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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

drone delivery solution Commercial drones are now becoming a mainstream technology, with the 2020 pandemic serving as a showcase for how drones can save human lives.

Drones have been used for delivery long before Amazon announced its Prime Air service. Founded in 2011, Zipline, a US-based company focused on medical drone deliveries became the pioneer in long-distance drone delivery, with distribution centers in Rwanda and Ghana. With an…

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Fighter VTOL 4+1 fixed wing

The fighter is a 10kg fixed-wing flight platform (hand parachute/VTOL), which is easy to carry,friendly to operate,stable and durable.The fighter is positioned as a heavy-duty,long-endurance fixed wing,which greatly reduces the difficulty of aerial survey,further liberates productivity and improves the efficiency…

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Drones with cameras have both commercial and recreational applications. For commercial use-cases, the ability to live stream videos, with low latency, is crucial for the effective use of drones. This enables enterprise stakeholders to see things happening far away, in near-real-time, from a bird’s eye view. Many industries, sectors, and use-cases…

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Mark Harrison posted a discussion in Moderators
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John Grouse posted a discussion
Just wondering if it would be safe to do a compass calibration on one of many identical drones in one location and then copy those values to the other drones without needing to calibrate all the drones?  Should the values be identical if the drones…
4 hours ago
Eric Matyas replied to Eric Matyas's discussion Free Music / SFX Resource for Drone Videos - Over 1800 Tracks
"A huge heartfelt THANK YOU to the kind folks who reached out and supported my work this month by donating on my site. You folks literally make this all possible. Thank you!That said, this week’s new free MP3 tracks are:From my Puzzle Music 5 page:IC…"
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New! Online Training on Drones for Disaster Response https://t.co/brqRuujjY2
20 hours ago
Paulo Neves replied to Paulo Neves's discussion APM MavLink to FrSky SmartPort Converter with Arduino Nano and USB support [2.1.3 enabled]
"Hello Pavel, While this runs on the arduino micro controller, this is not an arduino project. You need to clone the project and generate the hex file first like with make frsky_telemetry.hex Then you can use the XLoader.exe to put the generated bina…"
22 hours ago
Patrick Meier posted a blog post
We’ve given this professional training to dozens of international and national disaster management organizations during the past half-decade. We’ve also run this training for both new and highly experienced drone pilots in dozens of countries around…
22 hours ago
James Gonzales replied to Daniel Jeffery's discussion Auto recovery high altitude balloon
"The idea of a steerable parachute is probably not the easiest to realize.  I wouldn’t be able to attempt another launch for at least another four weeks because I had to apply for permission from the Civil Aviation Authority again MyPrepaidCenter.com"
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Jia longye posted a discussion
As we all know, road lighting is an important part of city lighting. In the past, we used traditional street lights, but now the traditional street lights are gradually eliminated and solar lights have become popular products. Compared with traditio…
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RT @OttawaAVGroup: We are going to try something new this week. We will be having a drop-in style meeting Wednesday @ 7-9pm EST. Pop in and…
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RT @tawnkramer: Thanks Everyone for another fun virtual race! Amazing Ai racers competing head-to-head, Virtual Makers Fair event. Catch us…
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RT @make: Find out the latest from @diyrobocars at 10am PT from @chr1sa of @3DRobotics on Virtually Make Faire! #makerfaire #maketogether #…
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RT @Heavy02011: Join us Saturday online: Virtual Race League: @DIYRobocars Race #2 - Parking Lot Nerds https://t.co/aJUu4sdutx #Meetup via…
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RT @donkey_car: Yay, we are part of the virtual @makerfaire with @diyrobocars. Come see our race or better yet train a model and race with…
Thursday
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RT @chr1sa: The @DIYRobocars Virtual AI Race is going to be part of the virtual @makerfaire on Sat! https://t.co/wnMDAboLID
May 20
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RT @tawnkramer: Please join us next week for our second DIYRobocars online race. We will be using a new Mountain Track course! https://t.co…
May 19
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RT @SmallpixelCar: I realized that the size of the cones in @diyrobocars is known. If we can detect the bounding box, which can be done wit…
May 19
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RT @chr1sa: Our next @DIYRobocars autonomous car virtual race is this Saturday. Sign up here to compete or just spectate on @Twitch https:/…
May 19
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Definitive Guide to Setup Drone Delivery System https://t.co/7ibwcgF24h
May 19
DIY Robocars via Twitter
RT @DAVGtech: The next @diyrobocars virtual robocar race is this Saturday. One of many interesting issues we are taking a stab at is "how c…
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Solar Lights Manufacturer Is Good Choice For Road Lighting

As we all know, road lighting is an important part of city lighting. In the past, we used traditional street lights, but now the traditional street lights are gradually eliminated and solar lights have become popular products. Compared with traditional street lights, what are the advantages of solar lights? Why can traditional street lights be gradually replaced? Let the solar lights manufacturer tell you:1. Low input costTraditional street lights are much more complicated than solar lights in…

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Arduheli on 3DR Solo cube?

Can someone please confirm that Arduheli can be installed on 3DR Solo Cube without issues? Since they can be bought for cheap and are small and compact I'm looking at getting one for hobby project.Before you ask, yes, I'm aware of all the hardware issues with the cube. Used to work professionally with the stuff.

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Low Profile Camera Car; Concept & Advice Request

Hello all. I've been operating quadcopters (and a hexacopter!) for a couple of years now for my company, and lately I've encountered a new challenge that such vehicles are not capable of performing.I have arrays of photovoltaics that have serial numbers on the underside that I need to locate. The process of doing so manually would involve physically detaching and lifting each module, a process that would likely take many hours, if not days, depending on the site.I am conceptualizing a wheeled…

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Insta 360 one R ( 1" )

Hi,I am thinking on getting an insta 360 one R with the 1" mod to do some aerial photography and as bonus with the 360 mod also can create 360 footage.Does any one know if it is possible to trigger the camera with a cable remotely ? (sending some signal or short a pin to ground).i can't much info for this camera at the moment.Thanks.

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Automation of routine to get from the gound into hover.

I have read that some commercial multirotors have programmed routines to get off the ground and through ground effect up high enough to hover or fly.Is this real or just marketing hype? If this is really a feature, how many pilots find it useful? How different would it be that straight manual control of the throttle? Has anyone seen data regarding the difference in thrust requirements between being on the ground and successfully reaching the height that ground effect no longer affects flight?

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Stryker RC plane with Pixhawk Autopilot Setup

Hello,It's been awhile since I've played around with traditional helicopter and multi-copters with pixhawk. I recently got a wild hair to put the pixhawk onto a Stryker RC plane.Question:1. Does anyone have this setup or something similar? 2. Can you send me the PID values and maybe some additional input?Thank you,Sean

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Landscape Light Manufacturer Create Colorful Beauty At Night

Landscape lights have good lighting efficiency and energy saving, and the high-brightness LED light source greatly improves the lighting conditions of this section. In addition, the shape of landscape lights reflects the design concept of popular lighting columns, which are suitable for public places, squares, commercial pedestrian streets, parks, villas, hotels and other places.landscape light manufacturer is endowed with many positive meanings in the colorful world. They not only reveal the…

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Industrial multirotor manufacturer wanted

Hello everyone!We are updating our fleet of drones (from DJI Matrice 600) and looking for a reliable industrial multirotor supplier. Can you advise any manufacturer that fit our requirements? Do you have any good experience that you are willing to advise?Requirements:At least 2 years on the marketPayload: 1.5 - 3 kg, front-mounted payload with a possibility to look up and down (clear view for the camera)20 min flight (with the payload above)Power for payload 16-26V, 7AIdeally ready-to-flyEasy…

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