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Surveying and mapping drones in the power industry

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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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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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Drones are doing everything in agriculture from aerial imaging to fighting global mega pests

Posted by viya on October 21, 2019 at 12:30am 0 Comments

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BioCarbon Engineering technician prepares the UAV for the seeding demonstration at Ellerslie site in Edmonton.

Drones might be seen as pests by Gatwick Airport traffic control, but increasingly farmers are beginning to see them as pest-killers.

This is one of many uses drones have in agriculture. One obvious use is for…

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Sensors for Attitude Estimation

Posted by Matthew Silic on October 18, 2019 at 9:20pm 10 Comments

Hello UAV enthusiasts,

I recently created a slide deck on the topic of sensors for attitude estimation (i.e. gyroscopes, accelerometers and magnetometers). In these slides, I review

  1. Installation considerations,
  2. Stochastic models,
  3. Bias characterization,
  4. Sensor calibration, and
  5. Conceptual…
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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

Emlid Launches a New Multi-band RTK Module Reach M2 for $449

Emlid has released a compact and lightweight multi-band RTK module Reach M2 for real-time navigation and PPK mapping. Reach M2 tracks GPS/QZSS (L1, L2), GLONASS (L1, L2), BeiDou (B1, B2) and Galileo (E1,E5) and gets a fixed solution almost instantly. Reach M2 allows working over longer baselines (compared to a single-frequency Reach M+) up to […]

Measure Ground Control™ and REIN’s DroneInsurance.com Join Forces to Offer Easy Access to Drone Insurance in Real-Time

Ground Control now offers even more convenience for commercial drone operators by integrating with DroneInsurance.com’s first-of-its-kind drone insurance platform, offering 24/7 ground and usage-based flight coverage solutions for drones, sensors, and ground equipment. Washington, DC — (November 12, 2019) – Measure Ground Control, a user-friendly mobile flight application and comprehensive program management portal, is announcing its […]

Pix4D climate contest – Mapping a better future

Lausanne, Switzerland: Photogrammetry software company Pix4D has launched its first ever Climate Contest. People from around the world are invited to submit a project which uses mapping to investigate or mitigate the climate crisis for the chance to win up to a $3,000USD cash prize and access to Pix4D software. From tracking melting glaciers in […]

Lindsey Dreiling joins Kansas State Polytechnic as executive director of aviation strategy

SALINA — Kansas State University Polytechnic Campus has hired its first executive director of aviation strategy to help position the school as a global leader in the aviation industry. Lindsey Dreiling, who most recently served as deputy director of aviation and unmanned aircraft systems for the Kansas Department of Transportation, has been hired for the new position […]

A-techSYN UAS projects

Gokhan Celik To properly understand what it is that A-techSYN would bring into a project, we should first mention who we are. A-techSYN is a private Irish SME. We started working on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in 2013. The first product we developed is the PilotUS which is a generic Autopilot for UAVs. The electronics […]

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