All Blog Posts Tagged 'uav' (157)

Angry goose takes down my UAV

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…


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…


Added by MikeA 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…


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

UAV's and shark spotting - a case study

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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…


Added by Simon on February 27, 2014 at 12:00am — 16 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…


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

Ranger ex UAV platform

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

So much has happened since the good "old"…


Added by Robert Krogh (hooks) on January 9, 2014 at 12:49pm — 36 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…


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

Overview of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat Lighthouse, french riviera, south of France


The Lighthouse of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat is located in tip of the peninsula known as the "Pearl of the Cote d'Azur", between the city of Nice and Villefranche-sur-Mer. This monument of the Alpes Maritimes department is an historical heritage. We hope, you'll enjoy this aerial view. All our best wishes for next year to everyone. Team DN

Added by Drone in Nice on December 27, 2013 at 8:30am — 2 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

The Techwing maiden flight

Hello everyone!

A few months ago I recieved an email from Lorenz, main developer of the Pixhawk research project and  the PX4 autopilot. He urged me to create a small flying wing platform. Around 35 inch wing span and around 500 grams. capable of carrying a small camera like a gopro or canon and an…


Added by wayne garris on November 24, 2013 at 1:30am — 18 Comments

Worldwide UAV Training Consortium

Here’s something for you:

3DRinstruct is putting together a worldwide consortium of UAV trainers.  If you are not yet a rated pilot, now is the time to earn your basic, intermediate, expert & instructor ratings. This includes ALL Four Competency Ratings.  Novice, Intermediate, Expert…


Added by Michael Edwin on November 14, 2013 at 12:30pm — 16 Comments

Raspberry Pi NoiR and Public Lab Get a Lift

If you're looking for a cool new way to capture and process infrared/near-infrared photos, consider the Raspberry Pi NoiR along with…


Added by earthpatrol on October 30, 2013 at 12:45am — 5 Comments

Quadcopter footage of Australian 'firestorm'


Here's a fresh change, an example of UAV's used for good!

cividrones has been in the air with a quadcopter within the area of Lithgow, New South Wales (Australia) during our current fire season highlighting the extensive damage done to property as well as ongoing preventative measures in use by 'firies' to control these fires. The…


Added by Michael Visser on October 24, 2013 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

The near future of precision farming

I have been quite successful to perform general aerial mapping, producing othomosaic and digital surface model for our local plantation company. Our Skywalker base UAV power by APM is a very reliable tools for acquire aerial images. Currently for a typical…


Added by keeyen pang on October 16, 2013 at 2:00am — 20 Comments

Diy Drones Newspaper - Volume 1

DiyDronesNewspaper-Volume1pdf.pdf Option #1 (Recommended)…


Added by Joshua Johnson on October 1, 2013 at 3:30am — 14 Comments

Temporary DiyDrones Forum Search Engine

Click Here to Go to the Diy Drones Forum Search Engine

This is just a temporary search engine for the Diy Drones Forums that I built until Ning 3.0 fixes our current forum search engine.  The Forum search…


Added by Joshua Johnson on September 30, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Diy Drones News - Podcast #2 - HeliBoat Prototype

When I gain 14 more youtube subscribers youtube will allow me to use their Live Feed Feature.  When that happens i'm going to start posting 4-6 live stream youtube sessions a week.  The subjects of the Live Casts will include tutorials on how to use free CAD software to make blueprints/schematics for your drone projects.  The Live Sessions are going to be predetermined for the…


Added by Joshua Johnson on September 24, 2013 at 12:39pm — 6 Comments

Flight plan set for DIY drones - PortlandTribune

by: PHOTO BY JONATHAN HOUSE - Patrick Sherman, left, catches the drone, while Brian Zvaigzne, holding the goggles and the controller, looks on. The two men were flying the drone near a natural area in Wilsonville.

by: PHOTO BY JONATHAN HOUSE - Patrick Sherman, left, catches the drone, while Brian Zvaigzne, holding the goggles and the controller, looks on. The two men were flying the drone near a natural area in…


Added by Joshua Johnson on September 18, 2013 at 7:51pm — 6 Comments

A Drone's View of the Colorado Floods

The recent Colorado floods are giving us a great look at how useful UAVs will be in disaster recovery and photography in the future.

While FEMA may have grounded Falcon UAV's aerial survey mission of the flooding around Boulder and…


Added by Patrick McKay on September 17, 2013 at 1:31pm — 5 Comments

Free Iris UAV With Standard Training Package


Added by Michael Edwin on September 15, 2013 at 9:18am — 12 Comments

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