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GoPro HD HERO2 with gimbal and extras - SOLD!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luke Olson Jan 18, 2013. 11 Replies

For sale is my GoPro HD HERO2 camera with extras and a two axis gimbal made for the camera. The camera comes with three batteries, three 32GB memory cards (all are class 10 speed), AC/DC charger,…Continue

Tags: gimbal, 2, hero, gopro

Turnigy Talon Hexacopter spare parts - SOLD!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luke Olson Dec 15, 2012. 2 Replies

I'm selling spare parts for a Turnigy Talon…Continue

Tags: mounts, plate, carbon, fiber, motor

Four Port Battery Charger/Balancer (HK 4B6) - SOLD!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luke Olson Nov 20, 2012. 19 Replies

I'm selling my HobbyKing 4B6 charger because I picked up a different charger with an integrated power supply so don't have as much to haul around. The blue backlight on the display for the second…Continue

APM 1 (ATmega 2560, MediaTek GPS, IMU shield) - SOLD!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luke Olson Oct 7, 2012. 11 Replies

For sale is my assembled and tested APM 1 with the ATmega 2560 processor (for running latest versions of firmware), MediaTek GPS, and IMU shield. Pins for telemetry radio are soldered on the IMU…Continue

Tags: assembled, gps, imu, apm1

 

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Luke Olson commented on Andrew Rabbitt's blog post 1300kJ/kg Battery - from the Too-Good-to-be-True Newsdesk
"Two more things to add to this discussion, there are a bunch of videos on YouTube of users jump starting cars using hobby LiPo batteries so it's definitely in the realm of possibility even for the cheaper imported LiPo…"
Apr 30
Luke Olson commented on Andrew Rabbitt's blog post 1300kJ/kg Battery - from the Too-Good-to-be-True Newsdesk
"I think they're misrepresenting the specifications of the device to make it sound a lot more impressive than it really is. It's likely three cells at 2,000mAh each that can be used in parallel for charging USB devices (6,000mAh at 3.7…"
Apr 30
Luke Olson commented on thomas Butler's blog post Super simple and compact quadcopter power distribution module
"Nice! I posted a similar method a while back and the replies were very helpful too.  http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/diy-power-distribution"
Dec 3, 2013
Luke Olson replied to Shyam Balasubramanian's discussion AR.DRONE Vs DIY-DRONES (Question session)
"The ArduCopter firmware, now renamed APM:Copter, has been ported to the PX4 platform. Future development will focus on the PX4 and later hardware. The Arduino/ATmega based ArduPilot Mega hardware is approaching end of life because it has only so…"
Sep 25, 2013
Luke Olson replied to Luke Olson's discussion Yaw change also changes elevation
"Don't get the Turnigy Talon frame. It was a good frame to start with and I learned a lot, but the craftsmanship is very poor. Whatever they're using to machine the parts must have had a ton of backlash because some of the screw holes were…"
Aug 8, 2013
SYDUNDAR replied to Luke Olson's discussion Yaw change also changes elevation
" I am planning to setup a hexa lie yours but Everyone says Turnigy Talon Hexa is small for 12" props. It fits slightly to this frame i think only 5-6 mm gap between props right?  What is the effects of small gaps between props?…"
Aug 7, 2013
Luke Olson commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Texas drone bill clears use by police, not civlians
"Other way around. Federal laws trump state laws in the United States. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supremacy_Clause The exemptions in this bill from Texas are there for when the FAA eventually allows UAV for commercial use."
May 31, 2013
Luke Olson commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Texas drone bill clears use by police, not civlians
"The original bill was quite alarming as it would have practically banned all recording of images and videos by civilians from a UAV. Don't get me wrong, I'm not happy about this bill (quite the opposite, I'm pissed) but given the…"
May 29, 2013
Luke Olson commented on Yusuf Pirgali's blog post HD video for UAV's
"Tommy, that wireless H.264 video server is for standard definition video according to the specifications, not high definition video."
May 17, 2013
Luke Olson commented on Yusuf Pirgali's blog post HD video for UAV's
"The Nyrius ARIES has a range of 30 feet with line of sight. Good luck with that."
May 17, 2013
Luke Olson commented on Yusuf Pirgali's blog post HD video for UAV's
"Like others have pointed out there are limitations to what is physically possible, however there are long range, low latency, HD resolution video transmitters out there that could be used on a drone. Like I said in a previous comment, you get what…"
May 15, 2013
Luke Olson commented on Yusuf Pirgali's blog post HD video for UAV's
"Right now you get what you pay for with wireless HD video. In time the costs will come down and the performance will improve."
May 15, 2013
Luke Olson commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Man refuses to stop drone-spying on Seattle woman
"Justin, I was thinking about that yesterday evening. Or maybe a undercover reporter doing a story about drones and privacy."
May 14, 2013
Luke Olson commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Man refuses to stop drone-spying on Seattle woman
"Why did they call the police? They should have called this guy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rInMMU9XLZk On a more serious note, that's pretty messed up. Hopefully lawmakers don't have a knee jerk reaction."
May 13, 2013
Luke Olson replied to Simon m's discussion lipo battery
"I wasn't thinking about 4S, that will make a big difference. If there was a thumbs up emoticon I'd use it!"
May 8, 2013
Luke Olson replied to Simon m's discussion lipo battery
"If you're using the 3D Robotics quadcopter around 5,000 mAh is the upper limit, maybe less depending on your specific configuration. With a battery that heavy it would affect handling."
May 8, 2013

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About Me:
I like making things and solving problems. My other hobbies are motorcycle riding, photography, electronics, gaming and shooting.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
In the past I've had experience with radio control cars and also Arduino development. My goal is to build a hexacopter for photography and/or FPV utilizing the ArduPilot platform.

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DIY Power Distribution

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 9:00am 13 Comments

There are various power distribution boards out there but none really were able to accomplish what I wanted for a previous hexacopter build (six battery inputs, six ESC outputs, and a small power lead for the receiver). I'm in the process of building a new small quadcopter so I figured I document the power distribution this time around. This example is less complex than the first one I made for the hexacopter but it illustrates the same process.

The basic idea is to…

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GoPro releases Protune firmware update

Posted on October 9, 2012 at 12:30pm 24 Comments

If you have a GoPro HD HERO2 camera there's a free firmware update that doubles the video bit rate, has a neutral white balance, and disables internal noise reduction, contrast adjustments, and sharpening. This dramatically improves the quality of the video and opens new doors for…

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Hexacopter Frame In Progress

Posted on September 14, 2011 at 10:19pm 7 Comments

I've been throwing around a few ideas for a hexacopter frame and have settled on a aluminum arm and fiberglass plate sandwich type frame (is there a more technical term for it?). The goal is to carry a digital SLR for aerial photography, though I'll work out the camera bits after I get past the basics of just getting it flying. From prop tip to prop tip it will be about 42 inches. The two plates in the middle are about 11.5 inches diameter and will be cut from 1/8th inch thick G10…

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Comment Wall (1 comment)

At 3:00pm on October 7, 2012, John Lauber said…

Luke, let me know where to send the PP payment and I'll do it immediately.

John

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