ArduPlane, APM2.6 and Mission Planner come together to make an awesome feature called "Follow Me" where the ground station sends the airplane it's GPS location and the airplane will go to that location, even follow it as it moves!
I tested it today and it performed…Continue
A few days ago, I already wrote an article about our "Apple of the drone manufacturers", DJI and it's new no-fly zones. Now it's time to have a little more detailed look at their idea.
What DJI did was introduce no-fly zones of 8km (5 miles) around "major airports". I already noted, that…Continue
Just wanted to show you some fpv footage from the latest movie. hope you enjoy :)
Firstly, I want to say thanks to APM2.5 dev team, 3DRobotic, their open source projects that helped me a lot to complete my first drone, include xtPilot - a modified hardware shown above, original is APM2.5 open hardware project.
(see my previous post -…Continue
From IEEE Spectrum:
Gene Robinson of Wimberly, Texas, is a licensed pilot and also flies radio-controlled model airplanes—not an unusual combination. About a decade ago, he realized that a model aircraft outfitted to take aerial photos could be enormously useful in locating people who have gone missing—perhaps because they’ve been…
No video, sadly. From Gizmag:
Following on from driving tests that wound up in December last year, the Black…
Long range wireless control of a project is always a challenge. [Mike] and his team were looking to …
X-UAV has released a new UAV platform called the Skua. I will try and get one for some review.
Flying Weight: 2500g-3000g
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Last month, Brandon Basso, Senior Research and Development Engineer at 3DR, discussed the application of drones in agriculture at the annual Nebraska Crop Consultants Symposium in Las Vegas. Though that symposium name sounds extraordinarily specific, the crop consultants in attendance represented a huge swath…
Just a bit of a monologue about what I did on my maiden, and I what I looked for before I started flying it properly. Some people just go full sticks right after arming, but I prefer a more cautious approach.
Step 1: All the calibrations done - radio, compass, compassmot, flight modes etc. Importantly, only…
Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are at work on a device that would, if approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, give unmanned aerial…Continue
RFD900 Telemetry: http://store.jdrones.com/jD_RD900_Telemetry_Bindle_p/rf900set01.htm
During the USA trip I'll need extra telemetry…
Have some pictures of the AUAV-X1 board with connectors - top side and bottom side. Also some scopes applied - input voltage from 4V to 8VDC and different loads - 0.5A and 1A.…Continue
I got a little excited and published the video a little early. This is the official video for the Aerial Vista Challenge Team. We are participating in the 2014 Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge. This is the one that we have submitted for the competition. Thank you to our sponsors and to Inside Focus Media for creating this video. We look forward to more…Continue
It was packed with unemployed, flat broke programmers. As far as jobs, there was 1 engineering job at NASA which required many more years of college & had a line of guys wanting to get in. There is far more talent than demand. Stock & buyout…
Hi everybody, I have just finished this low cost version of APM2.5 because it's difficult to buy a original board in my country, so I decided to build my own hardware with two layers PCB :)
I have solved some bugs in hw such as:
I also added a…Continue
With thanks to Patrick of GrupoAcre in Spain for sending this to us.
Yesterday we came to know (by news) that the Spanish Air Safety Agency (AESA) has suspended “All UAV Operations in Spanish Airspace” and further has declared that all operations, which are not conducted on a “Radio-controlled…Continue
Hello, My next guest will be the creator of the NAVIO board, EMLID.
We will be airing live on our Google Plus Page today at 16:00 GMT.
If you are in…Continue
Nice work! Jump ahead to 0:41 for the good stuff. From the video description:
In this video we demonstrate the capabilities of our monocular pose tracking system. It consists of infrared LEDs on the quadrotor and an infrared camera on the arm of a ground robot. Since we know the positions of the LEDs on the…