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Pedro Matabuena commented on Pedro Matabuena's blog post mRo Control Zero Autopilot for Unmanned Vehicles
"mRo x2.1 autopilot in a TBS Caipirinha 2 [mRobotics Inside] This is a TBS Caipirinha 2 aircraft…"
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Pedro Matabuena commented on Pedro Matabuena's blog post mRo Control Zero Autopilot for Unmanned Vehicles
"Nice! ... The mRo X2.1 Rev 2 Autopilot we used a lot on many wings. But now we have the mRo…"
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andre van calster posted a blog post

improved inference speed on rpi3 using Intel's NCS1

By using Intels OpenVINO and neural computing stick (NCS1) the inference speed of my neural network…See More
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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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improved inference speed on rpi3 using Intel's NCS1

Posted by andre van calster on October 13, 2019 at 4:52am 0 Comments

By using Intels OpenVINO and neural computing stick (NCS1) the inference speed of my neural network is increased from 5 frames per second (fps) to 20 using a RPI3. This enabled a far better obstacle avoidance performance of my drone. More info at

Your In-Flight Wireless Charging Solution for Drones

Posted by Dmitry Skotnikov on October 10, 2019 at 8:15am 2 Comments

The future is coming! Now drones can be charged in-flight in 6 minutes!

See the post on Global Energy Transmission site:…


Evolution of solar-powered drones

Posted by Chris Anderson on October 9, 2019 at 11:58am 0 Comments

From Hackaday:

Many of us have projects that end up spanning multiple years and multiple iterations, and gets revisited every time inspiration strikes and you’ve forgotten just how much work and frustration the previous…


XAG joins Bayer on drone-based horticultural crop solution demo

Posted by viya on October 8, 2019 at 11:44pm 0 Comments


Bayer and XAG has recently collaborated in Hangzhou, China to host a crop dusting drone demonstration on citrus trees.

Justin Gong, Co-founder and…


JetQuad Test Flight 2 Success

Posted by FusionFlight on October 6, 2019 at 1:24pm 0 Comments

Thinking about designing multirotors to optimizing flight time

Posted by Echo G on October 2, 2019 at 6:30am 3 Comments

Designing electric multicopters for a specific flight time is a complex multidisciplinary optimization problem. This short blog post is some of my thoughts on how to think about this problem. Obviously, there so many different ways of doing this and welcome suggestions and other constructive…


mRo Control Zero Autopilot for Unmanned Vehicles

Posted by Pedro Matabuena on September 30, 2019 at 10:00am 11 Comments

mRo Control Zero Autopilot -- made in USA

The smallest and most powerful autopilot in the world of its kind created for unmanned vehicle builders made in USA!

A high-performance autopilot, specially…


XAG deploys crop-spraying drones to successfully protect 20m hectares

Posted by viya on September 29, 2019 at 7:55pm 0 Comments


XAG has confirmed that its UAS crop protection services have covered an accumulated farmland of 20 million…


Heliguy to launch in the United States

Posted by Sam Barnes on September 27, 2019 at 7:00am 1 Comment

Heliguy have spent 15 years becoming one of the leading drone supply and support companies in the world.

They have now announced that they are launching in the USA.

A new hub, in Dallas TX, will serve as Heliguy's home in the USA.

Heliguy bring with them a…



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

GET reveals next generation of its In-Flight Wireless Charging Solution for Drones

GET corp officially announces the next generation of the autonomous in-flight wireless charging solution This is also first-time GET is honored to reveal its strategic partnership with Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation.More news will follow — stay tuned. About GETGlobal Energy Transmission (GET) uniquely enables battery-powered drones to fly forever by safely and quickly recharging while still […]

Porsche and Boeing to Partner on Premium Urban Air Mobility Market

Stuttgart/Chicago. Porsche and Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the premium urban air mobility market and the extension of urban traffic into airspace. With this partnership, both companies will leverage their unique market strengths and insights to study the future of premium urban air mobility vehicles. “Porsche is looking to enhance its scope as […]

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces Appointees to Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee

Not a single UAS person WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the appointment of 23 members to DOT’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC). “The committee is a useful forum for the Department to receive feedback from aviation community stakeholders,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao. The U.S. Department of Transportation […]

Air Force Base Fairchild updates drone policy and procedures

Story by Senior Airman Ryan Lackey Fairchild Air Force Base has updated its small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), or drone, policy per direction of the U.S. Secretary of Defense and in conjunction with the Federal Aviation Administration, banning all private use of the devices on base effective immediately. Privately owned drones were previously permitted and allowed […]

DJI response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s commercial and recreational drone use report

CDAM DJI is pleased that the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee understands the important role drones will play in the UK’s future. Its “Commercial and recreational drone use in the UK” Report is a thoughtful and detailed assessment of how to safely and responsibly integrate drones into British skies. DJI supports its recommendations […]

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