I mistakenly ordered a 4S instead of a 3S battery. Given the time it took to come, I am inclined to just keep it.I have a couple of quads that I run on 3S and on which the motors are rated for 3S.…Continue
I have two of teh 3DR MTK GPS V2 units and am trying to update them to version 1.9 of the firmware. I was able to do this successfully with one of the older units, but cannot get it to work with the…Continue
Echoing a company belief in autonomous systems, clever algorithms, and replacing fallible humans with smart machines, Google's venture capital arm announced yesterday that it is investing $10.7 million in a company that makes drone brains.…Continue
We had a dry day today so I thought I would try out the GoPro Hero 2 I got for Christmas. All went well until I accidentally hit the switch for Simple mode without realizing it. Camera mount popped off and was fine, and I lost one prop nut. Could have been lots worse. Let this be a lesson...
Got everything hooked up except the sonar and i tlooks like a dry weekend coming so hopefully I can get out and do some tuning and flying. Went with 11x4.7 props since the weight is a little higher than I had planned. May swap the arms for wood if flight times are too short.
Here's where I am so far on the H I started before the holidays. Ended up trimming the arms and drilling out some of the plates to lessen the weight. Will likely add some CF rods as prop protection during the tuning process.
Using 10x4.7 props for now, though the motors could handle larger. Testing has it hover at just under 50% throttle, so I think I am in a good place. Not tuned yet - that's next when the rain lets up.
The APM is enclosed…Continue