November 2017 Blog Posts (36)

Pixhawk Powered Wooden Quadcopter with High Performance

Here is a great wood quadcopter project made with Pixhawk. The top speed is over 60mph and flies for 15 - 25 minutes depending on 4s or 6s batteries. It is able to lift 15lbs with reliability and tolerates crashes very well. Enjoy the test footage.

Future tests are planned but the…


Added by Drone Tinker on November 30, 2017 at 12:13pm — 4 Comments

36X 1080P drone zoom camera with object tracking and geotagging

Sky Eye-36SZ is a 3-axis high stabilized gimbal with 1080P 36X zoom camera for drone inspection,surveillance,search and rescue applications.The 36X zoom camera provides 1080P 30FPS full HD video streaming and up to 432X zoom capability,which will enable you to capture every detail in the air.High-performance 3-axis gimbal is using advanced…


Added by yangdaonline on November 29, 2017 at 3:53am — 14 Comments

Surveying with the Field Hawk

Just surveyed with the Field hawk @120m(394ft) above a 160 acre field using mission planner. Images taken with M2 Camera

Conditions: Temp:40F Wind Speed:5mph Starting voltage:17.4V End Voltage:15.1 Sidelap:36% Overlap:70% Flight Speed:9m/s Duration of flight:20 minutes. Distance of flight: 9.1Km

Check it out at …


Added by Aero Hawk on November 28, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

New PCB Moxon antennas, small FPV HAT video

Hi all

For those of you that use the US 915 Mhz ISM band or the EU 868 Mhz ISM band for video, telemetry etc. we have two new antenna offerings:

868 Mhz and 915 Mhz PCB Moxon-style antennas.

Why a PCB Moxon? Well, this layout is easy to manufacture using PCB production machinery. And with an semi-automated process comes repeatability and quality stability,…


Added by FernRF on November 28, 2017 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

Unmanning kit for Boats

Thought i should share this Autopilot from MAP-Technologies. This thing basically connects to anything & everything on a boat, from engine controls, lights, cameras..etc, and provides autonomous way point planning and remote capabilities via 4G, Satcom or RF.

Map-Pro is a universal Unmanning kit for any boat.

ill post some photos soon of my…


Added by BMS on November 27, 2017 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Preferred Motors Of DRL Pilots

Even among drone enthusiasts, many can be surprised when they learn that drone racing has effectively become a sport. Not very long ago, the “Drone Racing League” was basically being tested by ESPN, shown on television during odd hours and such. However, once ESPN essentially renewed DRL for a second “season,” so to speak, it seemed the sport was…


Added by Jack on November 27, 2017 at 8:42am — 4 Comments

Pilot a "supra" rotorcraft

Time ago I posted some videos about my work for rotorcraft swarm but they were just some simulations in X-Plane... until last week! We took four rotorcraft and interfaced them as a single vehicle with a gamepad. Although this is just a first experiment, we are quite happy with the preliminary results. This setup will be available soon for…


Added by Hector Garcia de Marina on November 27, 2017 at 6:05am — 6 Comments

DIY 10-channel transmitter

Somewhere in the corner on the third shelf is the box with my old RC stuff, and in that box was sitting my very, very old Hitec Laser 4 transmitter – 72 MHz, 4 channels, definitely not usable anymore. So, I decided to engage in a project to convert this outdated piece of equipment into a 10-channel DSM2/DSMX transmitter.

The goal was to use the case, existing gimbal assemblies and switches, and to add couple more switches and 2 potentiometers to create a…


Added by Alex Zarenin on November 26, 2017 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

KapetAir VTOL test flight

KapetAir is a fixed wing VTOL UAV featuring patent pending rotors that is designed to become a workhorse for remote sensing operations whether they are mapping, precision agriculture or industrial inspections.…


Added by Luka on November 26, 2017 at 1:00pm — 12 Comments

Using LTE when flying 700km/h.

One of the common questions regarding the use of 4G/LTE on drones is if the connection still works at high speeds. Especially in regard to fast flying fixed wings UAVs.

In particular the Doppler Effect is often stated as the main concern.

Ericsson actually…


Added by on November 25, 2017 at 9:42pm — 2 Comments

#BLACKFRIDAY2017 deals at Seagull UAV

Up to 50% OFF on camera control systems and camera cables…


Added by Martynas Ubartas on November 23, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

3D Robotics
Human vs AI drone racing


The race, held on Oct. 12, capped off two years of research into drone autonomy funded by Google. The company was interested in JPL's work with vision-based…


Added by Chris Anderson on November 23, 2017 at 12:41am — 2 Comments

Gens ace & Tattu Black Friday Event Detail, Free drone ? Battery deal ?

This year’s black Friday, you can find many amazing deals on Many are the best deals of the year.

Firstly we are sending out a Xiao mi 4K drone as the prize of the lucky draw, which is worth $589, this is the biggest giveaway on of the year. Whoever come share our event page on their social media account can enter, no purchases required, it’s completely free.

Secondly you can get the best deals on batteries.  We have selected 17…


Added by Flora Lai on November 22, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

3D Robotics
First pass at a Drone family tree diagram

For a presentation I'm doing I tried to explain how the modern drone industry grew out of the intersection of two communities, RC and robotics, and although they didn't merge, they did both evolve. 

Here's where this community comes in, bridging those two…


Added by Chris Anderson on November 22, 2017 at 5:46pm — 4 Comments

Real time Drone Navigation and Telemetry Dashboard over 4G/LTE | Setup your drone with FlytBase Cloud

Get a headstart with FlytPi Kit at just $149. Learn more:

This video demonstrates, how to setup your drone with FlytBase Cloud. You can send real-time navigation commands, get telemetry and payload data using FlytConsole LIVE dashboard. FlytBase Cloud helps…


Added by Achal Negi on November 22, 2017 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Tattu 1800mah 4S 75C Battery review: long flight time for FPV drones

Today we’re going to find out how long it takes to charge the Tattu 4s 1800mah 75c and what the real world flight time is, in comparison to 1300 mAh batteries which are more common for racing drones.

When it comes to racing quadcopters, flight time is not as important as it is in the case of cruising drones. More important is the take-off weight and you need to keep it as low…


Added by sarah lee on November 21, 2017 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
Pixhawk Mini now just $139


Last year, we introduced the Pixhawk Mini, a small, efficient autopilot designed in collaboration with HobbyKing specifically for the Dronecode PX4 1.6 stack. It’s been put to work on a variety of projects, and many of you use it to build DIY quads, planes,…


Added by Chris Anderson on November 21, 2017 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

3D Robotics
Preview of upcoming Dronecode/PX4 multi-camera VIO feature

Visual Inertial Odometry (VIO) is a way to do position estimation and navigation without GPS, which is both useful for drones inside and for self-driving cars. Coming to the next release of the Dronecode/PX4 stack. 

Added by Chris Anderson on November 20, 2017 at 5:47pm — 9 Comments

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