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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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Examples of civilian uses of drones                   Glossary of confusing terms 

Blog Posts

Is it Illegal to Drink and Drone?

Posted by Rachael Murphey on June 18, 2018 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Using a drone, whether as a hobby or business project, seems harmless to most people. The reality is that the…

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Precision Landing Solution for Commercial Drones

Posted by Achal Negi on June 18, 2018 at 3:14am 0 Comments

Precision landing is a critical requirement for a large number of commercial drone applications, be

it autonomous routine patrols for security & surveillance, package…

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Use speech recognition to control a flight

Posted by Martin Rüedi on June 15, 2018 at 5:30am 6 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.…

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Archon.ai 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 Archon.ai.

The system is equipped with a dronestation capable…

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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,…

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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.

source from : http://www.ztwshop.com/product/ztw-seal-series-brushless-esc/

Specs:

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

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…
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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

AVY – Drone Builder

Avy is looking for a Drone Builder to contribute to the ambitious mission we share! Join the Avy team to build drones to improve the world. Deadline for applications: Sunday 1 July 2018 11.59 pm Role description You are the master of drones You make things fly! You understand drones, you understand the drone industry, […]

UNICEF Funding Opportunity for Drone Startups

UNICEF The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make up to $100K equity-free investments to provide early stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity through the use of drones. If you’ve got a start-up registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a working, open-source drone prototype or service (or you are willing to […]

Helion and Domenec Molins partner with Freespace

The Freespace team are proud to announce our partnership with Domenec Molins and the Helion Group. Just as we are pushing the boundaries with our Giant Drone Racing platform, Helion are the market leaders in the development of powder metallurgy, solid carbide and innovative coating technologies for high-quality cutting tools. Helion is a global company […]

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 […]

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