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Arducopter problems in flight modes using GPS

I'm having some strange problems with my hexacopter. The aircraft flies well in stabilise and alt hold but as soon as I switch to loiter or auto it flies off in a random direction whilst increasing pitch. It will eventually be almost vertical before I recover in stabilise…

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Added by Mark Williams on October 27, 2014 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

Eight industries that want to fly drones

Find out how these businesses are expecting to be able to use commercial drones:

Film Industry

Energy

Real…

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Added by X-Winder on October 27, 2014 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Hydrofoil Arduboat project Inspiration

I have allways been a fan of hydrofoils, even when I began to learn how to kite surf I quickly sought out the Cabrinha ,  With all of the water around here I am exploring what to make and stumbled on this project out of Portsmouth, NH. …

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Added by F. C. Bearsch "Tearig" on October 26, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

3D printer + TradHeli + PX4

At last, I have something to share with you all. Some details as to how I mount my autopilot boards to my helis. Mounting these boards on helis has been a touchy subject, but so far I have had pretty decent luck. I am yet to experience 'the leans' with this method - the unpredictable variation of AHRS estimate caused by vibration. This also gives me a chance to show off my hand modeling skills ;)…

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Added by Jolyon Saunders on October 26, 2014 at 3:05am — 8 Comments


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Using drones for archeological scanning

3D model of the planned colonial town of Mawchu Llacta in highland Peru, reconstructed from 241 aerial photos.

From NBC

Maybe all Indiana Jones needed was a good hat and a whip, but if he'd seen what…

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Added by Chris Anderson on October 25, 2014 at 10:53pm — 6 Comments

The Friday Experiment

OK...this image above is boring... If you don't feel to read now, just go further down and watch videos. I hope that will bring you back at my story here. Enjoy...

In the research world, the Friday experiment is what researchers often do at the end of a hard working week. Basically, they give a…

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Added by Mario on October 25, 2014 at 7:16pm — 3 Comments

3D Print a Graphene Battery into a quad frame ???



Husband And Wife Team Unveil The World's First 3D-Printed Graphene Battery



A company founded by a married…

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Added by Paul on October 25, 2014 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Flying Wing for Search and Rescue

Flying Wing for Search and Rescue

Hey Guys,

I've been working on designing a flying wing UAV since 2 months now. Human search and rescue using an autonomous drone is the prime objective of this project.

First Prototype.

One of the major aim of our project is to show how a visual human detection system that uses images from a normal camera can be implemented in software. The system would fit into the larger context of disaster…

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Added by Karan Chawla on October 25, 2014 at 5:30am — 21 Comments

Conservation Drones Recycling Bin

Recycle drone

ConservationDrones.org has benefited tremendously from the generous support of many groups. We are launching a new initiative to pay this forward.

If you have 'preloved' drone equipment in working order that are just lying around gathering dust and rust, why not donate them to needy users, especially student groups, around the world who might be struggling to build their first  drone for…

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Added by lianpinkoh on October 24, 2014 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments


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Testing a small thermal imaging camera (Version 2) for UAVs

This is some footage shot with the second version of the thermal imaging camera which I tested earlier on (http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/testing-a-small-thermal-imaging-camera).

The second version of…

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Added by Felix Meissner on October 24, 2014 at 3:20pm — 11 Comments

Clemson through the Eyes of a Red Epic and Scalett

Clemson University / www.OspreyHD.com from Lee Dashiell | Osprey Production on Vimeo.

Not to long ago my father who is not what I would describe as technology savvy forwarded me a email that he had received from Clemson University we we both had attended…

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Added by F. C. Bearsch "Tearig" on October 24, 2014 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

An Autopilot in the clouds - part 4

This article is part four in a series, describing some of the inner workings of an autopilot system - even though the description is specific for this particular system, a lot of principles are generic and can be used to describe a…

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Added by Jesper Andersen on October 24, 2014 at 1:58am — No Comments


3D Robotics
Food Fight: In Syria, Drones with a New Mission

Cross-posted from the 3DR blog.

This past March, Mark Jacobsen (pictured above holding an Ed Ansley Peace Drone prototype), a PhD candidate in Political Science at…

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Added by Roger Sollenberger on October 23, 2014 at 6:39pm — 29 Comments

WARNING :FTDI Drivers Are Killing Fake Chips(windows update)

I was reading back through the posts on Hackaday.com today and discovered this article.

From the page:

The FTDI FT232 chip is found in thousands of electronic baubles, from Arduinos to test equipment, and more than a few bits of…

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Added by Dez Socks on October 23, 2014 at 5:00pm — 48 Comments

Tecscorp announces two online courses on Drones

On Oct 10th,   Tecscorp™ and FIA Foundation announced that they have teamed up to offer the firsts two Online course on design, development and deploy of Drones, that students can earn exclusively through the  Online Course delivery format and and completely in Spanish.

 “The…

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Added by Ronald Messino on October 23, 2014 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments


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New VR Gimbal 4 is coming New Hardware design and a lot of new feature: STM32F4, Nuttx , SD Card , Mavlink support , imu and potentiometer managment.

Dear Friend ,

after a lot of month to work and 1 year of experience on VR Gimbal firmware now we are at release 1.20 I'm very happy to present a new revision of product. 

VR micro Gimbal 4.0

In the video you can see the early preview of new product . VR micro Gimbal 4 derived from Brain 5 platform , it's based on Nuttx 7 O.S. support SD card for real…

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Added by Roberto Navoni on October 23, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Professional dual frequency RC TX

CAM Costruzioni Aero Meccaniche, an Italian firm devoted to the development of innovative products for the next generation of RPAS is proud to introduce a professional radio control system for high end multirotors. CAM is a member of Zefiro Innovazione Srl, an industrial cluster based on Tassignano airport near the…

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Added by Luca Mariotti on October 23, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

A policy initiative on opening the market for remotely piloted aircraft systems Questionnaire

European Union is doing a questionnaire about the use of "drones".

More information here: http://ec.europa.eu/transport/modes/air/consultations/2014-civil-drones_en.htm

Consultation period: 14/08/2014 – 24/10/2014 - END…

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Added by Rui Costa on October 23, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

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