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…Continue
The 3.2.3 release is a minor update to 3.2.2 with 3…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Inspired by Forrest Frantz with his multicopter building techniques using glue only, no screws (see here) , helped…Continue
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…
Follow this link to find out everything that is new and great in the Rover 2.48 release!…Continue
Big kudos to Duran and team from the small picturesque tourist town of Knysna
Magic place to setup a drone company
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Numerical Simulation of Von Karman Street generated by a strut
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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. …Continue
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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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.
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…Continue
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…
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…Continue