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XAG Drone Fleets Take Off for Large-scale Cotton Defoliation Operation in Xinjiang

XAG Drone Spraying Cotton Defoliate in Xinjiang

XAG Drone Spraying Cotton Defoliate in Xinjiang

As a global leading agriculture technology company, XAG has initiated its Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) spraying operation  “Take Off for Harvest Time” for the third…


Added by viya on October 16, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

improved inference speed on rpi3 using Intel's NCS1

By using Intels OpenVINO and neural computing stick (NCS1) the inference speed of my neural network is increased from 5 frames per second (fps) to 20 using a RPI3. This enabled a far better obstacle avoidance performance of my drone. More info at

Added by andre van calster on October 13, 2019 at 4:52am — 5 Comments

First BVLOS cargo drone deliveries in Nepal (150+ flights)


Added by Patrick Meier on October 11, 2019 at 7:18am — No Comments

Your In-Flight Wireless Charging Solution for Drones

The future is coming! Now drones can be charged in-flight in 6 minutes!

See the post on Global Energy Transmission site:…


Added by Dmitry Skotnikov on October 10, 2019 at 8:15am — 2 Comments

3D Robotics
Evolution of solar-powered drones

From Hackaday:

Many of us have projects that end up spanning multiple years and multiple iterations, and gets revisited every time inspiration strikes and you’ve forgotten just how much work and frustration the previous…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 9, 2019 at 11:58am — No Comments

XAG joins Bayer on drone-based horticultural crop solution demo


Bayer and XAG has recently collaborated in Hangzhou, China to host a crop dusting drone demonstration on citrus trees.

Justin Gong, Co-founder and…


Added by viya on October 8, 2019 at 11:44pm — No Comments

JetQuad Test Flight 2 Success

Added by FusionFlight on October 6, 2019 at 1:24pm — No Comments

Thinking about designing multirotors to optimizing flight time

Designing electric multicopters for a specific flight time is a complex multidisciplinary optimization problem. This short blog post is some of my thoughts on how to think about this problem. Obviously, there so many different ways of doing this and welcome suggestions and other constructive…


Added by Echo G on October 2, 2019 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

mRo Control Zero Autopilot for Unmanned Vehicles

mRo Control Zero Autopilot -- made in USA

The smallest and most powerful autopilot in the world of its kind created for unmanned vehicle builders made in USA!

A high-performance autopilot, specially…


Added by Pedro Matabuena on September 30, 2019 at 10:00am — 12 Comments

XAG deploys crop-spraying drones to successfully protect 20m hectares


XAG has confirmed that its UAS crop protection services have covered an accumulated farmland of 20 million…


Added by viya on September 29, 2019 at 7:55pm — No Comments

Heliguy to launch in the United States

Heliguy have spent 15 years becoming one of the leading drone supply and support companies in the world.

They have now announced that they are launching in the USA.

A new hub, in Dallas TX, will serve as Heliguy's home in the USA.

Heliguy bring with them a…


Added by Sam Barnes on September 27, 2019 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

The Dumb-Battery Era is Over

Over the past couple of…


Added by Echo G on September 22, 2019 at 4:30pm — 20 Comments

Introducing the GRIFLION M8 VOLT wingspan 2.5 meters RTK+PPK sport

Pixhawk FC university alumni discount available conditions apply!!!


A drone with a wingspan of 2.5 meters using PIX Hawk FC for …


Added by OG on September 18, 2019 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Using Autonomous Drones for Inventory Counting in Warehouses

Cycle counting of warehouse inventory, a labor intensive but high-value business activity, can now be done…


Added by Utsav Chopra on September 18, 2019 at 12:16am — 4 Comments

Pi-Connect on Indiegogo

After 6 months of research, development and testing, I've launched the Pi-Connect on Indiegogo. The Pi-Connect is an addon board (HAT) for the Raspberry Pi that provides easy and reliable integration with autonomous vehicles.

It provides:

  • 5.1V / 3.5A power supply
  • JSH-GH telemetry port for connection to a flight…

Added by Stephen Dade on September 13, 2019 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

An easy way to use ArcticDEM data in UgCS

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I would like to say a big thanks again to ArcticDEM project ( Using their elevation data it is possible to fly drones…


Added by Alexey Dobrovolskiy on September 12, 2019 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

37% Pre-order discount on Double frequency, multi-GNSS RTK wing drone - Dronee CORNETTE

We’re super excited to announce a few amazing improvements to our ever popular Dronee Plane wing mapping drone. Our second generation Dronee CORNETTE comes with two new versions ( RTK/PPK and ACCURATE) now offer the very best accuracy.

To ensure that our RTK/PPK version provides the best possible GPS…


Added by Maksim P on September 11, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

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…


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

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