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Yet another AHRS algorithm


Although I have been here for years, this is my first blog post and I would like to present yet another attitude estimator which I have been working in my M.Sc. Thesis. A friend of mine and me have developed an autopilot, but this is for another post. However you can find details about it in the thesis at the end of the post. For…


Added by Héctor García de Marina on July 14, 2011 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

ArduCopter Quad Assembly and the first flight with camera on board

Hello everybody! I have recently finished my ArduCopter assembly process, made a few flights without payload and a few days ago made the first flight with camera onboard. Unfortunately, it's not HD and the quality is not so good, but it's only beginning! My first impressions are awesome, I enjoyed assembling the copter and I'm sure I will enjoy flying it.… Continue

Added by Kirill on July 14, 2011 at 3:11am — 11 Comments

Found cheapest-ever LIDAR! Seems great for UAV use!


Electro-Optical devices sells kits and spare parts to build a real, far-ranged LIDAR ranger, such as: nanosecond timer,…


Added by iangl on July 14, 2011 at 2:30am — 15 Comments

Data from Mini UAV

Published to Arc Editor via Arc GIS… Continue

Added by Rowland on July 14, 2011 at 1:00am — 1 Comment




UAV Optimsed for Photogrammetry…


Added by Rowland on July 14, 2011 at 1:00am — 5 Comments

New XAircraft X650 Value4(8) and X450 Pro

XAircraft X650 Value4(8) and X450 Pro After XAircraft successfully launched new four axis aircraft X450 and X650 last year, its new generation aerocraft will be released on 15th July. This new type quadcopter has been named officially: X650 Value (Best Value Version) and X450 Pro (Enhanced Version). X650 Value has two versions: 4 propeller(X4 model) and 8 propeller(X8 model). And plus “-4″ and “-8″…


Added by infmetry on July 14, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Finally Flying!




Added by GSET "Winging It" on July 13, 2011 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Autonomous Cross Country Glider (AXCG) project

Hello all.

I've been a long time lurker on this website, checking it almost daily. The last couple of months i was working on my bachelors project which consisted of designing from scratch an autopilot for a RC glider. During that time, this website proved to be invaluable and i would like to share my work hoping…


Added by Alex Pabouctisids on July 13, 2011 at 7:30am — 26 Comments

Report: "Cyber-Physical Attacks and Drone Strikes: The Next Homeland Security Threat"

A new Brookings Institute report with some worrying recommendations. The authors, who would put "Open Source" in a locked box, probably don't even know this stuff is so easily acquired from many different sources.  Please visit the link and give input. 

Cyber-Physical Attacks and Drone Strikes: The Next Homeland Security Threat

Added by William Bishop on July 13, 2011 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

Open Cast Mine done with Miniature UAV in NZ


Arc Globe.

xyz Point cloud DEM

6 cm GSD Orthorectified…


Added by Rowland on July 13, 2011 at 4:30am — 6 Comments

Getting the most out of your APM1280

Do you have an APM1280 board? Are you worried that you won't be able to use it with the latest bleeding edge APM code? Read on for some tips on how to get some life from that old board.

The current generation APM board is based on the APM2560, which has 256k of flash instead of the 128k of flash of the APM1280. As…


Added by Andrew Tridgell on July 12, 2011 at 3:49pm — 44 Comments

Quad with variable pitch made with Trex600 parts

What do you think about making a variable pitch quad  with Trex 600 tail rotor assambly parts.


It's using a outrunner motor and a servo for each 70cm blade.


It's also for sale(around 400$)…


Added by ionut on July 12, 2011 at 12:59pm — 9 Comments

Beeler UAV Part 10 "IFO" Maiden Flight!

So I have been waiting to fly this geobat plane I built for over a month now. I have previously been too nervice with all my unseccessful RC flights with numerous just RC planes...But today was different, I walked out side, notices little to no wind and thought... TODAY'S THE DAY!


I have both an onboard camera, and a ground camera to see everything thats happening!

Please Enjoy!


The Maiden flight of the Beeler UAV Part 10…


Added by Anthony Bee on July 12, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Ar.drone challenge and finals in Paris and Las Vegas

Just found it...Far away from UAV challenge, but could be fun…


Added by Dimitar Kolev on July 12, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Two planes and one pilot ?



yes, I did it : pilot two planes at the same time :p



The main plane is a FunCub equipped with UavDevBoard and on board tracking video camera.

The second plane is a stock EasyStar, carrying another UavDevBoard, only to send its position.

I took off with the FunCub and put it in autonomous mode. Me having in my…


Added by Riccardo Kuebler on July 12, 2011 at 12:33am — 12 Comments

Red Meat - GPS Module for $19

New at Mouser, This module needs an antenna.


Added by bGatti on July 11, 2011 at 9:53pm — 8 Comments

3D Robotics
Telemetry kit back in stock -- now includes great custom cable

The popular DIY Drones Telemetry Kit is back in stock and better than ever! It now includes a custom XtreamBee adapter-to-APM cable. No more fiddling around with jumper cables and having to check if one fell off (or…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 11, 2011 at 6:18pm — 3 Comments

FreeIMU + new pressure sensor


Added by Dimitar Kolev on July 11, 2011 at 2:08am — 17 Comments

FPV Tricopter films jumping alligators

It was such a cool place to fly FPV. My favorite flight was probably when I got to chase the airboat.

I knew tigers were big but until you meet one face to face you can’t really imagine how massive and powerful they really are. Luckily this tiger was super well trained and were more like a big cat than a fierce killer. 

The alligators really wanted…


Added by David Windestål on July 11, 2011 at 1:25am — 17 Comments

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