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Thomas Butler replied to David B Bitton's discussion What is The Smallest ArduCopter Capable Flight Controller
"Take a look at the solder joints of those capacitors;cracked. Perhaps the mfgr owes you a refund!"
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Henco posted a discussion

Remote calibration software for pc

Hi all. I currently have a splash drone 3 and have decided to convert all the internal hardware to…See More
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Harald Schmid replied to al's discussion What do the numbers 550 or 650 refer to in quadcopters?
"It is the diameter from motor to motor"
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Harald Schmid replied to Luke Dillon's discussion Pixhawk esc calibration and low avionics voltage
"4.8V are pretty enough to have a stable operation of pixhawk. See…"
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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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YANGDA 3-Axis DSLR Drone Gimbal For SONY A5000/A6000/A7

Posted by yangdaonline on May 16, 2019 at 1:48am 0 Comments

Sky Eye-Z6K Pro is the upgraded version of …

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Tersus UAV PPK Kits for Photogrammetry

Posted by Haley Hu on May 14, 2019 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

Tersus UAV PPK Kits is mainly designed for UAV Photogrammetry. https://www.tersus-gnss.com/product/uav-ppk-solution

BX316R PPK Board has below features, 

* Supports measurements output 

- GPS L1/L2, GLONASS L1/L2, BeiDou B1/B2 from primary…

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FlytBase and AirMap Join Hands to Power UTM Support for Drone Automation

Posted by Utsav Chopra on May 14, 2019 at 12:29am 0 Comments

FlytBase and AirMap have agreed to join forces to speed up the introduction of …

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Simulatable and repeatable camera motion with ROI sequences

Posted by Martin Rüedi on May 10, 2019 at 3:00am 0 Comments

These days FlightZoomer 3.2 has been released which offers a number of new features:

  • Full stop ILS landings for copter.
  • Support for the affordable RTF drone Sky…
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Mapping Chernobyl

Posted by Hein du Plessis on May 9, 2019 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

I just want to share this very interesting article on BBC about the large scale mapping of Chernobyl.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48193866

AEROMAPPER 300 & 42Mp camera with PPK bundle: unrivaled resolution & accuracy

Posted by Mauricio on May 9, 2019 at 12:03pm 0 Comments

Many owners of small sub-1Kg flying wings or multirotor drones at some point encounter the need to cover more area in less time without (hopefully) sacrificing too much ground resolution, or just increase productivity when confronted with large area survey projects. In many other cases, small drones can’t just cope with the wind which shows no sign of…

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ZOON - 2.4Ghz LoRa Telemetry Module by DRONEE

Posted by Maksim P on April 30, 2019 at 3:03pm 15 Comments

ZOON is 2.4Ghz LoRa  based long range telemetry module. ZOONv3 can send data up to 21km at 0.5kbps and 6km at 125kbps.

ZOON adds mavlink…

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DroneMapper Open Source Projects

Posted by JP on April 30, 2019 at 8:00am 2 Comments

DroneMapper.com

We are starting to release certain projects back to the open source community. You can find these new projects on our GitHub page here. We will continue to develop and contribute to these projects as time permits!



ArUco geobits: We've developed an aerial ground…

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YANGDA YD6-1600L Gas-Electric Hybrid Hexacopter

Posted by yangdaonline on April 30, 2019 at 2:18am 0 Comments

Have you ever encountered these problems on battery-powered multi-rotors: it is very hard to get a 45 minutes flight time with 5KG payload at an altitude of 4500 meters, due to…

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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

Air Force would like to call a drone for crew rescue

A pretty stiff set of requirements for a USAF crew rescue vehicle, they are not too worried about the noise or method of power. Develop and demonstrate a low cost aerial platform capable of transporting 2-4 military personnel (one in medical litter) with no onboard traditional pilot and capable of at least 100 mile radius […]

Instant drone delivery service Zipline announces $190 million in new financing

HALF MOON BAY, CA Friday, May 17th—Today, Zipline, the world’s first and only national-scale drone delivery service, announced it has raised $190 million in new financing, which values the company at over 1 billion dollars. The new funds will support the global expansion of Zipline’s lifesaving service across Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the […]

DHL launches its first regular fully-automated and intelligent urban drone delivery service

DHL Express, the world’s leading international express delivery service provider, and the world’s leading intelligent autonomous aerial vehicle company EHang have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly launch a fully automated and intelligent smart drone delivery solution to tackle the last-mile delivery challenges in the urban areas of China. The launch ceremony was held […]

Hybrid VTOL manufacturer Volans-i raises $20 million series A funding

Volans-i, Inc., an on-demand aerial delivery business based in San Francisco, has raised $20 Million in Series A funding. The funding was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, who was the lead investor for Volans-i’s seed round funding, with support from Y Combinator. Volans-i builds and operates high-speed long-range drones for on-demand delivery of time-critical shipments. […]

Huawei – Digital Platform Enables Smart Civil Aviation Construction

Huawei The 2019 China Civil Aviation Development Forum was held in Beijing on May 16. Over 400 representatives from around the world attended the event and exchanged productive ideas on the topic of Intelligent Aviation — High-Quality Development in a New Scientific, Technological and Industrial Revolution. At the forum, Guo Ping, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman, delivered a […]

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