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3DR X8+ Follow Me Demo | Air Footage |

We've done a few autonomous and follow me videos but none of them showed footage from the air and we received a few requests to see how stable the aerial footage was in "Follow Me" mode.  Here is the video-

Added by AKRCGUY on April 14, 2015 at 9:41pm — 2 Comments

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A glimpse of the scene at the 3DR booth at NAB

The crowds for one of the demos of the new LIDAR/Optical flow position hold. Works great and SO much better than sonar, since it can handle any surface, indoors and out. The same tech can be used for precision landing on designated markers.

You get a prize if you can beat our team at ping…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 14, 2015 at 8:00pm — 19 Comments

FAA approves massive round of UAS exemptions

The Aeryon Skyranger was one of many mulitrotor UAV platforms included in the FAA's recent round of exemptions for commercial UAS use. Photo: AERYON

From UAS Magazine



Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 14, 2015 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Autonomous UAV Clustering Network

This is a quick overview of my masters research work that you might find interesting. I've been posting in the drones-discuss developer mailing list and a couple of people suggested I make a post over here for everyone to see. The associated paper is titled "Relief and Emergency Communication…


Added by Paul Bupe on April 14, 2015 at 1:23pm — 13 Comments

Chimpanzee knock off a drone with a stick

Added by Bertrand Duchiron on April 14, 2015 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments


Good afternoon.

I would like to show you a project we are working on.

We've started it a half and a year ago.

We just want to share a video shoot of us with it in our ski trip.

We needed a compact and fast drone which could work at a high altitude in low temperatures. Fully automatic, for easy…


Added by Ivan Tolchinsky on April 14, 2015 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Comparing Phantom 3 vs. Solo Drone

Full article here: Comparing the DJI Phantom 3 to the 3DR Solo

Looked at: design, flight time, transmitter, camera, price, use, development, and the launch…


Added by drnes on April 14, 2015 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

RPFlightSystems, Inc Announcing Partnership for Extreme Endurance sUAS

Announcing our new partnership with RPFlightSystem, Inc.  I am the new CTO for RPFlightSystems, Inc and I am bringing my work with GaAS solar cells from Alta Devices to provide a production solar plane under 5kg with the Vigilant UAS.…


Added by Toby Lankford on April 14, 2015 at 6:32am — 2 Comments

PenguCopter team wins RobotChallenge Airrace in Vienna

Last weekend our team from Robotik AG Ilmenau won the RobotChallenge AirRace in Vienna, sharing the winner's podium with team "Sirin" from russia.

Both teams could complete 24 rounds in 10 minutes!

Our UAV is based on the …


Added by Tobias Simon on April 14, 2015 at 1:25am — 6 Comments

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Full Solo launch video

Epic job by the 3DR video team. They got their Ridley Scott on ;-)

Added by Chris Anderson on April 13, 2015 at 10:51pm — 26 Comments

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Dronecode Conference presentations posted

On March 23rd in San Jose, we had the first DroneCode conference, as part of the Embedded Linus Conference. Above is just the first meeting of official DroneCode members (mostly…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 13, 2015 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Amazon Prime Air gets an updated FAA exemption

In a 9-page legal letter, with 28 itemized conditions and limitations, the FAA issued an exemption to Amazon to enable Prime Air to test in US airspace.…


Added by IKE on April 13, 2015 at 9:11am — 2 Comments

New Blackmagic drone camera

Blackmagic has just raised the bar. Global shutter, RC control and dynamic range. …


Added by Greg Nuspel on April 13, 2015 at 8:30am — 21 Comments

Tiny Switching mode Constant Current Buck power supplies for the headlight projectors and a powerful external LED indicator

Hi yet again, guys.

besides the search system for UAS, answering questions in ibeacon post, we've been developing some new designs.

Here are some bakery right off the DIY bench for your…


Added by Eduard on April 12, 2015 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

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BBC replaces Top Gear with "Airheads", a DIY Drones show

From the Guardian (via sUAS News):

A new drone-building series called Airheads is due to air on Sunday nights on BBC2 in the key …


Added by Chris Anderson on April 12, 2015 at 4:00pm — 9 Comments

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Masters Golf coverage by drone

masters 16th hole

Augusta National – Masters Tournament 16th hole as seen by a drone

From HookedOnGolf:

Over the last couple of years now I’ve gotten deep into aerial photos and videos via unmanned aerial vehicles, known by most as drones.  I’ve build some aerial video/photo “ships” and am loving the angles and views I can capture of golf…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 12, 2015 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Autonomous payload drops using APM and 3.2 (and EPM)

Ok, so here at last, is the autonomous payload delivery video.

Configured to use Camera trigger on RC10, and the DIGICAM actions in mission planning. Works perfectly well, but the DIGICAM command is not "rate determining"; ie the APM can…


Added by Euan Ramsay on April 12, 2015 at 1:42pm — 8 Comments

Our exhibition on AERO Friedrichshafen 2015

Workswell company (also known as Drone thermal camera) together with its partner Vertical Images will be exhibiting at the "air show" in Germany - AERO Friedrichshafen 2015. Together, we will present a drone thermal imaging system, ie. both…


Added by Drone thermal camera on April 12, 2015 at 1:26pm — 1 Comment

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