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Customizable UAV Plane , with extensive APIs and application & Hardware store

 we are right about to lunch new product, that name is SMARTPLANE.. 

"SMARTPLANE  provides a customizable UAV plane with endless UAV applications, and provides a UAV platform for  3rdparty developers to make their own applications without knowing complicated airplane dynamics,  autopilot, etc  and without implementing thousands complicated protocols, and collect all applications in one platform ."

"While there are a lot of UAV companies, hobbyists and scientists  are making amazing applications with UAV , but all these use different UAV platforms, different electronics, and different software . None offers an UAV App Store and a customizable UAV platform that supports all these applications in one plane."

"we are planning to make an UAV application store  like "App Store" where you can download the app to your computer and run on plane."

Your feedbacks are very important for us.


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UgCS now supports DJI!


We received huge interest in our work since last post about using DJI and Pix4D combination. (http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/creating-3d-models-using-pix4d-ugcs-and-dji-phantom-2)

Most of questions were when DJI owners themselves will be able to try it out :)

And here is the answer: NOW IT IS!

New version of UgCS Beta containing DJI support can be downloaded from www.ugcs.com  Products & Services/Download section. Build (Need to register and log-in to access)

Currently DJI support is available for Win and Linux versions.

DJI connection manual can be found here http://ugcs.com/documentation 


Enjoy and we are waiting for your feedback!


UgCS Team

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HackRF PortaPack – ARM Cortex software defined radio

Very cool application using the excellent HackRF platform demoed at Defcon.

From HackADay:

What do you get when you combine one of the best (and certainly one of the best for the price) software defined radios with the user interface of a 10-year-old iPod? The HackRF PortaPack, developed by [Jared Boone], and demonstrated at DEFCON last weekend.

[Jared] is one of the original developers for the HackRF, a 10MHz to 6GHz software defined radio that can also transmit in half duplex. Since the development of the HackRF has (somewhat) wrapped up, [Jared] has been working on the PortaPack, an add-on for the HackRF that turns it into a portable, ARM Cortex M4-powered software defined radio. No, it’s not as powerful as a full computer running GNU Radio, but it does have the capability to listen in on a surprising amount of radio signals.

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Arduino Due 32Bit Quadrotor Testing Altitude Hold

TKquadrotor 32 bit run roop 400 Hz ,TK_Quad32bit_SlidingPID_V1, use PID Sliding Surface controller
Observers and Kalman Filters
support: Arduino Due
• Atmel SAM3X8E ARM Cortex-M3 CPU 32-bit a 84 MHz clock, ARM core microcontroller
• MPU6050C Gyro Accelerometer
• MS561101BA Barometer
• HMC5883L Magnetometer
TURNIGY Plush 25amp Speed Controller
Brushless Motor NTM Prop Drive 1200kv

Propeller 8"

by Tinnakon Kheowree
Mechanical Systems Control Laboratory, RMUTSB.
tinnakon_za@hotmail.com or tinnakonza@gmail.com

download code https://db.tt/qaBfOrNM

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3DR, Amazon, DJI and Parrot join up to form the Small UAV Coalition

We've been working on this for a while, but I'm delighted the news is finally out. From USA Today:

Amazon recently banded together with several makers of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to create a coalition to speed federal action. And the e-tailer is also buttressing its lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill.

"Amazon Prime Air is participating in several groups ... that share Congress' goal of getting small UAVs flying commercially in the United States safely and soon," said Paul Misener, the company's vice president of global public policy.

Such efforts are needed because the advance of commercial drones covers a swath of federal agencies including the Federal Aviation Administration, which governs airspace, and the Federal Communications Commission, with oversight of communications frequencies drones would use. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy also has rules in the works regarding privacy.

"This is uncharted territory," says Chris Anderson, co-founder of drone maker 3D Robotics. His firm joined Amazon, DJI Innovations and Parrot in founding the coalition. The group aims to represent commercial uses of drones, establish a code of conduct and educate the public about benefits of the technology, he says.

Amazon's interest "lets people realize how big it can be," Anderson says. "They have a well-established presence in Washington and they were able to kick-start the mechanics of this coalition so we could quickly join and get moving."

Drones are coming. The FAA has estimated that as many as 7,500 small, commercial drones may be in use in the U.S. by 2018, assuming regulations are in place. Globally, drone spending is expected to increase from $6.4 billion this year to $11.5 billion annually a decade from now, as projected by aerospace and defense industry research firm the Teal Group.

Both Amazon and the new coalition have retained Washington, D.C., law firm Akin Gump to assist in lobbying efforts. Already, Amazon is among nearly two dozen other companies that have sought exemptions from the FAA to begin tests with drones that weigh less than 55 pounds and fly below 400 feet.

In its filing to the FAA, Amazon said that so far it has only been able to test its drones inside its Seattle R&D lab or in other countries. Its goal is to get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less via the rotor-powered flying machines. "One day, seeing Amazon Prime Air will be as normal as seeing mail trucks," wrote Amazon's v Misener in the filing.

The FAA is determining the best way to respond to Amazon's petition, said FAA spokesman Les Dorr.

Drone potential goes far beyond package delivery into such things as providing wireless broadband Internet in the Third World and monitoring areas where endangered species are hunted.

"A number of companies are looking at getting into philanthropic purposes," says Michael Drobac, one of the lobbyists at Akin Gump working on the issues. "They're also looking at recreational uses, mapping and aerial photography — the possibilities are limitless."

Regulatory support for testing and deployment will help businesses harness the potential and help unlock the job-creation potential of the technology, said Ben Gielow, general counsel for the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, a non-profit technology advocacy group.

Amazon has hired Gielow, who will leave the Arlington, Va.-based association next month to join Amazon's Prime Air public policy group.

Congress has charged the FAA with developing rules to test and integrate dronesinto the airspace. But a report that Transportation Department Inspector General Calvin Scovel delivered to Congress in February said the FAA will unlikely meet a September 2015 deadline set by Congress.

Companies need a "safe sandbox" to begin testing applications, Anderson says.

Eventually, drones could be a boon to law enforcement and public safety, helping assess crime situations and natural disasters such as fires, Akin Gump's Drobac said.

And, yes, drones will help with the more mundane functions. "I envision a world where I walk outside and one drone delivers diapers for my children and another shows up with my pizza," he said. "I have a vision of the world that is very good."

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