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Drone Formation Flying.... Just Push Play!

I finally put some time and effort into an integration between Dronekit Python and the Systems Tool Kit (STK) software this past weekend.  My goal was to be able to plan a flight inside of STK, connect to my drone(s), and basically just press play to animate the scenario and see it play out in the sky above me!

The short of the…


Added by DroneRanger on June 15, 2016 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Camera shuttle synchronization for drones - Precis-BX316 RTK board

The latest pilot version of Precis-BX316 RTK board was showed during 7th China Satellite Navigation Conference in May. This version supports GPS…


Added by TersusAdmin on June 14, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments

3D Robotics
Radiolink SE100 GPS module for Pixhawk

Anybody know anything about this one? It's $35 from Roboshop:…


Added by Chris Anderson on June 14, 2016 at 12:44pm — 11 Comments

Pixracer (actually a counterfeit): Now available from Hobbyking!

Just thought I'd share

Pixracer (Xracer) Autopilot V1.0 FMU V4 Generation

AUD $135

Now I'd like to know if this is a clone, or the real thing from…

Added by Nicholas Witham on June 14, 2016 at 7:00am — 93 Comments

Announcing Support for DJI Phantom 4 and Matrice 100 in UgCS

In 2015 DJI announced the DJI Matrice 100 – their version of a drone for developers and hardware enthusiasts. In early 2016 they released the new Phantom – DJI Phantom 4. Both of these drones feature intelligent maneuvering systems capable of seeing obstacles and are also capable of being equipped with…


Added by Kristaps Brass on June 13, 2016 at 6:31am — No Comments

QGroundControl Usability Test Report

We’d like to share the Usability Test Report [1] we did for QGC. This report is about the findings from the test which the main purpose was to observe final users dealing with the software interface to address gaps and opportunities from a more realistic…


Added by Beatriz Palmeiro on June 13, 2016 at 4:30am — No Comments

How to give international recognition to your work?

The drones are gaining fields in our world, we can use them in many ways, racing, reporting, delivering, search operations and so on. 

But it would be important to highlight the drone photography and cinematography work. 

In the digital era, we would be tempted to only share our short movie or…


Added by Romain Pennel on June 13, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments

ALTI Transition

ALTI - The future of small unmanned aerial systems.

We are incredibly excited to let you know about the official launch of ALTI and the next generation of small unmanned systems, the Transition. In conjunction with Unmanned Systems Technology Magazine - UST, which features the ALTI…

Added by Duran - ALTI on June 13, 2016 at 12:00am — 14 Comments

RTK centimeter accuracy road test with IMU

Added by TersusAdmin on June 12, 2016 at 8:48pm — 2 Comments

Long Endurance Drone RC Airship

RC Airship Long Endurance Drone 
1 cubic meter Vol.
1hr 30 mins flight on one 5.2 Amp LiPo Battery
Battery 12.6V at start 11.2V end 
Downlink Camera only no Gimbal. - ( Gimbal and action cam next flight test)

Added by Martin Hill on June 12, 2016 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

High School Student Works On Drone That Assists Farmers


Check out the story on my project!

How’s this for an entrepreneurial spirit and a sharp mind? Evan Palmer, a sophomore over at Amherst High School, is currently developing a fixed-wing drone that will be able to survey crops in Amherst when it is…


Added by Evan Palmer on June 11, 2016 at 5:00pm — 20 Comments

3D Robotics
Judging starts this week on the $100,000 Airbus/LocalMotors drone cargo challenge

There were an amazing 425 entries to the Airbus/LocalMotors drone cargo challenge, and this week judging begins to select the winners (I'm…


Added by Chris Anderson on June 11, 2016 at 8:05am — 5 Comments

APM:Plane 3.6.0 released

The ArduPilot development team is proud to announce the release of version 3.6.0 of APM:Plane. This is a major update so please read the notes carefully.

The biggest changes in this release are:

  • major update to PX4Firmware code
  • major update to QuadPlane code
  • addition of…

Added by Andrew Tridgell on June 10, 2016 at 5:00pm — 30 Comments

Drone Pilots - Do we really learn anything from Youtube? collaborate and share will it help?

When it comes to learning about drones. Do we really learn? Discover and progress our hobby with UAV by simply watching Youtube videos. Well as a new pilot in 2015 I have to say (YES) ok OK ok You must be thinking what is this newbie pilot talking about? 

Youtube was the initial introduction to RC/UAV/Drones with a wealth of false and…


Added by lee winterson on June 10, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

ALTI Transition 6 hour VTOL cargo lifter


Congratulations to all at ALTIUAS an RPA made in Africa, for Africa and the rest of the world. This would meet the delivery drone targets of many emerging projects. Instead of delivering things swap out the payload for cameras and be able to survey large areas in rough terrain.

"The ALTI Transition is a radically new VTOL unmanned aerial aircraft, developed from the ground up as an advanced fixed wing system with the ability to take-off and land vertically, anywhere.…


Added by Tiaan Roux on June 10, 2016 at 4:30am — 25 Comments

Design Challenge to Aid Search & Rescue

Shapeways and DJI are launching a contest challenging designers to help turn the Phantom 4 into the ultimate rescue drone and help save lives. 

The challenge: design a 3D printed accessory that attaches to a DJI…


Added by karen pineman on June 9, 2016 at 8:00am — 8 Comments drone video compeition

 Fly4.Me, a UAV service company challenges UAV pilots demonstrate their skill. The company is launching a video contest next week that will give pilots the chance to show the world what they’ve got.



Added by Fly4Me on June 8, 2016 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

How to control your drone from anywhere using 3DR Tower and GlobalARC

Hello there, 

below is a quick tutorial on how to set up your telemetry over 3G/4G/LTE and use 3DR Tower to control your drone remotely.

To get started - follow these steps: …


Added by Ivan Stamatovski on June 7, 2016 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Air Tractor® Makes Entry into the UAS Market - Acquires Yield Defender

OLNEY, TX — Air Tractor, Inc. is proud to announce its expansion into the field of unmanned aerial systems. The recent acquisition of Hangar 78 UAV, and its flagship aircraft, the …


Added by Kaleb Eads on June 6, 2016 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

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