As you know, 3DR released Solo nearly a year ago and since then has been firmly focused on extending its capabilities. While many of our legacy products, including IRIS+ and X8+,…Continue
Added by Greg Crutsinger on January 28, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
The new report published by Grand View research reveals the global UAV Payload Market size will reach $6.34 billion by 2022. Drones are gradually becoming popular in the commercial sector as well in the military sector. …
A sample mission created using python
Too long, didn't read: For complex autonomous flights, create missions using python instead of…Continue
Ardupilot 2.5… vintage, open-source artwork for the wall.…Continue
Happy to share the public launch of something I helped to create! It is really exciting and encouraging to see my concept come to life in the hands of Nick Horbaczewski and the DRL Team with the public launch today of The Drone Racing League ! Can't wait to see how far they take it this year!Continue
Finally, we can use 5 more SAT's for GNSS. Fresh news from u-blox>
Thalwil, Switzerland - January 26, 2016 - u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announces the release of a new firmware, FW 3.01, for its u-blox M8 concurrent multi-GNSS platform.
u-blox M8 FW 3.01 now also supports…
Drone Flight Area Control is a scalable drone management system which allows users to efficiently delegate tasks to fleets of varied UAVs, that was built for Hack Arizona and won best overall, best in software and third in…Continue
Added by Mark Omo on January 25, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments
As promised, here is part 1 of our series on motor and propeller theory. Part 1 covers the coil magnet model, Kirchhoff's law for a motor, Back EMF, Kv, Kt, and motor efficiency.
By the end of the first video, you should really understand why is a motor is inefficient and the relation between electrical power, heat and mechanical power. The motor model is…Continue
SmartAP 3.0 Pro Autopilot is the high-level flight control system for multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with the capability of fully autonomous flight including take off, waypoints flight and landing. The hardware core is powered by STM32F4 microcontroller from STMicroelectronics, 9-axis Inertial Measurement…Continue
What's GSA1? It's the first, of hopefully many, Global Synchronized Autonomy(GSA) events celebrating planetary technical solidarity. It's the opportunity to start/trigger your favorite autonomous systems using any time synchronized device. What are…Continue
Added by earthpatrol on January 25, 2016 at 1:48pm — No Comments
In what may be the first example of multirotors and snowboards, this young person (and the pilot) make the best of two worlds combined.
The quad has excellent blade tip coverage and was a DIY project.
His build log is located…Continue
Not sure why this is better than throwing, but perhaps it handles bigger planes better? At any rate, it's a clever design.
Quick update to the program: The webinar will now be led by Marty Herrin, Chief of the Williamson County, TX, Hazmat team, and John Buell, peace officer in Austin.
This is the first session of 3DR’s new enterprise webinar series…Continue
I noticed earlier today that William Davidson was promoting UAV Solutions as a place to purchase telemetry radios. Just as Tridge called out Paul Whitespy from Ready to Fly Quads…Continue
This video is a showcase in which I provide an overview of the capabilities and usage of the 14 additional autoflight modes which will come with the upcoming release of FlightZoomer (version…Continue
Those $3 Wifi modules can be extended to surprisingly good range with the right antenna. From Hackaday:
With progress slowly being made on turning the ESP8266 UART to WiFi module into something great, there…
One of the printers we use for prototyping / manufacturing. This is the BIGREP ONE, the most advanced big FFF printer!
We are using bionic structure to make the Arrow Drone stable…Continue
Tiaan at sUAS News has recently updated our interactive map of all the current 333 holders ahead of our first guide coming out.
From watching how things grow we can see that the FAA can handle about 300 and a…Continue