This is a Current (And Airspeed) Sensor for $1.45.
I raised this question a while back, and was reminded again by the Post below which asks how to stuff all of this into a small box. (Beautiful Glider)
Small planes should remains a primal focus because they reduce the real and regulatory risks and allow broader participation in more fields/parks,…Continue
First, Gluonpilot is a single-board, open source IMU-based autopilot created by Tom Pycke in Belgium. Tom is a long-time autopilot designer and one of the best in the business, so this is solid gear. It's available for…Continue
The second Boeing-built X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, or OTV, left Cape Canaveral, Fla., at 2:46 p.m. PT, atop an Atlas V rocket, Boeing said.
"History was made in December when the X-37B became the United States' first unmanned vehicle to return from space and land on its own," Craig Cooning, vice president and general manager of Boeing Space and Intelligence…
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Now we come to proposed improvements in Marcy 1. Fired up Her avionics & got the radio to work again. That was a huge step, but there's a long road of depression between this & golf course flight.
Most micro airplanes have a solenoid actuator for the rudder on the fuselage & no aileron actuator. We need the aileron actuator, which begs…
Just stumbled upon this amazing board. Would be really interesting to use it for a quad project. What do you guys think??
This is the Vladimir models Graphite 2e. It is a fairly typical skinny, lightweight, efficient fully moulded motor glider. Despite its 3.1m span there is not much space for anything.
THE CHALLENGE - HOW TO FIT AN AUTOPILOT AND TELEMETRY SYSTEM IN A GRAPHITE…Continue
Yes! Digital wireless video systems is relative high cost and of cause over budget for most people, but the technology is getting closer to what we can reach in our UAV projects. Lets hope these systems will reach prices we all can handle.
Here is a system who fits perfect in a small UAV.
Receiver case is even made with small 7" TFT screen in a nice strong…Continue
Now that the FAA regs are all but written in stone, many have argued that CBO's can provide their own regulations to circumvent the FAA regulations. What is uncertain is if there is any provision in the proposed regulations for CBOs at all.
The AMA has even pushed an…Continue
According to the Federal Register, the FAA's sUAS regulations are to be submitted to the Secretary of Transportation today. Nothing for even the FAA to do about it now until the NPRM this summer. Just a couple months of rubber stamping the mystery…Continue
Dear Friends ,
3/3/11 this evening (in europe) 22.30 (CET) will be an online seminar about the functionality of Multipilo32 , the ARM update to CPU of ArduCopter , ArduPilot , Arduxxx project.
The Event is finished but the recording of it is available here :…Continue
-World’s first programmable intelligent gaming…
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From Flight Global: "DRA's sense and avoid system comprises three cameras and processors, limiting its effectiveness to visual flight rules conditions. An objective sense and avoid system must include other kinds of sensors to maintain awareness at night or in bad weather, Bachman says. .... The system only scans for targets in the forward hemisphere of the UAV, Bachman…Continue
I've been having a lot of fun with my new ArduCopter. My initial flight was interesting - due to me switching flight modes with the throttle up it jumped off the floor and flew straight at me. I now have a nice scar on my shoulder as a memento of that first flight :-)Continue
I just finished the coding of our new opensource product ArduLog.
Product name was G-Log before it was being opensource. And i was using it for logging the GPS data of my FPV plane. Now it is opensource, i replaced all AVR-GCC codes with Arduino compatible ones and included Arduino Pro 16Mhz bootloader.
This is the KMZ output from…Continue
Getting the hang of this machine now.
This is a services i can offer to anyone on diydrones i am based in the uk.
Its not worth doing 1 Board but 10 is a good…Continue
For those of you looking for an inexpensive way to implement your favorite uav platform, I found this plane called the Mugi evo (shown above). The plane is built from twin wall polypropylene sheeting and is very cheap to build. After seeing the…Continue