The Aeromapper family of UAVs consist of three different drones aimed for mapping and survey applications with…Continue
Added by Mauricio on July 5, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments
From the excellent Center of the Study of the Drone, a searchable spreadsheet with all the current FAA Section 333 exemptions for commercial use:
A while back, we wrote about the ducted fan, single rotor, VTOL drone that [Armin Strobel] was working on. It wasn’t quite finished then, and hadn’t got off the ground yet. He’s posted an update, and from the looks of it, he’s made tons of progress,…
Have a project that moves? Then get it entered this week for your chance at one of 15 quadcopters. …
Added by Chris Anderson on July 4, 2015 at 2:11pm — No Comments
MyGeekShow is back! This week I finalized the design and built the 50% scale solar airplane prototype. I'll complete it's first flight next week!
My current mission is to build an RC airplane capable of indefinite flight, where solar panels installed on the wings power the airplane and charge the batteries by day, and then those same batteries power…
Above is a fullsize image of a 5MP webcam. A webcam usually has a CMOS sensor and commercial ones support up to 720p resolution. 720p is a result of the usb bus bandwidth available to stream the images and since many computers still use USB 2.0, this is the maximum resolution for reasonable framerates of 25fps…Continue
Last weekend I've tested Panasonic NCR18650B batteries on my maiden PolyClub EPP airplane.
I was expecting ~40 minutes flight but I landed after 103 minutes 24 seconds! (1h43m24s)
This batteries are definitely working!
Only disadvantage of the batteries are low discharge rate. It is max. 2C.
So, discharge current should be less than 7A…
I am finally about finished with my Steampunk Tricopter. I have been working on this design since last December on and off. After crashing last fall I decided to completely rebuild as a steampunk airship. I looked extensively on line to get some ideas and to see what was out there but I couldn't find anything that inspired me. Using my electronic components from my existing tricopter, I completely redesigned every part. I mean, the only parts I used from my old frame was…Continue
Latest update of iDroneCtrl ground station fixes a small bug affecting some of our users, where iDroneCtrl would repeatedly request the mission. Using the Fighting Walrus Apple MFi approved …Continue
Added by Bryan Galusha on July 2, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
This week we’ve rolled out some important updates that will go a long way toward making your Solo experience even more smooth and easy. This includes updates for both Solo and the Solo app—remember, the Solo app will do all of the update work wirelessly, without any need to connect to Solo with cables.…Continue
Do you know how many parcels were delivered last year to persons like you or me? UPS delivered last year 4.6 billion parcels worldwide, imagine the rest of companies.
Do you think the current transport…Continue
Laser range finders can be very effective in detecting even small obstacles at long distances from a moving UAV. To cover large areas the laser beam is usually…Continue
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Shotguns. Snoops. Surveillance. So many stories in recent weeks have been calling attention to the…Continue
Photos from the Festival multirotor machines, which took place on June 27 in the village of Ulyanovka, Mytishchi district. At the festival FPV3DCam…Continue
Added by Egor_FPV3DCam on June 30, 2015 at 12:24pm — No Comments
INSPIRED by the biology of a bee and the insect’s hive behavior ...
we aim to push advances in miniature robotics and the design of compact high-energy power sources; spur innovations in…
Added by Damian McKay Earl ll on June 30, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Just letting folks know what we have been up to over the last year or so. Finally getting close to something we can release. Essentially an all open source hardware modular robotics platform. The short version is it's a BrainBox that can accept several different modules so it can be configured as a plane/copter/rover/whatever.
Figured it was about time the community had a modular frame system to match the different flavors of autopilot code. Still lots to do…Continue
Something like this was bound to happen with the mass market of drones to people not having safety in mind.
Liverpool John Moores University are holding their second conference on the use of drones in environmental research on July the 7th and 8th. There are some great pieces of research being presented and it should be a very interesting couple of days.
A Pixhawk-powered hexacopter had an encounter with an overzealous and somewhat paranoid neighbor. Ars Technica tells the story:
That day, Eric Joe…