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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

I'm new to all this--where do I start?                   Are amateur UAVs legal? (yes)

Examples of civilian uses of drones                   Glossary of confusing terms 

Blog Posts

New VTOL UAV for Utilities, Wildlife and Disaster Inspection

Posted by sander on March 18, 2019 at 2:42am 0 Comments

Vertical Technologies launches the DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT

To meet the growing demand for dedicated solutions in a wide range of drone enabled inspection tasks, Vertical Technologies have expanded their autonomous DeltaQuad Pro VTOL range with the DeltaQuad…

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Challenges in Designing a User-Contributed Motor and Propeller Database

Posted by Charles Blouin on March 15, 2019 at 8:36pm 6 Comments

I will discuss the challenges of designing this database. Searching for the right propulsion components for a UAV is tough. There is not much data available, and what is available from suppliers is not standardized or reliable.…

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WATERPROOF DRONES SOLVES MAPPING & INSPECTION ON MARINE AREAS

Posted by Mauricio on March 14, 2019 at 5:45pm 2 Comments

The Aeromapper Talon Amphibious is the only truly affordable fixed wing UAV system that can be used for inspection and mapping in marine environments.  The UAV system delivers high resolution georeferenced imagery as well as video feed from up to 30 kms from the operators. After completing its mission the UAV later returns and…

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THE CUBESAT FEES (FLEXIBLE EXPERIMENTAL EMBEDDED SATELLITE):PROJECT UPDATE

Posted by Roberto Navoni on March 12, 2019 at 6:56am 0 Comments

Dear Friends,

I'm happy to share wit you last updates about our cubesat project. The great news is that we adopted ChibiOS operating system and start to develop a flight attitude estimation and control for Cubesat based on ardupilot projects. The other challenge are about the telemetry control system and…

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Drones prepare to do battle with nets, balls and a Tesla Coil at DroneClash 2019 (bright sparks included!)

Posted by microuav on March 12, 2019 at 12:30am 0 Comments

How do you take down a drone? This is the question being asked at DroneClash 2019 next Saturday 16th March.

At this spectacular competition -  dubbed by…

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Why anti-poaching drones haven't worked well

Posted by Chris Anderson on March 9, 2019 at 8:00am 4 Comments

As an industry, we had high hopes for the use of drones in anti-poaching efforts. But in hot climates everything looks hot to airborne thermal cameras and fleet logistics are crippling. Dogs work much better. Here's a…

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KUA Payload Drop System For Multirotors

Posted by yangdaonline on March 4, 2019 at 2:36am 0 Comments

KUA payload drop system is mainly designed for multi-rotors to carry out long-range drop mission in remote locations which are hard to reach for the human…

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X-TANKCOPTER is back and is better that ever :)

Posted by Mielnikus on February 28, 2019 at 6:30am 3 Comments

I want to introduce my invention and ask you for the support. 

The story goes back to 2014 when my first construction the CarCopter played a role in Expendables 3 movie. …

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The Future of Agricultural Drones

Posted by Chetu Inc on February 27, 2019 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Where is the agricultural drone industry headed?

Agriculture is the second largest commercial market for drones after construction, and contributes $32 billion worth of services to farmers, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, and…

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3 Sleeper Industries Drones are About to Change Surprisingly Fast

Posted by Ryan LaDue on February 22, 2019 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Construction

While drone contributions to surveying and monitoring progress at construction sites may seem like an incremental update, it’s actually going to be revolutionary. An enormous amount of material waste and landfill bulk comes from construction. If managers are able to save money, reduce waste and improve their strategy through…

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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

Transwing – a revolutionary VTOL?

Not much seems genuinely new in the current drone age. Most things we have seen before. But the Pterodynamics team with whom we spoke with last night on Drone Stuff This Week seem to be onto something. The wings of their eVTOL fold, and the method seems to make for really smooth transitions into an […]

NUAIR Deploys ANRA Technologies UTM System at the NYS UAS Test Site

UTM implementation advances New York State UAS test site capabilities Syracuse – The Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR), and Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York, have successfully implemented the UAS traffic management (UTM) platform from ANRA Technologies into the New York State UAS test site. This advances the test site’s capabilities by […]

XDynamics Content & Social Media Manager – USA

As Content & Social Media Manager, you will be mainly responsible for handling the company’s social media initiatives, defining, overseeing and implementing the production of all content. As main representative of the marketing team in the US, you will also be in charge of coordinating our off line marketing actions, liaising with press and media, […]

How Many Bullets In The Back Can One Industry Take?

Listening to the cabal spokes-hyena talk about drones and aviation, it is no wonder to me why we are where we are. You have a Chinese toy company Pied-Piper calling the rats to line up behind the monopoly. The RC Hobbyist seen in the picture got his/her comeuppance as part of the Federal Aviation Administration […]

Aerial Firefighting Europe Conference and Exhibition Prepares for March 19th Opening in France

Aerial Firefighting Europe 2019 is the latest event in the expanding conference and exhibition portfolio run by Tangent Link. It follows the recent highly successful SAR conference in Australia and takes place on 19-20 March 2019 at Nîmes in France. Tangent Link prides itself in having a strategic partnership to underpin each of its conferences, […]

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