I would like to present 2 new functionality implemented in the PitLab FPV System to increase safety and performance of long range FPV flight.We call it wind assistant and thermal assistant.
The Wind Assistant is used to measure wind speed and direction at current altitude,…Continue
Added by Pitlab on July 23, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments
From a press release:
Within the natural gas industry, gas leak detection is one of the crucial tasks in order to operate safely and economically. The high demand for an easy and cost-efficient method to address this issue led Pergam to the development of the Laser Methane Copter (LMC).…
In the spirit of DIY Drones, here's a short clip of two HooperFly flying robots flying a tandem autonomous mission lift-off to landing. One is a hexacopter and the other a quadcopter, each outfitted with a…Continue
Added by earthpatrol on July 23, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments
Our Kickstarter campaign will launch in August 2015 and we would greatly appreciate your support. In this campaign we will be raising funds for two of our current products. The first product is the Kahone…Continue
The University of Michigan made a city to test Rovers. If anyone is going to drive an ArduPilot powered rover there LET ME KNOW! :-)…Continue
Northern Colorado Search and Rescue is using modern technology to help save lives.
"This program will contribute to our long term stability through our ability to conduct search and rescue missions, assist with documentation of accidents and crime scenes, conduct damage assessments after major disasters, assist wild land fire crews with fire surveillance and mission planning, documentation of structural fire scenes for training purposes, and any other need of local…Continue
Added by NOCO Search and Rescue on July 21, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Three new demo datasets from Mexico are available to view in Sputnik GIS.
Three areas in Sinaloa, Mexico where captured with GeoScan drones during demonstration flights:
To view datasets please download…Continue
Added by Dmitry Rykovanov on July 20, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments
SmartAP Autopilot is getting its own Ground Control Station, it's called SmartAP GCS. This software package includes mission planning interface and built-in configuration tool.
The general features are:
Flexible and user-friendly…
Added by Kirill on July 20, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments
This video shows an ODROID U-3 single-board computer running a Python program that talks to a an AcroNaze32 flight controller (FC) over USB. The Python program uses MSPPG, our Multiwii Serial Protocol Parser Generator library, to serialize up/down/up/down MSP_SET_RAW_RC messages to the FC. By polling the incoming R/C receiver channels…Continue
It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 69,000!!!!
There were approximately 1.4 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 47,000 page views a day on average). It took us just 30 days to add…Continue
This is onboard video of the first FAA-approved drone delivery trial. Actual package dropping starts at 2:35.
The app is called Tynker and it works with the Parrot Rolling Spider drones:
This is a quick start guide to…
Every few years, someone creates another smartphone-based autopilot (I did my first back in 2007!). And because smartphones get better each year, so do the smartphone autopilots. They haven't yet been as good as dedicated autopilots (which increasingly use the same…Continue
Imagine you’re a farmer trying to grow a crop under drought conditions. Up-to-the-minute data on soil moisture can help you to decide where and when to…
The Wall Street Journal reports on Flirtey's FAA-approved drone delivery trial (Pixhawk-powered hexacopter):
We are currently working on a DGPS solution for UAVs to improve precision up to centimeter levels. Our architecture is the following, we use two Ublox GPS with raw data activated, one for the base station, the other one for the rover. The rover GPS is connected to the Intel Edison breakout board that also receives the base station GPS signal through a telemetry (for the moment, we are also focusing on a 2G/3G/4G solution that would remove all range problems). Then, the Intel Edison runs the…Continue