This community created the Arduino-based ArduPilot, the world's first universal autopilot (planes, multicopters of all sorts and ground rovers). The Pixhawk and APM 2.6 autopilots run a variety of powerful free and open UAV software systems, including:
NCR18650B: A Lithium Ion battery with a ton of promise! People say it has twice the energy per gram as LiPos... but is that true? Lets test it!
But it doesn't stop there! I want to know how to actually use this on an RC Aircraft, how to charge it, what it's maximum amp draw is, how many watt hours of power does it have, and in the end, can you actually use these on RC…Continue
It's customary and traditional that we celebrate the addition of every 1,000 new members here and share the traffic stats. This time we have a really special occasion to celebrate as we have reached the 50,000 member mark!!!!
Congratulations to Cantor Wargfn, of Charlotte, North Carolina USA, who…Continue
The original and world’s best recognized small business end-user association is back for another round of, please keep your onerous regulation off of my business plan. Seriously, things have started to heat up with congressional mandates and media coverage of an industry that can longer be ignored. All gray areas in the law aside, there is…Continue
Recently I was asked about reading multiple PPM encoded signal streams, merging their data with other signals, and generating new PPM outputs. I've writing a new PulsePosition library, which is in need of beta testers.
The PulsePosition library is designed to be able to…Continue
I'm excited to announce that two of EastBay RC's APM-powered videos will be featured at the upcoming Great Wall of Oakland screening. If you're in the Bay Area, stop by and check it out... it's a great and fun venue!
Friday, March 7, 7pm - 11pm.Continue
I know that gimbals are really cool and make great things possible, but I just can't wait for them to die. They are heavy, draggy and add complexity. It would be great to just record everything and then scroll to the portion on video you want to see. If you are capturing video for a production, you can fix it in post. If you are doing surveillance, you could completely stabilize your view with software. Maybe this will get us one step closer:…
**UPDATE 3-6-2014** Trappy Case Dismissed
Current Drone Law by Peter Sachs, Esq.…