We’ve reached the final chapter in our series of articles in which we compare the precision of different drone autopilots from various manufacturers.
All drones were flown on a typical area scan route created using UgCS flight planning software and compared in terms of how…Continue
In December we had a great chance to test the M600 Pro system with a terrain following module in sunny Peru!
In general, SF11/C works perfectly. There was one annoying issue: under extremely bright sun over some surfaces it can miss readings for a long time. Fortunately, a solution was found quickly: during the…Continue
First of all, Happy New Year to all you DIY Drones users!
Shortly before Christmas, we decided to bring a childhood dream alive and create Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer using drones. We created and flew a 50 drone show and would like to share with you the footage as well as our experience. Without further ado, here's the video:…
In the middle of the summer we had a chance to participate in an expedition with the aim to locate a missing WWII P-38 aircraft from famous Lost Squadron. Full story was covered by lot of news and…Continue
In Google Earth click ‘Add’. To create a basic waypoint…Continue
Added by Kristaps Brass on April 12, 2018 at 7:43am — No Comments
As some of you may know, by default UgCS ground station software for drones comes with two emulators that you can use. Emulators are virtual drones that you can use to, firstly, get acquainted with UgCS before using it with a real drone and, second – to see a preview of how the drone will fly the route.
In some cases when flying with multiple…Continue
As promised, here is the next and so-far final episode in our autopilot precision series. In this series of videos and articles we test multiple drone autopilots in terms of precision by flying them on a simple (yet often typical) photogrammetry route created in UgCS mission planning software. The…
Added by Kristaps Brass on April 3, 2018 at 2:08am — No Comments
The quality of images taken when using UgCS photogrammetry tool is highly dependent on capabilities of the camera used. Thus the photogrammetry route has to be planned around the capabilities of the camera and not the drone.
After somewhat of a gap we have reached the next episode in our series of autopilot precision. In this series of videos / articles we test multiple drone autopilots in terms of precision by flying them on a simple photogrammetry route created in UgCS mission planning software.
In this part we analyse the results of Yuneec H520. Next…
Added by Kristaps Brass on March 23, 2018 at 4:51am — No Comments
Intel Aero is a cool little drone for developers that can be configured for various tasks and applications.
Due to it's versatility it's also possible to use it with UgCS. In this guide we will explain how.
1. Install latest firmware on vehicle. We did our tests on version 1.6.1. Prepare vehicle to flight according vehicle manual and make some…Continue
Added by Kristaps Brass on January 30, 2018 at 8:38am — No Comments
A few of our engineers from UgCS team recently built a project in their off-time that we thought some of you might be interested in seeing.
Since kids having lots of Lego bricks can cause somewhat of a chaos, the guys from our team have built an automated lego sorter to deal with this problem. It uses a vibratory bowl feeder and an artificial…
We'd like to update you on what's happening with our universal adapter for DJI cameras (see here for more info in case you've missed it).
While developing our tethered drone system AirMast, we've also put work into designing a…
We are glad to announce that a new version of UgCS is out - 2.12. Along with this update we are also releasing UgCS Mapper in beta version. UgCS Mapper is a geo-referenced image processing software that allows creation of preliminary orthophoto maps in-field, requiring no internet connection.…
Not long ago we did tests with multiple different drones to find out how precisely can they follow a standard photogrammetry route - https://www.ugcs.com/en/page/comparing-precision-of-autopilots-for-survey-missions.
The quality of obtained data will mostly…Continue
As some of you who follow us may know, for some time now already we have been offering an extension to UgCS mission planning software - UgCS DDC (Drone Dance Controller). UgCS DDC has been crafted from the ground-up with drone shows in mind and offers users the ability to simultaneously control dozens of drones in a synchronised…Continue
Added by Kristaps Brass on September 11, 2017 at 5:06pm — No Comments
UgCS DDC gives the power to create beautiful drone shows without the need to have sophisticated hardware. All of the drones we used were assembled from widely available off-the-shelf components and…Continue
When doing custom integration projects with UgCS, sometimes it might not be enough to only have the video stream window displayed in UgCS client. In this article we will explain in a few steps the simple process of accessing the stream.
The Video streamer component is located in UgCS service-manager in system tray.
Video streamer can stream from…Continue
Added by Kristaps Brass on July 19, 2017 at 2:10am — No Comments
We have reached the long-awaited episode in our autopilot precision series in which we finally test Pixhawk. All drones are tested by flying them on a simple photogrammetry route created in UgCS mission planning software. In this video Pixhawk was mounted on 3DR IRIS platform, the same one used in our PX4 test. Pixhawk was running ArduCopter 3.4.6…
We are very excited to announce the release of UgCS 2.11. It's been long in the making, but is finally here and we think you'll enjoy it. We have added countless new features and improvements to the new version, some of them are mentioned here.
First off, we have added support for many new drones to expand upon the wide base of drones supported in…
Added by Kristaps Brass on June 7, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments