SkyVector is a great online resource to understand FAA Sectionals (aeronautical charts) for flight planning (staying out of airport zones). Just punch in your airport code near…Continue
From IEEE Spectrum:
There are lots of innovative ways of landing robotic aircraft, from cables to parachutes to…
Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
Under little-known federal regulations passed in 1963, moored balloons and kites cannot be flown within five miles of an…
I’m pleased to announce the release of the first major product from Event 38, model E382, a Ready to Fly Photomapping UAS. Based on the APM 2.0, the E382 is designed to make aerial maps quickly and easily for those not interested in cutting, gluing and programming a plane from the basic components. …
Full carbon frame with sexy color , 6 ducted propellors, semi-waterproof, enough room for 4 5A 4s lipo's. maximum prop size is 12".
Props are fully protected, can bump into wall, tree, person, without breaking props or hurting people.
Empty weight is 3,7kg. Current set-up Axi 2804/22 and graupner 11x5" props. Still looking for a better combination though, for increased flight time. …
Hi all, I wonder what is the availability on the market of semi-industrial grade RC helicopter bodies.
For example like this one, Aquila UAV from UAVS Poland.
Is it possible to buy something resembling this off the shelf, with holding space for a gimbal cam in the nose?…Continue
Scarlet Knight . . . The future of deep-water oceanography?
On December 9, officials from NOAA joined scientists from Rutgers University and other overseas institutions in a celebration highlighting the first-ever trans-Atlantic ocean crossing of an unmanned, underwater glider . . .
First early Flight Video only for test that all work fine ... a windy day and need to setup PID because with more power the old one is not good:
i'm happy to inform you that our new product Multipilot32F4 and NAVY 2012 is ready
for beta testing for a…
Hello to ALL, the new…Continue
Just posted photos and video of my Skywalker. After the third(last) flight, the fuselage is a write off. Lots of work went into it. On the brighter side, the only electronic (expensive) item damaged was the $30 video camera for the video downlink. The ContourHD camera in the nose not only captured great HD video but also survived the crash (actually two crashes, two deployments to Afghanistan and the Warrior Dash on Saturday).
I am probably going to get hate mail for this, but a clear warning to any future addicts needs to be made. So here goes.
I was doing some spring cleaning and those darn DIY gadgets just kept on coming out of the woodwork. I knew I had a lot of stuff lying around, but this time I even surprised…Continue
I have recently performed flight tests on a major change in the way acceleration is accounted for in performing roll-pitch drift compensation from accelerometer measurements. The theory behind the idea was recently published in a…Continue
Following on from the Tacocopter post I thought I'd update you on the Pigeon Post Smart Case design.
So I received some feedback from the last version (V 0.1.4) and have added it to my own…Continue
Added by Nathan Rae on May 1, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments
Star Simpson, the MIT grad who started the Tacocopter site/stunt, has been living in Hong Kong and she's decided to build on the media attention by actually working on a copter. As the…Continue
I am wondering if anybody has been able to do any sort of characterization of the attitude estimation accuracy of the APM 2.0. I asked on the Blog Post 'Great lecture on the Outback Challenge by APM developer Andrew…Continue
Andrew Hazelden has a cool project!
This is a concept design for a handheld air traffic control system for model airplanes. This project is designed to allow a small handheld device…
John Morgan's nanocopter, which he's doing for this university research project, is coming along nicely! MPU-6050 sensors, MultiWII…
Added by Chris Anderson on April 29, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments
2012-04-23 at 19PM GMT+1, FLEXIPILOT (my own closed-source development) with special Terrain Follower firmware, controlling EasyUAV, has made its first long duration loiter at 1.5-3m AGL above sloped terrain. Loiter diameter was around 110m.
10m Flight took place in steady weather, while…Continue
Prompted by Andreas M. Antonopoulos' comment regarding the possibility of breaking off the USB connector, I made a strain relieving case that also makes it easy to conveniently mount the module on the back of my laptop.