Two Ardupilot News Items: Copter 3.5; The Solo Lives On

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Two Ardupilot News Items: Copter 3.5; The Solo Lives On
Two Ardupilot News Items: Copter 3.5; The Solo Lives On

In case you missed it, some great news items in the last couple weeks, from the Ardupilot development powerhouse:

– Release of Copter 3.5

– The Solo lives on

Copter 3.5 is a major release with an extensive list of new features and improvements,…

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THOR hybrid UAV hovers like a helicopter, flies like a plane
THOR hybrid UAV hovers like a helicopter, flies like a plane

The THOR prototype can transition from hover to fixed-wing cruise mode by rotating its wings into ...

The THOR prototype can transition from hover to fixed-wing cruise mode by rotating its wings into alignment

Conventional multicopter drones are excellent at hovering and VTOL, but they can’t cover long distances as efficiently as fixed-wing aircraft. A team of students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design is trying to get the best of both worlds with the Transformable HOvering…

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FlytPi – A Turnkey companion computer pre-loaded with FlytOS Commercial Edition [Available for Order]
FlytPi – A Turnkey companion computer pre-loaded with FlytOS Commercial Edition [Available for Order]

Order your FlytPi Kit here

We, at FlytBase, are on a mission to empower drone developers and help them accelerate development of drone applications. Over last few months,…

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Optical Drone Swarming – Dobby with Snapdragon Flight & AprilTags
Optical Drone Swarming – Dobby with Snapdragon Flight & AprilTags

This is an example of a swarm that only uses OpenCV and AprilTags for Navigation.  It was very cleverly executed by Zerotech, the makers of the Dobby drone, which uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon Flight Controller.   This swarm uses AprilTags on a mat on the ground and moves around by locating tags on the included mat.

No GPS -…

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Inline multirotor/hoverbike prototype
Inline multirotor/hoverbike prototype

Hey, this post is a follow up to a previous post found here:

Hoverbike

I have a new updated version which is much more maneuverable and power efficient.  This new…

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Dronecode updates for July: new QGC, autopilot, PX4 1.6
Dronecode updates for July: new QGC, autopilot, PX4 1.6

Lots of news and updates from the Dronecode team this month: 

1) The Aerialtronics OcPoC autopilot (video above) now supports the Dronecode/PX4 software stack!

● FPGA and dual-core ARM processors…

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Dronecode updates for July: new QGroundControl, FPGA autopilot, PX4 1.6
Dronecode updates for July: new QGroundControl, FPGA autopilot, PX4 1.6

Lots of news and updates from the Dronecode team this month: 

1) The Aerialtronics OcPoC autopilot (video above) now supports the Dronecode/PX4 software stack!

● FPGA and dual-core ARM processors…

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Tattu 30A BLHeli_S ESC Review
Tattu 30A BLHeli_S ESC Review

Gens Ace and the Tattu brand has a strong reputation in high-performance batteries. Recently, they expanded into speed controllers with the Tattu 30A BLHeli_S ESC, and sent us a set to review.

What’s Included

An ESC is a basic component, and often sold in nothing more than a static bag. These Tattu ESCs aim for a higher standard and are supplied in a sleek black box. Inside are the ESCs, of course, as…

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Y4 Copter modification
Y4 Copter modification

Hello everyone !!!

I started three months ago in the realization of a Y4Copter completely modify homemade. 

I realized the chassis of my wooden quadcopter of 18mm by 18mm that one finds in the stores of do-it-yourself for the sum of 3 euros, I used aluminum chair seats for assembly and 4mm plywood .

I chose to change the location of the rear engines on my Y4, instead of using the…

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Accessing UgCS Video Stream
Accessing UgCS Video Stream

When doing custom integration projects with UgCS, sometimes it might not be enough to only have the video stream window displayed in UgCS client. In this article we will explain in a few steps the simple process of accessing the stream.

The Video streamer component is located in UgCS…

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