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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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Hasufel commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"Hey Duran, looks really nice. Typo to the desc tho (on ur site): 'but is it's new bigger' -> but is its new bigger"
3 hours ago
Duran - SteadiDrone commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"Good point, we've done very thorough testing with the unit during development as well as flying it everyday in real world situations for the past two months, the ESC was a big part of testing where we did both flight and bench tests to ensure…"
6 hours ago
Jethro Hazelhurst commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"Cool! I have one concern though, is the 25a 4-in1 esc not a bit small for a quad of this size?"
7 hours ago
Cameron Wichman commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse
"I wish I had an extra 5k laying around!"
12 hours ago
Duran - SteadiDrone posted a blog post

SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse

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 professional aerial companies/pilots who need a…See More
21 hours ago
Roger Clark commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post WHAT A PHANTOM SHOULD LOOK LIKE INSIDE...
"Interesting... The module in my P2 doesn't have the connector for the external compass. The PCB is the same revision but the plug has not been soldered to the board"
May 26
gervais commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post WHAT A PHANTOM SHOULD LOOK LIKE INSIDE...
"The Phantom GPS comes with 57000 Baud It is possible tocheck it with u-center  with an  FTDI cable, connect the GND to GND and TX on the GPS (G-T) to RX on the FTDI. (See the pic yellow)  It needs 5V . But what a waste.For the sale…"
May 26
Roger Clark commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post WHAT A PHANTOM SHOULD LOOK LIKE INSIDE...
"OK. The DJI one seems to use an uBlox NEO 6Q. The DJI daughter board seems to be glued onto the GPS PCB and there are 6 connections at one end and one at the other. I've not buzzed them to see where they connect to on the GPS module,but…"
May 25
Max Patissier commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post WHAT A PHANTOM SHOULD LOOK LIKE INSIDE...
"I am using a new one - well, not so new but I used it with the APM. I agree, I would like to use the DJI one but I try to find info and couldn't find anything. There is so many ads about DJI.... If you have a solution, thank you to share it. I…"
May 25
Roger Clark commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post WHAT A PHANTOM SHOULD LOOK LIKE INSIDE...
"Max, Are you using the existing GPS (modified) or have you fitted a new GPS. I'm just curious as it seems a waste to not re-use the existing GPS, as it looks like it can be re-purposed, but it was just easier for me just to get a new GPS,…"
May 25
Max Patissier commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post WHAT A PHANTOM SHOULD LOOK LIKE INSIDE...
"It is what I did.... was just wondering ! thank you Roger"
May 25
Roger Clark commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post WHAT A PHANTOM SHOULD LOOK LIKE INSIDE...
"Max AFIK the original GPS in the phantom 2 does not communicate with the Naza FMU using RS232, I think it uses a CAN bus hardware connection, with a private protocol. i think someone on the RCGroups forum was reverse engineering the protocol of the…"
May 25
Max Patissier commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post WHAT A PHANTOM SHOULD LOOK LIKE INSIDE...
"Hi to all I just made a tranformation from a phantom 2 which didn't like to stay 1 hour in a lake. Everything working fine with APM 2.5 con internal compass + AFO 20A small one. I try to use the GPS but seem to made a short cut. Is there a…"
May 25
Roger Clark commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post WHAT A PHANTOM SHOULD LOOK LIKE INSIDE...
"Hi criro1999 I cant really comment on the PID's as all I have done is basic hovering of my P2 using the default PIDs. I was intending to run the PID tune when I get a bit more working Re: LEDS and Compass Do you have a P2 or P1 or some other…"
May 8
criro1999 commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post WHAT A PHANTOM SHOULD LOOK LIKE INSIDE...
"@Roger and Duran: Could you please share your PIDs for your APM config with Phantom shape quad? @Roger: I am trying today to see how to config my LEDs with APM and compass, I will let you know the result."
May 8
criro1999 commented on Duran - SteadiDrone's blog post WHAT A PHANTOM SHOULD LOOK LIKE INSIDE...
"Maybe you want to try this approach. The QR X350 shell body is $30. "
May 6

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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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Knysna - South Africa

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SteadiDrone MAVRIK - new medium lift all round workhorse

Posted on August 29, 2014 at 10:30am 4 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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