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New VTOL UAV for Utilities, Wildlife and Disaster Inspection

Vertical Technologies launches the DeltaQuad Pro #INSPECT

To meet the growing demand for dedicated solutions in a wide range of drone enabled inspection tasks, Vertical Technologies have expanded their autonomous DeltaQuad Pro VTOL range with the DeltaQuad…

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Added by sander on March 18, 2019 at 2:42am — No Comments

Challenges in Designing a User-Contributed Motor and Propeller Database

I will discuss the challenges of designing this database. Searching for the right propulsion components for a UAV is tough. There is not much data available, and what is available from suppliers is not standardized or reliable.…

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Added by Charles Blouin on March 15, 2019 at 8:36pm — 3 Comments

WATERPROOF DRONES SOLVES MAPPING & INSPECTION ON MARINE AREAS

The Aeromapper Talon Amphibious is the only truly affordable fixed wing UAV system that can be used for inspection and mapping in marine environments.  The UAV system delivers high resolution georeferenced imagery as well as video feed from up to 30 kms from the operators. After completing its mission the UAV later returns and…

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Added by Mauricio on March 14, 2019 at 5:45pm — 1 Comment


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THE CUBESAT FEES (FLEXIBLE EXPERIMENTAL EMBEDDED SATELLITE):PROJECT UPDATE

Dear Friends,

I'm happy to share wit you last updates about our cubesat project. The great news is that we adopted ChibiOS operating system and start to develop a flight attitude estimation and control for Cubesat based on ardupilot projects. The other challenge are about the telemetry control system and…

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Added by Roberto Navoni on March 12, 2019 at 6:56am — No Comments

Drones prepare to do battle with nets, balls and a Tesla Coil at DroneClash 2019 (bright sparks included!)

How do you take down a drone? This is the question being asked at DroneClash 2019 next Saturday 16th March.

At this spectacular competition -  dubbed by…

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Added by microuav on March 12, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments


3D Robotics
Why anti-poaching drones haven't worked well

As an industry, we had high hopes for the use of drones in anti-poaching efforts. But in hot climates everything looks hot to airborne thermal cameras and fleet logistics are crippling. Dogs work much better. Here's a…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 9, 2019 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

KUA Payload Drop System For Multirotors

KUA payload drop system is mainly designed for multi-rotors to carry out long-range drop mission in remote locations which are hard to reach for the human…

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Added by yangdaonline on March 4, 2019 at 2:36am — No Comments

X-TANKCOPTER is back and is better that ever :)

I want to introduce my invention and ask you for the support. 

The story goes back to 2014 when my first construction the CarCopter played a role in Expendables 3 movie. …

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Added by Mielnikus on February 28, 2019 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

The Future of Agricultural Drones

Where is the agricultural drone industry headed?

Agriculture is the second largest commercial market for drones after construction, and contributes $32 billion worth of services to farmers, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, and…

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Added by Chetu Inc on February 27, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

3 Sleeper Industries Drones are About to Change Surprisingly Fast

Construction

While drone contributions to surveying and monitoring progress at construction sites may seem like an incremental update, it’s actually going to be revolutionary. An enormous amount of material waste and landfill bulk comes from construction. If managers are able to save money, reduce waste and improve their strategy through…

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Added by Ryan LaDue on February 22, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

CNC Machine 6040 for 650€

Ever wondered how to cut wood, plastic, thin carbon fiber pieces in order to make you drone frame, the ribs for your fixed wing plane or whatever you are trying to fabricate?

Check this new CNC out: …

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Added by Nicolai Valenti on February 22, 2019 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

GET in-flight drone charging system was revealed at CES 2019

I'm proud to share Leonid Plekhanov, our CEO interview at CES'2019:

We showcased our GET Air product at CES'2019 (first time ever!). Please take a look at photo-video report on our website — really good piece of information where you can see our system in industrial design: …
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Added by Dmitry Skotnikov on February 22, 2019 at 7:44am — No Comments

Agricultural drone sprayer for citrus growers, why not use it?

Citrus as a high-efficiency economic crop, various social capitals have poured in and invested, so the Agricultural drone sprayer is not to be outdone, but also flooded in. As a cash crop that requires fine management, citrus has a high incidence of pests and diseases, so a year, citrus growers need to invest in a small number of pesticides. The traditional method of spraying drugs is to use the steam/diesel engine as the power, press the potion to the atomizing nozzle, and…

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Added by jerry zhang on February 20, 2019 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments


3D Robotics
QGroundControl 3.5 released

Congrats to the QGroundControl team who have just released version 3.5 of my fave GCS. Along with a lot of bug fixes, these are the new features:

  • Overall
    • Added Airmap integration to QGC. OSX build only.
    • Bumped settings version…
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Added by Chris Anderson on February 20, 2019 at 1:19pm — 2 Comments

Livox Mid-40 LiDAR short review

Hi guys! Recently I had a chance to experiment with Livox Mid-40 - a 230 m range LiDAR using rotational Risley Prisms.

I thought I would share my findings with the community in case it can be considered a viable scanning solution!

The first thing to note about this unit is the weight of 710g that could be a blocker for smaller UAVs. The scanning field of view is 38.4° (circular) and the scanning pattern is as follows:…

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Added by Mateusz Sadowski on February 18, 2019 at 12:30am — 5 Comments

New thermal camera for from Workswell Labs

Workswell WIRIS Security is a thermal camera for drones (UAV or pilotless planes) designed specifically for security applications, such as building and perimeter surveillance, searching for missing persons, firefighting operations, field research, searching for and counting wildlife…

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Added by Workswell on February 7, 2019 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Pioneering steps into fixed wing - water landing drones in marine ecology

Melissa Schiele, MSc student from Imperial College London, joined the 2018 May expedition to the British Indian Ocean Territory to use fixed wing amphibious drones to look at megafauna distribution across the Chagos Archipelago. @explorer_mel

 

By…

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Added by Mauricio on February 4, 2019 at 1:31pm — 10 Comments

Global Drone Logistics and Transportation Market Analysis

According to Verified Market Research, The Global Drone Logistics and Transportation Market are projected to reach USD 21.52 billion by 2025.

What is Drone Logistics and Transportation?

Drone Logistics and Transportation involve the use of robots to automate the 3D printing process. The…

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Added by Alexander petrex on February 1, 2019 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Global UAV Drones Market Analysis, Trends & Forecast To 2025

Global UAV Drones Market Analysis

According to research firm  Verified Market Research, the global UAV Drones market was valued at USD 13.93 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 49.37 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 17.22% from 2018 to 2025.

What are UAV Drones?

UAV drones, or unmanned aerial…

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Added by Alexander petrex on January 29, 2019 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

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