We would like to invite anyone interested in participating in NH-RATs Summer Mapping Challenge to attend our first meetup scheduled from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday August 1st, 2014 at Kingman Farm located in Madbury, NH.
A tentative agenda is included below:…Continue
Added by Matt Wallhead on July 22, 2014 at 1:15pm — No Comments
Superficial conversations on the challenges and opportunities of using UAVs in humanitarian settings reveal just how many misconceptions remain on the topic. This is admittedly due to the fact that humanitarian UAVs are a relatively recent innovation. There are of course legitimate and serious concerns around the use of UAVs…Continue
Added by Patrick Meier on July 22, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments
I am very excited to present ObliX to you! ObliX is my multirotor-blimp-drone idea, which will hopefully combine the flight time endurance of a blimp with the agile dynamics of a quadcopter.
The largest dimension of this hybrid-blimp would measure about 3 m and the lifting force of the helium volume would be close to 3 kg.
Starting to build ObliX, I decided to make a development blog about it. To be able to present and discuss…
You can now manage all your data : flights, drones, equipments and…Continue
Added by Alan Phillips on July 21, 2014 at 1:37pm — No Comments
This CreativeLive online video course, featuring top experts, is live and open to all today from 9:00am to 4:00pm PST. It will cost money after that, so if you want a free taste now check it out …Continue
Time Magazine makes a good point about why the new generation of drone pilots are getting in trouble in a way the previous RC hobbyists didn't:
Learning to build and fly R/C aircraft was once a time-consuming, arduous process, factors that kept the hobby from spreading. Now, new technology like user-friendly quadcopter designs, equipped with smaller, high-powered…
Nice press for the Hexo+ team from Canadian TV after their $1.3 million Kickstarter campaign. They used Iris to prototype their platform.
MONTREAL -- Like a…
I've never owned a quadcopter, but have often thought of getting one. I work in the remote robotics industry and have been a fan of quadcopters, FPV and personal "drones" for years. That may change, though, if what I experienced yesterday is what we can expect in the future.
My wife and I were at…Continue
A few months ago we were invited by a Non Government Organisation to fly at a hill resort. They are exploring the possibility to use drone equipped with camera or Gopro to monitor the status of the forest reserve.
Until recently, in the name of development and some “Unknown” reason, a lot of pristine forest has…Continue
Brent Foster is one of Canada’s leading aerial photographers.
He is also passionate about helping others to discover and practice aerial photography and cinematography.
We approached Brent about answering questions about how he got started, what equipment he uses, and what are the best first…Continue
Hey guys, I just wanted to let everyone know that Jeff Foster is teaming to produce the following 2-day course on UAV photography and video. They'll be shooting live from Treasure Island, California!…Continue
This is a compendium of information on LiPos. At this point in the UAV/multicopter game users should not be damaging their LiPos. That is just giving away money to the battery manufacturers. A few simple rules will help the LiPo last a long time.
Please feel free to add or correct…Continue
If you have experience making maps from aerial photographs, you know it takes effort.
When I stumbled upon another UAV-related kickstarter, Mapping with…Continue
Image from www.downtownmiaminews.com
A little while back we at Falcon Unmanned developed a tool that we like for doing data analysis on a flight.…Continue
$30 FPV goggle from Hobbyking __Link
$100 Car starting battery/ground station power …Continue
Recently I started to get interested in the Arduino open source micro-controller project. I bought an amazing little sensor board from ebay called the GY-80 which has 10DOF (degrees of freedom) and can be bought for £10.
The GY-80 IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) has 10 (plus temperature)…Continue