February 2018 Blog Posts (13)

DX80 flashlight flight test on a drone


This is the follow up video showing a test flight of the monster 32000 lumen flashlight mounted on a drone (and remote operated via an ESP8266 wifi DIY solution).

Fore those interested, check my previous build video about mounting the DX80 flashlight on a drone : …


Added by Hugues on February 18, 2018 at 10:11am — 1 Comment

Low current drain battery monitor with pixhawk interface (10 cell)

In-flight monitoring of total battery voltage and individual cell voltage is important for accurately estimating flight time. Monitoring the cell voltages during flight and operating load conditions help to predict battery health and cell degradation. 
We designed a battery monitor board…

Added by Echo G on February 16, 2018 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Agriculture Drones: How Are Drones Being Used for Farming? (Infographic)

The use of drones in agriculture is the future. Heavy lift drones capable of crop dusting and drones equipped with multispectral sensors will change the way in which farming is done.

With greater refinements in drone technology and implementation, we will see the agricultural drone sector take off. According to Global Markets Insight Inc., the Agriculture Drones Market will be valued at $1 billion by 2024.

How are drones being used for farming? Check this Infographic from…


Added by Jet Flora on February 13, 2018 at 10:34pm — No Comments

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Background on the amazing Intel drone swarm demo at the Olympics

Here's some background on the amazing Intel drone displays at the Olympics. 

Wired article here

Intel video:…


Added by Chris Anderson on February 11, 2018 at 4:24pm — 5 Comments

Arctic campaigns

We are out for UAV field campaigns again. After one week of flying over sea ice of the Baltic sea in northern Finland we are now heading for Svalbard.…


Added by Martin Mueller on February 10, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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Training a drone using OpenAI gym and ROS

From this post by Ricardo…


Added by Chris Anderson on February 9, 2018 at 8:37am — No Comments

Official ArduPilot SWAG shop is Online...

After many months of working and planning within ArduPilot marketing team, we are finally pleased to announce our own ArduPilot organization swag / merchandise store.

The official store address is: …


Added by Jani Hirvinen on February 9, 2018 at 7:46am — 1 Comment

CF flying wing

So I have been working on this for a while now. It is designed for aerial photography/surveying. Carbon fiber flying wing, quite durable. Had an excellent vendor work on this (manufacturing here is much cheaper in India). Here are some specs:

Wingspan - 1.4 m

All up weight - 1.2 kg

Payload - 300 grams

Endurance - 40~50 mins ( Plans to experiment with li-on batteries to increase the…


Added by Abhinav Pandey on February 8, 2018 at 11:30am — 11 Comments

Dronecoria: Open Source Forest Restoration with Drones

Dear Drone Community,

As you probably know, our wildlife and nature is in danger, only last year millons of hectares was devastated by wildfire in California, Europe, and Asia. If we don't do anything, the…


Added by lot on February 7, 2018 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

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DIY Drones now at 87,000+ members

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We've now passed 87,000 members!

Thanks as always to all the community members who make this growth possible, and especially to the administrators and moderators who approve new…


Added by Chris Anderson on February 3, 2018 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Releasing FlytOS v1.5-5: Video streaming via FlytCloud and support for DJI

We are excited to announce the release of the FlytOS v1.5-5. You are requested to update your FlytOS using the OTA automatic update feature. This version of…


Added by Achal Negi on February 1, 2018 at 7:20am — 2 Comments

How to mount an Imalent DX80 flashlight on a drone ?

Hi guys,

This video is a fun project to mount an Imalent DX80 flashlight to a drone. For those who still do not know what is this monster DX80 flashlight, please watch my previous youtube video about it.

The idea is to not only support the flashlight vertically under the drone but also to control its pitch orientation and remotely be…


Added by Hugues on February 1, 2018 at 2:05am — No Comments

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