Another recent accomplishment with the Helicopter version of Arducopter was this full auto speed run which achieved a top speed of 30 m/s or 108 km/h. This was done using 3.2 which features improvements to the helicopter flight dynamics code, as well as Spline Waypoints which is a general…Continue
This 5-minute short film featuring quadrotors was produced in collaboration between the entertainment company Cirque du Soleil, researchers at ETH Zurich’s Flying Machine Arena, and their spin-off company Verity Studios. Everything you see is real — no CGI, wires, or speed-ups/slow-downs were used in the production of the film.
Read the …Continue
According to market research "Small UAV Market by Application (Military, Commercial & Civil, Homeland Security), by Payloads (EO, LiDAR, Laser Designator, Meteorological sensors, Cameras, Telemetry, Autopilot, and NBC detection), by Propulsion System (Hybrid, Hydrogen cell, Solar, Lithium-ion battery), by Geography - Market Forecast and Analysis to 2014…Continue
With the arrival of the autumnal equinox here in the Pacific Northwest, it triggers, once again, thoughts about how to keep those flying skills on point. As the amount of daylight decreases and the weather shifts to a cooler/wetter pattern, the window of opportunity for outdoor flight is…Continue
The newly updated techwing design has achieved its maiden flight.…
GCS build highlights
Now we're cooking with gas!
I have just completed a project to build a helicopter with a gasoline engine, controlled by Arducopter (of course!) This helicopter serves as a test bed for future gas heli development work for a client of mine. The goal was to prove out that it could be…Continue
The other wing is just stock. Look at that horrible stock servo, it’s transparency only serves to taunt me by showing the horrible plastic gears that are dying to eat each other to bits. I would like to…Continue
This is a description of the configuration of my FX-61 Phantom FPV Flying Wing EPO Airplane 1550mm (PNF) V2
The whole reason…Continue
Aeriality version 1.1 is out now, check it out at www.aeriality.io.
But, first things first, thanks everyone at DIYD for your support. I've had over 100 downloads of the Aeriality software so far, and lots of great interactions…Continue
After a few weeks of administrative processing it is finally here, the "Attestation de conception de type" (Type certificate) allows the 3DRobotics IRIS to fly legally in France in scenarios S1, S2 and S3. S3 meaning it can fly in urban areas as well !…
...Study published last week in the Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, that describes an algorithm that can classify land cover types with minimal nudging from humans.
The problem, from a computational standpoint, is that…
Until recently my main TX was a Turnigy 9X and I (like many others) was using a hacked in 6 position POT switch to select modes on my various aircraft. Unfortunately the 9X has died so has been replaced by a shiny new 9XR. Rather then hack apart the 9XR (too pretty) I wanted to experiment with using the…Continue
This is both adorable and really cool. From IEEE Spectrum:
As much trouble as humanoid robots are to build and control, we keep on trying to make it work because it's easiest to operate in a human environment if you can…
Many of us recreational, semi-pro, and pro RPAS operators here on DIYDrones.com are fortunate enough to have had great dialogue with the public, sometimes even taking time off from our normal schedules or responsibilities to show others the wonders of robotic flight. Still, we are all to familiar with those few stories where the public has become confrontational with civilian and commercial…Continue
A friend outside of DIYD passed on a link to a thought-provoking post by Michael Sacasas. His observations are around people and Google Glass. However as I read…Continue
This article is part three in a series, describing some of the inner workings of an autopilot system - even though the description is specific for this particular system, a lot of principles are generic and can be used to describe a variety of auto…Continue
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