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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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Lychee- Drone Computer Board with built-in Raspberry pi CM3L for Cube

Posted by Tomi Piriyev on December 17, 2018 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Hi fellows,

I would like to introduce you the Lychee.

Recently we started to Lychee project, now we are accepting pre-orders for the first batch (limited number of Lychee we will produce in this…

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StereoPi: preparing for the batch production

Posted by Eugene Pomazov on December 17, 2018 at 1:30am 0 Comments

Since my last blog post on June, 29, we have a lot of news.

1. We chose a factory for the batch production.

2. First factory 20 prototypes were assembled…

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GET in-flight drone charging - Meet us at CES 2019

Posted by Dmitry Skotnikov on December 14, 2018 at 6:00am 0 Comments

We are delighted to invite you to CES 2019 where we showcase GET Air products based on distant wireless power technology – first time ever!

We are proud to present GET Air Turnkey Solution (…

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Team registration open for DroneClash 2019

Posted by microuav on December 13, 2018 at 1:00am 0 Comments

 DroneClash 2018 was cool, DroneClash 2019 will be cooler!

Want to win 50.000 euro in prize money? Sign up your team! The DroneClash competition is the next-level FPV competition a 3D robowars. Teams will battle against each other like a real-life video game. Each team is allowed to use as many drones as they…

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Tersus GNSS Easy Kits

Posted by Haley Hu on December 5, 2018 at 2:30am 2 Comments

Tersus GNSS Easy Kits

We have BX306 GNSS Kits and BX316 GNSS Kits (with heading function) for customers. 

1. The BX306 is a cost-efficient GNSS RTK board for cm-level positioning and providing accurate raw measurement output, which can be integrated with autopilots and inertial navigation units. The BX306 board…

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Pix4DMapper + Aeromapper Talon fixed wing BVLOS system for less than $16K USD

Posted by Mauricio on December 4, 2018 at 5:13pm 0 Comments

Aeromao Inc., celebrates its 4th year as an official partner of Pix4D offering the Pix4DMapper Aeromao edition and Pix4D related products.

The Pix4DMapper Aeromao Edition is a fully featured image processing software package bundled with an Aeromapper UAV system, that includes two perpetual licenses of the worldwide leader in…

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Tersus RTK/PPK OEM Board

Posted by Haley Hu on December 3, 2018 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Tersus RTK/PPK OEM Board

1. BX306 RTK BOARD Supports GPS L1/L2, GLONASS L1/L2, and BeiDou B1/B2.Supports in-built 4GB memory, which makes data collection easy.Up to 20Hz RTK solution and raw data output.Supports 384…

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Some UAV projects from Dronlab

Posted by Jose Luis Herrero on December 2, 2018 at 9:00am 3 Comments

The Laboratory of Unmanned aerial vehicles (Labdron) located in the Engineering School of Extremadura University (Badajoz, Spain) have started novel activities to introduce our engineering students in the UAV environment.

We have prepared courses to explain how to program UAVs and we have planned some seminars to…

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Tdrone----Open source coaxial drone!

Posted by Jiaqi Hu on November 29, 2018 at 3:30am 9 Comments

In recent years, multi-rotor aerodynamic aircraft have been widely used in consumer UAVs and some special industries. Mention of hovering aircraft, the first thing we have in mind is multi-rotor, which ignoring the potential of other hovering aerodynamic configurations. There is no…

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Black Friday - Seagull UAV

Posted by Rone Scholz-Nielsen on November 23, 2018 at 4:00am 0 Comments



Seagull UAV is having "BLACKDAYS" sales which will be running from 23rd - until 26th of November. Be sure to checkout the webshop and equip your platforms with the latest Seagull tech!

Link to the webshop:…

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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

Four new features for Delair UX11 flight management software

Right from the flight management app (Delair Flight Deck), the pilot can now easily leverage the dual communication capabilities of the Delair UX11 by simply switching from 2.4 GHz band used to communicate with the ground control station to cellular, even on-the-fly to keep continuous command and control of the drone. To make the aerial […]

DroneUp and SkyWatch.AI Collaborate to Provide Automated Insurance Solutions for Drone Pilots Through the DroneUp App

DroneUp is pleased to announce it is collaborating with SkyWatch.AI to provide on-demand, automated flight insurance coverage to Part 107 pilots when they execute commercial missions delivered in the DroneUp app. The liability coverage will be carried by DroneUp at no additional charge to its participating drone pilots. After notifying, verifying and accepting a job […]

Kansas State Polytechnic to offer first responder scholarship for sUAS training

Kansas State University’s Polytechnic Campus is offering $500 scholarships to first responders interested in attending the small unmanned aircraft systems, or sUAS, commercial remote pilot training course in 2019. The available scholarships reduce the overall course cost by 50 percent and still cover the fee for the Federal Aviation Administration written exam at the completion of the course. […]

Can you help the FAA with LAANC?

The FAA is dedicated to ensuring drones are able to operate safely in the same airspace with manned aircraft. The LAANC capability offers industry the opportunity to work with the agency as we develop a UAS traffic management system. Companies approved to provide LAANC Services are known as Approved UAS Service Suppliers (USS). How to participate? The FAA plans to host two USS application periods a year, each consisting […]

Aurora – The UK aeronautical data management portal

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and National Air Traffic Services Ltd (NATS) are working collaboratively with all stakeholders to support the implementation of Aeronautical Data Quality requirements in the United Kingdom by providing regulatory oversight of data chains from origination to publication by Aeronautical Information Services (AIS). NATS as the service provider (AISP) is […]

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