DIY Friday: UAVs

UAV: unmanned aerial vehicle. A radio-controlled aircraft that can fly itself.

Sounds cool, but where do you start? DIY Drones has a guide for newbies, including this flow chart. Make: has several entries, including this Arduino one.

Click here for more on the open-source Paparazzi auto pilot project.

Here’s the view from UAV:

RVOSD gen. 2 AHI + enhanced RTH from Vova Reznik on Vimeo.

And here’s the Wired Science program, seen on PBS: