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5.7 km Fixed Wing Flight With Joystick via 4G LTE

Happy Weekend! We hope your week starts out well.

We did a short Flight WITHOUT RC Transmitter and Datalink, only use 4G LTE to control our Fixed Wing. 

And the result are very good, feels like we were a bird

  • Average Speed: 49.1 km/h
  • Joystick: Extreme 3d…
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Added by XBStation 4G UAV Solution on May 25, 2019 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

YDLIDAR X2 - $89 LiDAR review

Hi guys!



I recently had a chance to test out YDLIDAR X2, that could be a cheaper alternative to RPLIDAR. Here are some of the characteristics of this unit:

Parameter Value
Scanning…
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Added by Mateusz Sadowski on May 24, 2019 at 2:00am — 4 Comments

fpv.blue – 2.4 GHz HD Downlink updates

I've last posted on this website a couple of years back and I'm sad to see activity decreased lately (I used to be an avid reader as well).

For people that haven't followed or weren't interested I've now spent some time developing a 2.4 GHz version of the fpv.blue video transmission system, I've tested it to 17km @ 700mW and 7km @ 100mW…

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Added by cedivad on May 24, 2019 at 12:30am — 6 Comments

Utilising “AI+Drone” Technology, XAG Launched JetSeed™ Granule Spreading System to Battle Grassland Degradation

XAG P30 plant protection drone spreading grass seeds on scene

April 25, SICHUAN China – XAG has just launched a patented granule spreading system JetSeed™ at its Special Event held in Ruoergai Grassland, Aba,…

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Added by viya on May 20, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

YANGDA 3-Axis DSLR Drone Gimbal For SONY A5000/A6000/A7

Sky Eye-Z6K Pro is the upgraded version of …

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Added by yangdaonline on May 16, 2019 at 1:48am — 1 Comment

Tersus UAV PPK Kits for Photogrammetry

Tersus UAV PPK Kits is mainly designed for UAV Photogrammetry. https://www.tersus-gnss.com/product/uav-ppk-solution

BX316R PPK Board has below features, 

* Supports measurements output 

- GPS L1/L2, GLONASS L1/L2, BeiDou B1/B2 from primary…

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Added by Haley Hu on May 14, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

FlytBase and AirMap Join Hands to Power UTM Support for Drone Automation

FlytBase and AirMap have agreed to join forces to speed up the introduction of …

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Added by Utsav Chopra on May 14, 2019 at 12:29am — No Comments

Simulatable and repeatable camera motion with ROI sequences

These days FlightZoomer 3.2 has been released which offers a number of new features:

  • Full stop ILS landings for copter.
  • Support for the affordable RTF drone Sky…
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Added by Martin Rüedi on May 10, 2019 at 3:00am — No Comments


100KM
Mapping Chernobyl

I just want to share this very interesting article on BBC about the large scale mapping of Chernobyl.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48193866

Added by Hein du Plessis on May 9, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

AEROMAPPER 300 & 42Mp camera with PPK bundle: unrivaled resolution & accuracy

Many owners of small sub-1Kg flying wings or multirotor drones at some point encounter the need to cover more area in less time without (hopefully) sacrificing too much ground resolution, or just increase productivity when confronted with large area survey projects. In many other cases, small drones can’t just cope with the wind which shows no sign of…

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Added by Mauricio on May 9, 2019 at 12:03pm — No Comments

ZOON - 2.4Ghz LoRa Telemetry Module by DRONEE

ZOON is 2.4Ghz LoRa  based long range telemetry module. ZOONv3 can send data up to 21km at 0.5kbps and 6km at 125kbps.

ZOON adds mavlink…

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Added by Maksim P on April 30, 2019 at 3:03pm — 15 Comments

DroneMapper Open Source Projects

DroneMapper.com

We are starting to release certain projects back to the open source community. You can find these new projects on our GitHub page here. We will continue to develop and contribute to these projects as time permits!



ArUco geobits: We've developed an aerial ground…

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Added by JP on April 30, 2019 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

YANGDA YD6-1600L Gas-Electric Hybrid Hexacopter

Have you ever encountered these problems on battery-powered multi-rotors: it is very hard to get a 45 minutes flight time with 5KG payload at an altitude of 4500 meters, due to…

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Added by yangdaonline on April 30, 2019 at 2:18am — No Comments


3D Robotics
Flying stick bi-copter

From Hackaday:

Fixed-wing planes and helicopters are no longer the darling of the RC world. Even quadcopters and other multirotors are starting to look old hat, as the community looks to ever more outrageous designs.…

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 29, 2019 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Hybrid drone, video with the new 2000W hybrid generator.

This was one of the tests on our heavy drone (14+ kg).

We plan to sell the generator separately and also a complete hybrid drone system with a 4 kg payload capability with 2+ hours of flight time.

The generator specs are

weight: 3.6 kg

compatibility: compatible with any aircraft with a power consumption of less 2000W,…

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Added by Nicolai Valenti on April 28, 2019 at 11:30am — 1 Comment


3D Robotics
New Draco development platform for Dronecode/PX4 with Realsense sensors

Features and benefits

• Modular parts

o Easy-to-replace powertrain. No more soldering hassles.

• Fully assembled and ready-to-fly

o Avoid the headache and uncertainty of building a drone from scratch. Draco-R is fully assembled, tested, and ready to fly, right out of the…

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 25, 2019 at 2:47pm — 3 Comments

Sputnik GIS 1.4. - desktop solution for drone data visualisation & analysis.

A new version of Sputnik GIS presents new tools, optimized performance, usability, and new integration capabilities.

Sputnik GIS is a professional drone surveying software for engineers, surveyors, and urban planners. Visualize and analyze multidimensional spatial data with no limits on data size, create surveys and get insights from your…

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Added by Shevelev Ilya on April 25, 2019 at 7:00am — No Comments


Moderator
Time to move forward...

Hi gang :)

What can I say?

Time passes, progress does not stop. And I finally switched to complex composite structures in my planes. Now balsa and film are reserved only for my hobby models ...

Time to move forward!

If someone needs help or professional service - please contact me.…

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Added by Vladimir "Lazy" Khudyakov on April 24, 2019 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

Plant Protection UAS Demand Rising in Northeast China

2018 July, Heilongjiang China - XAG observes a rising demand for plant protection UAS in northeast part of China, with number of P series units operating in the region growing rapidly during farming season this year.

Heilongjiang Province, along with Liaoning and Jilin…

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Added by viya on April 19, 2019 at 2:30am — No Comments

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