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Our target is to have a multicopter
V-frame was chosen over X-frame due to better fit with with steadycam.
Arducopter works fine - we have noticed 2 bugs with…Continue
Videos posted online of multicopter crashes including the one of the DJI S800 crashing in a stadium in Brazil and the aerobot crashing in the CBD of Auckland NZ make the public and safety regulators concerned about drone operations. Every drone crash posted online is a hit to our community, whereas every…Continue
I thought I would post some information about some research I have done.
This video shows a simulation of UAVs swarming with an advanced control algorithms.
Seven UAVs are shown, which find a source of fumes or aerosols by measuring the…Continue
I finally have found some time and good weather conditions to try my new quadcopter.
Unfortunately, it was absolutely not like I thought it would.Continue
From Hackaday. How many of these would be aplicable to UAVs?
The above video just one of many demonstrations from…
WASHINGTON — It’s a good bet that in the not-so-distant future, aerial drones will be part of everyday life in the U.S.
Far from the killing machines whose missiles incinerate terrorists overseas, these generally small, unmanned aircraft will help police departments find missing…Continue
Added by Thomas J Coyle III on March 30, 2013 at 6:37am — No Comments
Earlier this year there was some discussion of the AllwaysInnovating Mecam. Here's some more details, which make the unit very interesting.
The MeCam is based on the Always Innovating Cortex-A9 SoC Module which can run from 1.0GHz to 1.5GHz depending on the configuration. It's the world smallest module available on the market that offers GHz…
As usual the press has lots of questions about the legality of drones, and Jason Koebler in, my opinion, wrote a very factual unbiased…Continue
Very nice engineering proof of concept from this team at Queen Mary University in London. Hasn't flown yet, but the airframe design is done.
(via sUAS News)
There's a really good piece in this week's Business Week (print, web and Ipad, shown) about DIY Drones.
Here's how it begins:
The Federal Aviation…
According to popular Swedish newspaper 'Dagens nyheter':
Drone associated today with the battlefield but in the future it over the…Continue
Added by Dimitar Kolev on March 29, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
The Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems (JUVS) is a new quarterly, electronic-only publication that is now accepting papers; the inaugural issue is scheduled for release in the Fall of 2013. Developed in partnership with Unmanned Systems Canada (USC-STC) and with support from the Kenneth M Molson Foundation, JUVS is an exciting…
Added by Bertrand Duchiron on March 29, 2013 at 2:53am — No Comments
ArduCopter / ArduRover / ArduPlane specific GPS devices with uBlox NEO6 modules are here...
Finally they are here. We have been testing and developing these GPS devices over 4 months and now they are available on jDrones store. These modules are optimized for ArduCopter and…Continue
Over the last 4 weeks in Canberra (Australia) I've been a running a build-and-fly-your-own-quadcopter workshop, based on the APM.
We had a dozen excited people attend the workshop and all were successfully able to build their quadcopters. The flying lessons were mostly successful - we only had a 25% crash rate (mostly broken arms, easily…Continue
Concept Drawing/Rough Draft Sketch…Continue
An ADS B receiver with extra bits I see the future.... this unit for manned aircraft launched today in the USA. Flying with ADS B probably will be a requirement and it looks like most of the parts are in place…Continue
From Design Engineering:
Building on the work of last year’s bionic creation, the Smart Bird, Festo announced that it will literally launch its latest creation, the BionicOpter, at Hannover Messe in April.…