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Thinking about designing multirotors to optimizing flight time

Designing electric multicopters for a specific flight time is a complex multidisciplinary optimization problem. This short blog post is some of my thoughts on how to think about this problem. Obviously, there so many different ways of doing this and welcome suggestions and other constructive…

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Added by Echo G on October 2, 2019 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

mRo Control Zero Autopilot for Unmanned Vehicles

mRo Control Zero Autopilot -- made in USA



The smallest and most powerful autopilot in the world of its kind created for unmanned vehicle builders made in USA!



A high-performance autopilot, specially…

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Added by Pedro Matabuena on September 30, 2019 at 10:00am — 10 Comments

XAG deploys crop-spraying drones to successfully protect 20m hectares

XAG-Adopts-AI-in-Fruit-Tree-Spraying

XAG has confirmed that its UAS crop protection services have covered an accumulated farmland of 20 million…

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Added by viya on September 29, 2019 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Heliguy to launch in the United States

Heliguy have spent 15 years becoming one of the leading drone supply and support companies in the world.

They have now announced that they are launching in the USA.

A new hub, in Dallas TX, will serve as Heliguy's home in the USA.

Heliguy bring with them a…

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Added by Sam Barnes on September 27, 2019 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

The Dumb-Battery Era is Over

Over the past couple of…

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Added by Echo G on September 22, 2019 at 4:30pm — 20 Comments

Introducing the GRIFLION M8 VOLT wingspan 2.5 meters RTK+PPK sport

Pixhawk FC university alumni discount available conditions apply!!!

 

A drone with a wingspan of 2.5 meters using PIX Hawk FC for …

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Added by OG on September 18, 2019 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Using Autonomous Drones for Inventory Counting in Warehouses





Cycle counting of warehouse inventory, a labor intensive but high-value business activity, can now be done…

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Added by Utsav Chopra on September 18, 2019 at 12:16am — 4 Comments

Pi-Connect on Indiegogo

After 6 months of research, development and testing, I've launched the Pi-Connect on Indiegogo. The Pi-Connect is an addon board (HAT) for the Raspberry Pi that provides easy and reliable integration with autonomous vehicles.

It provides:

  • 5.1V / 3.5A power supply
  • JSH-GH telemetry port for connection to a flight…
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Added by Stephen Dade on September 13, 2019 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

An easy way to use ArcticDEM data in UgCS

(image taken from https://www.pgc.umn.edu/data/arcticdem/)

I would like to say a big thanks again to ArcticDEM project (https://www.pgc.umn.edu/data/arcticdem/). Using their elevation data it is possible to fly drones…

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Added by Alexey Dobrovolskiy on September 12, 2019 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

37% Pre-order discount on Double frequency, multi-GNSS RTK wing drone - Dronee CORNETTE

We’re super excited to announce a few amazing improvements to our ever popular Dronee Plane wing mapping drone. Our second generation Dronee CORNETTE comes with two new versions ( RTK/PPK and ACCURATE) now offer the very best accuracy.

To ensure that our RTK/PPK version provides the best possible GPS…

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Added by Maksim P on September 11, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

DIY Portable IOS/QGC ground station

This document describes the design, construction and operation of a portable ground station that

can be used to implement QGroundControl (QGC) on an IOS device. The cost of this ground

station, excluding the IOS device, is reasonable and construction is straight-forward.

This portable ground station consists of the following…

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Added by David Eagle on September 6, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

China Drone Attack on Crop-Eating ‘Monster’ Shows 98% Kill Rate

By Bloomberg

By Bloomberg

An army of drones deployed to fight a crop-devouring pest in a southern area of China has recorded a mortality rate of as high as 98%, according to the manufacturer.

XAG, a Guangzhou-based drone maker, teamed up with Germany’s Bayer Crop Science in a drone swarm operation to…

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Added by viya on September 5, 2019 at 7:21pm — 1 Comment

Sputnik GIS free by Geoscan

We are pleased to announce a free version of Sputnik GIS software. Sputnik GIS is a professional drone surveying software for engineers, surveyors and urban planners: …

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Added by Shevelev Ilya on September 3, 2019 at 3:36am — No Comments

Landmark set to take off with drones

Jonathon Smith (left), Stratus Imaging, chats with Farmanco consultant Andrew Smith at last week's TECHSPO about the AeroShield drone spraying service using the XAG P30 drones

THE next step in drone…

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Added by viya on August 27, 2019 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Crowfunding Update, Four Years Later

Four years ago, Chris Anderson posted a list of delayed Kickstarter campaigns. I was intrigued by this list and came back to it a few times over the years. 2014 and 2015 was the peak of the drone hype.

Unsurprisingly, most crowdfunding campaigns were late. Surprisingly, however, most (10 out…

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Added by Charles Blouin on August 27, 2019 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Drones to one day swarm WA crops: innovator

Stratus Imaging operations manager and chief pilot Andrew Dedman with a Xaircraft drone at TECHSPO

Flying up to five drones at once above broadacre farms could be an eye in the sky for the State’s grain growers to manage crops, according to Stratus Imaging chief pilot Andrew Dedman.

Speaking from the…

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Added by viya on August 26, 2019 at 10:55pm — No Comments

SmartLink - 2x HD video, telemetry and control up to 20 km

Sky-Drones has launched a new product. It's called SMARTLINK, this is broadband digital datalink with integrated onboard computer. Two HD video channels, telemetry and control with ultra low latency and range up to 20 km. Fully supported…

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Added by Kirill on August 25, 2019 at 10:50am — 14 Comments

Thermal imaging drone to combat illegal protection of water sources

This morning, I saw a news report. In a reservoir in a city in China, law enforcement officers used drones equipped with thermal infrared cameras to detect nighttime illegal acts and take photos for evidence.

A water reservoir is undoubtedly a key place for a city and an important source of water for urban drinking. Therefore, how to effectively protect the water source, for law enforcement…

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Added by Kirk on August 22, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

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