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Director's Cut: Hexacopter in Cameroon / Africa

Remember the video "A nice place to fly - Hexacopter in Cameroon / Africa" ? Two years later, it is now available as a director's cut with more than twice the length of the original movie, showing some additional scenes and longer sequences:

Available in HD on vimeo:…

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Added by W. Thielicke on March 25, 2013 at 12:24pm — 6 Comments

Deep Reaper Final Adventures (and crash)

An exciting, action-packed compilation of the best flights from the last few months of my FPV Deep Reaper's life, featuring lots of fun proximity flying at various locations around Colorado's Front Range. At the end is the video of my plane's unfortunate demise when I accidentally flew through the signal beam of a TV tower on Mt. Morrison, causing my elevon gyros to…

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Added by Patrick McKay on March 25, 2013 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

Participate in an upcoming Drone Art Show with the DC Area Drone User Group

The DC Area Drone User Group’s is putting together an exhibit sharing artwork created with the assistance of our flying robot friends, and we need your help! We want to show art lovers, politicians, and the general public in…

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Added by Timothy Reuter on March 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

No more LiPos, or Meet the scientific accident that could change the world

The Super Supercapacitor | Brian Golden Davis from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

Ric Kaner set out to find a new way to make graphene, the thinnest and strongest material on earth. What he found was a new way to power the world.

Source:…

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Added by Stefan Gofferje on March 25, 2013 at 6:27am — 13 Comments

Model of flying car update. Now my monster no.7 take off and it can back alive.

This is more big. The flight isn't very stabilize, but it can't crash^_^

I try test a concept of practical flying car.

If you interesting for it, hope we try it together. You can found all source and manual…

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Added by wnqwang on March 25, 2013 at 3:46am — 10 Comments

Theoretical limit of solar cell effeciency probably broken



"A simple, single nanowire crystal is capable of super-concentrating the intensity of the sunlight that it is exposed to up to a factor of 15, researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have discovered. The surprising discovery means that the assumed limit to solar cell efficiency, the…

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Added by Joel on March 25, 2013 at 3:30am — 4 Comments

Great New DIYD Firmware Upload Site for APM and PX4

 

Upload Stable, Beta or Developer Firmware to your APM or PX4 for ArduCopter, ArduPlane and ArduRover. The ArduPilot Developers have put together a Great new site from which you can upload any version of Firmware Drivers to your APM or PX4…

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Added by Gary McCray on March 24, 2013 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

NOVA RISE OF THE DRONES & WHAT NEXT?

What ever your political ideology this new tool RPA is being misused as a too of war. How can we as a community stop this from happening? Local Masculinity's have no jurisdictions over it's airspace only FAA has that authority. local legislated restrictions on air space is not enforceable.

http://offthegridwater.ca

Added by OG on March 24, 2013 at 6:29am — 3 Comments


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Quadcopter Swarm over London for Star Trek - Into Darkness

As a harbinger for the Paramount film “Star Trek – Into Darkness”, starting in May in Europe’s cinemas, last night a swarm of 30 mini-helicopters equipped with the LED lights drew the Star Trek logo into the skies over London. The choreography for the show was developed by Ars Electronica Futurelab from Linz (Austria).…

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Added by Gary Mortimer on March 24, 2013 at 4:54am — 11 Comments

HD live streaming from a model airplane: an update

Lots of things have happened since the last blog post. I've worked very hard to improve the stability of the "FPV" ground station software with excellent success. The first version 1.0 has gone live on the AppStore last week, after a long review time by Apple. I'm now already in the final testing phases to release version 1.1, due next week. This will have important…

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Added by Gerard Toonstra on March 23, 2013 at 6:00pm — 20 Comments

My Techpod Nears Completion!

i think i'm going to fly this one as a motor glider, we've got an autopilot and servos for another one on the way so i think i'll build another for a downward facing camera. i've just started a full time job though so i won't have all day every day to devote to this. i'll get the pan tilt video done soon but it will be a few days yet. sorry!…

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Added by Nick Weber on March 23, 2013 at 4:17pm — 13 Comments


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First Italian Virtual Robotix Hacking Day test and debug Arducopter32 rev 2.9.1 on VRBRAIN 4.0

 

 

This week end we doing…

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Added by Roberto Navoni on March 23, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Smallest Formula 1 Car model in the world

The length of the model car  is the smallest in the world is only 0285 mm, more or less the equivalent of a grain of sand.In order to achieve such a model of formula 1 car it took less than 4 minutes.. It was made ​​up of 100 microscopic layers, each consisting of 200 lines as…

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Added by ionut on March 23, 2013 at 12:16pm — 5 Comments


100KM
nextpod

hear is what's happening next-

this is…

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Added by wayne garris on March 23, 2013 at 8:09am — 33 Comments

How to Load Firmware to Your APM

 

Step by step process to load firmware to your APM. Actually not too difficult, finding the COM port is probably the hardest step.

Over the next few weeks/months I'll be doing a large set of videos like this one, see the full complete series here: …

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Added by Trent at MyGeekShow on March 23, 2013 at 7:11am — 2 Comments

"Drones at home: a race to regulation"

 

http://youtu.be/EEnBxKAXLjs

From the Verge article posted a few days back... I think the video in the article deserves it's own post, a nice array of points and opinions in…

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Added by Joshua Ott on March 22, 2013 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments


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NewSkywalker follow up

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Added by keeyen pang on March 22, 2013 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Brushless Gimbals from RCTimer

Just in... looks to be of good quality aluminium but comes without the driver circuitry.

It will be for sale on the 8/April and costs $95.99.

Here is the link...…

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Added by Jethro Hazelhurst on March 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — 43 Comments


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[Update] DroidPlanner v0.3 - Ground Control Station for Android devices

 

Here is another update on the development of the DroidPlanner Android GCS. To download the app go to Google Play, and consider donating to the project by purchasing the …

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Added by Arthur Benemann on March 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — 30 Comments


3D Robotics
WS2811 RGB LEDs and OCTOCOPTER - Not a UFO

Hi,



- The reason to build this project is only one: JUST FOR FUN so please don't ask whats the point, there is no point besides that one,   We here at AV AirFilms have fun too...  



- I'd rather be flying to record this, but the pilot wasn't home…

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Added by Antonius Kasbergen on March 22, 2013 at 1:00pm — 10 Comments

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