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Drones for real estate: here’s your getting started course

10 hours agoHobbies / Drones : The Drone Girl

You’ve got the real estate license — now you want to get into drones too? The Drone Trainer has launched a drone training course specifically for real estate agents, real estate photographers or existing drone pilots who want to break...Show More Summary

The best drone films of 2017, according to FRiFF

20 hours agoHobbies / Drones : The Drone Girl

The Flying Robot international Drone Film Festival — also known as FRiFF — came to San Francisco this week for its third year in a row, and the winning films just keep getting better. The film festival played at the Roxie Theater in the city’s Mission District, showing 25 films across eight categories. Show More Summary

39% of cell sites are still out of service in Puerto Rico post-hurricane. AT&T’s drones are fixing that.

20 hours agoHobbies / Drones : The Drone Girl

More than two months after Hurricane Maria, much of Puerto Rico still does not have cell service. Drones could fix that. The Federal Aviation Administration today announced that it had approved the use of AT&T’s Flying COW drones to help restore cellular service. Show More Summary

3D printed tricopter - latest version.

Thought I'd share some pics of my latest tricopter, it'll be the 10th version and the second 'flying prototype' (with any luck). The design has come a long way, I suspect its still over target weight but I really want to get this thing flying. Its all printed in…

Have an awesome drone startup idea? Women Who Tech wants to give you $50,000 to get started

Have an idea for a drone business and in need of some funding? Google is co-hosting a pitch competition with U.S.-based non-profit Women Who Tech that will give winning female entrepreneurs $50,000 toward their startups. The competition...Show More Summary

Tersus Announces Precis Board Firmware V1.15 Release

3 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

We are glad to release the latest firmware update to Precis OEM boards, the 1.15 version. Firmware V1.15 provides users with more robust RTK fix solution and accuracy. It provides other improved performance such as RTK solution of long baseline. Show More Summary

DJI just launched a limited edition Mavic Pro Alpine White drone — but only at these two stores

Want a DJI Mavic Pro that stands out from everyone else’s? This new version has something in common with the drone that put DJI on the drone map — the Phantom. DJI today announced its limited edition Mavic Pro Alpine White. The drone...Show More Summary

Condition surveying with UAVs and Sputnik GIS

4 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Spuntik GIS is widely used in condition surveying. Hi-definition 3D-models of buildings and constructions allows specialist to detect defects and deformations, more than, it is available to vectorize and save such areas using .kml editor.  Therefore, the result of inspection is 3D-map of defects and deformations.…

DroneePlotter-in Browser Flight Log Analiser Tool got Privacy and many other cool features.

6 days agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Last time i introduced DroneePlotter which is completely free  in browser flight log analiser tool for Ardupilot and PX4 log files. After many feebdacks we have added many features to DroneePlotter. 1.we added lz4 compression support for upload and download of the files.Lz4 compresses binary files around 50%, Which means you…

The fight that’s roiling the drone industry: small businesses see an “ol’ boys club’ forming

This is an excerpt of a piece originally written for Read the entire piece here. The U.S. government is farming out the difficult task of establishing drone regulations to private companies, but the choice of one ofShow More Summary

VTX? PDB? ESC’s? A simple and comprehensive guide to all the FPV drone parts

Drones are complicated enough. There are rules to follow, registrations to be done and undone and done again, there’s learning how to fly it, and then there’s deciphering all the components of a drone. And those components can quickly turn into a pretty messy alphabet soup. Show More Summary

FRiFF 2018 Drone Film Festival is coming to San Francisco next week

­ The Flying Robot international Film Festival (FRiFF) returns to San Francisco’s historic Roxie Theater for its third year next year. The film festival will award winners from seven different categories including landscapes, drone racing...Show More Summary

DIY Air Data Computer Asgard

The air data computer Asgard is out. It is a unit designed for DIYers, size and weight are compatible (fixation tabs have the same dimensions of standards servo tabs) with low-cost RC applications.  Some aspects will be changed as per users feedback. Be sure to checkout the project…

DJI launches new FlightHub drone operations software at AirWorks 2017

DJI, the world’s largest drone maker, now wants to help you manage your drones too. The Chinese drone manufacturer today released FlightHub, a software targeted at enterprise and business use cases, which manages real-time drone operations, flight data, fleets and pilot teams. Show More Summary

Evaluating the efficiency of a sensorless propeller drive using UAVCAN GUI Tool

So we were testing certain stuff in our lab yesterday, and I thought, why don't we share our approach? That would be such a great way to show off the capabilities of the UAVCAN GUI Tool. Check this out: The video features the following products and instruments:…

Getting Started with FlytBase Cloud - Setup a Virtual Drone

Hey Everyone, we are creating this tutorial series to help you connect your drones to Cloud. (You can use your existing setup with a CC and 4G/LTE dongle) FlytBase Cloud helps you connect your drones to the cloud. Set UAV missions, get telemetry and payload…

A Drone by Aero-hawk so cleverly named the Field Hawk

Aero-Hawk  announces the arrival of Field Hawk. A new to the market Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. With the Field Hawk Farmers get a drone capable of providing useful information using Wavelength Specific Filters to Notice Chlorophyll…

Autonomous boat to sail across the Atlantic – Proof of concept

One year has passed since I launched the autonomous boat OpenTransat that has attempted to cross the Atlantic Ocean and I wrote an article about it. The boat is lost in the ocean after being hit by crazy storms, but I didn't give up. Currently, I am working on the next sailboat with improved hardware and software and a more robust construction.…

Sputnik GIS 1.3 by Geoscan has been released!

2 weeks agoHobbies / Drones : DIY Drones

Hello everyone!                 In Geoscan we develop multidimensional spatial data visualization system – Sputnik GIS. It is a great tool for viewing and analyzing wide range of UAV survey results.                 Today we are glad to present you a new version of Sputnik 1.3. Show More Summary

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