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Dronee – How to set sony RX0 to get perfect mapping results.

Hi everyone,

I would like to share my experience with Sony RX0 which is a fantastic camera for surveying.

SonyRX0 zero is a small size, a shockproof digital camera with 25 mm wide angle (equivalent to 35mm)

It is only 110 gram with battery. Quality, size, wight make it suitable for surveying applications on drones.

Sony RX0 has a manual mode to set all camera parameters manually to get sharp pictures 

to get sharp quality pictures you should consider to set few parameters correctly:

Shutter speed: to remove blur from photo shutter speed should be set for higher value. 1200–1600 is recommended. Higher the shutter speed reduce image quality.

ISO: lower the ISO higher image quality. ISO between 150–300 is recommended.

Focus: Recommended to set the focus manually on the ground before the flight. Direct camera to an object which is far, and slightly increase the focus, you will see on camera screen that image sharpness changes by changing the value. Set the image sharpness at highest.

White balance: recommended to set to auto.

Comparison with Google Maps

For more information visit Dronee blog

Dronee PLANE fully supports Sony RX0 camera and triggers the camera over onboard wifi.

Cheers,

Tomi

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Low cost L1+L2 GNSS RTK used for painting football fields

We are happy to announce the introduction of Intelligent Marking's robotic sports field painting robot!

This outstanding technology is now being use in Football fields accross USA and Europe, reducing enormously the efforts to mantain the turf markings with the highest accuracy thanks to a propietary navigation algorithm and having in its heart North's RTKite L1+L2 GNSS RTK Receiver, coupled with an SmaRTK RTK Base to ensure maximum stability on every condition.

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Eleven year old Wanraya Wannapong won the 2018 China Drone Racing Open on Sunday 13 May.

The drone pilot from Thailand, who is still in junior school, was very happy with her win, which came after three days of competition in Shenzhen, the city known as a global drones hub.

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“I am very happy,” she said afterwards. “I was nervous going into the final, especially as in the last minute my battery power died on my controller, so I had to plug in to a mains supply, that was nerve-wracking. But now I have won I am very happy.”

The 2018 China Drone Racing Open in Shenzhen Universiade stadium was a test event for the first FAI World Drone Racing Championships, which are being held in the same venue later this year, 1-4 November 2018.

The racing started on Friday 11 May 2018, with four Qualification rounds featuring 62 pilots. On the Saturday the field was split, with the top 32 pilots heading into the Elimination rounds.

South Korea’s MinChan Kim, 14, who had topped Qualifying with an average lap-time speed of 25.575 seconds also won the first Elimination round. However, as pilots moved into the quarter-finals, he crashed out, leaving the field open for other pilots to move through.

In drone racing four pilots race against each other in each race, with the two fastest pilots moving through to the next round and the two slowest being cut.

By Sunday afternoon the scene was set for a nail biting semi-final and final, with 11-year-old Wanraya Wannapong from Thailand staying cool to win her place in the final among three Korean pilots.

One of only two girls in the competition, she flew strongly to earn her place in the final. FAI Jury President Bruno Delor said: “She flew consistently with no mistakes. Not going too fast, but steady.”

At 4.45pm on Sunday the final four pilots took their places for their final round.

Wannapong, Junwhi Rhee (KOR), Beomjin Choi (KOR) and SangHan Lee (KOR) donned their headsets and armed their drones, ready to fly three laps as quickly as they could.

As the buzzer sounded for the race start all four drones leapt out of their launch pads and onto the course. However, two pilots crashed almost immediately, within the first six seconds, wiping them out of the contest.

Wannapong was then in the lead and held it, despite Choi from Korea putting on an impressive display of flying as he raced to catch up. Closing in he almost pulled it off, but hit a gate and crashed out in the final seconds. Moments late Wannapong landed her drone with a flourish after completing a clean three rounds.

As the first-person view goggles came off the Korean pilots talked excitedly between each other, as Wannapong composed herself amid a barrage of cameras and applause. Later she said she was “very happy” with her win.

The competition closed with a medal ceremony in the middle of Shenzhen Universiade stadium, before the 62 pilots headed home.

The venue, Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre is a 30,000-capacity stadium and featured a purpose-built drone-racing track, specially built for the China Drone Racing Open.

Bengt Lindgren, Executive Director of the FAI, said he had been “really impressed” with the track. “There are fast parts and there are slow parts … so they really have to fly it accurately otherwise they lose.”

FAI Jury President Delor said it had been a good competition. “All the competitors seemed happy. Looking ahead to the World Championships later this year we will have up to 120 competitors, which is double compared with today, and we will have 30-35 countries. So it will be a much bigger event.”

China Drone Racing Open 2018
Van 11 tot en met 13 mei 2018 vond in Shenzhen de China Drone Racing Open 2018. Het kampioenschap werd gehouden in het Shenzhen Universiade Stadium in Shenzhen, China en diende als test-event voor de aanstaande World Drone Racing Championships 2018 in China in november 2018.

De race startte op vrijdag met 62 piloten verdeeld over vier kwalificatie-rondes. Op basis van de prestaties werd zaterdag het aantal teruggebracht tot 32 piloten die vervolgens de eliminatierondes in gingen. Tijdens een eliminatieronde vliegen 4 droneracers tegen elkaar waarvan de snelste 2 doorgaan naar de volgende ronde en de andere 2 afvallen.


MinChan Kim
MinChan Kim, de 14 jarige droneracer uit Zuid-Korea, sloot vrijdag met de snelste rondetijd de kwalificaties af. Hij won de eerste eliminatieronde, maar crashte in de tweede eliminatie waardoor hij de titel aan zich voorbij moest laten gaan.


Finale
De 11-jarige Wanraya Wannapong uit Thailand nam het in de finale op tegen 3 piloten uit Zuid-Korea: Junwhi Rhee, Beomjin Choi en SangHan Lee.

Verbazingwekkend crashten twee van de vier piloten al binnen enkele seconden na de start van de finale race waardoor de 11-jarige Wanraya Wannapong het enkel hoefde op te nemen tegen Beomjin Choi. Ze wist haar voorsprong voortdurend vast te houden tijdens de laatste race en haalde hiermee de felbegeerde titel in huis!

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UAV Electric Propulsion System Survey

Greetings everyone,

We at Zubax Robotics conduct research, design, and manufacturing of highly energy-efficient motor controllers and integrated drives for aerospace applications. One of our primary goals is to deliver better motor controllers for the UAV industry. To advance our research, we created a survey that will help us capture some of the needs of the industry.

The obtained data will be used to optimize our solutions for the current and future needs of the industry and help us alleviate one of the most significant issues of battery-powered UAV, limited endurance. Results of the survey will be shared via email with everyone interested.

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More than 40 Drones aircraft to sprinkle pesticide in Jining city,China ! The scene is spectacular look at the villagers

"Using Drone aerial vehicle drugged efficiency is really too high, 10 acres of 10 minutes to play finished, do not pressure wheat, spraying evenly, really fast and good!"

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April 26, Zoucheng north of the town of wheat, with more than 40 unmanned aircraft rapid roar over, the drug evenly sprayed on wheat leaf, efficient flight prevention operations so that the presence of the masses are praise.

Unmanned plant protection machine flying prevention services by the Jining great Xinjiang Unmanned aircraft Technology Development Co., Ltd. Bear, the biggest advantage of the unmanned plant protection machine is the independent backstage flight data management platform, which can supervise and trace the spraying area, flow rate, height and spraying areas, and has a fixed high radar system,

variable spraying system and planning automatic operation mode. , with automatic flight and manual operation function, the radar can be highly imitated flight, the application of more accurate, more uniform spraying, no heavy spray, leakage phenomenon, can achieve pesticide reduction control harm.

   

  

Single-machine can fly 500 mu per day, compared with the efficiency of artificial control nearly 30 times times, to enhance the agricultural plant protection to respond to outbreaks, epidemic diseases and insect pests emergency handling capacity. At present, the wheat is in the flowering period, it is the wheat scab, rust, small aphid and other major pest control of the best period, the organization of the large-scale unmanned plant protection aircraft, into the unmanned plant protection machine 60 simultaneous operations, and led around the same period for the unified control, The aim is to reduce the epidemic risk of wheat pests and diseases and ensure the safety of wheat production in our city.

 

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