All Blog Posts Tagged 'UAV' (331)

Arduplane goes to ASPRS annual Conference

For those who dont know ASPRS, is The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 

On their 2013 Annual conference call for abstracts, gladly they included Unmanned Aerial Vehicles!!


And here we go! After almost  3 years of…


Added by James on March 3, 2013 at 4:00am — 7 Comments

Dolphins and Drones

This was a quick test at Dolphin Research Center  to see if a peduncle band if visible from the air using low cost equipment. The dolphins have been trained to wear the bands. The peduncle bands are used in case of a hurricanes to be able to identify the dolphins if they get washed out to sea in a storm. Because the dolphins do not have the skills needed to feed themselves…


Added by Kevin Brown on February 25, 2013 at 9:00pm — 8 Comments

Want to Fly UAV - Come to Oklahoma

 Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin announced a strategic plan for the state's unmanned aerial vehicle industry - A Strategic Plan for the Development of an Unmanned Aerial Systems Enterprise in the State of Oklahoma

From their home page - "USA-OK is a state…


Added by Mark Grennan on February 14, 2013 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

AR Drone 2.0 Search and Rescue

I have found a project that uses 299.00 AR Drone 2.0 as the platform for search and rescue missions. This is a very good example of UAV for good uses at toy prices. 

Details about the project are here:

They have even posted fully autonomous flight videos that look very promising. No…


Added by Me109 on February 11, 2013 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Autonomous gas powered heavy lift quadcopter we are calling HLQ

Myself and three other Mechanical Engineering students are in our last year of college and we wanted to go out with a bang.... So we though, what would be fun to build as a senior project?

Well, we decided unanimously on building a heavy lift gas powered quadcopter. It will have a payload of 50lbs, variable pitch to allow quick maneuvers and two 12.5hp two-stroke hobby motors running parallel. Each rotor head will have four 435mm rotor blades making this UAV…


Added by Gabe on January 29, 2013 at 6:30pm — 51 Comments

Aeromapper UAV Option E with Sony Nex 7 (24 MP camera) + new Pelican cases

We definitely trust the APM a LOT!  So we decided to create another version of our…


Added by Mauricio on January 29, 2013 at 9:06am — 17 Comments

HUGO flight tests with new GPS Decibal readings, Loiter, Stabilise

I started  to document some flights wth HUGO this week . Here is some footage of "loiter" and "stabilise" flight modes.Also took some decibal readings from approx. 10' to 1.5'. The dB level never exceeded 95 dB. This is not a scientific test. I hope to show a comparison with open frame as a control and get some proper testing procedures in place. 

  I have been using a single axis gimbal for FPV ,…


Added by Sean Headrick on January 25, 2013 at 7:30am — 8 Comments

The winter landscape in Holland!

The last couple of days (weeks) it was snowing now and then. Thus the hole winter landscape of holland was covered in a nice white carpet of snow. A good time to test the UAV of the ATMOS Team from TU Delft.

Sit back and enjoy the combination of a relaxing tune and the nice bird's-eye view over a snowy…


Added by Ruud Knoops on January 22, 2013 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

UAVs in the news

Here are two news stories from the training exercise I helped conduct last week in south Texas.  We were training the Texas A&M personnel on how to operate as the ground crew for the UAV system they purchased last year.  They did a great job and it was fun week working with them all week despite the colder…


Added by Skydog222 on January 21, 2013 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

A simple UAV gimbaled servo-controlled camera mount for GoPro

Here's a simple servo-controlled very light GoPro mount for any UAV. I have machine tools to make this, but you might be able to do it with simple home tools. The real trick is a direct connection between the servo and the camera rotator, and to use a control link ball (left side in photo) so you don't need to hit…


Added by Albert on January 14, 2013 at 2:30pm — 13 Comments

Nurf Flying Wing Design


I just wanted to share a design we have been working on for the FPV/DIY UAV crowd.


Our goal was to design something relatively rugged, easy to build/use and affordable.  And since we CNC hot wire cut foam cores for a living it needed to be manufacturable with our current…


Added by Coby on January 11, 2013 at 8:00am — 17 Comments

RQ-11 DIY UAV Project Part 2

What I have left to do:

  1. Add Digital Camo to Parts of Wing
  2. add servos and connect wires to rudder and elevator
  3. possibly add ardupilot
  4. possibly add FPV flying

I'm looking for suggestions on any mods or upgrades I can do to this RQ-11.  I hope the Video was enjoyable and educational.…


Added by Joshua Johnson on January 10, 2013 at 11:48pm — 2 Comments

RQ-11 DIY UAV Project Part 1

My goal for part 2 of the video is to have the RQ-11 Kit fully assembled and operating as an ROA (Remotely Operated Aircraft).  My overall goal though is to buy a autopilot from diydrones and make it into a fully functioning UAV.  I want to use it for agricultural and animal tracking purposes.  Learning programming through my college classes I want to create…


Added by Joshua Johnson on December 22, 2012 at 1:01am — 12 Comments

Aeromapper RTF UAV + APM2.5 + parachute system = easy landings!

Just sharing that the Aeromapper UAV is now ready to order with the new parachute recovery system.

Will very briefly describe a typical mission sequence so the basic setup of parachute + APM2.5 is explained (at the end). We think simplicity is king:

1. Assuming flight mission…


Added by Mauricio on December 2, 2012 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

X8 foam wing with APM + accesories for +$7K USD? interesting...

Just found this website:…


Added by Mauricio on November 14, 2012 at 8:30pm — 25 Comments

Fundamentals of Small Unmanned Aircraft Flight

 Being involved in UAV research, I've been a member and a great admirer of this community for a number of years.  An article I wrote (Fundamentals of Small Unmanned Aircraft Flight) has recently been…


Added by Jeff Barton on November 12, 2012 at 12:32pm — 15 Comments

UAV fuselage 3D Printed in Nylon for Lightweight and Strength

     I’ve started designing and 3D Printing UAV fuselages for a friend that’s starting out in the hobby.  He uses the “Bixler” type frames with some horizon sensors to get started.  As we all know, there seems to be a greater number of tall obstacles as we start flying and it’s been no different for him. 



Added by taulman on November 6, 2012 at 12:08am — 12 Comments

Some of the Best HD Air to Air FPV footage you'll see...


Team Echelon- Flying the X-8 wing, Skywalker, Penguin and more!

Added by AKRCGUY on October 19, 2012 at 8:00pm — 10 Comments

UAV Civilian Market Roundtable

Interesting roundtable discussion among UAV 'experts' and opinion leaders

From The Engineer: 'The role of the pilot, or commander, or whatever the person overseeing the aircraft is called, is already covered by the existing regulations…


Added by Shannon Morrisey on October 17, 2012 at 4:48pm — 6 Comments

New $500,000 UAS Competition Announced by NASA

NASA has announced a new UAS contest that I think might interest people here. It is called the UAS Airspace Operations Challenge and it's being developed as part of NASA's…


Added by Garry Qualls on October 17, 2012 at 8:52am — 23 Comments

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