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What can happen when your GoPro falls out of the sky (=:

Started Feb 14 0 Replies

Maybe a little off-topic but if you haven't seen this YouTube clip  of a GoPro falling from a plane it will make your morning. Continue

FrSky Taranis Transmitter Connectivity Question

Started Feb 14 0 Replies

There's a lot of enthusiasm about the new FrSky Taranis R/C transmitter/controller and the associated open-source firmware. I'm considering switching to this system to go along with my new Pixhawk as…Continue

Tags: FrSky, 9DX, Taranis

Scary Unexpected Motor Startup After Arming; Also Yaw Behavior Issue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oliver Jan 7. 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

 

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Oliver commented on Mark's blog post New Taranis 6 Position Switch
"Regarding drilling plastic: An excellent tool for this is a specially made tapered steel hand-held reamer that is intended for making good-size holes in thin plastic R/C car bodies but works on thicker material too. Can be found at a good LHS or of…"
22 hours ago
Oliver commented on Chris Anderson's blog post FAA announces investigation into drone use over Denver 420 rally
"Jesse, the FAA doesn't need to do a thing to modernize the air traffic control system other than to send a couple of guys to Frankfurt to see how it's done."
22 hours ago
Oliver commented on Chris Anderson's blog post FAA announces investigation into drone use over Denver 420 rally
"Yep, Monroe, there is a pattern. It is called criminal extortion, corruption,bribery and violation of constitutional guarantees of equal treatment under the law. Bureaucrats such as those populating the FAA and politicians who are fed, clothed and…"
23 hours ago
Oliver commented on Chris Anderson's blog post FAA announces investigation into drone use over Denver 420 rally
"Right, Paul, it might have been unsafe, and had anything bad happened the operator would have been subject to legal action under a bunch of criminal and civil laws that don't require any input or action whatsoever from the FAA or any other…"
yesterday
mP1 commented on Oliver's blog post Russian Heavy-LIft Hexacopter Breakthrough!
"THere are plenty of examples in the west, except they are typically called jetpacks. THe man with the jetpack hovers over water and has pipes to suck in water."
Monday
joe wagner commented on Oliver's blog post Russian Heavy-LIft Hexacopter Breakthrough!
"Can't wait till these go on sale at Hobby King"
Monday
Alexsey Novik commented on Oliver's blog post Russian Heavy-LIft Hexacopter Breakthrough!
"and you will need fire brigade to fly :D"
Sunday
Oliver posted a blog post

Russian Heavy-LIft Hexacopter Breakthrough!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa9RXH2WoP4&feature=youtu.beThe 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; electronic circuit count, zero; flight time, indefinite;  cost, approx. 140 Pecks of potatoes.Needless to say, FAA restrictions prohibit use of this…See More
Sunday
Oliver commented on Vindolin's blog post Tech-savvy criminals now using heat-seeking drones to target cannabis farms
"There is nobody in England or anywhere else finding indoor grow operations with hobby drones. This is total BS and this thread contains some incredibly lame and ignorant remarks. Which would usually be fine, but here people who have no idea what…"
Sunday
Oliver replied to Nathaniel Frosland's discussion Iris crashed after screws fell out... in the group IRIS
"With all this talk about thread lock compounds, keep in mind that it's only to be used on metal-to-metal connections. Don't apply it to screws that thread into synthetics. Not only will it not do any good, it will attack and thus weaken…"
Saturday
Oliver replied to Nathaniel Frosland's discussion Iris crashed after screws fell out... in the group IRIS
"Not having seen an Iris in the flesh I'm rather taken aback by the remark that 3DR is mounting motors with only two screws rather than four. Really? To save the weight, assembly time, and price of 8 screws? Or?? IMHO: FAIL."
Saturday
Oliver commented on Vindolin's blog post Tech-savvy criminals now using heat-seeking drones to target cannabis farms
"All you folks who believe this tale (Mommy, Mommy, I know it's true, I saw it on the Intra-Net!!) please send me all of your money and I will send you a notarized title to all of my rights to the Brooklyn Bridge."
Saturday
Oliver replied to Nathaniel Frosland's discussion Iris crashed after screws fell out... in the group IRIS
"For those of you new to R/C and the world of ARF/RTF  (Almost Ready to Fly/Ready To Fly): It matters not if your new treasure was assembled in the US, China, Mexico or by your mother-in-law. You must go over the fasteners, at the least checking…"
Apr 17
Oliver commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Ohio drone user charged for obstructing an accident scene
"I will repeat myself in what has turned into quite a swamp here. The fact that a "drone" was involved in this incident is insignificant. Only very few people, those who like us here are focused on drones, put the aircraft at the center of…"
Apr 16
Oliver replied to William's discussion Update.... really?
"Nothing is wrong with recent updates. Regarding that link, people who fly cheap HK clone boards on exotic-geometry homemade aircraft (Y6) are likely to have a few issues, wouldn't you think? And as can be seen from the last post by the OP in…"
Apr 16
Oliver commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Ohio drone user charged for obstructing an accident scene
"Wow this starts to look like a YouTube comment thread. Look, this guy is not in trouble for his flying or his motives or his opinions or his haircut. He's in trouble for not obeying an order of a public safety official at an emergency scene.…"
Apr 15

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

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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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Renault Concept Car With Built-In Multicopter

Posted on February 8, 2014 at 10:30am 11 Comments

       For your Saturday morning amusement, from a BBC automotive blog :
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Major Robotics Move By Google - With Bozo In The Stew

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 8:07am 4 Comments

Here we go again. BBC this morning reports a major further move into robotics by Google's acquisition of seven robotics companies. But the headline to the report references the Amazon drone publicity stunt, as though it is an established part of the landscape. I fully expect to hear the word "Amazon" the next time I…

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