February 2018 Blog Posts (20)

Flight Test For Eagle Eye-10IE 10X EO/IR Drone Zoom Camera

Eagle Eye-10IE is a 3-axis high stabilized gimbal with EO(electro-optical) and IR(infrared) sensors for drone inspection,surveillance,search and rescue applications.The 10X zoom camera provides 1080P 60FPS full HD video streaming and up to 120X zoom capability,which will enable you to capture every detail in the air.While the thermal camera…


Added by yangdaonline on February 28, 2018 at 11:20pm — 4 Comments

ZTW Spider Pro 100A ESC for Agricultural Drones Test Video

1 x ZTW ESC 100A HV (6-12s Lipo) Waterproof for Big Drones



Added by FMS RC airplane on February 28, 2018 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Thermal-Inertial Localization for Autonomous Navigation of Aerial Robots through Obscurants

Dear community,

We would like to share the following result on aerial robotic navigation through obscurants. The test took place in a smoke-filled machine-shop environment.



Added by Kostas Alexis on February 25, 2018 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Indoor Obstacle Avoidance with ArduCopter and TeraRanger sensors

At Terabee we did some intensive experiments with TeraRanger Tower and Pixhawk running ArduCopter. The purpose of the experiment was to explore the obstacle avoidance indoors using rangefinders only.

In our setup we used TeraRanger Tower with 8 sensors (in a…


Added by Mateusz Sadowski on February 21, 2018 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Skydiddy startup

Really impressive demos from Skydio in Redwood City. Quad copter startups have been hit or miss & it looks like the same pile of plastic scrap that every startup besides Apple produces, but what they showed here was exactly what I wanted to do for years, with ground vehicles. It looks like it could really navigate…


Added by Jack Crossfire on February 20, 2018 at 3:54pm — 5 Comments

UAV/Drone thermal imaging camera for gas detection – Workswell GIS-320

Thermal imaging camera for gas detection

Under certain circumstances, infra-red cameras are highly suitable for detecting gas escapes and the presence of gas in the air. They can be also helpful during tests on improving environmental safety. A thermal camera can detect…


Added by Workswell on February 20, 2018 at 11:46am — 1 Comment

Using Intel Aero with UgCS

Intel Aero is a cool little drone for developers that can be configured for various tasks and applications.

Due to it's versatility it's also possible to use it with UgCS. In this guide we will explain how.

1. Install latest firmware on vehicle. We did our tests on version 1.6.1. Prepare vehicle to flight according vehicle manual and make some…


Added by Kristaps Brass on February 20, 2018 at 6:22am — 1 Comment

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 — 3 Comments

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 to interface with pixhawk to read the cell voltages of flight…

Added by Echo G on February 16, 2018 at 9:00am — 11 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

3D Robotics
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 — 2 Comments

3D Robotics
Training a drone using OpenAI gym and ROS

From this post by Ricardo Tellez:

OpenAI has released the …


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 — 12 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

3D Robotics
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 members, blog posts and otherwise respond to questions and keep…


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 FlytOS introduces RPi camera support for video streaming over…


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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