All Blog Posts Tagged 'UAV' (289)

My First UAV project


My name's Gabriel.

Basically I am a software developer. My previous work was in the avionics field as a s/w developer. But that was several years ago. Since then I did web dev (Django) and a little bit of native iOS development.

For several years I've been looking on many DIY and commercial UAV projects. And I find the whole thing very interesting and fascinating. 

So I finally started my own project.

It will be a DIY quadcopter. I think that…


Added by gamil.gabriel on March 28, 2012 at 12:05pm — 3 Comments

Lockheed Martin Offering a Commerical UAV in 2012

Ok, so the heading is a little misleading.  By UAV, Lockheed probably means Umanned Aquatic Vehicle.  They're planning to offer this UAV for sale in late 2012.  But, seriously, maybe we all need to get out of the air and into the water.  Is there such a thing as FSA (Federal Submarine Authority) or does Transport Canada have regulations for submarine…


Added by Ellison Chan on March 27, 2012 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

Ground Based OSD

So after reading through the comments on this post, it got me thinking about the possibility of using the MinimOSD, or soon to be released jDrones MiniOSD, on the ground to have one less item up in the air. The appeal of keeping the aircraft…


Added by healthyfatboy on March 23, 2012 at 9:07pm — 10 Comments

Supersonic UAV School Project Graduates into a Business

A University of Colorado Asst. Professor is transitioning his GoJett Supersonic UAV project into a business.

From University of Colorado News:

"The UAV is intended to shape the next generation of flight experimentation… Its…


Added by Shannon Morrisey on February 24, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Full AUTO-AUTO LANDING with the ArduCopter v2.4xp with a Quadcopter and an Helicopter.

Here some videos samples of 8 full AUTO-LANDING tests flights that I have done with the firwmare ArduCopter v2.4xp1 (JLN mod). I have updated the official ArduCopter v2.4 firmware with a special Auto-Landing mod that I have developped and tested successfully in the previous…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on February 20, 2012 at 12:30pm — 33 Comments

BOB4 - new website in english! (Indoor UAV)

I finally translated all the website of my home-made UAV in english.…


Added by Leon on February 12, 2012 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

How to NOT get grounded by FAA...

Hello all!

Just a suggestion for those who got affected by the FAA enforcement policies against UAVs used for aerial Photography in LA area, and even if you are not affected by this you can use our telescopic masts that go up to 60 ft high.


No crashes, no more "mayday mayday, my batteries are dying", no police asking questions, no repairs and no parts to be ordered for replacement......

Most of my customers and even myself are…


Added by Mauricio on February 8, 2012 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments

AEROGIS Image processing services - not only for UAV images

Hi UAV operators,

I would like to introduce GISCATs UAV / MAV aerial image processing service - AEROGIS

AEROGIS services convert your digital metric or non-metric aerial photos into sophisticated value-added digital products like ortho-mosaic images, 3D-surface models and high quality maps. AEROGIS has already successfully processed great numbers of images covering a broad…


Added by Thomas Kremmers on February 7, 2012 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

Congress Passes UAV Bill

The flying robot equality bill aims to end prejudice inside heavily segregated FAA airspace, among other things.

From The Washington Post:

"The FAA is also required under the…


Added by Shannon Morrisey on February 6, 2012 at 5:10pm — 17 Comments

ArduCopter with the APM v2: Long duration LOITER test (GPS position Hold) with the firmware v2.2 B4xp1

Here a video of a long duration LOITER (GPS position Hold) with my QRO quadcopter piloted by the ArduMega v2 board and the firmware ArduCopter v2.2 B4xp1 (with JLN mod). The flight is very stable and secure.…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on January 25, 2012 at 1:14pm — 10 Comments

Our first flight ever

Hello! This is our first UAV video and some clips from our first flights. We never done anything like it and you will enoy the crashes :p Our prodject is to build a UAV with the beagleboard mini computer, wify, 3g, auto pilot. But for now we

will have to learn how to fly RC,

Pictures can be found on our facebook page, just like…


Added by ITA on January 22, 2012 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

How Fast Can You Fly Without Crashing?

A professor at MIT developed an equation to determine the fastest theoretical air-speed for obstacle avoidance.

From Science Blog:  "Emilio Frazzoli, an associate professor of aeronautics and…


Added by Shannon Morrisey on January 19, 2012 at 9:43pm — 7 Comments

ArduCopter in Action - Flying an Helicopter in HIL mode

Here a video about the HIL tests of the firmware ArduCopter v2.2 b2xp2 (with JLN updates) with an Helicopter in H1 mode (Raptor 30 type) on the AeroSIM-RC simulator.

The tested features are:


- LOITER mode (GPS position Hold),

- RTL (Return To Launch),

- AUTO mode (GPS…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on January 19, 2012 at 1:17am — 12 Comments

ArduCopter in action: Testing the QuadCopter (HIL mode) on X-Plane v9

ArduCopter in action: Testing the QuadCopter (HIL mode) on X-Plane v9

Here a video a the ArduMega board (2560 or 1280) with the firmware ArduCopter v2.1.1b (JLN update for X-Plane) connected on the X-Plane simulator throught the APM Planner in HIL mode. The QuadCopter QRO has been modelized for X-Plane v9.0 (or greater) so as get a closest replication of a true QuadCopter UAV.

This is a very good method for testing all the features of the ArduCopter…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on December 30, 2011 at 6:34am — 71 Comments

ArduCopter v2.1 firmware: Full test flight

In this video you will find a full test of the ArduCopter v2.1 that I have done with my QRO (Quad Rotor Observer) done on december 17, 2011.…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on December 18, 2011 at 4:55am — 5 Comments

X8 flying wing

New wing from Skywalker factory >>X8 UAV platform

For those who want Long range / Long flying time / High payload the new X8 wing will get you there..…


Added by Robert Krogh (hooks) on December 13, 2011 at 11:30am — 181 Comments

ArduCopter V2 in Action - Full navigation in AUTO mode

Here a video of a full autonomous navigation in AUTO mode of the QRO (Quad Rotor Observer) with the firmware Arducopter v2.0.56a. The waypoints have been recorded in flight with the Switch on Ch7.

Successful tests of modes: ALT_HOLD, LOITER, AUTO, WP_SAVE, STABLE, SIMPLE.

The heading is locked with the help of a 3 axis magnetometer, the altitude is only locked by a barometric pressure (no…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on December 10, 2011 at 1:57pm — 13 Comments

New UAV airframe available and a little bit about us...


BACK IN THE RACE!  for those considering UAV airframes for their aerial photography and photomapping applications we now have available the AeroMapper UAV.  A high performance electric glider integrated with  a UAV Payload Bay Module that offers great room and protection…


Added by Mauricio on December 10, 2011 at 9:58am — 2 Comments

ArduCopter V2 in Action - Full autonomous flight

Here a video of a new serie of tests of my quadcopter (QRO) during a full autonomous flight in RTL and LOITER mode (GPS position Hold)  with the firmware Arducopter v2.0.54 + stability patch. The altitude is only locked by a barometric pressure (no sonar and no optical flow sensor).

The quadcopter autonomous flight is really stable and safe, the Jason' stability patch on the…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on December 3, 2011 at 3:36am — 7 Comments

Successful tests flights of the ArduCopter v2.0.51



Hello to All,

I have done successful tests flights with the version of the ArduCopter v2.0.51 (original firmware version, not modified). I have used a hands build quadcopter frame (550 mm wide) . In spite of the windy and gusty weather (wind 18 Km/h gusting 22 Km/h), I have been very suprised by the stability of my quadcopter with this new firmware (thanks to Jason and to the DIY Drones team).…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on November 27, 2011 at 9:23am — 16 Comments

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