The newly updated techwing design has achieved its maiden flight.…
Added by wayne garris on September 21, 2014 at 3:25pm — No Comments
GCS build highlights
Added by Azjeg on September 21, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Now we're cooking with gas!
I have just completed a project to build a helicopter with a gasoline engine, controlled by Arducopter (of course!) This helicopter serves as a test bed for future gas heli development work for a client of mine. The goal was to prove out that it could be…Continue
The other wing is just stock. Look at that horrible stock servo, it’s transparency only serves to taunt me by showing the horrible plastic gears that are dying to eat each other to bits. I would like to…Continue
This is a description of the configuration of my FX-61 Phantom FPV Flying Wing EPO Airplane 1550mm (PNF) V2
The whole reason…Continue
Added by Hamish on September 20, 2014 at 8:27am — No Comments
Aeriality version 1.1 is out now, check it out at www.aeriality.io.
But, first things first, thanks everyone at DIYD for your support. I've had over 100 downloads of the Aeriality software so far, and lots of great interactions…Continue
After a few weeks of administrative processing it is finally here, the "Attestation de conception de type" (Type certificate) allows the 3DRobotics IRIS to fly legally in France in scenarios S1, S2 and S3. S3 meaning it can fly in urban areas as well !…
...Study published last week in the Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, that describes an algorithm that can classify land cover types with minimal nudging from humans.
The problem, from a computational standpoint, is that…
Added by Greg Dronsky on September 19, 2014 at 2:29am — No Comments
Until recently my main TX was a Turnigy 9X and I (like many others) was using a hacked in 6 position POT switch to select modes on my various aircraft. Unfortunately the 9X has died so has been replaced by a shiny new 9XR. Rather then hack apart the 9XR (too pretty) I wanted to experiment with using the…Continue
This is both adorable and really cool. From IEEE Spectrum:
As much trouble as humanoid robots are to build and control, we keep on trying to make it work because it's easiest to operate in a human environment if you can…
Many of us recreational, semi-pro, and pro RPAS operators here on DIYDrones.com are fortunate enough to have had great dialogue with the public, sometimes even taking time off from our normal schedules or responsibilities to show others the wonders of robotic flight. Still, we are all to familiar with those few stories where the public has become confrontational with civilian and commercial…Continue
A friend outside of DIYD passed on a link to a thought-provoking post by Michael Sacasas. His observations are around people and Google Glass. However as I read…Continue
This article is part three in a series, describing some of the inner workings of an autopilot system - even though the description is specific for this particular system, a lot of principles are generic and can be used to describe a variety of auto…Continue
Added by Jesper Andersen on September 18, 2014 at 2:00am — No Comments
I'd like to introduce you all to Screamy, our lost aircraft alarm. We launched a kickstarter campaign today to get this special product into your hands: http://kck.st/1wDiV5y
Put this on your valued multirotor or model aircraft and make sure you never lose it!
Using Orthomosaic and Digital Elevation Model to create 3 D model is nothing new. But normally it will require lots of computing power and knowledge. Skyline's TerraBuilder and TerraExplorer make it easy for the average people to make 3D video from an orthomosaic…Continue
i am flying a long range quadcopter with APM 2.6 external compass etc..my question is how can i modify RSSI voltage reading of the APM since my RX at maximum signal is 1.5volts..? and in full parameters list it seems to have only 3.3V and 5.0V ..
It ll needs to have buffer…Continue
We tested ABDIAS before and while a concert.
The goal was to test altitude autopilot (with a lot of people below and draft air) and autonomy, but also wireless control (using xbee modules) from my laptop.
Added by Henri Bernard on September 17, 2014 at 12:13am — No Comments