I'm trying to set up 2 machines using a PX4 FMU and IO Board, and using Arducopter 3.1 rc7, and I'm having a lot of problems with glitching that seems to be coming from the Rx input. It shows up in…Continue
I've been working on building a nice ground control station including a Tx, and a video monitor, into a Pelican case. So far it's gone well, but last night I tried to get the video working. I've…Continue
I'm currently dreaming up a super simple, square aluminum tube, welded H-Octo airframe. Since it's made of aluminum, and welded, the electric path should be pretty good.Any electronic gurus have any…Continue
I think this is actually the second attempt at this. Wasn't there one last year? Good to see that they actually caught the people involved and arrested them. Hopefully it won't result in a knee-jerk reaction, but I doubt it. The article is horribly written, but at least they didn't call it a "drone".…Continue
On Friday we experienced very high winds, 60-90km/h, or Beaufort 7-8, this caused damage in the area, actually knocking over some trees, etc. I decided to go out and test the wind performance of my F450 quadcopter, see if it's even possible to fly a quad in such conditions, and test the inertial Loiter performance.
Overall, it went fairly well. Flight…Continue
Less than one month ago I predicted that eventually DSLR's as we know them will disappear, and instead you will buy lenses with the imaging chip (CMOS) built right in to the back of the lens. Then you will only attach a simple body to it that gives you IO and a viewing monitor. This is because CMOS chips are constantly coming down in price, but…Continue
I did some more flights on the weekend to test out my branch of Arducopter 3.0.1 -THdev and wanted to show what it's like from on-board the heli in a reasonably high-speed run. This run used 12 waypoints to form a rectangular pattern with rounded corners around the flying field, trying to…Continue