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Yard patrol rover

I am on a mission to disrupt the destructive little furry rabbits that are killing my lawn. The…See More
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Change the limitation of change Alt feature

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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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Blog Posts

Use speech recognition to control a flight

Posted by Martin Rüedi on June 15, 2018 at 5:30am 3 Comments

In this video I present the voice recognition feature in my GCS/Companion-app-combo FlightZoomer. The feature allows to control the flight of an RC aircraft (or multicopter) using simple voice commands. In order to get an additional safety level against wrongly recognized commands, the engine does read back whatever sentence it understood.…

Continue autonomous drone for industrial plant supervision and inspection.

Posted by Roberto Navoni on June 12, 2018 at 11:37pm 0 Comments

Preview of Archon Sentinel the autonomous system for inspection of industrial plants developed by

The system is equipped with a dronestation capable…


Bearingless Rotor - Update

Posted by Randy Sonnicksen on June 12, 2018 at 8:48am 0 Comments

Test Video

I was finally able to perform a test of the new drive test stand.  The previous test stand used a 4-stroke engine and a less rigid test frame.  This test stand consists of a 6.5 HP,…


ZTW Seal 300A Brushless Speed control For RC Boat Test Video

Posted by ZTW Brushless ESC on June 11, 2018 at 6:04pm 0 Comments

ZTW SEAL Series 300 amp 14s Lipo brushless esc.

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Waterproof design (rates as IP 67) allows this ESC to work in wet…


Seahawk depth sensing drone

Posted by Aero Hawk on June 11, 2018 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

One of our projects is almost near completion. The Seahawk can autonomously fly and capture depth and temperature reading from bodies of water. It was initially developed to measure the depth of cow manure ponds, but it can obviously be used for more than just that. Soon you will be able to find it on our website. Here are some of its features:

- Transducer Sensor

- Depth Range- 1.6-328ft,…


30X EO/IR Drone Gimbal,50mm Lens,With Tracking And Geotagging

Posted by yangdaonline on June 10, 2018 at 11:45pm 6 Comments

Eagle Eye-30IE-50 is a 3-axis high stabilized EO/IR dual sensor gimbal for drone inspection,surveillance,search and rescue applications.

The daylight sensor is from SONY FCB-EV7520,the…


ZTW Polaris 35A OPTO BLHeli_S brushless speed control for Multirotor Drone

Posted by ZTW Brushless ESC on June 6, 2018 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

ESC ZTW Polaris are the newest products from ZTW,  more lightweight and more powerful.  ZTW Polaris 35A is super tiny & weight is only 7G , this is a madness ! . ZTW Polaris is breaking all rules, from now on ESC can be ultra mini size a super powerfull. It can work with all protocols like one shot 125/42 , multishot etc… . If you are looking for super light and efficient ESC for sure this one could be…


An underactuated propeller for attitude control in micro air vehicles

Posted by Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV) on June 6, 2018 at 11:14am 3 Comments

We derive thrust, roll, and pitch authority from a single propeller and single motor through an…

Job Opportunity - Los Angeles area

Posted by Arnold Melgar on June 6, 2018 at 10:22am 0 Comments

Hi Everyone - 

My name is Arnold i'm a technical recruiter here in Southern California. I'm currently working with a client in the San Fernando Valley who is looking to hire someone who has Pixhawk/PX4 experience. This would start off as a contract but could go permanent. Please take a look below. 

Location: San Fernando Valley 

Length: 6 months possibly goes full-time


Product – Our client develops unmanned aerial systems (UAV).



Dronee Geotagger : In-browser image geotagger

Posted by Tomi Piriyev on June 6, 2018 at 2:05am 0 Comments

many drone applications such as photogrammetry, orthophoto generation, 3D terrain modeling etc require to geotag images. There is some geotagging…



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

DroneShield – Turnbull / Pyne Defence Export Strategy Bears Fruit

The Australian developer and manufacturer of cutting-edge high technology counter-drone products DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO or DRO.AU) (DroneShield or the Company) today released the following statement on the practical application of the Turnbull / Pyne Defence Export Strategy. On 29 January 2018, The Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Australian Minister for Defence Industry, announced the new Defence Export Strategy […]

Cyberhawk Innovations has been named the Venture-backed Management Team of the Year at the 2018 BVCA Scottish Management Team awards

cyberhawk Cyberhawk Innovations has been named the Venture-backed Management Team of the Year at the 2018 BVCA Scottish Management Team awards. Winners were announced at the BVCA’s prestigious annual dinner in Edinburgh. The BVCA Management Team Awards celebrate the performance of UK-based companies that are backed by private equity and venture capital. Cyberhawk is one of […]

vHive Releases AI-based Automatic Workflow for High-Precision Drone Data

vhive vHive, the developer of cloud-based AI that enables enterprises to deploy autonomous drone hives for the acquisition, management and processing of field data, announced today the availability of a fully automated workflow for high-accuracy data products. “In order to get highly accurate field data, companies are forced to follow a labor-intensive workflow in which they […]

INVOLI – Head of Engineering

INVOLI is a Swiss-based company which develops and produces air traffic awareness systems for professional drone applications. We enable the safe integration of drones into the air traffic, avoiding collisions and enabling new exciting applications such as drone delivery or drone taxi. Our system provides the currently missing low-altitude air traffic data to drones, allowing a […]

Uplift Data Partners Leverages Night Waiver to Launch Proprietary Night Ops Training Module for Commercial Drone Pilots

Uplift Data Partners announced today it will launch a Night Ops training module in July 2018 in collaboration with Aerovista Drone Academy, a first-of-its-kind online resource that provides its network of highly-trained pilots extensive knowledge for night flight operations. The company is among the first ten percent of companies approved by the FAA to fly […]

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