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APM 2.6 - TBS Discovery Build

Hello everyone,

I am super excited to be back on the board and ready to play with my new incoming APM! I have had some experience with the DJI Naza but I always felt that I was missing out on something. So here I am today about to begin my build.  

Here's the…


Added by Michael on July 12, 2013 at 9:15pm — 65 Comments

DIY Drones blog posts – March 2013


(Similar, previous blog posts: January 2013; February 2013.)

You may be interested in…


Added by John Githens on July 12, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

3D Robotics
Peter Singer at Drone U: Drones won't seem "alien" long

Slate posts a podcast of the first lecture at the new Drone U, "a public…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 12, 2013 at 1:39pm — 2 Comments


You naughty see a nice pair of legs, and the first thing you think about is what's between them.…


Added by Euan Ramsay on July 12, 2013 at 1:23pm — 5 Comments

Electro-permanent magnets for quadcopters

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on July 12, 2013 at 10:33am — 16 Comments

[Update] DroidPlanner v0.9.1

The new app (v0.9.1) is on Google Play. One nice new feature is the Record-Me.

The update

The new version has the following updates ( v0.9.1 over…


Added by Arthur Benemann on July 11, 2013 at 9:11pm — 24 Comments

3D Robotics
"D is for Drone"

Here's a preview of the "D" page of Adafruit's next Maker coloring book (current one here).  Thanks …


Added by Chris Anderson on July 11, 2013 at 9:03pm — 2 Comments

After 33 Years, Team Wins Human-Powered Flight Contest

The winners of the Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition will take home $250,000 and some serious bragging rights.…

Added by elad orbach on July 11, 2013 at 8:38pm — 1 Comment

DIY Drones at 41,000 Members!

It's customary and a tradition that we celebrate every new 1,000 members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 41,000!!!!

There were 1.5 million page views in the last month! (we get around 50,000 pageviews a day on average). It took us just 23 days to get this latest 1,000…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on July 11, 2013 at 5:59pm — 2 Comments

ArduPilot with 6S batteries and RVOSD current sensor


I am planning to use the RVOSD current sensor to measure the voltage and current of my system. Everybody knows that the power module from ardupilot is not compatible with 6s batteries. What I feel sorry. So i am interested to use the current sensor from a rvosd because is a really…


Added by Arnaldo Santos on July 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

PX4 on High Altitude Balloon


Added by Earl on July 11, 2013 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

Deadly RC Helicopter Accident in Switzerland

As reported by

A 41 year old male was found with heavy injuries to head and arms by a walker in Mauensee Luzern Switzerland. The…


Added by Andreas on July 11, 2013 at 10:00am — 56 Comments

T3 Season 2, The Model

Its T3 time again but first I have started tagging people that have entered T3 in the past on their member icons its a very small recognition for their valuable contributions which have driven APM forward faster than it might have without the competition. They have not only put their…


Added by Gary Mortimer on July 11, 2013 at 4:30am — 196 Comments

Arduino Autopilot for Boeing 737

Well, for a simulated 737 at least.  via Hackaday:

[Andrea] didn’t want to dig around with the clunky point-and-click interface in FSX, so he created a virtual autopilot with a 2×16 LCD display and an Arduino to interact and set the most common…


Added by Mark Harrison on July 10, 2013 at 9:03pm — 4 Comments

World's First Drone Paint Roller

Ok, it is not a paint roller. That is just what I thought when I first saw this. Personally, I find the concept interesting, and I can think of some unique uses, including as a remote control paint roller.

But, seriously, I wonder how much flight times might be improved if a "mission" was mostly rolled around on the ground, with only short hops over obstacles? I may have to contact my friend at BG and see if they could send me an evaluation model for…


Added by HeliStorm on July 10, 2013 at 5:02pm — 5 Comments

Flone, the flying phone


We are developing Flone: a interface that allows smartphones to fly.

Right now we are starting with the project, so first we design the airframe, it's a H quadcopter with space for electronics and free field of view for the camera of smartphone.

We would like to keep the design "mini" and easy to build.



Added by lot on July 10, 2013 at 4:00pm — 10 Comments

The Phantom Has Competition Now $496.99 RTF

Key Features

  • SAFE™ technology provides three flight modes with the flip of a switch
  • Smart Mode with GPS/altitude hold, stick relativity and the innovative SAFE circle
  • Stability Mode with flight envelope protection and GPS hold
  • Agility Mode for aerobatics and…

Added by AKRCGUY on July 10, 2013 at 3:34pm — 6 Comments

serveball, trowable camera

Looks like a very interesting technology to use on a uav.

We've invented the world's first intelligent throwable camera, a ball capable of stabilized, full spherical 360° photography and video capture. Today, as this fledgling space begins to take flight, we're engineering state-of-the-art…


Added by Steven on July 10, 2013 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

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