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Drone Con 2013 !!!1


All your PIDs are belong to us!…


Added by Joshua Ott on June 3, 2013 at 2:30pm — 40 Comments

Sint Flood in Germany filmed with my APM2 QUAD

In the past 2 days it rained about 100 liters per m² so valley that was dry over hundred of years was floodet.

I Took my APM2 Wood H-Frame Quad and a GoPro3 Black Edition and take some Videos from Above.

So i hope you enjoy watching my Video.

Added by kitegruppe on June 3, 2013 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Demonstration of ArduCopter Autonomous Flight Capabilities

Hi all,

I've made two videos showing the ArduCopter Auto (and RTL in second video) capabilities of ArduCopter.

The first video is a flight with 5 waypoints at varying altitudes and includes AutoLand.

I only did not include Auto Takeoff in these videos but can confirm that also works well. There was limited takeoff space so I took…


Added by Stefan78 on June 3, 2013 at 3:30am — 16 Comments

TBS Discovery Build + Android droidplanner

Yesterday i got my Team Black Sheep (TBM) Discovery top and bottom plate. Today i started working on te "rebuild".

As for the TBM there are no cleare APM 2.0 mounting hole's so i had to make some. But first the result!

I wanted a clean look,…


Added by Imko van Beckhoven on June 3, 2013 at 12:39am — 23 Comments

APM supports conservation researchers around the globe

ResearchDrones Training in Congo

Training Cambodian researcher and wildlife workers near Pu Trom

We have been busy developing and building ArduPilot Mega based UAV's for conservation and economical research the last couple of months together with our friends from

The goal is to provide an easy to use, durable, field fixable and affordable solution that can be operated in nearly any environment. Currently our UAV has been…


Added by Simon Wunderlin on June 2, 2013 at 11:30pm — 13 Comments

Thirty Days (#23): New Product Preview

Chad Amonn, one of our mechanical engineers, has been busy designing some new products. He created this package to hold…


Added by Joshua Ott on June 2, 2013 at 11:00pm — 41 Comments

Flir FPV with Hexacopter


We were trying to find ways to secure (or at least patrol) a crime infested green belt in our area when one of the guys mentioned that it would be great to have a thermal camera on a helicopter to be able to spot these guys and perform some sort of aerial support for the guys on the ground.

Now, being involved in helis…


Added by Wesley Versfeld on June 2, 2013 at 10:00am — 15 Comments

Active cooled brushless gimbal


Added by Jack Crossfire on June 2, 2013 at 2:52am — 4 Comments

3D Robotics
"Storm drones" to chase tornadoes in Oklahoma (someday)

From CBS news

Oklahoma State University researchers are designing and building sleek, Kevlar-reinforced unmanned aircraft — or drones — to fly directly into the nation's worst storms and send back real-time…


Added by Chris Anderson on June 1, 2013 at 9:00pm — 10 Comments

DJI Phantom FPV Conversion

Hi ppl !


You may want to know if the DJI Phantom is suitable for FPV.

A french guy wrote a tutorial here :


This is a short summary of the modifications :

- Replaced stock radio transmitter with a 8 Ch receiver Graupner GR-16

- Drilled a hole and placed the video tx inside the phantom's…


Added by Gamani on June 1, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

First flight of BOD the first RTF drone developed by Virtualrobotix IT


This is the video of first fly test



Added by Roberto Navoni on June 1, 2013 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

GPS Locator and UAV Rescue

So I've been toying with a number of devices that will act as a great low cost GPS Tracker that I could place on any UAV.  The key points for me were that it was lightweight, battery independent of the UAV, robust enough to survive a hard landing [read crash] and give you the location when you wanted…


Added by David Anders on June 1, 2013 at 1:34am — 29 Comments

Thirty Days (#22): Instructables Drone Contest

Our friends at Instructables have announced a contest looking for the best…


Added by Joshua Ott on May 31, 2013 at 9:00pm — 8 Comments

The Drones are coming ... to a stage near you


Evoking an alternative version of the ancient Greek myth, I-CARE-US is a new interactive digital performance that anticipates a not-so-distant future, where Unmanned Aerial Vehicles will be part of our domestic air space.

Delivering medicine, pizzas or newspapers, as contemporary versions of…


Added by Fernando Nabais on May 31, 2013 at 3:16pm — 1 Comment

Augmented reality display of air traffic for amateur drones

I made a video showing how I used a $20 ADS-B receiver to overlay air traffic on FPV video from my drone--in a web browser.  The blog post, "Augmented reality display of air traffic for amateur drones" has more details, including instructions…


Added by John Wiseman on May 31, 2013 at 10:53am — 17 Comments

Announcing the Los Angeles and OC Drone User Group

Calling all drone lovers in the Los Angeles and Orange County area! We are excited to announce the formation of the Los Angeles and Orange County Drone User Group (LA-OC DUG). LA-OC DUG welcomes both total newbies and…


Added by Timothy Reuter on May 31, 2013 at 6:53am — 3 Comments

Robo Raven looks so real that a hawk attacks it mid flight!

This video demonstrates a new robotic bird, "Robo Raven," whose wings flap completely independently of each other, and also can be programmed to perform any desired motion, enabling the bird to perform aerobatic maneuvers. This is the first time a robotic…


Added by Joshua Johnson on May 31, 2013 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Introducing the Flight Controller Board for Turnigy 9x (and clones)

Being sick about changing the flight modes of APM 2.5 on my Turnigy 9x via rotary pot (which is actually not really practicable), I searched for alternatives to switch.

What are the possibilities ?

1. Buying a rotary Switch for the 9x with presoldered Resistors - 30$ - No Way

2. Buying the…


Added by Patrick Matschiner on May 31, 2013 at 12:00am — 12 Comments

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