Sorry to see this. It was a beautiful bird (see below). It used the AttoPilot autopilot.
From the team's Twitter feed:
We had an RC Lockout in…
HI, I was busy at Christmas and didn't do anything on the Uav, so yesterday got into it and…Continue
After some test flights with strange inflight behavior and a first high impact crash, it's time to alter some of the settings of the Arducopter brain. To minimize the risks of damaging even more I decided to build a test bench.
The build's finished result is shown in the picture below.
The base itself is made from wood, with the pivot point around 19,5 cm from the bottom. This ensures for enough room to amplitude the beams, but gives a natural…Continue
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Source: New York Times
"A new federal law, signed by the president on Tuesday, compels the Federal Aviation Administration to allow drones to be used for all sorts of commercial endeavors" . .…Continue
This week I tested the Ardupilot's waypoint and autopilot functionality again, and this time, had a lot more success! I moved the GPS unit to have a better view of the sky, and it's performance improve markedly.
I also tried taping my iPhone 4s to my…Continue
Flying over the Hoover Dam with a custom-made Quadcopter. Entertaining the tourists until the po-po takes over. All in good fun, though, especially since we asked for permission.
As I've progressed over the past year from making little foam gliders to making the APM Powered Nova, I've decided that when I "arrived", aka was able to design, build and fly my own RC airplanes, I'd make a series of high quality videos that would help others make a similar…Continue
Not sure if it was posted before, looks it wasn't. Enjoy.
Some onboard video taken from my quadcopter in the Kalahari desert, South Africa, bordering the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. Sorry not GoPro quality and there's no sound.
Separate Mediatek GPS's on both ArduPilot Mega and the Remzibi OSD. A Hobbyking 420 TVL camera provides the video sent back to the ground via a BOB Fox 700 1.2GHz transmitter. Radio…
This voltage protector offers 3,300,000 uF of energy storage in a small and lightweight package.
My new OpenLRS Rx Multi boards arrived yesterday.
It is most simple quadro system, because controller firmware working into the RC receiver's processor :)
No need to any wiring for sensors or controllers, just plug your ESCs and fly.
It was an issues of time to build a 9-axis sensor in one chip, and Invense did it again.
I read somewhere that people are working to build an Ardupilot with ARM CPU, so i'm thinking in image or video processing in a platform similar to Raspberry-PI, but this consumes 2.5W in Model A.…Continue
Came across a short article on a new low-cost UAV system:…Continue
John Robb has a great post which riffs on the Harvard work we wrote about last year on "pop-up fabrication" of micro flyers (shown in the video above).
The FAA currently estimates that there will be 30,000…
Ryan Calo, a Stanford law professor who specializes in the legal implications of new technologies, published an article the Stanford Law Review in December that I've only just now read. It's very interesting and worth reading the…Continue
"Unmanned Drones go from Afghanistan to Hollywood". A few small errors, but otherwise pretty sound. Excerpts:
This past January, the Los Angeles Police Department…
as reported in this Makezine article,
"The clever designers at Chicago’s Tanagram adapted code developed to recognize…Continue
It's done. U.S President Obama did sign the bill for full integration of UAS into the national regulatory framework by Sept. 30, 2015. Small UAS (under 25kg) will be cleared to fly by mid-2014.
Some reactions already:…Continue