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Chris Anderson commented on Monroe King's blog post Open Source Chevy Volt Project
"Love this! Like my own DIYRobocars. Self-driving cars are the new drones!"
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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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Open Source Chevy Volt Project

Posted by Monroe King on June 14, 2019 at 10:00pm 3 Comments

Well guys it's been a while! I own a Chevy Volt now and I just cant wait to fiddle with it! LOL so I started a Group on Facebook for the project and I'll be adding a website and forum at teamprometheus.org for the project.

After starting the group one of the new member's Matt Davis Pointed this out.…

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XAG Launched New Generation Agricultural IoT System to Build Traceability and Further Ensure Food Safety

Posted by viya on June 10, 2019 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

December 2018, GUANGZHOU China – XAG’s Research and Development Center in Guangzhou officially released the "XAG Agricultural IoT System”. The XAG Agricultural IoT System is composed of a series of farmland IoT devices and application software. This release of the XIoT kit includes:…

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A comparison of VTOL mapping drones

Posted by Maarten Zwarts on June 7, 2019 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

For some time now, VTOL drones have entered the field of aerial mapping. These Vertical Takeoff and Landing drones offer the flexibility and ease of use of a multirotor combined with the range and stability of a fixed wing UAV.

At The Fieldwork Company we have been using both fixed wing and multirotor drones for aerial surveys for many years,…

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AEROMAPPERS ACHIEVE COMPLIANT UAV STATUS with TRANSPORT CANADA

Posted by Mauricio on June 7, 2019 at 8:42am 2 Comments

Aeromao from Canada is pleased to announce that the Aeromappers line of commercial grade drones have been added to the list of compliant UAV systems of Transport Canada. This distinction allows Canadian organizations using…

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Drone Charter on Equal Opportunity and Inclusion

Posted by Patrick Meier on June 6, 2019 at 5:54am 0 Comments

Local drone experts, entrepreneurs and engineers from 23 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania have signed this Charter on Equal Opportunity &…

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White Paper on Warehouse Transformation using Autonomous Drones

Posted by Utsav Chopra on June 5, 2019 at 5:30am 1 Comment

We had recently released a white paper highlighting the role of autonomous drones in the digital transformation of warehouses. Driven by safety, cost and revenue benefits, warehouses across the world are adopting technologies such as Internet-of-Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Unmanned Aerial…

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ILS for copter

Posted by Martin Rüedi on May 31, 2019 at 6:57am 15 Comments

The recently released Version 3.2 of my GCS FlightZoomer offers an automatic approach system, that is similar to the ILS for manned aviation. For plane it was working since last year but since copters can't just slip down the glideslope and then touch down with a lot of forward speed, the implemented procedure had to be changed as follows for…

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Advantages and disadvantages of Ebee

Posted by Drone &parts supplyer on May 31, 2019 at 5:17am 0 Comments

There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the ebee drone for sale, focus on is buy or not, So let's analyze the advantages and disadvantages of Ebee

Reasons To Buy the SenseFly eBee

Size

Ebee is the smallest fixed wing sUAS you will find with such an impressive list of capabilities. The hard…

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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

80% of drone airprox reports are misclassified by the UK Airprox Board

Following a Freedom of Information Act request, the UK Airprox Board, the official body which collates airprox (‘near miss’) reports from pilots, described the process they use for classifying a drone airprox: The Board adopts a pragmatic approach wherein if a pilot can positively identify the object as a drone (e.g. number of rotors, recognition […]

Terra Drone India undertakes digital preservation of 16th-century monument

Hyderabad-based drone startup Terra Drone India has successfully completed a multi-sensor, multi-platform scanning of internationally recognized landmark Charminar. Built in 1591, the monument, which is often called as ‘Arc de Triomphe of the East’, suffered significant damage in May 2019 when a huge chunk of lime-plaster from its south-west minaret broke and fell off. This incident made […]

5G!DRONES – EU H2020 Project

5G!DRONES aim is to trial several UAV use-cases covering eMBB, URLLC, and mMTC 5G services, and to validate 5G KPIs for supporting such challenging use-cases. The project will drive the UAV verticals and 5G networks to a win-win position, on one hand by showing that 5G is able to guarantee UAV vertical KPIs, and on […]

Terra Drone Europe wins contract to provide UAV mapping services to Ordnance Survey

 Terra Drone Europe, a group company of Japan-based Terra Drone Corporation, has secured a framework agreement to provide unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) services to Ordnance Survey, the national mapping agency of the United Kingdom. Under the scope of this contract, Terra Drone Europe will provide different types of UAV services to Ordnance Survey. The deliverables […]

Asleep At The Bait And Switch

What’s that you say? The industry can’t take off until we can file and fly BVLOS? Most of the time it is really only EVLOS with VOs, unless you have some serious money and a kennel full of DC lobbyists. After this story, you might be justified in asking for a $769 refund on the […]

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