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3D Printed Quadcopter with detachable arms

I have been working on this model for almost two months. The idea was to create a mid/heavy-lift 3D printed folding/detachable quadcopter. this is the first prototype that I have printed out.

Hope you guys helps me to improve the design. There is a lot of things to do before it's done. For example battery holder, in different alternative…


Added by Alejandro Martin Pirola on April 28, 2013 at 4:30am — 21 Comments

New ArduCopter, ArduPlane and ArduRover Wikis Operational (provisionally)

New ArduCopter, ArduPlane and ArduRover Wikis are Operational (provisionally)

The old existing Wiki(s) are no longer getting updated on a continuous basis so you need to start using the new Wiki(s).

During this transition you will need to use both of them (although for the PX4, the new…


Added by Gary McCray on April 27, 2013 at 8:00pm — 17 Comments

VR GIMBAL : 3 Axis 32bit Direct Drive Gimbal is coming!

This is main board normally put on Gimbal frame near the Quad . 

This is the two…


Added by Roberto Navoni on April 27, 2013 at 12:00pm — 59 Comments

Anti-vibration APM mount

I have been looking into my own method of mounting the APM with antivibration in mind.

To this end I wanted to source some freely available components specifically designed to reduce vibration.

I found a couple of such products which I am hoping will be ideal.

These coupled with a custom…


Added by Tissy on April 27, 2013 at 11:00am — 12 Comments

DIY Drones at 38,000 Members!

As is customary and traditional, we celebrate every new 1,000 members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 38,000!

There were almost 1.9 million page views in the last month! (we get around 65,000 pageviews a day on average). It took us just 22 days to get this latest 1,000 members--we're…


Added by Joshua Johnson on April 27, 2013 at 9:40am — 4 Comments

ZuCopter - FullAuto Test #1 including copter flyaway - recovered :)


I’d like to share my experience with my copter (aka ZuCopter) during my first full test using AUTO mode. My quad is ArduCopter, 3DRobotics Quad-C frame using APM 2.5 Firmware 2.9.1b

The plan was to go around the house, full automated, including takeoff and landing. This was executed quite smoothly at the first run J, Then I said… let’s try that again;…


Added by Alberto Casu on April 27, 2013 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Hill Cruiser - An RC Model Autopilot

Hello everybody,

This is my first, of hopefully a series, DIYDrone blog…


Added by Georacer on April 26, 2013 at 10:00am — 19 Comments

Super I/O + Raspberry PI as the ultimate navigation computer?


At $35 the Raspberry PI is a DIY Droner's dream: a 700Mhz ARM processor with Floating Point Unit, 512M of on board RAM, nearly limitless SD Card solid state disk storage, embedded Linux, small,…


Added by Cosma on April 26, 2013 at 7:30am — 27 Comments Social Networking


Added by Joshua Johnson on April 26, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

ArduCopter - SteadiDrone - Loiter Performance and DroidPlanner Flights

SteadiDrone QU4D - Full flight with different modes and features + DroidPlanner! from SteadiDrone on Vimeo.

Hey again guys, just a quick post here of some recent videos we've posted, firstly let me once again thank all the developers who make this code as…


Added by Duran - ALTI on April 26, 2013 at 5:46am — 7 Comments

Ucandrone - a UAS & 3DR Pit-Stop in Europe


UcanDrone, founded on January 2013, is specialized in the area of UAV and remote airmodelling, in the meaning of design, construction and flight of the airplane models. Working as a team for many years with great experience of applied research in the field of geographic information…


Added by James on April 26, 2013 at 5:00am — 21 Comments

Phoreas - UcanDrone

Good evening to All.

 The fifteen plus years of my involvement with airmodelling, has sometimes brought me in strange paths, mysterious driveways, beautiful agony. The journey to Ithaca continues with great passion for research, construction, testing new technologies. In this journey I meet people who inspire me, support me, eventually becoming ... Friends…


Added by DeltaMan on April 26, 2013 at 4:21am — 14 Comments

FPV X-4 Quad Frame

Here is an interesting quad frame that Hobbyking is selling. I can see this really working.

Nice enclosures for the motors…


Added by Christiaan van Vollenstee on April 26, 2013 at 4:00am — 20 Comments

Neo 6 Gps Mount (Crius PCB) - 3D printable .stl file

Hello everybody!

Like a lot of people here i am building my first quad. To be straight forward it is of the Rctimer Shop.

Learning a lot from all of you guys it is now time for me to give something back, although my Copter isn't flying yet :D

I designed a mount for…


Added by Andreas on April 26, 2013 at 12:00am — 21 Comments

3D Robotics
Hidden camera investigation finds illegal commercial drone use in US

From an Indiana TV station. There is some really bad stuff here, including this: "When he did not know he was speaking to a reporter, Spencer said he could fly at any altitude that a customer would want.  He said he "wasn't supposed to" fly above 400 feet,…


Added by Chris Anderson on April 25, 2013 at 10:30pm — 16 Comments

Low cost 3D Models

I like devices that have multiple purposes. My theory is that if I am going to load up my UAS with electronics that it may as well be electronics capable of performing multiple tasks.

For those that have seen my posts on …


Added by Toby Mills on April 25, 2013 at 9:01pm — 4 Comments

Walkera FPV quad

While ordering parts for my V959 today, I perused the BG website a bit, and came across this little guy. I have been aware of it for awhile, but I decided to do a little more research, and am seriously considering buying one. It is the Walkera Ladybird V2 FPV quad. This thing is tiny, Its about 4 inches square,…


Added by HeliStorm on April 25, 2013 at 8:22pm — 18 Comments

Eurocopter OPV Optionaly Piloted Vehicle

Eurocopter launched in early April a series of flights for a new rotary-wing solution that will expand the mission capabilities of Eurocopter helicopters.

This unmanned demonstration -- similar to the previous flights-- used a four-dimensional flight plan that was uploaded to the helicopter. After an automatic takeoff, the EC145 flew the…


Added by Bertrand Duchiron on April 25, 2013 at 4:33pm — 5 Comments

Help Us Improving the Status Feedback of APM and PX4!

Providing the user / pilot a good feedback is very important.. Right now most autopilots just have 1-3 LEDs, but no interaction concept. We would like to collect some feedback on this topic. It takes less than 60 seconds to complete and will help us a lot:…


Added by Lorenz Meier on April 25, 2013 at 1:00pm — 18 Comments

Computer vs Human. Guess who failed?

Computer's mission: to drive a car, taking care of the road, signs, people, other vehicles and obstacles.

Human's mission: to pull the hand-break.

Guess who failed?

During a live demonstration the autonomous car hit Ana Maria Braga that is the star who hosts the TV show "Mais Você" in Brazil.

The car is part of a computing science graduate project from the Brazilian university UFES (Federal University of…


Added by Sandro Benigno on April 25, 2013 at 6:30am — 8 Comments

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