September 2017 Blog Posts (40)

3D Robotics
Eagles vs Drones (spoiler: Eagles win)

From the Wall Street Journal:

SYDNEY— Daniel Parfitt thought he’d found the perfect drone for a two-day mapping job in a remote patch of the Australian Outback. The roughly $80,000 machine had a wingspan of 7 feet and…


Added by Chris Anderson on September 30, 2017 at 5:08pm — 10 Comments

SidePilot, iOS Arudcopter GCS - Version 1.30 - Generic BLE support!

This is SidePilot's biggest release yet, with the highlight for the DIY community being generic BLE module support (HM-10, etc)!

Now, using a cheap bluetooth 4.0 module, you can connect and control your Arducopter (Basic PX4 support) drone with your iOS device!

What doe this update include:



  • Panorama Mode - Take a set number of photos while yaw'ing. Currently does not trigger if not using Solo,…

Added by Tom on September 30, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

How to measure height of a ceiling in 2017 using modern technology :)

Modern technology can help to end a simple argument about matters like how high this ceiling:) If the ones that argue are Engineers then this has to be solved in a proper way. Well, how? Using a laser meter? Yikes! is this the best you come up with?  

Drones... Barometric Pressure... 3D printer... Drones... Barometric  Altimeter... Are you catching where I am going through? 

We have a lot of flying stuff at the office but Parrot Cargo…


Added by Mustafa TULU on September 29, 2017 at 12:00am — No Comments

3D Robotics
Our DIY Robocars sister community in the news

Jalopnik covers our DIY Robocars sister community. If you're in the Bay Area or one of the other half-dozen areas with these races, join us!  We'll also be competing in the Sparkfun AVC in Denver in October,

Added by Chris Anderson on September 26, 2017 at 7:02am — 5 Comments

12X 1080P IR Laser Night Vision Drone Zoom Camera

Sky Eye-12NL is one 1080P 12X zoom camera designed for multirotors to carry out night vision mission like inspection,surveillance,search and rescue,due to its powerful night vision capability.It consists of one 1080P 12X stellar zoom camera and a IR laser illuminator served as an auxiliary IR light for the zoom camera.The…


Added by yangdaonline on September 26, 2017 at 3:30am — 5 Comments

Introducing SmartAP MAX

Sky-Drones is proud to announce the release of SmartAP MAX - perfect solution for the variety of drones applications with outstanding reliability and flight performance. SmartAP MAX provides maximum capabilities in minimum dimensions. 

  • Miniature: Compact size and light weight makes integration of the flight controller into any type of the drone quick…

Added by Kirill on September 25, 2017 at 9:01am — 8 Comments

I built a thermalling drone.


I hope you like my narrated tour of my recent flight. It is based on MatrixPilot.

Many thanks to the UavDevBoard development team.



Added by GliderUAV on September 23, 2017 at 2:08am — 10 Comments

Precision of Vertical Maneuvers – It's All About Safety


Not long ago we did tests with multiple different drones to find out how precisely can they follow a standard photogrammetry route -

The quality of obtained data will mostly…


Added by Kristaps Brass on September 21, 2017 at 5:42am — 13 Comments

Why the need For an 2,4ghz RC uplink?

Hi all,

I Have a plan to build my own handheld groundcontroll station and was thinking about the 2,4ghz rc side of things... With having  a 433mhz telemetry uplink is there any need for a Traditional RC link?

If my Thinking is correct the 3DR Solo uses the Telemetry signal for RC controll Too, Correct me if im wrong! If they…


Added by luke cooke on September 20, 2017 at 11:10am — 12 Comments

R-Line 850mAh 95C 4S Racing Drone Battery

As we know, Tattu R-Line battery is specifically designed for professional FPV racing competitions, they are more powerful t

han any graphine battery. Higher capacity, lower internal resistance and lower landing temperatures won the pilots’ love. Now I found Tattu r-line released 850mAh 4s 95c racing drone battery

Tattu R-Line 850mAh 14.8V 95C 4S1P Lipo Battery Pack…


Added by sarah lee on September 19, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Building a sub-500 gram (< 1.1 pound) quadcopter

I wanted to build a lightweight quadcopter frame for some time, and I've eventually found time to do it. Hereby I summarize some aspects of the build that allowed me to save weight.

Note that this is a summary of the complete post in my blog.

I’ve chosen to build a very simple X frame for this build. The frame is made out…


Added by yannis on September 18, 2017 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

CyPhy Works in Danvers, MA is hiring!

10 years ago I was flying and posting videos here developing my own autopilots and autonomous vehicles. Eventually this lead into a full time career in drones and ultimately landed me here at CyPhy works! Maybe others out there want to do this for a living? We're hiring!

Cyphy Works is in Danvers, MA-- We're looking for Senior level software engineers with controls experience.  People who write C/C++ and make things fly. What better place to find you guys…


Added by Tj Bordelon on September 18, 2017 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

PX4 Sapog and friends

Quite some time has passed since our last post on the topic, so it's time to make another one.


For those uninitiated, PX4 Sapog is an open source ESC design which you can get familiar with right here: Over the last months, the following noteworthy things happened to the project:

  • Proper…

Added by Zubax Robotics on September 17, 2017 at 1:33pm — 13 Comments

New Vibration Analysis & Dynamic Balancing Software

DynexHobby are proud to announce AirTune, the simplest and most advanced vibration analysis tool for drones and RC models. AirTune has been optimised to perform balancing on out-runner motors, two and three bladed propellers as well as an analysis tool to identify critical structural frequencies. Ideally suited for larger setups this tool will be a valuable…


Added by DynexHobby on September 15, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

How To Be A Distributor Of A Billion-Dollar Market


According to a new study, the global commercial UAV market is expected to reach $2.07 billion by 2022. Increasing applications in law enforcement and geo mapping are expected to drive commercial UAV industry growth over the forecast period. Commercial drones are finding applications across various industry verticals globally. Every jindustrialized country in the world…


Added by on September 15, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

ArduSub 3.5.1 Released with Companion and QGC Updates

Hello everyone! The ArduSub development team is proud to announce our third stable release with a number of new features and reliability improvements. This release is also important because it is the first time we are…


Added by Rustom Jehangir on September 14, 2017 at 3:46pm — No Comments

New thermal imaging system from Workswell

Workswell is the world leader in the field of thermal imaging systems for UAV (drones) and although the nearly two year old Workswell WIRIS thermal imaging system still has not found successors, we are coming to the market with new inovation.

Working title for this new system is "Workswell WIRIS mini" and, just like Workswell WIRIS years ago, this system…


Added by Workswell on September 14, 2017 at 7:17am — 1 Comment

What if you could make anything lighter and stronger?

Drag drop & shop composite connectors, tubing and plane next to any Fusion360 Design next time you are designing something that needs to be strong. Or just send us a hand sketch and we will be glad to help you get organized. go to and learn more about light weight designs for just about any…


Added by Composites Connectors on September 13, 2017 at 2:30pm — 10 Comments

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