I had a heck of a time pulling it together in the final days before the competition with a nerve-wrecking mix of failure and triumph. Ah good times! :D
no camera gimbal
Cory Doctorow just released the cover of his new book Homeland, the sequel to Little Brother, a cyberpunk/cipherpunk dystopian novel. In the first book, the protagonist fights "the man" in a totalitarian future US. In the second…Continue
Added by Andreas M. Antonopoulos on June 20, 2012 at 5:03pm — No Comments
I was thinking about an idea of a redundant UAV with 2 x APMs, 2 x RXs, Dual Servos/surfaces, 2 x ESCs and 2 x motors. The plane should be designed so that it could fly with only one motor if needed.
The idea of functionality:
In 2001 I built a plane with an autopilot.
To take off the driver uses the remote control.
Then when the plane is high in the sky the pilot shut down the remote.
The autopilot captures and stores the GPS coordinates.
Then the plane turned around GPS coordinates in…Continue
The original KK gyro system has had had an update to an incredibly sensitive dual chip 3-axis gyro and an additional…Continue
Hi guys I decided to make the "T Drone an EDF and if it doesn't fly? well ? I will suck it up and maby try a glow engine on a pylon .I got a 80 mm Delta 32 EDF out of a Habu The brochure says in a static lab test it puts out 5.4 pounds of thrust and a lab test in a Habu 4.8 pounds of thrust . I don't plan on zipping all over the sky like the guys with the jets do even though I will be the same weight . My plane has a very efficient high lift high aspect ratio air foil it…Continue
It looks like AT&T is looking to use 2.3GHz bands reserved for Sirius radio. Those in the WiFi space know that Terrestrial repeaters of Sirius radio signals are a major source of outdoor interference - but those repeaters only existed in dense cities. Now with that spectrum moving to 4G Basestations we will see much more interference in on open areas (like…Continue
After almost losing my Quadrocopter in our grass field I decided to equip it with a locator tag. Loc8tor is not a new product and I read a test of it in Ezone magazine 4 years ago (Loc8tor Lite review). But I did never order because I…Continue
I came across this while stumbling today. Hope others enjoy it too. Remarkable footage.…Continue
I'm a student at UT Dallas, and we have a ROS driver for the AR.Drone. It is an early version, and it has almost the same functionality as the…
So I have some vacations coming up and already have some quads and a hex I figured I needed a fixed wing to round out my aerial camera fleet. (for now) heh. So I took the plunge and picked myself up an X8 to fill up with electronics. …Continue
Just uploaded here:
OpenSCAD file showing my OctoCopter. Parametric design so you can change it into a Tri/Quad/Hex/Y. Design based on the AGL Hobbies carbon fiber frame. I created it so that I could try…
"If you have an iPhone or an Android, you have all the sensors and technology necessary to fly an airplane," Chris Anderson says. Anderson is editor-in-chief of Wired magazine. He started a popular drone website and founded a company that sells drone parts. He says business is growing 50 percent a year. "Right now, the vast majority of people are doing it for fun, education, learning, you know, just the sheer thrill of having a flying robot," he…Continue
DogfightOSD is a custom firmware for the popular Remzibi and MinimOSD boards that allows your plane to broadcast its own position data (lat/lon/alt) and receive and display information received from a second aircraft onto the display. To this end, a RFM12 short range radio board is connected to the OSD board via some simple hardware modifications.…Continue
This week on MyGeekShow we tested the APM2's failsafe protocol. We approached this very carefully as a failure of the failsafe could result in damage or loss of the aircraft. We first ground tested the APM2 at various stages to determine when the APM2 would control the aircraft, as well how it responded to loss of control signal.
After determining the APM2 took control as predicted, we took the Shrike to the sky and put it to the real test;…Continue
Added by OG on June 18, 2012 at 8:37am — No Comments