This is a very interesting Hindered multi copter. I was thinking of this same concept using a weed waker motor on a large quad & kk board. But the guys in south Asia have beaten me to it. well it a nice job in any…Continue
NEW APM 2.5 Pin out and Wire Diagram And Camera Gimble explanation
Hey guys i recently got the APM 2.5, when looking at the pins, I saw A0 - A11 Pins werent being used and i did not know what they were for so i was googling and found a PDF that stated
A0- Sonar/ Ultrasonic A1- Voltage Sensor – Attopilot
A2-Current Sensor – Attopilot
A3- Optical Flow…
Here's my 1st mapping test flight with a Skyhunter twin-boom pusher. Im running Arduplane 2.73. Mapping camera is a Canon s95 running an intervalometer script via chdk. Its suspended from a single axis gimbal that keeps the camera pointing down regardless of aircraft bank angle. Video shot from a GoPro 3 Black Edition.
It took 120 photos during the 10 minute…Continue
When Richard Van As, a master carpenter in Johannesburg, South Africa, decided to make a set of mechanical fingers, it wasn’t just for fun. He’d lost four of the fingers on his right hand in an unfortunate work accident. For a tradesman like Rich, having a disabled hand is a big professional…
...left with a cliffhanger: are you allowed to shoot down a drone if it's over your "airspace" (very end of the…Continue
Testing out how the new Y6 responds to an in-flight motor failure. Not bad!
We went and filmed the repair works of the stranded Costa Concordia.
Echoing a company belief in autonomous systems, clever algorithms, and replacing fallible humans with smart machines, Google's venture capital arm announced yesterday that it is investing $10.7 million in a company that makes drone brains.…Continue
Geologists have long used seismology on the bottom of the ocean or have been throwing dynamite from snowmobiles when they look for oil. But now researchers at…
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In order to keep you guys updated on the project's development, I'm happy to present our first flight report!
The weather conditions were decent: not all that much wind, clear sight and no random short-lived rainfalls.
As we weren't…Continue
In true DIY form I am using as much readily available material as possible. 3/4" oak frame, lego parts, etc. I am on the lookout for landing gear materials (small diameter PVC with small caster wheels maybe? Hmmm.).
The last week or so we've spent porting a version of the AeroQuad AQ32Plus code over to run on the AshimaCore board. One of our goals has been to get a common board that can run (or has the hooks put in place to run) several of the more popular open source flight controllers. Here's some video (why did we do this at night?) of us flying…Continue
Week #5 of the DIY BoxCopter.
If you haven't seen any of my videos. This Copter is 100% DIY. It floats, it packs so it can be carried in a backpack. It is made from materials found at any local hardware store. The frame can be made for under $15.00.
I would like to introduce the community to a mixer method used to fly complex aircraft in manual, fly-by-wire and autonomous modes.
The main challenges of mixing are:
After Brandon (3DR's Applications Engineer) rescued "Fozzie" from an undisclosed lab at UC Berkeley, the…Continue