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Awesome Drones


This is a list of various resources related to drones, UAV's and quadcopters. It's an attempt to gather useful material in one place for everybody who wants to learn more about the field.

Table of Contents


Software and Libraries


  • AirSim - Open source simulator based on Unreal Engine for autonomous vehicles.
  • DRL Drone Racing Simulator - FPV Racing game and simulator with official DRL tracks.
  • FPV Air 2 - 💵 - Basic FPV simulator, runs on slower hardware. Available on Steam.
  • FPV Freerider - 💵 FPV (first person view) and LOS (line of sight) racing simulator.
  • FPV Freerider Recharged - 💵 FPV (first person view) and LOS (line of sight) racing simulator.
  • LiftOff - 💵 FPV racing simulator with realistic OSD (on-screen display) experience.
  • RotorRush - 💵 Formerly known as FPV Event. Subscription based simulator.
  • VelociDrone - 💵 Multiplayer FPV racing simulator.

Firmware for Transmitters

  • OpenTX - Highly configurable open source firmware for RC radio transmitters.

Firmware for Flight Controllers


  • DJI Onboard SDK - The Onboard SDK allows you to connect to a supported DJI flight controller using a serial port (TTL UART).
  • GoBot - Golang framework for robotics, drones, and the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • LibUAVCAN - Portable reference implementation of the UAVCAN protocol stack in C++ for embedded systems and Linux.
  • MAVLink - Micro Air Vehicle Message Marshalling Library.
  • MAVROS - MAVLink to ROS gateway with a proxy for Ground Control Station.


  • AirMap - Aeronautical data & services to unmanned aircraft.
  • Airware - Data processing platfrom for turning aerial data into business insights.
  • DroneBase - Online marketplace for Drone services.
  • DroneDeploy - Drone & UAV Mapping Software.
  • RotorBuilds - FPV Part lists and Build Logs.

Hardware and Components

Remote Control Transmitters

  • FlySky - Entry level transmitters.
  • FrSky - Taranis and Horus line of transmitters powered by OpenTX firmware.
  • Futaba
  • Spektrum


  • Aomway - Lower end priced goggles.
  • FatShark - Headsets praised by racers.
  • ORQA FPV.One - Upcoming brand of FPV goggles, currently having early bird offers.

Video Receivers

Electronics and Motors


  • FC = Flight Controller
  • ESC = Electronic Speed Controller
  • PDB = Power Distribution Board
  • RX = Receivers
  • TX = Transmitters (external)
  • VTX = Video Transmitter



Products and Projects

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


  • DJI - 🇨🇳 - DJI is the world's leader in the consumer drone market - Spark, Mavic, Phantom, Inspire and Matrice series drones.
  • Eachine - 🇨🇳 - Mini and micro drones. FPV beginners sets.
  • Hubsan - 🇨🇳 - Micro and Mini lower cost drones.
  • Parrot SA - 🇫🇷 - Famously Parrot Bebop and Parrot AR series drones.
  • Syma - 🇨🇳 - RC toy quadcopters.
  • Yuneec International - 🇨🇳 - Yuneec camera drones.


  • AeroVironment - Small range fixed wing UAVs.
  • Eli - ELIX-XL - a small, man-portable, ruggedized quadcopter.
  • INSITU - Long range and extended endurance fixed wing UAVs.
  • Threod Systems - Fixed wing and multi-rotor UAVs.

Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Autonomous Ground Vehicles

Unmanned Underwater Vehicles



To the extent possible under law, Jaan Janesmae has waived all copyright and related or neighbouring rights to this work.

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