As expected for an undamped, strictly proportional feedback system, it bounces off walls faster & faster until it crashes. It can't hover stationary, from the reflected IR. Walls not completely reflective, not completely seemless, or not orthogonal to the sensors are less effective.
To engage the altitude hold, fly above 0.2m & get it…
Canon just annonced a new high sensivity camera with low noise. A new age for FPV night age is coming ?
Unfortunately I'm unable to embed video, so you have to click on the image to go to the Canon website.
The newly developed CMOS sensor features pixels measuring 19 microns square in size, which is more than 7.5-times the surface area of the pixels on the…
there is the first draft of a quad design i want to build this summer. It's a project made with the coloboration Maxime Carrier.
The objective is only to make a high performance wierd looking quadcopter XD.
2 low speed big fan for stationary…Continue
Indoor flight doing by Emile , Stefano , and Flavio during Model Expo Italy
In the first video is possible to see Emile and Flavio that doing an indoor flight with VRBRAIN firm rev…Continue
In a welcome contrast to the current posturing of the American media right now, the police in Bologna, Italy have affirmed that drones…Continue
Went and flew at 60 acres today. only had time for a 20 minute test flight. the camera was out of focus and it was getting dark. This was flown with a foxtech 370 kv motor ,…Continue
I wanted to try an inexpensive platform for drone experimentation with APM 2.5, and I found that a plywood frame was suitable for my purposes.
Here is the part list:
I'm developing a new drone sharing webapp: www.droneshare.com. Here's a screenshot, see below for more information...
So, while I was developing …Continue
A mix of multicopter and fixed wing aircraft flown FPV-
This research from EPFL is from last year, but it's still worth a watch. Lovely engineering.
From the EPFL YouTube stream
Added by Chris Anderson on March 3, 2013 at 12:33pm — No Comments
They hover over Hollywood film sets and professional sports events. They track wildfires in Colorado, survey Kansas farm crops and vineyards in…
For those who dont know ASPRS, is The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
On their 2013 Annual conference call for abstracts, gladly they included Unmanned Aerial Vehicles!!
And here we go! After almost 3 years of…Continue
The weather conditions were very favourable this morning, so I took advantage and did a couple of technical flights. The one featured here was to see how stable I could fly at altitude. As you'll see in the video, it was quite stable on the way up, peaking and holding at 100 metres with some amazing views of Melbourne,…Continue
Hi, I have made a small modification to the "AP_Mount" library to be used mainly by the filmmakers, basically is:
1- Add a dead zone when we use the joystick mode to prevent undesired movements of cam, you can change the dead zone using the min and max value in…Continue
Thanks to everyone that passed us at the Model Expo Italy Verona ... today 'was a good day ... in the evening we were destroyed ... are now in a hotel near the fair, tomorrow it starts again ... from 9.00
Today I met many friends VirtualRobotix, Diydrones and BaroneRosso and not only that we have gone to find, Rino, who was here at…
( Sorry for the crappy photo ) It's time to retire the Radian pro after logging over 100 flights in the past year The wings are pretty well mush from flexing so much. Spring is just around the corner and I am going to
"Morph the Radian pro into a Multiplex easy star I live and fly near a significant body…
"Organizations like the EFF and ACLU have been raising the alarm over increased government surveillance of U.S. citizens.…