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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
  • ArduCopter, a fully-autonomous multicopter and heli UAV system
  • ArduPlane, a pro-level UAV system for planes of all types
  • ArduRover, a fully-autonomous ground-based vehicle system

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Blog Posts

Deep Learning Based Real-time Object Detector for DJI Drones

Posted by Hazel Zhu on September 21, 2018 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

This project involves real-time object detection for DJI drones from the ground station using …


Automate and Scale Drone Operations using Cloud (4G/LTE)

Posted by Achal Negi on September 21, 2018 at 4:10am 0 Comments

FlytCloud is an enterprise-grade cloud platform to automate and scale your commercial drone operations - Enabling you to remotely deploy, a fleet of intelligent drones.

FlytCloud provides real-time access to control, telemetry and video/payload data from your drone fleet, over a secure and reliable…


Integrate PPK for your commercial UAV with ComNav K706 GNSS OEM Board

Posted by Wade Zhang on September 20, 2018 at 8:04pm 0 Comments

Integrate PPK(post-processing kinematic) solution for your commerical UAV with our K706 GNSS OEM Board and AT190 Helix Antenna to go for professional survey and mapping.

K706 GNSS OEM board support GPS L1/L2, GLONASS L1/L2, Beidou B1/B2, Galileo E1/E5b with 8GB onboard memory ability, will…


The What, Why, and How of Protecting Your Drones

Posted by Rachael Murphey on September 20, 2018 at 1:51pm 0 Comments

Drone protection is essential for those who do not want their investment in this expensive technology to go to waste. Therefore, there are a few critical areas in which drone owners can make sure their drones will last…


New Report Benchmarks Drone Industry and Refutes Hyperbole

Posted by Colin Snow on September 18, 2018 at 12:25pm 3 Comments

We just released the results of our third annual drone industry benchmark survey and it’s a kicker.

The 2018 Drone Market Sector…


OpenMV, my favorite computer vision module, now even faster and better

Posted by Chris Anderson on September 18, 2018 at 11:34am 1 Comment

Long ago, it was hard to do computer vision -- like PhD hard. Then, about ten years ago, it started to get easier with the OpenCV libraries, which did most of the hard work for you. But even that needed you to program and build a toolchain and it really only ran well on beefy PCs. But about two years ago, a series of small, cheap computer vision modules…


How we spent 8 days on an ice cap in Greenland and found a lost WWII P-38 fighter

Posted by Kristaps Brass on September 17, 2018 at 4:08am 3 Comments

Hi, friends,

In the middle of the summer we had a chance to participate in an expedition with the aim to locate a missing WWII P-38 aircraft from…


Light FPV GCS and payload controller, call for design input...

Posted by Azjeg on September 11, 2018 at 10:24am 3 Comments

Some of you may have already seen our rugged professional mission control units also presented here on DIYdrones. Most of those are produced to at least industrial IP specifications, but developers and DIYers are constantly bombarding us with requests for lighter and especially cheaper integrated solutions that would…


Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Drones Market worth 48.88 Billion USD by 2023, at a CAGR of 18.32%

Posted by Steve Stark on September 11, 2018 at 5:06am 0 Comments

The drivers for this market are rapid technological advancements in drones and increase in demand for drone-generated data in commercial applications are the key factors for the growth of the market. Further, the increase in venture funding propels the growth of the UAV drones market.

Military drones are expected to capture the largest share of the…


Outdoor Demo of GET Wireless Charging System for Drones

Posted by Dmitry Skotnikov on September 10, 2018 at 4:30am 2 Comments

I'm proud to share with you new video of outdoor demo of our system, followed by a short explanatory speech of our CEO Leonid Plekhanov:

You can meet us at Drone Berlin 25-26 September 2018 Berlin, Germany to know…



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

PrecisionHawk lays off staff

precisionhawk The commercial RPAS market is beginning to shake and settle. Twitter user @Dronenerder stated that staff have been let go this week. (Update 18:40 GMT) Earlier I reported that 40 people had been laid off, PrecisionHawk has since stated it was less but are unable to confirm the exact number) Lia Reich VP marketing and […]

Drone operator UAVAid to launch first UAS flight from Cornwall Airport Newquay

Aerospace Cornwall announced today it has partnered with Drone operator UAVAid to launch the first UAS flight from Cornwall Airport Newquay at a capability event in May 2019. UAVAid will showcase its humanitarian Hansard drone platform at the event, the first UAS flight from Cornwall Airport Newquay.  This UK developed drone is designed to fundamentally improve the way aid agencies can respond to […]

Quantum-Systems Tron – The flying eye over the Oktoberfest

Every year the Theresienwiese in Munich is transformed into the largest public festival in the world for two weeks. The Oktoberfest attracts between 5 and 6 million visitors every year. So many people in a public place also place special tasks on the security authorities and emergency forces. The use of drones at such major […]

KSU – One day introduction to LiDAR

Many industries have realized that they need better measurement data than what traditional photogrammetry provides. High-quality models and maps can be produced quickly and more affordably than when compared to manual methods. This workshop is designed to familiarize you in how to use the latest drone light detection and ranging (LiDAR) mapping technology to collect, […]

“Take Off for Harvest Time” – XAG Initiates Large Scale Cotton Defoliation Operation in Xinjiang

Xinjiang China – XAG initiates large-scale cotton defoliation operation a second consecutive year, calling for over 1000 plant protection teams and 3000 units of P series plant protection UAS from across the country to join. The mission of this operation is to help cotton farmers increasing production and income, as well as improving the overall […]

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