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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
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APM2.5.2 & 2.6 MIC5219-3.3YM5 (GL33) Regulator Mod & Alternate Capacitor Mod

Posted by Paul Krajewski on April 23, 2014 at 9:00pm 1 Comment

APM2.5.2 & 2.6 MIC5219-3.3YM5 (GL33) Regulator Mod & Alternate Capacitor Mod

Supplies Needed:

MIC5219-3.3YM5 SOT23-5 Package 3.3V Fixed Voltage Regulator

0402 or 0603 size SMD 470Ω Resistor ( Marked [471] )

(1) 1206 size 100uf 6.3V Ceramic Capacitor or (2) 1206 size 47uf 6.3V…

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Landing from Rally Points

Posted by Michael Day on April 23, 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

Howdy devs,

I've been working on this for a few months now and I think it is finally ready for evaluation for a possible merge into master. My team has been wanting to simplify planning for autonomous landings so that mission planning for autonomous landing is less complex. Our motivation is that…

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Legislative committee approves proposed law to regulate drones in North Carolina!

Posted by Joshua Johnson on April 23, 2014 at 7:10pm 0 Comments

"Proposed legislation regulating drone use in North Carolina would open the door for use of the unmanned aircraft by government agencies and for commercial flights once the Federal Aviation Administration allows them.

The draft legislation, approved unanimously Wednesday by the House Committee…

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HummingBoard, The Vastly More Powerful Raspi

Posted by Thomas J Coyle III on April 23, 2014 at 3:32pm 3 Comments

By Brian Benchoff

The Raspberry…

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UBLOX NEO-M8N GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS and SBAS receiver EVAL module ready for purchase

Posted by CSGShop on April 23, 2014 at 10:54am 6 Comments

We have designed new board based on the Ublox NEO-M8N module.

The NEO-M8N Evaluation board makes evaluating the high performance of the u-blox 8 positioning engine simple. With a built-in USB interface for both power supply and high-speed…

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Drone Businesses: Three Social Media Platforms You Can't Afford To Ignore

Posted by Colin Snow on April 23, 2014 at 9:32am 0 Comments

My latest blog looks at the role and importance of social media for small UAS service providers.

For some the thought of using Twitter or Facebook or LinkedIn for their small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) business seems, well, just wrong. What good are they? Aren’t they just platforms for people…

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Multirotor used near Vancouver International Airport and Vancouver Harbour

Posted by John Githens on April 23, 2014 at 5:00am 38 Comments

Transport Canada and the RCMP are investigating videos posted on YouTube showing an “unmanned air vehicle” flying near Vancouver International Airport and over Vancouver Harbour, the site of commercial float-plane operations.

Transport Canada spokesman Rod Nelson said…

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FDM Ag UAV

Posted by Eli Cohen on April 22, 2014 at 7:00pm 39 Comments

Hi all! Just wanted to share a project I have been involved with since last September. I was the TA for a class of students at Purdue University and we collaborated with students from Brigham Young University and Georgia Tech to create an almost entirely additive manufactured UAV for agricultural surveying. Boeing funded the program through their education wing and Stratasys was a huuuuuuuuuuuuuge help with printing our aircraft. 

Wingspan is 89" from winglet to…

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Paper-thin Arduino for a DIY blimp

Posted by Chris Anderson on April 22, 2014 at 2:00pm 5 Comments

From Makezine:

Want to build your own blimp? The folks at Ynvisible show you how to do just that with balloons, helium, balsa wood, paperclips, motors, and Printoo, …

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Multispectral Camera Payload on Draganflyer Unmanned Aircraft System Provides Agricultural and Environmental Data Collection

Multispectral Camera Payload on Draganflyer Unmanned Aircraft System Provides Agricultural and Environmental Data Collection

Multispectral imaging has long been used to collect data-rich images which reveal things not visible to the naked eye, but equipment for this has traditionally been bulky, heavy, and expensive. Taking advantage of the newly miniaturized Tetracam ADC Micro camera, Draganfly Innovations…

Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Enhanced Ground Control System And Software For Small Unmanned Aircraft

Lockheed Martin Demonstrates Enhanced Ground Control System And Software For Small Unmanned Aircraft

Lockheed Martin’s Group 1 family of unmanned aircraft systems is migrating to enhanced automation capabilities using its Kestrel™ “Fly Light” flight control systems and industry-leading mobile Ground Control Station (mGCS) software. The increased automation allows operators to focus on executing the…

Unmanned aircraft team shows aptitude with new app

Unmanned aircraft team shows aptitude with new app

By SOFIA BLEDSOE PEO The Product Office for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Ground Maneuver was recognized with an award by Serious Games Showcase and Challenge during an award ceremony April 10 at Camber Corporation in Huntsville. The team won for Best…

DJI Sponsors SUSB Expo RC AP Workshop

DJI Sponsors SUSB Expo RC AP Workshop

DJI is sponsoring the RC Aerial Photography/Cinematography workshop with Gus Calderon. Gus was recently in the news as one of the folks behind Lady GaGa’s flying dress, and the owner of IsisCopter., He is also Executive producer of the documentary “Civilian…

RC Airplane Flight Across the USA – MyGeekShow

RC Airplane Flight Across the USA - MyGeekShow

sUAS News has backed Trent so should you! A young man that has shown hard work pays off. His posts on DIY Drones have documented the challenges he has faced and knowledge acquired in a charming modest way. Back him here https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rc-airplane-flight-across-the-usa-mygeekshow#home…

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