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DIY Portable IOS/QGC ground station

This document describes the design, construction and operation of a portable ground station that

can be used to implement QGroundControl (QGC) on an IOS device. The cost of this ground

station, excluding the IOS device, is reasonable and construction is straight-forward.

This portable ground station consists of the following…

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Added by David Eagle on September 6, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

China Drone Attack on Crop-Eating ‘Monster’ Shows 98% Kill Rate

By Bloomberg

By Bloomberg

An army of drones deployed to fight a crop-devouring pest in a southern area of China has recorded a mortality rate of as high as 98%, according to the manufacturer.

XAG, a Guangzhou-based drone maker, teamed up with Germany’s Bayer Crop Science in a drone swarm operation to…

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Added by viya on September 5, 2019 at 7:21pm — 1 Comment

Sputnik GIS free by Geoscan

We are pleased to announce a free version of Sputnik GIS software. Sputnik GIS is a professional drone surveying software for engineers, surveyors and urban planners: …

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Added by Shevelev Ilya on September 3, 2019 at 3:36am — No Comments

Landmark set to take off with drones

Jonathon Smith (left), Stratus Imaging, chats with Farmanco consultant Andrew Smith at last week's TECHSPO about the AeroShield drone spraying service using the XAG P30 drones

THE next step in drone…

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Added by viya on August 27, 2019 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Crowfunding Update, Four Years Later

Four years ago, Chris Anderson posted a list of delayed Kickstarter campaigns. I was intrigued by this list and came back to it a few times over the years. 2014 and 2015 was the peak of the drone hype.

Unsurprisingly, most crowdfunding campaigns were late. Surprisingly, however, most (10 out…

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Added by Charles Blouin on August 27, 2019 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Drones to one day swarm WA crops: innovator

Stratus Imaging operations manager and chief pilot Andrew Dedman with a Xaircraft drone at TECHSPO

Flying up to five drones at once above broadacre farms could be an eye in the sky for the State’s grain growers to manage crops, according to Stratus Imaging chief pilot Andrew Dedman.

Speaking from the…

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Added by viya on August 26, 2019 at 10:55pm — No Comments

SmartLink - 2x HD video, telemetry and control up to 20 km

Sky-Drones has launched a new product. It's called SMARTLINK, this is broadband digital datalink with integrated onboard computer. Two HD video channels, telemetry and control with ultra low latency and range up to 20 km. Fully supported…

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Added by Kirill on August 25, 2019 at 10:50am — 14 Comments

Thermal imaging drone to combat illegal protection of water sources

This morning, I saw a news report. In a reservoir in a city in China, law enforcement officers used drones equipped with thermal infrared cameras to detect nighttime illegal acts and take photos for evidence.

A water reservoir is undoubtedly a key place for a city and an important source of water for urban drinking. Therefore, how to effectively protect the water source, for law enforcement…

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Added by Kirk on August 22, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

Water-landing drones routinely fly BVLOS missions over marine reserve against illegal fishing and pro-biodiversity.

Two units of amphibian Aeromapper Talons were utilized successfully during a set of trials during an expedition to beautiful Turneffe Atoll in Belize, in a work lead by the Zoological Society of London and the Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association. The drones, built by Canadian company Aeromao, were used to detect and document illegal…

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Added by Mauricio on August 20, 2019 at 8:41am — 1 Comment


3D Robotics
Tupperware + ArduRover = super cheap (but still effective) autonomous boat

From Hackaday:

There’s nothing quite like the sight of a plastic box merrily sailing its way around a lake to symbolise how easy it is to get started in autonomous robotics. This isn’t a project we’re writing…

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Added by Chris Anderson on August 18, 2019 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Tersus Oscar RTK base station

Tersus Oscar RTK receiver is finished. 

The Oscar GNSS Receiver is a new generation GNSS RTK system. It supports calibration-free tilt compensation function which is immune to magnetic disturbances, leveling pole is not required. Easy configuration with 1.54 inch interactive screen on Ultimate and Advanced…

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Added by Haley Hu - on August 13, 2019 at 6:30pm — 5 Comments

XAIRCRAFT P30 Plant Protection UAS wins at Red Dot Design Awards 2018

2018 April 9th, Essen, Germany - The Red Dot Design Awards announced its 2018 winners, XAIRCRAFT Plant Protection UAS P30 awarded the title ‘Red Dot’ in product design.

Founded in 1955, the Red Dot Design…

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Added by viya on August 8, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Temperature monitoring in climate change research using UAV thermal imaging

Billions of people suffer the effects of inadequate access to water. Strategies for mitigating and adapting to such outcomes are urgently needed. Maintenance of healthy vegetation is a necessary pre-condition of this globally-preferential state. And for this purpose, a suitable tool is needed to inform how effective this effort…

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Added by Workswell on August 8, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

HD Streaming Live Ardupilot/PX4 Drone Footage to Your Application or to Facebook/Youtube using Wowza Media Server

Video below we stream video to my website demo with RTMP Adobe Flash Player

  • If you have a business drone for delivery, security, ambulance using Ardupilot/PX4 firmware, it is necessary to play live video from drone footage for your clients/partners from your application. And…
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Added by XBStation 4G UAV Solution on August 8, 2019 at 2:57am — No Comments

4K EO/IR dual sensor zoom camera for drone

Hey guys,

Eagle…

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Added by yangdaonline on August 8, 2019 at 12:29am — 3 Comments

To Accelerate Smart Agriculture, XAG Presents Applicable Solutions on Scaling Agritech at World Economic Forum

July 3, DALIAN – The World Economic Forum’s 13th Annual Meeting of the New Champions (AMNC), or Summer Davos, has taken place in Northeast China’s coastal city Dalian from 1st-3rd, July. As a foremost international summit to drive innovation and forge partnership, this year’s meeting, themed Leadership 4.0: Succeeding in a New Era of Globalisation, brings together a record number of participants from over 120 countries to address the world’s major challenges.…

World Economic Forum

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Added by viya on August 6, 2019 at 11:42pm — No Comments


3D Robotics
Swarming Solos

Collaboration of Rajant, a mesh networking company, and the Norwegian military. BBC story here;

Scientists from the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI) and the US's Rajant Corporation are working on simultaneously flying about 20 drones that…

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Added by Chris Anderson on August 6, 2019 at 8:06pm — 3 Comments

A flight of fancy – into the future

A flight of fancy – into the future

Gone are the days when drones were used only for security and for patrolling remote areas, or using them for cinematic production or…

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Added by ParagonVtol on August 6, 2019 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Autonomous Precision Landing for DJI Mavic and Phantom Series Drones

FlytBase releases autonomous precision landing for DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise, Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom, Mavic Pro, Phantom 4 Pro (V2) and other prosumer-grade drones.

Professional users of prosumer-grade UAVs can now hover and land their drones precisely – for…

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Added by Utsav Chopra on August 5, 2019 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

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