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AeroTestra UAS supports University of Hawaii at Hilo in FAA approved UAV flights at National Park.

On July 18 2016 University of Hawaii at Hilo's SDAV Lab, under a COA from the FAA, operated multiple UAV flights over  Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park. A first since the ban was established in June of 2014.…


Added by Sean Headrick on August 6, 2016 at 1:57pm — 2 Comments

Complete mapping solution with Sony QX1 by Easy Aerial - update

Hello all, 

I just wanted to share with you this short video of our complete mapping setup that includes an XL Pro, Sony QX1 on a gimbal and a video screen. It can fly for 30+ minutes and is very straightforward to set up. FPV video is provided by an additional camera on the side of QX1.

Available now on our website - …


Added by Ivan Stamatovski on August 6, 2016 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

Parrot Sequoia API is now available online

The Parrot Sequoia API reference page is now up on There are two control interfaces for Sequoia: HTTP-API and PTP.  This should be helpful for folks interested in integrating the sensor on different hardware platforms. For…


Added by Greg Crutsinger on August 5, 2016 at 7:20am — 7 Comments

3D Robotics
NavStick FlytPod now on Indiegogo

I've been using this one in beta for a few months and I'm really impressed. Now it's available to everyone on Indiegogo. FlytPod  combines PX4 and ROS in a very easy-to-use SDK,…


Added by Chris Anderson on August 4, 2016 at 7:44pm — 18 Comments

3D Robotics
LIDAR on a chip

From IEEE Spectrum:

Lidar systems measure how far away each pixel in a 3D space is from the emitting device, as well as the direction to that pixel,…


Added by Chris Anderson on August 4, 2016 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Introducing Polystack Flight Controllers

A few weeks ago I launched a brand new modular flight control system. Instead of taking the all-in-one approach, Polystack introduces an open hardware design for stacking mods on top of a base control board. At its core is a high density 80 pin connector which can carry up all of the microcontroller IO to the mods that need it. They are now available from the Chickadee…


Added by Scott Shawcroft on August 4, 2016 at 11:00am — 14 Comments

Tamron Releases An Ultra-Compact Camera Module with Industry-First* Optical Vibration Compensation

Tamron, an integrated optics manufacturer and leader in the security/surveillance equipment industry, announces the release of an Ultra-Compact Camera Module with an industry-first* Optical Vibration-Compensation feature (Model: MP1010M-VC).

The leading drone manufacturers of today are integrating various types of small-size cameras into their systems. The problem becomes pronounced in terms of size and the picture quality.

Tamron announces the release of an…


Added by Halil on August 4, 2016 at 7:30am — 14 Comments

Auto mission with NicaDrone's EPM cargo gripper documentation

Hello all,

Cargo pickup / drop off in auto mission documentation using NicaDrone's EPM V3 and Pixhawk running APM :D

The OpenGrab EPM v3 (from is a small (less than 4cm x 4cm x 2cm) Electro Permanent Magnet gripper capable of 200N of force meaning it can hold about 15kg of cargo securely. The gripping and releasing of the cargo is accomplished…


Added by Andreas Jochum on August 3, 2016 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

Converting KML files into UgCS routes


We have had quite a few requests about importing KML files in our UgCS ground control software.

Unfortunately UgCS doesn't have such functionality. However, we have prepared a simple converter for this purpose. It can take polygons from a KML file and generate a UgCS route with…


Added by Kristaps Brass on August 3, 2016 at 1:44am — 2 Comments

Partnership for independant SOLO based mapping solution (SOLO Mapper with Qx1 camera)

! Partner wanted in USA, Canada, Oceania... !

Hello there,

We've developped a mapping/photography solution based on the 3DR SOLO

Added by Nicolas on August 3, 2016 at 1:26am — 10 Comments

King Clone: Mapping ancient desert shrubs using Parrot Sequoia

The Mojave desert is a tough place to live by any measure. Receiving less than 13.7 cm (6 in.) of rain per year, it is the driest of all North American deserts. Spanning a range of elevations, the Mojave is prone to extreme temperatures, from sub-freezing conditions at night and in winter up to 49 °C (120 °F) or higher in the summer. Without any natural cover, a relentless sun beats down on plants and animals alike.…


Added by Greg Crutsinger on August 2, 2016 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Laser Navigation succesfully end the Stage 2 of Aerospace quality certification AS9100

A good news for company that would use Ardupilot Flight Control for professional application . Laser Navigation  ( know as Virtualrobotix )   produce VR Brain Flight Control boards this year at 6th board revision for different kind of application succesfully end the Stage 2 of aerospace…


Added by Roberto Navoni on August 2, 2016 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

250 Racer to take pictures in holiday trip

Hello, I just want to share with you my experience of using a 250 quad to take picture in holiday trip.

(after removing fisheye effect)

A 250 quad racer could be useful not only for racing. Thanks to is small size you could bring it with you in holiday to take pictures.

Everything you need fit in…


Added by Benoît Courty on August 2, 2016 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Tibbo Project System (TPS) from Tibbo Technology: “Take what you need. Leave out what you don’t.”

Tibbo Project System (TPS) is a highly configurable, affordable, and innovative automation platform. It is ideal for home, building, warehouse, and production floor automation projects, as well as data collection, distributed control, industrial computing, and device connectivity applications.

Suppliers of traditional “control…


Added by Dmitry Slepov on August 2, 2016 at 3:05am — 1 Comment

Where Can I Fly My Drone In Australia

One of the most common questions asked by people interested in the drone and unmanned aerial vehicle industry is: Where can I fly a drone?  

In Australia, this depends largely on what purpose you are flying a drone for, as well as what type of UAV you are flying. Interestingly, there has been a recent push to strip back regulations for piloting sub 2 kg craft, making it much easier to operate these types of drones for commercial…


Added by Alex Taylor on August 2, 2016 at 12:49am — 5 Comments

3D Robotics
QGroundControl 3.0 released

From the APM discussion group:

We are happy to announce the release of QGroundControl 3.0. QGroundControl provides full flight control, mission planning and configuration for ArduPilot or PX4 Pro powered vehicles. It is available for Windows, Linux, OS X, as well as Android devices (tablet and phone). Also with the release of QGC 3.0 comes beta availability of…


Added by Chris Anderson on August 1, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
From NBC's Today show: Microsoft using 3DR Solos to fight Zika in Texas

Cool report this morning from NBC's Today Show: Microsoft's…


Added by Chris Anderson on August 1, 2016 at 12:22pm — 1 Comment

What is Missile Mode Flight?

XQ-139AC Features “Missile Mode Flight” is just what it sounds like – forward flight in a configuration like that of a conventional missile. This is not a revolutionary concept – missiles have flown under these conditions for decades. What is new, however, is the concept of a missile that can change its flight mode. Something that can hover like a helicopter and also fly forward like a missile. Missiles and fixed-wing…


Added by Alice Clayton on August 1, 2016 at 11:30am — 26 Comments

Age of Drones International Conference

The most professional speakers of UAV market will meet you on Age of Drones International Conference! Only the latest market trends will be discovered.

The program agenda will include the most important topics in four main sections:

- Legislation section;



Added by Olha Lypnytska on August 1, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

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