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Soon to be Released: Full HD Capable Micro Brushless Gimbal for 200 Sized Quads

RCLogger, the company who brought one of the least expensive mini brushless quads to market with the EYE One Xtreme, is now working on a micro-brushless gimbal for 200 sized quads. The gimbal will be capable of carrying the 1080p capable Mobius camera, a favorite among hobbyists for its size, quality, and price. The entire setup, including aluminum-framed brushless…

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Added by HeliStorm on February 22, 2015 at 10:00pm — 33 Comments


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APM:Plane 3.2.3 and 3.3.0beta1 released

The ArduPilot development team has a special treat for fixed wing users today - a double release!

  • A new stable 3.2.3 release with 3 fixes for 3.2.2
  • A new 3.3.0beta1 release with a lot more changes for wider testing

The 3.2.3 release is a minor update to 3.2.2 with 3…

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Added by Andrew Tridgell on February 22, 2015 at 9:47pm — 16 Comments


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UAV Challenge Medical Express 2016

Announcing UAV Challenge Medical Express 2016 at an unmanned systems conference associated with the Avalon Airshow, event co-ordinator Dennis Frousheger said the 2016 challenge was designed to push UAV technology to the limit.

“It’s unlikely that traditional fixed-wing unmanned aircraft or small multi-rotor vehicles will be capable of meeting this…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on February 22, 2015 at 9:44pm — 5 Comments


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The Mexican immigrant who set up a global drone firm

Less than ten years ago Jordi Munoz left Mexico for the US and is today boss of the one of world's biggest commercial drone maker…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on February 22, 2015 at 9:00pm — 10 Comments

Pocket Drone Landing Gear

Hi,

All of us are uncomfortable with the landing gear of Pocket Drone, and I'm last days thinking about it and this is a prototype of what can be a descent landing Gear.

I was at Leroy Merlin and bought some "pipe holders" - a bag with 4 pieces.

So, first I measurement and I fold…

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Added by Vinicius Juvinski on February 22, 2015 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

Flight Mode Switch setup for a Tactic TTX850

I went to my local Hobby Shop and they introduced me to the Tactic radios and I like the form and price. I have had an APM 2.6 for some time and thought why not get it going. when it came tome to set up the switch to control the flight modes i ran into some…

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Added by Jay Land on February 22, 2015 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

World's first : the lightest 2-axis brushless gimbal carrying a full HD camera

Hi,

Inspired by Forrest Frantz with his multicopter building techniques using glue only, no screws (see here) , helped…

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Added by Hugues on February 21, 2015 at 10:30am — 33 Comments

The Drone Conference where you do Kitesurfing, Mountain Biking, and Surfing

Santa Cruz, 1st May 2015–The Drone Data X Conference is an event taking place where some of the best minds in UAV technology can meet and share ideas, as well as enjoy Kite surfing,Mountain Biking, and Surfing in Beautiful Santa Cruz, California.



Unlike a traditional…

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Added by Drone Conference on February 20, 2015 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

APM:Rover Release 2.48 is OUT!

APM:Rover Release 2.48 is OUT!

Follow this link to find out everything that is new and great in the Rover 2.48 release!…

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Added by Grant Morphett on February 20, 2015 at 8:57pm — 1 Comment

Knysna, South Africa Drone Company flying high

Big kudos to Duran and team from the small picturesque tourist town of Knysna

Magic place to setup a drone company

Source :http://www.knysnaplettherald.com/news/News/General/129943/Knysnas-drones-fly-high

For most successful…
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Added by Justin M on February 20, 2015 at 3:54pm — No Comments

DIY Angle of Attack Wind Vanes - Part 2

Numerical Simulation of Von Karman Street generated by a strut

This post…

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Added by Jose.L.Jr on February 20, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Simply Create Drone Apps for Any Drone. Launching the NVdrones Closed Beta.

Hi everyone,

My name is Kevin, one of the co-founders of NVdrones, and I'm happy to announce that today we are launching a closed beta for our drone software development platform, meant to dramatically simplify the drone software development experience. …

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Added by NVdrones on February 19, 2015 at 9:16pm — 11 Comments

Nice article in Gizmag reporting on Krossblade's SkyProwler

In the news: Nice article in Gizmag reporting on Krossblade's SkyProwler VTOL transformer UAV.

Like a quadcopter, the SkyProwler has four horizontal propellers that allow it to perform vertical take-offs and landings, and to hover in mid-air. A closer look at the technology and specifications in the article. 

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Added by Katrina Rosen on February 19, 2015 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

Sense and Avoid...interesting article

Just came out in GCN (Government Computer News):

What's Keeping Drones From Taking…

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Added by Marshall Flynn on February 19, 2015 at 7:30am — 8 Comments


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CBC Documentary: The Age of the Drone

On February 19th at 9PM, the Canadian Broadcast Corporation will air a new documentary on drones, following up the one they did last year called Remote Controlled War.  Last year's was more focused on the military aspects, this new one is more commercial/recreational.

I'm not sure what the availability will be for those outside Canada.  Hopefully our…

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Added by Rob_Lefebvre on February 18, 2015 at 8:13pm — 3 Comments


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No drones at this year's Sparkfun AVC :-(

Sparkfun has just announced the rules of this year's Autonomous Vehicle Competition, and the big news is that drones are no longer part of it for safety reasons. Having witnessed the crash they say precipitated this…

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Added by Chris Anderson on February 18, 2015 at 7:30pm — 24 Comments


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Iris/Pixhawk Cold Weather Testing

Last weekend I drove up north a bit for some real cold weather testing of my Iris+ equiped with Pixhawk.  I had to get up early in the morning to catch -30C temperatures which is about as cold as I'm interested in testing.  At -30C, my gloved fingers froze after a few minutes.  Not quite frostbite, but deep into pain territory.

Spurred…

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Added by Rob_Lefebvre on February 18, 2015 at 5:00pm — 27 Comments

HOW ACCURATE ARE YOUR MAPS AND MODELS?

Making maps with the help of small UAVs seems to be easy enough. However, when geometric accuracy is critical, how do you determine and state the estimated accuracy of your mapping product? One way is to establish a test bed with a redundancy of accurately surveyed check points which are used as…

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Added by Walter Volkmann on February 18, 2015 at 4:37pm — 12 Comments

Ghetto controller idea

I've been having fun with bluetooth telemetry bridge units for a while now. Recently I decided to have a go at combining/integrating such a unit with a remote to get some more ease-of-use and functionality out of it. So I here is my result:



It means fewer wire to connect, no relying on separate…

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Added by benbojangles on February 18, 2015 at 12:19pm — 9 Comments

IR-LOCK Sensor for Precision Landing, etc

We finally have a progress report on the integration of the IR-LOCK (Infrared Pixy) vision sensor with Pixhawk. A group of students at the Georgia Institute of Technology is using the sensor for their 'Package Delivery Drone', which requires…

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Added by Thomas Stone on February 17, 2015 at 10:00pm — 42 Comments

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