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 .
From Ars Technica:
On the night of May 4, 2007, a tornado classified as a 5 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale reached the town of Greensburg, Kansas. Within 20 minutes, the storm ravaged 95 percent of the city’s…
As ever we will be live streaming on our YouTube channel if the web allows it. Things should kick off at 0900 Pacific (ish)(you know what we are like))…Continue
We here at NicaDrone are testing out a new vacuum polyurethane conformal coating application method that should provide excellent water resistance for the GNSS and the Electro permanent magnet.
Here is the test video for the GNSS, the EPM test will happen over the next few days.
All Zubax GNSS are shipping with the enhanced conformal coating as of…Continue