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GeoTagging Images on Mission Planner


Geo-tagged aerial pictures are very useful for mosaic mapping as well as the creation of accurate 3D models from a terrain.

Michael Oborne added a great tool for injecting GPS data on the EXIF tags by using APM's telemetry log from a flight.

This tutorial was…


Added by Sandro Benigno on December 13, 2012 at 7:30am — 98 Comments

Winter Quading

Just a short video of some winter flying in Edmonton, Canada. The first day the temperature was around -8C (17F) the second day it was -15C (5F). I keep the batteries warm until use and didn't notice any decrease in capacitance.  I have a 20ft cord on the FPV ground station so I place the station outside and fly from inside the garage. I have had no problem with…


Added by Emile L. on December 13, 2012 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

Vortex radio waves could boost wireless capacity “infinitely”

I am curious about and learning Vortex Maths of Marko Rodin and Double Torus Universe pattern and how they can apply to radio communications and I found someone already did.  Vortex radio waves could boost wireless capacity “infinitely”. Using this method to boost bandwidth of ground station and drone radio communication.



Added by Ralph Wu on December 13, 2012 at 4:00am — 3 Comments

3D Robotics
A stylish skateboarding video shot with a drone


Behind the scenes:

From Buzzfeed:…


Added by Chris Anderson on December 12, 2012 at 10:30pm — 6 Comments

3D Robotics
Reddit AMA with me today at 12:30 PM PST

Thanks to our friends at Vice Magazine/Motherboard TV, who did the excellent Drone On documentary on us and the domestic drone movement, I'm going to be doing an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit today at 12:30-3:00pm PST.…


Added by Chris Anderson on December 12, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

The Camp David Antenna

I just think how to build a highly sensiive antenna for my drone using Golden Ratio. Eric Dollard give me the answer.


The Camp David Antenna



Added by Ralph Wu on December 12, 2012 at 4:01am — 3 Comments

New 433Mhz Tracking Antenna

While looking around for a 433 tracking antenna we found out that:

1) There isnt much…


Added by Exmaps on December 12, 2012 at 2:57am — 7 Comments

3D Robotics
DARPA tests an arm-equipped UAV

From Gizmag:

For some time now, engineers have been researching the possibility of equipping UAVs (unmanned air vehicles) with robotic arms. This…


Added by Chris Anderson on December 11, 2012 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

3D Robotics
Drone learns from humans how to navigate a forest

From the ROS blog:

The Robotics Institute at CMU has been developing systems to learn from humans.…


Added by Chris Anderson on December 11, 2012 at 10:59pm — 1 Comment

Low Cost Thermal Pan Tilt Zoom (FLIR PTZ) Gimbal WISH LIST

What would you like to see in a thermal pan tilt platform to make it effective for UAV usage?

I am with a company called SPI Corp and we manufacture a low cost multi sensor pan tilt platform called the M1-D. The M1-D initially was developed for use on ground vehicles but due to its light weight, small size and low cost it has become very popular with folks in the aerial imaging world…


Added by Randall Kolchins on December 11, 2012 at 11:26am — 93 Comments

3D Robotics
An in-depth video on hunters shooting animal rights drone

Warning: this is a political video from an animal rights group, so it's very anti-hunting. However, the analysis of the damage to the hexacopter when it was shot is interesting. 

Added by Chris Anderson on December 11, 2012 at 8:00am — 34 Comments += +


Now you can filter propellers by type of blades (standard or folding):…


Added by Alexander Novikov on December 11, 2012 at 2:50am — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
Erk. My home town, Berkeley, wants to establish a "no drone zone"

Silly political gestures (banning model airplanes with cameras!) are par for the course in Berkeley, where I live and the 3D Robotics Bay Area offices are located. Thankfully, they usually don't pass or aren't enforced.

From …


Added by Chris Anderson on December 11, 2012 at 1:05am — 30 Comments

Japan pedal power aims for human flight record


A team in Japan are hoping pedal-power will beat the world record for a human-propelled plane—in a flying machine made from polystyrene, they said Monday.

Team Aeroscepsy say a…


Added by elad orbach on December 10, 2012 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Technology can replace the clever head, but can not save them from evil...

First, load the fuselage to an inability to move. And…


Added by Vladimir "Lazy" Khudyakov on December 10, 2012 at 9:30am — 11 Comments

Techpod production update

Hey everyone,

 I am happy to announce that aluminum molds for mass producing the techpod are nearly ready to start cranking out airplanes!…


Added by wayne garris on December 10, 2012 at 1:30am — 12 Comments

Research on New Generation of GPS Vulnerabilities Published

Slashdot is carrying a story about new research published by the good folks at…


Added by Michael Pursifull on December 9, 2012 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

DC Area Drone User Group Indoor Fly

  The DC Area Drone User Group had a successful indoor flying event at the University of Maryland College Park. Nineteen people and eleven robots were in attendance. The group's organizer offered a case of beer to anyone who could get their…


Added by Timothy Reuter on December 9, 2012 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Deep Reaper Adventures - First Month

Here is a compilation of clips from the best flights from my first month flying my new FPV Deep Reaper wing. The first minute or so is my maiden flight, and the rest of the video features clips from various flights around the Denver area.

Here's a shot of my plane and ground station:…


Added by Patrick McKay on December 9, 2012 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

F-117 BUG(Butterfly Unmanned Glider) Project Part 2

F-117 BUG(Butterfly Unmanned Glider) Project Part 2:


Url to Part 1:…


Added by Joshua Johnson on December 9, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

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