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…Continue
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.…Continue
Added by Rowland on October 19, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The DimensionNext blog reports on a cool new UVA research project. Excerpt
When Mitre Corporation, a McLean-based defense contractor announced that they were…
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…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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).…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…
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 …
Following on from Tridge’s article (here), this article focuses on the bottle drop malfunction in CanberraUAV’s flight at the UAV Outback…Continue
Added by Stephen Dade on October 17, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
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…
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…Continue
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. :)
Down from original model's price of $399.
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…Continue