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Flight Envelope Protection System with Pixhawk and Odroid

11 hours agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Our research group (Ofer Eldad, Andrew Alexander, and Christian Claudel) at the University of Texas at Austin  has implemented a supervisory control algorithm we developed to protect the flight envelope with either human control or autopilot.  Our test platform is the Bormatec Maja shown below:…

Autonomously fly to a location and deliver a package (Ardupilot Copter 3.5)

11 hours agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Great feature coming up soon in Ardupilot's Copter 3.5. And congrats to the contribution of the month winner! ... Congratulations to Peter Barker for winning the "Best Contribution of the Month" for Dec 2016 for his…

Evolution of our prototypes. PART 3

11 hours agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Link of our Droiko on Kickstarter:  Kickstarter Droiko  Checkpoints latest…

5 Years of an enthusiastic project in an instant, Defiance Pro - built for FPV :)

11 hours agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

     Hi guyz, just wanted to share my latest work with you and conclude the Defiance fpv airframe development series. Frankly it's been a bumpy road till here but I wouldn't change a bit.  In 2012 I kinda got obsessed with fpv and quadcopter designs so I started…

Cape Town by Drone

17 hours agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

Being my home, Cape Town is a very special place to me. Every day I live here I am astounded by its beauty and inspired to capture this beauty as best as I can. The ultimate goal of this video to firstly to make people proud to live here, and secondly to make people who have

Measure raises $15 million toward drone service business

The past 12 months have been a year of consolidation for the drone hardware world. Major drone makers including GoPro, Parrot and 3D Robotics have announced layoffs, while funding to drone-related companies has seen a drop-off. There...Show More Summary

SimActive Used for Coastal Erosion Assessment with UAVs

Montreal, Canada, January 17th, 2017 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is pleased to announce that Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has chosen Correlator3D™ for its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) research. Show More Summary

RTK GPS based landing: test results

Lately, a lot of companies have commercialized their own RTK GPS receiver. On this blog I will provide information about accurate landings based on an AsteRX-m UAS receiver which works on L1 and L2 frequency. I’ve tested landings with...Show More Summary

New companion site for DIYDrones -- DIYRobocars

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

It's been almost a decade since I launched DIY Drones (March 2007) and we've both grown hugely as a community and an industry in the intervening years. Drones work great, they're cheap and widely available, and both the the Dronecode and ArduPilot development communities that got their start here…

Zuppa Autopilot: Flying Experience

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return…

How to use a drone for aerial thermography

As thermal sensors become smaller, lighter, less expensive and more widely available on drones, more commercial drone applications are integrating aerial thermography. Drones with thermal cameras are being used for inspecting HVAC units,...Show More Summary

Understanding The 2017 Drone Landscape

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

The drone market showed incredible growth in 2016 and Drone Dispatch expects more of the same in 2017. The reasons for the unrelenting rise of drones in everyone’s day to day life are far stretching and all encompassing. We are going to highlight many of the key factors contributing to the rising tide of drones

Comparing Precis© RTK Systems: BX305, BX316 and TX204

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

The chart below compares the key specs of the Precis RTK Systems.…

Architect turns a disused Bull Fighting Ring into the Drone Hub of the Future

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

An architect studying at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, has today released details of a design for the drone transportation hub of the future.  This project is unique for two reasons - the first...Show More Summary

Second generation of thermal imaging camera WIRIS

4 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

In the coming days it will be one year from the date the company Workswell launched a revolutionary thermal imaging camera for drones Workswell WIRIS. And today after one year.... we would like to introduce you a second generation of Workswell WIRIS with a lot of new…

7 Commercial Drone Predictions for 2017

4 days agoHobbies / Drones : UAV Coach

2016 was a HUGE year for drones. In the US, the FAA released Part 107 regulations concerning commercial drone pilots, and all over the world the drone industry grew, expanding into new commercial sectors and growing its presence in existing ones. Show More Summary

Andruav 12,193 km RC Car Demo

5 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

This could be a record breaking. The above video shows a demo with Andruav to actually control a RC Car from LA in Cairo using Andruav, the distance is 12,193km 7576 miles between the driver in LA & the car in Cairo. The demo was done in my home, and the car is pretty fast, so a caution was required when controlling it…

Why the New Transportation Secretary Will Be Good for the Drone Industry

5 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

On Wednesday this week, President-elect Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao spoke to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee about her plans to tackle America’s infrastructure problem. Show More Summary

Start the New Year Right – Get Top-Notch Drone Training

5 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

So you found the drone of your dreams under the tree this year – or maybe you saved up for months and bought it for yourself with all the great holiday sales going on. And now you’re wondering how to really get flying the way you’ve always dreamed. There are lots of ways to improve

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