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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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  • ArduRover, a fully-autonomous ground-based vehicle system

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XAG Drone Fleets Take Off for Large-scale Cotton Defoliation Operation in Xinjiang

Posted by viya on October 16, 2019 at 12:06am 0 Comments

As a global leading agriculture technology company, XAG has initiated its Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) spraying operation  “Take Off for Harvest Time” for the third consecutive year in …

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improved inference speed on rpi3 using Intel's NCS1

Posted by andre van calster on October 13, 2019 at 4:52am 4 Comments

By using Intels OpenVINO and neural computing stick (NCS1) the inference speed of my neural network is increased from 5 frames per second (fps) to 20 using a RPI3. This enabled a far better obstacle avoidance performance of my drone. More info at https://github.com/avncalst/drone_cnn.

Your In-Flight Wireless Charging Solution for Drones

Posted by Dmitry Skotnikov on October 10, 2019 at 8:15am 2 Comments

The future is coming! Now drones can be charged in-flight in 6 minutes!

See the post on Global Energy Transmission site:…

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Evolution of solar-powered drones

Posted by Chris Anderson on October 9, 2019 at 11:58am 0 Comments

From Hackaday:

Many of us have projects that end up spanning multiple years and multiple iterations, and gets revisited every time inspiration strikes and you’ve forgotten just how much work and frustration the previous…

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XAG joins Bayer on drone-based horticultural crop solution demo

Posted by viya on October 8, 2019 at 11:44pm 0 Comments

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Bayer and XAG has recently collaborated in Hangzhou, China to host a crop dusting drone demonstration on citrus trees.

Justin Gong, Co-founder and…

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JetQuad Test Flight 2 Success

Posted by FusionFlight on October 6, 2019 at 1:24pm 0 Comments

Thinking about designing multirotors to optimizing flight time

Posted by Echo G on October 2, 2019 at 6:30am 3 Comments

Designing electric multicopters for a specific flight time is a complex multidisciplinary optimization problem. This short blog post is some of my thoughts on how to think about this problem. Obviously, there so many different ways of doing this and welcome suggestions and other constructive…

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mRo Control Zero Autopilot for Unmanned Vehicles

Posted by Pedro Matabuena on September 30, 2019 at 10:00am 12 Comments

mRo Control Zero Autopilot -- made in USA



The smallest and most powerful autopilot in the world of its kind created for unmanned vehicle builders made in USA!



A high-performance autopilot, specially…

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XAG deploys crop-spraying drones to successfully protect 20m hectares

Posted by viya on September 29, 2019 at 7:55pm 0 Comments

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XAG has confirmed that its UAS crop protection services have covered an accumulated farmland of 20 million…

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A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

UAV news from sUAS News

Simultaneous Multi-Drone Flight Functionality Added to eMotion 3.8.0 Release

senseFly, the global leader in fixed-wing drones, is excited to announce the release of the latest version of its popular flight-planning software, eMotion 3.8.0. With eMotion 3.8.0., senseFly drone operators can enjoy a host of improvements and added functionality, including the ability to fly up to four drones simultaneously from a single computer. “Our customers are […]

Galaxy Unmanned Systems selected for Army airship SBIR

FORT WORTH, Tx — Galaxy Unmanned Systems LLC’s proposal for an aerostat/airship hybrid has been selected for a potential Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with the U.S. Army. If awarded in early 2020, the SBIR contract calls for enhancement and augmentation of current aerostat capabilities that provide low-cost, persistent intelligence, surveillance and […]

Dronecloud announces LAANC capability is enabled for US operations.

DronecloudTM, the drone management software company, today announced that LAANC (Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability) is now available for free in all subscription levels. The DronecloudTM platform is a leading all in one business and compliance solution for drone operations capable of managing all aspects of drone operation. Integrating all the elements necessary from […]

MicaSense Releases 10-Band Solution for Drone/Satellite Comparisons, Coastline Monitoring, Vegetation Research

MicaSense has released the RedEdge-MX Dual Camera Imaging System, a 10-band multispectral solution for advanced multispectral imaging applications that features RedEdge-MX and the new RedEdge-MX Blue. Consisting of two cameras yet utilizing the same workflow as one, the Dual Camera System is the easiest way to capture the data needed for cutting-edge vegetation research and […]

AVT Australia Completes Phase 2 of the Micro Gimbal

Last month, AVT Australia completed the Technology Demonstration Phase of the Micro Gimbal, which included flight and environmental test demonstrations to personnel in the Department of Defence, Defence Science & Technology Group (DST) and the Australian Army. AVT Australia demonstrated the EO ultra-zoom capability, LWIR custom core and a range of smart features. Successful completion […]

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