All Blog Posts Tagged 'APM' (161)

Aeromapper Talon mapping drone

It's been already a while ago since we started selling one of our newest drones based on the Talon UAV airframe: the Aeromapper Talon.

In this occasion we wanted to use a large foam aircraft, something that was compact and yet large to offer 60 minutes endurance carrying a Sony Nex 5 with wide angle lens (as standard sensor, but more sensors are available). We…


Added by Mauricio on November 3, 2014 at 10:38am — 16 Comments

The DroneCode Project just launched

Dronecode Project to advance development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; 3D Robotics, Baidu, Box, DroneDeploy, Intel, jDrones, Laser Navigation (Virtualrobotix), Qualcomm Technologies, SkyWard, Squadrone System, Walkera and Yuneec among founding members.

Read more at…


Added by Jani Hirvinen on October 13, 2014 at 4:00am — 5 Comments

Custom built APM mini quad.

Just want to share my scratch built FPV quad made with my new CNC machine :) Called "the butterfly" name picked by my Fiance 

This was my first CNC project I gave myself.. It has been a great learning experience learning all the different techniques required to design, and translate that design…


Added by Nick on September 10, 2014 at 11:30am — 21 Comments

APM Planner 2.0.15-rc1 (Beta Release)

APM Planner 2.0.15-rc1 release is available.

When we released 2.0.14, we added a feature to subscribe to beta releases (we've called them 'release candidates' i.e. rc releases)

If you would like to help us test these new releases before we declare them stable (which would be awesome!) You…


Added by Bill Bonney on August 29, 2014 at 1:30pm — 5 Comments

APM Telemetry using an Android Smartphone

A big enabler for UAVs going forward, especially with respect to commercialization, will be improving telemetry range. On that note, I've released my MAV Downlink Android application and associated tools today.

MAV Downlink opens up a new communication pathway for you to talk to your UAV while it…


Added by James Betker on August 4, 2014 at 6:30am — 73 Comments

EasyWing FPV flying wing

Hi, let me introduce my new FPV flying wing, the modded EasyWing.

The original EasyWing was designed by JAN-CHE in Hungary (link to JCP webshop), also he has been cutted all the EPP parts for me. Many thanks on his support!!!



Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on August 3, 2014 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

APM Planner 2.0.13 released (was 2.0.12/11 released)

NOTE: Parameter settings was also broken. Next release we will also have 'beta' releases so we can avoid these simple mistakes…


Added by Bill Bonney on July 14, 2014 at 5:00pm — 66 Comments

PX4Flow Optical Flow Sensor on APM 2.5 and Pixhawk with AC 3.2 Libraries

Hi, i´m making my own firmware based on the ArduCopter 3.2 Libraries, i have implemented various flight modes like STABILIZE, LOITER, ALT HOLD, RTL, AUTO, but changing the control law and configuring…


Added by Sergio Reyes Sánchez on July 12, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Tarot 680PRO HEX - Now shipping fully Ready to Fly APM packages

Firstly congratulations to all those that took part in the SparkFun 2014 AVC challenge on the weekend. 

Just showing off our new mid sized Ready To Fly APM Hexacopters.

 2Kg payload test on vimeo



Added by Mark Steyn on June 23, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

3D Robotics
The Tale of BeaglePilot: The world’s first Linux-based autopilot

The history:

The BeaglePilot project started three years ago, when Víctor Mayoral Vilches (DIY page), researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology and co-founder of…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on June 4, 2014 at 4:00pm — 22 Comments

Successful test of the Cheerson CX-20 (APM + Arducoper firmware inside)

I have successfully tested the Cheerson CX-20 Auto-Pathfinder (also called the Quanum NOVA). This quadcopter uses an APM v2.52 with the ArduCopter v3.1.2 already installed. It fly very well and all the Arducopter features are working very well....

Above, a video during the maiden flight of the CX-20 has been taken with a  GoPro 3 "Black Edition" mounted on the anti-jello mounting…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on May 29, 2014 at 2:13am — 57 Comments

APM Planner 2.0.10 release

[NOTE: There is a problem with autoupdate in APM Planner 2.0.9 (previous) to this release, users needs to manually update to this release from ]

Some highlights of items new in this…


Added by Bill Bonney on May 26, 2014 at 12:30pm — 42 Comments

Anti-Jello Camera Mount Test And Vertical Acceleration Test

This is only the 4th or 5th flight since installing my new carbon fiber props from Hobby King and I have to say, between that and my DIY wire rope "jello killer" camera mount, the video is looking pretty good. Especially considering I don't have a gimbal.

Anyway, I was…


Added by Crady von Pawlak on May 15, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Mini Talon

I googled around DIYD trying to find a post on the Mini Talon but couldn't find anything. Not long after the X-UAV Talon the Mini Talon made its debut! So far I've had this backpacked sized drone up for about 30 minutes in a auto mission. Packed with a 4s4000 pack, 8x4.5 prop and a 2216-1250kv…


Added by Scott Fuller on May 14, 2014 at 1:30pm — 15 Comments

3D Robotics
Dronecon 2014 Call for Submissions!

Dronecon is the annual DIY Drones–3D Robotics developer conference. Dronecon 2014 will bring together developers, participants, hackers, academics, and makers from the DIY Drones and Ardupilot communities. This is your chance to hear lead developers discuss their work in the past year on land, sea, and air vehicles,…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on May 13, 2014 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Large Rover fully autonomous

This is F.L.O.O.P.Y. 42. The Robot uses 2 12 volt batteries(24v) controller is a dimension engineering 2x25. It is currently using a APM 2.6 with external compass and gps purchased from 3DRobotics.The drive system are 2 power chair motors

operating at 24volts.Also has 1240 maxbotic sonar on front…


Added by Larry A Amati on May 7, 2014 at 4:30am — 5 Comments

3D Robotics
The First RC-Accessible VTOL Drone Runs APM

On the heels of the Arcturus JUMP flight, thought it might be nice to announce that Adam Sloan and John Hampton, the two-man crew that is BirdsEyeView Aerobotics, have just developed the first RC-accessible VTOL drone, the FireFly6—and it runs on…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on April 30, 2014 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

APM2.5.2 & 2.6 MIC5219-3.3YM5 (GL33) Regulator Mod & Alternate Capacitor Mod

APM2.5.2 & 2.6 MIC5219-3.3YM5 (GL33) Regulator Mod & Alternate Capacitor Mod

Supplies Needed:

MIC5219-3.3YM5 SOT23-5 Package 3.3V Fixed Voltage Regulator

0402 or 0603 size SMD 470Ω Resistor ( Marked [471] )

(1) 1206 size 100uf 6.3V Ceramic Capacitor or (2) 1206 size 47uf 6.3V Ceramic Capacitors;…


Added by Paul Krajewski on April 23, 2014 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

My First Quadcopter with xtPilot [Setup]

Hi Guys,

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 -…


Added by Thanh Nguyen on April 11, 2014 at 5:00pm — 14 Comments

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