All Blog Posts Tagged 'UAV' (376)

Compact Rugged Ground Control Station

It's been a while since I posted write-ups or photos of any of our latest series or batch production models here, but this system has been available since March this year, so I'm not putting this out any further.…

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Added by Azjeg on December 2, 2017 at 9:56am — 8 Comments

KapetAir VTOL test flight

KapetAir is a fixed wing VTOL UAV featuring patent pending rotors that is designed to become a workhorse for remote sensing operations whether they are mapping, precision agriculture or industrial inspections.…

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Added by Luka on November 26, 2017 at 1:00pm — 12 Comments

My Bixler UAV project

 Hello everyone,

Today I am going to introduce my UAV Bixler project.

I bought this Bixler airplane from H.King about several months ago and wanted to put pixhawk in it to test how well it can fly autonomously.

After receiving the plane I searched the web to get any information about how to modify the plane. There are many DIY examples on such thing however most of them requires cutting the fuselage half or cutting the entire nose section. I think this…

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Added by Xrotors.net on October 21, 2017 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

6S4P 22.2V 17Ah 60A Panasonic NCR20700B - CMEC battery pack for UAV

Design, dimensions and technical specifications.

  • Cell count: 24 (same rank cells)…
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Added by Cristian Miuta on October 16, 2017 at 10:24am — 7 Comments

What is the key to designing a High-Performance UAV?

Which is the key to designing a High-Performance UAV?

Answer: Extreme customization of the battery pack with high-energy density cylindrical cells!

We can maximize the performance through engineering a very custom battery pack. This is the key to develop a…

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Added by Cristian Miuta on October 13, 2017 at 4:30am — No Comments

FPV airplane flying 120 minutes and 100 km range with an 6S6P NCR18650GA battery pack

Design, dimensions and technical specifications.

  • Cell count: 36 (same rank cells)…
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Added by Cristian Miuta on October 1, 2017 at 4:57am — 1 Comment

How to measure height of a ceiling in 2017 using modern technology :)



Modern technology can help to end a simple argument about matters like how high this ceiling:) If the ones that argue are Engineers then this has to be solved in a proper way. Well, how? Using a laser meter? Yikes! is this the best you come up with?  

Drones... Barometric Pressure... 3D printer... Drones... Barometric  Altimeter... Are you catching where I am going through? 

We have a lot of flying stuff at the office but Parrot Cargo…

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Added by Mustafa TULU on September 29, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

UAV/Drone Battery - 6S6P 90A 1998W assembled with Panasonic Li-ion NCR20700B cells

6S6P 90A NCR20700B

Designed to power supply the high-efficiency electric-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or unmanned ground vehicles (UGV)…

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Added by Cristian Miuta on September 23, 2017 at 10:00am — 5 Comments


100KM
DeltaQuad VTOL completes 100KM autonomous mission carrying a 1KG payload

This Saturday at DronesLab we achieved an important milestone in the final steps towards the public release of the DeltaQuad: A 100KM autonomous mission carrying a 1KG payload. This marks the achievement of the most important goal we have set when we started the development of this vehicle over a year…

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Added by sander on August 30, 2017 at 1:19pm — 44 Comments

USG-301 - Full HD gimbal with 30x optical zoom

Hello everyone!

I have posted several times information about our 3-axis gyro-stabilized gimbals, but this time we decided to release a short video with close up review and actual footage from the gimbal itself. USG-301 is one of the most popular products from our line of gimbals. It features state of the art Full HD Sony…

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Added by Jacob Cereteli on August 9, 2017 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment


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THOR hybrid UAV hovers like a helicopter, flies like a plane

The THOR prototype can transition from hover to fixed-wing cruise mode by rotating its wings into ...

The THOR prototype can transition from hover to fixed-wing cruise mode by rotating its wings into alignment

Conventional multicopter drones are excellent at hovering and VTOL, but they can't cover long distances as efficiently as fixed-wing aircraft. A team of students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design is trying to get the best of both worlds with the Transformable HOvering…

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Added by Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV) on July 27, 2017 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

New Survey: Drone Use and Market Trends in Business and Industry

We just announced the start of its 2017 Drone Market Sector Research, which promises to be our most comprehensive study of drone market trends and usage to date. The online portion of this…

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Added by Colin Snow on July 11, 2017 at 3:28pm — 1 Comment

UAV/UAS University Design Project

Hello fellow aviators,

I am part of an undergraduate team of Aerospace Engineers at Oklahoma State University. We have spent all semester doing research on and designing low RCS target drones to help train our Military. This weekend is our final capstone competition. A portion of the scoring metric is Facebook "likes" on our team's marketing…

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Added by Merl Prichard on April 28, 2017 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Robotized Radiation Mapping

Dear community members,

This is very preliminary work on aerial robotic radiation detection in real-time and in a GPS-denied manner. The robot localizes based on visual-inertial data and integrates a deferentially installed 2-radiation detectors solution to exploit their polarity characteristics. Most of the research is ahead but we…

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Added by Kostas Alexis on April 25, 2017 at 6:26pm — No Comments

The War is Not Over: Why Agriculture Drones Deserve a Closer Look

As many of you know I’ve been researching and writing about agriculture drone solutions since early 2012. I recently came across this OpEd in PrecisionAg titled “Opinion:…

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Added by Colin Snow on March 31, 2017 at 3:35pm — 4 Comments

New UAV helidrone from Helipse the HE 220 E

• Weight: 6.8 kg

• Total take off weight: 23 kg

• Autonomy: more than 1 hour

• Payload 4 to 12 kg (depending flytime)…

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Added by HELIPSE on March 27, 2017 at 9:54am — 5 Comments

F5J based UAV platform

Just got an Optimus F5J glider and converting it to an FPV/UAV platform.

Done some 3D designs in hope of finishing it before Summer.

Optimus build progress

Added by Mark on March 6, 2017 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

UAV Challenge - Medical Express 2018

Sponsors and Organisers

Here we go again!

Same place, same time in 2018, and mostly the same rules!

The main differences to last years event are:

  • 3 separate prizes depending on level of achievement
    • $25,000 for completing the mission with the highest points 
    • $25,000 for using type 2 autonomy (now being redefined as "no controller/user interference, but with constant comms link to controller)
    •  $25,000 to avoid Dynamic No Fly Zones (details…
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Added by JB on March 5, 2017 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Multi-UAV flights for simultaneous meteorological measurements

At the end of 2015, our UAV research lab at the French Civil Aviation University took part to an atmospheric research project with Meteo-France (CNRS-GAME and ENM) teams at the Atmospheric Research Center of Lannemezan…

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Added by Gautier Hattenberger on January 19, 2017 at 3:30am — 9 Comments

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