ArsTechnica has a good primer on UAV control theory and machine learning. The good stuff starts around page 2. Here's an excerpt (citing this Stanford…Continue
This is my first real test flight of the APM 2.5 on my Ace Quad copter.
Its a pretty good demo of what it can do. During the manual control I switch back and forth between stabilize and loiter modes.
0:00 - 1:30 warm up
1:30 start auto mode following waypoints
2:30 max altitude of about 60 meters
3:00 start heading…
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Please find hereafter some very usefull links for "Succesful PCB grounding". I think it is a very good "know how" on how to design groung paths on your PCBs.
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Today's installment of Make Magazine's great geek gift guide is on aerial drones. Lots of ArduCopter/Plane/Pilot in there, along with accessories and cheap options of the…Continue
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I stumbled upon this idea by reading this great article by Travis Deyle about electro-permanent magnets. These magnets are programmed (on off) with a current pulse. No static energy is…Continue
Hello Community, After a crash from 600 meters, i needed to rebuild my small Quadrocopter.
it's based on:
ESC: Mystery Blue Series 20A Flashed with WiiESC
Motors: robbe roxxy 2827-35 (760kV)
Props: Graupner E-Props 11x5 (to small for…Continue
After hard working for several months, we're finally able to announce the birth of a prototype of HeXContinue
There is not a great selection of decent 3 axis camera mounts for gopro sized cameras so I have started building my own. The first one will be a ‘nose mount’ and I may later consider a belly mount for quads etc. It will have one standard sized digital servo for roll and 2 micro sized ones. The belt drive gearing is…Continue
Microsoft and Arduino are normally worlds apart but on Friday of last week, ArduPlane was used as an example on "Channel 9". You can read the full article here
Today's Hardware Friday…
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Click HERE to read…Continue
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I have just finished building a Multiplex Funjet. I have added the APM 2 in the Funjet.
The motor is a 2830 4000KV with a 40 A ESC.
I am looking for any suggestions on setting up the PID’s. I see the Skyjet’s para file is in the download area.
Will this work on the Funjet ?
I would like to have the APM working nice before maddening the Funjet, because I know it is very fast.…Continue
~1000 propellers was added to the database on last week.
You can search propellers using several filters, for example: material, length, pitch etc
Some items contains several propellers, for example: selected item contains 4 propellers.
One of the things I get asked most often about by the press is for examples of non-military, non-police use of drones. Part of our function here at DIY Drones is to educate the public about civilian and peaceful uses of drones, so I'm always happy to reel off some examples, from agriculture to…Continue
From the Spring 2013 Course Schedule of New York University's ITP program:
Flying robots, aka Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones, are growing in number and influence in military use. In parallel, the hobbyist community is developing DIY methods, making flying robots more…
The LA100 is priced at €990 (US$1,275) and will come ready to fly from December, 2012. Lehmann Aviation says it plans to roll out hardware and software upgrades for the LA100 on a regular basis.
I guess its all about PR…Continue
From Gizmag. Autolanding is easy with multicopters using ultrasound, but hard with planes, since ultrasound is too noisy. Maybe radar would be better?
Excerpt from the…Continue
From Wired Design, a story of a group of protesters who were able to buy a used Predator carrying container for $300 and turned it art piece to protest drones. Also, check out the picture at the…Continue
One awesome thing about the APM and FPV is the wind correction check box. When flying through these trees you have about two feet on each wing tip. Usually it's a pretty strong cross wind at the field as well. I've attempted with another stabilization unit, but it's no match..
2012-11-24 MV to All:
I've only just joined the ArduPilot-Mega Opensource Project, and am only just beginning to dig into the codebase.
My goal is to implement a host of enhancements to our beloved APM Mission Planner application.
My cloned repository is named "markevogt-pcl-experimenting".
My first enhancements have now been coded, tested and pushed up to my repo:
1. Flight Data Panel: each of the (6) quickView panels now has black text on a colored…Continue