March 2018 Blog Posts (33)

Boeing cargo Drone Prototype. Does this make sense?

This Boeing experience seems very interesting to me. This octocopter is the biggest I've seen. I estimate that the propellers should be about 2100mm.

I ask some questions about whether this really makes sense:

Batteries and flight time: 7 or 15 minutes is enough?

This prototype could…


Added by Josip Nunth on March 30, 2018 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

World's First Graffiti Drone (Part 1)

Graffiti drone - a project by Tsuru Robotics, implemented in association with Interactive Lab, has become a truly unique undertaking. If only because, no one before us, had designed the painter drone, with complete automatic control. The demonstration of this wonder took place in the Winzavod Center of Contemporary Art, in Moscow. Misha Most, the artist, was drawing on a computer, which prefigured drone’s trajectory.

It looked natural and…


Added by Tsuru Robotics on March 29, 2018 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

Coax Helicopter Drone

Added by Jiaqi Hu on March 29, 2018 at 2:30am — 4 Comments

6S8P 22.2V 28Ah 80A Panasonic NCR18650GA battery pack for large UAV

6S8P 22.2V 28Ah 80A Panasonic NCR18650GA battery pack

Technical specs and performances

  • Cell count: 48 (same rank cells)
  • Cell type: Panasonic NCR18650GA – Made in Japan
  • Electrochemistry: Lithium-ion NCA (LiNiCoAlO2)
  • DC IR: less than 38mΩ
  • Series-Parallel-Connected Cells: 6S8P
  • Current capacity: 28Ah (28000 mAh)
  • Voltage…

Added by Cristian Miuta on March 28, 2018 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

"Jarvis, please take-off": DIY voice controlled drone


I've made a proof of concept of a voice controlled UAV using a Parrot Bebop 2. Voice recognition is done in a Raspberry Pi 3 thanks to it is done offline, you do not need internet.

Here is a small demo :

As you can see…


Added by Benoît Courty on March 28, 2018 at 5:30am — No Comments

ZTW will Join 2018 Hobby Expo China at Beijing City

2018 Hobby Expo China data

As the significant annual gathering of the hobby and model industry, Hobby Expo China focuses on the innovation, the state of the art technologies and the next trend of the industry. Since its establishment in 2001, Hobby Expo…

Added by FMS RC airplane on March 28, 2018 at 12:30am — No Comments

A Guide to Camera Settings for Photogrammetry Routes in UgCS

The quality of images taken when using UgCS photogrammetry tool is highly dependent…


Added by Kristaps Brass on March 27, 2018 at 7:50am — 2 Comments

Secure Pprzlink released

Dear DIY Drones community,

I am very happy to announce a release of a secure version of Pprzlink. Pprzlink is a communication protocol for Paparazzi autopilot. Secure in this…


Added by Michal Podhradsky on March 26, 2018 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

RC Airplane Racing at Yantai city,China, 200 hobby student joined it

The Rc airplane Race  returned to the National Games event. On the 21st, the Yantai City 7th National Fitness Games Aeromodelling Competition was held in Yantai Hi-tech Zone Experimental Middle School. From the 16 teams in the Yanwei area, nearly 200…


Added by FMS RC airplane on March 26, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The 1st fatality caused by a self driving car

There has never been a fad held in as much secrecy as the self driving car craze. It's been 15 years of startups, yet no source code or algorithm has ever…


Added by Jack Crossfire on March 25, 2018 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

[COMMUNITY] - Today, Ardupilot banned to me from and my related Ardupilot project.

Well, that's happening.

I don't know what's happening inside the Ardupilot community, it's really a community project or what else?.

But as i know and you know, the community doesn't make it private any related project, Ardupilot is a Free Software and open sourced project for…


Added by hiroshi takey on March 23, 2018 at 12:30pm — 24 Comments

Comparing Precision of Autopilots for Survey Missions - Yuneec H520


After somewhat of a gap we have reached the next episode in our series of autopilot precision. In this series of videos / articles we test multiple drone autopilots in terms of precision by flying them on a simple photogrammetry route created in UgCS mission…


Added by Kristaps Brass on March 23, 2018 at 4:51am — No Comments

How to avoid accidents in Agricultural Drone operations

How to avoid accidents when  Agricultural Drone  operations??

At the time of spring ploughing, the flying defense season came one after another, and the plant protection drones had to start again. In the new year, more newcomers joined the FPS, and the Eagles Xiaobian compiled several common accidents and avoidance methods.


1. Stay Cables Stay Cables are…


Added by FMS RC airplane on March 22, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

F1 FPV Drone Racing in 2018 at Shanghai International Automobile City

On March 16th 2018

Bund big screen

Mystery notice

Countless people stop to watch…


Added by FMS RC airplane on March 22, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The first FPV racing at ShangHai ,China on 18th.March.2018

On March 18, the 2018 through the machine race contest opening ceremony - Shanghai International Automobile City through the machine race contest, held in Shanghai International Automobile City in Jiading, Shanghai. Twelve leading manufacturers from Japan, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Jiangxi, and Dongguan used the event's custom drones: FK MK1 staged an air F1 racing competition. ZTW Brushless ESC…


Added by FMS RC airplane on March 21, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments

10 km high flight with a 1kg quadcopter!

I was quite surprised to see a quadcopter flying that high! It was done by Денис Корякин as shown on his youtube channel.


Receiver: TrueRC 5.8GHz X²-AIR Antenna RHCP

FPV glasses: Furious True-D V3.5 Diversity Receiver System

Video transmission: Antenna FOXEER Thor 60mm…


Added by Charles Blouin on March 19, 2018 at 7:30pm — 14 Comments

Wireless Power Network For Drones: Behind The Scene Of GET Tech

About GET

GET is the world leader in distance wireless power transmission. An electrically powered drone can recharge and fly indefinitely via efficient safe high power in-flight rapid recharging in a GET power hotspot. The company’s distance wireless charging technologies uniquely enable drone delivery and many…


Added by Dmitry Skotnikov on March 19, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

SinoGNSS K-family GNSS OEM Boards by ComNav Technology Ltd.

ComNav Technology Ltd. develops and manufactures multi-constellation, multi-frequency GNSS RTK/PPK engine boards and receivers for ultimate high precision positioning applications. With more than 100000 pieces boards delivered to the market and their successful application during past 6 years, ComNav Technology Ltd. is…


Added by Wade Zhang on March 18, 2018 at 8:19pm — 2 Comments

Detailed Inspection of 18km, 138kV Transmission Line by Automated Drone


In Spring 2017, Aeriosense provided its services to Allteck Line Contractors Inc., an industry leader in transmission line maintenance whose expertise ranges from design and installation to maintenance and repair of high-voltage infrastructure. Allteck was looking to achieve more efficient, more cost-effective detailed inspection of high-voltage transmission lines.

Using Aeriosense's automated drone inspection solution on an 18 km, 138kV…


Added by Kyle on March 16, 2018 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

How to Build a FPV Racing Quadcopter!

Thanks to Lumenier for providing parts for this build: After learning about the world of FPV quadcopter racing, we couldn't wait to build our own. With the help of Lumenier and FPV quadcopter flyer Charpu, we learn about all the components needed to build a solid mini racing quadcopter for…


Added by FMS RC airplane on March 16, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments

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