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Review: JXD 510G X-Predators

15 hours agoHobbies / Drones : UAV Coach

When it comes to the under $50 training and above $500 prosumer quadcopters, I have a solid grasp of what make and models I’ll be heading toward for new purchases; between those price points, there exists an interesting gray-zone of companies offering a never-ending list of quads that may or may not be worth the money. Show More Summary

An In-Depth Interview With Kespry CEO, Paul Doersch

15 hours agoHobbies / Drones : UAV Coach

I’m continuously impressed In one sentence, what is Kespry? Kespry is the leader in commercial drone and data intelligence, enabling companies to better collect, analyze and share information to improve their business operations. What...Show More Summary

Where can I find drone training for structure inspections?

16 hours agoHobbies / Drones : The Drone Girl

Next up in our “Ask Drone Girl” series is about drone classes for structural inspections. If you have a question for Drone Girl, contact her here. Hey Drone Girl, I live in Sacramento, California and I am looking for some drone training for inspections of structures. Show More Summary

How We Located a Construction Defect in Our Roof

22 hours agoHobbies / Drones : Drone Blog

Drip, drip, drip, the sound of water falling from the ceiling was either a welcome sound or an overwhelming distraction in our office space. I work in a coworking office in Fort Mill, SC and we had moved in to our brand-new location right before the holiday season; come January, the roof was already leaking!

Tilt rotor/SLT hybrid

22 hours agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Separate lift/thrust systems are growing fast in popularity, to the point that there are already a variety of commercially available systems.  They seem to be the future and continually get better.  Thanks to our developers, Ardupilot has some great features like holding position with forward thrust and is becoming very…

Drone Taxis in Dubai—This Is Actually Happening

yesterdayHobbies / Drones : UAV Coach

Last week we wrote about Ehang’s record-breaking light show in Guangzhou, China, in which 1,000 drones were used in a drone swarm. The previous record-holder was Intel, with a swarm of 500 drones, and Lady Gaga’s recent halftime performance...Show More Summary

Developing VTOL Tech To Redefine Urban Mobility With Flying Cars, Airbus Taxis

It’s the year 2017, and everyone has a car. Each year as the population increases, so do the number of cars on the road. In America, we have the highest vehicle-to-person ration at one car for every 1.3 people. With over a billion cars on the road, auto congestion is rough. The current state of

Drone Home Security

Do you suffer from anxiety, jumping at all those things that go bump in the night? Do you lay there in bed, listening intently for any little sound, imagining a masked cat-burglar creeping around the outside of your house looking for a way to break in? Well the latest in drone security might be just

Lots of fun at the ArduPilot Developer Meetup in Canberra

From Tridge at We just finished the ArduPilot Developer meetup in Canberra, Australia. Randy [Lead Arducopter developer] will be posting videos from the talks when he gets back to Japan, but meanwhile here is a nice video by Darrell Burkey of some of the activities over the…

DIY LiDAR scanner using the LW20 and a digital servo

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Making a small, low cost laser scanner for sense-and-avoid applications has been a objective of mine for several years. What makes this project challenging is the cost and complexity associated with motors and their drivers to provide the motion, position encoders to provide accurate aiming…

Full rover simulation now added to Dronecode/PX4

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

The Dronecode/PX4 stack has supported rovers for a long time, but now it's getting a proper simulator for them, too. This addition  adds a full rover simulation for SITL and Gazebo. The physical config will follow this week for a Traxxas…

Circle formations of fixed-wings in Paparazzi

2 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

We have recently developed and tested a formation control algorithm for fixed-wings in Paparazzi. The position of an arbitrary number of vehicles can be controlled in a circular path. In fact, we are not restricting ourselves to circles but to any closed orbit, such as ellipses, thanks to the …

Drone Girl heading to Drones Oman

Hey all you Drone Girl readers living in the Middle East! I’m heading out today to speak at the Drones Oman conference, happening Feb. 27 and 28 in Muscat, Oman. Thanks to the people of United Arab Emirates who joined me at #DronesMiddleEast. Show More Summary

Search and Rescue Smart Drone Project

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

I am currently working on a search and rescue drone for National Parks that uses machine learning to detect missing people from a 3DR Solo.  If you are interested, please check out our website, I would love to hear feedback from fellow drone enthusiasts!  ARI is an unmanned aerial…

Miniature "stealth" phone GCS, maybe the smallest usable ever...

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

I promised a while ago that we're going to show you some simpler gear than our high-end client builds or series production stations. Well, this is one of them.…

DJI partners with AMA to offer drone safety and training program

DJI announced it is launching a drone training program in partnership with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA). DJI and the AMA will jointly promote the AMA Public Safety course, which is a hands-on training program that provides public safety officers the knowledge needed to safely and effectively use drone technology in their daily jobs. Show More Summary

Press on the proposed Montana drone ban

4 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Destroying Montana’s drone industry will cost jobs…

Drone Girl to speak at World of Drones Congress in Brisbane, Australia

G’Day Dronies! I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be speaking at the World of Drones Congress  in Australia later this year. The conference will be held from August 31 through September 2, 2017 at the Brisbane Convention Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Show More Summary

Land-o-Lakes ag drone challenge with $150,000 prize

4 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

This seems very doable -- indeed, I think an off-the-shelf product from PrecisionHawk or Agribotix can already do all of this. Am I missing something? Challenge Overview Land O’Lakes, Inc.…

Winners of the 2016 SkyPixel Photo Contest

5 days agoHobbies / Drones : Drone 55

Images: DJI Winners of the recently completed SkyPixel photo contest had a passion for eye-catching and breathtaking images. The SkyPixel photo contest provided an opportunity for the winners to showcase their best aerial photography. Show More Summary

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