October 2018 Blog Posts (23)

Tersus UAV PPK Solution with Base Station

Tersus UAV PPK Solution with Base Station

Tersus UAV PPK solution includes BX316R PPK Receiver, AX3705 Helix Antenna and Tersus GeoPix Software. BX316R PPK Receiver supports multi-constellations and dual-frequencies. It has in-built 4G memory for GNSS observation data recoding. Very small and light AX3705 Helix Antenna is designed for UAV…


Added by Haley Hu - on October 31, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments

DRONEE PLOTTER updates, Multi-Chart, Multi-Scale features

Multi-chart and multi-scale features implemented to DRONEE PLOTTER. Now you can visualize multiple log attributes on multiple charts, zoom to the time frame synchronously. Also, you can visualize multiple scale data on the same…


Added by Tomi Piriyev on October 29, 2018 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Drone with Articulating Arms

The ideas have no value, the important thing is the execution....

A few years ago, I came up with a solution to move loads with drones efficiently,

which consisted in articulating the arms of the drone, as the load moved out of this...

This in order to keep the thrust center aligned with the center of mass.

I gave much…


Added by Alberto Vila on October 29, 2018 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

"Ardupilot:Copter V3.6.0" has been released!

Copter-3.6.0 has been released as the default version for Multicopters and Traditional Helicopters.

The release announcement is here and includes the large number of changes:…


Added by Marco Robustini on October 29, 2018 at 2:10am — No Comments

Vertical Technologies launches the DeltaQuad Pro #VIEW VTOL surveillance UAV

After the successful launch of the DeltaQuad Pro, and DeltaQuad Pro #MAP, Vertical Technologies has now launched the DeltaQuad Pro #VIEW; A long range surveillance drone based on the DeltaQuad hybrid VTOL fixed wing UAV.



Added by sander on October 28, 2018 at 1:24pm — No Comments

3D Robotics
Just a glimpse of the daily Dronecode flight testing

Just another day at the Dronecode flight testing line. Want to see the logs? They're all here, including 3D replay of the flights (click on date link to see all the data…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 25, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Interactive checklists and more with FlightZoomer Cockpit 3.1

Today FlightZoomer Cockpit 3.1 has been released (in the MS store the name is still FlightZoomer Cockpit 3). The app offers a number of nice improvements over the big version 3 release from August.

The most notable one are interactive checklists, which are demonstrated in this video:

This features supports entirely…


Added by Martin Rüedi on October 25, 2018 at 2:01pm — No Comments


Lockheed Martin acquired an Aeromapper Talon from Canadian UAV manufacturer Aeromao Inc, specially suited with a dual camera setup with long range video transmission capabilities.

The Aeromapper Talon…


Added by Mauricio on October 25, 2018 at 10:53am — No Comments

Task 9.4 : Biomechanical Simulation of Bats and Divine formulas

Hello everyone.

This demonstration simulates flapping movements when the bat lifts up as well as thrusts forward.

We already recognized the fundamental mechanisms of flight of insects and bats through the divine formula.…


Added by Yutaca Sawai on October 24, 2018 at 12:33am — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
What we're doing at our sister site, DIY Robocars (crazy fast autonomous car racing)

Ten years ago, when I started this site, we were solving some hard technical problems in aerial robotics (such as getting drones to actually fly without crashing!). Now those problems are largely solved (and many of us went on to found companies that today use drone data, rather than making drones themselves), my inner geek took me to the next set… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on October 21, 2018 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

Gopro hero 3 lens replacement

To replace the lens for Gopro Hero 3, first, prepare for the new original lens for Gopro Hero 3,

Original Gorpo Hero 3 Lens



Added by lyxlens on October 18, 2018 at 8:31pm — 2 Comments

Dawn: on-board Artificial Intelligence for Drones in action

Hello DiyDrones!

Based on the reception for our first teaser video, we at aeiou think some of you might be interested in seeing our next trailer for the Dawn on board AI platform for UAS. 

At aeiou our…


Added by Guy Barker on October 18, 2018 at 9:56am — No Comments

4K 25X zoom camera for drone inspection, offering 25.9M still image

The Sky Eye-25HZ is a ruggedized, high performance 25X electro-optical zoom camera payload designed for demanding applications that require high quality and precise images, like inspection for building, power lines, tower,…


Added by yangdaonline on October 18, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments

3D Robotics
DIY Drones now at 89,000 members!

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We've now passed 89,000 members!

Thanks as always to all the community members who make this growth possible, and especially to the administrators and moderators who approve new members, blog posts and otherwise respond to questions and…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 17, 2018 at 10:42pm — No Comments

Precision Landing in 7 Steps and Coding Challenge...

Part 2 of my Tutorial about Precision Landing, using a Raspberry Pi, OpenCv, Arducopter and Dronekit.

> Plus my first Shout Out... at the very end!

> Plus the first…


Added by Tiziano Fiorenzani on October 15, 2018 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Gas imaging camera for drones - second generation

At Workswell, we come with a new drones camera system designed to detect dangerous gases. The aim of the system is to provide information on the occurrence of hazardous or noxious gas at a safe distance, using drones. We used standard infrared…


Added by Workswell on October 14, 2018 at 4:46am — 2 Comments

3D Robotics
Drone with ground-penetrating radar for mine detection

From Hackaday:

Most civilized nations ban the use of landmines because they kill indiscriminately, and for years after they are planted. However, they are still used in many places around the world, and people are still left trying to…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 12, 2018 at 10:33pm — 1 Comment

Enabling maritime operations with an amphibious fixed wing drone

A big fish in a small pond.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones which can safely land on water are a relative scarcity, and fixed-wing users working in the “splash-zone” could benefit greatly with a drone specifically designed to sustain this type of environment. Thus far, fixed-wing UAVs have been the…


Added by Mauricio on October 11, 2018 at 12:18pm — 2 Comments

New book release: Optimizing Small Multi-Rotor Unmanned Aircraft: A Practical Design Guide

A summary of ten year's research in the area of Drone Design and Development. Written as a design guide to inform and educate future generations of Aeronautic Engineers, RC Enthusiasts and DIY citizen scientists:…


Added by Dr Stephen Prior on October 6, 2018 at 3:30am — 3 Comments

Announcing Blimpduino 2.0

Almost 10 years ago with the community help, we released an open source robotic blimp platform based on Arduino and we named it Blimpduino. It was a really cool project, despite the limitations back then..........

And by back then I mean that we lacked cheap WiFi modules, 3D printers, and all sorts of fancy sensors! This leads us to use…


Added by Jordi Muñoz on October 5, 2018 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

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