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Ultra-fast charging batteries that can be 70% recharged in 2 minutes and longer lifespan of over 20 years

I'm sure we would benefit from this technology, specially in the lifespan of our batteries.

"Scientists have developed a new Li Ion battery that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only 2 minutes. The battery will also have a longer lifespan of over 20 years. Expected to be the next big thing in battery…


Added by Ruwan on October 13, 2014 at 11:57am — 4 Comments

3D Robotics
Introducing the Dronecode Foundation

I’m thrilled to announce our partnership with the Linux Foundation to create the new Dronecode Foundation, a non-profit organization that brings together the leading open source UAV software projects under the professional…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 13, 2014 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

The DroneCode Project just launched

Dronecode Project to advance development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; 3D Robotics, Baidu, Box, DroneDeploy, Intel, jDrones, Laser Navigation (Virtualrobotix), Qualcomm Technologies, SkyWard, Squadrone System, Walkera and Yuneec among founding members.

Read more at…


Added by Jani Hirvinen on October 13, 2014 at 4:00am — 5 Comments

3D Robotics
Insurance company petitions FAA to use drones

From Fast Company:

One of America’s largest insurance companies has an unorthodox proposal: using unmanned aircraft to speed up insurance claim…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 12, 2014 at 10:08pm — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
DroneDeploy Co-Pilot

I recently had the opportunity to set up a vehicle with the DroneDeploy Co-Pilot.

The integration was two very simple connections to the Pixhawk.  1) A 6pin to 6pin DF13 cable from the Co-Pilot to Telem2…


Added by John C. on October 12, 2014 at 8:30pm — 19 Comments

Towards an Open Source Linux autopilot for drones

Some of you might have read the work that Siddharth, Andrew, Philip and myself (supported by many others) have been doing over the last months with APM in Linux through the BeaglePilot project. We are happy to share with…


Added by Víctor Mayoral on October 12, 2014 at 7:28pm — 14 Comments

Mavlink data displayed on Taranis, without converter

Having already got my OpenLRS set up to send Mavlink data back from my plane (using the gitsly OpenLRS branch), the next step was to get Mavlink data displayed on my Taranis.

The Taranis need inverted levels to serial pin in the…


Added by Sam Tabor on October 12, 2014 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

My illegal UAS flight

I made an illegal UAS flight this morning.


Added by Brian Greeson on October 12, 2014 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

NASA Grant Opportunity For California High Schools : Great California Drone Debate

Project Description: 

California could greatly benefit from a public debate on the use of UAS technology. This is a difficult debate to hold because different regions in California have different prevailing views and understand the…


Added by Ryan Darling on October 12, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Near miss between a stratospheric balloon and an airplane

@4:00+ there is a close near miss between the stratospheric balloon and the Swissair plane.

It was a french high school project sponsored by the french CNES (Space Agency), all authorizations were delivered by the authorities but sometime is not enough, bad luck.

Added by Bertrand Duchiron on October 12, 2014 at 8:52am — 9 Comments

the latest prototype, UAV 270

My recent bout if insomnia resulted in the above. Should be a lot of fun for FPV. The roll…


Added by F. C. Bearsch "Tearig" on October 12, 2014 at 7:34am — 13 Comments

3D Robotics IRIS+ Mapping & Follow-Me Demo

I took the new 3DR IRIS+ out for some mapping testing using the stock IRIS+, Gopro Hero 3 Black and DroidPlanner 2.0 running on a Nexus 7 1st Gen tablet.  We also tried out the follow-me feature which seemed to work well although you should use with a gimbal for best results.  Checkout the video below-

Added by AKRCGUY on October 11, 2014 at 3:39pm — 12 Comments

Some Update about VR Micro Brain and VRX3XX frame: a fully automatic advanced follow me, time of flight 27 min and weigth less 1kg

With VR Micro Brain 5 is possible to develop very light , only 9 gr , fully autonomous drones , in last months i developed different kind of prototype the main targets was :

- Very light platform only 439 gr.

- With support of micro…


Added by Roberto Navoni on October 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

New course on Creativelive : Aerial and Copter Photography

The class will be broadcast live and for free 9:00am - 4:00pm on October 13.

After, you will have to pay to download it.…


Added by Bertrand Duchiron on October 10, 2014 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

No hiding behind AC 91-57 anymore

The FAA just cancelled AC 91-57 the one that many folks used to justify commercial aerial photography from unmanned aircraft in the USA. 

Now look to…


Added by Gary Mortimer on October 10, 2014 at 11:30am — 52 Comments

Drone Logbook: import and analyse APM Copter log file

Some DIY-Drones pilots asked us to add a log importer and analyser functionality to DroneLogbook.

We are happy to announce, that we have released it a week ago!

Here is what you can do with it:

- import APM Copter…


Added by Yves Jusot on October 10, 2014 at 8:11am — 2 Comments

The all new SteadiDrone MAVRIK

Hey all! Just a quick blog about the new SteadiDrone MAVRIK, featuring 3DR's Pixhawk, very unique airframe designs, full X8 support and all new rail supported front mounter gimbal for a wide range of larger camera. 

It's been a while since our very first drones using the APM1s and we're super excited about…


Added by Duran - SteadiDrone on October 10, 2014 at 3:45am — 7 Comments

SteadiDrone IRIS/IRIS+ Conversion Kit


I ran across this conversion kit on the SteadiDrone web site.

Transfer your existing electronics, flight controller etc over to an airframe with SteadiDrone's 'rapid deploy' folding design and high quality carbon…


Added by Bill Isenberger on October 9, 2014 at 3:30pm — 19 Comments

Aerial Drones Help Understand Oil Movement in Water

Playing tag with drones, researchers are able to study the movement of oil in offshore environments. They also give a crash course in the basics of photogrammetry and how the data was processed. 

More about the SCOPE experiment here: CARTHE

Added by Flying Buddha on October 9, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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