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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Hey everyone! We finally got a small shipment of these in and have a few left. Available now at www.aeroworksproductions.com Specs are available on our website.Continue
Added by Luiz Amadeu Coutinho on April 29, 2013 at 2:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
by Dan White
Imagine if a ScanEagle had been available during Katrina. It could permit the clever separation of Search from Rescue.…Continue
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!
Follow up from my recent post :
A Great week for all attendants and a glorious 2day for all DIYDrones members and APM users & Devs!!
With glad, i…Continue
Added by James on March 31, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments
AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration.
ACTION: Notice of public engagement session.
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.
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…Continue
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…Continue
Building a strong UAV.
I added a cut off switch was fitted, the xt60 at the rear.
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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: http://paparazzi.enac.fr/wiki/TU_Delft_-_Search_and_Rescue_with_AR_Drone_2
They have even posted fully autonomous flight videos that look very promising. No…Continue