All Blog Posts Tagged 'UAV' (253)

UVS-Tech 2011 - UAV Exhibition in Moscow


In March, 2011 there was UAV Exhibition in Moscow which is called UVS-Tech 2011. The exposition was pretty good, however a lot of visitors opine that the number of represented companies reduced comparing with the last year. I visited this exhibition and it seemed for me that there were too few…


Added by Kirill on May 25, 2011 at 2:09pm — 9 Comments

Successful 3.5 Km full autonomous flight of the MAJA drone with an ArduPilotMega

Successful 3.5 Km autonomous flight of the MAJA drone with a GoPro HD

The MAJA drone has done a successful 3.5 Km autonomous mission under flight plan on May 2011.

The FPL is composed of 5 waypoints and the MAJA drone autopilot runs the FPL during 2 loops. The full flight have been recorded with a GoPro HD wide camera. The MAJA drone is fully steered with an ArduPilotMega (APM v1.4) autopilot with a 9D0F IMU and the…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on May 25, 2011 at 1:38pm — 5 Comments

Pteryx UAV and PIX4D: one flight, one hour, 4.5km2, only 4 days to make maps

Hi all,

looks that with the spread of processing methods and technology,

we can make things that were available only to national security agencies, once upon a time.

Take a look at the maps of the flight made May 18th:

one day to fly, one day to upload, one day for processing, (one day for grill party), one day to download.…


Added by Krzysztof Bosak on May 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — 29 Comments

Successful flight of the MAJA Drone with the ArduPilotMega

Successful flight of the MAJA Drone with the ArduPilotMega

The MAJA Drone built and tested by Jean-Louis Naudin, a true UAV with full autonomous flight capabilities done on May 2011.


Avionic setup:

 - Ardupilot Mega (Atmega 1280 @16 MHz), 32 Mips

 - Full 9DOF IMU,

 - Built-in 16 MB Data Logger,

 - Airspeed and absolute pressure sensors (Bosh),

 - triple axis magnetometer HMC5843,

 - 10Hz…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on May 16, 2011 at 1:23am — 19 Comments

Secret New Firebird UAS Revealed

Northrup Grumman unveiled its new Firebird OPV (optionally piloted vehicle).  The aircraft has been conducting secret test flights for over a year and aims to take a large portion of the UAS market dominated by GA's Predator/Reaper.



Added by Shannon Morrisey on May 6, 2011 at 3:56pm — 3 Comments

A collection of 3D terrain reconstructions in photosynth

Those below can be downloaded using MeshLab:Filter/Create New Mesh Layer/Import Photosynth data…


Added by Krzysztof Bosak on May 1, 2011 at 4:11am — 8 Comments

How the land changes as we repeat mapping during the year

Dear all, during routine test flying of Pteryx UAV, we had an opportunity to capture maps of various sizes.

The following example is made near our factory in Opaleniska village, South-East Poland.

One thing is clear: Google Earth is lying! The earth from above never looks as it shows.

The original is here:…


Added by Krzysztof Bosak on April 30, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Full autonomous Cularis UAV mission with Ardupilot/ArduIMU

Full autonomous Cularis UAV mission under flight plan

Here a video of my Cularis UAV during a full autonomous flight mission under a flight plan with 7 waypoints (

Mission #19 done on april 2011)

The Cularis UAV autopilot setup is:


- Autopilot: Ardupilot (Atmega 328)@16MHZ + ArduIMU flat v2


- ardupilot v2.8 (JLN) + arduimu v1.8.3 (JLN)

Sensors: (arduIMU on…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on April 14, 2011 at 9:19pm — 16 Comments

Oklahoma UAV Airshow

First Annual

UAV Invitational Airshow and Speedfest

Saturday April 30, 2011 (Rain Date, Saturday May 14, 2011)  Open to the…


Added by Mark Grennan on April 8, 2011 at 6:58pm — No Comments

Flying 'thing'

Hi all, its wonderful to see wonderful creations... I've been envious (not jealous :) ) of many a post now, and decided to get even! Unfortunately here (Nairobi, Kenya) the electronics are limiting, no access to good airframes save from importing, leaving us enthusiasts disappointed, so I have decided to start with an…


Added by Moses Mwaura on March 30, 2011 at 2:00pm — 19 Comments

Low Cost Jackaroo Under Development

Hangar 18 is pleased to announce that we have a licensing agreement with AttoPilot International to develop and produce an FPV version of the Jackaroo UAV. The new airframe will be a lower cost version that is designed and built with the FPV enthusiast in mind and will feature lower cost materials to let us pass the…


Added by Jimmy Prouty on March 24, 2011 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

UAV for High School Senior Project 

As a senior at my high school we are required to complete a senior project prior to graduation. The project can be anything from building park benches to making improvements to the school but it must benefit the community in some way. I have chosen to build a UAV to provide aerial photographs for agencies here in Fairbanks, AK like Fish and Game, city planning, and for public…


Added by Corey Upton on March 21, 2011 at 5:00am — 11 Comments

Unmanned Development Team

Hey all, over the past two years I've spent a lot of time browsing the DIYdrones website, unfortunantley not really posting anything, but im ready to finally get back into it. The progress that has been made in these two years is absolutely astonishing, and I plan on getting wet real fast.

I'm now in college now,…


Added by Julian on March 16, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

New UAV/FPV platform

Hi All

I worked together with LanyuHobby (RC airplane manufacture) to make a good platform for FPV/UAV flying.


The Fuselage…


Added by Robert Krogh (hooks) on March 15, 2011 at 5:00am — 32 Comments

Quadcopter flight with the FCWii board and the Wii Motion Plus and Nunchuk MEMS sensors.


Here a video of a test flight of my Quad Rotor Observer (QRO) v8 with the FCWii board and the Wii Motion Plus (gyroscopes) + Nunchuk (accelerometers) MEMS sensors.

There was a strong wind during the tests flights (30 Km/h NW, gusting 40 Km/h, rainy...)

The tests flights have been successful, the model was very stable in spite of the bad weather conditions.

Normal flight mode and…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on February 26, 2011 at 11:20pm — 9 Comments

UK, Southampton University pilots spyplane design course


Just seen this added to the BBC here in the UK, looks like we may be waking up to the uses of a UAV. I think Maja sales might be about to go up, think I look to see if I can start to stock a few :)


Video here:…


Added by Martint on February 24, 2011 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Beeler UAV Dev. Part 7

I am nearing the completion of my UAV build code named "The Predecessor".

This is the drone I will be presenting in front of a panel of judges for 50% of my English grade for the year.

This is a year long research project, where I learned the principles of flight, how drones fly/work, how to design on CAD, building, and flying my original drone.

In this video I will show off my drone as it is today (90%…


Added by Anthony Bee on February 21, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Fun Quadcopter flights with a Wii Motion Plus and a KKmulticontroller type board

Here a video of the maiden flight of my Quad Rotor Observer (QRO) v7 with a Wii Motion Plus and a "home made" KKmulticontroller type board.

Flight controller hardware:

- Home made KKmulticontroller board with an ATMEGA168 and based on the board of Rolf R Bakke

- Wii Motion Plus (genuine Nitendo version) with the IDG-600 and the XR3500 MEMS sensors

Flight controller firmware:

- XXcontroller_KR_v1_5b based on assembly code by…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on February 21, 2011 at 12:08am — 5 Comments

Commercial Use by 2015?

Well we have been waiting for some movement for the past few years and there may be some developments...


There is legislation working through the House of…


Added by Rory Paul on February 19, 2011 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

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