Here's a short clip, somewhat adulterated by YouTube, of a test of this inexpensive gimbal and controller that I bought from goodluckbuy.com. The Goodluckbuy SKU is 98952, you can look at it by entering that in their search engine. It's made to mount on a Phantom but it's not hard to work up a mount for most any copter.
Here I'm flying it on my DJI 550 Hex…Continue
SF Drone meet up
I just came home from the SF drone meet up. It was a blast! Here are some videos and pictures I took there. Thank you Bryan Galusha for organizing this awesome event. Please comment if you attended.
Hexacopter with paintball gun.…Continue
-Custom CF frame built from 12mm tubes and 1m~3mm CF plate.
- RCTimer 17x5.5 CF Props
- Turnigy Plush 12A ESC's running BLHeli firmware
- RCTimer 5010 - 360Kv motors
- Panasonic NCR18650 13,600A battery pack
- Bareduino Arduino FC with…Continue
Flying a DJI F550 from Starlite in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Added by John Tomelevage on August 17, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Tried just for fun to start and land with my Wingcopter in the forest :)
Here is the onboard video:
It is the…Continue
OK, it's not a concept. I built it, it's nearly ready to go.
However, until it works, I will call it a concept.
Fieldview 777 screen, Boscam 5.8GHz VRx with ImmersionRC circular polarised antenna.
3S 1000mAh battery not shown, but will hang underneath.
It's a bit heavy,…Continue
Professor Tom Snitch recently spoke with the the DC Area Drone User Group about his trip to South Africa where he ran a pilot project using drones and predictive mapping techniques to help local rangers in their fight against poachers…Continue
It's great to see people taking safety into consideration with these flying lawn mowers.
Not only is there physical safety with the carbon fibre prop ribbons but the developers intend to take care of safe autonomous flight.
It has an ARM Cortex A9 running linux as well as a separate flight processor, 4GB of on-board storage and tons of…Continue
We have done a preview of what we are planning to do the Skywalker X8 build during the course of the…Continue
in this video I present the first flights made with the new frame designed by Virtualrobotix.
The frame drawn using last generation 3D Cad , is made of carbon fiber and aluminum.
The frame is designed for users who want to have a frame strong, lightweight, reliable and easily customizable.
I've created a new site, which I hope will become the repository for all Drone Laws and regulations around the world. My aim is to welcome credible posts on Drone* Laws for all the countries we fly in. The idea being is the local knowledge publishes their information here in easily readable…Continue
While the vehicle featured in the video above is a rehash of the original, my first autonomous vehicle was the Big Trak. It was an amazing piece of engineering courtesy of Milton Bradley, and mine came to me thanks to my Dad's work cleaning out some old junk.
You see, in the mid-80's my Dad worked as the assistant director of a science museum. Let me tell you,…Continue
Here's the build finally assembled... (I'd say complete but we all know none of these projects are ever complete!)
Menu of the day:
A quadcopter's failed auto mission as our apetizer, followed by our main course the flyaway of the chef, & our special search and rescue mission for dessert.
The auto mission was more simple as that you could die:
1-take off to altitude 40 meters
So yesterday the 'free' database I was using for droneshare filled up (wow! some days you are uploading 100 flights a day). 3D Robotics was already providing the web hosting (yay!) and now…Continue
Added by Kevin Hester on August 13, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
August 13, 2013
Florida Keys authorities are turning to unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with infrared cameras in their ongoing battle to control…Continue