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Photos from the Ferrara Drone Show

3689643318?profile=originalCongrats to Marco Robustini and his team/colleagues for a fantastic first Ferrara Drone Show, in the lovely northern Italian town of Ferrara (between Bologna and Venice). Most of the drones on display were using Pixhawk or another APM derivative such as the VR Brain, with the exception of one older (2012) design that was still using a DJI Wookong, but is in the process of upgrading to Pixhawk. Very good attendance and about 40-50 companies on display. Unfortunately no flying outside, due to the very tough Italian regulations, but there was a fun FPV racing arena inside that was packed.

Here are a few pictures from the event (above, a quad designed to take off and land in water):


Could this be any more SciFi? (huge long duration quad)


Marco has a company! Still working on that whole copter != plane naming thing ;-)


Gorgeous design from Carbon Drone, who include designers from an Italian Formula One car team

3689643483?profile=originalInside: Pixhawk-powered, of course!


The legs remove with this really neat twist-and-click mechanism. Many of the hardware bits come from racing cars.


This amazing Pixhawk-powered copter is designed to drop wasp eggs on crops, to kill pests. 

Here's a video where I try to explain how it works


Here's a description in Italian of how it works. Rough translation: bad moths eat corn. Wasps kill moths. Must drop wasp eggs every 10m in corn, but only when corn is tall. How to do that without damaging corn? Drones! 

3689643525?profile=originalItalian colors on display!


VirtualRobotix has a cool new little 250-size copter with the micro VR Brain

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  • Really Nice :)

  • Developer

    Chris and Marco with the "Carbon Drone" team at FDS...3701970800?profile=original

  • Thanks for sharing Chris and congrats Marco on a successful event!

  • Thanks for coming Chris! It was a pleasure to meet you in person, finally after all these years.


  • Chris while piloting whit Marco Robustini at Ferrara Drone Show arena https://youtu.be/gbwT_yvSkUc?t=10m44s

  • Hi Marco,

    Really sexy quad you got there... congrad..

    Do you mind to share little sexy features that she had?

    Weight? Flight Time? Battery? Payload? and finally Availability ?

  • Thank's Chris for sharing


  • Developer

    Thanks dear Chris, for everything!
    I saw very excited when you tried my custom "Devilray", thanks again for your participation, now the press here talking about you.

    Bests, Marco3701969873?profile=original

  • Developer

    Go team Italy!

    Yeah, really love the designs!  The Carbon Drone is particularly sleek.

  • (Italian Design) + (Drones) = Amazing!

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