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UAV/Drone thermal imaging camera for gas detection – Workswell GIS-320

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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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UAV/Drone thermal imaging camera for gas detection – Workswell GIS-320

Posted by Drone thermal camera on February 20, 2018 at 11:46am 0 Comments

Thermal imaging camera for gas detection

Under certain circumstances, infra-red cameras are highly suitable for detecting gas escapes and the presence of gas in the air. They can be also helpful during tests on improving environmental safety. A thermal camera can detect…


Using Intel Aero with UgCS

Posted by Kristaps Brass on February 20, 2018 at 6:22am 0 Comments

Intel Aero is a cool little drone for developers that can be configured for various tasks and applications.

Due to it's versatility it's also possible to use it with UgCS. In this guide we will explain how.

1. Install latest firmware on vehicle. We did our tests on version…


DX80 flashlight flight test on a drone

Posted by Hugues on February 18, 2018 at 10:11am 2 Comments


This is the follow up video showing a test flight of the monster 32000 lumen flashlight mounted on a drone (and remote operated via an ESP8266 wifi DIY solution).

Fore those interested, check my previous build video about mounting the DX80 flashlight on a drone : …


Low current drain battery monitor with pixhawk interface (10 cell)

Posted by Echo G on February 16, 2018 at 9:00am 5 Comments

In-flight monitoring of total battery voltage and individual cell voltage is important for accurately estimating flight time. Monitoring the cell voltages during flight and operating load conditions help to predict battery health and cell degradation. 
We designed a battery monitor board…

Agriculture Drones: How Are Drones Being Used for Farming? (Infographic)

Posted by Jet Flora on February 13, 2018 at 10:34pm 0 Comments

The use of drones in agriculture is the future. Heavy lift drones capable of crop dusting and drones equipped with multispectral sensors will change the way in which farming is done.

With greater refinements in drone technology and implementation, we will see the agricultural drone sector take off. According to Global Markets Insight Inc., the Agriculture Drones Market will be valued at $1 billion by 2024.

How are drones being used for farming? Check this Infographic from…


Background on the amazing Intel drone swarm demo at the Olympics

Posted by Chris Anderson on February 11, 2018 at 4:24pm 5 Comments

Here's some background on the amazing Intel drone displays at the Olympics. 

Wired article here

Intel video:…


Arctic campaigns

Posted by Martin Mueller on February 10, 2018 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

We are out for UAV field campaigns again. After one week of flying over sea ice of the Baltic sea in northern Finland we are now heading for Svalbard.…


Official ArduPilot SWAG shop is Online...

Posted by Jani Hirvinen on February 9, 2018 at 7:46am 1 Comment

After many months of working and planning within ArduPilot marketing team, we are finally pleased to announce our own ArduPilot organization swag / merchandise store.

The official store address is: …



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

My bid for AUVSI President 2018 – Patrick Egan

We as an industry community have a rare opportunity to work with both a new Presidential Administration that understands the nuances of the aviation business  (Trump Airlines and a Part 135 charter helicopter service), as well as a new FAA Administrator.  The current “leadership” contract is up for renewal, and there are many in the […]

Lithium-ion Batteries Key to Powering UAVs

By Felix Frisch, VP Marketing and Sales, Epsilor Electric Fuel Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are gaining more popularity in both the defense and civilian sectors thanks to their effectiveness and ease of operation when compared to manned aircraft. Battery-powered aerial vehicles are already in use for various functions of military intelligence, as well as for […]

Tourist given life ban from South Africas Kruger National Park for drone flight

A day visitor recently left his vehicle to set up his vehicle to film animals at a waterhole. Never ceases to amaze me that one, there are real live lions and other animals that will ruin your day given half a chance, but lets park that thought. In this case, other visitors took photos of the […]

Team UAV & PDG Aviation Services Sign Services Partnership Agreement

Team UAV PDG Aviation Services and Team UAV have signed an integrated services partnership agreement to provide the global infrastructure, survey and broadcast industries with manned and unmanned aviation services. This agreement will allow for the timely and efficient collection of data using a wide range of aviation platforms, bespoke sensor suites and experienced operators. PDG Aviation […]

Cyberhawk completes UAV inspections on 63 platforms for Dubai Petroleum

As part of a framework agreement with Dubai Petroleum, Cyberhawk was appointed to inspect more than 350 risers on 63 offshore platforms. The inspection took only one month to complete, followed by the production of over 90 detailed engineering inspection reports. The rationale behind Dubai Petroleum’s use of UAVs was to quickly complete detailed inspections […]

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