December 2016 Blog Posts (65)

Easy Aerial thermal camera in action - most affordable heat sensor for drones

Hi guys,

check out our thermal camera on one of the custom endurance builds.

We were able to improve the video quality significantly and it looks very smooth with gimbal stabilization.

It it able to show warm bodies on the ground from few hundred feet up. 

We are selling this complete thermal kit…


Added by Ivan Stamatovski on December 30, 2016 at 7:31pm — 5 Comments

E-flite Convergence with PX4

It’s amazing how many variations of hybrid VTOL systems are already out there, and it is even more amazing to see them fly with fully functional autopilots.…


Added by Andreas Antener on December 30, 2016 at 1:30pm — 17 Comments

XUAV Clouds Overview and unboxing

Hello (again),

XUAV (HOOAH aviation technology LTD) latest EPO FPV/Survey model is the "Clouds". Here a quick overview and unboxing video, with some comparison with their Talon flagship model.

Added by Hugues on December 29, 2016 at 12:48pm — No Comments

A tiny FPV quad review : QX90 with modded electronics for FrSky compatibility


Here a shared review of a quite cute and tiny FPV quad, the QX90.

It was unfortunately delivered to me with a built in DSM type receiver so I could not use it with my Taranis radio.

I therefore modded the electronics with another tiny board that is incredible : it integrates a F3 flight controller with all bells…


Added by Hugues on December 29, 2016 at 3:54am — 6 Comments

3D printed FPV NIGHT racer - 170 mm size

Hi! After my successful first project a friend of mine asked me to modify my design for night flying with a built-in IR LED. We worked together on…


Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on December 29, 2016 at 12:29am — 2 Comments

Producing Energy with Drones - Wind Drones

One of the most interesting uses for drones is often overlooked: producing energy.

Yes, drones can produce energy. So much so that companies like Google, Shell and E.ON bet on drones to become major producers of energy in the…


Added by Udo Zillmann on December 28, 2016 at 12:57pm — 16 Comments

Disney Intel Drone Show and Hexacopter Rocket Rig

DIY, old tech meets new tech with radio rocket launcher. Ignited with a gear switch as far as your radio transmitter takes you and watch it first person view (FPV).

Intel Shooting Star drone, a new type of unmanned aerial vehicle specifically designed for entertainment, air and light shows. "Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration”… Continue

Added by noeL on December 28, 2016 at 2:50am — No Comments

Fun for Christmas - Replacing a light bulb with a drone!

First - You need a lot of light bulbs:

A friend sent me this and it seemed perfect for a little Christmas cheer.

Added by Gary McCray on December 27, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

PX4 Driver for the Aerotenna uLanding Radar Distance Sensor

At UAVenture we’ve been using the uLanding Lite from Aerotenna for a few months now as part of our crop spraying development work. The uLanding is a lightweight (60g), sealed radar based distance sensor with about 30m range and a fast 500Hz update rate making it ideal for low…


Added by Simon Wilks on December 27, 2016 at 1:53pm — No Comments

3D Robotics
New ROS2 autopilot code for Dronecode/PX4

Great update from Victor Mayoral on ROS 2.0 progress and the further integration of the Dronecode/PX4 stack and ROS

ROS 2.0 native…


Added by Chris Anderson on December 27, 2016 at 8:40am — No Comments

Drones for industrial apliacations

When we started to work on our gimbals we focused to create a solution for commercial and industrial applications. As a drone platform we always give preference to bigger drones with 6 or 8 motors, which have a few advantages comparing to their smaller «brothers».

First of all in most cases they can…


Added by Jacob Cereteli on December 25, 2016 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

How to Register Your Drone with the FAA

How to Register Your Drone or Quadcopter How To Easily Register Your Drone or Quadcopter with the FAA

With new laws and restrictions hitting the airspace due to the spike in drone ownership, you are now required to “register” your aircraft. Don’t be intimidated. That word makes it seem so much worse than it is, but it’s actually very simple! As long as you’re just flying for fun (not for…


Added by Jerry Greenhold on December 24, 2016 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

How a Tribe is Battling Loggers With a Drone They Built Watching YouTube

In Guyana, where forests cover over 80 percent of the country, the threat of illegal logging is ever present. A lot of the time, it’s hard to even know if it’s happening. That’s in part because the country’s population is so small, just 735,000 people to keep watch on 83,000…


Added by Greg Dronsky on December 24, 2016 at 2:51pm — 1 Comment

Rise of budget home build long range open source micro UAV

Hey i'm back, some good news!  After many years of community development, searching and building most efficient UAV for eco mission with less money to spent finally months of testing and much witnessed by our FPV and UAV community a new era of super portable size autonomous drone was born.  Its last flight was covering at 72.6km in 90 minutes in stormy wet weather. The mini…


Added by David L. on December 24, 2016 at 12:00am — 9 Comments

3D Robotics
Big new APM:Rover release

Great news from the APM:Rover team. That's the code we use for our autonomous go-kart (above)

APM:Rover Release 3.1.0, 22 December 2016

The ArduPilot development team is proud to announce the release of version 3.1.0 of APM:Rover. This is a…


Added by Chris Anderson on December 23, 2016 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

Custom 3DR Solo with integrated thermal camera

Hi there, 

Check out our custom Solo with integrated thermal camera based on Flir Lepton sensor. The output is a split screen with thermal image on the left and RGB on the right. You can record the video on your mobile device that you using as a screen on the remote. 

It is available for purchase on our…


Added by Ivan Stamatovski on December 22, 2016 at 5:32pm — 2 Comments

First Ever Cargo Drone Deliveries in Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon is home to thousands of local indigenous communities spread across very remote areas. As a result, these sparsely populated peoples rarely have reliable access to essential medicines and public health services. Local doctors in the region report an average of 45 snakebites per month and no rapid access to anti-venom…


Added by Patrick Meier on December 22, 2016 at 7:41am — 5 Comments

Dronestagram organizes CHRISTMAS PHOTO CONTEST

Let’s try Christmas luck, YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN amazing gifts in Dronestagram photo contest!

Yuneec drones Breeze4K or Typhoon, Lowepro bags or Zeinberg prints!

There is: Popular prize of the most liked picture, Santa Claus prize of random draw and Jury prize!…


Added by Veronika Dichtlerova on December 22, 2016 at 3:30am — No Comments

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