All Blog Posts Tagged 'mission' (21)

UgCS 2.6 release and desktop mission planning for DJI

We are proud to announce the release of a new major version of UgCS – 2.6.

The new version features many important improvements over previous versions. The main highlights are:

- You can now plan and execute missions in UgCS with DJI Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 by using UgCS desktop…


Added by Kristaps Brass on November 20, 2015 at 4:30am — 10 Comments

Full function mission control station with fold-up telemetry head

A "wearable" UAV/FPV GCS with a twist

Here's an update to our handheld (or rather body worn) modular commercial/civilian UAV GCS, an all-in-one FPV system with a fully functional integrated PC telemetry head. This is something that we've had in the works for some time now,…


Added by Azjeg on September 18, 2015 at 3:37pm — 13 Comments

UgCS server API

We've been asked many times to offer an API for UgCS server to open integration with additional devices and systems such as antenna trackers, security systems and ATC.

Finally it's done and published.

You can find it here:…


Added by Kristaps Brass on September 16, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

UgCS 2.5 has been released!

Dear DIY Drones Community,

We`re very excited to announce the release of the new version of UgCS – 2.5.

Improvements in the GUI now make mission planning more intuitive than ever.



Added by Kristaps Brass on August 6, 2015 at 1:15am — 3 Comments

UgCS 2.4 Is Live!

For those who have missed it - the newest version of UgCS - 2.4 is live and available on Windows, Mac and Linux!

UgCS 2.4 makes drones smarter and more agile than before. The most important new features are that it allows import of custom terrain elevation models, 3D building models which make the drone more…


Added by Kristaps Brass on June 29, 2015 at 12:57am — No Comments

Ground station, mission planner redesigned

I noticed that nobody is exploring a nicer UI for the mission planner.

probably you have missed this one.…


Added by Franc on February 3, 2015 at 12:00pm — 28 Comments

UgCS is used by Santa's present delivery service!

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…


Added by Janis Kuze on December 29, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

UgCS 2.1 is out!


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…


Added by Janis Kuze on December 17, 2014 at 4:02am — 10 Comments

Next Generation Smart Drone Platform, Pixhawk Compatible

Hello, my name is Rakshak and I wanted to share my project, the RAVN, which enables your drone to be easy to program and build autonomous applications for.


The reason we're developing the RAVN is because I found programming drones to be a far…


Added by RaptorBird Robotics on December 12, 2014 at 2:30pm — 14 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

When Lockheed Meets GoPro: Ohio UAS Conference Wrap Up

Over the course of three days in August, I along with more than 670 participants at the Ohio UAS Conference 2014 in Dayton, OH, witnessed a large number of government and aerospace company attendees interested in taking drones into…


Added by Colin Snow on September 4, 2014 at 10:08pm — 6 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

UgCS now supports DJI!


We received huge interest in our work since last post about using DJI and Pix4D combination. (…


Added by Janis Kuze on August 18, 2014 at 6:14am — 2 Comments

The Techstation

Hey everyone,

 I have to admit, I am a little fed up with the "ground stations" available on the market today. First off, good luck seeing most laptops or tablets at all outdoors. Second, good luck modifying or repairing your laptop / tablet. It can be done but its usually a major pain with a good chance of breaking something.…


Added by wayne garris on July 30, 2014 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

How to do big group "dronies"

Recently, I took a picture of my entire senior class at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton Texas. I'd like to share the results with the rest of you all. 

I made a how-to on on how I planned the whole thing and also, all the other pictures and video. 

Here'st the link to the instructables: …


Added by Jeffrey H. on June 19, 2014 at 9:22pm — No Comments

3D Robotics
Creating automatic mission plans for aerial surveying

Both Mission Planner and DroidPlanner have recently added features for simplifying aerial survey. These tools help take the guesswork out of mission planning with cameras onboard, taking pictures to be stitched into a mosaic.…


Added by Brandon Basso on October 1, 2013 at 6:00pm — 33 Comments

ArduCopter - SteadiDrone - Loiter Performance and DroidPlanner Flights

SteadiDrone QU4D - Full flight with different modes and features + DroidPlanner! from SteadiDrone on Vimeo.

Hey again guys, just a quick post here of some recent videos we've posted, firstly let me once again thank all the developers who make this code as…


Added by Duran - SteadiDrone on April 26, 2013 at 5:46am — 7 Comments

Configure LEDs and beeper in Mission Planner

Hello community!

The beauty of open source is that if you don't like something, you can change it. So here I am showing you my last changes to both: Mission Planner and ArduCopter (in the future it could be moved to library to be used by all Ardu* projects).

Before I start I would like to…


Added by Marooned on November 29, 2012 at 8:49am — 28 Comments

[Idea] PiStation : A RaspberryPi based GCS

Hi Guys,

I had been planning on designing an Arduino Mega based GCS for my new UAV running on an APM 1 donated by Martin (from BuildYourOwnDrone). A while back, I had discovered the ARM-based RaspberryPi and for $25, I had something more powerful and capable than a Mega, not to mention its other functionalites. I began to think of designing a…


Added by Kabir on August 6, 2012 at 5:30am — 12 Comments

UPDATE: Aeromapper UAV aiframe RTF now available! Full autopilot option (with APM 2,0) coming soon...

Hi all,


We have been selling our AeroMapper UAV as a kit so far, and we are glad to announce our new Ready To Fly version is available now.  Basically this is our second option which includes installed servos, motor and ESC, batteries, RC transmitter, and even battery charger.

We have our first batch…


Added by Mauricio on May 30, 2012 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

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