As many of you know I’ve been researching and writing about agriculture drone solutions since early 2012. I recently came across this OpEd in PrecisionAg titled “Opinion: The Agricultural Drone War Is Over, And They Lost” and read it with great…Continue
Finally had the time for the next flight. I increased the Roll and Pitch gain settings as the first two flights were quite sluggish to control inputs. I was hoping to complete the "Manual" mode trim setup this flight but I continue to have too much starboard roll for the trim setting on the controller.
Banggood is now taking pre-orders for a VTOL wing. It seems to be the holy grail of VTOL to me - no redundant motors, no extra servos, so it's a simple, reliable, and above all, efficient.…Continue
In this short blog series I'm outlining the hardware and software of The Groundhog, my entry into the recent MAAXX-Europe autonomous drone competition held at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Connecting the Raspberry Pi 3 to the Pixhawk took quite some working out, so I am hoping that by publishing my own step by step checklist, it may help others…Continue
Our sister site, DIY Robocars, is running joint outdoor event with Self Racing Cars at the Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA. You can sign up here. We're going to be running a courses for smaller autonomous…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on March 30, 2017 at 11:50am — No Comments
This is the third week of our autopilot precision series. In this series of articles / videos we test the precision of different drones / autopilots by flying them on a standard photogrammetry mission created in UgCS.
Last two weeks we published the results of DJI Phantom 4 and DJI Naza-M V2. This week we look at how well MikroKopter Quad XL performed on…
From basic configuration to the GCS utilities, from planning complex drone missions to visualizing data analysis report - Mobile and Web Application Interfaces have an important role to play in any commercial drone…Continue
Global Multirotor Drones Market: Overview
The operation of multirotor drones is much simpler as compared to other drones and is hence preferred over the other types of drones. By changing the speed of the rotor and through the adjustment of thrust produced by each rotor, multirotor drones can be controlled. Application of multirotor drones is seen in business and commerce, defense and law enforcements. There will be a significant increase in the use of multirotor…Continue
Added by Allan Leonetti on March 29, 2017 at 5:29am — No Comments
On 20 April 2017, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Stony Brook University will host a one day meeting in Washington DC tentatively titled “Cross-learning to Accelerate the Humanitarian Use of Drones”. In advance of that invitation-only conference, the organizers are surveying experts and thought leaders in the fields of aviation, aviation law and regulation, public policy, international development, supply chain logistics,…Continue
Added by Dan on March 28, 2017 at 4:45pm — No Comments
DJI Proposes Electronic Identification Framework For Small Drones
The main objective behind the in-depth study is to analyze the drone payload market concept as well as to define, describe and forecast the market on the basis of type, end user and region.
Talking about the…Continue
The rotor diameter is 93 cm (36.6 in) and will operate at 1,410 rpm generating 2,000 g's of acceleration at the rotor tip, and developing 1,600 Lbs of tension in the flexelem rod due to centrifugal force. The blade (pair) is designed to generate 104 Lbs of lift with a power consumption…Continue
Ardupilot developer and Mission Planner author Michael Oborne gave a talk at the Ardupilot 2017 Unconference about little known features of Mission Planner. A video of the talk is available, with Michael discussing items including APSync, FFT (Fast Fourier…Continue
Added by Olivier on March 27, 2017 at 8:04pm — No Comments
We just released a new research report (free) titled “Five Valuable Business Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction.” This is the first in a new series of white papers sponsored by…Continue
Added by Colin Snow on March 27, 2017 at 12:16pm — No Comments
Can be disassembled and…Continue
Thought it about time I posted something about my new project, which is all about getting way too many sensors airborne on something interesting. I've flown fixed wing models before (many years ago), multirotors look like more fun.
So far I have a PixFalcon, a Pi2 and Mega 2560. The Pi2 provides redundant connectivity (WiFi & 3G…Continue
I would like to introduce you to an Open…Continue
To anyone considering a purchase from nemorc.com or dronada.com i would like to warn you of the following.
The store is owned by Phillippe Cosyn from Moldova, someone who is known to scam and has previously done so under the name RCMOLD-STORE.COM. (https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?1680460-RCMOLD-store)
He now operates under nemorc.com.
After transferring funds to him he…
The BeagleBone Blue is an open…Continue