Click the link above if you're interested in reviewing some of the better
High Res cameras which are available, just make…Continue
Evan at BotJunkie has a thoughtful piece that brings some much-needed perspective to the growing crop of poorly-informed articles that we're starting to see in the media by journalists discovering amateur UAVs for the first time. (Actually, most of the time what they're talking about is just RC/FPV, rather than autonomous…Continue
Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on January 31, 2011 at 10:44am — No Comments
I'm a reporter with NPR and I'm looking for a someone who is currently building a drone and wouldn't mind showing it off to me. I am in Culver City and would like to talk with someone in the LA area.
I'm doing a story about how personal drones are being used for many different activities beyond military uses.
If you are interested in talking with me, please call me at 310 815-4280 or e-mail me at email@example.com.
I'm still using the original ArduPilot v2.7.1 & thermopiles mainly because I have them, don't like throwing anything away and they work pretty darn well now that they're setup properly after many, many test flights! I've also recently got my FPV (First Person View flying)…Continue
I know, the world probably has enough flying machine projects, but here is yet another one. AutoQuad's original design goal was high precision autonomous flight. It took five prototypes before I was happy with the hardware. The current prototype, AQv5, is showing very promising results. In fact, there is little left to…Continue
Added by Bertrand Duchiron on January 31, 2011 at 12:40am — No Comments
OK, I was going to make something much nicer but ran out of time. There's a few funky bits and I gave up on getting the auto take off and landing to work. I've had them working previously, but not this time, so I guess I'm not on top of the APM command language yet.
I used the latest APM release, Xplane 9 and the…Continue
When I checked the store, they only had four of the 2836's but after I ordered 30 more showed up instantly so I…Continue
in this test I check a new software management of coaxial propellers.
It seems that everything works well, no micro-oscillation
I started a forum to keep some of my tangential discussions from taking up the space here.
FAA regulations - current and in process
Recreational autonomous systems
After some months of development this is the first flight of ArduPilot32 platform.
For this flight I using Arducopter 32 NG firmware. This is my porting of original code to Arm 7 Cortex A3 platform. With this micro will be available more power , more…Continue
When we started to make DIY Drones ArduCopter frames and parts we could not foresee the surprisingly strong market demand that existed for this product and the very positive response of the DIY community. Almost from the beginning, we have had a difficult time keeping up with the ever-larger orders…Continue
Fly by wire, Loiter, Autonomous Landing, Panic Mode
Doesn't appear to be open source..seems to have some familiar components though,
Pictures and Article:…
A Brigham Young student team is working on their second solar-powered UAV. The first one, shown here, didn't have enough power to climb, but now they have better solar cells.
Here are the detail: