December 2017 Blog Posts (38)

Testing Virtual Reality Joystick example based on IMU 10-DOF APM 2.x Boards.

Testing Virtual Reality Joystick example based on IMU 10-DOF high speed sytem with APM 2.x board.

NO HOST DRIVERS needed, this work directly on any platform!

This example will be available on the URUS github repo, right now we have pushed 70% code. We hope to push it on the next…


Added by hiroshi takey on December 30, 2017 at 11:22am — No Comments

Review and test : Imalent DX80 - Most powerful drone's SAR light ?

Hi Guys,

In, this video, I test and review the most powerful LED flashlight that exist on the market right now : the IMALENT DX80,

also known as "The End of Darkness", producing an insane 32.000 Lumens !

This flashlight contains its own battery pack (4S2P). Its reflector is designed to be both a good…


Added by Hugues on December 30, 2017 at 8:55am — 2 Comments

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Drones become the star of Chinese airshows

From the New York Times: …


Added by Chris Anderson on December 28, 2017 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Lego Sorter [Prototype] by SPH Engineering

Hi, guys,

A few of our engineers from UgCS team recently built a project in their off-time that we thought some of you might be interested in seeing. 

Since kids having lots of Lego bricks can cause somewhat of a chaos, the guys from our team have built an automated lego sorter to deal with…


Added by Kristaps Brass on December 28, 2017 at 9:56am — 5 Comments

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Guy Pearce plays a modified DJI Phantom in "Donny the Drone"

"Donny the Drone" is voiced by Guy Pearce in this new sci-fi short featuring a modified DJI Phantom.



Added by Chris Anderson on December 26, 2017 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Drone following a roomba

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I write a blog post here!

In this post I will explain about a very cool robotics project I did last year. This project is as cool as it sounds: making a drone follow a roomba using computer vision!

This has been done before and for sure someone has posted their on solution here, I…


Added by Aldo Vargas on December 26, 2017 at 1:43pm — 9 Comments

Longest flight ever done with a multicopter drone

Hi all, 

We have been trying to achieve this goal for a long time. Two years ago we do a flight of 3 hours and 10 minutes with very early model, and our next goal was 4 hours but the guys of Skyfront published a record of 4 hours and 34 minutes. Now we are super happy to announce that we have surpassed this record!!!

We think it is…


Added by Jose Luis Cortes on December 26, 2017 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

Customer from Malaysia Flying Skywalker X5PRO whole set

    Our customer from Malaysia enjoys some photos of Skywalker X5PRO with whole set to us and I am really pleased to share with you. I think it is really terrific airplane to do professional mapping…


Added by Ellen Zhu on December 26, 2017 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

ZTW helps FMS fly to gaoXiong, Taiwan, 2017 International RC plane Carnival

Rc airplane Race at Taiwan

On November 26, 2017, FMS Tour Kaohsiung Station was successfully held in Tainan Kaohsiung Aviation Education Exhibition Hall! This event is jointly sponsored by FMS, Feiyun model, Kaohsiung Remote Sports Association, ZTW, Ge Ruipu, micro-beans sports and other units.

The ultra-popular activities have received the full support of Taiwan’s six model aircraft associations. Kaohsiung’s ZF and Tourism Bureau also called for live events. More than 500 model friends,…


Added by ZTW Brushless ESC on December 25, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Emlid Edge in stock! Check out flight videos

Hey everyone,

We are pleased to announce Emlid Edge drone controllers are in stock! The time has come to get your drone and your action camera prepared for flight!…


Added by Emlid on December 25, 2017 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Skywalker X8 Honeycomb Composited Material on Sale

     Recently, Skywalker launch New Skywalker X8 that is made of new composite material instead of EPO material, aiming at satisfying customer's needs for professional mapping survey.…


Added by Ellen Zhu on December 24, 2017 at 7:37pm — 15 Comments

Setup a Raspberry Pi as a Companion PC

Hi everybody, this is my last short tutorial for setting up a Raspberry Pi as Companion PC.

That is easy stuff for experts, but definitely something I would have appreciated when I started.

Added by Tiziano Fiorenzani on December 24, 2017 at 1:23pm — 2 Comments

6S12P 120A 42.000mAh NCR18650GA CMEC UAV/drone battery pack

Design, dimensions and technical specifications.

  • Cell count: 72 (same rank cells)
  • Cell type: Li-ion Panasonic NCR18650GA 3.6V-3.7V 3.5Ah 10A
  • DC IR: <38mΩ
  • Series-Parallel-Connected Cells:…

Added by Cristian Miuta on December 24, 2017 at 3:48am — No Comments

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Pixhawk Mini now just $92 on Amazon

Crazy good deal on the best autopilot for small drones and rovers. This deal won't last long.  Free shipping for Prime members.

Includes GPS, power module,…


Added by Chris Anderson on December 22, 2017 at 1:44pm — 2 Comments

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FCC fines FPV dronemaker for illegal radios

From Hackaday:

The commission just …


Added by Chris Anderson on December 21, 2017 at 12:50am — 2 Comments

Universal Adapter for DJI Cameras / Gimbals

Hi, guys,

We'd like to update you on what's happening with our universal adapter for DJI cameras (see here for more info in case you've missed it).



Added by Kristaps Brass on December 20, 2017 at 2:55am — 2 Comments

Five Biggest Commercial Drone Trends of 2017 and the Challenges Ahead

Last year at this time, I reflected back on the news and trends of the commercial drone markets of 2016 and wrote about the mixed state of affairs ahead for 2017. Throughout the year, I offered my…


Added by Colin Snow on December 19, 2017 at 10:42am — No Comments

Tattu 2s Vs 3s LiPo Battery: Which One Is Better For Mini FPV Racing Drones?

Last week I received from Gens Tattu two Li-Po batteries for review. The Tattu 2s 800 mAh and Tattu 3s 450 mAh. Firstly, I thought…


Added by Diven Parker on December 19, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

AirSim + TensorFlow = Deep Learning Fun!

Originally developed as an MAV flight simulator, Microsoft's AirSim program recently added the ability to drive a simulated  car.  Although my own interests lie on the MAV side,  students in my recent AI / Deep Learning…


Added by Simon D. Levy on December 18, 2017 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

MAAXX Europe: Autonomous Drone Racing Championship

What is MAAXX Europe?

MAAXX challenges competitors to design, build and race autonomous drones against each other. The rules…


Added by Miles Isted s'Jacob on December 18, 2017 at 4:03am — No Comments

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