About once a year we post our software roadmap for the next 12 months. Last year, we promised we would take ArduPlane and ArduCopter into their 2.x generation, with full two-way MAVLink control and a full featured ground station…Continue
I just build a Tri based on ArduCopter. I had some issues with yaw and did some changes in the code. In this post I want to share my experience and I would like the developers to take my changes into the official release, that it will be easier for others to build a Tricopter.
First of all, this is the result:…Continue
CubeStormer II solves the Rubik's Cube puzzle faster than the human world record.
This ARM Powered robot was designed, built and programmed by Mike Dobson and David Gilday, creators respectively of CubeStormer …
don't forget to watch the video in the linked site :D
This guy was arrested by the police for piloting his R/C plane on a busy highway, while on a bike driven by his girlfriend.
According to the reporter the news crew spotted the couple…Continue
While searching for the Ideal motors I figured out few things which will give smooth flight and long battery life
1. Should be low Kv
2. Should have enough torque. May be the motors with more outer dia are better
3. Should have very low weight
4. Should be using very low current while on low load. but spinning bigger props
5. CNC light weight casings
6. Should be using Neodmium high temp magnets
7. High quality lamination 0.2mm stator sheet…Continue
After going over a lot of projects here on DIYDrones I realized that there are not a lot of projects involving thrust vector vehicle control.Continue
Well this took me a while, I've been too busy travelling to complete in time.
Some of You may remember my earlier post:
Well I must say it is done! And it came out pretty nice! This is an all in one UAV controller:…Continue
Video of my BlimpDuino at Melbourne Mini Makers Faire
More about the event:…Continue
Added by Richard Cox on January 15, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
One of the protagonists of the movie is the truck Slash VXL Ultimate and some of
shots were taken with a multicottero / drone RC!
Found this at…Continue
Over the past couple of months I've been working on the QuadControl MCU, the intention of this is to have a cheap, easy to use and expandable control board for Quads and Hexacopters. The features are as follows:
ATMega640/1280/2560 Processor, dependent on needs, the first…Continue
This week I connected and ground tested my FPV system. Its a very basic FPV system, cheap and won't be a long term solution, but I just wanted to get started in FPV and learn from mistakes/learn what I like/don't like etc. And there isn't as much at stake if I crash/lose it!
Let the battle commence, people will be getting bored of me pushing this issue. But if you ever want to turn a dime with a UAS in the USA or have sensible rules for flight you had better start making a noise.
Patrick Egan starts his article in…Continue
We use for example CH5,switch C-3positions and switch D-2positions.
2.SUB-TRIM menu-GEAR -0…Continue
Its now been a whole year since I got addicted to the crazy hobby of Autopilots.
What a wild ride!!!
There has been some fantastic moments and some of total frustration, but it has been an exciting and rewarding journey.
There are a lot of people who ask about getting into the hobby and have somewhat ambitious ideas about building a drone to do X…
Randy MacKay and Jiro Hattori did an ArduCopter demo at Tokyo Hackerspace and according to the Robot Dreams report it set an attendance record! See the full article for more pictures…Continue
2011 didn't end too well for the ArduWot, incorrectly fitted undercarriage made for instant nose over on throttle up which broke the prop and fried the ESC. A new ESC arrived Monday which was quickly fitted only to reveal it to be useless at powering the aircraft and APM, luckily we'd also ordered a BEC (for a different project, but ArduWot takes…
Looks like the guys at Udrones listened to the community feedback on their pricing for the ARF ArduPlane. They cut the price by a third to…Continue