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
Added by Wipo on May 2, 2015 at 5:53am — No Comments
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
Added by Jose.L.Jr on May 1, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Hello everyone! In 2014 we released the 3D FPV camera The BlackBird and then I published my …Continue
The world's most portable and rugged unmanned aerial vehicle.
Bring it. To Life. All new website is live now at www.ascentaerosystems.com. Follow us on Twitter at AscentUAS for more details on the Kickstarter campaign coming in May.
I put together a little geolocation simulation. This one is really simple but its simple to illustrate basic concepts and the biggest sources of error (other than GPS error) in geolocation. This simulation is setup to model an aircraft flying toward a specific target and continually tracking that target, building up an estimate of the target's position. Here is the simulation result for radial error vs slant range to target. Each line represents a different amount of…Continue
Added by William Thompson on April 29, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments
In last months virtualrobotix lab work hard on a "secret alter ego project" our target was add low cost companion computer and add advanced functionality to our Flight Conrol and other mavlink compatible design .