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Scary Unexpected Motor Startup After Arming; Also Yaw Behavior Issue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oliver Jan 7, 2014. 22 Replies

After nearly two years of putting around with no nasty surprises my heavy Hex, "The Witch" has been behaving badly and yesterday gave me a fright.A couple of weeks ago I moved up to 3.1 from 3.0.1…Continue

We're Doing It Wrong!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Josh Oct 3, 2013. 1 Reply

Chicken-powered camera stabilization!!http://i.imgur.com/kE7xE2P.gifContinue

Unexpected Prop Start

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Boyhan Jun 8, 2013. 1 Reply

Here's something that just happened without consequences other than a surprise, but that has some potential for a bigger scare or worse:Aircraft: DJI 550 Hex w. APM 2.5 & 2.9.1b firmware, JR 12X…Continue

Unbaffled Barometer = Attempted Flyaway

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oliver Mar 24, 2013. 11 Replies

Had a near flyaway followed immediately by a near lawn-dart maneuver by my Flamewheel 550 this weekend, apparently due to running an APM 2.5 board "bare" (without case or foam baffling the…Continue

 

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Transitioning from conventional helis to multirotors for hobby photography. Also scale/sport flying.

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Drunk Hockey Fans Mistake Phantom For LAPD Drone, Down It!

Posted on June 14, 2014 at 4:30pm 19 Comments

Yellow journalism runs amok with another Drone Drama, getting it wrong, again:

The San Francisco Chronicle (a notorious hack-blatt with an accuracy record roughly that of the National Enquirer) has stolen re-posted a story and video clip from…

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Kenya’s new drone program could put a virtual end to poaching

Posted on April 27, 2014 at 7:30am 16 Comments

The fight to save the elephants and rhino is going full-on high-tech. Kenya’s government, the Guardian reports, is about to deploy drones in all 52 of its national parks and reserves.

"In a pilot, the amazingly effective strategy reduced…

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Russian Heavy-LIft Hexacopter Breakthrough!

Posted on April 20, 2014 at 9:30am 4 Comments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa9RXH2WoP4&feature=youtu.be

The Russian approach to aircraft design has always been famous for robustness and extreme simplicity, and this now extends to multicopters! Here's their latest, with these features: moving part count, zero;…

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Drone flyby reveals ancient village buried in New Mexico

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 8:26am 8 Comments

An interesting article on Mother Nature Network "Thermal images captured by a small drone allowed archaeologists to peer under the surface of the New Mexican desert floor, revealing…

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