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Electric Quadcopter world record 3 hours 43 minutes

This is an electric Quadcopter powered buy fuel cell technology innovated by The Canadian "Energyor".

It got an amazing power …


Added by Amit on June 26, 2015 at 1:00pm — 20 Comments

3D Robotics
Precise indoor positioning with ultrawideband

Right now, for precise indoor positioning you typically need an expensive optical motion capture rig like a Vicon. This Kickstarter project promises…


Added by Chris Anderson on June 26, 2015 at 8:00am — 11 Comments

MIT: "Disruptive" New manufacturing approach slices lithium-ion battery cost in half

Another Lithium-Ion battery tech story...

An advanced manufacturing approach for lithium-ion batteries, developed by researchers at MIT and at a spinoff company called 24M, promises to significantly slash the cost of the most widely used type of rechargeable batteries while also improving their performance and making them easier to recycle.…


Added by Felixrising on June 25, 2015 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

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More News About the Solo Gimbal!

Reposting from the 3DR blog -

Hello from China! Well, I’m writing this from an office in Palo Alto, but the news comes from the team in the factory in Guangzhou.

The gimbal is making good progress, with our production crew…


Added by Jeevan Kalanithi on June 25, 2015 at 1:55pm — 30 Comments

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Google Street View goes vertical

An unannounced addition to Google Street View suggests that drone imagery could fit in nicely. From the Google Earth Blog:

Google are constantly looking for new places to…


Added by Chris Anderson on June 25, 2015 at 3:22am — 3 Comments

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First FAA-approved drone delivery trials (Pixhawk-powered!)

Congratulations to Flirtey, whose Pixhawk-powered copter has been approved by the FAA for the first US drone deliver trials. From …


Added by Chris Anderson on June 25, 2015 at 2:41am — 13 Comments

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The DIY Drones Monthly Newsletter

You may have noticed there’s a new section on the DIYD home page — just up the page from this very post, on the right side of your screen. It’s an entry form to subscribe to the new DIY Drones Monthly Newsletter.

The newsletter will celebrate the best and most popular threads and…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on June 24, 2015 at 11:45am — 4 Comments

The Life of a Drone

I would like to share a simple story with you.

I´m a drone lover and I was missing a shirt that could sum my daily life with my drone, so I did a shirt with my wife that represents the life of a drone. I´m 100 % sure you will understand this. Don´t you?

How do you see yourself in…


Added by Miguel on June 24, 2015 at 1:00am — 14 Comments

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Tandem Heli flies autonomously with Pixhawk

Uses two Align Trex 800s, back to back, with Pixhawk controlling everything. 

Added by Chris Anderson on June 23, 2015 at 2:28pm — 18 Comments

3D Robotics
This Week: FAA promises drone laws next year; new world record for longest flight; the “abortion drone”; spread the word—this is a fake video

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Question of the week

The big news this week came out of Congress: The FAA testified that drone regulations “will be in place within a year.” This means that,…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on June 23, 2015 at 1:55pm — 2 Comments

Spanish company Alpha Unmanned Systems, SL takes off in Israel


Madrid-based Alpha Unmanned Systems, SL is pleased to announce that the Volcani Center of Israel has acquired two of its Sniper Helicopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for use in agricultural research.…


Added by Alejandra Parada on June 23, 2015 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

VirtualRobotix lands in France, the SPARK 350 and VR Brain 5.2 PRO gets the type certificate (From Quadricottero News)


To our knowledge the first Italian "drone" for professional use in the range below 25 Kg. In obtaining the type certificate of the DGAC, the SPARK of developed by Italian…


Added by Roberto Navoni on June 22, 2015 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Msc Development and experimentation in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Spain

Hello all! 

  I´m happy to announce the new edition of the Msc program in development and experimentation in Unmanned Aerial System: …


Added by Jesus on June 22, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Wired magazine story about Flytrex Sky, the 'world's first' personal delivery drone - FYI

According to Wired, the world's first cloud-connected delivery drone has launched.  The Flytrex Sky ( is a high-end commercial drone which comes complete with a 'loading bay' for small items such as drinks or light packages. But more importantly it also has 3G…


Added by Lloyd Trufelman on June 22, 2015 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

Insane 11,000 Wh/kg Lithium battery!? Check out thees upcoming battery technologies

So you thought Lithium Polymer battery was good with its 150 Wh/Kg?

Well, there's a new battery on the scene which boasts 11,000 Wh/Kg! Lithium - Air!

Polypos has only gone and done the impossible!

Can you imagine 11,000 Wh/Kg?

Let me put that…


Added by James Wright on June 20, 2015 at 7:00pm — 29 Comments

3D Robotics
Mobile mapping with Solo, GoPro, Tower, and the Agribotix Field Extractor

There has been a lot of interest in autonomous mission planning and mapping using Solo since release.

Good news: mission planning with Solo is…


Added by Daniel McKinnon on June 20, 2015 at 12:36pm — 16 Comments

MultiSpek family growing quickly

MultiSpek systems are now flying on a range of platforms throughout the world.  From California to Florida, Hungary, Greece, and Brazil, we are seeing huge strides being made in MultiSpek commercial drone applications.  Since a good number of DIYDRONES users are part of the MultiSpek family we thought we would provide a quick…


Added by MultiSpek on June 20, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Endurance milestone for fixed wing

Endurance milestone for fixed wing

After some more optimization on the power train and some help from Xoar to test some custom made propellers for our Raptor E1 we have now achieved a new endurance milestone of 3hours 20 minutes with 700gr of useful…


Added by RaptorUAS MD on June 20, 2015 at 10:43am — 11 Comments

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