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MIT discovers a new state of matter, a new kind of magnetism

Started Dec 21, 2012 0 Replies

The potential of this new revolutionary discovery is mind-boggling.…Continue

Where Is Everybody?

Started Apr 19, 2012 0 Replies

Not very long ago, the top-rated post on this site had dozens of pages of comments.  Nowadays, the top story is lucky to have 3 pages.  What happened?  Where did everyone go?  As far as multi-rotors…Continue

Wooducopter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Maki, Eric J Jan 11, 2012. 3 Replies

The end of my most successful flight yet was in the form of a crumpled, standard Arducopter alumiminium frame.  It was awesome, I've never gotten such a thrill out of 'disaster' in my life, because…Continue

Coptersky.com Dodgy???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hai Tran Dec 16, 2011. 7 Replies

Has anybody else had problems with getting their purchases from coptersky.com?  I've been waiting on a $400.00 purchase for at least two months, now.  When I first realised it was a bit slow, I…Continue

 

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Nick Mann commented on Jack Crossfire's blog post AR Drone 2.0 teardown
"There's a newish and truly plug and play quad with GPS and RTH that everyone here surely knows of by now, the DJI Phantom, for around 7 hunj.  It lacks the video feed, protective rings and indoor pos hold, but is otherwise a far superior…"
Feb 28, 2013
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MIT discovers a new state of matter, a new kind of magnetism

The potential of this new revolutionary discovery is mind-boggling.  It's potential for miniaturizing memory is exciting enough, but particularly "long-range entanglement" as a form of remote control/video makes one salivate.  This could be what gives us true  high-def video-feed.  At unheard of ranges.  Albeit in five to ten years.  Or twenty.…See More
Dec 21, 2012
Nick Mann replied to Austin Ford's discussion 3DR Hexa APM 2.5 only 4 of 6 motors spinning in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Simplest possibility - are you set to hexa and not quad?  You can test the motors/ESCs individually by putting the ESC's UBEC cable straight into your receiver's throttle channel - I assume this is how you calibrated them, so they…"
Nov 19, 2012
Nick Mann commented on leonardthall's blog post Yaw Control, ESC Linearization, and Hover
"Thanks for that. Interesting thoughts.  "
Sep 15, 2012
Nick Mann replied to Randy Brazeau's discussion Can't leave the ground. in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Is your throttle on the right channel?  That sounds like your throttle stick is moving your pitch, maybe...  Don't know how experienced with transmitters you are.  ESCs individually calibrated with Tx?  Correct orientation…"
Sep 15, 2012
Nick Mann replied to Randy Brazeau's discussion Can't leave the ground. in the group ArduCopter User Group
"Are your props spinning the right way?  Are they plugged into the correct channels as per the wiki?  Do the hand test!  Hold on tight and clear to the underbelly and apply throttle - you'll soon see where the drive isn't…"
Sep 15, 2012
Jordi Orlando commented on Nick Mann's blog post MIND CONTROL!!!
"Amazing technology! I could totally see this being the future...scary thought. And deja vu, I think I've seen this before."
Sep 11, 2012
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Sep 11, 2012
Dan "HotSeat" Neault commented on Nick Mann's blog post Battery Holy Grail on the Horizon
"Forget Quads, I want a 300hp motorcycle that will go 3000km per charge :) :) "
Jul 26, 2012
R. D. Starwalt commented on Nick Mann's blog post Battery Holy Grail on the Horizon
"There have been several announcements similar to this lately and it is always encouraging. Perhaps the material could serve as a conductor and structural support? That would elminate the need for power cabling if it can handle sufficient…"
Jul 26, 2012
Dave Wicks commented on Nick Mann's blog post Battery Holy Grail on the Horizon
"We need big business to fast track the industrial application research, this could also be the holy grail for electric vehicles, very exciting!!"
Jul 26, 2012
james sowell commented on Nick Mann's blog post Battery Holy Grail on the Horizon
"when are we going to see some ?"
Jul 26, 2012
Nick Mann commented on Nick Mann's blog post Battery Holy Grail on the Horizon
"Thanks James.  This is exciting stuff."
Jul 26, 2012
james sowell commented on Nick Mann's blog post Battery Holy Grail on the Horizon
Jul 26, 2012
Nick Mann posted a blog post

Battery Holy Grail on the Horizon

This might not be news to some, but for those that it is...  Amazing.  Imagine a super light material that could be both frame AND battery.  Imagine hours of electric flight time with a quad.  Or even one hour.  …See More
Jul 26, 2012

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Hai Tran commented on Nick Mann's blog post Remote Western Australia
Jun 12, 2012

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About Me:
Very new to this, come from mineral exploration background and interested in developing aerial photography/recon platform at the very least... Arducopter seems like a lovely plastic place from which to explore the possibilities.

I am one of what I'm sure is a large new group 'around here' - a convert through an ARDrone. It's fun and interesting, but I want MORE! Nothing has captured my imagination like this in a couple of decades. Fer real.
Please tell us a bit about your UAS interest
Mostly hobby, with an open mind. Very green. I think I've found my hobby for middle-age. Want to learn it all, slowly slowly... But y'know, I'm about the joyride. Quadcopters with cameras taking pretty pictures... FPV immersion... A million crashes from now....
Hometown:
Perth

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At 6:26pm on July 2, 2011, Owen Booth said…

Hey man, I'm still pretty green but making a lot more progress lately.

Those guys in the Northern Hemisphere are something else eh?Their English is better than my French/Swiss/Deutsch etc though. Off out today to capture some more stills with the GoPro. Fatshark goggles will be here soon, so I can start FPV'ing my way around. Gotta be easier, surely!

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MIND CONTROL!!!

Posted on September 11, 2012 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

Battery Holy Grail on the Horizon

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 5:00am 6 Comments

This might not be news to some, but for those that it is...  Amazing.  Imagine a super light material that could be both frame AND battery.  Imagine hours of electric flight time with a quad.  Or even one hour.  …

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Remote Western Australia

Posted on June 9, 2012 at 11:55am 11 Comments

Gyros Simplified

Posted on March 24, 2012 at 6:08am 0 Comments

Just a little basic lesson in how gyros work... for us newbs.

Dragonflies are always leading the way.  When we have hyper~efficient dragonfly~wingsystems, the rotor will be made Model~T~obsolete. But that's down the road a tad....

 
 
 

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