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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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Blog Posts

Water-landing drones routinely fly BVLOS missions over marine reserve against illegal fishing and pro-biodiversity.

Posted by Mauricio on August 20, 2019 at 8:41am 0 Comments

Two units of amphibian Aeromapper Talons were utilized successfully during a set of trials during an expedition to beautiful Turneffe Atoll in Belize, in a work lead by the Zoological Society of London and the Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association. The drones, built by Canadian company Aeromao, were used to detect and document illegal…

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Tupperware + ArduRover = super cheap (but still effective) autonomous boat

Posted by Chris Anderson on August 18, 2019 at 9:30pm 1 Comment

From Hackaday:

There’s nothing quite like the sight of a plastic box merrily sailing its way around a lake to symbolise how easy it is to get started in autonomous robotics. This isn’t a project we’re writing…

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Tersus Oscar RTK base station

Posted by Haley Hu - on August 13, 2019 at 6:30pm 5 Comments

Tersus Oscar RTK receiver is finished. 

The Oscar GNSS Receiver is a new generation GNSS RTK system. It supports calibration-free tilt compensation function which is immune to magnetic disturbances, leveling pole is not required. Easy configuration with 1.54 inch interactive screen on Ultimate and Advanced…

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XAIRCRAFT P30 Plant Protection UAS wins at Red Dot Design Awards 2018

Posted by viya on August 8, 2019 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

2018 April 9th, Essen, Germany - The Red Dot Design Awards announced its 2018 winners, XAIRCRAFT Plant Protection UAS P30 awarded the title ‘Red Dot’ in product design.

Founded in 1955, the Red Dot Design…

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Temperature monitoring in climate change research using UAV thermal imaging

Posted by Workswell on August 8, 2019 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Billions of people suffer the effects of inadequate access to water. Strategies for mitigating and adapting to such outcomes are urgently needed. Maintenance of healthy vegetation is a necessary pre-condition of this globally-preferential state. And for this purpose, a suitable tool is needed to inform how effective this effort…

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HD Streaming Live Ardupilot/PX4 Drone Footage to Your Application or to Facebook/Youtube using Wowza Media Server

Posted by XBStation 4G UAV Solution on August 8, 2019 at 2:57am 0 Comments

Video below we stream video to my website demo with RTMP Adobe Flash Player

  • If you have a business drone for delivery, security, ambulance using Ardupilot/PX4 firmware, it is necessary to play live video from drone footage for your clients/partners from your application. And…
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To Accelerate Smart Agriculture, XAG Presents Applicable Solutions on Scaling Agritech at World Economic Forum

Posted by viya on August 6, 2019 at 11:42pm 0 Comments

July 3, DALIAN – The World Economic Forum’s 13th Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC), or Summer Davos, has taken place in Northeast China’s coastal city Dalian from 1st-3rd, July. As a foremost international summit to drive innovation and forge partnership, this year’s meeting, themed Leadership 4.0: Succeeding in a New Era of Globalisation, brings together a record number of participants from over 120 countries to address the world’s major challenges.…

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Swarming Solos

Posted by Chris Anderson on August 6, 2019 at 8:06pm 3 Comments

Collaboration of Rajant, a mesh networking company, and the Norwegian military. BBC story here;

Scientists from the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) and the US's Rajant Corporation are working on simultaneously flying about 20 drones that…

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A flight of fancy – into the future

Posted by ParagonVtol on August 6, 2019 at 7:30am 1 Comment

A flight of fancy – into the future

Gone are the days when drones were used only for security and for patrolling remote areas, or using them for cinematic production or…

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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

Hughes Partners with Startup to Create New Solutions for Extending LTE Coverage Using Helicopters, UAVs

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, in partnership with Virtual Network Communications, Inc. (VNC), today announced new joint solutions to extend mobile network connectivity using an integrated combination of VNC’s deployable LTE technology with Hughes JUPITER™ and HM satellite systems. The new solutions support various global applications for […]

Water-landing drones routinely fly BVLOS missions over marine reserve against illegal fishing and pro-biodiversity

Two units of amphibian Aeromapper Talons were utilized successfully during a set of trials during an expedition to beautiful Turneffe Atoll in Belize, in a workshop lead by the Zoological Society of London and the Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association. The drones, built by Canadian company Aeromao, were used to detect and document illegal fishing activities […]

Team ALTI is hiring

Team ALTI is expanding rapidly, and currently have the following positions available: > Aircraft Technician> Production Manager> Accounting Manager> Sales Executive ALTI is a world-leading unmanned aircraft manufacturer, all candidate needs to be able to perform under pressure, work effectively with a team and have strong communication skills. – Aircraft Technician ALTI is looking for […]

Drones and Directors Class Sets Sail at Academy of Art University in San Francisco

Many of you may remember that back in the spring of 2016, we stood up several Drone classes at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. At the time, the courses were a collaborative effort between the Communications and the Motion Picture & Television departments and with generous support received from DJI and then director […]

FlytBase – Automate, Scale and Remotely Manage Enterprise Drone Fleet Operations

California, USA, August 20, 2019 — Managing enterprise-wide drone programs is challenging – not only because of the reliance on skilled pilots & siloed operations but also because of the variety of stakeholders involved, across geographies and missions. Automating & scaling such commercial UAV operations requires unified, customized dashboards, real-time information sharing, sophisticated mission planning […]

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