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FPV racer hardware review : Flycolor 4 in 1 F3 board

Hi,

This is a hardware review of an interesting product for FPV racers. I do not know for how long it exists but I could not find any other reviews on youtube.

This product consists in an integration of mutliple components you would otherwise need to solder and assemble together with lots of wiring, thus saving weight and making a…

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Added by Hugues on July 20, 2016 at 6:58am — 1 Comment

Complete mapping solution with Sony QX1 by Easy Aerial

Hello there, 

Please take a look at our newest Pixhawk based mapping setup with Easy Drone XL Pro and Sony QX1 and an additional FPV camera for live video feedback. 

It takes advantage of a fairly large format imager on this cool Sony camera and gives you the ability to use high quality prime lenses. This rig will stay in the air for…

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Added by Ivan Stamatovski on July 19, 2016 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

SPH Engineering unveils an addition to UgCS family – UgCS Drone Dance Controller

As the popularity and availability of drones increases so do the ideas for applications. One such application is the use of drones for entertainment shows. While flying a pack of drones with synchronized moves in the air is no easy task, it can produce a truly stunning view, especially if the drones are equipped…

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Added by Kristaps Brass on July 19, 2016 at 3:07am — 4 Comments


3D Robotics
First Pixhawk-based drone company to IPO

AgEagle, which makes a Pixhawk-powered plane for agriculture inspection (see above; full video below), is going public on NASDAQ. From sUASNews:…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 18, 2016 at 11:47am — 2 Comments

New Podcast of Interest to Would-Be Drone Entrepreneurs and Operators

The massive Mexican flag flying on the Cuauhtémoc at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (photo: Flitelab)

A new podcast, The WorkNotWork Show, recently launched on iTunes and the …

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Added by Terence C. Gannon on July 18, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Flirtey: Drone Delivery to Homes Will Start in Next Year

Flirtey said its historic drone deliveries to date "have been stepping stones to store-to-home drone delivery." Flirtey is currently in discussions with retailers and food companies about delivery to people's homes, and CEO Matt Sweeny said store-to-home drone deliveries will start sooner than most…

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Added by Steve Crowe on July 18, 2016 at 9:12am — 1 Comment


Developer
ArduPilot flight controller with onboard OSD ( and optional RPI Zero daughter board)

Here is a preview of my current project, a flight controller with onboard OSD targetted mainly at ArduPlane. The Board incorporates an OSD for FPV similar to that in  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybab6q70icI . The OSD video out also…

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Added by Andy Little on July 18, 2016 at 1:14am — 6 Comments


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NorCal Man Becomes First in California to Be Arrested for Flying Drone Into Firefighting Zone

I normally don't like to post extremely short blogs that just link to another article, but I think this has been a long time coming. 

I can't say that I hope for severe charges/fines against the operator (at this time), but I do hope that we only have to put up with one more season of seeing…

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Added by MarioSpeedwagon on July 16, 2016 at 6:05pm — 7 Comments


3D Robotics
Winners of Airbus cargo drone competition announced

Full disclosure: I was one of the judges. Too many great entries -- it was hard to pick a winner. From Popular Science:

Zelator, by Alexey Medvedev of Omsk, Russia, which won first place…

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Added by Chris Anderson on July 15, 2016 at 3:34pm — 33 Comments

SF 11 Laser altimeter, an useful tool for agriculture purpose

Last year I was searching how to fly at safe low altitude to take the higher resolution photos that possible, to identify weeds and insects in crops and trying to know if a laser altimeter can do the task, first I bought a Lidar lite but looks unstable over rought terrain perhaps bad installed or configured and no more support to ask, but, in the…

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Added by Cala on July 15, 2016 at 2:00pm — 8 Comments

Have Multi Rotors Killed the Helicopter?

I think not and am expecting a resurgence of the good old heli.

This article puts forward a lot of good arguments for the helicopter (all be it in baby terms) but do you think there is truth in these claims?

A new Chinese unmanned helicopter might be the industry’s first critical step to a…

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Added by Greg on July 15, 2016 at 5:21am — 12 Comments

Parrot announces drone educational program to promote aerial teaching and research



Hi DIY Drones folks,

We’re excited to announce the launch of …

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Added by Greg Crutsinger on July 14, 2016 at 3:18pm — 6 Comments


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VTOL Anaconda built for Tyler Perry

I built this VTOL Anaconda for Tyler Perry and the new TV Series, DRONED, which will air on July 22 at 6:00pm on the Science Channel.   

This plane was built from a Ready Made RC…

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Added by Bill Piedra on July 14, 2016 at 9:57am — 15 Comments

Marine Litter Mapping

Marine litter is a huge problem with lots of statistics that boggle the mind. Most people will also have heard of the North Pacific Gyre, or rather, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It occupies a relatively stationary area that is twice the…

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Added by Dirk Gorissen on July 13, 2016 at 11:16am — 3 Comments

New Report on Drones in Construction and Inspection

This post first appeared in sUAS News 'The Market'

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We just released a new report titled “The Truth about…

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Added by Colin Snow on July 13, 2016 at 9:05am — No Comments

Pixfalcon and Brotronics PowerTowerRX review for use in a 7 channel plane

Andrew recommended that I look at pixfalcon as a smaller pixhawk for some of my RC planes, so I got one for a bixler 2 build (he did recommend pixracer too, but that one has 6 PWM outputs instead of 8).

Here's my blog post on a bixler2 rebuild with a pixfalcon and Brotronics PowerTowerRX with backup lipo and buzzer:…

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Added by Marc MERLIN on July 12, 2016 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

NextGen Quiet High Endurance Heavy Lift MultiRotor

Hi there friendly people of DIY Drones



I've been using and building drones for a few years now, and general shortcomings, I find are: noise, flight time, payload capacity, waterproof space for sensor and computing additions. These shortcomings of course all have good reasons to be there.



Some of the things I've done in the past are: made a really big rig (2m span) that's capable of…

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Added by Kyle - CrimsonUAV on July 12, 2016 at 4:30pm — 21 Comments

Google Cardboard Head-Up Display for Android

Google Cardboard your Drone!

This is a new Android App for running a Heads Up Display on a SmartPhone using Google Cardboard glasses to hold the smart phone.

I have posted a free version on dropbox…

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Added by Patrick Duffy on July 12, 2016 at 2:26pm — 15 Comments

Silkopter FC

[Updated the PCB/SCH with the latest version:

- added a diode…

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Added by JeanLeFlambeur on July 10, 2016 at 5:00am — 25 Comments

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