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Guidelines for building drones for shows

Hi, guys,

As some of you who follow us may know, for some time now already we have been offering an extension to UgCS mission planning software - UgCS DDC (Drone Dance Controller). UgCS DDC has been crafted from the ground-up with drone shows in mind and offers users…


Added by Kristaps Brass on September 11, 2017 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Different use of watchX in UAV Systems

Hello Dear DIY DRONES Community. 

I am a long term fan of DIY DRONES and wanted pass on something new that could be a nice fit as a blog post. Me and my friend Enes(You can remember him from an excellent drawing of APM at …


Added by Mustafa TULU on September 11, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

Technidrone launches MAPKER, an UAV designed for professional cartography powered by Pixhawk

Technidrone, Spanish drone manufacturer company, has put on the market MAPKER multicopter, the first compact drone of high autonomy for photogrammetric applications.

This equipment has been designed to cover the needs of drones of this type and size, since the current equipments does not usually exceed 20…


Added by ALAIN on September 11, 2017 at 1:37am — No Comments

FireFly6 DIY (built)

I know that selling here is probably frowned upon but I'm not sure eBay folks are up on this bird (since I have seen none for sale there) so I thought I would let this community have a crack at it first due to advanced knowledge of these systems. Message me with offer. This is running on QGroundControl and X8R. No radio. Set up file for Taranis can be emailed. Never flown but setup and working. May need fine tuning for hover and such. Thanks.…


Added by Jimmy Oliver on September 10, 2017 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

The Otus Tracker by RCbenchmark: a more affordable motion-capture system for drone development.

Almost a year ago, I posted here about how VR technology could help control and perform research on UAVs in an indoor environment and at a more affordable cost. Currently, the most advanced indoor UAV research lab in the …


Added by Charles Blouin on September 10, 2017 at 1:45pm — 3 Comments

3D Robotics
Dronecode announces new Dronecore SDK, shipping with new Yuneec H520

At this weels Interdrone conference Yuneec and Dronecode announced the new DroneCore SDK, which is now shipping on the new Dronecode-based Yuneec H520 commercial…


Added by Chris Anderson on September 10, 2017 at 1:12pm — 4 Comments

Drone a cold coke

Thought you might like a lazy way to get that cold soda at your party. 

Added by Echo G on September 9, 2017 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Remote Drone Mapping on Grand Mesa, Colorado

Delta County, Colorado agriculture has the benefit of over 300 reservoirs on the Grand Mesa, many of which supply irrigation to the variety of crops grown. This time of year, the reservoirs are being drawn down providing an excellent opportunity to map and determine reservoir capacities.

We had the opportunity to pack up our UTV with the DJI Phantom 3 advanced drone, gear, lunch and head on out to the Leroux Creek area of the Mesa. It is…


Added by JP on September 8, 2017 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

New Event 38 Mission Planner Features

The latest version of Mission Planner for Event 38 has just been released and we have some exciting new features to share. We often develop these items specifically for our aircraft but I like to hear back from the DIY Drones community what features, if any, you think would be useful to have. If anything looks interesting, let me know and we'll work to get it into the main Mission Planner development branch. As always, you can download our version as-is on our…


Added by Jeff Taylor on September 7, 2017 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

DRONEEPILOT- Building drone has never been so easy.

All-in-one Autopilot with RaspberryPi Compute Module 3.

We want to bring Pixhawk and Raspberry Pi developer community together to move drone technology to next level.

Droneepilot comes with built in all the necessary sensors/modules to build a drone .

GPS, Next Gen Airspeed…


Added by Tomi Pirieyv on September 6, 2017 at 3:00am — 5 Comments

6 Best Apps for Drone Photography

6 Best Apps for Drone Photography




Drones have really taken off lately as both objects for hobbyists and as…


Added by Gavin Hobbs on September 4, 2017 at 7:11am — No Comments

Quadcopter folding frame design - Part2

Hi Guys,

This is part 2 of building a DIY  folding quadcopter. The episode is about designing a detachable camera gimbal (a Z Tiny2, 3-axis) and a landing gear.

 Part 1 is here:…


Added by Hugues on September 3, 2017 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Which flight controller will you choose?

As we know, there are so many flight controller brands on the market like RJXHOBBY, Crazepony, DYS, Betaflight, Openpilot, Hobbypower, Kiss etc. But which is the proper one for your FPV?

Listed the…


Added by Jack on September 3, 2017 at 2:35am — No Comments

Dealing with jamming/hacking?

I recently picked up a used Promark P70-VR (it may not be the best thing around, but it's better than nothing - and I don't have the money for the latest and greatest). I got a registration number for it and am practicing in my back yard (staying well within the property lines and not over 100 feet). Problem is, it…


Added by Bob on September 2, 2017 at 6:00pm — 10 Comments

Sony RX0 for $700.00 looks way better than GoPro

The new Sony looks way more Pro than GoPro

The New Sony RX0 looks like a really Superior camera for our use.

Probably too much to ask to make it work in our old Solos, but maybe with a Cube - who knows.

1" image sensor and high speed HD and shutter and zero to infinity focus and  pretty much…


Added by Gary McCray on August 31, 2017 at 9:04pm — 14 Comments

DeltaQuad VTOL completes 100KM autonomous mission carrying a 1KG payload

This Saturday at DronesLab we achieved an important milestone in the final steps towards the public release of the DeltaQuad: A 100KM autonomous mission carrying a 1KG payload. This marks the achievement of the most important goal we have set when we started the development of this vehicle over a year…


Added by sander on August 30, 2017 at 1:19pm — 44 Comments

Vertical Technologies releases the DeltaQuad - Fully autonomous VTOL UAV with unique capabilities

Vertical Technologies has released their DeltaQuad series of autonomous VTOL UAVs. This hybrid vertical takeoff fixed wing vehicle can stream telemetry and video over the cellular network…


Added by sander on August 30, 2017 at 8:56am — 2 Comments

How it Works!

AWuAV 3015E the Revolutionary Open Source drone



Added by tom hobart on August 27, 2017 at 10:14pm — 7 Comments

Tricopter update

Thought it about time I posted an update.

Attached are a couple of CAD sketches for the current Tricopter, the last one almost flew but was too fragile.

Changes are :-

  • Folding front booms.
  • Enclosed…

Added by Bob Morley on August 25, 2017 at 2:26pm — No Comments

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