From the Lifeline Drones website:
Lifeline Drones is a cost effective and scalable series of custom designed networked 3-D printed drones.
With a payload of 3 kilograms, the drones can carry lab samples and medications to areas that are normally hard to reach in the event of a medical…
PX31 is a 44inch large wing with a payload of 150g-200g using a external pod its one of the earlier models I used as demonstrator mainly as a simple FPV drone
One of the highlights is its structure. Likewise this wing takes a lot of beating…
Northrop Grumman Corporation is sponsoring a team of high school students from Dickson College who are competing in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Outback Challenge 2013, aimed at promoting UAVs and demonstrating their vehicles in civilian applications.
As part of the UAV Challenge the students will develop their own UAV. They are required to design, build…Continue
ConservationDrones.org tested the vertical limit of the Techpod in open ocean and 30-40 km per hour wind conditions. We were aiming to reach 1 km above sea level. But the motor gave up at 700 m, from where the APM guided the Techpod down extremely well. During an attempted manual landing (on Stabilize mode), it crashed into a mangrove tree with damage only to the motor…Continue
The lagging federal effort to fully integrate drones into U.S. airspace is in danger of falling even further behind schedule.
A funding bill now before the Senate essentially would stop the process in its tracks by prohibiting the …Continue
ConservationDrones.org went to Glover's Reef in Belize upon the invitation of the Belize Fisheries Department and Wildlife Conservation Society. We explored the use of our drones for supporting enforcement of marine conservation areas.
Glover's Reef is about 50 km offshore with winds of 30-40 km per hour. We flew a modified version…Continue
I just got a 3DR quad with APM2.5+ with GPS, and I was itching to try out the mission planner and its ability to program a mission with GPS. Here's a video of my first successful flight!
I'm a pretty experienced multirotor guy with an xproheli xp2 and a Cinestar 8, but these are flown the old fashioned way. :-)
I just did a quick demo video to show Arducopter 3.0.1 flying a large electric heli. This is my new GreyHawk Maxi development frame. Loosely based on TRex 550 mechanics, stretched to 700 size, and with a direct drive tail rotor motor. The DD Tail gets rid of a lot of unreliable, noisy, vibrating geartrain. The heli is very smooth and you can…Continue
I'm pleased to report that after an initial successful flight at Easter I have my plane back in the air (helped by finding somewhere in London to fly it), this time with the full weight of the GoPro and corresponding ballast attached.
Its a stock EasyStar with added CF in the wing spars and up the tail to strengthen it, with the addition of APM2.5+3DR and a GoPro hung at the root of the port wing. To balance some lead shot is in the starboard wing towards…Continue
Scott Pham, from the Missouri Drones Journalism Program, has a great piece in Mashable about his sobering experience in the state legislature trying to fight misinformation about drone use:
In just five years from now, 7,500…
So I catch a Sidecar ride after the fantastic sUSB EXPO, and the driver and I are chatting about civilian drones. He totally gets the good things that can be done for agriculture, the environment, and other purposes.
As I am about to step out of…Continue
Hey everyone, so I don't have the APM tuned very well but at least its hitting waypoints and holding altitude and airspeed. I decided to get it flying and see just how long it would go. Here it the result:
this is the equipment list:…Continue
Andra Keay has a terrific report on RoboHub on last week's SUSBX conference in SF, which was really excellent (sold out, great speakers, fantastic venue). She highlights some themes, including the paradox of ITAR (intended to control arms, it actually often forces companies to become "arms dealers" because military sales are the only ones allowed), and public…Continue
This is a post about how to receive data from a I2CXL-MaxSonar ultrasonic sensor with RPi's GPIO. Maybe this information can be useful to you or it can save you some time. I am happy for some feedback or optimization proposals etc.
The I2CXL-MaxSonar sensor should be connected to the following RPi GPIO Pins (*):
3D Robotics gave a sneak preview of a comparatively cheap consumer drone at an unmanned aircraft convention in San Francisco this week.
The company's new quadcopter, or four-rotor helicopter, can be controlled from a tablet running an Android flight system or other similar app. The…
This video is doing by our VRGimbal user VR Gimbal with Sony 3D HXRNX3D1U ( 720 gr) in handeld mode…Continue
From the Washington Post:
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators say they have certified two types of unmanned aircraft for civilian use, a milestone…