All Blog Posts Tagged 'UAV' (275)

Oculus Rift DK2 with MavLink head tracking and HUD, first steps (OVRPilot part 1)

This is the first post in what I hope to be a series of posts on exploring the possibilities in using the Oculus Rift alongside a UAV. The plan in the long run is to create a GCS for the Oculus Rift or other HMDs that gives you a feeling of actually sitting up in the air being able to look…


Added by Nils Högberg on September 13, 2014 at 3:56pm — 10 Comments

Small UAV Market Driven by Low Costs & High Production Rate

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), often known as drone is a type of aircraft that flies without a human pilot abroad. These types of vehicles are controlled by onboard computers autonomously or with help of a human-operated remote control. Advancements in the commercial as well as military vehicle technologies have…


Added by Steve Stark on August 25, 2014 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

UAS Directory Growth

We are up to 250+ firms on our directory. We are planning to do a check on hiring soon to see where the industry stands. If you have any comments send a note to we look forward to hearing from you.

It would be great to get…


Added by Eric Kubicka on August 20, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Aerial Survey in Uganda

Mark Wijnberg Land Surveyors recently completed an aerial survey of a river valley in a remote section of Western Uganda. The area is found on the Eastern slopes of the Rwenzori…


Added by Luke Wijnberg on August 19, 2014 at 6:27am — 19 Comments

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“TripAdvisor” Wiki for International UAV travel

The Humanitarian UAV Network has just launched a Wiki dedicated to collecting and storing information about international drone laws and regulations. The site includes a section for pilots…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on August 14, 2014 at 8:00am — 3 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

UAS Career Site


Added by Eric Kubicka on August 2, 2014 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

First UAV Near Miss with Ag Aircraft Reported in Pacific Northwest


From the SUAS Feed

Earlier this week a pilot from Idaho was preparing to begin a spray run through a field. Barely visible ahead of him was a small stationary object. He decided it must be a kite since a bird would not remain motionless. As he neared the object, it rapidly shot straight up.…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on July 25, 2014 at 12:00pm — 64 Comments

The Importance Of Flying A Basic System, How To Progress In UAV

This article is written for all levels of pilots to follow as a guideline in your flying progression. With the many choices that UAV pilots have today for vehicle configurations, flight management and equipment it is important to remember that your vehicle can be dangerous and expensive if not…


Added by Rob Thompson on June 24, 2014 at 7:00am — 17 Comments

CAD Drones Engineering Summer School 2014 - LIVE Sessions -

Hello DIY Drones Universe,

This is Joshua Johnson from CAD Drones, LLC.  I'm here to share with you a FREE LIVE Education Podcast that will be shared on Youtube front page of, and has a "dedicated forum for…


Added by Joshua Johnson on June 9, 2014 at 2:45am — 4 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

Lidar for the Masses?

I will start out by saying that I am in no way associated with this product or its developers or retailers.  I just ran across this while researching for another project.  It looks very exciting and very affordable price for the claimed capabilities.  Late last year while I was in researching for…


Added by Toby Lankford on June 2, 2014 at 3:30am — 10 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 — 55 Comments

Luftfotos24 releases first UAS product line

Luftfotos24 presents the first UAS product line "Beast series”. The system allows everyone to take aerial pictures, research, Orthophotos, aerial surveying and precision farming.

The unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operates completely autonomous. The autopilot is based on the well known…


Added by Martin von Kameke on May 15, 2014 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

This weekend: 3d printed UAV STL files

This weekend STL files of Barcelona 3D printed UAV will be uploaded for all of you!

I have been upgrading vertical tail in order to increase control power factor and preparing some information for the slicer process and assembly.

Sorry for the delay.

Brief explanation of this UAV with English…


Added by Jonatan Domenech on May 14, 2014 at 5:30pm — 22 Comments

Barcelona 3D printed UAV

Hi UAVers!

I would like to show you the new Barcelona 100% 3D printed UAV.…


Added by Jonatan Domenech on May 11, 2014 at 12:00pm — 27 Comments

Drone Operator Fined After Almost Hitting NYC Pedestrian

"Zablidowsky was accused by the FAA of flying in restricted airspace without obtaining permission from controllers and operating the drone in a “careless or reckless manner.”

The airspace designation above that part of New York is the same as for flights using nearby airports, including LaGuardia…


Added by John Githens on May 3, 2014 at 9:35am — 8 Comments

Airspeed, angle of attack, sideslip and flight path vector estimated in real time on APM!

We have been working for some time on a way to estimate and display important flight parameters such as angle of attack, estimated airspeed (on UAVs that do not have Pitot tubes), side slip angle or flight path vector (FPV) using a simple, robust dynamical model of the UAV and a computational method that is both fast and has computational time guarantees.…


Added by Christian Claudel on April 29, 2014 at 12:30pm — 27 Comments

Using drones to protect young deer in Germany

As published by The Guardian (link to the full story is here):

"A German wildlife rescue project is deploying small aerial drones to find young deer hiding in…


Added by John Githens on April 28, 2014 at 8:14am — 5 Comments

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