You may have heard about the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) quietly declaring that this year's Super Bowl will be a "no drone zone." You may not have heard just how big that no drone zone will be. …
Not only are they the safest, quickest method of quickly taking a snapshot of an entire highly dynamic site, they significantly reduce surveying costs. Adding powerful structure from motion (SfM) software and virtual survey tools to the equation means no boots on the ground and no need for interrupting any operations.
I’ve been a card carrying member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) for over a decade, when my first plane was a 2-channel toy with a turning radius of Texas from a hobby store. Today that humble start has grown into a whole collection of Warbirds, 3D planes, EDF jets, Helicopters and of course the…Continue
Added by Iain Butler on January 31, 2015 at 1:36am — No Comments
Some time ago we’ve released a new version of our Linux autopilot - Navio+. Main new feature is that Navio+ supports…Continue
Results photogrammetric flight fixed wing UAV and multicopter with APM2.6 And PIKHAWK Agisoft processed and later work with GIS.
Habitat team fixed wing, rotary wing, ground station, traker pach antenna for video and Moxon antenna for telemetry.…Continue
The combination of sensors and inputs in many smart wearable devices leads to some interesting possibilities for intuitive and immersive gesture-based user interfaces. A trio…
We are currently working on a project for a Raspberry Pi + Oculus Rift based FPV solution. Here are some of the advantages:
A very good piece in IEEE Spectrum reports on the research on the risks small/med bird strikes in aviation. Short conclusion: it rarely…Continue
I have been posting here for a couple years. Back when it consisted of a lot less drone and a lot more DIY. So please refrain from making silly comments like,"Do you know the name of the site you just posted on?"
Now that that's taken care of. You may have noticed the Commander in Chief told the FAA yesterday to do their job. That made me think. Not that I don't have this thought at least once a week. What happens if we lose our hobby what will I do?
There has been some question on the strength of a 3d printed quadcopter I had some wonders myself as to just…Continue
DJI will release a mandatory firmware update for the Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision, and Phantom 2 Vision+ to help users comply with the FAA’s Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) 0/8326, which restricts unmanned flight around the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
The updated firmware (V3.10) will be released in coming days and adds a No-Fly Zone centered…Continue
We've been quietly beavering away at hardware-in-the-loop simulations for our Vulture 2 spaceplane, and Pixhawk wrangler Linus Penzlien has finally got the aircraft to land itself at a virtual Spaceport America.
The HIL work involves ArduPilot controlling an…Continue
It's been just over a week since we launched, and we've had an INCREDIBLE response to Mach-Up - the free, web-based design tool.
We've had over 2,000 visitors and now have over 600 registered users. Amazing. Thank you all for your enthusiastic support!
(If you missed it, you can check it out at …Continue
We are tring to build a FPV Rover combining a logitech racing wheel with an RC Car for an FPV platform.
However we are having some problems with the latency and tracking of the steering wheel input.
- I have checked the RC inputs using MAVlink and checked that the rc override was working fine
(The racing wheels seem to be in sync with the rc…Continue
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Herding cattle. Counting fish. Taking an animal's temperature. Applying pesticides.
When it comes to drones, "your imagination can go pretty wild in terms of what would be possible," says Roger Johnson, president of the National…Continue
I'm currently in the void between uni and full time work, so naturally I have a lot of time to go out and fly! I will be travelling to some pretty spectacular places over the following weeks to practice my cinematography. To keep up, follow my…Continue
Added by Lach Kilby on January 27, 2015 at 4:54pm — No Comments
Compared key features of each drone, including flight time, technology features, ease of getting started, camera systems, and price.Continue