In earlier posts I wrote about PyQuadSim, a Python-based flight simualator built on top of the Virtual Robot Experimentation Platform (V-REP). Although PyQuadSim enabled some pretty cool projects, it relied on a…Continue
Added by Simon D. Levy on May 31, 2016 at 7:22pm — No Comments
Another great swarming demo from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Not a new record of planes in the sky (which is 50), but an impressive launch rate of nine drones in nine seconds. All Pixhawk-powered Skywalker X8s.…Continue
The Ardupilot flight stack has an embedded compass calibrator, which has the advantage of providing a consistent behavior across different GCSs. Another good point of the internal calibrator when comparing to the algorithms implemented in the…Continue
After two successful editions with over 7000 photos published, amazing winning pictures and a huge international press coverage, we're launching the 3rd Dronestagram's photo contest, a new way of seeing the world and let your captures be one of the best aerial shots around the…Continue
Added by edupin on May 31, 2016 at 6:29am — No Comments
Copter-3.4-rc1 has been released for beta testing and can be downloaded using the Mission Planner's Install Firmware screen's beta firmware link. Some of the changes since Copter-3.3.3 are listed below.
1) EKF2 allows "boat mode" (attitude initialisation without gyro calibration)
The drone industry is booming right now. Drone manufacturers are either making it on their own, or joining with others to fight for a bigger market share. In this industry, customers don’t just care about the current products that are out on the market. They desire a brand that stays ahead of the curve, able to create and define the industry’s technology with never-before-seen innovations. Let’s have a look at several of the biggest brand names and their R&D…Continue
Added by Doctor Drone on May 30, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Sky-Drones has recently announced the release of SmartAP 4 - the latest generation autopilot. Now, SmartAP 4 and other products are available for purchase in online store. All SmartAP products are based on custom hardware and software…Continue
Added by Kirill on May 26, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
If you care about our hobby at all, we need to put pressure on the FAA about drone flyers like Casey Neistat.
Wow this is amazing! pity Im left handed!
Imagine flying your MR with this!Continue
Global Synchronized Autonomy #1 is rapidly approaching and with it, the need to safely manage the flight of multiple autonomous aircraft. Over the past few months, I've been fine tuning a distributed, browser based, UAV control system that I call the…Continue
The Exo360 brings together the latest in drone and VR technology for the ultimate immersive experience. With 5 integrated 4K cameras, the Exo360 offers an uninterrupted 360 video for use with your VR headsets. The footage can be viewed in real-time or uploaded to YouTube or Facebook360 upon landing.
The drone can capture video in both…Continue
Sky light: Dynamic set lighting from virtually any angle. Just pop it up and hover, or use Solo’s smart technology to track with your subject. The light plugs into Solo's accessory bay, so you can even use it at the same time you use your gimbaled GoPro.....…Continue
What originally started as a hobby project can now be downloaded for iOS and Android: Our App DroneVR turns an iOS or Android phone into a virtual reality headset for flying drones in FPV cockpit perspective.
Currently the app works with DJI drones such as the Phantom 2 Vision+, the Phantom 3…
Local Motors had one of their most successful co-creation challenges in the past 40 days with the launch of ACDC (Airbus Cargo Drone Challenge). The challenge started with mostly…Continue
It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's a 78,000!
Despite the site being on-and-off down for nearly a week this month as you can see on the right side of the traffic graph above (the fault of Ning, our hosting provider -- you can see the sorry story of their tech…Continue
This is an example of risk based planning for a flight across a city in the PX4 SITL. The drone avoids flying too close to buildings or through confined spaces where it might loose GPS reception. PX4's Vilhjálmur Vilhjálmsson is working on bringing this to outdoor flights this summer.
Hello dear readers. I have for many years engaged in unmanned aerial vehicles. In my experience, at the moment, the most urgent type of this helicopter type aircraft.
Pros, very compact size, a little preparation for the flight. The ability to safely take-off and landing into the wind 15 m / s, we have tested up to 20 m / s. Long flight.
I want to…