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3D Robotics
Drones over Idaho: Robert Blair, the Unmanned Farmer

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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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Added by Roger Sollenberger on April 16, 2014 at 12:18pm — No Comments

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

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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Added by Greg on April 16, 2014 at 10:01am — No Comments

Emergency Auto Landing - APM saves sUAV

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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Added by Trent at MyGeekShow on April 16, 2014 at 6:19am — 25 Comments

Portable Ground Station design, 2.0 - the basic idea

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

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

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

NAVIO: RTK demonstration

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


3D Robotics
Ohio drone user charged for obstructing an accident scene

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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Added by Chris Anderson on April 15, 2014 at 10:06am — 41 Comments

Travelling with an Unmanned Aerial System

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


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ArduPilot formation flying revisited

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

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


3D Robotics
Gumstix releases PX4-compatible Linux flight controller board

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

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Added by Chris Anderson on April 14, 2014 at 4:51pm — 19 Comments

ATSM Approves New sUAS Operating Standards

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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Added by Cody O. on April 14, 2014 at 2:00pm — 15 Comments

Altitude Hold + Throttle Angle Correction

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

MultWii Joystick.

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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Added by Wipo on April 14, 2014 at 11:34am — 3 Comments


3D Robotics
Google buys Titan Aerospace (solar powered, high-altitude drones)

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

DIY Monocopters

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

3D-printed drone parts

I have 3d printed a wing part has been flight tested with a MULTIPLEX fuselage (above)

Now I am in a fuselage designing process and I am not sure in the printer axis parts since airstream aligned to Z printer axis layers.

Could somebody help me?

Thank you

Added by Jonatan Domenech on April 14, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Drone flyby reveals ancient village buried in New Mexico

An interesting article on Mother Nature Network "Thermal images captured by a small drone allowed archaeologists to peer under the surface of the New Mexican desert floor, revealing…

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Added by Oliver on April 13, 2014 at 8:26am — 8 Comments

f450 rebuild & diagnostics

My quad is once again functioning after my last crash! f450 frame replacement arrived in about a week, but the replacement motor took over 3 weeks. Hard to wait for. So as soon as I got it in the mail, I flew the next morning at a beach in laporte - got some nice footage! html5 video link 1, and html5…

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Added by Joe Thompson on April 12, 2014 at 9:30pm — 9 Comments

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