Drones provide an “eye in the sky” which can be very useful for water scientists. Many water bodies are often surrounded by difficult terrain, making it…Continue
There are at the very least 7 humanitarian UAV teams operating in Nepal. We know this since these teams voluntarily chose to liaise with the Humanitarian UAV Network (UAViators). In…Continue
This is a work in progress.
It's a rather quadcopter conventional but with a few tweaks.
The goal of this project is to make a small, transportable, waterproof, sturdy quadcopter that can carry go-pros and similar cameras.
Here's where we are so far:
A distributed and scalable autopilot architecture is attractive to me due to space and sensor positioning demands on my airframes. The existing range of autopilots simply doesn't fit. The uNode (microNode) is the result of my desperate attempts to fix this. uNode is a very cutdown…Continue
I finally got around to writing a review for this little drone I've had for a few months now. I bought it for about $17 and it still seems to be flying even after it got slightly chewed by my dog (pictures taken before that happened!). It's a pretty cool drone.. and pretty safe to fly too. I can't envision much going wrong unless if you lack common sense and fly it into a group of people/ animals. It's great for learning the ropes for any new flyers - …Continue
I still need to buy batteries 4 6S 25C 16000mah batteries and 16 18x6.5 CF propellers, I don't want to be in the middle of nowhere without spares. I will run 2 6S 16000mah batteries or more.The batteries $370 each propellers $100 per pair from…
Part 1 .. DIY Giant Octocopter Build designed for Magnetometer Surveying
Here is my first attempt at building an octocopter. I will post images as I build it.
I built a budget 960mm hexacopter in my spare time last year while working for uranium, copper and…
RenTT writes to let us know that the Chinese APM/Pixhawk developer community is taking off, and there is a new site focused on this called…Continue
If you can ignore the over-the-top music on this video from Top Flight, the MIT spin-off company has some very interesting power technology that can get 100 mile range of one gallon of gas. More details in…Continue
This new Indiegogo project looks very good, and at $225 Reach is about a quarter of the price of other RTK GPSs. Backed!
What is Reach and what is it for?
Reach is for applications when your standard GPS with…
This week I tested my (almost) finished mini octocopter wich is build on a 3D printed frame.
Motor to motor is 360mm. Max 5 inch prop can be mounted on 18xx or 22xx motors.
Flightcontroller: APM 2.5
FPV: 700TVL sony cam / 5.8GHZ 25mw / MinimOSD
Telemetry: Lantronix B/G WIFI module
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Hopefully (as against expectations) they will produce and sell the airframe for us the hobbyist ;)
A team at NASA's Langley Research Center is developing a concept of a battery-powered plane that has 10 engines and can take off like a helicopter and fly efficiently like an aircraft. The prototype, called Greased Lightning or GL-10, is currently in the design and…Continue
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