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Lemon-RX UART and PPM output

I have had a Lemon-RX (previously known as Orange-RX) DSM2 6-Channel Receiver (PPM + UART)

sitting around for a bit, and finally got around to hooking it up to my logic analyzer and checking it out today.  I was interested in this RX as an inexpensive option if you need PPM output and run Spektrum/JR gear.  I knew from the spec sheet that the channel resolution on…


Added by Doug Weibel on October 19, 2012 at 4:17pm — 5 Comments

UAV Mapping goes to mainstream mapping professionals

From our company Blog:

2012 ESRI International User Conference, San Diego:

Hawkeye UAV was fortunate enough to be invited to exhibit at this year’s ESRI GIS User Conference in San Diego.…


Added by Rowland on October 19, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

3D Robotics
3D-printed drone from UVA

The DimensionNext blog reports on a cool new UVA research project. Excerpt

When Mitre Corporation, a McLean-based defense contractor announced that they were…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 19, 2012 at 12:19pm — 5 Comments

3D Robotics
A photo tour of the 3D Robotics TJ plant

On Wednesday, before I spoke at the Tijuana Innovadora conference, I dropped by the 3D Robotics factory there. This is our second factory, and it's now equaled the capacity of our San Diego plant. Guillermo ("Gigio") Romero, the operations lead there, has done a tremendous job bringing this factory up, building a…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 18, 2012 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

The story of R10 in pictures and videos

Hi all, I'm glad to announce that the R10 kickstarter so far has been a great success, we reached our funding goal within 30 hours, and there is still interest.  So I thank all of you here at DIY Drones, I know some of the community here have supported us too, so thank you.…


Added by Max Bruner on October 18, 2012 at 6:30pm — 15 Comments

3D Robotics
Good primer on how servos work

Rue Mohr has written a great tutorial on how servos work. Even if you already know most of this, it's a great reference on everything from the basic electronics to modifications and…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 18, 2012 at 2:22pm — 1 Comment

New X10 "The Viper"

I know almost nothing about this other than what's listed on the website.  It looks a lot like Chris's Manta and a direct competitor with the X8.

From the website:

2.75m Flying Wing.

Breaks down to 3…


Added by Michael on October 18, 2012 at 1:00pm — 12 Comments

Prop Clearance

After a crash, two of the arms on my 3DR Hex shifted slightly.  Enough that the props overlapped.  I didn't notice it for a while, but on a subsequent flight, they prop tips touched.  The hex didn't crash but the noise it made certainly got my attention.

My solution was to add more sonar mounting brackets to beef up the arm placements.  It also gave me more places to mount stuff.  (Copter is upside-down in the photo).…


Added by Stephen R Mann on October 18, 2012 at 8:32am — 3 Comments

Drone set up / Goals / Current Status

Goal: Autonomous / semi-autonomous aerial mapping for creating georectified orthogonal imagery and eventually digital surface/elevation/terrain models (DEM, DTM). I'm in preliminary stages... though I believe that my POC is proven and so currently in testing and then on to my intended pilot…


Added by B Duffy on October 18, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

UAV Civilian Market Roundtable

Interesting roundtable discussion among UAV 'experts' and opinion leaders

From The Engineer: 'The role of the pilot, or commander, or whatever the person overseeing the aircraft is called, is already covered by the existing regulations…


Added by Shannon Morrisey on October 17, 2012 at 4:48pm — 6 Comments

FoxTeam present last update on VBRAIN project : Benchmark of Arducopter firmware on APM , MP32F1 and VBRAIN and a lot of new video :)


This is Vbrain RTF with new enclosure the .stl file is available on thinkverse:

This last revision of VBrain will be official presented to Makers Italy in Milan 9 November 2012 join us at the…


Added by Roberto Navoni on October 17, 2012 at 2:13pm — 21 Comments

3D Robotics
Molding replacement gears for tiny helis

An interesting post from Hackaday:

So you’ve got a broken gear for you model helicopter, and don’t have a 3d printer handy. If you need your little helo flying right away, [James] wrote in to tell us …


Added by Chris Anderson on October 17, 2012 at 9:14am — 6 Comments

New $500,000 UAS Competition Announced by NASA

NASA has announced a new UAS contest that I think might interest people here. It is called the UAS Airspace Operations Challenge and it's being developed as part of NASA's…


Added by Garry Qualls on October 17, 2012 at 8:52am — 23 Comments

Using MAVLink to debug your flight (CanberraUAV style)

Following on from Tridge’s article (here), this article focuses on the bottle drop malfunction in CanberraUAV’s flight at the UAV Outback…


Added by Stephen Dade on October 17, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

OpenBee Telemetry Traffic Test

Hi everyone, 

Another blog post about OpenBee :)

Everyone asking about telemetry speed but i didnt answer this questions because of nature of RF telemetry.

RF telemetry speed depends more than one thing. I just take this video for showing unidirectional communication limits. 

The limit depends FSK modulation frequency and RF bandwidth. We can…


Added by Melih Karakelle on October 17, 2012 at 5:55am — 5 Comments

Introducing the AeroDrone MR4


Today we are pleased to announce the AeroDrone MR4 Quadrotor Platform!

The AeroDrone MR4 is a rigid, lightweight and aerodynamically efficient quadrotor design that not only looks great, but has the…


Added by David Skinner on October 17, 2012 at 5:32am — 6 Comments

UHF Spectrum Analyzer with OpenBee

Hi Guys,

OpenBee modules ready and in stocks today. I just tested Dennis Frie's spectrum analyzer firmware and software over OpenBee. It is working perfect!. The original code a part of OpenLRS RC Receivers and OpenBee using same RF module and pinouts with OpenLRS project, this is why the code working without any problem. :)

In this…


Added by Melih Karakelle on October 17, 2012 at 4:33am — 8 Comments

GoPro 3 Has Arrived !



Key Benefits

  • Wearable, mountable design
  • Immersive, wide angle capture of your favorite…

Added by AKRCGUY on October 16, 2012 at 8:00pm — 41 Comments

ContourROAM2 shoots 1080p video for $199 on October 21

Down from original model's price of $399.


  • waterproof housing


  • Removable…

Added by Paul on October 16, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

3D Robotics
MAKE Magazine visits 3D Robotics Tijuana

MAKE Magazine founder Dale Dougherty just posted on his visit to the 3D Robotics/uDrones factory in Tijuana. He also spoke at the Tijuana Innovadora…


Added by Chris Anderson on October 16, 2012 at 2:17pm — 5 Comments

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