Please comment and send feedback below. A few months ago, I posted here asking if you would be interested in a dynamometer. I received quite a lot of comments. My colleague and I had the idea of a dynamometer for brushless motor after working over one month…Continue
Just a quick update on the research platform. I launched it on its final shakedown cruise into the ocean off the Central California Coast. Once out in the ocean, it completed a 30 mile circuit (15 miles straight out to sea, 15 miles back).
One reason for the final test is the addition of AIS for…Continue
Many here may not follow the behind the scenes work of the dev team, but here's one glimpse of a cool new feature for data geeks in APM:Copter 3.3. As you may know, the APM flight code uses an Extended Kalman Filter (EKF), which is a sophisticated way (based on Baysian statistics) to…Continue
Hello diydrones community :)
For those who are interested: Part 1.
It has been 3 weeks now since I published…Continue
By Chris Perkins
If for some reason you think the lack of drone regulation in the U.S. isn't a problem, read this.
My Partner and I have retrofitted a 3DR's IRIS with a designed cradle for the lifter. It has worked fine with the Pixhawk Controller, 8 Channel PPM Encoder, and 8 Channel Tx/Rx. Here is a link to the lifter-
Currently, it engages the…Continue
As a by-product of a research I’m working on right now, I’m showing this videos of me controlling a multirotor from a computer. Its done in different multirotor platforms, two flight controllers, Pixhawk and MultiWii.
So, the basic idea is to send data to the companion computer and then the companion computer will use it to several purposes.…Continue
We would like to share with you our company "droning" (www.droning.es) devoted to create and operate professional UAVs.
Our team has been around diydrones for some years now and we all share our passion…Continue
It's an PRO-X1 Customized!
PRO-X1 is an OpenhHardware drone designed, developed and manufactured by Drone.bo.
This one has a Multiwii mod. performed software to this…Continue
Added by hiroshi takey on August 23, 2015 at 2:29pm — No Comments
Almost a year ago we had the chance to present one of the most magical uses of drones at SEAC 2014 Materiality of the sky. Combining Photogrammetry from small UAS, Surveying, Sky-Celestial body Simulators and Archaeoastronomy we managed to calculate the exact age and day that an ancient temple was…Continue
Added by James on August 23, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments
Antenna: Harxon HX-CSX601A
Receiver: SkyTraq GPS/BD RTK receiver
Max Speed: 81.2Km/hr
Blue point: single solution
Yellow point: float solution
Green point: fixed solution
RTK is well known for land survey and automated precision farming applications,…Continue
The rapid rise of amateur-piloted drones has created somewhat of a regulatory nightmare. Countless reports of pilots spotting drones…
Added by Chris Anderson on August 22, 2015 at 4:24pm — No Comments
Added by Roberto Navoni on August 22, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments
These are my lasts experiments in body interaction with drones.
The quadcopter flies without battery, connected directly to a power supply.
All strings that hold the drone pass by its center of gravity for keep it balanced.
The drone is a multiwii-based flone controlled by gyro/accel of the smartphone with the…Continue
The Orange County Register has just published a slide show of 50 aerial shots taken over Orange County, California from an unspecified quadcopter. While they are beautiful and very nicely done, quite a few are counter to FAA guidelines. Some are just downright boneheaded (Flying over freeways? Really??).
There are a number of…Continue
I'm investigating the UI of many GCS to propose some improvements and I'd like to here the opinion from people who really use this kind of interface. I've started a discussion about that and now I'd like to gather more details.
So, if you can help me,…Continue
By Stephen Mann
What an outrageous proposal. How dare you propose drone hobbyists be licensed before they start flying?
This is the only way to save the hobby of personal drone flight. It’s the only way to protect the hobby from overreaching, confusing, conflicting…Continue
I just wanted to share with you all the news that our video stabilization software is now live and ready for download!
We set out a few years ago to transform the very time-consuming and difficult stabilization technique that I was developing into an automated piece of software. To say it's been a lot of work would be a huge understatement. But…
We’re happy to announce the release of the latest and greatest update of the Solo app, for both iOS and Android—release 1.1.0. While this update isn’t necessary for Solo to work, it is necessary for the Solo Gimbal to work. And don’t forget: In order to unlock full access to your GoPro through the…Continue