All Blog Posts Tagged 'uav' (199)

Kalman filter parameter importance

Hi everyone,

I'm working on the BreezeUav project which is open-source autopilot for fixed-wing and multicopter. So far it's possible to fly by using the board we designed based on Atmega 2560 and we currently adapt the code to be executed on ARM Cortex soon.

Anyway today I wanted…


Added by Adrien HADJ-SALAH on July 12, 2015 at 11:19am — 1 Comment

AEROMAPPERS UAVs mapping drone updates

Aeromao Inc. A leading edge UAV manufacturer from Canada has recently made several updates to its Aeromappers family of drones as well as additions to its payload offerings.


The Aeromapper family of UAVs consist of three different drones aimed for mapping and survey applications with…


Added by Mauricio on July 5, 2015 at 1:00am — 6 Comments

Experiments with an industrial USB webcam

Above is a fullsize image of a 5MP webcam. A webcam usually has a CMOS sensor and commercial ones support up to 720p resolution. 720p is a result of the usb bus bandwidth available to stream the images and since many computers still use USB 2.0, this is the maximum resolution for reasonable framerates of 25fps…


Added by Gerard Toonstra on July 3, 2015 at 3:51pm — 5 Comments

Introducing DRONE.BO Technologies


We are introducing PRO-X1 Drone. It's a drone made for work, with a full ABS 3D printed, CNC aluminium and Carbon Fiber frame parts and structure.

Development, Design and  high quality manufacture from Bolivia to the world. The flight controller is an ATMEGA 2560 with a Multiwii code modification. Comes with a Ublox customized GPS, Tarot 2D Gimbal and 5.8 Ghz FPV TX/RX 200mw.

PRO-X1 is an OpenHardware Drone and OpenSource under Creative…


Added by hiroshi takey on June 18, 2015 at 12:30am — No Comments

Cheerson CX 10 - Surprising build quality!

I finally got around to writing a review for this little drone I've had for a few months now. I bought it for about $17 and it still seems to be flying even after it got slightly chewed by my dog (pictures taken before that happened!). It's a pretty cool drone.. and pretty safe to fly too. I can't envision much going wrong unless if you lack common sense and fly it into a group of people/ animals. It's great for learning the ropes for any new flyers - …


Added by NIck Dr on May 3, 2015 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

Duplex mode digital radio algorithmic search system

Hi folks!

I would like to post some autonomous algorithmic bidirectional radio search system production design approximation stuff here.

Please, you are welcome…


Added by Eduard on March 31, 2015 at 6:00am — 10 Comments

Fly/Work Balance

It's easy to get consumed with all of the design, development, and testing of DIY UAV's. Add to that the daily barrage of "drone" media happenings/hype and it's easy to get in a rut. Sometimes it's nice to just fire up an aircraft and take it for a spin. Nothing like getting a little air into…


Added by earthpatrol on March 6, 2015 at 1:19pm — 4 Comments


We are Team Edhitha, a team of undergrads from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology Bangalore India. We have been participating in Student Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) organized by Association For Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) from past 4 years. The…


Added by PAWAN S RAO on February 16, 2015 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

Is it a hobby or not?

I have been posting here for a couple years. Back when it consisted of a lot less drone and a lot more DIY. So please refrain from making silly comments like,"Do you know the name of the site you just posted on?"

Now that that's taken care of. You may have noticed the Commander in Chief told the FAA yesterday to do their job. That made me  think. Not that I don't have this thought at least once a week. What happens if we lose our hobby what will I do?



Added by Jake Wells on January 28, 2015 at 7:27pm — 18 Comments

Review: DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ vs. 3DR IRIS+

Compared key features of each drone, including flight time, technology features, ease of getting started, camera systems, and price. 

Full review here:…


Added by drnes on January 27, 2015 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Percepto - computer vision for drones



My name is Raviv Raz and I am a co-founder of a really cool startup called Percepto. I really hope you will like it since it pretty much grew out of reading and following this community.


Percepto is an add-on device, some may call a companion computer, that is designed to give almost any UAV computer vision…


Added by Raviv Raz on January 26, 2015 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Vertex VTOL UAV Development Blog: Wing extension upgrade for long-range flights

A few weeks ago we announced the Vertex: a hybrid UAV platform that seeks to provide the ultimate flight experience and versatility by combining the characteristics…


Added by ComQuestVentures on January 18, 2015 at 6:30pm — 11 Comments

SPECTER 360 prototype tests

Here is a video from our testing of SPECTER 360 prototype gimbal. Until now we have eliminated all those vibrations seen on video. I will be posting new test 3 video soon.…


Added by Joscht Laznyk on January 11, 2015 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

An Autopilot in the clouds - part 6

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:…


Added by Jesper Andersen on January 10, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

CQV's Series on UAV Rapid Prototyping Part 1: Design and Analysis Software

ComQuest Ventures is an aerospace startup company born from the spirit of DIY and open movements.  We have employed various rapid prototyping methods  to develop our upcoming…


Added by ComQuestVentures on January 9, 2015 at 6:18pm — 6 Comments

Announcing the Vertex VTOL UAV, Coming in 2015

ComQuest Ventures LLC is proud to announce the Vertex VTOL UAV: a practical Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for enthusiasts and professionals.  



The Vertex UAV is a hybrid between a…


Added by ComQuestVentures on December 25, 2014 at 8:36pm — 7 Comments

Aerial Photogrammetry vs. Terrestrial Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry is a technology that combines photography and geometry. The principle is very simple, yet it has a huge impact on current architectural works. What it does is something like this:

Photography gives 2D representations. The system generates 3D measurements of the surface and object from a photograph. Aerial and terrestrial are two major types of photogrammetry.

  • Aerial…

Added by UAV Data Processing on December 17, 2014 at 11:44pm — No Comments

Techwing low and slow

To show just how stable the techwing is while flying slow, I made the following video.


WS: 43 inches

all up weight:37 oz

motor: 370 watt 1100 kv

prop: 9*7

battery: 5000 mah 3s lipo

battery weight:14.8 oz

flight duration: 20  minutes

ma used: 1007

As you can see the techwing handles extremely well…


Added by wayne garris on December 8, 2014 at 11:55pm — 16 Comments

Update on UAV rules in the Philippines

From UASA's website: Clearskies, Inc. is a member of UASA. 

Unmanned Aerial Systems Association of the Philippines, Inc. (…


Added by clearskiesph on November 23, 2014 at 7:57pm — No Comments

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