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Biomechanical simulation of Artificial Aquatic & Marine Animals (2)

Task 2.8 : Biomechanical simulation of Butterfly swimming (Improved version)

The biomechanical mechanism of butterfly swimming technology is very difficult and it is still necessary to continue the research. I could not be satisfied with my first achievement in this year and I rebuilt it over and…

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Added by Yutaca Sawai on January 16, 2018 at 2:30am — 5 Comments

Tattu R-Line 1300mAh 100C HV LiPo Review: Extra Boost for your Racing Drone

Tattu 1300mAh 100C HV lipo battery review charging

When I review niche products like this Tattu R-Line 4s HV LiPo battery, it is very hard to find an exciting introduction. I already rewrote the first sentence three times and still didn’t find something satisfying…

In nutshell, LiHV batteries are like nitro for racing cars. While standard LiPo packs can be charged with up to 4.2V/cell, the Tattu R-Line HV LiPo allows you to charge it up to 4.35V per cell safely. Consequently a standard fully charged 4s LiPo has 16.8V…

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Added by sarah lee on January 14, 2018 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Radiation Source Localization in GPS-denied Environments using Aerial Robots

This is to share results on radiation source localization in GPS-denied environments using autonomous aerial robots that estimate the nuclear (Cs-137 in the experiments) source location and intensity, while simultaneously planning for informative measurements. Smart selection of measurement points is critical as the robot has to dwell for…

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Added by Kostas Alexis on January 12, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Field Strippable, 300 sized, Multirotor Concept Release. STL files available for download for the Price of: FREE.

The Misfortune

Thursday March 10th 2016, sad, stressful, and rainy day in New England. I ran the misfortune of having MassGov deny my appeal for my only speeding ticket, and my only infraction with the law to date. Meaning now I owe them some…

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Added by Andrew Ocejo on January 12, 2018 at 5:36am — 13 Comments

How We're Using Drones for Zika Control

Mosquitoes are one of the world’s biggest killers, responsible for spreading deadly diseases including Zika, dengue and malaria. Among the many ways being researched to combat this threat is the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) – flooding…

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Added by Patrick Meier on January 11, 2018 at 9:48am — No Comments

World Bank launches Open AI Challenge for Aerial Imagery of South Pacific

Disasters in the South Pacific are a reality. In the past 10 years, major Cyclones have seriously affected hundreds of islands across Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu and Samoa to name a few; disrupting millions of lives and causing millions of dollars of…

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Added by Patrick Meier on January 11, 2018 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

2017 China Drone Racing At Shenzhen

“(CHINA DRONE RACING)”Is the first national unmanned aerial vehicles racing events, by the State Sports General Administration of aviation radio model sports management center, the China Aviation Industry Association. Is set competition show, exhibition display, technical exchange, interactive experience as one of the event IP. The tournament will be held in Beijing, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Wuhan and other…

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Added by ZTW Brushless ESC on January 11, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

ZTW Shark series Brushless ESC for Rc boat

More info;  http://www.ztwshop.com

Added by ZTW Brushless ESC on January 11, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments


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1,000+ drone swarms in China

This June 2017 swarm of 117 drones set the world record for the most fixed-wing drones in a single swarm.

From…

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Added by Chris Anderson on January 8, 2018 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Hybrid Cargo Drone First prototype (15kg max weight at take-off)

After a few months of work, the first prototype is ready. In the video, we show some moments of construction and testing.

The propulsion system worked better than we expected, now we are focusing on a new generator that will allow staying in the air with 150 grams of fuel per hour (that's awesome if you think the weight at take-off is 5…

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Added by Nicolai Valenti on January 8, 2018 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Obstacle Avoidance for 3DR Solo using LightWare LW20

Our friend Stephan Schindewolf, in collaboration with Thomas Stone and I.R. Lock, developed an affordable, front facing collision detection solution for the 3DR Solo, using a LightWare LW20 (or SF20) and a servo.

The LW20 comes standard with a built-in servo driver for…

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Added by Nadia Nilsen on January 8, 2018 at 7:13am — 4 Comments

Obstacle avoiding autonomous drone using pixhawk !!

Added by Omax 12 on January 6, 2018 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

ZTW FPV Racing in Dongguan China

ZTW behind the creation of the World Cup FPV Carnival, share with you through the machine, barbecue, beauty and cute baby

In the last day of 2017, at the Palm Island Aeroflot Training Base in Dongguan,

As a sponsor, Zhongweiwei participated in the first cross-year annual cross-carnival in 2018 held by…

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Added by ZTW Brushless ESC on January 5, 2018 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Accurate drone surveying with no ground targets

KlauGeomatics has announced a new PPK GPS technology for accurate aerial surveying using any drone without placing ground targets. See https://www.veritypositioning.com/ for more…

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Added by Adam_Geomatics on January 3, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Tarot T-2D Gimbal connection to Windows 10 Info

Hello everyone,

I have connected a Tarot T-2D gimbal to Windows 10. Since I could not find anything about it, I thought to post the pinout, mostly so I do not forget it.

So the problem is that the standard usb adapter delivered with the Tarot T-2D uses a Proliferic chip, which only…

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Added by Fabien Bruning on January 3, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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2017 DIY Drones year in review

2017 was our tenth year, and since one drone year is like ten regular years, we're practically a century old! A few thoughts on the past twelve months:

First, we've continued to grow here, although not as fast as the boom years from 2012 to 2015 (see above)

More importantly, the two open…

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Added by Chris Anderson on January 2, 2018 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

10X EO/IR drone zoom camera with object tracking and geotagging

Eagle Eye-10IE is a 3-axis high stabilized gimbal with EO(electro-optical) and IR(infrared) sensors for drone inspection,surveillance,search and rescue applications.The 10X zoom camera provides 1080P 60FPS full HD video streaming and up to 120X zoom capability,which will enable you to capture every detail in the air.While the thermal camera…

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Added by yangdaonline on January 1, 2018 at 1:47am — 3 Comments

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…

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


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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…

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Added by Hugues on December 30, 2017 at 8:55am — 1 Comment

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