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Infra X teardown

As expected for an undamped, strictly proportional feedback system, it bounces off walls faster & faster until it crashes.  It can't hover stationary, from the reflected IR.  Walls not completely reflective, not completely seemless, or not orthogonal to the sensors are less effective.

To engage the altitude hold, fly above 0.2m & get it…


Added by Jack Crossfire on March 4, 2013 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Pilot Spots Possible Drone 1,500 Feet Above NYC's JFK Airport... FAA launches investigation

A Drone? A Really Big Bird? A UFO? What Did Alitalia Pilot See Near JFK?

FAA Looking Into Pilot's Claim Of Seeing Unmanned Or Remote-Piloted Aircraft


Added by Matthew Beck on March 4, 2013 at 6:30pm — 154 Comments

Good quality low light camera, night FPV ?


Canon just annonced a new high sensivity camera with low noise. A new age for FPV night age is coming ?

Unfortunately I'm unable to embed video, so you have to click on the image to go to the Canon website.


The newly developed CMOS sensor features pixels measuring 19 microns square in size, which is more than 7.5-times the surface area of the pixels on the…


Added by Maxime Carrier on March 4, 2013 at 3:00pm — 15 Comments

hybrid quad design

there is the first draft of a quad design i want to build this summer. It's a  project made with the coloboration  Maxime Carrier.

The objective is only to make a high performance wierd looking quadcopter XD.

2 low speed big fan for stationary…


Added by Xavier Simard-Lecours on March 4, 2013 at 11:00am — 12 Comments

Some Video doing during Model Expo Italy , Indoor Flight , by Pilot

Indoor flight doing by Emile , Stefano , and Flavio during Model Expo Italy 

In the first video is possible to see Emile and Flavio that doing an indoor flight with VRBRAIN firm rev…


Added by Roberto Navoni on March 4, 2013 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Keeping Wayward Drones is Illegal (in Italy, anyway)

In a welcome contrast to the current posturing of the American media right now, the police in Bologna, Italy have affirmed that drones…


Added by Jonathan Price on March 4, 2013 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

Techpod 6 cell 10,000 mah test flight

Went and flew at 60 acres today. only had time for a 20 minute test flight. the camera was out of focus and it was getting dark. This was flown with a foxtech 370 kv motor ,…


Added by wayne garris on March 3, 2013 at 11:30pm — 34 Comments

Inexpensive platform for drone experimentation

I wanted to try an inexpensive platform for drone experimentation with APM 2.5, and I found that a plywood frame was suitable for my purposes.

Here is the part list:



Added by Massimo V. on March 3, 2013 at 1:56pm — 7 Comments

Droneshare: Alpha testers wanted for a new dronesharing webapp

Hi ya'll,

I'm developing a new drone sharing webapp:   Here's a screenshot, see below for more information...

So, while I was developing …


Added by Kevin Hester on March 3, 2013 at 1:30pm — 17 Comments

Another Great Video From "Team Echelon"

A mix of multicopter and fixed wing aircraft flown FPV-

Added by AKRCGUY on March 3, 2013 at 1:21pm — 8 Comments

3D Robotics
MAV that can crash and keep flying

This research from EPFL is from last year, but it's still worth a watch. Lovely engineering. 

From the EPFL YouTube stream

Added by Chris Anderson on March 3, 2013 at 12:33pm — No Comments

3D Robotics
"From Hollywood to Kansas, drones are flying under the radar"

From Reuters:

They hover over Hollywood film sets and professional sports events. They track wildfires in Colorado, survey Kansas farm crops and vineyards in…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 3, 2013 at 11:44am — 6 Comments

Arduplane goes to ASPRS annual Conference

For those who dont know ASPRS, is The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. 

On their 2013 Annual conference call for abstracts, gladly they included Unmanned Aerial Vehicles!!


And here we go! After almost  3 years of…


Added by James on March 3, 2013 at 4:00am — 7 Comments

Quad copter altitude test (up to 100m [300ft])

Hey all,

The weather conditions were very favourable this morning, so I took advantage and did a couple of technical flights.  The one featured here was to see how stable I could fly at altitude.  As you'll see in the video, it was quite stable on the way up, peaking and holding at 100 metres with some amazing views of Melbourne,…


Added by David Anders on March 3, 2013 at 3:08am — 14 Comments

A small modification to the AP Mount Library Code

 Hi, I have made a small modification to the "AP_Mount" library to be used mainly by the filmmakers, basically is:

1- Add a dead zone when we use the joystick mode to prevent undesired movements of cam, you can change the dead zone using the min and max value in…


Added by Pablo Zeron on March 2, 2013 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
3D printing robotic bat wings for MAVs

From Co:Design:

A group of scientists at Brown University are replicating the bat’s…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 2, 2013 at 5:19pm — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
The hexa used to film that cool Audi paintball duel video

You may have seen this fun Audi vs Audi paintball duel. The above hexa is how they captured the aerial shots in a field too dangerous for a boom:…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 2, 2013 at 5:12pm — 5 Comments

VirtualRobotix al ModelExpo Italy (Verona)

Thanks to everyone that passed us at the Model Expo Italy Verona ... today 'was a good day ... in the evening we were destroyed ... are now in a hotel near the fair, tomorrow it starts again ... from 9.00

Today I met many friends VirtualRobotix, Diydrones and BaroneRosso and not only that we have gone to find, Rino, who was here at…


Added by Roberto Navoni on March 2, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Radian pro to Multiplex Easy Star rebuild

 ( Sorry for the crappy photo )  It's time to retire the Radian pro after logging over 100 flights in the past year The wings are pretty well mush from flexing so much. Spring is just around the corner and I am going to

"Morph the Radian pro into a Multiplex easy star I live and fly near a significant body…


Added by Carl La France on March 1, 2013 at 6:57pm — 1 Comment

Texas Declares War On Robots

From Slashdot:

Mr_Blank writes

"Organizations like the EFF and ACLU have been raising the alarm over increased government surveillance of U.S. citizens.…


Added by Dave G on March 1, 2013 at 4:39pm — 10 Comments

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