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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 Xrotors.net's blog post Runcam 2 gimbal more prototype
"Thanks Chris, I see you're referring to gimbal lock with that configuration. Maybe I'll have to test it on my own. I would bet it works fine, however the benefits will only support specific cameras."
May 19
Daniel Allen commented on Xrotors.net's blog post Runcam 2 gimbal more prototype
"Kyu, no your design is prefect the way it is. I'm referring to using flat cameras or board-like cameras. But I've never seen roll first brushless gimbals. So I was wondering if anyone tried it or if there are reasons to avoid it."
May 18
Daniel Allen commented on Xrotors.net's blog post Runcam 2 gimbal more prototype
"Nice and clean 3D print. Love it. The motor mounts are nice and clean as well. Going to post specs? So question since you build gimbals, has anyone ever built a roll first gimbal? Every gimbal is tilt, roll, then pan. The only exception are servo…"
May 18
Daniel Allen commented on Marco Robustini's blog post Testing "motors smoothing patch" of the "PX4 Autopilot VTOL" code
"Is the code compatible with a Flying Wing type aircraft? Everyone has been using the standard fixed-wing. So is it possible to use the code with Elevons?"
May 5
Daniel Allen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Another good-looking APM-based crowdfunded drone
"Good to know, I don't have tricopter experience. I know he likes to use airplane type motors, so the disc motors should be a great efficiency boost. I'm still skeptical on the weight of only 0.9kg."
Sep 1, 2015
Daniel Allen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Another good-looking APM-based crowdfunded drone
"I can't help but be skeptical of the 35min flight time. At 0.9kg with only 3 motors, it is definitely possible. However a GoPro and gimbal is around 200g minimum, so I'm sure 0.9kg without it. David Windestål's tricopter is…"
Sep 1, 2015
Daniel Allen commented on Karl Mahoney's video
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"Awesome, that is the finest gimbal design I've ever seen!"
Jun 30, 2015
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Jun 30, 2015
Daniel Allen commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Hexacopter vs shotgun (court rules in favor of copter!)
"Way to go on keeping civil. I'm glad the charges were against the shooter, its just a matter of time before the officials knock on his door for the cash. I can't believe people's ignorant and alarmist life styles. "
Jun 30, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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
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"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

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My goal is create a cost effective quad that can create smooth and crisp video. Update - Goal complete
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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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