uAvionix, ProfiCNC, and HEX announce ADS-B IN capability for The Cube Autopilot

uAvionix, designer and manufacturer of communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) equipment for unmanned and manned aircraft today announced a partnership with CubePilot (ProfiCNC and Hex) designer and manufacturer of the world leading “The Cube” autopilot (Formerly known as “Pixhawk”) for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – to integrate ADS-B IN receive capability into its Carrier Board. The new Carrier Board, available in July this year, integrates uAvionix’s custom ADS-B silicon for 1090MHz ADS-B reception for worldwide Detect and Avoid (DAA) functionality. CubePilot, which Proudly uses the open-source ARDUPILOT platform, previously provided plug-and-play functionality for several uAvionix ADS-B IN and OUT products, including PingRX, Ping2020i and Ping1090i. Support for these products is retained in the new design, allowing for 978MHz ADS-B reception or integration of ADS-B OUT functionality. With this integration, UAS operators will be able to see nearby ADS-B OUT enabled aircraft on ARDUPILOT’s Mission Planner, allowing the remote pilot in command (RPIC) with timely notification to take the necessary actions to remain well clear. “With this partnership, uAvionix furthers our goal of ensuring safety and common situational awareness between airspace users,” states Christian Ramsey, uAvionix President. “We believe that ADS-B IN functionality should be a requirement for every DAA system for UAS operations over people or Beyond Visual Line of Sight, and that meeting that requirement should not be cost prohibitive.” https://www.suasnews.com/2019/04/uavionix-proficnc-and-hex-announce-ads-b-in-capability-for-the-cube-autopilot/ uAvionix, designer and manufacturer of communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS) equipment for unmanned and manned aircraft today announced a partnership with CubePilot (ProfiCNC and Hex) designer and manufacturer of the world […] Read More

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FW-250 Fixed Wing VTOL Plane With 2 Hours Endurance

YANGDA FW-250 is a reliable and affordable VTOL fixed-wing plane designed for long-range inspection, survey, aerial photography, agriculture, search and rescue and public safety applications. As a fixed-wing UAV with VTOL and hover capabilities, the FW-250 features a modular airframe that can be set up in less than 10 minutes, does not require runway or catapult to get airborne. Once in the air, the aircraft transitions to horizontal flight as a push-prop fixed-wing. Tool-free assemblyDue to its modular airframe design, FW-250 can be set up in less than 10 minutes by a single man. Long flight timeFW-250 airframe is using light-weight and high strength composite material, which will enable the fixed-wing plane to fly up to 2 hours with 2KG payload, at an average cruising speed of 75KM/H. Multiple camera optionsThese cameras are compatible with FW-250 VTOL aircraft: Sky Eye-U30 30X zoom camera, Eagle Eye-30IE-U 2-axis 30X EO/IR camera. Specification Wingspan: 2.5mFuselage: Composites Frame Weight: 2.68kgTotal Weight: 5.5kg(without battery)Max Take-off Weight: 12kgMax Payload: 2kgFlight Time: 2 hours with 2KG payloadMax Speed: 100km/hStall Speed: 15m/s-16m/sAltitude: 3000m RTF Combo1 x YANGDA FW-250 VTOL fixed-wing airframe4 x T-motor MN505 KV2604 x T-motor FLAME 60A ESC2 x T-motor 1654 CF Propeller CW&CCW1 x T-motor 4120 KV2501 x T-motor 12S 60A ESC1 x 15×8 Wooden Propeller CW4 x DS135MG Servo1 x Px4 Air Speedometer1 x ASSAN UBEC-8A1 x Power Monitor Module1 x Pixhawk 2.1 Standard Set with Here 2 GNSS1 x YR16S Radio Controller1 x Assembly and Flight Test Service Photos YANGDA FW-250 is a reliable and affordable VTOL fixed-wing

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Delta Manipulander – Adaptive Landing and 3DOF-Manipulation in One System

A hybrid drone attachment which can pick up, transport, and manipulate objects as well as adaptive land on uneven terrain. Key advantages Manipulation Mode: – Delta-robot like 3DOF manipulation – Precise and fast manipulation – Low moving masses, less disturbance of rotorcraft flight behavior Compact Flight Mode (retracted landing gear): – Low Energy consumption due to deactivated actuators – Masses closest to rotorcraft for best maneuverability – Best Aerodynamic Characteristics – Smallest geometrical food-print Adaptive Landing Mode: – Adaption to uneven surface – Stabile tripod geometry – Low energy consumption due to deactivated actuators (when landing position is reached) – Dampening of legs can be used to absorb impact energy Applications: – Inspection  – Delivery – Agriculture – Construction – Mining – Maintenance – Search and Rescue – Military… Please reach out if you have interest on this system. Thank you! A hybrid drone attachment which can pick up, transport, and manipulate objects as well as adaptive land on uneven terrain. Key advantages Manipulation Mode: – Delta-robot like 3DOF manipulation – Precise and fast manipulation – Low moving masses, less disturbance of rotorcraft flight […] Read More

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DIY Drones now at 90,000 members!

It’s customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We’ve now passed 90,000 members! A few observations on this milestone: It took 12 years to get to 90k members. It’s a marathon, not a sprint Although this is a zero-person operation (it runs itself, with a few volunteers moderating), it’s one of the largest robotics communities in the world. Growth has slowed as the drones world has become more Off The Shelf and less Do It Yourself, but we still get a quarter-million pageviews a month. That’s not bad! One of the good things about having been so prominent in drones for more than a decade is that our search-engine authority is great. That’s why 80% of our visits are from new users — they’re coming via search.  Once we hit 100k I’m probably going to have to find a better way to celebrate 😉 It’s customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. We’ve now passed 90,000 members! A few observations on this milestone: It took 12 years to get to 90k members. It’s a marathon, not a sprint Although this is a zero-person operation (it runs itself, […] Read More

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New: Online course on Cargo Drones in Public Health

Dear All, We’re pleased to announce the upcoming launch of our newest online course, which several colleagues at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) have already taken.  The course draws on the collective lessons learned and best practices in the use of cargo drones in public health during the past 5 years, including the most recent insights and real-world deployments. As such, the course combines WeRobotics’ first-hand experience in operational cargo drone projects with the first-hand experience of our partners and the expertise of other leaders in the cargo drone space. Full details here. We’d be very grateful if you could kindly forward this new opportunity to your relevant contacts and networks. We also hope you’ll be able to join us for this course and share your own expertise and experience. Many thanks and very best, Patrick —Dr. Patrick P. MeierExecutive Director & Co-FounderWeb | LinkedIn | Twitter | FB | Blog   TEDx: Humanitarian RoboticsBook: Digital Humanitarians Dear All, We’re pleased to announce the upcoming launch of our newest online course, which several colleagues at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) have already […] Read More

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