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 wanted to open up a discussion about how we are powering our avionics, meaning servos and APM, on helicopters as they present a unique challenge in the APM world, and must be treated carefully.…Continue
Mounties in Saskatchewan are crediting a high-tech drone for the rescue of a man who had walked away from his vehicle after a rollover crash and could not be found.
Sgt. Doug Green, who deployed the drone in the search, told CBC News the machine was built and designed by a Saskatoon company, Draganfly…
I have been working on improving the TradHeli slowly but surely over the past few months. One major aspect I've been working on is the ability to use full Pitch and Roll I-term. Currently in 2.9.1 these are "Leaky" which limits their build-up to avoid tip-overs on the ground. I have created a robust Take-off detection scheme that allows us to switch over…Continue
I just ran across this this morning on Engadget, Wired online. It immediately struck me as almost a "holy grail" of tablets to use for a ground control station. It has plenty of buttons, and 2 joysticks. We already have the excellent…Continue
I stumbled upon this... um... interesting video on Youtube. Amazingly over 500,000 people have already watched it. I think for the most part it's just some guys having fun with guns. But it's another interesting insight into the growing fearmongering about domestic drones.
The statement that "The first person to shoot down a drone will be folk hero"…Continue