July 2017 Blog Posts (33)

DIY design & build of a foldable 300 class quadcopter (9" props)


Here is a DIY design & build of a small  (300 class, 9" props) compact foldable  quadcopter you can take in a backpack, weighing less than a kilogram (including a Drotek RTK GPS, CUAV V3 pro pixhawk autopilot , telemetry radio)

It can fly a good 30 minutes with a 3-axis Gopro type gimbal (subject of part2). The frame is…


Added by Hugues on July 31, 2017 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

E-flite Convergence Vtol test


Added by Jack on July 30, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

3KG Lift test for my Cargo Drone, with video!

Today I've made a new test of 3KG payload drone, I'm working on a cargo drone since 2015 so this is a great result for me, I'm also working on autonomous flight system for my drone there is the newsletter of the project: http://eepurl.com/cUJnJr

and here is the site:…


Added by Nicolai Valenti on July 28, 2017 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

New Level of Performance with Single Frequency RTK Receiver

With enough satellite signals, single frequency RTK receiver works well under open sky environment. Of available ones on the market, we have yet to see one that works well in environment with surrounding trees and buildings. The above video shows a new level of performance with our soon to be released update firmware enabling to work under…


Added by Oliver Huang on July 28, 2017 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Two Ardupilot News Items: Copter 3.5; The Solo Lives On

In case you missed it, some great news items in the last couple weeks, from the Ardupilot development powerhouse:

- Release of Copter 3.5

- The Solo lives on

Copter 3.5 is a major release with an extensive list of new features and improvements, including support for visual odometry, obstacle avoidance, RTK…


Added by Olivier on July 27, 2017 at 8:24pm — 3 Comments

THOR hybrid UAV hovers like a helicopter, flies like a plane

The THOR prototype can transition from hover to fixed-wing cruise mode by rotating its wings into ...

The THOR prototype can transition from hover to fixed-wing cruise mode by rotating its wings into alignment

Conventional multicopter drones are excellent at hovering and VTOL, but they can't cover long distances as efficiently as fixed-wing aircraft. A team of students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design is trying to get the best of both worlds with the Transformable HOvering…


Added by Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV) on July 27, 2017 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Searching for heavy duty applications for HYBRiX20

Hi all!
It's been two years since we started with the HYBRiX development!!! Since some months ago we feel that development is finishing and that HYBRiX20 meets almost all the specifications that we said at the beginning.
There are a lot of challenges left to face but right now we have the feeling that HYBRiX20 is ready to do important…

Added by jlcortex on July 27, 2017 at 7:51am — 24 Comments

FlytPi – A Turnkey companion computer pre-loaded with FlytOS Commercial Edition [Available for Order]

Order your FlytPi Kit here

We, at FlytBase, are on a mission to empower drone developers and help them accelerate development of drone applications. Over last few months, we have introduced a suite of products, including, …


Added by Achal Negi on July 26, 2017 at 10:09pm — 5 Comments

Optical Drone Swarming - Dobby with Snapdragon Flight & AprilTags

This is an example of a swarm that only uses OpenCV and AprilTags for Navigation.  It was very cleverly executed by Zerotech, the makers of the Dobby drone, which uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight Controller.   This swarm uses AprilTags on a mat on the ground and moves around by locating tags on the included mat.

No GPS -…


Added by Bill Piedra on July 25, 2017 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

3D Robotics
Dronecode updates for July: new QGroundControl, FPGA autopilot, PX4 1.6

Lots of news and updates from the Dronecode team this month: 

1) The Aerotenna OcPoC autopilot (video above) now supports the Dronecode/PX4 software stack!

● FPGA and dual-core ARM processors in…


Added by Chris Anderson on July 22, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Tattu 30A BLHeli_S ESC Review

Gens Ace and the Tattu brand has a strong reputation in high-performance batteries. Recently, they expanded into speed controllers with the Tattu 30A BLHeli_S ESC, and sent us a set to review.

What's Included

An ESC is a basic component, and often sold in nothing more than a static bag. These Tattu ESCs aim for a higher standard and are supplied in a sleek black box. Inside are the ESCs, of course, as…


Added by sarah lee on July 19, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Y4 Copter modification

Hello everyone !!!

I started three months ago in the realization of a Y4Copter completely modify homemade. 

I realized the chassis of my wooden quadcopter of 18mm by 18mm that one finds in the stores of do-it-yourself for the sum of 3 euros, I used aluminum chair seats for assembly and 4mm plywood .

I chose to change the location of the rear engines on my Y4, instead of…


Added by Jonas LISIMA on July 19, 2017 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Hanley Innovations Upgrades Stallion 3D to Version 5.0

Stallion 3D is a 3D aerodynamics analysis software package developed by Dr. Patrick Hanley of Hanley Innovations (a Florida business that develops aerodynamics software for education and small businesses). Starting with only the STL file, Stallion 3D is an all-in-one Windows software tool that rapidly validate conceptual and preliminary aerodynamic designs of aircraft,…


Added by Patrick Hanley on July 19, 2017 at 7:50am — 9 Comments

Best support Canadians

Some pretty awful proposed regulations have reared their ugly head. Should there be a comment period folks from around the world ought to chip in!

Added by Gary Mortimer on July 19, 2017 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Accessing UgCS Video Stream

When doing custom integration projects with UgCS, sometimes it might not be enough to only have the video stream window displayed in UgCS client. In this article we will explain in a few steps the simple process of accessing the stream.

The Video streamer component is located in UgCS service-manager in system tray.

Video streamer can stream from…


Added by Kristaps Brass on July 19, 2017 at 2:10am — No Comments

Cyclone Hybrid Vehicle (Tailsitter)

Together, the Dronelab at ENAC in Toulouse and the MAVLab at TU Delft have developed the Cyclone. It is a hybrid drone of the tailsitter type, with just 4 actuators. In the video, we show autonomous flight, ranging…


Added by Ewoud Smeur on July 19, 2017 at 2:00am — 5 Comments

New frame for my cargo drone and upcoming 4KG PAYLOAD test

In these days, while waiting for the waypoint navigation hardware, I'm working on the new frame for my cargo drone, and on the new box, I'm also planning for 4KG PAYLOAD test, after the first of 2kg, I've now got 580kv motors so I have better a thrust, if you want to stay informed on this project please subscribe to the newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cUJnJr  or take a look at my site: …


Added by Nicolai Valenti on July 17, 2017 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

A little laugh - DIY Chickens

A little laugh with a joke  starring my chickens, Penny and Pepsi :)

 Oh yes, even chickens may benefit from Arduino tech.

Next step : make ardurover find the path to the chickens house, then recognize if eggs are layed and pick up them up Can DEVs take care of that in a next release ? :)

Added by Hugues on July 15, 2017 at 12:16pm — 9 Comments

Flying over sea with H2 hybrid powered drone

H2 Hybrid powered multirotor drone flying over sea from Penglai to Chang island in Shandong province, China.

H2 Hybrid powersystem introduction:

core weight:4kg;

output power:1.8kw/continuous,2kw/peak;



Added by zhangqi on July 14, 2017 at 7:30am — 10 Comments

[URUS TEST] - First test Urus Protocol

Hello Dev! great news!

finally after 9 month testing and developing the all Urus ecosystem, we have the first test video using the Urus Protocol - Urus System and running with Ardupilot master scheduler for this time on Arduino board and on Android app.

I'm sorry for the late support the community at the proposed time about 18 month…


Added by hiroshi takey on July 13, 2017 at 11:27pm — 9 Comments

Monthly Archives
















© 2020   Created by Chris Anderson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service