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Curt Olson commented on Chris Anderson's blog post How do modern open source autopilots compare to aerospace-grade IMUs?
"Assuming apm/px4 is running their ekf with a 10hz gps, those systems only have to coast on IMU for…"
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Curt Olson commented on Mauricio's blog post Pioneering steps into fixed wing - water landing drones in marine ecology
"We had a similar experience with the pitot tube as well.  A bit surprising maybe, but the…"
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Tom Jakel commented on Chris Anderson's blog post How do modern open source autopilots compare to aerospace-grade IMUs?
"@Rafael Mendy there are quoted values on the HG1120 for full temperature parameters. What we have…"
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"@Crut, after landing on open ocean in winds in excess of 40km/h the drone can stay floating…"
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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
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  • ArduRover, a fully-autonomous ground-based vehicle system

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Electric Drone Market – Global Forecast to 2023

Posted by Joseph Cruz on February 14, 2019 at 6:49am 0 Comments

Global Electric Drone Market Information:

Global Electric Drone Market Information Report by Surveillance Mission (Border Surveillance, Natural Disasters, Illegal Traffic Monitoring, and Others), by Application (Commercial and Civil, and Military), by Payload (Electro-Optical/Infrared Sensors, Camera, Electronic Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Others) and by Region (North America, Europe,…

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Delivery Drones Market – Forecast to 2023

Posted by Joseph Cruz on February 13, 2019 at 5:00am 0 Comments

Global Delivery Drones Market Report Information by Type (Rotary-Wing, Fixed-Wing), Component (Airframe, Controller System, Propulsion System, Camera, Battery), Application (E-commerce, QSR, Convenience Stores, Healthcare), Capacity —Forecast till 2023…

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New thermal camera for from Workswell Labs

Posted by Workswell on February 7, 2019 at 3:00am 1 Comment

Workswell WIRIS Security is a thermal camera for drones (UAV or pilotless planes) designed specifically for security applications, such as building and perimeter surveillance, searching for missing persons, firefighting operations, field research, searching for and counting wildlife…

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Pioneering steps into fixed wing - water landing drones in marine ecology

Posted by Mauricio on February 4, 2019 at 1:31pm 10 Comments

Melissa Schiele, MSc student from Imperial College London, joined the 2018 May expedition to the British Indian Ocean Territory to use fixed wing amphibious drones to look at megafauna distribution across the Chagos Archipelago. @explorer_mel

 

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Global Drone Logistics and Transportation Market Analysis

Posted by Alexander petrex on February 1, 2019 at 12:30am 1 Comment

According to Verified Market Research, The Global Drone Logistics and Transportation Market are projected to reach USD 21.52 billion by 2025.

What is Drone Logistics and Transportation?

Drone Logistics and Transportation involve the use of robots to automate the 3D printing process. The…

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Global UAV Drones Market Analysis, Trends & Forecast To 2025

Posted by Alexander petrex on January 29, 2019 at 11:30pm 2 Comments

Global UAV Drones Market Analysis

According to research firm  Verified Market Research, the global UAV Drones market was valued at USD 13.93 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 49.37 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 17.22% from 2018 to 2025.

What are UAV Drones?

UAV drones, or unmanned aerial…

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3 Craziest Things Your Drone Can Do

Posted by Gary Washington on January 29, 2019 at 1:30am 0 Comments

Drone Fishing

Believe it or not the whole concept of "drone fishing" is becoming a growing movement across the world. Individuals who are enthusiastic about both fishing and technology are utilizing their drones for "remote line casting". Now people can base on a beach and get…

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Drone Rule changes Registration Down Under

Posted by OG on January 28, 2019 at 6:18am 0 Comments

Drone rule changes Registration down under!

time to refuse to pay governments for nothing!! time for civil disobedience on registration world wide . 

Is it a rocket? A ducted fan-copter? Both?

Posted by Chris Anderson on January 25, 2019 at 8:17pm 0 Comments

I dunno which it is, but it's really DIY and interesting, and that's all that counts. From Hackaday:

Quadcopters are familiar, and remote control planes are old hat at this point. However, compact lightweight power…

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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

Another Embry-Riddle First: Penguin C Aircraft Added for UAS Flight Training

penguin C BY Ginger Pinholster Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recently became the only university to acquire the Penguin C – one of the most sophisticated long-endurance, long-range professional unmanned aircraft systems on the market today – specifically for flight training. The arrival of three Penguin C aircraft earlier this year instantly transformed Embry-Riddle, already the world’s largest unmanned aircraft systems […]

Quantum Systems to cooperate with FlyTech in Israel

Quantum-Systems has announced the latest cooperation with FlyTech (Brand of F.T. Aerial Solutions LTD) in Israel. Founded by Israeli Air Force officers, FlyTech has many years of experience in handling remote-controlled aircraft. An ideal partner for Quantum-Systems. Especially FlyTech’s uncompromising professionalism, innovative thinking and service orientation were decisive aspects for a cooperation. The team has […]

Highly experienced pilot can’t believe people start flying drones with no instruction whatsoever

One of the RAF’s former top instructors is on a new mission … to make the skies safer. Squadron leader Andy Holland used to fly ground attack Tornadoes at speeds of around 650mph … and is now a British Airways pilot responsible for the safety of 469 passengers each time he’s at the controls of […]

FLARM Development Team To Receive BGA Safety Award

Almost all mid-air glider collisions are with another glider, and they mainly happen in the dynamic situations in thermals and around airfields, where other gliders can be hidden from sight behind the glider structure. Mid-air collisions have killed a number of UK glider pilots since 1975. In 2004, three Swiss glider pilots applied their engineering […]

ParaZero expands footprint in Europe with new Hungarian distributor

• A new distribution agreement with HRP Group in Hungary – the largest DJI distributor in the country. • The agreement includes initial order of a few dozen units of ParaZero’s safety systems dedicated to the DJI product range. • Follows distribution agreements in Sweden, Norway and the United States. Drone safety systems company ParaZero […]

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