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Freeman2300—Multi-purpose vertical take-off and landing fixed wing

It has a wingspan of 2300mm, a fuselage of 1070mm, and a maximum take-off weight of 8kg. It can carry a variety of tilt cameras (within 900g), a battery of 6S 22000mah, a flight speed of 16m/s, and a endurance of 60+km.


User manual:…


Added by makeflyeasy on July 23, 2019 at 12:20am — No Comments

50th man on the moon ANNIVERSARY

Hi DIY DRONES friends,

Because of the "man on the moon" 50TH anniversary I would like to share with you the 3d printed moon project. It is a 22 GB digital model from Nasa LRO data that can be any size 3d printed. 




Added by Jonatan Domenech on July 20, 2019 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Freeman - vertical take-off and landing fixed wing

Freedman -- is a vertical take-off and landing fixed wing with tilting transformation. The wing length is 2.1 meters, the flight speed is 18m/s, the A7R camera is mounted, the battery is 6S16000mah, the flight time is 70 minutes, the take-off weight is 6.5kg.

Added by makeflyeasy on July 18, 2019 at 6:16am — 6 Comments

High frequency signal injection and field orientation control for brushless motors

After my field orientation control algo worked, I applied it to the quadrotor that I am building. Then, I noticed there are about 30% of chance of reverse spin in any of the hour motors. Then, things get pretty challenging, there are only about 0.7^4 of change that all motor will spin in correct direction. In real life, it is painful to start the…


Added by YC on July 13, 2019 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Airbot Systems Mini carrier board combo

We are happy to introduce our new PCB boards, dedicated to the use of the famous Pixhawk autopilot : the Cube!

The Mini carrier board now comes with a Mini PDB 180A, that would help to keep the drone assembly as clean and compact as possible. You can find more details on the user manual (bottom of product page)…


Added by Airbot Systems on July 9, 2019 at 6:46am — 2 Comments

Share live stream and control drone with multi GCS ( one drone - multi GCS)

We are developing a function to share the stream video and controller drone with multi Ground control station (2-3 or more GCS) via internet ( wifi, 4G LTE).

For example: Have 2 GCS control drone same time (A…


Added by XBStation 4G UAV Solution on July 8, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

What happened to open source tracking cameras?

They began with the Skydio, a quad copter which could follow subjects through forests with only machine vision.  Today, subject tracking cameras based on machine vision have reached consumers in standalone packages, the facebook portal, the…


Added by Jack Crossfire on July 5, 2019 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

uBlox ZED-F9P new GPS test (and comparison to M8 series)


This is a quick test and comparison between uBlox F9 and M8 series GPS. uBlox ZED-F9P is a multiband GPS that theoritically gets a better precision and faster acquisition.

Test was done using Ardusimple's SimpleRTK2B evaluation board.



Added by Hugues on July 5, 2019 at 9:09am — 1 Comment

VTOL testflight

Simple testflight of my E-Flite Convergence equipped with a pixracer flight controller complemented with a "sbus to pwm" home-made circuit to extend the number of servo outputs. Flight stack: Ardupilot Quadplane; Flight mode: loiter.

Added by andre van calster on July 2, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

Thermal camera for drones - range performance

We are very often asked about thermal camera performance to detect man-sized target (approx 1.7x0.5m) or detect small car (approx 2.5m x 2.5m). So we decided to create a short video that shows the thermal camera capability to detect  different sized objects (car, person, tractor etc.) at different distances (more in…


Added by Workswell on July 2, 2019 at 8:50am — No Comments

Stable Power Supply 5V-5A for Raspberry Pi on your Drone

Make your Companion Computer more stable, not suddenly reset by fluctuating power supply in fly time, reduce noise by the devices like ESC, motor, servo……


Added by XBStation 4G UAV Solution on June 29, 2019 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Autonomous Flying using the RealSense T265 Tracking Camera in GPS Denied Environment

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As part of a Google Summer Of Code (GSOC). I have the privilege to Mentor a talented PhD Student of the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, named Thien Nguyen.

Since the beginning of this project , Thien has delivered a series of Labs to serve not only as milestones for the project but also a step-by-step guideline for anyone who wishes to learn about using the power of computer vision for autonomous robot to follow. The…


Added by Patrick Poirier on June 26, 2019 at 2:46am — 11 Comments

3D Robotics
NXP is giving away 100 PX4-based development copters for its firefighting competition

This is pretty cool. NXP is giving away 100 of its new Dronecode/PX4-based ready-to-fly drone development platform to people entering its "help fight fires with drones" competition with 

Apply here…


Added by Chris Anderson on June 23, 2019 at 1:55pm — 6 Comments

3D Robotics
PX4/Dronecode Developer Conference full house today in Zurich

More than 200 attendees at our first PX4 developer summit in Zurich!

Nearly 600 developers are now contributing to the project…


Added by Chris Anderson on June 20, 2019 at 8:55am — No Comments

3D Robotics
PX4-based tailsitter VTOL

From Hackster:

"Engineers at the University of Toronto have designed a fully open sourced dual-rotor tail-sitter MAV using readily available electronics and…


Added by Chris Anderson on June 19, 2019 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Unusual Solvers Competition on Drones/AI: Over $200K in prizes

Dear All,
We've just launched an international competition in partnership with the Omidyar Network and would very much value your kind help in sharing this new opportunity far…

Added by Patrick Meier on June 19, 2019 at 2:26am — 2 Comments

Amazon's New Prime Air Drone Features a Weird Tailsitter Design

Amazon is finally starting to address some of the actual challenges with drone delivery, making us slightly less skeptical

Amazon has been working away at its Prime Air urban and suburban drone delivery for years. Many years. It’s been at least half a…


Added by Greg Dronsky on June 17, 2019 at 11:13am — No Comments

Open Source Chevy Volt Project

Well guys it's been a while! I own a Chevy Volt now and I just cant wait to fiddle with it! LOL so I started a Group on Facebook for the project and I'll be adding a website and forum at for the project.

After starting the group one of the new member's Matt Davis Pointed this out.…


Added by Monroe King on June 14, 2019 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

XAG Launched New Generation Agricultural IoT System to Build Traceability and Further Ensure Food Safety

December 2018, GUANGZHOU China – XAG’s Research and Development Center in Guangzhou officially released the "XAG Agricultural IoT System”. The XAG Agricultural IoT System is composed of a series of farmland IoT devices and application software. This release of the XIoT kit includes:…


Added by viya on June 10, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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