At the recent InterDrone Expo in Las Vegas we were overwhelmed by interest in our latest sense-and-avoid technology using the SF40 laser scanner. It runs with 100% data saturation and I have discussed the theory behind this device …Continue
One of my goals of this project was to keep it simple. Ideally as simple mechanically as a small electric quad, but as discussed in a previous post, that is not the desired approach, so I'm…Continue
As petroleum has become harder to find, it's become increasingly costly and dangerous to extract. Could aerial data-collection bots create a new boom in fossil fuels?…Continue
As DIY community, lots of us enjoys building, out of…Continue
Vision-based detection of micro unmanned aerial vehicles indoors and outdoors, no tracking yet.. Although the results are presented for a single quadrotor, the approach is generalizable. Not present in the video, but a distance estimator is also integrated to the system and tested indoors. Its giving a median error around 20 cm. Details are at …Continue
It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's a big 71,000!!!!
There were approximately 1.4 million page views in the last month! (we now get around 47,000 page views a day on average). It took us just 31 days…Continue
Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 21, 2015 at 12:45pm — No Comments
The UAV Challenge Technical Committee can report that they have completed their deliberations regarding the Deliverable 1 (D1) technical reports from the 2016 Medical Express teams. In total, 59 teams were given a Go decision and progress to the next phase of the competition. Well done to…Continue
FreeSkies CoPilot app will offer DJI Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 owners an intuitive way to visualize and plan flight paths in 3D, enabling commercial drone pilots and hobbyists to safely and reliably capture high quality video. …Continue
The 3rd plane to be added to my fleet of mappers. I took it for a mission and flew for 34 mins before landing, wonderfully stable slow flight characteristics, mission speed set at 10m/s though it will still perform well at 8m/s. Based on a Buffalo FX79 with a Pixhawk FC running the 3.3.0 firmware, equiped wit digital airspeed sensor and dual GPS…Continue
Drones raced and crashed at the first annual Bridger Cup drone flying competition Saturday. It was all good fun but the technology that powers drones can make them a lot more than toys. Tech giants like Amazon are looking to drones to change the way they deliver to customers.
Big Sky UAV CEO, Pepper Petersen, said, "The reason Amazon wants to deliver packages with drones isn't because they like drones or…Continue
Added by Pepper Petersen on September 19, 2015 at 7:49pm — No Comments
Just thought it would be cool to show that quadcopters have been around since the 60's.
Piasecki Aircraft made 2,000 lb quadcopter in the 1960's. Not sure if it flew without tether, but still crazy.
Here you can see the first "flying" prototype of TCRS UAV.
PID tuning need to be refined to have a smoother flight and video.
The frame is 3D printed
Lipo 3S 4400mAh ;
Maxxprod CR2816 with 2 x 20 A controller ;
2x Futaba S3155 digital servos ;
Custom flight controller (see…Continue
A "wearable" UAV/FPV GCS with a twist
Here's an update to our handheld (or rather body worn) modular commercial/civilian UAV GCS, an all-in-one FPV system with a fully functional integrated PC telemetry head. This is something that we've had in the works for some time now,…Continue
I am participating in the UAV Outback Challenge and wanted to calculate the MTBF of the APM 2.6+ for use as a standalone fail safe device.
MTBF is a standard measurement of failure rate in the Engineering world, it is normally represented in Hours, or failures per Million Hours. …Continue
Today I'm proud to introduce you Drone Configurator.
I designed this tool to help people choose their drone parts by :
- Simulating their configuration and giving them easy to understand indicators like…
ADAM WILLIAMS SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
Foster + Partners has drawn upon its considerable experience designing airports to conceive a Droneport for Rwanda. Gimmicky-sounding name notwithstanding, the ambitious project could save lives if…Continue
Team West Coast UAV achieved one of our major milestones during testing on the weekend, controlling multiple UAVs through a multi-point comms network suitable for the 2016 Outback Challenge.
One of the main challenges for our mission will be establishing reliable communications between our ground station and the retrieval aircraft when it lands at a distance of over 10 km away. To solve…Continue
The eve of the New 2016, in St. Petersburg will host an #SmartEXPO exhibition, dedicated to the automation of residential and working environment, as well as current and future technologies.
To visitors will be presented solutions and components of "smart…Continue
Added by Smart EXPO on September 16, 2015 at 1:15pm — No Comments