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DIY Robocar autonomous car race this weekend at Thunderhill Raceway

1 hour agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Our sister site, DIY Robocars, is running joint outdoor event with Self Racing Cars at the Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA.  You can sign up here. We're going to be running a courses for smaller autonomous…

Comparing Precision of Autopilots for Survey Missions - MikroKopter Quad XL

4 hours agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

This is the third week of our autopilot precision series. In this series of articles / videos we test the precision of different drones / autopilots by flying them on a standard photogrammetry mission created in UgCS. Last two weeks we published the results of DJI Phantom 4…

Hangar Launches Jobsight Aerial Project Tracking Software for Construction

7 hours agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

Today at Procore’s Groundbreak conference in Austin Texas, Hangar announced the launch of Jobsight, their software solution for acquiring, presenting and analyzing insights from aerial data on construction sites over time. With a user-friendly...Show More Summary

Releasing Drone SDK for Mobile and Web Applications Developers

From basic configuration to the GCS utilities, from planning complex drone missions to visualizing data analysis report - Mobile and Web Application Interfaces…

Global Market for Multirotor Drones is growing from 2016 to 2024

Global Multirotor Drones Market: Overview The operation of multirotor drones is much simpler as compared to other drones and is hence preferred over the other types of drones. By changing the speed of the rotor and through the adjustment of thrust produced by each rotor, multirotor drones can be controlled. Show More Summary

Leaked Photos of New DJI Spark

Rumors are flying about what the new DJI Spark will be like. Many are speculating selfie and/or racing drone. We probably don’t have long to wait to find out (coming this summer?), but meanwhile a few sources have leaked photos of the newest fun to come.  

INPUT NEEDED: Help Determine the UAV Research Agenda for Humanitarian Settings

On 20 April 2017, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Stony Brook University will host a one day meeting in Washington DC tentatively titled “Cross-learning to Accelerate the Humanitarian Use of Drones”.  In...Show More Summary

DJI Proposes Electronic Identification Framework For Small Drones DJI Proposes Electronic Identification…

Some Concept Behind The Drone Payload Market Trends

The main objective behind the in-depth study is  to analyze the drone payload market concept as well as to define, describe and forecast the market on the basis…

Bearingless Rotor for Variable Pitch Quadrotor

This video shows the fabrication of a prototype bearingless rotor hub/blade design. The rotor diameter is 93 cm (36.6 in) and will operate at 1,410 rpm generating 2,000 g's of acceleration at the rotor tip, and developing 1,600 Lbs of tension in the flexelem rod due to centrifugal force.  The blade…

Mission Planner's Michael Oborne on rarely known features

Ardupilot developer and Mission Planner author  Michael Oborne  gave a talk at the Ardupilot 2017 Unconference about little known features of Mission Planner. A video of the talk is available, with…

New Report: Five Valuable Business Lessons Learned About Drones in Construction

We just released a new research report (free) titled “Five Valuable Business Lessons Learned About Drones in…

New UAV helidrone from Helipse the HE 220 E

• Weight: 6.8 kg • Total take off weight: 23 kg • Autonomy: more than 1 hour • Payload 4 to 12 kg (depending flytime)…

770,000 drones have been registered with the FAA so far

Drones have come a long way in the past few years — and even months. Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta gave a “State of the industry” speech to provide updates on the FAA’s outlook on drones during a speech today at the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Symposium in Reston, VA. Show More Summary

Meet Flyte, a Drone Ops Management Platform to Simplify Your Commercial sUAS Work

yesterdayHobbies / Drones : UAV Coach

Meet our newest community sponsor Flyte, a drone ops management platform built to help commercial drone pilots streamline their efforts. We added Flyte to our 70 Companies to Watch in 2017 post a little while back when they first came on our radar, and we’re happy to introduce them now as a community sponsor. Show More Summary

The Future of Agricultural Monitoring is Here – Interview with Brendan Carroll of Skycision

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

It is well accepted that drones are going to be a big part of agriculture from here on out. There are many options on the market for farmers looking to make use of drone technology to monitor crop health. Foremost among these is Skycision, creators of a software program to allow drones to collect multispectral

Looking For a Place to Fly Your Drone?

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

It can be hard to find good spots to fly your drone, especially if you live in an urban area, or a place with a lot of flight restrictions. Or sometimes you just want to get out of the same old rut, flying the same course over and over again. The best way to find

PixFalcon, Mega2560, Pi2 & S-Bus

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Hi all, Thought it about time I posted something about my new project, which is all about getting way too many sensors airborne on something interesting. I've flown fixed wing models before (many years ago), multirotors look like more fun. So far I have a PixFalcon, a Pi2 and…

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