November 2013 Blog Posts (130)

A different View

Multi-Rotor BASE from Mikey B on Vimeo.

We shot this over a few days using my 3D printed quad and a brushless gimbal I…


Added by Mike Bristol on November 21, 2013 at 9:10am — 9 Comments

AscTec and E-volo VC 200 takes flight.

E-volo’s Volocopter is a revolution in aviation Made in Germany. Safer, simpler, and cleaner than normal helicopters, it has a unique way of moving – a groundbreaking innovation. The Volocopter is an environmentally friendly and emission-free private helicopter. Instead of one combustion engine, eighteen electrically driven rotors propel…


Added by Gary Mortimer on November 21, 2013 at 6:55am — 21 Comments

Iris with FY-G3 brushless gimbal

Just wanted to share a quick video I took testing out the Iris quadcopter and the FY-G3 gimbal.  If anyone is interested they can find out more details of how I went about attaching it …


Added by on November 21, 2013 at 3:56am — 5 Comments

Paralinx Demonstrates "Tomahawk" Long Range Wireless HD FPV in Los Angeles November 23, 2013 + Free Tacos!

My company, Paralinx, is proud to debut and demonstrate the Tomahawk - a brand new Realtime HD Downlink ideal for use in FPV or remote camera operation.


Paralinx has been in development for about five years, and entered the wireless HD transmitter market on June 1st 2012 at Cinegear in Los Angeles.

We are now very excited to…


Added by Dan Kanes on November 20, 2013 at 6:00pm — 21 Comments

Give The FAA Preemptive NPRM Feedback


Be sure to tell them you are ready to get to work legally and share your ideas for progress etc. Tell them that regular access to the NAS in 2020 is unacceptable. SHare your thoughts on pilot and observer certification, aircraft certification and limitations on autonomous aids.…


Added by Patrick Egan on November 20, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Github hacked



Hi guys,

Just a heads up: Github was attacked last night, and a number of account details lifted. If you have an account there, check your security history for failed logons. I'd recommend reset your password to something strong as a precaution anyway.



Added by Euan Ramsay on November 20, 2013 at 2:15am — 12 Comments

DIY Drones Vodcast Episode 4 featuring the leadership team of the wcUAVc Challenge

Hello All,

It is time for yet another diydrones vodcast on google hangouts ( and in this episode I am glad to have the leadership team of the UAV challenge that took the world by storm on my next vodcast episode today.

Over 50 teams ( ) has already signed up for this challenge and I believe it is going…


Added by Christiaan van Vollenstee on November 19, 2013 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Introducing the Albatross UAV project

Hello all,

Where to start... Well, My name is Justin, and aviation is my life. I grew up in a family with aviation in our heart and blood. Everyone in my family has been in some sort of aviation, whether it is Full scale helis, prop jobs, jets/airliners, hang gliders, or even home built aircraft. I solo'd at 18 yrs old with only 9 instructor hours, and continue to enjoy every aspect of aviation. I am…


Added by Justin Martin on November 19, 2013 at 8:30pm — 135 Comments

SF Bay Area Drone Meetup & Fly-in, Sunday, Nov 24th

+++Attention all SF Bay Area Drone Pilots and UAV Enthusiasts+++

Come to the Game of Drones Meetup & Fly-in this Sunday, November 24th:

Announcing the Grand Opening of the Game of Drones' brand new airfield, Groom Lake West, located in beautiful…


Added by Marque Cornblatt on November 19, 2013 at 1:45pm — 9 Comments

Ecology from the air.

I`m still on the uptake with 3D mapping etc and found this TED talk very interesting.

Although he uses a light plane packed with 1000kgs of gear I can see practical applications for drone use here.



Added by Phil Gordon on November 19, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

3D Robotics
Lifeguard drone goes from concept to prototype

You may have seen the rendered concept video of a life-preserver dropping drone from this Iranian team before. Now they've built a real prototype. From Gizmag:

Over the course of four days in August of this year, the Pars development team visited the Caspian Sea to…


Added by Chris Anderson on November 19, 2013 at 11:54am — 10 Comments

3D Robotics
Another cool hack of a toy quadcopter

From Hackaday:

Building your own quadcopter is an expensive and delicate ordeal. Only after you navigate a slew of different project builds do you feel confident enough to start buying parts, and the investment may not be worth your effort if your…


Added by Chris Anderson on November 19, 2013 at 11:50am — 3 Comments

3D Robotics
APM-powered space plane has successful autonomous return from 100,000 ft

Great news from the UK tech news site, The Register, which is conducting an ambitious project to create and launch their own space plane, guided by APM. The latest trial, involving dropping the autonomous glider from a balloon at 30,000m (101,000 ft), worked…


Added by Chris Anderson on November 19, 2013 at 8:00am — 19 Comments

The Sparkfun 2014 AVC has been announced!

Above is a recap of the Sparkfun 2013 AVC. As you might know the 3DR multicopter and rover teams placed very high in the 2013 event. There should be sufficient time to dust off your autonomous vehicle, be it a plane, multicopter, or rover and be ready for the 2014 event!

Here is a link to the announcement…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on November 18, 2013 at 7:31pm — 12 Comments

Post-typhoon aerial video on CNN


They didn't specify what type of copter is being used, but from the shadow it looks like a TBS Discovery style. It…


Added by Joshua Ott on November 18, 2013 at 12:00pm — 9 Comments

9 Inch High Rise Multicopter Legs

Hey everyone!  In case you haven't been following us on our website or here on DIY Drones, we are two guys who have been tinkering with gimbal design and other aerial photography related projects.  Over the last few months we've been developing a brushless gimbal and we're almost ready to make it a…


Added by SkyrisFX on November 18, 2013 at 11:04am — 9 Comments

Drones improving Australian agriculture

Here's an excellent (unhyped) story from ABC's Landline (Aus) about how precision agriculture is being enabled by new data collected with drones.

It features:

  • Sydney University's …

Added by Ian Lyons on November 18, 2013 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Everest Gliding Gimbal Project



Are the gimbals limited to drones, handy or those that are close to the ground? I would say no.

This topic, which now I briefly describe, took me about two Months. The most important thing is that our glider pilot Sebastian Kawa, a multiple world champion in gliding, yesterday went with a Team to the Himalayas Mountains to make the world's…


Added by jacekheli on November 18, 2013 at 2:30am — 5 Comments

Internet over 3DRRadio

It is horribly impractical, but works with enough…

Added by Jack Crossfire on November 17, 2013 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments Buy & Sell Drones Page

What's up!  I recently created a page on my website named "Buy & Sell Drones".  Below I am going to…


Added by Joshua Johnson on November 17, 2013 at 2:29pm — 4 Comments

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