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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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Commercial UAV Show in London 2019

Posted by Kirill on November 13, 2019 at 2:00am 0 Comments

Here is a quick video tour for those who couldn't make it to the Commercial UAV Show in London this year. Was great to see the latest drone technology and meet people…

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Comparison Table of mRo Professional Autopilots Family

Posted by Pedro Matabuena on November 12, 2019 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

This is how you can learn at a glance the technical characteristics of the mRobotics family of autopilots and decide which device best suits your projects.

The …

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Data Science Crop Analysis Notebook Using 6 Band MicaSense Altum And DroneMapper Processed UAV Imagery

Posted by JP on November 8, 2019 at 1:51pm 0 Comments

A jupyter notebook with crop analysis algorithms utilizing digital elevation models, dtm and multi-spectral imagery (R-G-B-NIR-Rededge-Thermal) from a MicaSense…

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Participants Wanted for Research Survey on Simulation of Robotics Software

Posted by SquaresLabRobots on November 5, 2019 at 3:08pm 0 Comments

We are a group of software engineering researchers at Carnegie Mellon University trying to better understand why and how robotics developers use simulation when developing and testing their systems. If you have ever used these tools, we would like to hear from you.

Simulation holds the potential to provide an automated, cost-effective, and scalable alternative to the manual and expensive process of field testing. Numerous companies in the autonomy sector, such as…

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Pixhawk cube controlled VTOL fixed-wing auto flight demo

Posted by yangdaonline on October 29, 2019 at 12:53am 0 Comments

Hi Guys,

Recently we built one 2.5 hours long-endurance VTOL fixed-wing plane using the Pixhawk Cube flight controller. Auto flight demo: https://youtu.be/H-M0Mm12N7Y

Specification of the VTOL…

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XAG and Bayer Set to Innovate Japan's Ageing Agriculture with Enhanced Drone Technology

Posted by viya on October 24, 2019 at 12:00am 0 Comments

XAG and Bayer jointly participated in Agri-Week Tokyo 2019

XAG and Bayer has recently held a joint news conference in Tokyo, 4 Oct, to announce the latest progress of their strategic partnership in Japan. This cross-industry alliance has been unfolded on three main projects involving drone sales, technological research…

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rctimer.com is gone

Posted by Gal Nitzan on October 23, 2019 at 11:38am 2 Comments

Hi,

A week ago I placed an order of over $300 on rctimer.com site, PayPal account was charged but I never got order confirmation from rctimer.

Two days later, the site disappeared and emails are bouncing back.

I know they sell on AliExpress as well, be very careful.

Gal

MMC UAV is to exhibit in Shenzhen CPSE 2019

Posted by Thomas Dunlop on October 22, 2019 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

The 17th China International Social Public Safety Expo (CPSE)will be held from October 28th-31 th,2019 in Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen,  China. At that time, it will present the most advanced artificial intelligence, big data, and intelligent security products to the…

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Cars vs robots

Posted by Jack Crossfire on October 22, 2019 at 10:00pm 1 Comment

Hackhawk Mark III: ESP32 TinyPICO as a brushless flight controller

Posted by Simon D. Levy on October 21, 2019 at 8:16pm 1 Comment

My hacked Altair Aerial Blackhawk continues to serve as a great test platform for experiments in DIY flight controllers. So, when I heard the buzz surrounding the…

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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

D-Fend Solutions Assures U.S. National Security Against the Increasing Threat of Rogue Drones

D-Fend Solutions, a leading counter-drone solution provider, has been working with the US Assistant Secretary of Defense Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD SO/LIC) Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) to protect US troops and assure US national security against rogue commercial drones with its leading EnforceAir c-sUAS (Counter small Unmanned Aerial System) platform.  Over the past […]

HAPSMobile Appoints Directors

HAPSMobile have appointed new directors, Jun Murai and Hidebumi Kitahara. Jun Murai became a Professor at Keio University’s Faculty of Environment and Information Studies in April 1997 and is widely known as the “Father of the Internet in Japan.” In 2013, Murai was inducted to the Internet Hall of Fame, a recognition program administered by […]

CCROV-2 Is Coming Soon

VxFly – Is China’s leading provider of underwater robots, and is about to release the new underwater drone CCROV-2 on METSTRADE SHOW next week in Amsterdam. The first-generation CCROV launched in 2016. The CCROV has received considerable attention and wide acclaim in the industry because of its small size and capable functions. Hundreds of CCROV […]

Silent Arrow® 1-Ton Cargo Delivery Drone Secures USSOCOM Development Contract for Flight Testing

Yates Electrospace Corporation (YEC), whose Silent Arrow platform is bringing disruptive innovation to the heavy payload, unmanned cargo delivery market, today announced the signing of a development contract (USSOCOM-SOF AT&L-ST-14-01-JS79) with the U.S. Special Operations Command entitled “Silent Arrow Airdrop Development.” Silent Arrow is the world’s first production-ready, 1-ton, autonomous cargo aircraft, which delivers up […]

Drones for Agriculture: Prepare and Design Your Drone (UAV) Mission MOOC

We are all getting familiar with the image of a drone in the sky. Although flying a drone is fun, drones are not toys. More and more UAVs or drones are used by governments and companies to gain answers and insights on nature, agricultural and metropolitan challenges among other fields. For example, small Drones/UAVs are […]

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