Tagged: Multi-Rotor

ArduBee Kickstarter

ArduBee is the smallest and lightest modular quadcopter platform based on ArduPilot Open Source software capable of indoor and outdoor flying equipped with powerful H7 MCU flight controller. This tiny ArduPilot UAV will permit education and research initiatives, or just everyone who is keen to play with cutting-edge technology and

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Danish Startup QuadSAT Raises €2M for Antenna Testing

QuadSAT, a Danish company that is revolutionising test and measurement of satellite antennas, announced that it has closed a €2 million Pre-Series A Investment, the largest venture investment in a Danish drone tech company in history. The round was led by Seraphim Capital, the world’s first venture fund dedicated to

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The Largest Drone Tech Investment in Denmark of €2 million

Odense, Denmark, September 10, 2020: QuadSAT, a Danish company that is revolutionising test and measurement of satellite antennas, announced today that it has closed a €2 million Pre-Series A Investment, the largest venture investment in a Danish drone tech company in history. The round was led by Seraphim Capital, the

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Quadlabs Siccario FPV Cinelifter

Quadlabs have Introduced the most versatile and dynamic Cinelifter on the market for professional Cinematic First Person View (FPV). Conceived and perfected on set by Gabriel Kocher and Andy Shen. The Siccario (Sicc) X8 puts the payload, your camera, at the heart of the drone to minimize rotational inertia, thus

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Tech Startups Develop Spraying Drone with 50L Capacity

The use of drones in agriculture has gained size and momentum due to their capability to save time and costs while improving crop profit. However, most multi-copters aren’t powerful enough to cover large crop areas or plantations. In the best of cases, electric multicopters offer flight times that range

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Pneumatic Powered Drone Wasn’t Made to Fly

José Manuel Hermo Barreiro, also known as Patelo, is a retired naval mechanic with a love for scale model engines. Using only basic tools and a lathe, he has built a non-flying hexacopter display model, each propeller turned by a tiny single cylinder motor that runs on compressed air. From

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Elbit’s THOR Completes Environmental Qualification Tests

Elbit Systems’ THOR, a multi-rotor Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) mini Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), successfully completed a series of environmental qualification tests ahead of the delivery of more than a thousand of units to an army in Southeast Asia. As announced on October 6, 2019, the Company was awarded

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The Royal Navy tests multicopters

HMS Princes of Wales provided an impressive setting for the Future Maritime Aviation Force Accelerator Day this week, bringing together experts from the navy, MOD and industry to meet and discuss the vision for drone operations. It comes as the navy seeks to develop and invest in the latest technology,

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Unleashing the potential of tethered drones

Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Jul 20, 2020 –

The use of tethered unmanned aerial vehicles (TUAVs) has been modeled as a powerful new tool for improving cellular phone and internet networks. When employed as flying base stations with a cable connection, multirotor drones promise to quickly ramp up coverage, increase the

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Deep Drone Acrobatics

Performing acrobatic manoeuvres with quadrotors is extremely challenging. Acrobatic flight requires high thrust and extreme angular accelerations that push the platform to its physical limits. Professional drone pilots often measure their level of mastery by flying such manoeuvres in competitions. In this work, we propose to learn a sensorimotor policy

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Persistent Heavy Lifting Hexacopter from Acecore

Acecore Technologies has released its third drone platform. The new Acecore Noa has a 20kg payload capacity that leaves nothing to be desired and the endurance of a full hour. Sporting huge 28″ reinforced carbon fiber props, this pixhawk-based hexacopter excels at staying in the air longer than ever before.

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Mosquito Night Navigation Inspires New Drone Obstacle Avoidance System

Scientists have used the principles that guide a mosquito’s nocturnal flight to develop a quadcopter equipped with an elegant collision-avoidance sensory system. Their research, published in Science, demonstrates how the mosquito avoids obstacles in the dark by sensing changes in the airflows generated by its flapping wings. The international collaborative

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Quadcopter Can Detect and Avoid Fast-Moving Objects

Using a novel type of cameras, researchers from the University of Zurich have demonstrated a flying robot that can detect and avoid fast-moving objects. A step towards drones that can fly faster in harsh environments, accomplishing more in less time. Drones can do many things, but avoiding obstacles is not

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First BVLOS flight for Bell’s APT 70 Multicopter

On January 16, the Bell Autonomous Pod Transport APT 70 flew its first Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight path 10 miles at Choctaw Nation test site under the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (UASIPP). The vehicle also completed an 18 mile flight with 60lbs of payload at

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