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

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RC Airplane Racing at Haikou City,China,on May 5th.2018

Posted by ZTW Brushless ESC on May 18, 2018 at 6:20pm 0 Comments

RC Airplane Racing at Haikou City,China,on May 5th.2018…

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Dronee - How to set sony RX0 to get perfect mapping results.

Posted by Tomi Piriyev on May 17, 2018 at 7:40am 6 Comments

Hi everyone,

I would like to share my experience with Sony RX0 which is a fantastic camera for surveying.

SonyRX0 zero is a small size, a shockproof digital camera with 25 mm wide angle (equivalent to 35mm)

It is only 110 gram with battery. Quality, size, wight…

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Low cost L1+L2 GNSS RTK used for painting football fields

Posted by Bernardo Espinosa on May 17, 2018 at 7:30am 0 Comments

We are happy to announce the introduction of Intelligent Marking's robotic sports field painting robot!

This outstanding technology is now being use in Football fields accross USA and Europe, reducing enormously the efforts to mantain the turf markings with the highest accuracy thanks to a propietary navigation algorithm and having in its heart North's RTKite L1+L2 GNSS RTK Receiver, coupled with an SmaRTK RTK Base to ensure maximum stability on every condition.…

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Eleven year old Wanraya Wannapong won the 2018 China Drone Racing Open on Sunday 13 May.

Posted by ZTW Brushless ESC on May 16, 2018 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

The drone pilot from Thailand, who is still in junior school, was very happy with her win, which came after three days of competition in Shenzhen, the city known as a global drones hub.

ZTW is a FPV Drone speed control manufacturer .website is  http:/www.ztwshop.com

“I am very happy,” she said afterwards. “I was…

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UAV Electric Propulsion System Survey

Posted by Zubax Robotics on May 15, 2018 at 7:20am 8 Comments

Greetings everyone,

We at Zubax Robotics conduct research, design, and manufacturing of highly energy-efficient motor controllers and integrated drives for aerospace applications. One of our primary goals is to deliver better motor controllers for the UAV industry. To advance our research, we created a survey that will help us capture some of the…

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More than 40 Drones aircraft to sprinkle pesticide in Jining city,China ! The scene is spectacular look at the villagers

Posted by ZTW Brushless ESC on May 14, 2018 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

"Using Drone aerial vehicle drugged efficiency is really too high, 10 acres of 10 minutes to play finished, do not pressure wheat, spraying evenly, really fast and good!"

ZTW Agricultural Drones electronic speed control(ESC) for your Agricultural Drones More

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China Lai Shenglong pioneered large-load agriculture drones to promote the development of modern agricultural precision

Posted by ZTW Brushless ESC on May 13, 2018 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

However, the large data to be really used in the specific production of agriculture,

ZTW Agricultural Drones electronic speed control(ESC) for your Agricultural Drones More

info: http://www.ztwshop.com/product/airplane-brushless-esc/Spider-Pro-esc/

it must also have modern machinery production equipment, that is, the…

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Test & Review of the portable TS100 soldering iron

Posted by Hugues on May 13, 2018 at 6:11am 0 Comments

Hello,

This is a practical test & review of the TS100 portable solder iron, where we check if it is up to the job for our diydrones hobby's uses...

Enjoy

Hugues

Robot Operating System for Flight Monitoring and Control with PX4 – Getting Started

Posted by Mike Isted on May 13, 2018 at 4:30am 6 Comments

If you have heard of Robot Operating System and want to use it to monitor and control UAV flight, this post will get you started…

More specifically, this post details how to set up a Pixhawk flight controller running PX4 firmware, with a Raspberry Pi3 companion computer running…

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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

Fruity Chutes and Corporate Service Supply & Manufacturing Announce UAS Parachute Recovery System Reseller Agreement

Fruity Chutes, a manufacturer of recovery systems for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has announced that Corporate Service Supply & Manufacturing (CSSM) of Ronkonkoma, NY, is now an authorized reseller of Fruity Chutes UAV Recovery systems. The agreement with Fruity Chutes will allow CSSM to sell the Fruity Chutes systems directly to its customers as well […]

Oliver Nicholls of Sydney, Australia, Wins $75,000 Top Prize at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Oliver Nicholls, 19, of Sydney, Australia, was awarded first place for designing and building a prototype of an autonomous robotic window cleaner for commercial buildings at this year’s Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & the Public and the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. The competition featured nearly […]

ClearSky and UANet Drone Services – Partnership Announcement

ClearSky Consulting and Unmanned Advisory Net (UANet) announce a strategic and operational partnership to provide high-quality consulting services to the unmanned aviation industry. Craig Lippett, Managing Director of ClearSky, said ‘a link up between ClearSky and UANet is a natural fit with our respective multi-disciplinary skillsets complementing each other very well. With a similar level […]

Workhorse Horsefly™ Autonomous Drone Package Delivery Pilot Underway in Cincinnati

Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS), an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial electric transportation sector, today announced that the HorseFly truck-launched Autonomous Drone Package Delivery System is now making real-life package deliveries to homes in the Cincinnati area in a pilot program with the City of Loveland and the FAA. Consumers in […]

Drone demos steal the show as UK air traffic control provider NATS partners with Sky-Futures and software company in new venture

NATS, the UK’s leading air traffic control provider, and Sky-Futures, a world leader in commercial drone-based inspection services and training, have unveiled a ground-breaking new combined training course for commercial pilots at a launch event featuring hi-tech drone search-and-rescue and inspection demonstrations at an emergency services training facility in Gloucestershire. The demonstrations, which saw state-of-the-art […]

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