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  1. I have been working with UAV design. For this, I have been looking for design aspects of Penguin UAV which is built by UAVfactory. Mainly, I have been looking for wing profile, airfoil used and all. Can anyone help me?
  2. Hello everyone! I'm Muhammad Waqas, student of Mechatronics Engineering from Islamabad, Pakistan. We're doing a project on UAVs and we need to make a flight controller board. So my question is pretty simple, can Raspberry Pi be used as a Flight Controller? How complex it is to code a flight controller? And is there an easy method to develop a flight controller of our own?
  3. Hi, I have a school research project where I have to build a business intelligence report where I have to offer a new tech to help a business. Basically I need help finding a specific drone model that can hypothetically be used for “food delivery” to hypothetically help a business like door dash or something. (Unless anyone has a better idea) Anyone know any specific drone models that have UAV capabilities, has a carry weight of about 5lb, and basically is researchable. I need to find info regarding “architecture and mobility, design, standards, markets and regulations” so basically it has so be a “known” drone model to where I can easily find a lot of information about it. if anyone can help me find a specific model of drone, and if anyone can help provide resources or info in the areas I need to research. It would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance, I’m really stuck here and know very little about drones and honestly need help.
  4. hey guys Pat from Australia here. Just signed up. Been flying for a year with a Mavic 2 Pro. Love every single flight. I posted a video in this forum for my frist post to if you guys would like to check out. Hope to engage with other drone flyers here and learn
  5. During some tests that we carried out autonomously of the mRo navigation systems, while we flew, the wind began to blow very hard and we decided to suspend the mission and land manually because the wind was increasing more and more and the gusts were erratic and unexpected. To end the day, during the final approach the pilot made some low passes to be able to take some pictures of the plane from very close. Once the photos we achieved and we saw the circumstances complicated by the wind and the difficult landing, as fun we challenge the pilot to land with aim. Due to the strong wind we couldn't land at the first attempt, so we had to abort the landing on several occasions repeating the same flight pattern. At some moments during the final approach phase, we switch to “Stabilized” flight mode to check the safety that the mRo autopilot (mRo x2.1-777) brings while corrects the plane banking very quickly. The video quality is not at all the best, because vibrations are shown on the camera and this is because it is mounted on a pan/tilt system. Best Regards Pedro Matabuena
  6. I have several 12-bit raw images acquired with Survey3 MAPIR spectral camera. There is a MAPIR Camera Control (MCC) software for make the images batch convertion to GeoTIFF format, but doesn't work very well. Does anybody know how I could do this convertion in batch with preservation of geocoding associated, with ANACONDA, QGIS or something else?
  7. This is a tutorial video of the Ground Control Station software of the SNIPER, Visionair. Check how easy is to prepare missions with the Auto-Grid Generation tool. Agriculture, mining or search & rescue, this tool is helpfull in any type of mission. Visit our website at or check our social media.
  8. I am new to this group and have a question for anyone knowledgable about how drones use elevation data in their flights. Is it loaded into the software onboard the UAV? What data is currently available and used. And would very specific elevation data of the ground surface area along with obstacles present be of any value in that process? Here is what I am talking about .It is a collaboration between Lufthansa and Intermap Technologies in creating a global database for Drone/ UAV usage called NextView. The data specifications are listed at the bottom... Thanks in advance as I don't know (but am trying to learn quickly) all the nuances involved with a wildly growing industry. Bill Raymor
  9. Hello everyone , This is kalyan from India.Iam new for this community.I need some suggestions from you,I am interested to study on UAV for my masters.As the course is offered mostly from USA universities.I am thinking about the job offers after completion of course. Is it really hard to get a job ? I am really tensed about it.And which universities would you suggest me to apply ? Thanks in advance, Kalyan
  10. Hey Everybody, I see there a lot of new drone pilots joining the community, one of my earliest struggles in the industry was actually buying a drone! I made a video and wrote an article about a couple of things you need to consider before buying your first prosumer drone. Below is the video and here is the article: If you find any of this information of any value please let me know in the forum comment section. Also, UAV Coach has a great and in-depth guide for professional drone models (2018) on their website. Check it out here: Best,
  11. Used Matrice 100 Bundle- Sold As Is M100 Remote Controller TB47D Batteries (2) White Carrying Case Zenmuse X5 Matrice 100- Complete Flight Platform - Start flying quickly, and enjoy stable, reliable flight. Your Matrice 100 platform has all of DJI’s easy-to-fly technology built in, and includes the flight controller, propulsion system, GPS, DJI Lightbridge, a dedicated remote controller, and a rechargeable battery. This system automatically manages the most complex tasks required for flight, so you can focus on your work. Fully Programmable - Customize and tailor your flight platform by using the DJI SDK. Develop a system for any use, and revolutionize industries by applying your knowledge and skills to cutting-edge flight technology. Teach your Matrice 100 how to behave and what to do. Program customized commands, tell it how and where to fly, and gather information from the entire system in real time. Long, Extendable Flight Time - A lightweight frame and efficient motors give you up to 40 minutes* of flight time. For greater flexibility when adding additional payload, an optional second battery can be mounted into a dedicated power slot. *Flight times vary based on payload and flight conditions, and the maximum 40 minute flight time tested when hovering with dual TB48D batteries and no additional payload. High-Precision Vision Positioning - Even without GPS, achieve hovering that is accurate to within centimeters. Even when flying at high speeds, high-precision stereo algorithms provide positioning information over nearly any terrain. Guidance’s vision positioning system is effective at altitudes of up to 65 feet (20 meters). Obstacle Sensing in Every Direction - Guidance continuously scans the nearby environment and detects obstacles in real time. When used with a DJI flight controller, it can tell your flight system to automatically avoid collision, even at high speeds. Zenmuse X5- Camera features a Micro Four Thirds Sensor with MFT Mount. Camera captures video at DCI 4K (4096 x 2160). Camera comes with burst and Interval Photos Modes. Over 12 Stops of Dynamic Range. Camera conveniently records to microSD Cards. For more information: Visit: Call Scott Currin: 866-828-5777
  12. The ALTI team had an endurance flight with a standard Transition unmanned aircraft and achieved an endurance flight time of 10 hours, 43 minutes and 43 seconds. Various minor updates and improvements have been made to the ALTI Transition over the last few months and all these small changes have a BIG result, endurance. Based on calculations and previous flights, expected endurance was around 8 hours, compared with pre-production endurance tests of just over 6 hours in real world conditions. Breaking their very own expectations by nearly 3 hours on a standard, non-modified ALTI Transition ALTI is excited to offer their clients extended endurance to what is already an impressive 7 hour advertised performance. Since this flight ALTI have increase fuel capacity to allow for an endurance of over 11 hours, not because it was required, but because they could. To ALTI’s knowledge and research, an endurance of over 10 hours on a VTOL hybrid (fixed wing and multi-rotor) aircraft under 20kg MTOW and under 3m wingspan has never been achieved by any other aircraft. The current world record for any VTOL aircraft (manned or unmanned) is 22.5 hours, which ALTI plans on breaking by a few hours with its upcoming 6m wingspan ‘Reach’ due early 2018. ALTI develops, manufactures and exports the Transition VTOL system, a double-hybrid, unmanned and fully autonomous fixed wing aircraft with the ability to take-off and land vertically, from anywhere. The key objective with the ALTI Transition was to offer a highly capable, reliable and affordable civil use commercial VTOL (vertical take-off and land) aircraft, which one could actually purchase and use every day, unlike the majority of similar system, available only to military at high price points. The ALTI Transition is made from the highest-grade materials, to the highest standards using unique proprietary techniques. An advanced aerodynamic design with low stall speed, efficient cruise with very low drag, excellent stability in high winds and an incredibly low weight at only 5.6kg for the entire air-frame. The air-frame is completely modular and can be rapidly deployed, from in the case to in the air in under 10 minutes with only two operators required, this along with zero need for a runway or bulky and expensive catapult systems, provides quicker and safer operation, anywhere, any time. The Transition is designed as a hybrid system allowing for a combination of multi-rotor flight and traditional fixed wing flight, providing the advantages of both aircraft types, the practicality of multi-rotor flight for take-off and landing, with the efficiency, range and endurance of a fixed wing aircraft. The incorporation of VTOL technology into the fixed wing system allows the Transition to take-off and land in confined spaces, in a very short time, offering a massive advantage over traditional systems as well as a lower impact and stress on the aircraft with long term use, usually associated with hard and unpredictable parachute or belly landings.
  13. ALTI UAS, world-leading unmanned aircraft developer and manufacturing company, launches advanced Ground Control System (GCS). A complete control and command station for the ALTI Transition unmanned aircraft system as well as other stand-alone aircraft control or camera gimbal and sensor control unit. The ALTI GCS is an advanced, modular, multi-link unmanned aircraft command and control system. It features everything from a high-quality intel computer, pre-loaded with all the relevant mission planning software, dual screen design layout, backup data telemetry link, long range control link, main digital data link (flight planning and telemetry) as well as HD video support, all integrated seamlessly into a lightweight Pelican Air travel case. An optional Range Extension Package is available for the ALTI GCS, which boasts a long-range data and video operation of up to 100km, made possible using a pneumatic telescopic mast and directional grid antenna along with a 10W Microhard amplifier and optional antenna trackers. The ALTI GCS is complete with Intel NUC computer including wireless keyboard and mouse and comes standard with duel 15.6” LED HD display monitors allowing for 160°/160° viewing angles. The digital and video link is powered by Microhard MIMO 2.4Ghz pMDDL2450 ENC radio systems, a solution that provides the bandwidth and range needed for complex data intensive applications. “The ALTI Ground Control Station is designed specifically for the ALTI Transition, It is the ultimate all-round compact GCS solution for effectively controlling the ALTI Transition and other similar unmanned aircraft” said Duran De Villiers, Director, ALTI UAS. The ALTI GCS is compatible with the ALTI Transition, a highly capable, reliable and affordable civil use commercial VTOL (vertical take-off and land) aircraft. The Transition features impressive endurance of up to 12 hours, 3m wingspan, and with zero take-off run required, making it a pure VTOL unmanned aircraft. The ALTI GCS is compatible with various other unmanned aircraft, fixed wing, rotor wing, as well as hybrid aircraft, small quadcopters to large, long endurance fixed wings and more. The ALTI GCS is available with and included in any purchase of the ALTI Transition and also available for sale as a stand-alone product. For more information on the ALTI GCS and ALTI Transition contact: Telephone: +27 44 382 7051 E-mail: Website:
  14. Invitation To: Global Drone Day! Date: June 10, 2018, Sunday, 1pm-4pm Location: Atlanta Got Drones! Got Skills! Game On In The Air! ROTOR’S UP! Does a 6 Foot Soccer Ball Excite You! Event activities include: Drone Jamboree for youth (Obstacle course)- Bring your own or use one of ours. (Check with us to make sure!) Drone Rodeo for adults (15+) (Aerial Games - Drone’s You can use: DJI Inspire’s, Phantom’s, Yuneec Drone’s, Typhoon’s, Bebop’s, 3DR Solo’s, and other Ready to Fly Live Camera Feed Drone’s Welcomed! (Check with us to make sure!) Separate Field with Electricity! Drone Racing – FPV Racing! Separate Field with Electricity! Register Today!
  15. Good Afternoon Everyone, I recently launch a digital marketing agency that focuses solely on the golfing industry. One of the services I offer is hole-by-hole guided tours. I'm looking for an individual/team that lives in South Florida (Atlantic side of the state) to do contract work as part of my team. I posted this job on and was overwhelmed with the responses from all over the country. I unfortunately was not specific about the location of the individual/team, so I'm hoping to make that clear here, I just want Florida based licensed UAV/Drone operators. I really appreciate your time and please reach out if you have any questions/interested. I'll be in Boca Raton from May 1-11 and I'm looking to meet prior to agreeing to any terms. Thanks, Matthew Neumann
  16. Checkout this testcase for live video streaming from a UAV: Using ASMIRA from the UAV can be flown with visual transmission even with very low bandwidth. A preview of the video takes can be delivered in real time concurrently to the "normal" live camera view for the pilot, thus you can see the footage while the bird is still airborne.
  17. Dear All, If you are worry about the UAV video transmission part, please contact me any time. Support: HD1080P image RS485 control signal 0ms delay 100KM flight distance live video
  18. UAVs or as many know and call them, “drones”, have become quite popular in the last couple of years and it seems that, nowadays, everyone has them. This is mostly because the market is over flooded with a plethora of cheap models, and you can buy a drone to have fun with in the back yard for less than $20. Of course, if you want a more sophisticated model that goes over 60mph, or has a 4K camera and basically, does the flying on its own, you will have to cash out from $400 and up. Is there a solution that offers all those great features, but for less money? Yes, there is and it’s called a DIY drone kit. Such a kit gives you a chance to own a great drone model that you can customize to your liking and learn about the drone technology, electronics, physics, aerodynamics, and much more as your project advances. Depending on which kit you choose, you can just order a frame and buy the rest of the parts separately, or you can choose a kit that includes almost all the parts and usually, you just need to buy a battery and a transmitter. Whichever type of a kit you choose, you first need to know how to choose the right one for you. How To Pick the Right DIY Drone Kit If you think that picking a DIY drone kit is easy peasy, you are way off course. You can’t just pick any kit and hope that the final product will be capable of doing what you intended it to. First, you need to decide what are you going to use the drone for. There are two basic types you can choose from: Freestyle drones (also known as racing drones) Aerial photography drones Racing Drones If you choose to go down the Racing path, you need to find a kit that includes a small, light, and durable racing frame, high KV value motors (KV stands for Rounds per Volt), and a Flight Controller that is suitable for that kind of flying. Why do we say a small racing frame that is durable and light? Well, a racing drone needs to be as light and durable as possible because you will crash it a lot, believe us. As for the motors, well, the higher the rounds per volt, the faster it will go and the faster you will be able to change the direction and perform breathtaking aerial stunts like flips, barrel rolls, loops, and so on. Our advice is to opt for motors that have 2300KV or a higher value. When it comes to a flight controller, you won’t actually need one that has all the fancy sensors that keep your drone leveled all the time, the GPS position assistance systems, the high precision barometer for keeping the altitude on its own, and the rest of the high-tech gizmos. You will want a package that gives you the ability to fly in the Acro mode (meaning you get to do all the flying without any assistance) and have the raw power. If you want to have the real drone racing feeling, then your kit also needs to support the onboard FPV (First Person View) equipment and that includes an FPV camera and an RF signal transmitter. (Racing drones usually have carbon fiber bodies and short propellors) Aerial Photography Drones If aerial filming and photography is your choice, then the drone kit you choose needs to be much more sophisticated than a racing drone kit. For starters, you will need a much bigger frame. Also, unlike for racing, where people use exclusively frames for 4 motors (quadcopters), when it comes to aerial filming, the more motors the better. You can choose a Hexacopter frame or even an Octocopter frame. As for motors, this time it’s reversed, the lower the KV value of a motor is, the more stable your drone will be and more filming equipment (camera and gimbal) it will be capable of lifting safely in the air. We suggest going from 900KV or lower. You also need bigger props. For example, if you choose 900KV motor, you should opt for a 10-inch prop. The lower the KV goes, the bigger props you will need if you want efficiency. When it comes to Flight Controllers, for this type of a drone, you will need as much assistance systems as possible. You want your drone to be stable and self-reliant as possible so that you can focus on filming and not so much on flying. If you want ease of setup and to be airborne as soon as possible, we suggest something like the DJI Naza series. If you want to program all the features yourself, you can choose something like the Pixhawk or APM flight controllers. But be warned, if you are not that familiar with programming and coding matter, we suggest going for the Naza series (M Lite or M V2). Important to know: Before choosing any type of DIY drone kit, make sure you know how to actually control a drone. Otherwise, you might get it all prepared for a flight, and crash it only after a few meters if something unexpected happens. Therefore, we suggest that you first buy a small, cheap drone to hone your piloting skills, and only then opt for a more serious drone kit that will get you deep into this hobby. If you want to read more about drone flying tips, we suggest checking out this How to Fly a Drone article. (Aerial photography drones have wider bodies and longer propellors to stabilize their cameras) How to Use a Drone Kit Using a drone kit is pretty much like building a drone from scratch, only, in this case, you don’t have to build the frame from scratch, as you get the frame in parts and you only have to follow the instructions to assemble it with bolts. As for the rest of the parts, depending on what is included in your kit, the procedure is the same as with other DIY UAV projects. After assembling the frame, you need to add ESC’s and motors, connect them properly (check the ESC’s and motor rotation). To connect the motors and ESC’s, we suggest using bullet connectors and heat shrink tubing for isolation. Then, you have to solder the ESCs to the power distribution board, (but most frames today come with an integrated power distribution board so you will probably just have to solder the ESC wires to marked spots on the frame). After that, you need to place your flight controller, but you need to be careful where you place it on the frame because if it’s not directly in the center, your controller might have glitches that can cause your bird to crash or even worse, simply fly away. Also, you need to find the perfect spot for your RC receiver (and the FPV transmitter if you decide to fly in FPV), as far as possible from the GPS module and the flight controller, to avoid interference. The same goes for the GPS module, you need to find the center position for it, but don’t worry, with the help of Mr. Know-it-all (YouTube) you will get everything done quite easy because there are tons of tutorials there. However, if you want an in-depth tutorial on building your drone, we suggest that you check out our DIY Drone: How to Build Your First Quadcopter – Part one and Part two articles for every bit of information you will need for such a project. Wrapping It Up Now that you know how to pick the right DIY drone kit for your needs, and you are equipped with all the needed knowledge, the only step you have to do is to pick a kit. Happy building and don’t forget to let us know which kit you chose and how it went!
  19. Hello everyone! I have created a software package that -amongst other purposes- it can be used to compensate for rolling shutter artifacts and provide corrected images. The overall scope is to increase the accuracy on 3D models created with photographs captured by Phantoms or other low cost UAVs and/or cameras. From tests that I have performed so far, the accuracy increases up to 70% for fast flights. I am turning to you now to further test my algorithm. If you have UAV-captured datasets that you can share with me, I would be very grateful. The only restriction is that I need datasets that have GCPs measured with RTK to eliminate this error source. Thank you very much in advance!
  20. Hi Everyone, I am Prince and I am from Ghana and i happy to be part of this wonderful community. DJI Phantom4 Pro is what i use. Hope to learn more from here.
  21. Not to long ago I received my first airspace authorization after about 2 months. When I applied I submitted to applications, one for airspace authorization in Class D Airspace with 90 days out, as I had a flexible client.. And another for a job that I would lose unless I could get the authorization within 30 days. The one I submitted for 30 days was denied based on the timeframe. The one I submitted for 90 days was approve. I'm curious the way you guys are approaching requesting authorizations that you need before the 90 days. Can I assume that any request with a start date within 90 days will be denied? I have shoots that I need to get done asap, but I'm worried If I fill out the application with a start date sooner than 90 days it will get denied. Has anyone been approved for authorizations with start dates sooner than 90 days out? If so, how did you determine your start date? Any advice on submitting applications for authorizations for projects that are flexible on exact dates but generally time sensitive (the sooner scheduled the better) would be great.
  22. Hi, I'm Ronnel Patubo graduate of BS Computer Engineering at Polytechnic University of the Philippines. I am new to drones and UAV's. I just want to learn more about my hobby then find a friend or mentor. And someday become a professional in building Drones. Regards, Ronnel
  23. Hello, pilots! This may I will visit Finland. Could you tell me, what I need to fly? Should I go to police and get license for flying? I have phantom 3 standard. Thank you for your answers!