All Blog Posts Tagged 'UAV' (317)

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…

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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. 

    Having…

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


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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…

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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…

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

Aeromapper UAV + APM 2.5 + Geotagging now available

A couple months ago we announced the Aeromapper UAV: a versatile all-composite, low cost UAV mainly aimed for mapping applications, but also being used as a multipurpose UAV platform for its great versatility, performance and great internal volume for different payloads.

It is offered in 3 different options: as a kit, as a RTF with all the…

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Added by Mauricio on September 23, 2012 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Indoor UAV capable of fixed point flight and efficient forward flight

The UAV is a combination of a plane and helicopter. Therefore it is capable of hovering and vertical take off/landing, just like a helicopter but it can also tilt forward to achieve horizontal flight the same as an airplane. This is done in order to maximize the distance and the speed of such an aircraft.…

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Added by Popa Stefan on August 22, 2012 at 6:44am — 31 Comments


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Autonomous flight mission with the ArduPlaneNG v2.x R5 and AIOP IMU board on Maxi Swift flying wing

Here a video of an autonomous flight with a Maxi Swift flying wing fully piloted by the firmware ArduPlaneNG v2.x R5 with an All In One Pro (AIOP) full IMU board.This is a porting of the ArduPlane v2 (v2.4+v2.5) firmware and special addons and improvements for the AIOP board that I have added.

The wind was 15 km/h gusting 22 km/h. The flight…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on August 15, 2012 at 9:37am — 140 Comments

Melbourne UAV is out of the Outback Challenge

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Added by Scott James on August 15, 2012 at 5:30am — 15 Comments

MAking Headway with a Gasser Traditional helicopter Arducopter (APM1) Camera Ship.

The test hop was short due to having spit balled the throttle and pitch curves to come out with a head speed of ~1300rpm and a motor speed of ~1-,500rpm

The vibration…

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Added by Ben Carson on August 14, 2012 at 5:00pm — 20 Comments

Successful maiden Altitude Hold and Loiter test on first day flying with my Hexacopter

I managed to test the Altitude Hold and Loiter functions of my ArduPilot Mega2 controlled Hexacopter and was pretty impressed with it. There was strong winds initially but when it died down to a breeze I turned on the altitude hold and it seemed to hover with a deviation of around 2m. Then when I turned on the Loiter mode, my hexacopter stayed within a 5m radius…

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Added by weelian soh on August 11, 2012 at 3:30am — 3 Comments


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Solar powered "Silent Falcon" UAV shown at AUVSI

At the AUVSI conference, Silent Falcon UAV of Alburquerque, New Mexico unveiled a solar powered UAV. The UAV has up to 14 hours of flight endurance. Detailed report from Denver…

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Added by Andreas M. Antonopoulos on August 10, 2012 at 10:16am — 9 Comments

UAV's, GIS & ESRI ArcGIS Live Video Mapping Integration

There was an ESRI (ArcGIS) conference in San Diego a couple weeks ago - videos of the plenary sessions have just come available.  



Notable is the UAV section of the mid-morning session - fast forward to minute 78:…

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Added by Jake Bayless on August 7, 2012 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments


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Mjolnir UAV platform

The Mjolnir UAV platform is a great test platform in scale version.

It's made as a test plane with very large fuselage:…

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Added by Robert Krogh (hooks) on August 4, 2012 at 1:51pm — 8 Comments


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Full autonomous flight with ArduPlaneNG v2.x with an All In One Pro (AIOP) full IMU board

Here a video of a full autonomous test flight of my Easyglider e-Glider piloted by the firmware ArduPlaneNG v2.x R4 and an AIOP (All In One Pro) full IMU board.This is a porting of the official ArduPlane v2 firmware with special addons and improvements for the AIOP board that I have…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on August 2, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments


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ArduCopterNG v2.7 tested on All In One Pro (AIOP) with a F450 Quadcopter

Here a video of a test flight of the ArduCopterNG v2.7 with the All In One Pro IMU board (AIOP). The official release of the ArduCopter v2.7 firmware for APM has been ported and tested successfully in flight on a quadcopter with an All In One Pro (AIOP) v1.0 full IMU on board by Jean-Louis…

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Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on July 29, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Attention Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Experts (and General Do-Gooders)!

ARIA and ReAllocate.org are seeking an UAV expert interested in the development of an UAS (an Unmanned Aerial System = UAV + Base station) for a project at the Burning Man festival.  For this project, we will be delivering a system that is capable of tracking a person (via GPS enables tracker) and…

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Added by ReAllocate on July 12, 2012 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

Sharing Aeromapper UAV Platform Video

Hi all,

just sharing the latest video of the Aeromapper UAV platform in action.

Feel free to comment and share. Your comments and questions are always very appreciated!

Pretty soon we expect to finsh integration and testing of the APM2.0 on the airplane and will do photomapping non stop both for testing and work. Will share results and…

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Added by Mauricio on June 27, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

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