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Welcome to DIY Drones!

Welcome to the largest community for amateur Unmanned Aerial Vehicles! Use the tabs and drop-down menus above to navigate the site.

This community is the birthplace of ArduPilot, the world's first universal autopilot platform (planes, multicopters of all sorts and ground rovers). Today the Pixhawk autopilot runs a variety of powerful free and open UAV software systems, including:

  • PX4, a pro-quality copter, plane, rover and VTOL software stack from the Dronecode Foundation
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  • ArduRover, a fully-autonomous ground-based vehicle system

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Commercial UAV Show in London 2019

Posted by Kirill on November 13, 2019 at 2:00am 0 Comments

Here is a quick video tour for those who couldn't make it to the Commercial UAV Show in London this year. Was great to see the latest drone technology and meet people…

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Comparison Table of mRo Professional Autopilots Family

Posted by Pedro Matabuena on November 12, 2019 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

This is how you can learn at a glance the technical characteristics of the mRobotics family of autopilots and decide which device best suits your projects.

The …

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Data Science Crop Analysis Notebook Using 6 Band MicaSense Altum And DroneMapper Processed UAV Imagery

Posted by JP on November 8, 2019 at 1:51pm 0 Comments

A jupyter notebook with crop analysis algorithms utilizing digital elevation models, dtm and multi-spectral imagery (R-G-B-NIR-Rededge-Thermal) from a MicaSense…

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Participants Wanted for Research Survey on Simulation of Robotics Software

Posted by SquaresLabRobots on November 5, 2019 at 3:08pm 0 Comments

We are a group of software engineering researchers at Carnegie Mellon University trying to better understand why and how robotics developers use simulation when developing and testing their systems. If you have ever used these tools, we would like to hear from you.

Simulation holds the potential to provide an automated, cost-effective, and scalable alternative to the manual and expensive process of field testing. Numerous companies in the autonomy sector, such as…

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Pixhawk cube controlled VTOL fixed-wing auto flight demo

Posted by yangdaonline on October 29, 2019 at 12:53am 0 Comments

Hi Guys,

Recently we built one 2.5 hours long-endurance VTOL fixed-wing plane using the Pixhawk Cube flight controller. Auto flight demo: https://youtu.be/H-M0Mm12N7Y

Specification of the VTOL…

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XAG and Bayer Set to Innovate Japan's Ageing Agriculture with Enhanced Drone Technology

Posted by viya on October 24, 2019 at 12:00am 0 Comments

XAG and Bayer jointly participated in Agri-Week Tokyo 2019

XAG and Bayer has recently held a joint news conference in Tokyo, 4 Oct, to announce the latest progress of their strategic partnership in Japan. This cross-industry alliance has been unfolded on three main projects involving drone sales, technological research…

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rctimer.com is gone

Posted by Gal Nitzan on October 23, 2019 at 11:38am 2 Comments

Hi,

A week ago I placed an order of over $300 on rctimer.com site, PayPal account was charged but I never got order confirmation from rctimer.

Two days later, the site disappeared and emails are bouncing back.

I know they sell on AliExpress as well, be very careful.

Gal

MMC UAV is to exhibit in Shenzhen CPSE 2019

Posted by Thomas Dunlop on October 22, 2019 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

The 17th China International Social Public Safety Expo (CPSE)will be held from October 28th-31 th,2019 in Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen,  China. At that time, it will present the most advanced artificial intelligence, big data, and intelligent security products to the…

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Cars vs robots

Posted by Jack Crossfire on October 22, 2019 at 10:00pm 1 Comment

Hackhawk Mark III: ESP32 TinyPICO as a brushless flight controller

Posted by Simon D. Levy on October 21, 2019 at 8:16pm 1 Comment

My hacked Altair Aerial Blackhawk continues to serve as a great test platform for experiments in DIY flight controllers. So, when I heard the buzz surrounding the…

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Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

UAV news from sUAS News

Skyward teams up with Unleash live for real-time collaboration

The use of UAV’s in large enterprise has long been about reducing cost, improving efficiencies, and increasing safety. One aspect that has perhaps not received the same limelight, but will undoubtedly become the go-to business case for implementing UAV operations is accelerated decision making. With a plethora of sophisticated modeling solutions referring to real-time, there […]

TraceAir and Independent Construction Start Their 25th Joint Project at Placer Vineyards

TraceAir will equip Independent Construction with its construction management software to ensure the best planning and sequencing decisions. The TraceAir platform will help the builders to prevent cost overruns (e.g. double-handling the dirt), better manage the unknowns by making data-driven decisions at all levels, and to finish the project on schedule and within budget. “When […]

AERACCESS Middle East contract for Hawker Q800X

AERACCESS, the Defence UAS French Expert for missions in Harsh environment and indoor operations, announces a new major contract in the Middle-East. AERACCESS has received a contract valued at 2M€ from an undisclosed Defence&Security government user in the Middle-East for the delivery of several units of the Hawker Q800X UAS. The ALL Weather patented Q800X […]

DJI M210 V2 RTK software for PPK processing

Klau Geomatics, industry leader in PPK and PPP applications for aerial mapping, has released a PPK post-processing solution for the new DJI M210 V2 RTK.  The M210, a very popular drone for mapping, now has similar RTK technology to the Phantom4 RTK, capturing photo timing and raw GNSS data. This, with an X7 camera and […]

First SKELDAR V-200 platforms from Scanfil make way on to frontline ahead of mass production planned for 2020

Close on the heels of German Navy and Royal Canadian Navy contracts UMS SKELDAR gears up production volumes as part of world navy strategy roll out  19th November 2019: The first SKELDAR V-200 Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been manufactured and deployed by international outsource manufacturing contractor Scanfil. It is a milestone […]

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