The latest version of ArduCopter (3.2 -rc11 and above) has several new and improved mission commands and features that make the automated capture of spherical panoramas fairly straightforward. These include a “Command-Yaw” relative command, the Do-Jump command, and an increase in the maximum number of Mission commands (waypoints) for Pixhawk users to 718. It is now…Continue
This educative video shows how a quadcopter is born, and of course its maiden flight.
I had to built a quad with some parts we order from hobbyking, so, I took my camera, put it in a tripod, read some…Continue
Added by Aldo Vargas on October 29, 2014 at 9:49am — No Comments
GIS: The Biggest Little Drone Market in the World
Last week I had the pleasure of participating in a two-day symposium on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) hosted by the Northern California American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). …Continue
Added by Colin Snow on October 29, 2014 at 9:47am — No Comments
CBS This Morning reports that NYPD is planning ways to disable drones. While this reports focuses on weaponized drones I think NYPDs actions effect anyone flying in NYC.
Watch out if you are tempted to look over the wall at the ball game. The FAA have issued a NOTAM that no doubt event operators will enforce on their behalf. It brings model aircraft and RPAS within a NOTAM previously enacted post 9/11 for full sized aircraft.
What does it mean, if your flying field is within 3nm of major sporting events you should not be…Continue
In general, copters need at least two props, one for lift and the other to cancel out angular momentum, either as a tail rotor or coaxial main rotors. But U Penn have shown that with the right configuration, you can fly a copter with just one motor and prop. From IEEE Spectrum,…Continue
We did some more IRIS+ testing this past weekend using the Pebble watch and "Follow Me" mode. Here is the video-
Today we were having a discussion about aircraft control via different flight modes. Personally would prefer to change the way input happened when controlling the UAV directly, so that the input is more intuitive in nature. I have seen allot of really…Continue
Hi there, I updated the blog I wrote last week which showed how to make a cheap ($50) wireless fpv monitor. This week, I updated to show how to add droidplanner to this setup, and for me it cost zero extra cost. Should cost you about a dollar to make if you're inventive. (Total cost…Continue
First Ascent Scout Drone - Video Update
A few weeks ago I posted a short write up on a compact, autonomous drone I was helping to develop:…Continue
"Brown reports that the entire video was done in one continuous shoot, and that it took 50 or 60 tries to get the final…
I'm having some strange problems with my hexacopter. The aircraft flies well in stabilise and alt hold but as soon as I switch to loiter or auto it flies off in a random direction whilst increasing pitch. It will eventually be almost vertical before I recover in stabilise…Continue
The rig they used to make the video clip: http://instagram.com/p/sY1QFWiSqg/
Find out how these businesses are expecting to be able to use commercial drones:
I have allways been a fan of hydrofoils, even when I began to learn how to kite surf I quickly sought out the Cabrinha , With all of the water around here I am exploring what to make and stumbled on this project out of Portsmouth, NH. …Continue