All Blog Posts Tagged 'UAV' (275)

ArduCopter v2.1 firmware: Full test flight

In this video you will find a full test of the ArduCopter v2.1 that I have done with my QRO (Quad Rotor Observer) done on december 17, 2011.…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on December 18, 2011 at 4:55am — 5 Comments

X8 flying wing

New wing from Skywalker factory >>X8 UAV platform

For those who want Long range / Long flying time / High payload the new X8 wing will get you there..…


Added by Robert Krogh (hooks) on December 13, 2011 at 11:30am — 181 Comments

ArduCopter V2 in Action - Full navigation in AUTO mode

Here a video of a full autonomous navigation in AUTO mode of the QRO (Quad Rotor Observer) with the firmware Arducopter v2.0.56a. The waypoints have been recorded in flight with the Switch on Ch7.

Successful tests of modes: ALT_HOLD, LOITER, AUTO, WP_SAVE, STABLE, SIMPLE.

The heading is locked with the help of a 3 axis magnetometer, the altitude is only locked by a barometric pressure (no…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on December 10, 2011 at 1:57pm — 13 Comments

New UAV airframe available and a little bit about us...


BACK IN THE RACE!  for those considering UAV airframes for their aerial photography and photomapping applications we now have available the AeroMapper UAV.  A high performance electric glider integrated with  a UAV Payload Bay Module that offers great room and protection…


Added by Mauricio on December 10, 2011 at 9:58am — 2 Comments

ArduCopter V2 in Action - Full autonomous flight

Here a video of a new serie of tests of my quadcopter (QRO) during a full autonomous flight in RTL and LOITER mode (GPS position Hold)  with the firmware Arducopter v2.0.54 + stability patch. The altitude is only locked by a barometric pressure (no sonar and no optical flow sensor).

The quadcopter autonomous flight is really stable and safe, the Jason' stability patch on the…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on December 3, 2011 at 3:36am — 7 Comments

Successful tests flights of the ArduCopter v2.0.51



Hello to All,

I have done successful tests flights with the version of the ArduCopter v2.0.51 (original firmware version, not modified). I have used a hands build quadcopter frame (550 mm wide) . In spite of the windy and gusty weather (wind 18 Km/h gusting 22 Km/h), I have been very suprised by the stability of my quadcopter with this new firmware (thanks to Jason and to the DIY Drones team).…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on November 27, 2011 at 9:23am — 16 Comments

FY31 AP autopilot from FeiYu Tech

FeiYu Tech is ready to release the new FY31AP autopilot.

FY-31AP FPV Inertial Attitude Stabilizer(Basic Edition) includes :

1. FY-31AP Module

2. FYGPS (10HZ) Module (better module)

3. Related Wirings

The FY-31AP have some new functions…


Added by Robert Krogh (hooks) on November 24, 2011 at 9:30am — 16 Comments

Winged Robot Providing Theories about the Origin of Flight

Photo Credit: Kevin Peterson/UC Berkeley


Science Magazine published an article suggesting that a project motivated by the recent DARPA push for small,…


Added by Michael Pursifull on October 19, 2011 at 9:04am — 1 Comment

Drone Zone II Meeting Guildford UK



We would like to invite anyone interested in amateur unmanned systems to a get together in…


Added by Martint on October 7, 2011 at 12:24am — 39 Comments

Full autonomous flights of the MAJA drone with ThermoPilot v5

On october 1st, 2011, my MAJA drone has done successfully a full autonomous flight under flight plan with the ThermoPilot v5, an updated version of the Arduplane v2.23. The video of the flight is recorded with a GO pro HD wide on board. This test flight is a part of my ThermoPilot project (Autonomous Thermal Hunter glider).

The flight of the real…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on October 3, 2011 at 9:51am — 2 Comments

Coaxial Autonomous Landing on a moving platform via Optical Flow

Hey everyone, I've been trying to tackle the issue of autonomous landing for a little while now, specifically restrained to optical flow techniques. I have hit a roadblock and wanted to see if anyone on here could shed some advice on the issue.


Essentially what is happening is I have a downward looking vision chip that can successfully put a Coaxial helicopter into a hover using a minimization of OF. I want that chip to now track a moving surface underneath it, particularly a…


Added by Michael DiDonato on September 28, 2011 at 11:01am — 7 Comments

My UAVforge submission

Tell me what you think.

Added by Jacob Eraklidis on September 23, 2011 at 1:58am — 13 Comments

Stage 1 of mold production for UAV fuse

started work on the fuse mold the other day and have been progressing through stages of filling and sanding to get the surfaces smooth before trying to layup the first vacuum bagged session.…


Added by Richard Unwin on September 21, 2011 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

The Airship Revolution is brewing. Starting with UAVs

Hello diydrones, my name is Wesley and I'm an airship designer. Most of my work is in manned thermal dirigibles, but I am also working on traditional gas lifted designes as well. There is another member here, Ahmed, who has inspired me to post my own blog on this sublject as he has developed a bungee…


Added by Wes Collins on September 20, 2011 at 9:30am — 12 Comments

Mamadu - my latest project

This project has been started in october 2009  and its purpose is to build a full autonomous short range reconnaissance survey plane.

Currently Mamadu UAV used Paparazzy YAPA v.2 board, CHIMU IMU, Xbee modems for telemetry downlink and VTQ video equipment.



Added by Vladimir "Lazy" Khudyakov on September 6, 2011 at 9:30am — 14 Comments

ThermoPilot project: a Thermal Hunter Glider drone

ThermoPilot, a Thermal Hunter Glider Drone

This project has been started in october 2010 and its purpose is to build a full autonomous Thermal Hunter Glider which is able to fly for a long duration in an area defined by a radius, a ceiling and a minimal altitude. The glider uses thermal soaring and dynamic soaring methods commonly used by full scale gliders during cross country soaring competitions.

During a full…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on September 5, 2011 at 9:58am — 22 Comments

Another Flying Thing: From plastic to Composite materials

It is interesting what you can find in Nairobi. Electronics are scarce, but surprisingly I found a place stocking polyester resin!!! It was like a dream come true! I've seen composite materials being used and I thought I should give it a go for my new Flying Thing (see old one…


Added by Moses Mwaura on August 5, 2011 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Ultra Lightweight UAV


A short video of a very small UAV plane flying in an autonomous mode.   Looks similar to some perching UAVs that I stumbled across a while back.



Added by GBASK on July 27, 2011 at 11:54am — 4 Comments

Report: "Cyber-Physical Attacks and Drone Strikes: The Next Homeland Security Threat"

A new Brookings Institute report with some worrying recommendations. The authors, who would put "Open Source" in a locked box, probably don't even know this stuff is so easily acquired from many different sources.  Please visit the link and give input. 

Cyber-Physical Attacks and Drone Strikes: The Next Homeland Security Threat

Added by William Bishop on July 13, 2011 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

Yet another antenna tracker



Now that I got a couple of weeks' vacation from the army I finally had the time to work on some new hardware. Last week I made directional antennas for my UAS: thanks to IBCrazy for his fabulous BiQuad tutorial on RCGroups. Only an antenna tracker was missing.


Paparazzi GCS includes an antenna tracker -controller but as I've recently been…


Added by Sami Finnila on June 28, 2011 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

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