Good news for small drones, New FLIR Lepton 25° camera cores just arrived.
If you have read this post before , I have tested our new camera design with 50° version of Lepton and…
(representative DIY version shown, not Google's)
"Google’s quest to introduce small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into low altitude airspace within a “few years” has driven the company to launch an unexpected foray into the avionics market, says Dave Vos, head of the Internet…Continue
Great news from the FAA, and part of an encouraging trend towards a much more progressive regulatory process in the US:
The Federal Aviation Administration has established an interim policy to speed up airspace authorizations for certain commercial unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators who obtain Section 333 exemptions. The new policy helps bridge the gap between the past process,…
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 65,000!!!!
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…Continue
Drones may take advantage in more than one way of the virtual reality buzz. Valve announced its Lighthouse positional tracking solution along with the HTC Vive, and more details are emerging about the inner working of the system. You can see above the…Continue
Hobbyking has done it again and have gone that step further.
500mw telemetry modules for amp/px4 and pixhawk is a reality.
• Interchangeable air and ground 433MHz modules
• Micro-USB port
• 6-position Molex…
A prototype hybrid quadcopter can fly several times farther than conventional battery-powered ones.Continue
GNSS Radar is a useful tool to predict the number of GPS satellite for a given position and for 24H. It give also a prediction of the H/V/D/GDop, …Continue
Hi Diydrones Community,
We just started to develop flight monitoring app for smart watches, We are aiming to have important features like when battery is critic watch will vibrate and warn the user, on the other hand drone pilots can voice command to change flight modes…Continue
From National Geographic:
A variety of platforms and quadcopters have recently come my way to test, fly and review. I base my reviews on my …
Video 1. Video Snippet of CFD Simulation
Within this post we will examine a basic design approach for the Kiel probe sizing. This probe is intended for total pressure measurement,…
Hi everyone! I've got another update to iDroneCtrl ground station for iPhone and iPad. Along with our Apple MFi approved iDroneLink™ lighting accessory you can control your personal drone from your iPhone or iPad over the same long…Continue
This just popped up on a Canadian Commercial Operator Facebook group and we're discussing the implications and legal…Continue
Aeroquad with pixhawk,3dr radios,3dr gps/mag,teensey 3.1 for telemetry to taranis.Using 3.2 firmware with stock pid's.I completed 4 autonomous missions using mission planner(GCS) and all 4 were flawless!Love the aeroquad setup.picture…Continue
Added by Larry A Amati on March 19, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
I've recently finished a research project using UAVs to classify land cover types on British upland heath. I'm using an APM controlled hexacopter (H550) carrying a Canon Powershot S95 modified for NIR photography. I've successfully surveyed and classified around 15 hectares in 10 minutes. Using image analysis…Continue