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3D Robotics
AT&T and Verizon gear up to offer LTE cell data for drones

From The Verge:

Verizon will soon start offering data plans for drones, allowing pilots to connect their devices to the telecom's network to stream video and transmit other data to a computer…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 6, 2016 at 10:07pm — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
3DR's Rise and Fall

Tough Market

“We exited hardware and we exited consumer partly because it was a tough market,” he said. “DJI is an amazing company and lots of people got pounded.

“It was just brutal.”

"We’re a Silicon Valley company and we’re supposed to be…


Added by Julian on October 5, 2016 at 10:55am — 85 Comments

3D Robotics
New Bay Area meetup for DIY autonomous racing cars

What DIY Drones were a half-decade ago, DIY autonomous cars are now. I'm part of the Self Racing Cars group in the SF Bay Area, who are building and racing autonomous vehicles from 1/10th scale to go-karts to full-size cars (Ford Fusion is the…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 4, 2016 at 6:30pm — 6 Comments

Pivotwing VTOL airframe update

Hey everyone, I think we all can agree it has been an eventful year.  It has been almost a year since I posted a concept I was working on here, and some of you were kind enough to…


Added by Joe Renteria on October 4, 2016 at 12:35pm — 15 Comments

LW20 LiDAR - half the size, twice the performance, infinitely better.

LightWare Optoelectronics is proud to share with you some preliminary data on their new miniature laser range finder modules, the LW20 and the SF20 OEM version. These modules will be available later this year and as part of our program of supporting the DIY market we will be offering the OEM…


Added by Laser Developer on October 4, 2016 at 1:56am — 13 Comments

PD-1 fixed-wing airframe test

Hello Everyone!

Wanted to share with you guys a video of our 3.2 meters wingspan PD-1 airframe test. We did it quite some time ago, but I thought that it still may be interested. We do all kind of tests to our products and this is one of the final ones. Performed by professionals - don't try this at home! :D

Enjoy, comment,…


Added by Jacob Cereteli on October 3, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

3D Robotics
A drone with insect-inspired folding wings

From Robohub:

When designing robots to help in the search for victims after a natural disaster, a number of features are important: robustness, long battery life and ease of transport. With this latest constraint in mind, a team from …


Added by Chris Anderson on October 3, 2016 at 9:35am — No Comments

3D Robotics
Open source Iridium modem

From sUASNews:

If over the horizon satellite communications are a requirement you are in luck! An Outback Challenge team from Holland just helped you out.
For participation to the …

Added by Chris Anderson on October 3, 2016 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

3DR Solo for $399. Is this even possible?

Hi guys,

i just came across this reddit post which claims that 3DR Solo is now available at Best Buy and Amazon for $399.

It all looks valid, but the price seems tobr to good to be true for me. 

Take a look at this:…


Added by Greg Dronsky on October 3, 2016 at 1:25am — 40 Comments


I would like to formally announce the availability of the XtremeOSD. It is a full color pixel graphic OSD with support for many popular flight controllers including Pixhawk over serial and DJI over CAN bus and others. The XtremeOSD is feature rich. It is designed to be used on copters, planes, rovers and can even be…


Added by Rick Steele on October 2, 2016 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Will this be the end of many home built multicopters in europe?

This afternoon I received an email from FPV UK.

I haven't fully digested, but FPV UK is a proponent of protecting us and our hobby.

I haven't posted here in a good while, but this sparked my attention.

The European Aviation Safety Agency EASA have a…


Added by Stuart Brookes on October 2, 2016 at 11:30am — 14 Comments

Precis-BX305 Quick Start Video

A quick start video provides basic instruction for setting up and using Precis-BX305 RTK solution. For details, please refer to Precis-BX305 user guide. …


Added by TersusAdmin on October 1, 2016 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

FlytSIM - 3D simulator for Drones - Now on Cloud


FlytSIM is a 3D simulator that helps in the development and testing of commercial drone applications using the FlytBase platform. FlytSIM is now available on cloud and can be accessed through your web browser.


Development of commercial drone…


Added by Pradeep Gaidhani on September 30, 2016 at 10:34pm — No Comments

iMavlink - iOS Ground Control for ArduCopter/PX4 Drones

Hi!As some may know, I have been working on a new iOS based GCS called iMavlink. I have just released the version 1.0 of the app! 

As you can see, the app is has a clean and simple UI, with many features.


  • GPS Location of drone
  • Set, edit and delete waypoints
  • Arm/Disarm
  • Display VFR information such as altitude, yaw, pitch and roll.
  • Voice alerts for mode changes and other important…

Added by Tom on September 30, 2016 at 9:00am — 5 Comments


I just wanted to share a little tool I made. FPVr Tech,

which lists the latest fpv racing & quadcopter products scraped from over 45 different shops all in one place.

I was basically sick & tired of trying to look through loads of sites to see whats new on the market, so decided to built a tool that could scrape the data for me, since I lunched the site around 6 months ago, I found it amazingly…


Added by Marty on September 30, 2016 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

AI-powered drone inspections unveiled by Aerialtronics, Neurala and NVIDIA

One of the world’s first automated inspections by an intelligent drone with deep learning capabilities was demonstrated at the GPU Technology Conference Europe today by Aerialtronics, a Dutch manufacturer of technologically advanced drones, Neurala, a pioneer in deep learning software, and NVIDIA®, the world leader in…


Added by Patrick Poirier on September 29, 2016 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

WestCoastUAV at the 2016 UAV Challenge - short write up

The UAV Outback Challenge medical express mission was set in 2014 to send a drone out to a stranded farmer, retrieve a blood sample for urgent analysis and return back to base.

See out blog to find out how we went .... …


Added by Stephen Gloor on September 29, 2016 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
PX4-based "aggressive quadcopter" navigates gaps with pure autonomy

From IEEE Spectrum:

Just a few weeks ago, we posted about some incredible research from Vijay Kumar’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania …


Added by Chris Anderson on September 28, 2016 at 10:00pm — 7 Comments

Parrot Disco Teardown

After flying the Disco a bit too low at sea in a bit too gusty weather (to see if I could intercept it from a boat), it ended up on the water. This gave me the perfect excuse to take the seemingly dry and fully functional plane apart. Enjoy!…


Added by Fredrik Falkman on September 28, 2016 at 5:30am — 12 Comments

3D Robotics
From Hackaday: A history of drones

Out of respect for a great job, a verbatim history on drones from Hackaday:

In the early 1930s, Reginald Denny, an English actor living in Los Angeles, stumbled upon a young boy flying a rubber band-powered airplane. After attempting to help the boy by adjusting the rubber and control surfaces, the plane spun into the ground. Denny promised he…


Added by Chris Anderson on September 26, 2016 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

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