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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

Drone Deploy Secures $35 million Series D round

At DroneDeploy, everything we do is focused on how we can best serve our customers. That’s why we’re excited to share that we’ve officially closed a $35 million Series D round led by Bessemer Venture Partners—a firm with deep experience and wide expertise, including backing over 120 IPOs. This latest investment will help us build […]

National Press Photographers Association Partners with DRONERESPONDERS to Promote Drone Safety and Cooperation

Agreement announced at Drone Journalism Leadership Summit at Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY will promote increased communication and cooperation between public safety and news media using drones NEW YORK – The National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) today announced a partnership with DRONERESPONDERS – the world’s fastest growing non-profit program supporting public safety UAS […]

AAUS Noise Regulation Working Group Draft Position Paper

The Australian Association of Unmanned Systems (AAUS) acknowledges the potential intrusion drone/RPAS operations can have on the public and that it is an issue of important concern to the community. AAUS also acknowledges that as Australia’s peak national body for the RPAS and emerging urban air mobility sectors, it has a responsibility to proactively work […]

DroneSentry-X

DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the release of vehicle-mounted drone detection and defeat product, DroneSentry-XTM. Lightweight at approximately 10kg, compact size and easily mountable on most vehicles, the product is expected to be of significant interest to a range of DroneShield’s customer base globally, across military, law enforcement, security and VIP markets. The product […]

DJI Demonstrates Direct Drone-To-Phone Remote Identification

Simple, Low-Cost Solution Meets Government Expectations To Identify Airborne Drones DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today demonstrated a direct drone-to-phone, Wi-Fi based solution to remotely identify airborne drones, pioneering an easy way for anyone with a smartphone to monitor nearby drones for enhanced safety, security and peace of mind. […]

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