Here is a short video of the design, build and crash testing of the Game of Drone's Battle Quad. It's waterproof, bulletproof, and can fly away from almost any crash.
"Fly 'em hard and put 'em away wet. They're only drones"
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I had a couple of requests for a still shot of the 12-rotor beast that Joe and Justin cooked up, so here it…Continue
This might be a common knowledge, but in the last months I haven't seen a similar post. Maybe someone new to barometers might be interested in this data.
The GPS receivers return altitude data, but this is inaccurate. The error margin depends on the satellite constellation geometry…Continue
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Last Wednesday I went out to the field for some flight tests and gains trimming. Other people where flying their model planes there too. We usually follow a counter-clockwise pattern while flying to avoid collisions. That day I was flying especially slow, so when I took the turn, I did so on the spot and…Continue
SAN FRANCISCO — As wildfire season begins in Western landscapes that were covered in smoky haze for weeks at a time last summer, the federal government’s…
Can anyone put me into hibernation for 5…Continue
I want to let the APM trigger my camera and the camera I had did not have a port for a remote shutter trigger so I had to remove the button on the camera and solder the 4 points and connected them to a relay switch.
Raw flight footage.
Just to document some early progress in the building of a multirotor Conservation Drone with thermal imaging for wildlife research (last picture shows the quad with a FLIR PS32 camera, yet to be mounted). Apologies for the shaky video taken with an iphone (had to hold on to transmitter with other hand).
Every year or so, some research group posts a video of a "cyclocopter" flying. I'm not sure why (this article suggest they might be more efficient than traditional helicopters, and that people have been pursing them for a…Continue
R2 gangs roamed the…Continue
As is customary and traditional, we celebrate every new 1,000 members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 39,000!
There were 2 million page views in the last month! (we get around 65,000 pageviews a day on average). It took us just 24 days to get this latest 1,000 members--we're…Continue
Last week(week 5) I tested out a new FPV system using 1.2 GHZ. It works great. The only problem I had was that it was locking out my 2.4GHZ control. So for the video I used my old 72mhz radio. Let's just call it glitch. It glitched me right into a patch of stinging nettles. So I ordered a low pass filter from Readymaderc.com. Then I commenced to building yet…
Under AUX CH set CH 5 to Sw C
End points I set ch 5:GEAR to +/- 120%
Under Mix 1 Mix 2 Mix 3
our Flight Teams beta tester star to test a VR Copter Fly Cam configuration. This is the hexa copter used by our beta tester for doing this video :
At HAXLR8R’s demo day, ten hot hardware startups presented their products after completing a 15-week accelerator program in Shenzhen China. The program is designed to help entrepreneurs with innovative hardware concepts and prototypes and help turn them into commercial realities.
Yes! Hex is one of them! Here are some…Continue
Data Bus mbed baseboards are now available on Tindie as a fundraiser! I figured maybe some folks wanted to experiment with their own algorithms and want a head start on their 2014 AVC ground vehicle entry.…Continue
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As I already mentioned on the first page, mygoal was to construct a boat that could drive for at least 4 hours without charging while I could catch some fish :-). To reach that goal, my boat should weigh around 4 kg and the capacity of the batteries should be quite high. After a lot of searching in the internet, I…Continue
In this blog I would like to share my experiences with my new project, an autonomous transducer boat, controlled by an Ardupilot.
After a long time of reading blogs, searching parts online and planning, I started my project. My plans are to…Continue