I know that putting NAV Lighting on Drones is common here, but I have not heard of anyone doing it to their nitro models, aside from scale modeling. So I…Continue
This was the first drone that we made. It's the world's first 1:1 Hunter killer drone. If you don't know what a Hunter killer drone was,tap this link http://terminator.wikia.com/wiki/HK-Drone
More details will coming soon :p
I waited until I was able to get the Bixler Chassis installed before I went out on a flight with my APM 2.5+. Once I turned it on, the uBlox got position really fast. It was really windy today. I took off in manual mode, flipped the switch to "Stabilize" and it leveled off like a champ. I alternated between Manual and Stabilize for a while, then I switched to RTL and it performed perfectly! Really glad I got the Chassis, because it made attaining the CG super simple. …Continue
I know Christmas is not done yet! But the deal is on NOW!
Meanwhile let me wish you a fantastic time with family and friends, share the coupon code and the love.
See you again next year (sorry will not monitor this much... vacation time is great, once in a…Continue
Added by Dany Thivierge on December 24, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
$49 without TX/RX modules (available separately). Looks impressive!
From the product listing:
The greatly anticipated Turnigy 9XR has arrived!
Yes! I know you can get a makerbot and yes it's maybe more in the spiret of DIY. But I must say the Cube is awsome easy to use. save your drawings in STL file and boom it's printet. No setup! just more or less PnP.
Hey guys Check out the picture the factory just send me. They are going to send it to me for approval ASAP.
So if all goes well, they will be done manufacturing the batch in about 3-4 weeks.Then they will be shipped to the US for distribution to all my wonderful supporters. I should have them about the second week of February. Go to…Continue
There's now a DIY Drones community on Google +, too. If you're a Google Plus user (I am), this is another way to integrate DIY Drones into your regular streams and share content easily from Google +. It will likely have some cross-posts from here, but mostly be news and comment from others in the Google + community. You can sign up …Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on December 24, 2012 at 12:18am — No Comments
There has been a lot of support from this community for this project, a lot more than I expected initially. The kickstarter funding periods is set to end in three days. It has been a very interesting ride so far and this is what we already have taken care of:
Importing of Chemicals for PCB fabrication, everything from Iron(|||) chloride to Silkscreen and conformal coding to Electro…Continue
The Picture above is of my FlameWheel 450 with one added propeller motor Unit. It is for testing the feasibility and potential value of providing 4 opposed motor propeller units for providing position control instead of copter pitch and tilt. For testing purposes the horizontal motor / ESC is controlled…Continue
Just to let you all know that Curtis Youngblood Ent. (well known in 3D heli world) is going to release on next spring/summer, the world first 3D capable quad !
You should take a look here : http://curtisyoungblood.com/V2/content/3d-quad
About year back, I found OpenLRS. When looked on schematics I discovered it's really simple. I checked local parts supplier and found out 433Mhz and 868Mhz RFM22B modules to be about 9$ Then calculated that price would be half if I do it myself. So I ordered 433Mhz (868 was not in…
Come join an exciting and fast-growing technical team at the 3DR headquarters in San Diego. It's the opportunity to work on the next generation of products coming from 3DR. 2013 is going to be a huge year for us, and you can be part of it!
From the …Continue
This is more adjacent to the drone space than right in it, but it's similar to what we do with our Hardware-in-the-loop simulator.
From the Kickstarter…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on December 22, 2012 at 8:27pm — No Comments
With the non-stop rain around here, I haven't been able to do any flying, so I decided to start a new project. Since I want to do FPV eventually, I went with an H frame layout. Not much to show yet, but all the bits are collected, so it should go together fast.
Decided to make the arms a bit longer than needed to act as prop protectors.
Components right now:
3/4" Square aluminum tubing for arms
1/8" G10 Fiberglass body…Continue
I decided that my Drone looked a bit "naked" with all the electronics and flight controller exposed, so decided to have a dome made for it.
Made to measure and a perfect fit having been made from smoked acrylic so you still get to see those all important LEDs…Continue
So far 3dR puts out some cases for the APM2.x. However I haven't seen any cases for the GPS. So far I've ripped the battery backup off the newer GPS and ripped the module apart with the older module. Sadly I don't think this is covered under warranty. As much as I'd like to say I'm 'hard' on equipment, this is just normal flying.. Anyone have any suggestions on a GPS case for these…Continue
@Hai Tran, would this be used in international matches as well? :-)
For those who are not…Continue