All Blog Posts Tagged 'UAV' (347)

X-8 Maiden Flight - Prop Strike - Crash (SafetyTip)

I finally got around to the X-8 maiden flight.  Nice day, gentle breeze, batteries charged and ready to go.  Things went as well as they could for a first flight.  The plan was to take off in manual, trim things out, then try stabilize and maybe even RTL.  Unfortunately when I switched to Stabilize the plane leveled then seemed unresponsive to my control…


Added by AKRCGUY on May 2, 2013 at 4:00pm — 35 Comments

Drones can be positive and negative for the ag industry

By Heather Hetterick & Matt Reese

Just a few years ago, it would seem more like something out of a bad sci-fi film. But today, the possibility of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) floating over a farm taking pictures or video is a reality.

The unnerving whirring sound and…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on May 2, 2013 at 9:38am — 2 Comments

Let the Competition Begin - A Hundred Students Set To Fly Their Own UAVs

Alma, Québec – April 22nd, 2013 - The municipal Council of Alma, Unmanned Systems Canada, the Alma Airport authorities and the Unmanned Aerial System Center of Excellence are proud to invite you to the 2013 Unmanned Systems Canada Student UAV Competition.

Close to a…


Added by criro1999 on April 30, 2013 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

Perfect UAV platform?.. The RVJET is finally here!

Hey everyone!  We finally got a small shipment of these in and have a few left.  Available now at  Specs are available on our website.

Available in Black and White!…


Added by AKRCGUY on April 29, 2013 at 10:32pm — 16 Comments

UAV - Full Mission Simulator - Brazil


Added by Luiz Amadeu Coutinho on April 29, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments

School’s “Drone Lab” reimagines possibilities for UAVs

Don’t be surprised if you hear a buzzing sound in the hallways of South Hall this semester; it’s the sound of the future, in the form of small student-piloted unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones.

This semester, a small team of School of Information students is experimenting with…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 18, 2013 at 8:37am — 1 Comment

Eyes in the sky for EMS

by Dan White

Imagine if a ScanEagle had been available during Katrina. It could permit the clever separation of Search from Rescue.…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 16, 2013 at 1:25pm — 10 Comments

Bridging and Observing Wireless Services for Electronic Reconnaissance

Just a taste of a project I'm involved with at Fordham University's Cyber Security and Intelligence Group and the Ferrante Group. Phase one is getting wrapped up, with the second phase pending research funding. A lot of 3DR technology is used in this!

Added by StamusContra on April 10, 2013 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

Arduplane At ASPRS Annual Conference

Follow up from my recent post : 

Arduplane goes to ASPRS


A Great week for all attendants and a glorious 2day for all DIYDrones members and APM users & Devs!!

With glad, i…


Added by James on March 31, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

FAA Public Meeting: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site Program


AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration.

ACTION: Notice of public engagement session.

SUMMARY: The FAA will be holding a public engagement session on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, on the proposed privacy policy approach for the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test site program.…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on March 28, 2013 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

First hand look at unmanned aircraft for wildlife management

Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will work together to evaluate whether small unmanned aircraft operated by the USGS can save state wildlife managers time, money and offer a safer and enhanced alternative to gather greater sage-grouse data.

On Wednesday,…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on March 27, 2013 at 8:31am — 6 Comments

Banning drones because of privacy? I think it is just an excuse.

There are a lot of people talking about banning drones. They claimed that drones would fly over their backyards and capture their privacy. Does it really the reason people want to ban drones?

First, the problem is how to define a drone? You may think a drone is unmanned aerial vehicle. But how about an model plane with a camera…


Added by Yiduo Zhan on March 16, 2013 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Chris Anderson to be at The Small Unmanned Systems Business Expo In SF

sUAS News Group and the Silicon Valley Chapter of AUVSI, et al are putting on the first of its kind International Small Unmanned System Business Exposition in San Francisco on July 25-26, 2013. What this represents is a leap forward for the rest of the unmanned systems community. Attendees will…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on March 14, 2013 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

Building X5 FPV UAV

Building a strong UAV.


I added a cut off switch was fitted, the xt60 at the rear.



Added by Christiaan van Vollenstee on March 11, 2013 at 11:47am — 18 Comments

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

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