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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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Tersus UAV PPK solution is coming

Posted by Haley Hu on August 20, 2018 at 11:54pm 0 Comments

Tersus UAV PPK solution is coming.

Tersus UAV PPK solution is available on website now: ;

Tersus UAV PPK solution includes BX316R PPK Receiver, AX3705 Helix Antenna and Tersus GeoPix Software. BX316R PPK…


Task 3.1 : Biomechanical Equestrian simulation

Posted by Yutaca Sawai on August 17, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Hello everyone,

Long time no see.

My animal-type drone research and development launched the new open institute "Varipon Institute" at Blender Network.

From now on, we will provide you modeling data of movement mechanism operating on land, at…


Coding UAVs with ROS. Subscribing to FCU data.

Posted by Mike Isted on August 16, 2018 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

I have just published Part 2 of this series, designed to develop skills in Python and ROS so as to achieve flexible control of a UAV.  It's based on a Pixhawk FCU with Raspberry Pi companion computer.  The Pixhawk is running PX4, but it would also work with minor modifications with…


FlightZoomer 3 is released!

Posted by Martin Rüedi on August 15, 2018 at 12:00pm 7 Comments

Finally, after a long development time, I am happy to announce that FlightZoomer 3 is released!

To celebrate the launch of the FlightZoomer apps, the FlightZoomer 3 Cockpit-app is available at no cost from the Windows 10 Store. Be sure to get the app for free before the price goes up.

For those who don’t know FlightZoomer yet,…


F2S Instant Flight Controller, GPS, OSD and RSSI All-In-One

Posted by noeL on August 13, 2018 at 9:37am 0 Comments

This might be interesting for all.. I spent a few weeks with the F2S all-in-1 flight controller, testing on a few planes and I think this is worth sharing.  Status: Unknown and underrated

  • Pros - can be installed and tested under an hour, multiple flight modes and comprehensive OSD
  • Limitations or maybe good - little…


Posted by SHIVANI SALIAN on August 12, 2018 at 9:30pm 0 Comments

When you love drones as well as rovers you would want to have both of them together. Just by adding a set of wheels to my already existing PlutoX drone and with the help of some simple coding, I developed this hybrid drone.

What I wanted to do was to build a prototype that can fly and walk on the ground as well so in short a combination of…


Autonomous UAV Coding Summer School - UWE Bristol Follow Up

Posted by Mike Isted on August 10, 2018 at 2:54am 0 Comments

We recently ran a 2-week UAV build and coding mechatronics Summer School at UWE Bristol for students from the Ecole des Mines d’Ales. Great students and a great venue made for a very successful course and much fun was had by all!

Huge thanks to @UWEBristol and of course the…


Drone Security & Surveillance Operations Made Easy

Posted by Achal Negi on August 10, 2018 at 1:48am 0 Comments

Drones have already been in use in the security and surveillance industry, bringing a significant change in how the operations are carried out. However, most current aerial security and surveillance systems are either tied to a particular drone hardware, or need…


UAV GCS design notes

Posted by Azjeg on August 9, 2018 at 5:31am 4 Comments

It’s probably time to provide some background to my blog posts on various ground control stations we’ve been designing and manufacturing, because our experiences over the years may give some food for thought for fellow UAV/USV developers.

Already in early 2010 it became clear that the multirotor…



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

ISDEF Japan 2018: Mobilicom to present its Mobile Mission Management System for the first time in Japan

Mobilicom’s Mobile Mission Management System is part of Mobilicom’s Holistic framework for disaster relief situations which reduces the crew overload ISDEF Japan 2018, stand C-04 [August, 2018]: Mobilicom Ltd., a global mission-critical-communications solution provider, will present its Mobile Mission Management System, which is part of Mobilicom’s Holistic framework for disaster relief situations, at ISDEF Japan […]

Beyond Visual Line of Sight flights launch at Grand Sky

Dignitaries, industry leaders gather to mark new BVLOS capabilities for large UAS    (Grand Forks, N.D.) – Aug. 20, 2018 ­– Grand Sky, the first and only fully operational commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS)-focused research and development park in the U.S.,announced beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight operations for large UAS have begun at the […]

The Sky Guys Granted SFOC for Flight Testing of New DX-3 Vanguard

The Sky Guys, Canada’s top drone operator, announced this week they have been granted a Special Flight Operations Certificate (SFOC), a permit for commercial Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) flights, for its landmark development project, the DX-3 “Vanguard”. The permit allows The Sky Guys to perform testing that will put the DX-3 through critical elements of integrated flight testing, including […]

Aerodyne Group announces entry into Latin America with new regional headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

Aerodyne Group are pleased to announce today that they have consolidated their presence in Latin America with a dedicated regional headquarters in Santiago, Chile. Aerodyne Chile becomes the latest addition to the Aerodyne Group, at a time when they are experiencing unprecedented growth and demand for solutions from around the world. From their base in the central […]

Please keep “Rule 336” of the FAA Modernization act INTACT so it will protect model aviation hobbyists.

The FAA, Department of Defense, and certain members of congress are looking to remove a current section of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act that directly protects model aviation hobbyists. This protection called “Rule 336” exempts those involved in model aviation for “hobby & recreation” from serious & unnecessary regulation from the FAA. The FAA […]

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