Over the last couple of days I have been testing the Lidar based auto-landing code that will be in the upcoming 3.1.1 release of APM:Plane. I'm delighted to say that it has gone very well!
Testing has been done on two planes - one is a Meridian…Continue
In a startling turn of events, The BEHS Technology and Engineering Club Kickstarter (NOT the IndeGoGo) was funded!. In less then 15 Minutes, we went from 286$ to 1036$! YAY! SUCESS!
WOOHOO! (I'm excited)
DIY Drones was our single largest affiliate supporter site! Good for you!…Continue
Google today revealed it has been working on a top-secret drone delivery program for the last two years. Nick Roy, an MIT roboticist on sabbatical for two years, has been leading the project based in Australia.
Google has developed a tail sitter aircraft, capable of VTOL transitioning to forward flight.…Continue
Hobbyking just came with new large multirotor brushless motors.
9235-100kv , that spins 30" props on 12S and capable of lifing 11kg each.
And for sure , these are cheap again, 1/3 of Tiger motor 10kg level, U11 motors.…Continue
Sony to begin developing drones from Biz / Tech Aug. 27, 2014 - Updated 23:26 UTC-4
Officials of Sony say they have…
So, the first payloader max is built - time for testing!
Just got the APM to put back onto the lifter, and away we go.
Payloader max: 5kg capacity via parrallel EPM's, no moving parts to fail, full autonomous integration with arducopter…Continue
There are a few obstacle detectors and rangefinders on the market, but are usually either very expensive or don't work
great outside (I am looking at you Kinect). We decided to try to make a product that it is cheap and rugged enough to be used outdoors.
Here are some parameters:
With all this talk about Amazon and other less serious drone delivery concepts out there, there has been a large amount of discussion regarding the feasibility of delivering a package via drone for same day delivery or general delivery. While I don't think this is really all that feasible from a logistical or safety point of view, the…Continue
From the SUAS Feed
BEND — It cost a Bend teenager about $800 in revenue from chores, yard work and birthday gifts to buy a miniature aircraft and a camera he sent aloft to capture video of a forest fire this summer that was threatening…Continue
The FAA has formed a new committee with industry participation for end-users that want to fly Beyond-Visual-line-Of-Sight (BVLOS). RCAPA was included in the list of thirty-one different industry groups to give input to the current FAA…Continue
Above is a video of a presentation we recently gave about the work we did for the World Bank in Albania. It shows that small drones are much more than toys - they have become productive tools for innovative surveyors.
Dear all: Thanks lot for all the insights, time, information and most importantly is the spirit that you all share here in DIY Drones. It is just a quick post as I am still in Borneo and not having too good internet connection. We just want to share a short (unprofessionally made) clip that we (hardly) tried to make. I hope it will give you all some information on how far…Continue
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Its that time of year Again! The time of year when grown men become antsy and giddy, as we did when we were young children during the holidays. Thats right, it is time to get in gear for Reno Air Races! As a long term spectator of the last remaining…Continue
The ardupilot development team is proud to announce the release of version 2.46 of APM:Rover. This is a major release with a lot of new features and bug fixes.
This release is based on a lot of development and testing…
The ardupilot development team is proud to announce the release of version 3.1.0 of APM:Plane. This is a major release with a lot of new features and bug fixes.
The biggest change in this release is the addition of automatic terrain following. Terrain following allows the autopilot to guide the aircraft over…
Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), often known as drone is a type of aircraft that flies without a human pilot abroad. These types of vehicles are controlled by onboard computers autonomously or with help of a human-operated…Continue