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Comparing autopilots...

Started this discussion. Last reply by ECODRONES Jan 19, 2013. 5 Replies

I wonder if some has (or could make) a grid comparing the various autopilots out there.  Perhaps put a cap on cost (under $1000?) so it's focused on the hobbyist.  I'd love to be able to look at them…Continue

Quad/Hexa range?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carl Campbell Nov 26, 2012. 1 Reply

Hello all,I'm currently involved in a project to develop a drone for a University field station.  I was gearing everything toward a plane for long range reconnaissance, but they are also interested…Continue

Tags: multirotor, research, drone

ArduCopter motor upgrade?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sebastian Gralla Jan 14, 2011. 4 Replies

I've been approached by a colleague who is looking for a aerial photography platform.  He knows I'm into FPV RC and we got to talking about what he really wanted.  He now thinks the ArduCopter would…Continue

 

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Scott Ramirez commented on Michael's blog post The Giant Super Skysurfer 2.4m wingspan
"Update:  I don't get to fly much and now have three flights in on my Super Sky Surfer.  I am at altitude at 6,200+ feet starting altitude and get 20 minutes+ on the stock battery.  I estimate 40 minutes+ with the 5000 mamp 3 Cell…"
Dec 15, 2013
John McGrath commented on Michael's blog post The Giant Super Skysurfer 2.4m wingspan
"anyhow using a cannon sx260 or similar in this thing? I am thinking of adding this to my fixed wing setup for AG IR photo."
Dec 13, 2013
Jason Anderson commented on Michael's blog post The Giant Super Skysurfer 2.4m wingspan
"3x6000mah 3s Nanos (Turnigy) in parallel so 18amps total. Don't know "cruising" draw cause I'm not doing that much.. but with the amp meter, on the ground static I'd like to say around 11a. I remember people saying they are…"
Oct 14, 2013

300km
moglos commented on Michael's blog post The Giant Super Skysurfer 2.4m wingspan
"What size battery pack are you using? Do you know the cruising current draw?"
Oct 14, 2013
Jason Anderson commented on Michael's blog post The Giant Super Skysurfer 2.4m wingspan
"My SSS is now flying, 1hr+ flights are easy but mine has been heavily modified, CF'd all up, etc. I pulled apart both sides of the fuse's and internally braced them with CF rod and mat then cut out holes and sections in the middle and back…"
Oct 14, 2013

300km
moglos commented on Michael's blog post The Giant Super Skysurfer 2.4m wingspan
"Hi Joseph, Jason and Scott and co. I'm interested if you've got your Super Skysurfers going, and what you think. What kind of cruising power/speeds/endurance are you getting? "
Oct 14, 2013
FlyingAnt commented on Michael's blog post Range Video's FPV flying wing, the RVJET
"Just re-checked and they now have a shipping price to Australia of $331.41 by Global Express Guaranteed, which is only ship option to Aus.  But i could get it shipped to New Zealand via GPE for same price or via USPS Priority for $72.04 ? Can…"
May 26, 2013
FlyingAnt commented on Michael's blog post Range Video's FPV flying wing, the RVJET
"Hi yes i did that and got no response, i am not rich enough to give them 700 and wait ( hope) they decide to give me some back!.  i will keep checking as it is a really interesting design "
May 26, 2013
Simon Hedstrom commented on Michael's blog post Range Video's FPV flying wing, the RVJET
"Send an email and ask for a better shipping quota, it seems the shipping calculator is a bit off. Also RV has been refunding excessive shipping charges."
May 22, 2013
FlyingAnt commented on Michael's blog post Range Video's FPV flying wing, the RVJET
"Sorry does anyone know if Range Video will be shipping to Australia ( not do you know, sorry)"
May 21, 2013
FlyingAnt commented on Michael's blog post Range Video's FPV flying wing, the RVJET
"I live in Australia and i  am very interested in getting one of these. if i go to the Range video site it says the postage is ~$700 !! IS this correct?  do you have any plans to ship to Australia?"
May 21, 2013
Michael commented on Jonathan Hesselbarth's blog post ArduVTOL - Wingcopter - Flight Report Nr.1
"Will this eventually be a commercial product?  If it comes apart easily, then it's exactly what I'm looking for.  Outstanding work!"
May 17, 2013
Simon Howroyd commented on Michael's blog post Range Video's FPV flying wing, the RVJET
"Agreed but 2 or 3 rvjets bolted together is going to beat the lot! 5.6kg was fine for a chuck launch. I want to hit 6kg but im more or less on mtow now I think."
May 6, 2013
Simon Hedstrom commented on Michael's blog post Range Video's FPV flying wing, the RVJET
"The X8 does have more wing area and internal volume so if the goal is to carry maximum weight and volume as possible with no regard to other features then the X8 beats the RVJET simply because it's bigger. That should be obvious just comparing…"
May 6, 2013
Wessie commented on Michael's blog post Range Video's FPV flying wing, the RVJET
"5.6? Wow more than I thought!Flew some nice flighrts with my X8 this weekend. With 2 x 4000mah 4S packs, shes heavy, but still managed to climb 200m in 5 minutes NO THROTTLE in a thermal. Was amazing! Still best value for money right now!If you are…"
May 6, 2013
Simon Howroyd commented on Michael's blog post Range Video's FPV flying wing, the RVJET
"I like that two can be bolted together for more weight carrying. Has anyone flown this heavy, if so whats the all up weight you managed? I've had 5.6kg with the X8"
May 6, 2013

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Range Video's FPV flying wing, the RVJET

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 7:30pm 32 Comments

I'm always on the look out for a "perfect" plane.  What I've learned is that there is no such thing, every airframe is a compromise.  The idea now is to find the most versatile aircraft.  This might be it.

There has been a lot of buzz around this plane at…

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Panasonic’s A100 HD Action Cam

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 8:25pm 10 Comments

From Gizmodo:

Panasonic claims its new wearable HD camcorder will be perfect for adrenaline junkies and recreation-seekers alike—but can it compete in a market that's already dominated by GoPro, the clear…

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New X10 "The Viper"

Posted on October 18, 2012 at 1:00pm 12 Comments

I know almost nothing about this other than what's listed on the website.  It looks a lot like Chris's Manta and a direct competitor with the X8.

http://greenairdesigns.com/ejc/index.php/aircraft-kits/prop-aircraft/fpv-uav/viper-x-10-fpv-uav-flying-wing.html

From the website:

2.75m Flying Wing.

Breaks down to 3…

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The Giant Super Skysurfer 2.4m wingspan

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 8:00am 23 Comments

Feature:

5 Channel Full Function Radio Controlled (Aileron,Elevator,Rudder,Throttle,Flaps)

New 2.4GHz spectrum technology, with the functions of automatic identification and precise code pairing, strong anti-jamming, and allow more than 20 aircrafts to fly at the same field at same time

Perfect for beginners…

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Comment Wall (1 comment)

At 6:24am on August 20, 2010, Darren Ng said…
Im a singaporean by the way! ^_^

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