From IEEE Spectrum:
UAVForge is a DARPA-sponsored contest designed to get teams of anyone who wants to, to produce an advanced, highly…
New wing from Skywalker factory >>X8 UAV platform
For those who want Long range / Long flying time / High payload the new X8 wing will get you there..…Continue
Joystick flying with ArduCopter
Awhile ago I promised a more postings and so here we go. I know that many of you have been waiting this fun to be true... Now it is.
One our friend came to visit today at jDrones and they wanted to see latest software and other improvements…Continue
A number of people have expressed interest in building quads based on mine, and using my software. In order to help get them set up quickly, I've started working on a real-time diagnostic and setup tool that interacts with my quad flight software. My flight software looks like it'll be compatible with at least one commercial board (the HoverFly Sport) as we use the same MPU and gyro sensor, so you'll be able to buy their hardware and try my flight controls if you…Continue
I was delighted to see that the cool new gadget site Wirecutter (formed by Gizmodo's former editor) selected ArduCopter as one of its top recommended gifts for the year. That's the great thing about open source…Continue
Second FPV flight with my OpenPilot Quad. Just a short flight testing some tiny PID tweaks. Flight is mostly in acro.…Continue
Here's a better video of my latest quad / code. I doubled the maximum angular rates in anticipation of some stunt flying. I probably still have to bump them higher, but I wanted to see how it handled, if it affected stability, and so on. It's just as stable, but much more nimble.
Seraphim is our sensor board for the quadcopter, it includes accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, barometer, GPS and micro-SD card slot. With the exception of the GPS unit, all of these components are a complete pain in the backside to solder properly, and there are some consequences of not…Continue
Here a video of a full autonomous navigation in AUTO mode of the QRO (Quad Rotor Observer) with the firmware Arducopter v2.0.56a. The waypoints have been recorded in flight with the Switch on Ch7.
Successful tests of modes: ALT_HOLD, LOITER, AUTO, WP_SAVE, STABLE, SIMPLE.
The heading is locked with the help of a 3 axis magnetometer, the altitude is only locked by a barometric pressure (no…
A Google translation of the text (I have no idea what "the process several times to no avail was fired from the pistol" means):
December 10 in Moscow at the Swamp area held a protest rally in the all-Russian action against…
My name is Adam Miłosz and I'm on of the guys working on Rock ESC.
Just to give you the idea of the ESC that we want to develop, here are the highlights of the planned features:
• super fast motor response time,
• overcurrent protection,
• open source software,
• high current handling -…
BACK IN THE RACE! for those considering UAV airframes for their aerial photography and photomapping applications we now have available the AeroMapper UAV. A high performance electric glider integrated with a UAV Payload Bay Module that offers great room and protection…Continue
Finished the Nova this week! Everything went as planned, CG appears to be a little further back than I planned, but I'll have to wait to get it in the air to really determine its location. I'm not totally sold on the way the wing is held down (with velcro tape) and I've got a few ideas on how to improve it...
Not sure what else to say! It's going to be a great FPV/AP…Continue
Many of you probably know about this. Jason explained it's about removing the low pass filter from the ESC firmware. Pretty fiddly procedure, but looks to be very worth it. See links under video.
Most stable, responsive Arducopter vid I'm yet to see...
ArduCopter Factory update: December
Again it’s been really really exhausting time here at jDrones in past 6 months. Earlier this year we moved to our new location at BangNa area in Bangkok. When we moved to our current location there were only 3…Continue
In the last two years i fly my electronics with different kind of frame :
This was my first frame Fox One:
My second frame wasFox TWO :
Dear Friends ,
I'm happy to present the new revision of Multipilot32.
This new revision of product use STM32F4 as micro controller. This is the most powerfull Arm Cortex M4 available on the market . The Benchmark in Coremark is 469 . Standard Arduino is 18 . A lot of power for your new…Continue
The frame set and some other goodies arrived today!
1x MK okto XL frame.
1x Altigator dome
2x bubble levels
10 x glass fibre 12x4.5 prop sets
1x 5A BEC
and a few other thingys.
Im very impressed with Altigators service!
They even included some altigator stickers, a battery strap and a Chrismas hat! lol
The altigator hood is a little bit flimsy to say the least... But other than that, alls…Continue
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This is a heading hold test for the ArduPilotMega based (ArduBoat) sailboat autopilot. The boat is sailed manually on a reach and then heads downwind holding a heading of 0 degrees and performs a jibe.We have waypoint guidance working in hardware-in-the-loop, so we expect to do waypoint testing soon. We might have to figure out a better solution for our digital wind…Continue