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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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GET in-flight drone charging - Meet us at CES 2019

Posted by Dmitry Skotnikov on December 14, 2018 at 6:00am 0 Comments

We are delighted to invite you to CES 2019 where we showcase GET Air products based on distant wireless power technology – first time ever!

We are proud to present GET Air Turnkey Solution (…


Team registration open for DroneClash 2019

Posted by microuav on December 13, 2018 at 1:00am 0 Comments

 DroneClash 2018 was cool, DroneClash 2019 will be cooler!

Want to win 50.000 euro in prize money? Sign up your team! The DroneClash competition is the next-level FPV competition a 3D robowars. Teams will battle against each other like a real-life video game. Each team is allowed to use as many drones as they…


Tersus GNSS Easy Kits

Posted by Haley Hu on December 5, 2018 at 2:30am 1 Comment

Tersus GNSS Easy Kits

We have BX306 GNSS Kits and BX316 GNSS Kits (with heading function) for customers. 

1. The BX306 is a cost-efficient GNSS RTK board for cm-level positioning and providing accurate raw measurement output, which can be integrated with autopilots and inertial navigation units. The BX306 board…


Pix4DMapper + Aeromapper Talon fixed wing BVLOS system for less than $16K USD

Posted by Mauricio on December 4, 2018 at 5:13pm 0 Comments

Aeromao Inc., celebrates its 4th year as an official partner of Pix4D offering the Pix4DMapper Aeromao edition and Pix4D related products.

The Pix4DMapper Aeromao Edition is a fully featured image processing software package bundled with an Aeromapper UAV system, that includes two perpetual licenses of the worldwide leader in…


Tersus RTK/PPK OEM Board

Posted by Haley Hu on December 3, 2018 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Tersus RTK/PPK OEM Board

1. BX306 RTK BOARD Supports GPS L1/L2, GLONASS L1/L2, and BeiDou B1/B2.Supports in-built 4GB memory, which makes data collection easy.Up to 20Hz RTK solution and raw data output.Supports 384…


Some UAV projects from Dronlab

Posted by Jose Luis Herrero on December 2, 2018 at 9:00am 3 Comments

The Laboratory of Unmanned aerial vehicles (Labdron) located in the Engineering School of Extremadura University (Badajoz, Spain) have started novel activities to introduce our engineering students in the UAV environment.

We have prepared courses to explain how to program UAVs and we have planned some seminars to…


Tdrone----Open source coaxial drone!

Posted by Jiaqi Hu on November 29, 2018 at 3:30am 9 Comments

In recent years, multi-rotor aerodynamic aircraft have been widely used in consumer UAVs and some special industries. Mention of hovering aircraft, the first thing we have in mind is multi-rotor, which ignoring the potential of other hovering aerodynamic configurations. There is no…


Black Friday - Seagull UAV

Posted by Rone Scholz-Nielsen on November 23, 2018 at 4:00am 0 Comments

Seagull UAV is having "BLACKDAYS" sales which will be running from 23rd - until 26th of November. Be sure to checkout the webshop and equip your platforms with the latest Seagull tech!

Link to the webshop:…


Ion drive drone -- NO moving parts!

Posted by Chris Anderson on November 21, 2018 at 3:30pm 6 Comments

From Ars Technica. I played with ion drives a long time ago, but never got anything this large to lift. Great work!

The Johnson Indoor Track at MIT probably won't go down in history in the same way as…


Hackhawk: Hacking the Altair Aerial Blackhawk with your own flight controller

Posted by Simon D. Levy on November 19, 2018 at 7:54pm 2 Comments

Looking around for an inexpensive, almost-ready-to-fly brushless-motor quadcopter to use a basis for indoor flight-control research, I was delighted to come across the  Altair Aerial Blackhawk.  With its extra-long extension legs and GoPro mount (which I…

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

Work for Wing – UAS Flight Standards and Compliance

Wing is reshaping the future of delivery. We are an on-demand drone delivery service that can deliver food, medicine or other items within minutes. We’ve also developed an unmanned traffic management platform–a kind of air traffic control for unmanned aircraft–to safely route drones through the sky. Our service is faster, safer and produces far less […]

Academy of Model Aeronautics Names Chad Budreau Executive Director

MUNCIE, Ind. – The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) yesterday named Chad Budreau as its new Executive Director. Budreau has held this position on an interim basis since April 2018, and previously served as AMA’s Public Relations and Government Affairs Director. “With Chad’s extensive experience in model aviation and deep understanding of AMA’s mission, he […]

Pancakes and Politics

Anecdotes from the Drone Symposium/Pancake Breakfast. Lead-time on the pop-up symposium was short, but it was great to be in LA around Christmas, and if you haven’t been for the holidays you should try it. Seventy plus degrees, palm trees, and decorations make for a surreal vibe to be sure. Besides the environs, we have […]

Sky-Drones partners with Altitude Angel and integrates airspace services in SmartAP GCS

Sky-Drones – the leading UAV flight control system solutions expert partnered with Altitude Angel – aviation technology company who creates global-scale solutions that enable safe integration and use of fully autonomous drones into global airspace. Sky-Drones creates professional UAV flight control systems including autopilot hardware, onboard software, ground control software and cloud services. The company […]

Flock partners with UAV8 to expand UK partnership network

Flock are thrilled to announce that they have partnered with UAV8, a renowned commercial drone training school. The collaborative partnership has enabled UAV8 to provide free Flight Assessment insurance with their courses, protecting training pilots with both hull (drone and airborne accessories) and Public Liability cover. This allows pilots to take their assessment with peace […]

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