Testing my implementation of global virtual airspace for autonomous drone navigation.
1. Grand Canyon, AZ, US
2. Sobótka mountain, S-W Poland (with a few airspace elements in the background)
3. Bellevue, WA, US
Blue net is USGL for symmetric navigation properties based on 10m DEM satellite radar and airborne LIDAR data.
Ground level is generated by obeying a few simple geometric principles that guarantee an automated system with specified…Continue
Added by Krzysztof Bosak on November 20, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments
It would probably be more spectacular a test flight of 4 hours but i was very interested in performing this test because it is very near to real use of Hybrix.20. 4 or 4.5 hours are possible for demonstration test but operational flight time is around 3 hours with light payload to 2 hours for heavy payload.
Lately many customers are telling…Continue
The level of engineering sophistication here is really impressive. Amazing how fast this industry has matured to smartphone-level professionalism
After a few months filled with hours of work we came up with the new version of affordable drone zoom gimbal solution for all diy users. We call it simply Vertigo V.2.
We listened to your feedback, which helped us in the biggest way possible, that is why there are lots of improvements laying underneath the new…Continue
Here is the first test of my custom RC that will complement my custom FC and quad.
It uses a Raspberry Pi, 2x 2.4Ghz wifi cards for video streaming, a 433Mhz connection to control the quad and a 5.8Ghz wifi card to send the video to an android phone.
So far I have the hardware done - case, buttons, gimbal, screen etc - and…Continue
Building a racing drone is always a compromise between low weight and high strength. Today’s typical racing drone design is based on lightweight and strong material – carbon fiber. Usually, it is an open frame made of a number of flat carbon fiber details, connected with bolts and nuts. Obviously, open electronic components are affected by the environment –…Continue
UAVs are making their way into the Internet of Things world. Drones are already deployable to distant places. For instance, DroneDeploy integrates telemetry devices into UAVs avionics. This permits to transmit data in real-time. It is possible to plan missions in a web-browser and upload tasks to your…Continue
World's Smallest Cyclocopter: 29 grams
Innovative carbon composite rotor blades (0.12 grams each) and pitch links (10 milligrams), sub-millimeter accuracy, custom 1.3-gram autopilot.
Cyclocopters get particularly interesting at very small scales because of their combination of very high maneuverability and…Continue
4-channel LIDAR laser
Dimensions 8 mm x 5 mm
Peak optical output 85 W at 30 A per channel
Wavelength 905 nm
Pulse length < 5 ns
Operating voltage 24 V
The overall lidar system covers 120 degrees in the horizontal plane, with 0.1 degree of resolution, and 20 degrees in the vertical plane, with 0.5 degree of resolution. In…Continue
Huge fun at our Self Racing Cars hackathon today. We'll be having another one in Jan/Feb -- sign up here.Continue
I love this young and smart team, who came out of University of Kansas and are doing very cool work with FPGAs. From…Continue
The Ungulate Disease and Damage research project of the National Wildlife Research Center acquires the Aeromapper Talon to test for mapping and precision agriculture
The Ungulate Disease and Damage research project (USDA APHIS division) has selected the Aeromapper Talon for their research on surveying and mapping agricultural areas that have been damaged by wildlife. Among the different payloads offered with the Aeromapper Talon they have chosen…Continue
We'd love the diydrones community to jump aboard our testing effort for the new ArduPilot sensor system. See http://discuss.ardupilot.org/t/calling-all-testers-new-ardupilot-sensor-drivers/12741 for details
We have just implemented a major upgrade to the ArduPilot sensor drivers for…
Hello! Our Friend Bagus Darmawan from Indokopter (from Indonesia) has made this video where he demonstrates his integration of the North's RTKite GNSS RTK Double Frequency L1+L2 Receiver (http://northsurveying.com/index.php/instruments/gnss-rtk-receiver) into a Microkopter frame receiving RTCM3.x RTK corrections from a ground Base, a North SmaRTK GNSS receiver (…Continue
I love both the EMLID Navio 2 autopilot add-on for Raspberry Pi and the Reach RTK GPS. But the latter was a bit hard to use initially, so this news is very welcome: they've now released a major update of their RTK software:
After months of work and…
I'm excited about this, not least because Aero will support the Dronecode stack out of the box. From PC World:
Intel in December will start shipping a fully loaded drone kit to let you do just that, with…
Sky-Drones is introducing SmartAP RTK, this is a perfect addition to the flight controller when positioning precision really matters, it provides centimeter level accuracy. The system is based on the latest UBlox Neo-M8P chipset and is fully integrated across all SmartAP flight controllers and software. Standard telemetry is used to send…Continue
This past week, DroneDeploy introduced its…Continue
Added by Colin Snow on November 9, 2016 at 11:25am — No Comments