Last summer, with the help of the DIY Drones community, Agribotix set out to discover how drones could be used to help growers make better decisions. Some of you followed the journey…Continue
Today we again sucessfully flew Arducopter with ADS-B transmitter. Flight was detected on Flightradar24.com along with other aircraft.
Our Arducopter has formal and legal ICAO registration and probably is first in its class in the world to get formal ICAO ID.
We used microADS-B…Continue
I noticed this article on The Epoch Time and was concerned by what I saw. Please note - I am an experienced drone enthusiast and the statements…Continue
The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority finally broke the silence about the use of UAVs in the Kenyan airspace. This was probably provoked a couple of drone articles and incidences that have been published recently. Just recently, a writer for a local daily wrote…Continue
A few weeks ago we announced the Vertex: a hybrid UAV platform that seeks to provide the ultimate flight experience and versatility by combining the characteristics…Continue
This is my fourth article about Andruav. In the past few articles I talked about:
1- What is Andruav then I focused on the telemetry features in Andruav.
2- Andruav as a…Continue
I recently had an inspection that required the use of a thermal camera to inspect a solar panel field for failed units. I have numerous thermal imagers, but most too big or too bulky to be used on a multi. The tau series is impressive for its size, but it is not the most plug and play camera on the…Continue
SmartAP Autopilot now has its own Configurator, this is a desktop application which helps to configure SmartAP board easily and prepare the vehicle for the first flight just in 10 minutes! The design is very clean and intuitive, while the capabilities are very flexible. Check out the video tutorial on system configuration…Continue
Added by Kirill on January 18, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
This is a preview of the upcoming high fidelity simulation capabilities and native ROS / Linux port of the PX4 flight stack. It includes simulated cameras, inertial sensors, flight physics and even sensors like laser rangefinders. The same software running during software in the loop simulation can also be executed on a Linux computer for live flight, and leverages the…Continue
Well I was doing some looking around and could not find any posts on setting up a Spectrum DX9 to get 1TX channel 6 flight Modes.
So this is what I came up with.
I started by setting a 2 position switch as…
This is a tryout prototype of a multirotor testing device. Someone else built it for me actually who normally works with doors and heavier stuff, so it got bulky in the end and the rings gain too much momentum to be anything comparable to a multirotor this size. All connection points are regular bearings: inner…Continue
I was curious how well LIDAR-Lite, which is just a laser range finder out of the box, would work as a full sweeping LIDAR unit, so I set up this demo unit. The unit updates at 100Hz, so to detect a 10cm object (like a telephone pole) within a 5m arc at 10m distance (with 2x oversampling), I calculate that you need to…Continue
More and more communication on UAV become important, not only between the UAV and the GCS, also between UAV and UAV. A nice way for communication between systems is IP based internet technology. This will also be increased on UAS. To use internet based communication has also some benefits regarding…Continue
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer called on the federal government Friday to release what he dubs "much-needed rules" for the use of unmanned drones in light of two recent instances of drones encroaching into Westchester County Airport airspace.
Full article here…Continue
An example of the new geo-spatial products and virtual surveying and planning tools which we can bring to the farmer's kitchen table today - safely, harmlessly and economically, over and over again. All thanks to small UAVs - the new personal mapping systems. Thanks to the tremendous contributions from the DIY Drone community, small enterprises can now offer new cost saving…Continue
Ardupilot developer Andrew Tridgell has presented 'Flying with Linux' at LinuxConf 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. During his presentation Tridge connected to the running autopilot software of a plane being flown in Canberra Australia…Continue
Just seen our friends over at HobbyKing have released some new hardware focused toward the mini guys
Micro APM 2.7 (above)…Continue