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How to output servo signal from APM output?

Started this discussion. Last reply by turdsurfer May 11, 2014. 4 Replies

Does anyone know how to output a servo signal from one of the spare output channels on the APM (outputs 5-8)?So currently I have an 8 channel 9XR Tx. 5 channels are used for the APM, and 2 others are…Continue

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Clever bumper Sticker?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Wilkin Mar 5, 2013. 1 Reply

Has anyone thought up a clever bumper sticker for Pro-drones? Of course domestic and hobby drones. We must not use the predator or reaper as an example. I can't think of anything other than:- Don't…Continue


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Daniel Allen commented on Dave Giles's blog post Drone delivering asparagus to Dutch restaurant crashes and bursts into flames
"It looks like they used those 10c Multistar batteries.... maybe they were pushing over 10c lifting asparagus."
Apr 15
Daniel Allen commented on Greg Nuspel's blog post New Blackmagic drone camera
"Agreed, however 13 stops isn't as much as you may think. You need something more like the Red Dragon's 20 stops. Besides you will require grading the shots in DaVinci or Adobe Raw. It isn't plug in play. I know first hand."
Apr 14
Daniel Allen commented on Greg Nuspel's blog post New Blackmagic drone camera
"Renaud: Their website says 1080p ProResHQ is 18.4MB/s (big M & B). So the BMPCC 220mbps ~ 27MB/s They are always changing the compressing settings, so it probably isn't a bad thing. 65MB/s for compressed raw is probably amazing. I use the…"
Apr 14
Daniel Allen commented on noeL's blog post Walkera Voyager 3 iUAS - Futuristic APM Quadcopter
"The Voyager in the shots were clearly tracked in. So walkera couldn't risk shooting the video with the actor, or is it just vaporware?"
Jan 14
Daniel Allen commented on Adrián Nagy Hinst's blog post GimBALL - 3D printed DIY Gimbal with closed hull - PART1 (design)
"Evgeniy, I agree the 2804 isn't strong. However with the Alexmos controller I was able to get it to work fairly well with a 3-axis GoPro setup. The settings were high (like 150 power out of 250), which made it hot and very torquey. There…"
Nov 25, 2014
Daniel Allen commented on Adrián Nagy Hinst's blog post GimBALL - 3D printed DIY Gimbal with closed hull - PART1 (design)
"I love it, being a gimbal designer myself. The way you have it open up is really well thought out. I'm a little surprised you used the 2804 on the yaw, it is a bit underpowered if you have wind resistance. I'm also surprised you…"
Nov 24, 2014
Daniel Allen commented on Joe's photo


"Very cool. Your rig is impressive in 1st world countries, I wonder what they think of it. I'm sure they are far more open-minded than the USA who needs to make drama with anything cutting edge."
Oct 21, 2014
Daniel Allen commented on Jerry Hardin's photo


"Cool rig. I did some of my own testing with a rig pushing down on the scale instead of pulling. The results weren't useful because it wasn't like real world testing. The new rig will be 6+ feet off the ground, and it will lift 5…"
Oct 21, 2014
Daniel Allen commented on Stefan78's blog post Unmanned Parcel Delivery is a reality!
"I know this is a promo video that is devoid of details and specs, however I'm not really impressed. I guess I was hoping for a system that would deliver, land on a pad, drop-off, and RTL. Closer to the prototypes from Google and Amazon. I guess…"
Sep 24, 2014
Daniel Allen commented on luke cooke's blog post My Latest project – Quality but budget Quadcopter for FPV.
"Luke, I'll consider trying the ear plug filler. However the dampers I'm using are those blue cylindrical types which take a lot of compression. The design will need an overhaul to be able to use any other type of damper ball. I think my…"
Sep 11, 2014
Daniel Allen commented on luke cooke's blog post My Latest project – Quality but budget Quadcopter for FPV.
"That is the most interesting approach to isolating the gimbal and battery. Its smart how you used an existing bottom plate with the compression style damping. It appears My design is sorta similar, but now I have to go back to the drawing board due…"
Sep 10, 2014
Daniel Allen commented on Hai Tran's blog post LiPO Fire onboard Fijian Airlines B737
"If 100 watt hours is the max, is that in total or per battery pack? So if a 5000mah 3S is about 55.5WH, you can only travel with one of these. =("
Sep 5, 2014
Daniel Allen commented on Timothy Clemans's blog post Another false near miss
"That part about the assault made it sound like Andrea was innocent, and that the video was trying to frame her. Talk about tricky wording and sensationalism at its worst. I hate the news."
Jul 22, 2014
Daniel Allen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Hexo+ Follow-Me copter launches on Kickstarter (another ArduCopter adopter!)
"I really like the 30 degree forward tilt idea which should keep most of the props out of view. With all these new follow me startups, I'm worried about how they handle object avoidance. It hard enough to do that manually."
Jun 16, 2014
Daniel Allen commented on Ryan's photo

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"Wow I see you incorporated a lot of the shared knowledge in your design. The APM damper, the EMF copper shield, the high efficiency 360kv motors, 15in T-motor props, and a nicely vacuum formed canopy. Very nice! What are the flight times?"
Jun 14, 2014
Daniel Allen commented on BirdsEyeView Aerobotics's blog post FireFLY6 with Smart Gimbal: A Powerful Combination
"I was expecting the gimbal to do something really "smart" like retract in or something. Cool either way"
Jun 5, 2014

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12-Rotor with the RED Epic Camera

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 5:15am 17 Comments

Hey DIYDrones community,

This year at NAB 2013 Las Vegas, the RED booth had an incredible display with a beautifully engineered 12-Rotor. It may be the first duodeca-copter of its kind. Its payload was the RED Epic with a custom carbon fiber gimbal and skids. 


You can learn more from their website: …


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