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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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vertical works new mega drone company

Posted by vertical works on November 13, 2018 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Interested in Mega Drones? So, join our webpage on

We are…


Changing Direction

Posted by Randy Sonnicksen on November 13, 2018 at 5:54am 0 Comments

Well, the day finally has come when I am ready to give up on this endeavor. My goal was to build a manned, internal combustion quad copter.  I will not say the project was a failure because I learned so much on my journey, but I just see other avenues which seem more promising.

Of note, from the project I did successfully build a…


"See" more of your RF environment in the field

Posted by Azjeg on November 9, 2018 at 8:05am 2 Comments

One of the most difficult risks to manage with all sUAS flight operations, and in fact with most remote-controlled vehicle systems is radio interference. Detecting the threat and evading it is almost impossible without proper RF instrumentation, namely a decent spectrum analyser. It's not something even developers are taking to the field too frequently, not…


Vertical Technologies DeltaQuad maps uninhabited island

Posted by sander on November 3, 2018 at 8:23pm 0 Comments

At the end of this new DeltaQuad compilation video, you can see the 3D rendering that was created from a survey mission of a dutch peninsula. The mission was flown using a DeltaQuad Pro #MAP carrying a Sony A7R3 with a 35mm lens.…


Pioneer drone show by Geoscan Ltd.

Posted by Shevelev Ilya on November 2, 2018 at 5:00am 7 Comments

Pretty much everyone these days knows that some companies can launch thousands of drones in the air and perform a breathtaking show with light and moving animation. This is an incredible piece of engineering, but  in attempt to do something similar one should consider technological, personnel and logistical…


Tersus UAV PPK Solution with Base Station

Posted by Haley Hu on October 31, 2018 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

Tersus UAV PPK Solution with Base Station

Tersus UAV PPK solution includes BX316R PPK Receiver, AX3705 Helix Antenna and Tersus GeoPix Software. BX316R PPK Receiver supports multi-constellations and dual-frequencies. It has in-built 4G memory for GNSS observation data recoding. Very small and light…


DRONEE PLOTTER updates, Multi-Chart, Multi-Scale features

Posted by Tomi Piriyev on October 29, 2018 at 10:30am 1 Comment

Multi-chart and multi-scale features implemented to DRONEE PLOTTER. Now you can visualize multiple log attributes on multiple charts, zoom to the time frame synchronously. Also, you can visualize multiple scale data on the same…


Drone with Articulating Arms

Posted by Alberto Vila on October 29, 2018 at 4:00am 1 Comment

The ideas have no value, the important thing is the execution....

A few years ago, I came up with a solution to move loads with drones efficiently,

which consisted in articulating the arms of the drone, as the load moved out of this...

This in order to keep the thrust center aligned with the center of mass.

I gave much…


"Ardupilot:Copter V3.6.0" has been released!

Posted by Marco Robustini on October 29, 2018 at 2:10am 0 Comments

Copter-3.6.0 has been released as the default version for Multicopters and Traditional Helicopters.

The release announcement is here and includes the large number of changes:…


Vertical Technologies launches the DeltaQuad Pro #VIEW VTOL surveillance UAV

Posted by sander on October 28, 2018 at 1:24pm 0 Comments

After the successful launch of the DeltaQuad Pro, and DeltaQuad Pro #MAP, Vertical Technologies has now launched the DeltaQuad Pro #VIEW; A long range surveillance drone based on the…



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

Alpha Unmanned Systems selects Robotic Skies for global support

alpha Alpha Unmanned Systems ( announced today that it has selected Robotic Skies, Inc. ( to develop and implement a global support plan for its current and future commercial UAVs, currently featuring the Alpha 800 unmanned helicopter. Robotic Skies will provide a warranty program and field support management for Alpha Unmanned customers through its network of […]

Audit Initiated of FAA’s Role in Authorizing Small UAS Operators in the National Airspace System

The continuing growth of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) within the National Airspace System (NAS) presents challenges for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in maintaining the world’s safest aviation system while fostering innovation. FAA has processed more than 1.1 million UAS registrations for commercial operators and hobbyists since December 2015. Further, the number of UAS sightings […]

Yuneec Named as CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree

Yuneec today announced that it has been named a CES® 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree for the Yuneec Mantis Q drone (the first of its kind with voice control) in the robotics and drones product category. The announcement was made during CES Unveiled New York last night, an invite-only tech event bringing together top media, exhibitors and industry leaders for a […]

ArcBlock Announces New Partnership with Soar to Support Development of Their Blockchain-Based Super Maps

Today, ArcBlock (, the leading application development platform for decentralized applications (DApps) and blockchain-enabled services announced that it has officially launched a new strategic partnership with Soar (  Soar is working to create the world’s first decentralized Super-map using blockchain technology including the delivery of a new decentralized platform for high-resolution drone, aerial, and satellite […]

ConnexiCore Partners with Cape For End-to-End Drone Integration and Intelligence

Cape, the leading cloud platform for drone telepresence and data management, today announced a partnership with ConnexiCore to provide end-to-end aerial telepresence and intelligence solutions for companies across industries, including public safety, oil and gas, construction, infrastructure, and insurance. As part of the Cape reseller program, ConnexiCore customers can now fully leverage the Cape Aerial […]

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