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Introduction to Sparky the FarmDogg

Hello DIY Drones community!

I am Melissa Brandao, creator of the FarmDogg and Founder/CEO of Rogue Rovers. We're based in Southern Oregon in the amazing Rogue Valley. This is really new for me, but I am really happy to be a part of this DIY drone community. Sharing is exciting and scary all at the same time but, I got some encouraging words from one of the most amazing individuals in tech today--Chris Anderson of 3D so here we go!!…


Added by Melissa Brandao on May 14, 2015 at 11:30am — 13 Comments

Ascent AeroSystems "Sprite" - Available Friday on Kickstarter

At long last, Ascent AeroSystems is pleased to announce that “Sprite” will be available for pre-order on …


Added by Ascent AeroSystems on May 14, 2015 at 5:00am — 30 Comments

New Drone Show on the block

This time coming out of the UK from EpicTV makers of online extreme sports video content and drone re seller. Nice show, I appreciate the humour.

Blast this embedding! It does not work the video is here…


Added by Gary Mortimer on May 14, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments

SMARTPLANE Drone Plane with Application and Hardware Platform

We are happy to announce you the launch of our Smartplane drone campaign on kickstarter.

Smartplane is a…


Added by PIRIYEV AERO on May 13, 2015 at 11:30am — 38 Comments

Drones in the Classroom

Anyone in the field of technology would agree that the most daunting task is keeping pace with the changes that occur almost…


Added by Brian Anderson on May 13, 2015 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Event 38 Mission Planning & Mapping Workflow Updates

For anyone using Mission Planner as a ground control station, check out these additions we've made to streamline MP to our workflow. We typically run mapping missions on fixed wing aircraft at Event 38, so these are tailored to that use, but some of our features are more general…


Added by Jeff Taylor on May 13, 2015 at 8:51am — 20 Comments

Survmatic Australia Nullarbor Ortho Quad

We are an Aussie based start up with a 20 year history in traditional aerial survey with both helicopter and fixed wing platforms. We are also a CASA licensed UAV operation with our own custom made products.

We would like to introduce our mapping quad called the Nullarbor…


Added by Survmatic on May 12, 2015 at 10:23pm — 16 Comments

Introducing the Lily Camera

Lily is the world's first throw-and-shoot camera. It lets anyone create cinematic footage previously reserved for professional filmmakers.

Lily is waterproof, ultra-portable, and shoots stunning HD pictures and videos.

Pre-order now at…


Added by Marco Robustini on May 12, 2015 at 2:00pm — 42 Comments

Improving the RV-Jet Airframe

If anybody out there is using an RV-Jet airframe and finding that you have some serious wing loading problems because you're simply carrying to much weight on board, take a look at my newest blog post on one possible solution you might be able to use.…


Added by Richard Burd on May 12, 2015 at 9:00am — 14 Comments

3D Robotics
APM + Ubuntu + ROS = Elre Copter

Great to see the progress of the Erle Robotics team, who have ported the APM code to Ubuntu and interfaced with ROS to make a great research platform. From the …


Added by Chris Anderson on May 11, 2015 at 8:58pm — 4 Comments

FAA picks Mississippi State to lead unmanned aircraft center

FAA Picks...

On one hand this could be a good thing in some respects but is anyone else concerned for the open source entrepreneurial community by this announcement?…


Added by Steve Pennsky on May 11, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

3D Robotics
Drones banned on Arctic and Antarctic cruises

From Maritime Executive, via sUAS News:

This week two major…


Added by Chris Anderson on May 11, 2015 at 11:02am — 8 Comments

Mapping parts of the biggest lava field for the last 200 years in Iceland

Hello all

In middle of March we went to map the newly formed lava in Holuhraun Iceland, the biggest lava flow in Iceland for the last 200 years with a size of about 80 km^2 (same size as Reykjavík the capital city of Iceland). The eruption did get some media attention, for example Good Morning America had a live broadcast from the eruption and…


Added by Tryggvi Stefánsson on May 11, 2015 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

AirbotServices' style Ardurovergasmistic gaming !


Let us present AirbotServices' style Ardurovergasmistic week-end gaming - lvl 1. It is mandatory to pump the volume up when watching this video.

This all-terrain monster consists in a Pixhawk controller running latest Ardurover code installed in a 6…


Added by Hugues on May 11, 2015 at 10:27am — 20 Comments

Robotshop offers UgCS with autopilot


We have some great news for those of you about to purchase autopilots. 

In cooperation with (and you can now acquire autopilots bundled together with UgCS.

If you are about to get a Pixhawk or an APM autopilot with GPS, you can get the UgCS ONE license…


Added by Janis Kuze on May 11, 2015 at 6:30am — 14 Comments

Mapping fire fuel load with a drone

A collaborative research project between the University of Adelaide's Unmanned Research Aircraft Facility and South Australia's Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources, and with support from ForestrySA. Aerial images collected by a 3DR Iris+…


Added by lianpinkoh on May 10, 2015 at 10:12pm — 6 Comments

3D Robotics
"Is Hong Kong a Wild Frontier for Drones?"

From the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong's biggest newspaper:

One recent weekend, I was lounging in a Hung Hom hotel's…


Added by Chris Anderson on May 10, 2015 at 8:36pm — 5 Comments

How to configure a flight mode to apply automatic inputs during flight?

I'm trying to apply automatic inputs at the elevator and aileron during the flight, for which I have configured the CRUISE mode. These inputs are of a specific pattern i.e., doublet(combination of an up pulse and down pulse). 

I have made changes in the code (Arduplane.ino file) as follow

switch (effective_mode)


case AUTO:





Added by anis jamil on May 10, 2015 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

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