot operations in past 7…


Added by Jani Hirvinen on June 28, 2017 at 11:05pm — No Comments

How to Set Up a CC3D Quadcopter for One-step Flips

    I am new to drones and recently tried flips and rolls, and did it successfully with some tutorials help, so just share my experience here. Welcome to discuss and share your ideas here. The accessories links are attached at the end.

    OK, let’s go straight to the point – how to set up the CC3D quadcopter for flips and rolls. Follow my steps, you can get it too. I use a semi self-stabilization, here is how to do:…


Added by Mac Johnson on June 28, 2017 at 11:02pm — No Comments

RTK Rover and Base Configuration Web Interface

When I first started to mess around with RTKLIB I've wanted to have a nice UI to do that, while researching it I came across a product from which already has a nice UI and I was glad to find its an open source (!!).…


Added by Dror on June 27, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Tricopter tail boom linkage

Here's a better photo showing the tail boom linkage - basically a pair of printed gears.

This design has fewer parts than a conventional linkage, less things to break so hopefully more reliable.

There's a 2:1 gearing ratio between the servo and the tail boom. The servo moves +/- 60…


Added by Bob Morley on June 26, 2017 at 10:41am — No Comments

3D Robotics
ArduPilot, PX4 dominate AUVSI drone competition

When we got started ten years ago, the annual AUVSI student drone competition was dominated by commercial autopilots, such as Piccolo. Now it's almost entirely open source autopilots, led by ArduPilot (14 of top 20) and Dronecode/PX4 (3 of top twenty). I'm super proud of this having co-founded…


Added by Chris Anderson on June 26, 2017 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

Tricopter assembly

Dry assembly to make sure all parts fit, so far so good.

The distance between motors is 450mm so obviously the arms need to be cut down.

A PixFalcon goes on top, the GPS/Compass module will either go directly on top of the PixFalcon or have its own mount at the front of the drone.

Target weight…


Added by Bob Morley on June 25, 2017 at 12:25pm — 7 Comments

Quadcopter ESC: Type, Firmware and Key parameters

Before choosing the best esc for quadcopter or FPV, you should know some ESC knowledges (Type, Firmware and Key parameters) as below.

ESC type

A Brushed Motor has a rotating set of wound wire coils which acts as an electromagnet with two poles.

A Brushless Motor uses a permanent…


Added by Jack on June 25, 2017 at 7:32am — 2 Comments


Printing almost complete 13 hours later.

Not sure about the 'lurid purple' colour, for some reason it was the only filament left at the shop.

This version doesn't have a camera gimbal, I want to see what the all up weight is without any 'extras' and have some fun flying it…


Added by Bob Morley on June 24, 2017 at 8:44am — No Comments

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