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Joshua Ott commented on Eli Cohen's blog post FDM Ag UAV
"Why not just have both. I think that two axis rotary build surface is the way of the future, btw. So much less effector head movement, and no need for support material in many instances. "
9 hours ago
Joshua Ott commented on Eli Cohen's blog post FDM Ag UAV
"Don't forget, the advantage of throwing it into beta and coming to a quick stop. You can make a nice belly flop from half a meter up."
12 hours ago
Joshua Ott commented on Eli Cohen's blog post FDM Ag UAV
"I've always been curious about designing a wireless remote system at this scale. A small actuator built into the hub, controlled via bluetooth(or?), powered via ?.  No slip rings or mechanical linkages. "
12 hours ago
Joshua Ott commented on Eli Cohen's blog post FDM Ag UAV
"Tell Boeing you need another round of funding and build a good one! ;-) "
12 hours ago
Joshua Ott commented on Eli Cohen's blog post FDM Ag UAV
"Eli, Did your team consider variable pitch on the prop? Obviously weight and mechanical complexity are increased, but you would avoid compromising your cruise."
12 hours ago
Joshua Ott commented on Arthur Benemann's blog post SparkFun AVC 2014 Course Preview
"I think the balloons are a sucker bet, 50 points doesn't seem like enough to justify the risk of entanglement. And like Randy said, hitting those things will require luck or tremendous tech (especially in the wind). Any time spent aiming for…"
Apr 17
Joshua Ott commented on Gus Calderon's blog post MSNBC just aired this story on the "Drone Economy"
"Robert, That is a vibration test rig for evaluating isolation schemes."
Jan 29
Ian Soler commented on Joshua Ott's blog post 3D Robotics introduces Iris, a totally ready-to-fly quadcopter UAV with next-gen autopilot
"Being a retired EE in Electronics I fully understand the 3DR situation. Remember, with out front projects like this Patience is a virtue and all good things come to those who wait. I am a buyer of the Iris when it is ready for prime time. AND I have…"
Jan 12
Shyam Balasubramanian commented on Joshua Ott's blog post 3D Robotics introduces Iris, a totally ready-to-fly quadcopter UAV with next-gen autopilot
"Hi Chris, Gary, Thank you for all the details. I am having a close look at it. Of course, Iris is wonderful, 3DR designed it with care and better than any other platforms I know out there. I have been into Multicopters for almost 3 years now, and I…"
Jan 11

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Gary McCray commented on Joshua Ott's blog post 3D Robotics introduces Iris, a totally ready-to-fly quadcopter UAV with next-gen autopilot
"I do not work for 3DR although I am certainly a strong supporter. But the simple fact is that if you want the best most pro Quadcopter the Iris is actually a very good deal. It has design features and is made of materials that fully justify…"
Jan 11

3D Robotics
Chris Anderson commented on Joshua Ott's blog post 3D Robotics introduces Iris, a totally ready-to-fly quadcopter UAV with next-gen autopilot
"Pixhawk offers all the PX4 functionality in one package. "
Jan 11
Shyam Balasubramanian commented on Joshua Ott's blog post 3D Robotics introduces Iris, a totally ready-to-fly quadcopter UAV with next-gen autopilot
"Can someone tell me if I need to custom build a quad "with PX4 autopilot", do I need to buy both the Px4FMU and PX4 IO board OR the PX4 autopilot would suffice (having all functionalities)? I do not wish to buy Iris directly, personally it…"
Jan 11
Michael commented on Joshua Ott's blog post 3D Robotics introduces Iris, a totally ready-to-fly quadcopter UAV with next-gen autopilot
"I have been waiting months, but made that decision after a lot of thought and research.  Sure I would like to have it now, but being honest I would rather wait a bit longer, learning all I can about it's operation and all the other…"
Jan 11

3D Robotics
Chris Anderson commented on Joshua Ott's blog post 3D Robotics introduces Iris, a totally ready-to-fly quadcopter UAV with next-gen autopilot
"Euan: that email may have been a bit confusing. As you expected, those design changes were made many months ago, after the first beta testing feedback. The delay the team was reporting was with the injection mold-makers who are producing the new…"
Jan 11
Euan Ramsay commented on Joshua Ott's blog post 3D Robotics introduces Iris, a totally ready-to-fly quadcopter UAV with next-gen autopilot
"Interesting. You kinda expect some delays with a new product, but overheating and battery doors popping open sound like pretty fundamental problems to be discovering mere days from the official shipping date?"
Jan 11
Ian Soler commented on Joshua Ott's blog post 3D Robotics introduces Iris, a totally ready-to-fly quadcopter UAV with next-gen autopilot
"Oh! and BTW, all good products get delayed. That is exactly why they end up good."
Jan 11

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Flying in 25 m/s wind

Posted on December 7, 2013 at 1:00am 29 Comments

ALTURA DRONE - STORM FLIGHT - 5.12.2013 from Aerialtronics on Vimeo.

 

Pretty impressive flight by Aerialtronics Altura multirotor in some heavy winds. Intuitively, the design does not look…

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Post-typhoon aerial video on CNN

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 12:00pm 9 Comments



 http://us.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/world/2013/11/18/philippines-drone-camera-penhaul.cnn.html?c=homepage-t

 

They didn't specify what type of copter is being used, but from the shadow it looks like a TBS Discovery style. It…

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Iris Details: #4 Android Apps Overview

Posted on September 8, 2013 at 3:00pm 54 Comments

This is a video showing an overview of operating Iris via an Android tablet. Although we always have an RC transmitter in the mix, as a backup, the Android apps provide a very convenient way to maintain a telemetry and control link with the vehicle.

In the weeks ahead, we will be making some in-depth video tutorials on using all these different…

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Iris Details: #3 The camera attachment

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 2:01pm 25 Comments

 

The GoPro® compatible connector attaches to the chassis with two bolts, it's easily replaceable if necessary.

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At 5:11pm on January 29, 2013, Pierre Stoermer said…

Please contact us at pierre@dronemapper.com or jp@dronemapper.com. Thanks Josh

At 12:59pm on March 26, 2013, Jake Wells said…

Thank you for the add.

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