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RTL saves our large octo on film set, twice..

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jason Short Nov 17, 2012. 1 Reply

Hey again all, hope youre all enjoying some good flying.We've just arrived back from a commercial shoot in Johannesburg for a live tv production, filming night aerials for the live intro sequence.…Continue

Motor start up speed, can we adjust it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duran - SteadiDrone Jun 27, 2012. 12 Replies

as the heading sais, i would like to know if the initial motor start up speed can be reduced once armed ?ivetried softstart with th esc but still starts motors very fast, i would like them to be as…Continue

APM Octocopter Thread

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Oct 1, 2012. 86 Replies

hey again all! I thought it would be cool to have a dedicated thread for guys who build bigger hex and octocopters with apm where we can share tips and advice regarding tech specs, builds, code,…Continue

SteadiDrone - New drone manufacturer for RTF kits

Started this discussion. Last reply by Duran - SteadiDrone Jun 18, 2012. 6 Replies

Hey all!We've just launched our new SteadiDrone website, we are focusing on providing more affordable complete full RTF drone kits for aerial stills, video and commercial filming. Some of you might…Continue

 

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Duran - SteadiDrone commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"feedback welcome guys! "
22 minutes ago
Duran - SteadiDrone commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"Hugo, no problem, simply saying there a lot more that goes into manufacturing these that often get's overlooked :) John, will have images and info on X8 soon."
5 hours ago
John commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"Thanks, Duran, I'll take a look at the airframes. That's the problem with companies like yours, always coming out with great products and costing me money;-). Have you flown this in the X8 config? What flight time did you get and what…"
6 hours ago
Hugo Pereira commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"Not in any way dissing your product. It sure is a beauty and it looks very polished.Mine doesn't have  a gimbal or carry case (it is foldable), even though the cost does include RTF, data/transmitter telemetry + IMAX B6 charger and 2 x 5Ah…"
7 hours ago
Duran - SteadiDrone commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"no gimbal/camera? folds ? Carry case ? Full RTF with radio, FC, charger, data telemetry, tarinis telemetry ? Very easy to make something like that once of for cheap, i can build a very low cost drone that will fly for an hour. Not so easy doing it…"
7 hours ago
Hugo Pereira commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"Very much like my 4S quad in terms of specs and payload, mine costed less than 1K though, and I get 22min flight time on 5000Mah: "
8 hours ago
Duran - SteadiDrone commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"Hey John, the MAVRIK is not a replacement of the QU4D but a all new design bigger model, so every single part has is new (apart from the molded inner/outer/motor mounts) The best would be to get the air frame kit when it's available (soon) you…"
13 hours ago
John commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"Looks like the same company has a patent on the Y6 design so they are going to have to go after, well, everybody:-) Duran, as a QU4D owner could I buy the frame plates, top shell and lower frame/gimbal mount to upgrade my QU4D? I love the new…"
18 hours ago
Spicy McHaggis commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"2008 is the date to be concerned with.  Anything after the filing date cannot be claimed for prior art.  Anything after the grant date can be contested. This patent must have been amended at some point.  The description talks about…"
20 hours ago
benbojangles commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"Anyone see the new releases today? I'm not talking about JLaw either ;) Hexa heavyload: http://www.goodluckbuy.com/alfa-h6-1000mm-6-axis-hexacopter-aircraft-frame-kit-w-motor-and-prop-and-body-cover.html X8…"
22 hours ago
Euan Ramsay commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"I'm also not convinced dihedral is patentable either, even in coaxial. And Dihedral in coax? Really? Efficiency losses not enough so you stuck dihedral in?"
23 hours ago
Euan Ramsay commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"It's not even a *good* design feature...surely *everyone* would want arms that fold all the way in?"
23 hours ago
Euan Ramsay commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"Makes you wonder why they bothered. Oh wait...trolling."
23 hours ago
Gary McCray commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"Actually, the patent issued appears to pertain to coaxial dual motor / dual rotor versions only. As well it appears that if the arms do not end up fully parallel in the folded position it would not apply. My suspicion is that the large number of…"
yesterday
Euan Ramsay commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"No patent will be granted if there's demonstrable prior art. Or there shouldn't be...but remember this is the USPTO we're talking about... But regardless Duran - this patent goes back to 2008 (if google is correct), so…"
yesterday
Duran - SteadiDrone commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"the design is not the same, it looks similar but we've had this design for near 2 years now, mount and internals are very different, this has also been discussed before here on DIYD :) "
yesterday

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Creative Director & Professional Photographer. Owner of SteadiDrone.com
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Run and own SteadiDrone, we develop, manufacture and sell RTF uav multi-rotor systems primarily for film and production.
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SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 10:30am 26 Comments

Hey again all, been a while since I last posted here, been busy with development of our all new medium lift copter, MAVRIK, just wanted to post some details for those who are interested, and as always, any feedback welcome.



We've spent a huge amount of time and testing in developing the MAVRIK and very excited to get it out there, it does not replace the popular SteadiDrone QU4D but is it's new bigger, more grown up brother.



It's mainly aimed at…

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3DR Data Telemetry Basics - SteadiDrone QU4D

Posted on April 1, 2014 at 12:30am 2 Comments

SteadiDrone QU4D - Data Telemetry from SteadiDrone on Vimeo.

 

We take a look at installation and some basic use of the 3DR Data Radios, many of the guys here know how this all works, but many others have no idea, so here's a very simple look at installation and…

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Quick unboxing 2014 SteadiDrone QU4D

Posted on March 2, 2014 at 10:44pm 2 Comments

Unboxing - 2014 SteadiDrone QU4D from SteadiDrone on Vimeo.





A very quick look at the new 2014 SteadiDrone QU4D, for more info check out the website at …

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Follow Me with SteadiDrone AGC and QU4D

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 11:17am 13 Comments

Follow Me GPS Mode - SteadiDrone AGC from SteadiDrone on Vimeo.



A very quick look at the follow me mode in the SteadiDrone AGC (Android Ground Control) App and the SteadiDrone QU4D. Using the GPS system the drone is set to 'follow me' mode and the follows…

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