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X8 FPV UPDATE COCKPIT/WINDSHIELD

This is the last and final touches to the cockpit windshield to my my X8, as all of you can see the hinges, the side supports, and specially the latches make...
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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

I'm new to all this--where do I start?                    Are amateur UAVs legal? (yes)

Examples of civilian uses of drones                   Glossary of confusing terms

Blog Posts

Ohio drone user charged for obstructing an accident scene

Posted by Chris Anderson on April 15, 2014 at 10:06am 16 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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Gumstix releases PX4-compatible Linux flight controller board

Posted by Chris Anderson on April 14, 2014 at 4:51pm 13 Comments

Thanks to Chris Crews in the forums, a new AeroCore from Gumstix.…

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ATSM Approves New sUAS Operating Standards

Posted by Cody O. on April 14, 2014 at 2:00pm 12 Comments

Unfortunately, you have to pay to see them.  Does anyone know what the significance of this is?

Small UAS Operations

ASTM International Committee F38 on Unmanned Aircraft Systems has recently approved…

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Altitude Hold + Throttle Angle Correction

Posted by treym on April 14, 2014 at 1:00pm 5 Comments

With a smooth correction curve near the center and a configurable angle , we can now make some maneuvers while retaining the same altitude.

Those values act as a starting point, Then Adjust with how fast your motor and esc can react, multirotor size , weight and battery discharge, flying style and expected behaviour :



for fpv without…

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MultWii Joystick.

Posted by Wipo on April 14, 2014 at 11:34am 1 Comment

Hi, 

A MultWii blog on the DIYdrones website might seem a little bit strange, but I know most poeple have an APM as well as a MultWii board so here I go.

The joystick feature that is available in the APM planner is not available in the MultiWiiConf software. So I have added the joystick feature to theMultiWiiConf software. Currently It's only available for Windows. All…

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Google buys Titan Aerospace (solar powered, high-altitude drones)

Posted by Chris Anderson on April 14, 2014 at 11:26am 4 Comments

From TechCrunch:

Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, the drone startup that makes high-flying robots which was previously scoped by Facebook as…

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DIY Monocopters

Posted by Ying Hong on April 14, 2014 at 11:00am 19 Comments

 
 
 

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UAV news from sUAS News

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…

Drone bill sparks constitutional debate in Louisiana Senate committee

Drone bill sparks constitutional debate in Louisiana Senate committee

By Emily Lane, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune  A Louisiana Senate judiciary committee approved on Tuesday (April 15) a bill that would set up laws regulating unmanned aircrafts, known with increasing awareness in recent years as drones. The Deterrence of Reconnaissance Over…

Man charged in use of camera drone at accident

Man charged in use of camera drone at accident

By Holly ZachariahThe Columbus Dispatch Kele Stanley has been charged with a felony because officials say he refused to land the camera-equipped drone that he had been guiding over a traffic crash scene, but he says he is no idiot. A…

Aero Surveillance introduces a new partnership with Aero Composite Innovation and the new AS 20 Unmanned Aircraft System

Aero Surveillance introduces a new partnership with Aero Composite Innovation and the new AS 20 Unmanned Aircraft System

Le Castellet, France – April 10thth, 2014 – Aero Surveillance announces a new partnership with Aero Composites Innovations (ACInnov) to focus on advanced Small and Medium Tactical fixed wing surveillance solutions. The first system coming from the collaboration is Aero…

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