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:
I finally got around to testing out Ardupilot on a real flight. It was far too windy for a test flight and so was short and untidy. I'm now waiting for a calm day to get it tuned. I have an APM 2.5 installed in a HobbyKing Bixler 2.
There was some bad "porpoising"…Continue
One of the early drone develop by conservationdrone.org still actively fly in Aceh for forest monitoring. This is a repost video from conservatiodrones. It is good to know that low cost drone bring great benefit to conservation body. Thanks Fauna & Flora International Aceh Program sharing the video and I…Continue
UAV and UAV Landing Platform close to completion!
I posted a while back with our project and we have been keeping it in hiding until we fully finished it. We still have some things left to finish. We were able to get the magnetic locking system to work…Continue
British scientists defy the laws of physics to create a flat lens that thinks it’s curved.…Continue
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…Continue
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,…