Traditionally, drones have used low bandwidth radio communication to connect to ground devices. Last year, when we started building the FlytPOD Flight Computer (next generation autopilot), we wanted to equip it with a better communication system.…Continue
We are glad to announce the compatibility of FlytOS (framework for commercial drone applications development) with the Ardupilot flight stack, as we had promised earlier.
What this means is, that the Ardupilot community can now easily leverage the companion computers (Ordoid, Raspi 3, TX1 and others) to build variety of commercial…Continue
Sky-Drones.com unveils SmartAP 4 Autopilot - the latest generation flight control system for multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles of various configurations and sizes aimed at the wide range of applications. The main feature of the system is the capability of fully autonomous flight including take off,…Continue
Paparazzi UAV, an open-source uav platform, is breathing new life, so to speak, into 20K RAM Naze32 and CC3D autopilots. That's great news for anyone that might already own these class of autopilots and would like to use Paparazzi UAV on…Continue
Since we made Erle-Brain we’ve got a lot of feedback on what’s most used and useful for users. With this in mind we are happy to announce we have released a new version of our brain: Erle-Brain 2, a more powerful unit, smaller, faster and cheaper brain for building robots and drones.
Erle-Brain 2 ships with a cost of €199, includes a quad-core Cortex-A7 with all the sensors needed to…Continue
As you may have read from my previous blogs - I’m experimenting with an autonomous pilot system that is able to guide several vehicles in a coordinated fashion. Each vehicle is outfitted with a transmitter that sends telemetry information back to the main computer, and…Continue
Great stuff happening at Erle Robotics while we push our Linux autopilot, Erle-Brain, towards deeper and deeper ROS integration.
Here's Alex sharing with you some of the first packages we coded (video):
- PWM: …Continue
SmartAP Autopilot now has its own Configurator, this is a desktop application which helps to configure SmartAP board easily and prepare the vehicle for the first flight just in 10 minutes! The design is very clean and intuitive, while the capabilities are very flexible. Check out the video tutorial on system configuration…Continue
Added by Kirill on January 18, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
This article is part six in a series, describing some of the inner workings of an autopilot system - even though the description is specific for this particular system, a lot of principles are generic and can be used to describe a variety of auto pilot systems.
To summarise the previous posts we had:…Continue
Added by Jesper Andersen on January 10, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
We would like to thank you all for being with us, using and commenting on our ground control software. Your feedback helped us greatly. During this year the number of our Beta testers and users of Open version rose from few to more than thousand. Most of them members of DIYDrones community.
During December we saw also first clients for our UgCS ONE commercial…Continue
Added by Janis Kuze on December 29, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments
I am pleased to inform that UgCS 2.1 is out now. All versions including UgCS One are available.
There is of course UgCS Open which is free and will suit needs of most of hobby users who fly drones for fun.
With UgCS version 2.0 one has ability to search for locations via text search and…Continue
An Autopilot in the clouds - part 5
This article is part five in a series, describing some of the inner workings of an autopilot system - even though the description is specific for this particular system, a lot of principles are generic…Continue
Added by Jesper Andersen on November 13, 2014 at 7:31am — No Comments
The next generation of SmartAP Autopilot - SmartAP 3.0 Pro has been released for public recently. This is the state of the art flight control system for multirotor UAVs capable of fully autonomous flight. It has a powerful MCU STM32F4, 9-axis IMU, integrated telemetry module and the latest GPS receiver…Continue
This article is part four in a series, describing some of the inner workings of an autopilot system - even though the description is specific for this particular system, a lot of principles are generic and can be used to describe a…Continue
Added by Jesper Andersen on October 24, 2014 at 1:58am — No Comments
Here we filmed some of our test flights staring two DJI Phantom2s. It is bit lengthy but includes both mission setup and full run of it.
Let us know if you have ideas we could test out with our software and fleet of drones!
This article is part three in a series, describing some of the inner workings of an autopilot system - even though the description is specific for this particular system, a lot of principles are generic and can be used to describe a variety of auto…Continue
Added by Jesper Andersen on September 18, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments
In part 2 of this blog, I take closer look at the communication protocol, range guard and state machine of the autopilot. As with part 1, this blog post is for those who think developing drone software is interesting and would like to…Continue
Hello the DIYDrones community!
Thank you very much for your interest in our software. Since last news about support of DJI Phantom 2 our ranks of Beta testers have exploded!
Here we would like to present to you teaser of upcoming version of UgCS 2.0.
To those who have stumbled upon us for the first time we support not just DJI, but…Continue