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Andruav 12,193 km RC Car Demo

This could be a record breaking. The above video shows a demo with Andruav to actually control a RC Car from LA in Cairo using Andruav, the distance is 12,193km 7576 miles between the driver in LA & the car in Cairo.

The demo was done in my home, and the car is pretty fast, so a caution was required when controlling it…

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Added by MHefny on January 13, 2017 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Interesting bird style landing "the perching drone"

I read this on the newspaper today and i think this is one interesting genius way to land a UAV (the bird style). 

Researchers combined a morphing wing drone and machine learning algorithms to create a system that lets the machine perform perched landings on the ground. The fixed wing aircraft also has the ability to land in small or confine places, which deliver aid in disasters

These researchers from the University of Bristol and BMT Defence Services did a great job :-D well done!

The article you can read it here …

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Added by Stanley Anak Suab on January 12, 2017 at 9:15pm — 2 Comments


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Who remembers Piksi, Colin and Fergus make Forbes 30 under 30

Swift Navigation, the San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology that will power a world of autonomous vehicles, is proud to announce that two of its co-founders, Fergus Noble…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on January 12, 2017 at 3:48pm — 1 Comment


3D Robotics
NASA simulates Phantom airflow

From NASA:

For decades, NASA has used computer models to simulate the flow of air around aircraft in order to test designs and improve the performance of next-generation vehicles.

At NASA’s Ames Research Center in…

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Added by Chris Anderson on January 12, 2017 at 2:32pm — 13 Comments

Agribotix partners with senseFly for end-to-end ag drone & data processing solution

Agribotix has partnered with senseFly to offer a new combined solution for professional agriculture users. This solution combines the eBee SQ drone, Sequoia sensor and Agribotix FarmLens data processing technologies to make collecting and analyzing aerial agricultural data easier…

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Added by Tom McKinnon on January 12, 2017 at 12:03pm — No Comments

PC tablet based sUAS GCS

Here  is another take on our wearable control tray format, this time with an embedded Win tablet PC that does it all for you. It has the same footprint as our previous trays (e.g.…

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Added by Azjeg on January 12, 2017 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Which one has the highest range: VTOL, helicopter, multi-rotor (or flying squirrel?)

With the increasing interest in the use of multi-rotor UAVs for long range applications such as pipeline inspection, large-area mapping, transporting packages or even people, the question arises: “how far can they fly?”.  

In this post I’ll present a theoretical approach, an experiment and a conclusion to answer this question. Let’s start with some basic theory that can be used for all flying things. The distance d that a UAV can cover, flying at a constant…

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Added by Bart Theys on January 12, 2017 at 8:00am — 13 Comments


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Lily closes down

Sorry to see them go. They had a great idea and worked really hard to get it right, but ran out of time and money. …



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Added by Chris Anderson on January 11, 2017 at 10:00pm — 10 Comments

3D printed tray for Graupner MZ-24

Hi again, this is my custom designed tray for my Graupner MZ-24. My goal was to build a small tray that can be removed easy without any tools and small enough to be put next to my transmitter in my bag. I think I succeed... :)

Suggested print settings:

  • 0,2 mm layer height
  • 3 layers all…
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Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on January 11, 2017 at 11:51am — 1 Comment

FA-18 Releases 103 Perdix Micro-Drones

Naval Air Systems Command, successfully demonstrated one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms at China Lake, California. 

  • Propellers: 2.6 in    
  • Body: 6.5 in    
  • Wing span: 11.8 in    
  • Weight: 290 g    
  • Endurance: >20 min  …
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Added by noeL on January 10, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments


3D Robotics
German university team wins first place at IMAV with Pixhawk-powered copters

Congrats to the AKAMAV team for the victory and great writeup (via Hackaday)!

The AKAMAV is the…

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Added by Chris Anderson on January 10, 2017 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Swarming underwater ROV

What a great application for small ROV 

Added by Eduardo Romero on January 10, 2017 at 3:13pm — 1 Comment

DJI is changing the game for Precision Mapping

Cool and informative video of DJI releasing their new GS Pro feature. DJI’s Ground Station Pro makes it easy to plan complex flight missions while automatically collecting images for precision mapping. 

Added by Andrew Schuh on January 10, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

3DR Solo now with RTK !

First of all, Happy New Year Community ... We wish you a Happy flight year ! 

Good news for Solo owners, we just released 2 versions of Solo GPS to replace your factory GNSS. One with u-blox NEO-M8N or NEO-M8T and one with u-blox NEO-M8P…

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Added by DROTEK on January 9, 2017 at 5:00am — 10 Comments

Evolution of our prototypes. PART 2

Link of our Droiko on Kickstarter: Kickstarter Droiko

If you have any doubt, comment in the box below.

Another picture from our first fully functional prototype. We used rubber bands to hold the battery.…

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Added by Cactus Robotics on January 9, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

FPV tour of Namibia

Hein is a long time friend on DIY Drones.

Just want to show his work to you.

Hein.... I did not finished my Skywalker but obviously you did.

These pictures are awesome. Thank you!

-Eric

Added by EsdTechnik on January 7, 2017 at 8:44pm — 16 Comments


3D Robotics
Pixhawk-powered submarine shown at CES

From TTRobotics

Hydrodynamic Design

With professional hydrodynamic design, SEADRAGON can be freely in the water, underwater hover or free exploration can be easily implemented. The main compartment is…

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Added by Chris Anderson on January 7, 2017 at 5:32pm — 7 Comments

Pixhawk-powered 5kg payload/1hour flight time hexacopter and 5-lens camera system

Tanizon Tech, a Chinese company focused on UAV solutions for photogrammetry and precise agriculture, was established in 2016 by a group of scientists as well as drone zealots.

Their 3-step vision is to promote civilian drone to become:

  • Carrier of high-spatial/temporal resolution data service;…
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Added by Xiangyu Li on January 7, 2017 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments


3D Robotics
Volta extends from drones to autonomous cars

Our friends at Volta robotics have extended their MAVLink-compatible autopilot series to autonomous cars. This is what they demonstrated at CES this week:

Product Description

LEAD TIME: 60 days (due to post-CES orders peak) + 2…

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Added by Chris Anderson on January 6, 2017 at 9:30pm — 12 Comments

3D printed FPV racer - 170 mm size - Rev5 - Final Design

Hi guys, let me introduce the final version of my 3D printed FPV racer. Since the last blog entry I made some further small modifications according to my experiences. All files can be downloaded…

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Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on January 6, 2017 at 9:35am — No Comments

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