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Announcing Beta releases for DroidPlanner 3 and 3DR Services

 
DroidPlanner fans,



Over the life of DroidPlanner, we've received many requests to add features that push the limits of autonomous drone operation. As a result, you've helped create a…
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Added by Fredia Huya-Kouadio on December 12, 2014 at 11:00pm — 29 Comments

Next Generation Smart Drone Platform, Pixhawk Compatible

Hello, my name is Rakshak and I wanted to share my project, the RAVN, which enables your drone to be easy to program and build autonomous applications for.

 

The reason we're developing the RAVN is because I found programming drones to be a far…

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Added by RaptorBird Robotics on December 12, 2014 at 2:30pm — 14 Comments

Multirotor vibration

Multirotor vibration

DynexHobby provide solutions for hobbyist and professional photographers to help reduce vibrations on their platforms. We have created a tutorial on this subject and provide a few simple ways you can avoid the "jello" problem.

You can read the…

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Added by DynexHobby on December 11, 2014 at 10:24pm — 3 Comments

Mobile². An smartphone based dronen system.

Accidentally found site of very interesting project ... Couple smartphones used as base for drone control.

Main site and YT channel links:

http://www.mobile2power.de…

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Added by technicus acityone on December 11, 2014 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Reporting in the media

So this morning's visit to the BBC website was a little confusing. In the same section as they are reviling "drone" photography they post a link titled "Sky Menace" which links to an article explaining when you can and can't fly drones. I'm not sure the word "Menace" is warranted. Am I being paranoid?…

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Added by Chris Norris on December 11, 2014 at 4:38am — No Comments


3D Robotics
New Canadian UAV rules look like a great step forward

Bravo, Canada! Read more here:

Think safety first

More and more people are using unmanned aircraft for work or pleasure.…

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Added by Chris Anderson on December 10, 2014 at 10:26pm — 35 Comments


3D Robotics
Reverse-engineering the Hubsan/Estes nanoquad radio

From Hackaday:

Just a few years ago, palm sized radio controlled toys were nothing more than a dream. Today, you can find them at every mall, toy store, and hobby shop. [Alvaro] couldn’t…

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Added by Chris Anderson on December 10, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Five Additional FAA Exemptions Issued Today, House Hearing on UAS Integration

The FAA has issued 5 additional exemptions for UAS use in the US NAS. You can find these exemptions here:

For Woolpert, Inc.:

Exemption 1…

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Added by Dan Murray on December 10, 2014 at 10:00am — 30 Comments

HobbyKing ESC (and similar) calibration

I switched from a Multiwii based board to Arducopter and ESCs were working fine.  After months of tweeking and upgrades to my quad, motors seemed to go crazy.

I applied the methods (automatic and manual) documented by the Arducopter manual but neither worked.

The solution was found by applying…

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Added by Robert on December 10, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

BreezeUAV : An open-source autopilot for UAV

Hi everyone,

I'm happy to share with you today BreezeUAV.



BreezeUAV is an autopilot running on Arduino Mega 2560 which allow the user to do some automatic missions or to fly in "semi-automatic" mode with a Joystick. In fact, instead of controlling the surface controls of the airplane, the joystick define the euler angles desired. Then the autopilot, using PID controllers, stabilize the UAV.



I first decide to implement the whole system on a Yak…

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Added by Adrien HADJ-SALAH on December 10, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments


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**LIVE** U.S. Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Integration, Oversight, and Competitiveness

Live coverage of 

U.S. Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Integration, Oversight, and Competitiveness.

Added by AKRCGUY on December 10, 2014 at 8:50am — 4 Comments

SSH in DroidPlanner

Hi all!

I want to announce that ErleRobotics have integrated SSH in DroidPlanner. We are working with the BeagleBone+PXF we find this feature really interesting because we can launch, kill or do whatever we want with the autopilot directly in the core.

If you want to know more about this you…

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Added by Alejandro Hérnández Cordero on December 10, 2014 at 2:30am — 4 Comments

An entire neighborhood XMas lightshow from a quad

Holy subprime seasons.  While it was always possible for an entire neighborhood to synchronize its lights, it wasn't possible to actually see it until last year.  It's really a sight that cost a fortune until the rise of the quad, higher sensitivity cameras, & then the brushless gimbal.  Of course, flying a quad that high above a neighborhood is a very nerve…

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Added by Jack Crossfire on December 9, 2014 at 8:39pm — 5 Comments

Introducing the Sky Observer (Skylark) UAV from ZETA

We received one of a few Sky Observer samples ZETA Science had available for testing a couple of weeks ago for evaluation before they go into production, assembled it and took it for a test flight.

The RTF model is very near completion with all electronics and cabling cleanly and…

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Added by Simon Wilks on December 9, 2014 at 2:34pm — 6 Comments

Airbus in near miss with craft that ghosted into Britain’s biggest airport undetected by air traffic control

Close call: A passenger plane had a near miss with a drone as it landed at Heathrow on July 22, in the first such incident recorded at Britain’s biggest airport. Above, planes queue to take off at the airport
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Added by Jared Reabow on December 9, 2014 at 1:44pm — 39 Comments

MavExcel : an Excel sheet to modify your Pixhawk's failsafe parameters via mavlink

This is a continuation of my previous blog "how-to-write-set-a-pixhawk-parameter-using-the-mavlink-protocol"; where I fixed myself a little technical challenge to…

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Added by Hugues on December 9, 2014 at 4:52am — 3 Comments


100KM
Techwing low and slow

To show just how stable the techwing is while flying slow, I made the following video.

Specs:

WS: 43 inches

all up weight:37 oz

motor: 370 watt 1100 kv

prop: 9*7

battery: 5000 mah 3s lipo

battery weight:14.8 oz

flight duration: 20  minutes

ma used: 1007

As you can see the techwing handles extremely well…

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Added by wayne garris on December 8, 2014 at 11:55pm — 16 Comments

Beast TX - The ultimate UAV Controller

First Previev of BeastTX - The ultimate UAV Controller

http://www.luftfotos24.de/en/products/beast-tx

Features of the Beast…

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Added by Martin von Kameke on December 8, 2014 at 11:32am — 23 Comments


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3DR IRIS+ Beginners Guide (Part 1 of 3)

With the IRIS+ quickly becoming the most popular quadcopter in the $1,000 and under price range, we're starting to see that a lot of new IRIS customers don't have the basic knowledge to operate this advanced technology.  We have created a 3 part video series to cover everything from the basics of unboxing and assembly to advanced features and autonomous flight.  This is…

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Added by AKRCGUY on December 7, 2014 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

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