Our goal is to overcome the endurance limitations of an electric multicopter, while keeping the multirotor platform we are so enthusiastic about. This VTOL UAV has 2.5 hr estimated flight time with payload, and around 4 hours endurance…Continue
On a wide, flat western Virginia field, home to the Culpeper Barnstormers radio controlled aircraft club, a bright white DJI Phantom 3 hovers in the afternoon sun like some oversized insect from the future. One of our colleagues…Continue
We’re excited to announce that our
subscription based CADDrones.com community is now FREE for anyone to join. All members now have full access to every page and feature free of charge. Now that we are no longer subscription based we will not have the available resources to hire contractors for the needed positions. Our goal is to make CAD,…
Added by Joshua Johnson on October 6, 2015 at 12:33am — No Comments
Drones raced and crashed at the first annual Bridger Cup drone flying competition Saturday. It was all good fun but the technology that powers drones can make them a lot more than toys. Tech giants like Amazon are looking to drones to change the way they deliver to customers.
Big Sky UAV CEO, Pepper Petersen, said, "The reason Amazon wants to deliver packages with drones isn't because they like drones or…Continue
Added by Pepper Petersen on September 19, 2015 at 7:49pm — No Comments
A "wearable" UAV/FPV GCS with a twist
Here's an update to our handheld (or rather body worn) modular commercial/civilian UAV GCS, an all-in-one FPV system with a fully functional integrated PC telemetry head. This is something that we've had in the works for some time now,…Continue
Team West Coast UAV achieved one of our major milestones during testing on the weekend, controlling multiple UAVs through a multi-point comms network suitable for the 2016 Outback Challenge.
One of the main challenges for our mission will be establishing reliable communications between our ground station and the retrieval aircraft when it lands at a distance of over 10 km away. To solve…Continue
Hello DIY Drones Universe,
Here at our CAD Drones Community we've uploaded our very basic 3D Printable "CAD Quad v1.0" Multirotor Design Project and zip folder downloads. We have downloads of Solidworks 2015 Student Edition Parts, Assembly, and Drawing File that have been converted to .stl and .step files for you CAD users who don't have or use…Continue
Added by Joshua Johnson on September 9, 2015 at 11:51pm — No Comments
The Brazilian Aviation Agency (ANAC) has released the newest iteration of their proposed rules for UAV operation (VANT, in Portuguese), and is requesting public feedback until October 3rd, 2015. The official release is linked at the bottom. Feedback can be sent by e-mail to …Continue
The EC-SAFEMOBIL project, initiative that belongs to the VII Framework Programme for R&D of the European Commission led and coordinated by CATEC and the University of Seville in the field of unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) and robotics, continues advancing its research and has achieved…Continue
I have started a petition to stop the newest California drone law. Please consider signing so safe operators can continue flying and innovating. Thank you.…Continue
Madrid-based Alpha Unmanned Systems, SL is pleased to announce that the Volcani Center of Israel has acquired two of its Sniper Helicopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for use in agricultural research.…Continue
I'd like to share with you the latest development of our small team - a high-load hexacopter project.
The design is intended to be a compromise between price, power and efficiency. The frame made from locally-sourced square aluminium profiles, motors, props and ESC's ordered from…Continue
Hello DIY Drones Universe,
Last week we announced that we are searching for 20 Beta Testers for our NEW Drone Recovery Parachute System (Link to Beta Testers Blog Post). We've received a few dozen emails from folks interested in…Continue
Hello Diy Drones Universe,
Here at CAD Drones LLC we are currently looking for 20 Beta Testers of the Drone Parachute System we are now currently selling. To get this affordable product to the Drone Industry we have to have video from people sharing their success with our product! Currently…Continue
Our Drone Parachute Products:
The Parachutes and Packs are made out of a durable fabric that allows you to mount a recovery parachute on your Quadcopter, Fixed Wing Plane, Model Aircraft, and even R/C Boats! They come in…Continue
I've mentioned on a couple of posts over the last few months that we've been hard at work developing a fully integrated ground control station and gave it the first public airing at Skytech in London last week. It is built around the patented Wing control…Continue
All the craze is with multirotors these days but fixed wing aircraft have capabilities that rotorcraft do not. There aren't many videos of the 3DR Aero in action so we put this video introduction together. Hope you enjoy it.
It’s the perfect platform for regularly acquiring highly detailed and actionable data for large-scale operations such as…Continue
The video above attempts to provide a "Behind the Scenes" view of how we are capturing the NDVI composite images while working with a local farmer and a section of his wheat crop.
The on board video, captured images, along with…Continue
Looks like this is the week of big UAV announcements with the launch of the Airware platform for commercial drone use.Continue
This is a quick overview of my masters research work that you might find interesting. I've been posting in the drones-discuss developer mailing list and a couple of people suggested I make a post over here for everyone to see. The associated paper is titled "Relief and Emergency Communication…Continue