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GimBALL - 3D printed DIY Gimbal with closed hull - PART2 (assembly)

Hi again,

Hereby I'd like to continue my project. As I said earlier, all parts were printed using a Stratasys 3D printer, which uses FDM technology and support material too.…

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Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on November 25, 2014 at 11:29am — 10 Comments


Developer
ArduCopter 3.2 Released

ArduCopter 3.2 (aka APM:Copter) has been released as the default version replacing AC3.1.5. This is the exact same version that we invited all users to test two weeks ago.  Users who wish continue using AC3.1.5 can find it under the "Pick…

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Added by Randy on November 24, 2014 at 8:56pm — 19 Comments


Developer
APM:Plane 3.2.0 released

The ardupilot development team is proud to announce the release of version 3.2.0 of APM:Plane. This is a major release with a lot of new features.



The changes span a lot of different areas of the code, but arguably the most important changes are:…
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Added by Andrew Tridgell on November 24, 2014 at 8:20pm — 35 Comments

MyGeekShow's Daily USA Trip Videos Start December 1st

Finally! Time to publish and share my USA Trip Videos. I'll be releasing one each day starting December 1st through December 8th.

You can watch in on:

MyGeekShow's Website: http://mygeekshow.com/usatrip/

YouTube Channel:…

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Added by Trent at MyGeekShow on November 24, 2014 at 4:20pm — 6 Comments

GimBALL - 3D printed DIY Gimbal with closed hull - PART1 (design)

Hi guys, 

let me introduce my latest project, a 3D printed gimbal for MobiusHD camera. I call it GimBALL regarding of it's shape...

My goal was to make a closed, aerodynamic shaped gimbal, which can be used in the front of a plane (ie. X-UAV Talon), up to 100 km/h airspeed. So I tried to make thisthing  as…

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Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on November 24, 2014 at 11:09am — 31 Comments

Maiden drive of APM:Rover2 on Raspberry Pi with Navio

Hello guys!

We were fascinated by the idea of controlling a drone directly from Linux from the very beginning. Navio was created exactly with that purpose in mind. Your support let us finalize the hardware and get to…

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Added by Emlid on November 24, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Outdoor Flight Demo at Maker Faire Tokyo 2014

Maker Faire Tokyo was was held on November 23 and the 24th.

My labo and my friends exhibited our multi copters.

This time, we did flight demonstration of semi-scalled Thunder Bird…

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Added by Masafumi Miwa on November 24, 2014 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Update on UAV rules in the Philippines

From UASA's website: http://bit.ly/uavrulesupdatemc35. Clearskies, Inc. is a member of UASA. 



Unmanned Aerial Systems Association of the Philippines, Inc. (…

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Added by clearskiesph on November 23, 2014 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Exmaps: Online Flight Logbook for Ardupilot Update #3

More updates!…

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Added by Weiliang on November 23, 2014 at 4:04pm — 4 Comments

Aerial 360° of Tacloban to Ormoc one year after Yolanda



From our blog: http://bit.ly/leyte360-1yrafterhaiyan

Leyte (Nov 8, 2014) - Exactly one year after Yolanda (Haiayan), the people of Leyte had started re-building their houses, their lives, and slowly starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. The aerial 360° panoramic…

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Added by clearskiesph on November 23, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Apprentice Drone kit conversion

Because E-Flight Apprentice RC is very popular airplane and the fact that you can buy any replacement part for it I decided to design a 3D printed kit that would turn it into a Drone. The kit blends perfectly with the wing, it gives you easy access to the electronics from the top…

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Added by Luiz Miranda on November 23, 2014 at 10:30am — 14 Comments

Doing science with UAVs in the Arctic polar night

We spent a week on Svalbard and operated autonomous aircraft to collect atmospheric data. They were accompanied by a tethered weather balloon and an autonomous under water glider.

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Added by Martin Mueller on November 23, 2014 at 9:02am — 1 Comment

Multicopter with Thermal Camera

Testing Flir Tau2 thermal camera with Y6 Multicopter (DJI WooKong-M). Below you can watch 4 flights.

Added by Ferhat Kurt on November 23, 2014 at 2:44am — 5 Comments

What bearings for my multi-rotor copter motor?

What bearings in copter motors?  The type of bearing is a “deep groove” ball bearing.  

 

The axial load (applied force is parallel to motor shaft) placed on the motor is no different than…

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Added by thomas Butler on November 21, 2014 at 1:41pm — 10 Comments

Aeromapper 300 mapping drone –1.5 hr endurance with multisensor capabilities

The Aeromapper 300 is the latest UAV offer from Aeromao Inc. Canada.

The Aeromapper 300 is one of the most complete UAV for general mappping applications, at the most competitve price on the market. Powerful yet very easy & friendly to use, with 1.5 hour endurance, currently more than two dozen different sensors or combination of sensors supported…

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Added by Mauricio on November 21, 2014 at 9:58am — 44 Comments

Phoenard: World's first all-in-one prototyping gadget as your Drone Controller?

Phoenard; The project currently running on Kickstarter.

It has lot of peripherals built in which is more than capable to be your next Drone controller.

10-degrees of freedom sensor, Accelerometer, gyro, magnetometer and barometer are included and powered by ATMEGA2560, identical to the one use on APM. Plenty of PWM GPIO pins are also available. The GPS, GSM and GPRS module are embedded by default as well on board. 

The full color LCD might be handy as…

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Added by mykita paskov on November 21, 2014 at 7:00am — 10 Comments

Wide angle laser beams for anti-collision

Wide angle laser beams can detect and measure the range to people, trees and other safety critical objects from moving aerial or ground based platforms.

We've been experimenting with a new version of our SF10 laser altimeter to see what happens when we change the normally narrow, parallel laser beam into a wider, fan shape and align it horizontally or with a downwards tilt. There is a practical limit to the wide direction (major axis) of…

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Added by Laser Developer on November 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — 27 Comments


3D Robotics
3DR Announces the Release of New FPV Kit

Our First-Person View (FPV) Kit includes everything you need to start live streaming a video feed from the GoPro on your IRIS+ or X8+. Thanks to the 7-inch Bright View™ monitor’s sharp contrasts and LED backlight, you’ll see the live feed clearly on even the brightest days. Additionally, the powerful 5.8 GHz…

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Added by Roger Sollenberger on November 19, 2014 at 11:05am — 24 Comments

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