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Project Wing head Dave Vos steps down

13 minutes agoHobbies / Drones : The Drone Girl

Dave Vos, the head of Alphabet’s Project Wing, is stepping down, as I first reported on MarketWatch. Vos is stepping down “to pursue new opportunities,” according to a Project Wing spokesperson. “Dave has helped to build a strong foundation...Show More Summary

Final Sparkfun AVC 2016 recap video -- Power Wheels and autonomous Power Wheels

15 hours agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

From Sparkfun: Let’s savor our final look back at AVC 2016: It’s time for the final recap video for the Power Racing Series and Autonomous Power Racing Series events! If you enjoy watching full-grown adults in costumes strap themselves to souped-up Power Wheels…

The flying umbrella project

15 hours agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

That's a tough controls problem! From Popular Science: The sight of flying umbrellas, changing altitude with a fluttering rhythm, looks more like an animated Disney scene than graduate work by a…

Autonomous mission and package delivery with RTK GPS AsteRx-m UAS

15 hours agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Hi all, We are testing the RTK GPS receiver from Septentrio, the AsteRX-m UAS with ArduCopter 3.4. The GPS can be used to land accurate as shown in the first part of our video. The land location was logged and loaded into the waypoint file in Mission Planner. In the second part we show an autonomous transportation of a…

Need a zoom lens for your drone? This may be it

15 hours agoHobbies / Drones : The Drone Girl

Need a zoom lens for your camera? For years, your “zoom” is often pitching your drone forward, or lowering the altitude of your drone. But in some situations, such as one of the first times I ever used a drone to photograph a fire (the...Show More Summary

Drones Data X Conference and VIP Weekend to be held Nov. 3-6

15 hours agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

This year’s Drones Data X Conference will be held in Dublin, at the AIB Bankcentre. Featuring an exciting line-up of speakers, chances to do some drone flying, and lots of networking opportunities, this is an event not to miss. The day-long conference event will be immediately followed by a VIP weekend held on beautiful Achill Island,

The benefits and limits of drones in search and rescue

15 hours agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

During search and rescue operations, time is critical. Injured survivors of a disaster might be trapped, and finding them quickly can literally be a question of life and death. For search and rescue teams that often means having to make difficult decisions, such as where to look first and what risks to accept for themselves

APM:Plane 3.7.1 released and 3.8.0 beta nearly ready for testing

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

New plane releases from Development is really hotting up for fixed wing and quadplanes! I've just released 3.7.1 and I plan on releasing the first beta of the major 3.8.0 release in the next…

Check Out Washington D.C.’s 2016 National Drone Show

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : UAV Coach

The 2016 National Drone Show is an exciting conference and expo featuring red-hot Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology. Produced by NewBay Media, with Stampede returning as the event’s Gold Sponsor, this year’s show also features the launch of the first D.C. Show More Summary

Rhino Africa takes African travel to new heights in creative video campaign

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

Rhino Africa, Africa’s leading safari company, has spent the past three years exploring Africa to capture breathtaking drone footage of the continent’s most beautiful places. Visiting iconic places such as Victoria Falls, Sossusvlei, the Okavango Delta, the Garden Route and Cape Town, the video team at Rhino Africa has managed to take viewers on an

Silent Falcon and MicroPilot succeed at NASA’s UTM 2016

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

Oct 20th, 2016–Reno, Nevada USA – Silent FalconTM conducted a series of successful Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) demonstration flights as part of NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) system. NASA’s UTM program is developing a civilian traffic control system for autonomous low altitude Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operations. This will create a

The Top Drone for New, Beginner, and Intermediate Pilots

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

The amount of drone models out there is astounding. Some are very similar to each other, and some vary widely. You can get drones that come with cameras, eight blades, drones that are the size of a quarter, and in just about any variation you can imagine. And new models are coming out every month. It’s

Mavic Pro begins shipping today

The long-awaited Mavic Pro from DJI will begin shipping today. DJI’s first tiny, portable drone was announced in late September, with the intent to begin shipping Oct. 15 and arrive in stores by Nov. 2. Buy it from B&H Photo for $999...Show More Summary

Lightest, smallest, most affordable thermal camera for UAVs

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Hi all,  just wanted to show off our new thermal camera for UAVs.  Lighter than a GoPro this dual thermal setup features Flir Lepton sensor and a reference RGB camera. It is the smallest and most affordable drone thermal camera made specifically for airborne use. Plug-and-play with any analog video…

SidePilot App - Version 1.1 (Formerly iMavlink)

4 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Hi! Version 1.1 was just released of SidePilot, the iOS Groundstation app for Arducopter and PX4 (formerly called iMavlink). New features include:  New Name! Easy PID Tuning using sliders Calibrate Radio trims Increased PX4 Support Set Flight Modes Arrow that points towards your drone for easily locating it Other Features: GPS Location of…

3D printed FPV racer - 170 mm size - Rev3

4 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Hi,  after uploading my initial design, I got several feedbacks. So I tried some configurations, and finally came up with this Rev3 design. The major difference is that the video TX antenna is between camera and…

GoPro, Dell EMC Sign as Presenting Sponsors of the First Ever World Drone Championships October 17-22 in Hawaii

5 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

Los Angeles, CA (October 19, 2016) – Drone Sports Association (DSA), the leading global drone racing and drone sports entertainment company, announced today that the first ever Drone World Championships “Drone Worlds” will be presented by GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) and {code} by Dell EMC. LowePro, Horizon Hobby, AirVuz and EY have also signed on as

Amazing uses of drones

5 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

Drones are becoming one of the most sought after flying machines after jets and UFOs (!), loved by humans due to fact they are very useful and fun to fly, with a power packed remote control or smartphone in your hand to see the world through drones eyes. Drones have been used for a long time, but recently

Is DIY Dead

5 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

I remember a time a few years back where we DIYer's where leading the way in drone advancement, It was here where I  was first presented with an autopilot, Before that It never even crossed my mind that commercialy affordable autopilots would ever be available. Show More Summary

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