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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:

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Arcturus Jump - Piccolo autopilot using Latitude Engineering’s Hybrid-Quadrotor technology

Posted by Dennis Okeefe on April 24, 2014 at 8:30am 2 Comments

Is any work being done by the development team to add this class of vehicle to the capabilities of the APM or Pixhawk series of…

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Point cloud densification and orthophoto generation

Posted by Gerard Toonstra on April 24, 2014 at 5:20am 2 Comments

This is a continuation of previous blog posts about how 3D reconstructions work. In this image you see a…

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Keeping things toasty in the stratosphere

Posted by Lester Haines on April 24, 2014 at 2:30am 22 Comments

Anyone out there involved in High Altitude Ballooning (HAB) operations might be interested in the space-grade Polyimide Thermofoil flexible heater rig we're using to keep our Vulture 2 spaceplane's rocket motor toasty at altitude.

The propellant doesn't much like the cold, so we need to keep it above -5 degrees C if possible - the minimum guaranteed firing temperature.…

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Brushless Gimbal - Opensource communication problem

Posted by Hein on April 24, 2014 at 2:00am 0 Comments

If you are having problems with uploading firmware or communicating with the gimbal software (RCTimer - Gimbal controller board for example) then most likely the following info will help you.

See communication problem below in Arduino:

Follow this link for instructions:…

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SONY 1000TVL 0.00001Lux Color 2.8-12mm Vari-focus CCD WDR Camera for FPV systrems

Posted by CSGShop on April 24, 2014 at 12:51am 16 Comments

We have received new 1000TVL sony cameras what will be used for FPV systems in your drone...

SONY 1000TVL 0.00001Lux Color 2.8-12mm Vari-focus CCD WDR Camera with OSD, for FPV or your RC Car, Plane,…

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The "Walking with a drone project" is seeking a drone constructor partner

Posted by Benoit Pereira da Silva on April 24, 2014 at 12:30am 0 Comments

The french team behind the "Walking with a drone project" is seeking a drone constructor partner.

This original walking performance should receive a large media coverage.

We will offer:

  • free advertisings to promote our partner brand throughout the world and especially in France (a market with a mature UAV legal…
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Latest musical drone composition from Kmel

Posted by Chris Anderson on April 23, 2014 at 10:30pm 2 Comments

Oh, the cool things you can do when you have a Vicon motion capture room!

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 6 Comments

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 5 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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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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