Hi there friendly people of DIY Drones
I've been using and building drones for a few years now, and general shortcomings, I find are: noise, flight time, payload capacity, waterproof space for sensor and computing additions. These shortcomings of course all have good reasons to be there.
Some of the things I've done in the past are: made a really big rig (2m span) that's capable of…
Fly4.Me, a UAV service company challenges UAV pilots demonstrate their skill. The company is launching a video contest next week that will give pilots the chance to show the world what they’ve got.
Never did I set out to make a documentary of my experience with drones. With all the bad press recently I felt maybe my short film may show so people of the public that film makers use drones and we all dont have to fly around airports and aircraft.
What originally started as a hobby project can now be downloaded for iOS and Android: Our App DroneVR turns an iOS or Android phone into a virtual reality headset for flying drones in FPV cockpit perspective.
Currently the app works with DJI drones such as the Phantom 2 Vision+, the Phantom 3…
Local Motors had one of their most successful co-creation challenges in the past 40 days with the launch of ACDC (Airbus Cargo Drone Challenge). The challenge started with mostly…Continue
Many exciting developments are underway in regards to drones and drone insurance. At the forefront of these innovative offerings stands Skyvuze Technologies. UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are not the only thing that our agency has launched recently. We are constantly working around the clock to provide the most efficient offerings in the entire drone…Continue
Previously, it was hardly possible to automatically align thermal images into a mosaic. Low contrast values of some frames caused the errors of automatic images alignment within the mosaic. Now, a new technology uses both thermal and visible spectrum camera images for alignment is…Continue
Added by Petr Pletnyakov on May 5, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments
VIENNA, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynamic Perspective GmbH announced today that it has selected ROTOR FX LLC of Los Angeles to be its service, training, repair and warranty center partner in …Continue
It's been a while since I published the last update about HYBRiX. We are very excited about how the development is evolving and more than happy with customers response.
For the past few weeks we have been working on finishing our MVP. it has a new look, new frame, more fuel tank capacity, quick…Continue
I made this video to show how to design and analyze a small flying UAV using my 3DFoil software.
I wrote this software several years ago using a vortex lattice approach. The vortex lattice method in the code is based on vortex rings (as opposed to the horse shoe vortex approach). The vortex ring method allows for wing twist (geometric and…Continue
The UgCS team has accomplished what we believe is a first – integrating a Mode S/ADS-B out transponder with a small drone, enabling radar visibility throughout the drone’s flight. A BeagleBone Black computer with CAN bus shield was used to integrate a Sagetech XPS-TR, the world’s smallest transponder, with the…
In the continuing evolution of scalable, multi-UAV control surfaces, here's a few minutes demo of the Guidance Mode UI using the Flying Robot Commander in tandem with Paparazzi UAV. The same framework for building…Continue
Added by earthpatrol on January 6, 2016 at 1:32pm — No Comments
If you don’t already have your “go-to” mobile app for no-fly zones, flight logs, news, or weather, I encourage you to check out Hover. Available for free on iOS and Android, it provides all the tools you need to navigate…Continue
MyROZ is a new UAV/ drone operations interactive application which builds unofficial operational airspace for its users and enables pilot interaction.
MyROZ originates from the aviation term “ROZ” which stands for Restricted Operating Zone. Its foundational purpose is to not…Continue
I want to share our last experience with HYBRiX, a lapse time of a 3hr and 10min endurance flight test. As far as I know it is the longest flight time for a hybrid fuel-electric drone, and I have to say it is not a lab test, but the same configuration we will start selling very soon. We are really excited about this! Please comments…Continue
UgCS As a Platform
Right from the beginning UgCS was designed not only as an out of the box ground station software for end users, but also as a platform for custom and integration projects.
By now a number of different custom projects have been…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
Here's a video from one of our recent tests of our GTQ-Cormorant: a submarine and quadrotor hybrid.
We use an air pump/solenoid system to move air between the clear, water-tight pressure hull and an external air bladder for depth…Continue