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An AutoPilot in the Clouds - part 2

In part 2 of this blog, I take closer look at the communication protocol, range guard and state machine of the autopilot. As with part 1, this blog post is for those who think developing drone software is interesting and would like to…


Added by Jesper Andersen on September 12, 2014 at 5:05am — 3 Comments

APM:Plane 3.1.1 released

The ardupilot development team is proud to announce the release of version 3.1.1 of APM:Plane. This is primarily a bugfix release with a small number of new features.

The main bug fixed in this release is a bug that could affect saving parameters and mission items in the FRAM/eeprom storage of…


Added by Andrew Tridgell on September 11, 2014 at 6:55pm — 14 Comments

FireFLY6 + Pixhawk + APM = Awesome Autonomy

APM addicts will be happy to hear that we've been working hard to integrate the Pixhawk as a hover controller for the FireFLY6.  Our testing is now coming to a close and we expect to soon list the Pixhawk running APM:Copter as a confirmed hover…


Added by BirdsEyeView Aerobotics on September 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — 13 Comments

3D Robotics
Recent Solar Flare

This CME has the potential to trigger significant geomagnetic activity when it reaches Earth's magnetic field during the mid-to-late hours of Sept. 12th. NOAA forecasters estimate an almost-80% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on Sept. 12-13.

May want to watch that HDOP this…


Added by John C. on September 11, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

3D Robotics
3DR announces partnership with Intel on Edison for Linux-based companion for Pixhawk

From the 3DR blog:

On Tuesday, 3D Robotics announced that we’ve partnered with Intel in the development of …


Added by Chris Anderson on September 11, 2014 at 12:18pm — 34 Comments

MultiWii Portal @ social media

As from now, you can follow the MultiWii Portal website on Facebook & Twitter.

All new multirotors, drones, airplaines or helis that you and others add to our RC aircraft repository are automatically posted to our Facebook or Twitter page.

Check it out!…


Added by Wipo on September 11, 2014 at 11:04am — No Comments

FLIR Lepton compact thermal imager camera core

The FLIR Lepton thermal imaging camera core is now available in small quantities for $257 each at GroupGets.  We created a development breakout board for rapid prototyping that is available…


Added by Ronald Justin on September 11, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Quadrotor indoor position control

This large video is about the project that Murray and me have being doing in the MAST Lab. It's about doing automatic position control and trajectory tracking of a micro unmanned aerial vehicle, being more specific is our 3D printed quadrotor platform,…


Added by Aldo Vargas on September 11, 2014 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

Vulture 2 spaceplane hardware-in-the-loop simulation

Linus Penzlien has been working on a hardware-in-the-loop simulation for our Vulture 2 spaceplane, using an X-Plane…


Added by Lester Haines on September 11, 2014 at 7:03am — 3 Comments

Etosha National Park, Namibia, adds more to its Anti-Poaching UAV Arsonal.

After after almost 9 months of application of the SurVoyeur MKII UAV system in the Etosha National Park here in Namibia, The Park and Ministry have added further to their capabilities. Two more Pilots have also completed there training this week, each on both the…


Added by Gisela & Joe Noci on September 11, 2014 at 7:00am — 17 Comments

Inflatable UAV

And it will land on water…


Added by X-Winder on September 11, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

3D Robotics
Indiegogo campaign for safety device to support redundant Pixhawks/APMs

The AP Manager looks great! I've backed it. 

Improve your flight-safety by adding redundancy with the intelligent bridge between two independent running autopilots in your RC-model…

Added by Chris Anderson on September 10, 2014 at 8:00pm — 18 Comments

My pneumatic launcher


I show you my pneumatic launcher for my skywalker X8.

Why a pneumatic launcher ? Because I think it's a funniest idea than a bungee launcher et technically more interesting.

It's works like the mini uav launcher system.

Air tank -> QEV -> air cylinder -> pulley -> trolley -> airplane

A 12V pump pressure the air tank with a…

Added by ced siou on September 10, 2014 at 12:00pm — 11 Comments

Custom built APM mini quad.

Just want to share my scratch built FPV quad made with my new CNC machine :) Called "the butterfly" name picked by my Fiance 

This was my first CNC project I gave myself.. It has been a great learning experience learning all the different techniques required to design, and translate that design…


Added by Nick on September 10, 2014 at 11:30am — 20 Comments

IMPORTANT: FAA Notice of Proposed Rule Making


Added by Pedals2Paddles on September 10, 2014 at 11:00am — 11 Comments

My Latest project – Quality but budget Quadcopter for FPV.

I would like to share my latest project with you guys, Above is a Short video montage I made.



Added by luke cooke on September 10, 2014 at 6:53am — 7 Comments

Lost Developer Edition Iris on ebay...

There is currently an auction for a dev edition Iris that showed up on someones property.

Anyone in the San Mateo, CA area missing a bird?…


Added by Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz on September 9, 2014 at 11:00pm — 18 Comments

Beer drones are back, this time with Google Glass

CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. -- We still don't have hoverboards or flying cars, but in the glorious future we live in today, we do have flying robots that…


Added by Roberto Navoni on September 9, 2014 at 10:00pm — 7 Comments

SimonK ESC with upgrade port

This SimonK ESC built in upgrade port make you configure and upgrade firmware easier.

Added by Ralph Wu on September 9, 2014 at 9:54pm — 5 Comments

3D Robotics
3DR Launches IRIS+

We’re thrilled to announce the official release of IRIS+, which will ship next week. The news debuted yesterday on Gizmodo; you can read their great writeup here (or…

Added by Roger Sollenberger on September 9, 2014 at 7:00am — 40 Comments

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