All Blog Posts Tagged 'uav' (170)

Multiple UAV Path Planning and Optimization

I have recently finished my Master studies in electrical engineering and robotics. The focus of my thesis are UAVs and the title is UAV Navigation for Area Coverage and Time Optimization. One of the goals of this study was to answer two questions:

  1. What is the best path that will reduce each UAV flight time and the overall mission time?
  2. Does…
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Added by Gustavo Avellar on July 24, 2014 at 2:45pm — 12 Comments


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techwing gets winglets and slots

Hey everyone,

 I wanted to post an update on the work I have been doing on the techwing design.

The new design is scaled up some to a 40 inch WS. It also includes real Grantz type winglets, a longer tip cord and fixed LE slots.

Flat plate:…

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Added by wayne garris on July 18, 2014 at 9:49pm — 23 Comments


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techpos summer sale July 15-31

Techpod kits are going on sale from today until july 31st They will be available for $140 to all US and Canadian customers.

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All newly shipped techpod kits will be shipped with these great upgrade parts which make the tail and wing very easy to remove and transport.

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Added by wayne garris on July 15, 2014 at 10:46am — 33 Comments

Design of a multi-rotor VTOL UAV and docking station for automated aerial transport



Last academic year at KU Leuven, we designed, built and test flown a VTOL UAV: the VertiKul. During this project we gratefully made use of the info and support of the DIY Drones community and therefore we would like to share our results on this project.

The VertiKul is designed for automated aerial…

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Added by Bart Theys on July 14, 2014 at 7:00am — 57 Comments

Two men from Inwood arrested after they flew drone near George Washington Bridge, nearly hit NYPD helicopter.

First off these guys were in the wrong and got caught, I am not defending the stupidity of flying close to an aircraft. However, to create a story with a headline "nearly hit" misleading most. Drones can be dangerous if flown next to aircraft. This is theoretically possible and flyers should stay away to…

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Added by Rob Thompson on July 8, 2014 at 5:30am — 63 Comments

PRE-Flight RC Simulator Drone Edition

It is my pleasure to present the PRE-Flight RC Simulator Drone Edition.
 
In my experience, 50% of beginners totally destroy their RC aircraft in the first week. About 25% destroy them in their first flight. This is a costly exercise, as the typical FPV-capable drone start at around $400 and may…
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Added by Jose Pena on July 8, 2014 at 12:14am — 5 Comments

The Importance Of Flying A Basic System, How To Progress In UAV

This article is written for all levels of pilots to follow as a guideline in your flying progression. With the many choices that UAV pilots have today for vehicle configurations, flight management and equipment it is important to remember that your vehicle can be dangerous and expensive if not…

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Added by Rob Thompson on June 24, 2014 at 7:00am — 17 Comments

It’s Okay to Call Them Drones. Seriously, That’s What They’re Called

Hi everyone, 

Although it is less of an issue for the DIY/hobby end of things (we all seem able to use the word 'drone' without thinking of hellfire missiles), but I've been getting pretty tired of the argument in wider circles and dancing around trying not…

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Added by Andrew Chapman on June 13, 2014 at 2:05pm — 19 Comments

STRATASYS Fortus 400mc Barcelona 3D printed UAV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwvQuhjKeUo

130h 3D printing process has finished. Take a look at FORTUS400mc UAV apps performance!

Added by Jonatan Domenech on May 29, 2014 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

M.I.A. Broadening a D.I.Y. Dialog

Here at DIYDrones, our community constitutes only a portion of a much larger movement; that of empowered individuals and groups. Music artist, M.I.A., has embraced these types of movements and incorporated an onslaught of DIY imagery in…

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Added by earthpatrol on May 20, 2014 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

Luftfotos24 releases first UAS product line

Luftfotos24 presents the first UAS product line "Beast series”. The system allows everyone to take aerial pictures, research, Orthophotos, aerial surveying and precision farming.



The unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operates completely autonomous. The autopilot is based on the well known…

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Added by Martin von Kameke on May 15, 2014 at 8:00am — 4 Comments


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Huge Mugin 4450 UAV platform

Again this platform is not for private UAV project. If you are looking for a great private UAS platform take a look at this one Ranger Ex UAV platform

 

Latest version of the …

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Added by Robert Krogh (hooks) on May 14, 2014 at 9:15am — 11 Comments

The UAV Guide: Announcing UAV Daily, plus Multicopter article

We are excited to announce a major addition to the Guide: The UAV Daily.  This page brings together all the latest content on UAVs from across the web.  There are still more feeds to be added…

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Added by The UAV Guide on May 12, 2014 at 8:20pm — 2 Comments

Angry goose takes down my UAV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL9jGwRI92I

Preface: My fault, I should know better.  I've flown over to these geese on numerous occasions without incident. But this time I was controlling from further away and therefore my depth perception wasn't as keen.  I don't blame the goose all, however…

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Added by Pedals2Paddles on April 20, 2014 at 7:00am — 19 Comments

For all the Techpod lovers and supporters



The first picture of everything together finally! I had problems fully installing the wings due to the wiring coming from the wings so I still have to tweak that, I just was really excited to get a pic of everything finally. So ignore the fact the the wings aren't…

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Added by Mike on April 5, 2014 at 8:30pm — 7 Comments

Impressions after UNVEX 2014 UAV Exhibit in Madrid

Here I would like to share my impressions after UAV UNVEX 2014 exhibit in Madrid, Spain. It took place from 4th till 7th of March.

About third of people who attended expo were in uniform. MOD of Spain was personally here for about a half a day. Indra, MBDA, Thales and Airbus have created…

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Added by Janis Kuze on March 12, 2014 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

UAV's and shark spotting - a case study

Youtube link

James Masterton has been experimenting with UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) off the Perth coastline to see if they might help spot sharks. Here he shares his experiences and provides some clues as to what now needs to be done if UAVs could be part of the…

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Added by Simon on February 27, 2014 at 12:00am — 21 Comments

ProjectEMS - Environmental measurements UAV

I and Noemi Salaris are working on ProjectEMS.  ProjectEMS focuses on the development of two environmental monitoring stations. One is fixed at the ground and another is a mobile unmanned vehicle. The stations will measure values such as radioactivity in the area, or atmospheric pollution. The mobile…

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Added by Andrea Zamuner Cervi on February 11, 2014 at 11:52am — No Comments


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Ranger ex UAV platform

New kid on the blog - the Ranger Ex UAS platform.

So much has happened since the good "old"…

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Added by Robert Krogh (hooks) on January 9, 2014 at 12:49pm — 37 Comments

2013 DroneSpeak Year in Review

What a year this has been! We'd like to offer our thanks to 3D Robotics and everyone who contributed to the diydrones community. More information…

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Added by John Githens on January 1, 2014 at 12:02pm — 3 Comments

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