All Blog Posts Tagged 'autopilot' (92)

An Autopilot in the clouds - part 4

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…


Added by Jesper Andersen on October 24, 2014 at 1:58am — No Comments

UgCS operates two DJI Phantom2 simultaneously


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!


UgCS Team

Added by Janis Kuze on September 23, 2014 at 6:57am — 5 Comments

An Autopilot in the clouds - part 3

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…


Added by Jesper Andersen on September 18, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments

An AutoPilot in the Clouds - part 2

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…


Added by Jesper Andersen on September 12, 2014 at 5:05am — 3 Comments

UgCS 2.0 Teaser video

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…


Added by Janis Kuze on September 1, 2014 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

An AutoPilot in the Clouds - part 1

In our RC world, autopilots are typically some kind of software/hardware combination that is physically located on the craft flying/driving/sailing etc.. This has some disadvantages since autopilots are expensive and singular,…


Added by Jesper Andersen on August 19, 2014 at 12:01am — 10 Comments

3D Robotics
Humanitarian UAV Network Invites Contributions to UAV Evaluation

Patrick Meier and the worldwide Humanitarian UAV Network, “UAViators,” have undertaken a fairly comprehensive review of UAVs for humanitarian use.…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on July 31, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Soon availible... Redundancy for autopilots

The requirements for the operation of unmanned aircrafts for commercial and semi-professional purposes have changed fundamentally in the past years in Europe and worldwide.

The regulations will get even more strictly in the future.

Depending on the application, the weight, the…


Added by Robert Hoermann on July 18, 2014 at 2:00am — 35 Comments

3D Robotics
3D Robotics resumes shipments to 44 countries!

We’re thrilled to announce that, as of today, 3D Robotics will be resuming exports of our autopilots and RTF vehicles to 44 countries! Those countries are:

Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong,…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on June 30, 2014 at 3:00pm — 21 Comments

3D Robotics
DroneCon Talks on YouTube, Website Coming Soon!

Thanks to everyone who made DroneCon 2014 such a rich and entertaining experience! Over the coming days we’ll be posting videos of this year’s DroneCon talks, so that those of you who couldn’t make it can still access the material, and those who attended can revisit it. We’ll also soon be rolling out, so that these…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on June 27, 2014 at 9:55am — 8 Comments

SmartAP 2.0 Beta release

It took almost two years of research, development and thorough testing in order to bring the next generation flight control system. Welcome SmartAP 2.0 - multirotor UAV autopilot with the capability of fully autonomous flight including takeoff and landing. The official beta release of the system is launched! More info at…


Added by Kirill on June 27, 2014 at 2:30am — 8 Comments

3D Robotics
Robot copters film robot boats!

Earlier this month, 3D Robotics got the chance to attend the 2014 World Autonomous Boat Competition at the California Maritime Academy. Above is a reel of the aerial video we captured: Robots in the air filming robots on the water!

We weren’t competing, of…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on June 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The next generation of SmartAP - SmartAP v2

Hi everyone! I would like to share with you with my latest progress in flight control system developments. I have designed the next generation of my custom-made SmartAP autopilot, it's called SmartAP v2. It's based on STM32F4 microcontroller. Powerful MCU, new sensors and more complex algorithms helped to improve the accuracy of altitude & position hold. Short demo…


Added by Kirill on May 4, 2014 at 12:30pm — 15 Comments

Aerial Vista Challenge Team Update

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!!  Hopefully we have the luck of the Irish as we get moving on our competition plane.  The Aerial Vista Challenge Team has been moving full steam ahead.  We have been working with sponsors and assembling the pieces to make our design…


Added by Toby Lankford on March 17, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Arduino-Controlled Autopiloted Sailboat

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on January 8, 2014 at 8:51am — 4 Comments

Turnigy T1000FC Fixed-wing Auto Pilot System With GPS and Return To Home


This little gem is great for unexperienced fixed-wing pilots and people who fly fpv. The T1000FC auto pilot system with GPS is an in-line flight stabilizing system that offers auto level, tilt angle limits and return to home functionality for conventional aircraft (fixed wing, delta, etc... excluding multicopters and heli's).



Added by CrashingDutchman on January 6, 2014 at 11:30am — 23 Comments

Low altitude autonomous mission with the MaxiSwift piloted by the ArduPlane v2.73-xp1

The MaxiSwift flying wing has donne successfully a low altitude flight autonomous mission (< 30m AGL) under flight plan piloted by the ArduPlane v2.73-xp1. A color camera onboard with an OSD display in real time the video of the flight and the data on the ground station screen. (Wind 7 km/h, gusting 15 km/h)

- Avionic setup:

- ArduFlyer v2.5.2…


Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on December 9, 2013 at 12:45am — 23 Comments

Updates from NavStik: World's smallest/lightest micro navigation and control module!


NavStik users are now using NavStik to build a variety of autonomous systems. Its extremely small size and light weight (4 grams), coupled with a powerful Cortex M4…


Added by Nitin Gupta on November 27, 2013 at 1:30am — 6 Comments

Arduino Autopilot for Boeing 737

Well, for a simulated 737 at least.  via Hackaday:

[Andrea] didn’t want to dig around with the clunky point-and-click interface in FSX, so he created a virtual autopilot with a 2×16 LCD display and an Arduino to interact and set the most common…


Added by Mark Harrison on July 10, 2013 at 9:03pm — 4 Comments

PX4FLOW Position Hold Beta and Source Code Release

Our new video shows position hold (the position can be moved on the fly, so its actually full position control) using the PX4FMU autopilot plus …


Added by PX4 on June 18, 2013 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

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