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Like as @rmackay9 Randy Mackay, @tridge Andrew Tridgell, @magicrubTom Pittenger, @lucasdemarchi …


Added by hiroshi takey on June 21, 2016 at 6:32pm — No Comments

USG-301 gimbal with Sony Full HD camera

Hello everyone,

Here is another video of our USG-301 3-axis gyro-stibilized gimbal with integrated Sony EV7500 Full HD camera with 30x optical zoom. All camera features, such as anti-fog, electronic stabilization, colour enhancement, etc. could be controlled though our gimbal, you…


Added by Jacob Cereteli on June 21, 2016 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

First Official ArduSub-Powered Underwater Vehicle: The BlueROV2

We're really excited to announce a new ArduSub/Pixhawk controlled underwater underwater vehicle, the BlueROV2. The 6-thruster vectored configuration, coupled with strong static stability, provides a vehicle that is smooth and stable, yet highly maneuverable. The BlueROV2…


Added by Rustom Jehangir on June 21, 2016 at 10:41am — 15 Comments

USA Simple Commercial Flight Rules land in 60 days time

Part 107 lives, the starting gun has fired.

Today, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace. These new…


Added by Gary Mortimer on June 21, 2016 at 8:21am — 23 Comments

A Short and Simple video series on how to build your own ArduPilot Rover

I've created a short video series on how I build an ArduPilot Rover in case anyone is keen to build their own.  You know you want to - get Rovering!!!

Added by Grant Morphett on June 20, 2016 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Workswell WIRIS - unboxing and first flight

Workswell WIRIS thermal imaging system for unmanned aircraft is a compact system that combines thermal camera,  digital camera and a control unit in one case. For our customers, we prepared short unboxing video that is shortly explaining package content, setup and first flight.

Package contents:

Workswell WIRIS…


Added by Drone thermal camera on June 20, 2016 at 9:26am — 3 Comments

UgCS 2.9 Is Now Live

It’s been long in the making, but it’s finally here. UgCS has released a new version of its ground station software - UgCS 2.9 which features a ton of improvements and new features.

A feature often requested by the users - possibility of planning area scan missions by manually entering the altitude…


Added by Kristaps Brass on June 20, 2016 at 6:05am — 7 Comments

Finding Joe at the 2016 Medical Express Challenge


Here at team West Coast UAV we've been hard at work integrating all the different requirements for the 2016 Medical Express Challenge to be held in Queensland, Australia later this year. One of the key requirements is to accurate locate poor old Joe.

We know Joe is within 100m of his reported location, and he will be wearing his trusty blue jeans. Our approach is to take an image of the entire…


Added by Ben Dellar on June 19, 2016 at 8:07pm — 4 Comments

You think you have it?!? ArduPilot.ORG is looking some fancy merch stuff...

Do you think that you got what we are looking for?? 

Do you want to make ArduPilot even greater that we are now?!? If you do, read more:…


Added by Jani Hirvinen on June 19, 2016 at 7:59am — 7 Comments

Arducopter Parachute Testing

Strapped lots of cameras to our 900mm Hex, then popped the chute for the first time in the air.

No landing in soft stuff, no perfect conditions (nasty squalls coming through!), we wanted to see what would happen in the real world!

Pixhawk running Arducopter 3.3, X68 with a Fruity Chute

Big thanks to the…


Added by Chris Jackson on June 17, 2016 at 4:30pm — 9 Comments

NDVI Capture & Processing - How Did You Do That?!

I wanted to share my experience with capturing and processing NDVI imagery for agricultural health indexing.  A preview of the end result:

First let me list some of the hardware being used so you don't have to scroll through this post to find it all!…


Added by DroneRanger on June 17, 2016 at 2:06pm — 6 Comments

3D Robotics
Biggest Solo software update ever: adds Rewind, Augmented Reality, Pano and more

Rewind and Return to Me

With the press of a button, Solo will retrace its exact path for the last 60 feet of your flight (this distance will be user-definable in the app) to ensure it avoids obstacles on its way back home. And with the new “return to me” feature, Solo will come home to wherever you stand with your controller…


Added by Chris Anderson on June 17, 2016 at 12:30pm — 27 Comments

Precis-BX305 Static RTK Results Released

If you have any problem about this figure, please make your comment or drop us a line to

If you would like to get technical specification and user guides of our RTK boards, click here.

Hi all,

Following the video “RTK centimeter accuracy road test…


Added by TersusAdmin on June 17, 2016 at 2:00am — 12 Comments

APM:Rover 3.0.1 Released!

Release 3.0.1, 17 June 2016

The ArduPilot development team is proud to announce the release of version 3.0.1 of APM:Rover. This is a minor release with small but important bug fix changes.

The two main motivations for this release

1. Fixing the arming for skid steering…


Added by Grant Morphett on June 16, 2016 at 9:14pm — 7 Comments

FPV & R/C over multiple public cellular networks

back on street on minute 22:00 ;)

Today i´d tried the first high speed tests on public streets with our rover. Time was good cause the streets were empty during the german football match. And, what could i say, i´m impressed how perfect the FPV (720p25 latency max 200ms) and R/C (Latency max. 70ms)  over multiple public cellular networks…


Added by Sven Hoffmann on June 16, 2016 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

Observer/Ranger Quadplane

Here is a short build log showing the work required to convert my Quanum Observer to VTOL Quadplane. The mods are done in such a way that the Quadplane can be reverted to pure fixed wing in around 10mins for ultra long duration flight (+-80mins on 15AH packs) and when a landing…


Added by Jacques Eloff on June 16, 2016 at 3:30am — 20 Comments

Endurance tests with "APM:Plane": over 3 hours archived with "Mini Talon"

This is my endurance record at the time, but I think I can do better.…


Added by Marco Robustini on June 15, 2016 at 11:30pm — 16 Comments

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