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Model aircraft owners drawn into privacy debate on drones

By Ben Wolfgang -The Washington Times

CROWNSVILLE, Md. - Steve Barnett has been flying unmanned aerial systems for more than 30 years — long before the word “drone” started making global headlines.

But now, the 65-year-old Army veteran and model-airplane enthusiast finds himself…


Added by Gary Mortimer on April 10, 2013 at 12:01am — 16 Comments

2HP Quadcopter


These videos are a bit old, but I wanted to post them anyway. This is my first quadcopter. I had no experience at all in that. I'm more into airplanes than copter things.

Anyway, here's a short description. I'm using 4 380W (1100kV) motors and 6600mAh of energy spread in two 18.5V lipo packs. On the videos I'm flying with 12 inches props (the ones found on…


Added by Jean-Philippe on April 9, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Nice entry level FPV Quad

Another quad that i found on hobbyking. It caught my eye as it has a monitor inbuilt to the controller. I've seen a few concept controllers maybe this could work?

A nice shortcut to newcomers with a 3-axis gyro stabilization system.

Ladybird V2 FPV

Walkera QR Ladybird V2 FPV Ultra Micro Quadcopter w/Devo F4 RTF (Mode 2)

3.5" LCD screen which matches some phones.Range is limited but i suppose some hacking might sort…


Added by Dez Socks on April 9, 2013 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

My first DIY Quadrocopter

Hey All!

This is my first blog here and hopefully not my last. The picture is obviously the frame of my DIY Quadrocopter. I'm waiting on a delivery of the electronics to complete it. I got anxious and couldn't wait to share my project with you all so this will be part one of more to come, so…


Added by Acorn on April 9, 2013 at 5:00pm — 11 Comments

My Brookstone 2.0 Rover Overview

Link to the Brookstone Rover

I hope you folks enjoyed my overview of the Brookstone 2.0 Rover.  In my next blog (Part 1) I'm…


Added by Joshua Johnson on April 9, 2013 at 2:56pm — 2 Comments

Brushless Gimbal Coming for the Phantom NAB 2013 Interview w/ Colin Guinn

Some exciting news for Phantom pilots-  New brushless gimbal and new copter coming in next 60 days.

Added by AKRCGUY on April 9, 2013 at 1:30pm — 22 Comments

SteadiDrone goes brushless


First Flight - SteadiDrone QU4D Brushless Gimbal from SteadiDrone on Vimeo.

As you all know brushless gimbals are the future, and we've just tested our first small BG for our SteadiDrone QU4D, here are some quick clips, much more to come soon. You can check out…


Added by Duran - ALTI on April 9, 2013 at 8:30am — 33 Comments

Virginia Tech researchers unveil robotic jellyfish | Design Eng

Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers have unveiled a large autonomous robotic jellyfish as part of a U.S. Navy-funded project. The prototype robot, nicknamed Cyro, is a larger model of a robotic jellyfish (the RoboJelly) developed by the same team – headed by Shashank Priya,…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 9, 2013 at 6:12am — 1 Comment

ArduPhantom: APM ArduCopter in a DJI Phantom Airframe

Figure 1: ArduPhantom Night…

Added by David Dewey on April 9, 2013 at 4:00am — 55 Comments

Liquid Robotics Launches Autonomous Seafaring Data Center

 by Daniel Terdiman April 8, 2013 3:30 AM PDT Link to the Article on CNet



Added by Joshua Johnson on April 8, 2013 at 10:14pm — 9 Comments

The Mainstreaming continues...

From another group (populated mainly by photographers interested in aerial photography), here's a link to B & H Photo, selling a GoPro and Phantom in one package.

B & H is one of the largest resellers of photo and video equipment in the US, so it's quite a…


Added by Mark Harrison on April 8, 2013 at 5:40pm — 18 Comments

3D Robotics
PETA getting their own drones

I'm sure this will end well...

From …


Added by Chris Anderson on April 8, 2013 at 5:26pm — 9 Comments

DJI Phantom Set-Up Demo

There's been a lot of random discussion about the Phantom and whether or not it's worth the money, does it fly well, etc. I say yes to all.  Here a quick video of my set-up.

I also fly an Arducopter and XAircraft X-650-V8 but for quick and easy set-up and great flying the Phantom is a blast.  Won't lift the heavy cameras or fly waypoints but for GoPro shots…


Added by AKRCGUY on April 8, 2013 at 4:57pm — 7 Comments

Some MAVLink Protocol Notes

Here's some notes on fiddling with MAVLink.  Andreas and I started at the bottom of the stack (the byte stream) and are working our way up.  Along the way I filled in a few possible holes in the documentation.…


Added by Mark Harrison on April 8, 2013 at 3:00pm — 10 Comments

DJI Phantom Vision

They are certainly trying.

The PHANTOM Vision is the only quadcopter on the market to offer professional-level multi-rotor flight control technology, an intelligent GPS-based autopilot system, an integrated HD camera and an iOS app for full camera control. The PHANTOM Vision also comes with a remote control unit containing pre-programmed…


Added by Gary Mortimer on April 8, 2013 at 12:59pm — 6 Comments

Video of the First Annual Multirotor Challenge


Finally got some time to put together some footage, more videos to come

Hope you guys like it! 


Added by bbberrey on April 8, 2013 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Robohub coverage of We Robot

Posted 8 Apr 2013 at 15:07 UTC by…


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 8, 2013 at 8:49am — No Comments

The drone age


Added by Thomas J Coyle III on April 8, 2013 at 8:45am — 7 Comments


During last several months, a lot of items were added or…


Added by Alexander Novikov on April 8, 2013 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Test flight of unmanned aerial vehicles at KNP

Something close to my heart, I am currently ramping up for a radio collar trial in South Africa with some new technology. Rhinos are just one animal in great danger. Time to redress the balance. GM

by Abdul Gani

Kaziranga National Park, for the first…


Added by Gary Mortimer on April 8, 2013 at 5:21am — 12 Comments

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