Video: Passenger plane…
It seems the most of the bugs have been worked out, so I'm taking droneshare out of beta. If you'd like to give it a shot it is now a standard feature of Andropilot, just pick a username and password in settings.
For instance, in the table…Continue
Now it is time for the SNL side of DIY Drones. Sometimes when you think that you have the biggest UAV on the block, you get surprised:-)
Passenger plane flies 800 kilometers without a pilot
Added by elad orbach on May 12, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
After an accident with the octo, i've got 2 motors shaft broken. Since there isn't a replacement shaft, i bought one of the following shaft and use it with the DT750. The steps for DT700, DT900 and DT1000 are similar:
Ф4.0x67.0mm Motor Shaft for A3548 Series Motor…
The last post I show you pictures of my 3D printed quad. It took me more than thought to test it in flight. The climate and labor, plotted.
Test flight was successful. It flew solid, pretty stable, less noisy than my other models (May…Continue
So what does a cat toy and a PCB have to do with UAVs?
Very easy: One of my dogs had taken my cat's pole toy and left little but the handle stick. I was wondering what to do with that now. At that time, my MF450 frame was on my desk waiting to be completed and I shortly before read about external LED indicators. I also mounted my APM on top of the frame and was worried about…Continue
So the Google maps 'My places' feature is a great way to share locations where UAV hobbyists can fly their vehicles. Just have someone in your local club create a new 'my place' and then plop down a few markers with descriptions. Once they have created the place, they…Continue
Micro UAVs that have the ability to slip into tight spaces, including inside buildings, have wide ranging military and search and rescue…
after 4 months of hard work the first Virtualrobotix RTF frame is ready , we received…Continue
X-Quad frame controlled by Arducopter v2.5.3 on a seeeduino mega 1280 board and a razor9dof imu.
Can it fly?
Yes it can :)
Added by Wipo on May 10, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
3DR's Friday Flyday -- ballcaps and intent looks all around.
Kevin Hester, Developer; Chris Anderson, El Jefe; Andy Jensen,…Continue
I would like to present to you a new BL Gimbal designed and build by KamKop Systems. The gimbal is available as a D.I.Y. kit and it includes all the frame parts needed to build the gimbal to fit Sony NEX cameras with SEL-16F28 or SEL-P1650 lenses. The gimbal consists of 6 machined aluminum plates, 3 GFK plates, a camera screw and couple of 3 mm screws needed to mount all the parts together. The gimbal can be adjusted on all axes and allows the mounting of the camera in the…Continue
As I'm starting off with FPV I didn't want to sacrifice my 'good' quad so I build a smaller one based upon the DJI330 frame.
This is how it looks like
It is a quick and maybe dirty solution but to learn FPV with low cost, it will certainly do.
The FPV setup is powered from a separate 1S lipo.
The TX I got here
To watch the flight, go to: 2:33
I wanted to carry my GoPro (with housing) in a plane but without expending too much, so I built it by myself, using foam, depron and barbecue sticks.
The fuselage was done with EPS foam 12g/dm3 (isopor P0, comum de papelaria). Wings, ailerons, elevator and rudder with depron 4mm. I…
Mounties in Saskatchewan are crediting a high-tech drone for the rescue of a man who had walked away from his vehicle after a rollover crash and could not be found.
Sgt. Doug Green, who deployed the drone in the search, told CBC News the machine was built and designed by a Saskatoon company, Draganfly…
Wanted to have a self powered telemetry pack in order to save up the battery of my tablet.
So I tried this:
Hooked up the 3DR radio to a 2S lipo via a ubec.
This pack is then to be fixed to the back of the tablet.
The battery leads are external for charging purposes.
The ubec is to be changed by one with a build in lipo alarm.
This is still a work in progress and requires some fine tuning…
It's amazing how quickly BLGs went from a novelty and costing thousands (zenmuse) to something you can get for $172 shipped!
I received my RCTimer Brushless Gimbal (BLG) and…Continue
By MARY SHINN Cronkite News
WASHINGTON – Stephen Rayleigh and Matt Lyon thought they were done with careers in drones after they left the Army in 2010 and enrolled at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.
Until they met Professor Ray Bedard.
Rayleigh wanted to…Continue
Added by Stephen Rayleigh on May 9, 2013 at 1:47am — No Comments
I put together a short video of Data Bus driving in autonomous mode in the rain. Hopefully I got the video in before the deadline. We'll see...
Data Bus is configured to drive between four waypoints outside my house at a much slower pace than during the 2012 AVC due to the much smaller area and the danger of collision with moving or stationary cars :)