October 2019 Blog Posts (17)

Pixhawk cube controlled VTOL fixed-wing auto flight demo

Hi Guys,

Recently we built one 2.5 hours long-endurance VTOL fixed-wing plane using the Pixhawk Cube flight controller. Auto flight demo: https://youtu.be/H-M0Mm12N7Y

Specification of the VTOL…


Added by yangdaonline on October 29, 2019 at 12:53am — 1 Comment

XAG and Bayer Set to Innovate Japan's Ageing Agriculture with Enhanced Drone Technology

XAG and Bayer jointly participated in Agri-Week Tokyo 2019

XAG and Bayer has recently held a joint news conference in Tokyo, 4 Oct, to announce the latest progress of their strategic partnership in Japan. This cross-industry alliance has been unfolded on three main projects involving drone sales, technological research…


Added by viya on October 24, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

rctimer.com is gone


A week ago I placed an order of over $300 on rctimer.com site, PayPal account was charged but I never got order confirmation from rctimer.

Two days later, the site disappeared and emails are bouncing back.

I know they sell on AliExpress as well, be very careful.


Added by Gal Nitzan on October 23, 2019 at 11:38am — 2 Comments

MMC UAV is to exhibit in Shenzhen CPSE 2019

The 17th China International Social Public Safety Expo (CPSE)will be held from October 28th-31 th,2019 in Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center, Shenzhen,  China. At that time, it will present the most advanced artificial intelligence, big data, and intelligent security products to the…


Added by Thomas Dunlop on October 22, 2019 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Cars vs robots


Added by Jack Crossfire on October 22, 2019 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Hackhawk Mark III: ESP32 TinyPICO as a brushless flight controller

My hacked Altair Aerial Blackhawk continues to serve as a great test platform for experiments in DIY flight controllers. So, when I heard the buzz surrounding the…


Added by Simon D. Levy on October 21, 2019 at 8:16pm — 1 Comment

Drones are doing everything in agriculture from aerial imaging to fighting global mega pests

View image on Twitter

BioCarbon Engineering technician prepares the UAV for the seeding demonstration at Ellerslie site in Edmonton.

Drones might be seen as pests by Gatwick Airport traffic control, but increasingly farmers are beginning to see them as pest-killers.

This is one of many uses drones have in agriculture. One obvious use is for…


Added by viya on October 21, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

Sensors for Attitude Estimation

Hello UAV enthusiasts,

I recently created a slide deck on the topic of sensors for attitude estimation (i.e. gyroscopes, accelerometers and magnetometers). In these slides, I review

  1. Installation considerations,
  2. Stochastic models,
  3. Bias characterization,
  4. Sensor calibration, and
  5. Conceptual…

Added by Matthew Silic on October 18, 2019 at 9:20pm — 10 Comments

XAG Drone Fleets Take Off for Large-scale Cotton Defoliation Operation in Xinjiang

XAG Drone Spraying Cotton Defoliate in Xinjiang

XAG Drone Spraying Cotton Defoliate in Xinjiang

As a global leading agriculture technology company, XAG has initiated its Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) spraying operation  “Take Off for Harvest Time” for the third…


Added by viya on October 16, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

improved inference speed on rpi3 using Intel's NCS1

By using Intels OpenVINO and neural computing stick (NCS1) the inference speed of my neural network is increased from 5 frames per second (fps) to 20 using a RPI3. This enabled a far better obstacle avoidance performance of my drone. More info at https://github.com/avncalst/drone_cnn.

Added by andre van calster on October 13, 2019 at 4:52am — 5 Comments

First BVLOS cargo drone deliveries in Nepal (150+ flights)


Added by Patrick Meier on October 11, 2019 at 7:18am — No Comments

Your In-Flight Wireless Charging Solution for Drones

The future is coming! Now drones can be charged in-flight in 6 minutes!

See the post on Global Energy Transmission site:…


Added by Dmitry Skotnikov on October 10, 2019 at 8:15am — 2 Comments

3D Robotics
Evolution of solar-powered drones

From Hackaday:

Many of us have projects that end up spanning multiple years and multiple iterations, and gets revisited every time inspiration strikes and you’ve forgotten just how much work and frustration the previous…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 9, 2019 at 11:58am — No Comments

XAG joins Bayer on drone-based horticultural crop solution demo


Bayer and XAG has recently collaborated in Hangzhou, China to host a crop dusting drone demonstration on citrus trees.

Justin Gong, Co-founder and…


Added by viya on October 8, 2019 at 11:44pm — No Comments

JetQuad Test Flight 2 Success

Added by FusionFlight on October 6, 2019 at 1:24pm — No Comments

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…


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

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