UAV mapping is getting easier by the day. From agriculture to mining and construction, companies are looking for real time mapping to increase…Continue
First and foremost, we need to take a moment to acknowledge the fact that we are here because of you. Plain and simple. We love being a part of this community and have been working tirelessly to make the Albatross a reality for you.
Now that it’s almost there, we thought we would show everyone not…Continue
Was glad to be part of this meeting. And here's the write-up about the recent event from one of the attendees.
(Pasay City, Philippines) - The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) recently opened its doors to a “UAV Industry Stakeholder” Conference with various…Continue
Added by Teejay on March 1, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
We started to make a lightweight, high performance, long endurance UAV airplane for multiple purposes. The features will be, live monitoring, 3D aerial mapping, thermal monitoring ect. To make an extra challenge for our self we planned to make the air plane weight less than 1 kg and see how quickly we can make the plane.
3D print is that it allows us to print very…Continue
In the news: Nice article in Gizmag reporting on Krossblade's SkyProwler VTOL transformer UAV.
Like a quadcopter, the SkyProwler has four horizontal propellers that allow it to perform vertical take-offs and landings, and to hover in mid-air. A closer look at the technology and specifications in the article.
Making maps with the help of small UAVs seems to be easy enough. However, when geometric accuracy is critical, how do you determine and state the estimated accuracy of your mapping product? One way is to establish a test bed with a redundancy of accurately surveyed check points which are used as…Continue
Interesting article about commercial applications of drones, including impact of FAA regulations. Aerial photography currently the No 1 application of civilian drones. …Continue
Added by Katrina Rosen on February 2, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
Results photogrammetric flight fixed wing UAV and multicopter with APM2.6 And PIKHAWK Agisoft processed and later work with GIS.
Habitat team fixed wing, rotary wing, ground station, traker pach antenna for video and Moxon antenna for telemetry.…Continue
The global Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) market is valued at $6,762 million in 2014 and is expected to show a robust growth to reach $10,573 million in 2020, registering a CAGR of 7.73%, till 2020. The market is being driven by the rise in demand for non defense applications and the increased UAV functionality to perform complex operations which…Continue
My name is Raviv Raz and I am a co-founder of a really cool startup called Percepto. I really hope you will like it since it pretty much grew out of reading and following this community.
Percepto is an add-on device, some may call a companion computer, that is designed to give almost any UAV computer vision…Continue
Recently I was approached about one of my previous blog posts on Vineyard Surveys by a Drone Startup based in San Francisco, Drone Deploy. In my previous blogs I’ve stated the importance of a whole system approach to UAV work with a smooth end-to-end flow. It’s not about the drone, or how sexy it is. It’s using the…Continue
An example of the new geo-spatial products and virtual surveying and planning tools which we can bring to the farmer's kitchen table today - safely, harmlessly and economically, over and over again. All thanks to small UAVs - the new personal mapping systems. Thanks to the tremendous contributions from the DIY Drone community, small enterprises can now offer new cost saving…Continue
The full article can be read in the online edition here: …Continue
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Come check out our UAV Ace Challenges. We have different categories for all different types of flyers. In the…Continue
Added by Mitchell Valentine on January 1, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
I came across this interesting video:
As you can see in the video they have managed to control the coaxial design without using a swash plate and all the complicated mechanisms required for that. It looks like this is an excellent concept for very light weight systems. I do wonder how easy this can be scaled up into a device that can actually carry any…Continue
I'm happy to share with you today BreezeUAV.
BreezeUAV is an autopilot running on Arduino Mega 2560 which allow the user to do some automatic missions or to fly in "semi-automatic" mode with a Joystick. In fact, instead of controlling the surface controls of the airplane, the joystick define the euler angles desired. Then the autopilot, using PID controllers, stabilize the UAV.
I first decide to implement the whole system on a Yak…
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We received one of a few Sky Observer samples ZETA Science had available for testing a couple of weeks ago for evaluation before they go into production, assembled it and took it for a test flight.
The RTF model is very near completion with all electronics and cabling cleanly and…Continue