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Welcome to DIY Drones!


Welcome to the largest community for amateur Unmanned Aerial Vehicles! Use the tabs and drop-down menus above to navigate the site.

 

This community is the home of ArduPilot, the world's first universal autopilot platform (planes, multicopters of all sorts and ground rovers). Today the Pixhawk and APM 2.6 autopilots run a variety of powerful free and open UAV software systems, including:

  • ArduCopter, a fully-autonomous multicopter and heli UAV system
  • ArduPlane, a pro-level UAV system for planes of all types
  • ArduRover, a fully-autonomous ground-based vehicle system

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Drones over Idaho: Robert Blair, the Unmanned Farmer

Posted by Roger Sollenberger on April 16, 2014 at 12:18pm 0 Comments

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Robert Blair (http://diydrones.com/profile/RobertBlair), a fourth-generation wheat farmer living in Kendrick, Idaho, has been using drones in precision agriculture since 2007. “Folks think we’re standing out there in our bib overalls with a pitchfork,” he says. “But take a look at our technology. Our tractors, our…

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Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority scrambling to roll out drone public awareness campaign

Posted by Greg on April 16, 2014 at 10:01am 0 Comments

UAV Safety Story

From ABC News Australia

Aviation authorities are struggling to keep up with a boom in remote controlled drones over…

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Emergency Auto Landing - APM saves sUAV

Posted by Trent at MyGeekShow on April 16, 2014 at 6:19am 24 Comments

Mayday! Mayday! I tested the FPV system on the Raptor140B, with nearly disastrous results. Luckily, the APM was onboard to save the day!



I added the 400mw 1.3Ghz FPV transmitter to the 140B, and took it for a test flight. Right after take off I had significant control issues,…

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Portable Ground Station design, 2.0 - the basic idea

Posted by Adrián Nagy Hinst on April 16, 2014 at 3:12am 3 Comments

Hi guys, previously I posted a description about my Ground station.

Since than, I spent many hours on testing and flying with it!

Regarding my experiences, I came up with a 2.0…

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Using the Stars, Sun the Moon and the Horizon rather than GPS

Posted by Monroe Lee King Jr. on April 16, 2014 at 12:58am 19 Comments

 This is a post off the top of my head because I have not looked into it very much but I thought it might be of interest to some so I'll post it anyway.

 I was looking at this:

This is the Celestron "StarSense" an accessory for computerized "GOTO" telescopes. What this does is you…

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NAVIO: RTK demonstration

Posted by Emlid on April 15, 2014 at 10:13pm 9 Comments

Hey guys, we wanted to share a visual demonstration of  RTK GPS.  The demo was made with NAVIO board and Raspberry Pi running RTKLIB. Plots display how RTK GPS solution compares to a single GPS solution from the same receiver.…

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Ohio drone user charged for obstructing an accident scene

Posted by Chris Anderson on April 15, 2014 at 10:06am 40 Comments

From the Associated Press:

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A man is facing charges after deputies say he was flying a video camera-equipped drone that hindered the landing of a medical helicopter at an accident…

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Travelling with an Unmanned Aerial System

Posted by Toby Lankford on April 15, 2014 at 7:00am 5 Comments

Hello Everyone,

Then Aerial Vista Challenge Team has been very busy getting things arranged for the wildlife challenge.  We are making progress and are blogging more about it soon.  In fact we are setting out a new mission that we will talk a bit about in this blog and we are…

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ArduPilot formation flying revisited

Posted by Graham Dyer on April 14, 2014 at 11:29pm 10 Comments

Further to our first attempts at fully automated formation flying (see…

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UAV news from sUAS News

FLIR Systems Canada partners with ING Robotic Aviation to introduce an advanced method of infrared inspections

FLIR Systems Canada partners with ING Robotic Aviation to introduce an advanced method of infrared inspections

FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR), the world leader in thermal imaging systems, is pleased to announce that ING Robotic Aviation, leader in its field, has selected its products to develop robotic aircraft for aerial industrial infrared inspections and visual gas leak…

Worldwide Aeros and Tetracam Partner to Strategically Boost Agriculture Monitoring, Efficiency and Crop Yields

Worldwide Aeros and Tetracam Partner to Strategically Boost Agriculture Monitoring, Efficiency and Crop Yields

Worldwide Aeros (Aeros), a manufacturer of lighter-than-air (LTA) aircraft, announced today their partnership with Tetracam Inc. as a system integrator of the multi-spectral camera systems for precision agriculture applications. Aeros and Tetracam recently partnered to provide growers with the opportunity…

Australia:- Civil Aviation Safety Authority scrambling to roll out drone public awareness campaign

Australia:- Civil Aviation Safety Authority scrambling to roll out drone public awareness campaign

By Jason Om Aviation authorities are struggling to keep up with a boom in remote controlled drones over Australia’s cities. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has issued warnings to more than 100 users for safety breaches and is now scrambling…

NextGen Drone Tracker Kit Now Available

NextGen Drone Tracker Kit Now Available

Sagetech Corporation, disruptive innovator in miniature avionics, today announced a new turnkey solution to track drones using NextGen ADS-B location broadcasts and iPads.  The ADS-B Tracker Kit includes Sagetech’s new XPG-TR micro transponder, Clarity ADS-B receiver, and an iPad with…

Sherbrooke Fire Department selects ING Robotic Aviation to provide support for Quebec flooding

Sherbrooke Fire Department selects ING Robotic Aviation to provide support for Quebec flooding

The Fire Department of Sherbrooke, Quebec has called upon the services of local unmanned aircraft sales and services company, ING Robotic Aviation, to help assess the level of the river and precisely determine the areas affected by the raise of…

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