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SparkFun AVC 2014 Course Preview

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Added by Arthur Benemann on April 17, 2014 at 1:58pm — 1 Comment

Flight with My First Quadcopter

Hi everyone,

As I promised, I've made a video to show the result of new flight control board.

Log data

Gyro&accel (fluctuate around -1 and 1)

Closer look:…


Added by Thanh Nguyen on April 17, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Tricopters and Flying Wings for Forest and Island Mapping in Borneo

Hi All

We would like to share some pictures and stories from our work in Borneo using DIY Tricopter and flying wing with APM for mapping community forest (village forest and customary forest) purpose. We also aim at mapping the land use change at certain areas due to the establishment of…


Added by Rai on April 17, 2014 at 8:56am — 4 Comments

First flight with APM complete

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"…


Added by Mark Williams on April 17, 2014 at 6:11am — 2 Comments

Conservationdrones in Aceh, North Sumatra

One of the early drone develop by 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…


Added by keeyen pang on April 16, 2014 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Water-jetting Hexacopter frames out of Lexan

CAD layout for four frames…


Added by Jeremy Guillory on April 16, 2014 at 10:25pm — 12 Comments

UAV and UAV Landing Platform close to completion!

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…


Added by Brandon Frazer on April 16, 2014 at 8:00pm — 8 Comments

British scientists defy the laws of physics to create a flat lens that thinks it’s curved.

British scientists defy the laws of physics to create a flat lens that thinks it’s curved.…


Added by Paul on April 16, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Mulitrotors on the set of Mythbusters

Adam Savage and the crew over at talk multirotors on their most recent podcast still untitled. Adam mentions that one of the cameramen, Duncan Clark, has been using…


Added by Joe Murphy on April 16, 2014 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

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


Robert Blair (, 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…


Added by Roger Sollenberger on April 16, 2014 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

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…


Added by Greg on April 16, 2014 at 10:01am — 6 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,…


Added by Trent at MyGeekShow on April 16, 2014 at 6:19am — 36 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…


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


Added by Monroe Lee King Jr. on April 16, 2014 at 12:58am — 25 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.…


Added by Emlid on April 15, 2014 at 10:13pm — 14 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…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 15, 2014 at 10:06am — 48 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…


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

ArduPilot formation flying revisited

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


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.…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 14, 2014 at 4:51pm — 22 Comments

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