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This community is the home of ArduPilot (now known as APM), the world's first universal autopilot platform (planes, multicopters of all sorts and ground rovers). Today the Pixhawk autopilot runs a variety of powerful free and open UAV software systems from the Dronecode Foundation, including:
The latest trend in camera products - modular cameras - is good news for us as drone users.
With Sony releasing products such as the QX100 and QX1 it seemed like high quality alternatives to the gopro we're becoming available.
Now with Olympus and soon Vivitar being the latest companies to add their own modular camera to the list, it looks like 2016 will be an interesting year for modular camera technology.
Here is a…Continue
We are glad to announce that DJI Phantom 3 and Inspire 1 are now supported in UgCS desktop mission planning software. This works through our Android app UgCS for DJI available now on Google Play. The app connects to DJI Phantom 3 or Inspire 1 remote the same way DJI native app does. What is…Continue
If you're doing long range, and you're using ardupilot, you probably are using or want to be using the open source OpenLRSng.
The most interesting OpenLRSng receiver I found was the "Brotronics Broversity RX", but its documentation was minimal, so I wrote some and made a demo video:…Continue
I design it to carry Relief goods to disaster city while hurtling the desert for long periods.
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- Fore legs decide traveling direction.
- Mid legs which is most close to the centroid take most traction and load.
- Hind legs are auxiliary legs for moving the left and right legs…
Picture above is first prototype of fiberglass bearingless hub design. The idea of this design is to allow flapping and twisting (pitching) of the rotor, but have limited flex in lead/lag.
This rotor hub is 24" long and 4" wide in the center. Was made with Qty 10 - 24" x 2" strips of…Continue