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3D printed tricopter - latest version.

Thought I'd share some pics of my latest tricopter, it'll be the 10th version and the second 'flying prototype' (with any luck).

The design has come a long way, I suspect its still over target weight but I *really* want to get this thing flying.

Its all printed in…

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Added by Bob Morley on November 17, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Tersus Announces Precis Board Firmware V1.15 Release

We are glad to release the latest firmware update to Precis OEM boards, the 1.15 version. Firmware V1.15 provides users with more robust RTK fix solution and accuracy. It provides other improved performance such as RTK solution of long baseline. Some known issues have been fixed as well. All update improves RTK positioning performance and high-precision navigation in more challenging…

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Added by Tersus GNSS on November 15, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Condition surveying with UAVs and Sputnik GIS

Spuntik GIS is widely used in condition surveying. Hi-definition 3D-models of buildings and constructions allows specialist to detect defects and deformations, more than, it is available to vectorize and save such areas using *.kml editor.  Therefore, the result of inspection is 3D-map of defects and deformations.…

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Added by Shevelev Ilya on November 15, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

DroneePlotter-in Browser Flight Log Analiser Tool got Privacy and many other cool features.

Last time i introduced DroneePlotter which is completely free  in browser flight log analiser tool for Ardupilot and PX4 log files.

After many feebdacks we have added many features to DroneePlotter .

1.we added lz4 compression support for upload and download of the files.Lz4 compresses binary files around 50%, Which means you…

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Added by Tomi Piriyev on November 13, 2017 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

DIY Air Data Computer Asgard

The air data computer Asgard is out. It is a unit designed for DIYers, size and weight are compatible (fixation tabs have the same dimensions of standards servo tabs) with low-cost RC applications.  Some aspects will be changed as per users feedback. Be sure to checkout the project…

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Added by Jose.L.Jr on November 9, 2017 at 12:15pm — 6 Comments

Evaluating the efficiency of a sensorless propeller drive using UAVCAN GUI Tool

So we were testing certain stuff in our lab yesterday, and I thought, why don't we share our approach? That would be such a great way to show off the capabilities of the UAVCAN GUI Tool. Check this out:

The video features the following products and instruments:…

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Added by Zubax Robotics on November 7, 2017 at 8:15am — 3 Comments

Getting Started with FlytBase Cloud - Setup a Virtual Drone

Hey Everyone, we are creating this tutorial series to help you connect your drones to Cloud. (You can use your existing setup with a CC and 4G/LTE dongle)

FlytBase Cloud helps you connect your drones to the cloud. Set UAV missions, get telemetry and payload…

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Added by Achal Negi on November 7, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

A Drone by Aero-hawk so cleverly named the Field Hawk



Aero-Hawk  announces the arrival of Field Hawk. A new to the market Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. With the Field Hawk Farmers get a drone capable of providing useful information using Wavelength Specific Filters to Notice…

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Added by Aero Hawk on November 6, 2017 at 2:54pm — 8 Comments

Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept

One year has passed since I launched the autonomous boat OpenTransat that has attempted to cross the Atlantic Ocean and I wrote an article about it. The boat is lost in the ocean after being hit by crazy storms, but I didn't give up. Currently, I am working on the next sailboat with improved hardware and software and a more robust construction.…

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Added by Andy Osusky on November 6, 2017 at 7:30am — 13 Comments

Sputnik GIS 1.3 by Geoscan has been released!

Hello everyone!

                In Geoscan we develop multidimensional spatial data visualization system – Sputnik GIS. It is a great tool for viewing and analyzing wide range of UAV survey results.

                Today we are glad to present you a new version of Sputnik 1.3. In this…

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Added by Shevelev Ilya on November 3, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

UgCS 2.12 Has Been Released

Hi, guys,



We are glad to announce that a new version of UgCS is out - 2.12. Along with this update we are also releasing UgCS Mapper in beta version. UgCS Mapper is a geo-referenced image processing software that allows creation of preliminary orthophoto maps in-field,…

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Added by Kristaps Brass on November 2, 2017 at 11:54am — 2 Comments

What are the 5 Top Beginner Drone Kits You Can Buy in 2017 to Learn and Build Your Drone

What are the 5 Top Beginner Drone Kits You Can Buy in 2017 to Learn and Build Your Drone

The prices of drones have fallen recently and building a drone from a drone kit may not save you money but it is still a fun and a learning activity. When you build your drone from scratch, you know what goes where and it helps if something gets broken. You can quickly buy the replacement and fix it. Drone kits are therefore still popular for amongst many drone enthusiasts. In…

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Added by Tahir Yaqub on November 1, 2017 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Setting Realistic Growth Prospects for the Drone Market

I believe three of the biggest misconceptions in the drone industry is how fast it will grow, which sectors will grow, and which ones will lag.

No one disagrees that drones—both consumer and professional—represent a new and emerging market. Drone market forecasts abound. We currently track…

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Added by Colin Snow on October 31, 2017 at 7:51pm — 3 Comments

Skywalker X8 Tiltrotor (VTOL) Aircraft

Hi everyone,

I want to share my latest project, Skywalker X8 Tiltrotor. It uses Arduplane 3.8.2 firmware. Tilting mechanism and integration parts were printed with  a 3D printer. I made some transition tests a few weeks ago.

I made its maiden flight one year ago.…

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Added by Ersin Gonul on October 31, 2017 at 10:21am — 3 Comments

fpv.blue's HD FPV first batch is now available at €499, a price decreasing by €3 per hour or €72 per day

We are running an auction on our first batch's hardware and I thought it was something diydrones would be interested in. Our first batch is 1240-1300 MHz, with included HDMI/camera inputs.

Bonafidepirate flew it to around 14 kilometres using a 8 dBi patch antenna:…

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Added by cedivad on October 30, 2017 at 3:16am — 24 Comments


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Make your own Li-Ion battery pack

Hi guys,

Did you know you could build your own Li-Ion battery pack ?

Li-Ion batteries have the highest energy density per unit of mass available to us.

In comparison with LiPo batteries, you get 30% less weight for the same mAh capacity, which translates into direct endurance or increased flight autonomy.

Ready made…

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Added by Hugues on October 29, 2017 at 11:40am — 11 Comments

DroneePlotter - Drone Flight Log Analysis Tool Works on Web Browser

We are happy to share DroneePlotter -  Drone Flight Log Analysis Tool  with drone comunity to make analyse and sharing easier.

DroneePlotter works on browser not (on server) Just drag and drop the log file . It parses binary log file inside browser instantly with Java scrip, and it works very fast . 

It generates flight…

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Added by Tomi Piriyev on October 27, 2017 at 8:45am — 23 Comments

Fly4Fall: A global initiative calling on volunteer drone pilots for science

Hi All,

We are launching the Fly4Fall campaign, a worldwide initiative to crowd-source science from the drone community over the next few weeks. Please pass on to others you know!

The goal of Fly4Fall…

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Added by Greg Crutsinger on October 26, 2017 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Autonomous Exploration inside Dark Tunnels

Dear community,



In these two videos you will see some recent results on autonomous exploration of tunnels in visually-degraded (dark) conditions. Both localization and mapping, as well as path planning and control are handled completely autonomously. …

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Added by Kostas Alexis on October 26, 2017 at 7:30pm — 8 Comments

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