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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:

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Gas imaging camera for drones - second generation

Posted by Workswell on October 14, 2018 at 4:46am 0 Comments





At Workswell, we come with a new drones camera system designed to detect dangerous gases. The aim of the system is to provide information on the occurrence of hazardous or noxious gas at a safe distance, using drones. We used standard infrared…

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Drone with ground-penetrating radar for mine detection

Posted by Chris Anderson on October 12, 2018 at 10:33pm 0 Comments

From Hackaday:

Most civilized nations ban the use of landmines because they kill indiscriminately, and for years after they are planted. However, they are still used in many…

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Enabling maritime operations with an amphibious fixed wing drone

Posted by Mauricio on October 11, 2018 at 12:18pm 1 Comment

A big fish in a small pond.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones which can safely land on water are a relative scarcity, and fixed-wing users working in the “splash-zone” could benefit greatly with a drone…

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New book release: Optimizing Small Multi-Rotor Unmanned Aircraft: A Practical Design Guide

Posted by Dr Stephen Prior on October 6, 2018 at 3:30am 3 Comments

A summary of ten year's research in the area of Drone Design and Development. Written as a design guide to inform and educate future generations of Aeronautic Engineers, RC Enthusiasts and DIY citizen scientists:…

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Announcing Blimpduino 2.0

Posted by Jordi Muñoz on October 5, 2018 at 9:00pm 7 Comments

Almost 10 years ago with the community help, we released an open source robotic blimp platform based on Arduino and we named it Blimpduino. It was a really cool project, despite the limitations back then..........

And by back then I mean that we lacked cheap WiFi modules, 3D printers, and all sorts of fancy sensors! This leads us to use…

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Drone Nerds Collaborates with AeroVironment as a New Quantix™ Hybrid Drone Dealer in North America

Posted by Drone Nerds on October 5, 2018 at 9:00am 1 Comment

HALLANDALE, FL, October 05, 2018

Drone Nerds, Inc. the largest UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) distributor in the United States today announced its collaboration with AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVAV), a global leader in…

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SmartAP GCS by Sky-Drones now supports drone fleet management

Posted by Kirill on October 4, 2018 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

SmartAP GCS by Sky-Drones now supports drone fleet management. Unlimited number of drones…

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DARPA Subterranean Challenge - Team CERBERUS

Posted by Kostas Alexis on October 1, 2018 at 7:00pm 2 Comments

Dear community,

We would like to inform you about our participation in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge as Team CERBERUS (University of Nevada, Reno, ETH Zurich, Sierra Nevada Corporation,…

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GoPro 7 with HyperSmooth, now is the time to remove the gimbal from the drone?!

Posted by Joao correia on September 30, 2018 at 1:41pm 3 Comments

its time to remove the gimbal from the drone?!

The weight savings on my TBS Discovery would be very good :)

Just found lots of videos of this new feauture and people are getting pretty good results with this "new tecnology".

What you guys think? dumb idea or it should work ?

Scratch-built monocopter tutorial

Posted by Chris on September 21, 2018 at 8:00pm 3 Comments

I recently made a monocopter(drone with one motor but can take off and land vertically) that can fly and wrote up the instructions on how to build it from scratch. Enjoy ! …
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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

Drone Rescue Systems GmbH: Drone Rescue presents Intelligent Parachute Rescue System for DJI M600

Drone Rescue Systems GmbH from Austria will present the parachute system DRS-10 for the first time at the Intergeo 2018. Based on this product, especially for the DJI Matrice 600 (M600) the parachute system DRS-M600 was developed, that has been coordinated purely to this flight system. The parachute system DRS-10 is designed for multicopters with […]

Application Period for World’s Largest Business Accelerator Competition Closes

Program’s Third Round Receives Strongest Interest in Program’s History GENIUS NY 3.0 Attracts Unmanned Systems Startups from Around the World Investment in GENIUS NY is supported by “CNY Rising” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy SYRACUSE, NY – GENIUS NY, a business accelerator program at CenterState CEO’s Tech Garden […]

DJI Launches The Phantom 4 RTK Globally

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today announced the global rollout of the Phantom 4 RTK, a high-precision aerial survey drone that combines centimeter-level navigation and positioning with a high-performance imaging system to improve survey efficiency and accuracy, reducing operational difficulty and cost. “The Phantom 4 RTK was engineered to […]

Official Release of DroneShield Complete v2.0

DroneShield has today officially released DroneShield CompleteTM v2.0, the single largest software update for the DroneSentry & DroneSentinel product suites. DroneShield CompleteTM offers users a ‘best in class’ drone detection and mitigation interface with enhancements to tracking, navigation, functionality and usability. DroneShield CompleteTM includes a graphic user interface (GUI) that compiles and analyses vast amounts of environmental data to display to user seamlessly […]

Orbital UAV and Insitu Inc. sign expanded LTA with potential value between A$120 million and A$350 million over five years.

Orbital Corporation Ltd (‘Orbital UAV’, ‘the Company’) is pleased to announce the expansion of its Long Term Agreement (‘LTA’, the ‘Agreement’) with Insitu Inc. (Insitu), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. The Agreement builds on Orbital UAV’s existing partnership with Insitu and increases the scope, scale and term of work outlined in the […]

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