All Blog Posts Tagged 'UAV' (331)

Successful flight test of gas+electric VTOL UAV: HYBRiX

This is the crazy project that kept us busy lately at Quaternium: a hybrid electric+gas multirotor with range extender, inspired by Hybrid cars, such as BMWi3.

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…


Added by Jose Luis Cortes on November 18, 2015 at 12:00pm — 33 Comments

From Culpeper to Copenhagen: A Week in Transatlantic Humanitarian UAV Trainings

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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…


Added by Andrew Schroeder on November 11, 2015 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Subscription Based CAD Drones Community Is Now FREE!

We’re excited to announce that our subscription based 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

Montana's Bridger Cup drone race showcases Montana's drone industry

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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…


Added by Pepper Petersen on September 19, 2015 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Full function mission control station with fold-up telemetry head

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,…


Added by Azjeg on September 18, 2015 at 3:37pm — 13 Comments

Comms Network for Multiple UAVs! West Coast UAV in the 2016 Outback Challenge

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…


Added by Ben Dellar on September 16, 2015 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

CAD Quad v1.0 - FREE STL, STEP, and Solidworks File Downloads now available!

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…


Added by Joshua Johnson on September 9, 2015 at 11:51pm — No Comments

Proposed Brazilian UAV regulation is open for public consultation

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 …


Added by Thiago Silva on September 4, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Landing of a helicopter UAV on a mobile platform without GPS

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…


Added by Antidio Viguria on September 1, 2015 at 2:11am — 9 Comments

Stop California Bad Drone Law

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.…


Added by Jimmy Oliver on August 28, 2015 at 5:00pm — 27 Comments

Spanish company Alpha Unmanned Systems, SL takes off in Israel


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.…


Added by Alejandra Parada on June 23, 2015 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

Huge high-payload hexacopter

Hi everyone!

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…


Added by Artyom Maxim on June 14, 2015 at 10:00am — 12 Comments

CAD Drones is seeking Beta Testers and Devs who want to help finish experimental Pixhawk Parachute Feature

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…


Added by Joshua Johnson on June 1, 2015 at 8:45pm — 2 Comments

NEW Drone Recovery Parachute System Looking For 20 Beta Testers!

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…


Added by Joshua Johnson on May 21, 2015 at 2:39pm — 7 Comments

CAD Drones - NEW Drone Recovery Parachute System

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…


Added by Joshua Johnson on May 20, 2015 at 2:51am — 14 Comments

Fully integrated ground control station

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…


Added by Sam Worthington on April 28, 2015 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

3DR Aero Intro and Flight Demo

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…


Added by AKRCGUY on April 25, 2015 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

NDVI Wheat Crop Surveys - Behind the Scenes Video & Panoramic

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…


Added by Mike Governale on April 16, 2015 at 2:31pm — 8 Comments

Launch of Airware

Looks like this is the week of big UAV announcements with the launch of the Airware platform for commercial drone use.…


Added by Greg Crutsinger on April 16, 2015 at 10:30am — 8 Comments

Autonomous UAV Clustering Network

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…


Added by Paul Bupe on April 14, 2015 at 1:23pm — 14 Comments

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