April 2019 Blog Posts (8)

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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uAvionix, ProfiCNC, and HEX announce ADS-B IN capability for The Cube Autopilot

uAvionix, designer and manufacturer of communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) equipment for unmanned and manned aircraft today announced a partnership with CubePilot (ProfiCNC and Hex) designer and manufacturer of the world…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on April 18, 2019 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

FW-250 Fixed Wing VTOL Plane With 2 Hours Endurance

YANGDA FW-250 is a reliable and affordable VTOL fixed-wing plane designed for long-range inspection, survey, aerial photography, agriculture, search and rescue and public safety applications. As a fixed-wing UAV with…

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Added by yangdaonline on April 10, 2019 at 8:50pm — 5 Comments

Delta Manipulander - Adaptive Landing and 3DOF-Manipulation in One System

A hybrid drone attachment which can pick up, transport, and manipulate objects as well as adaptive land on uneven terrain.

Key advantages

Manipulation Mode:

- Delta-robot like 3DOF manipulation

- Precise and fast manipulation

- Low moving masses, less disturbance of rotorcraft flight…

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Added by Mortz Arns on April 7, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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DIY Drones now at 90,000 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 90,000 members!

A few observations on this milestone:

  • It took 12 years to get to 90k members. It's a marathon, not a sprint
  • Although this is a zero-person operation (it runs itself,…
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Added by Chris Anderson on April 6, 2019 at 6:17pm — 4 Comments

New: Online course on Cargo Drones in Public Health

Dear All,

We're pleased to announce the upcoming launch of our newest online course, which several colleagues at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) have already…

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Added by Patrick Meier on April 3, 2019 at 3:45am — 3 Comments

Open Source Drone for Aerial Sowing after Wildfires

As you probably know, the increasing temperatures as created a generation of wild fires that are destroying the forests of California, Chile, Spain, Asia, and other different dry areas of the world.

With this problem in mind we have created this hexacopter to perform Automatic Aerial Restorations. We used digital fabrication…

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Added by lot on April 2, 2019 at 8:00am — 1 Comment


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The problem with airspeed sensors

Airspeed sensors have been a major concern for both manned, and unmanned aviation alike. Yet almost every fixed wing or VTOL vehicle is dependent on it. So what is wrong with these sensors and why are they used?

How an airspeed sensor should work

A standard airspeed sensors consists of a pitot tube, a temperature sensor and 2 pressure sensors. The pitot tube has 2 ports (holes), one at the tip (like an injection needle) which is called the dynamic port, and…

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Added by sander on April 2, 2019 at 5:30am — 24 Comments

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