All Blog Posts Tagged 'UAV' (297)

Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Survey (SUAVs)

We are a small team committed to launch soon new economical and innovative solutions on the market of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV/UAS).

We would ask your cooperation on this project responding to this short survey and sharing the link with people who might be interested.




Added by Rui Costa on June 3, 2012 at 12:52pm — 4 Comments

Black X8 EPO wing

Hi All

The Big Black X8 Wing is now in stock at…


Added by Robert Krogh (hooks) on May 31, 2012 at 1:30pm — 17 Comments

UPDATE: Aeromapper UAV aiframe RTF now available! Full autopilot option (with APM 2,0) coming soon...

Hi all,


We have been selling our AeroMapper UAV as a kit so far, and we are glad to announce our new Ready To Fly version is available now.  Basically this is our second option which includes installed servos, motor and ESC, batteries, RC transmitter, and even battery charger.

We have our first batch…


Added by Mauricio on May 30, 2012 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

UAV FAQs for Canada

I put together an overview of what we found when looking into the legalities of UAV use in Canada.  Our hope is that as a community we can have a rough outline for each of the countries that the members are from.

Notes: I'm not a professional I've just collated what I found.  Please let me know of any mistakes or changes.

Q: Are UAVs legal in the Canada?

A: Unmanned Aerial vehicles are permitted to fly in…


Added by Robert Sinclair on May 17, 2012 at 9:00pm — 58 Comments

Still testing out the Xaircraft X650 V-8

It's thunderstorming here in Wisconsin today so I thought I share my latest video shot from my Xaircraft X650 V-8 using a GoPro camera on a fixed mount.  Very stable platform even when NOT using the $300.00 2 or 3 axis camera mount.  My mount cost less than $2.00 to make using a couple pieces of colorplast and a flat GoPro mount.  What do you think?


Added by AKRCGUY on May 6, 2012 at 10:29am — 6 Comments

APMRover 2, a fun UGV project for full autonomous recon missions...

[UPDATE: This project is now being ported to a proper Google Code repository and manual. For instructions, start there. You can also join the ArduRover User Group here.]

Hello to ALL, the new…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on May 2, 2012 at 2:30am — 772 Comments

Full autonomous Cross Country Soaring flights with the ThermoPilot v6.x

This is spring time and thus the ThermoPilot project is still…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on April 15, 2012 at 5:34am — 53 Comments

UAV Courses

For sample UAV course content see


Added by Jerry LeMieux on April 11, 2012 at 3:00pm — 16 Comments

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

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