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Python library for Ardupilot Plane

If you want to connect your companion PC to the latest ArduPlane release, get telemetry data or commanding your custom path planning algorithm, I hope this little library of mine comes in handy.

The class Plane() is basically a wrap around dronekit: it simplifies some variable names and functions and make it easy on SITL to "arm and…


Added by Tiziano Fiorenzani on June 19, 2018 at 7:26am — No Comments

Is it Illegal to Drink and Drone?

Using a drone, whether as a hobby or business project, seems harmless to most people. The reality is that the…


Added by Rachael Murphey on June 18, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments

Precision Landing Solution for Commercial Drones

Precision landing is a critical requirement for a large number of commercial drone applications, be

it autonomous routine patrols for security & surveillance, package…


Added by Achal Negi on June 18, 2018 at 3:14am — No Comments

Use speech recognition to control a flight

In this video I present the voice recognition feature in my GCS/Companion-app-combo FlightZoomer. The feature allows to control the flight of an RC aircraft (or multicopter) using simple voice commands. In order to get an additional safety level against wrongly recognized commands, the engine does read back whatever sentence it understood.…


Added by Martin Rüedi on June 15, 2018 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

Moderator autonomous drone for industrial plant supervision and inspection.

Preview of Archon Sentinel the autonomous system for inspection of industrial plants developed by

The system is equipped with a dronestation capable…


Added by Roberto Navoni on June 12, 2018 at 11:37pm — No Comments

Bearingless Rotor - Update

Test Video

I was finally able to perform a test of the new drive test stand.  The previous test stand used a 4-stroke engine and a less rigid test frame.  This test stand consists of a 6.5 HP,…


Added by Randy Sonnicksen on June 12, 2018 at 8:48am — No Comments

ZTW Seal 300A Brushless Speed control For RC Boat Test Video

ZTW SEAL Series 300 amp 14s Lipo brushless esc.

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Waterproof design (rates as IP 67) allows this ESC to work in wet…


Added by ZTW Brushless ESC on June 11, 2018 at 6:04pm — No Comments

Seahawk depth sensing drone

One of our projects is almost near completion. The Seahawk can autonomously fly and capture depth and temperature reading from bodies of water. It was initially developed to measure the depth of cow manure ponds, but it can obviously be used for more than just that. Soon you will be able to find it on our website. Here are some of its features:

- Transducer Sensor

- Depth Range- 1.6-328ft,…


Added by Aero Hawk on June 11, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

30X EO/IR Drone Gimbal,50mm Lens,With Tracking And Geotagging

Eagle Eye-30IE-50 is a 3-axis high stabilized EO/IR dual sensor gimbal for drone inspection,surveillance,search and rescue applications.

The daylight sensor is from SONY FCB-EV7520,the…


Added by yangdaonline on June 10, 2018 at 11:45pm — 6 Comments

ZTW Polaris 35A OPTO BLHeli_S brushless speed control for Multirotor Drone

ESC ZTW Polaris are the newest products from ZTW,  more lightweight and more powerful.  ZTW Polaris 35A is super tiny & weight is only 7G , this is a madness ! . ZTW Polaris is breaking all rules, from now on ESC can be ultra mini size a super powerfull. It can work with all protocols like one shot 125/42 , multishot etc… . If you are looking for super light and efficient ESC for sure this one could be…


Added by ZTW Brushless ESC on June 6, 2018 at 5:30pm — No Comments

An underactuated propeller for attitude control in micro air vehicles

We derive thrust, roll, and pitch authority from a single propeller and single motor through an…

Added by Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV) on June 6, 2018 at 11:14am — 3 Comments

Job Opportunity - Los Angeles area

Hi Everyone - 

My name is Arnold i'm a technical recruiter here in Southern California. I'm currently working with a client in the San Fernando Valley who is looking to hire someone who has Pixhawk/PX4 experience. This would start off as a contract but could go permanent. Please take a look below. 

Location: San Fernando Valley 

Length: 6 months possibly goes full-time


Product – Our client develops unmanned aerial systems (UAV).



Added by Arnold Melgar on June 6, 2018 at 10:22am — No Comments

Dronee Geotagger : In-browser image geotagger

many drone applications such as photogrammetry, orthophoto generation, 3D terrain modeling etc require to geotag images. There is some geotagging…


Added by Tomi Piriyev on June 6, 2018 at 2:05am — No Comments

3D Robotics
Another Pixhawk-powered glider drop from a high-altitude balloon

Via From the YouTube description:

The goal of this project was to drop a glider from the edge of space using a…


Added by Chris Anderson on June 2, 2018 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

ZTW Flash Series ESC for PFV Racing Drone

ZTW Flash Series ESC for PFV Racing Drone

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Added by ZTW Brushless ESC on May 30, 2018 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

3D Robotics
DIY Drones now at 88,000+ members

It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We've now passed 88,000 members!

Thanks as always to all the community members who make this growth possible, and especially to the administrators and…


Added by Chris Anderson on May 30, 2018 at 9:49am — 1 Comment

First DIY Zoom Gimbal

Interested in a adding optical zooming to your DIY UAV systems? It is now possible to build a field tested zoom gimbal by yourself. Vertigo DIY kit gives you an opportunity to enter the specific fields of drone services such as emergency, surveillance, monitoring, agriculture or computer vision development.…


Added by Greg Dronsky on May 28, 2018 at 6:00am — 17 Comments

Drone power distribution board

Hello Everyone, Above is a picture of a power distribution board we made

It can be used with the major part of autopilots like : Pixhawks, APMs, DJI and has holes for Pixhawk2.1 mount.

All the specifications are on the PDB page : …


Added by Airbot Systems on May 23, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments

Tips for Building your First Racing Drone

If you’re one of those guys that love to build stuff with their own hands and just go crazy over DIY kits, you’re going to love this article. If besides all that you’re also a big fan of drones and especially racing models, then you just hit the jackpot because in the following rows you will be able to access free tips on how to build your first racing drone.…


Added by Floyd Burton on May 23, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments

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