I want to apologize for the feelings you expressed above.
In context - the crowd-funding model had - at that time - got a bit ahead of itself, and begun to border on fraud IMO; a fraud that would use DIYdrones as part of it's promotional…"
"Everyone wants a really small footprint with huge carrying capacity, long range, and time on target.
Forget about it.
Efficiency drops by the cube of the airfoil speed;
ducted fans aren't merely inefficient, they are exponentially less…"
"Notably; it's an active transponder, not merely a receiver as in GPS.
The challenge so often is that time of flight at radio frequencies is so expensive; probably because it requires custom IC design - and can't really be…"
"Nice - Always a Teensy fan; never an Ardweeny.
(why - because com ports are bad, but virtual comm ports are worse - they cannot be labelled, predicted, or scanned - the user has to choose the comm port with no knowledge - aka guess. It's BS.)
"Attacking a product because it retains serviceability for multiple applications seems unnecessary.
This would appear to be a reasonable modification of existing ESC designs to improve their performance for Quads; without sacrificing their…"
"This is evidence of an artificial angst which has emerged in the Open Source Hardware world - which uses the promise of Clones (aka derivatives, forks) to inspire loyalty. Despite it's democratizing rhetoric, this model…"
If you've used the Arduino enough to understand its shortcomings, or perhaps even dared to mention them alloud, be cheered, the gods have heard your prayers - and yes Omilex has been making devboards and breakouts long enough to be a god. This new Arduino…