Video: Passenger plane…
I've been working on a custom circuit board I am calling the "mavboard" which will be a board that will distribute telemetry connections to various other devices, and allow you to select which port gets the telemetry Rx pin, since only one thing can talk *TO* the APM telemetry port. All other mav ports can sniff…Continue
(We removed the Chat Feature until we can integrate it onto the site without causing Page Loading time delays and any user errors! I'm going to work with Ning tomorrow afternoon on trying to fix the chat so that it doesn't affect any of our users. If that doesn't work we can either wait 1-3 Months until Ning 3.0 is available to us or…Continue
Our neighbor, Swerve Co, keeps some of their workers in cages.
Got the bits back from my waterjet guy on Thursday and should have test vids done later this week. It balances easily and is built for an NEX5 with the 18-55 kit lens.
The VertiBOT is a self balancing robot project taken on for the purpose of exploring how the sensors work in conjunction with some PID algorithms.
VertiBOT is an inverted pendulum platform that remains balanced by…Continue
Really wanted to capture that sunset over the estuary. With no warning the engines stopped and it fell out of the air on the second flight out. Really should have had that GoPro in its waterproof case - at least the memory card worked. Spent about 30 min in that knee deep stinking mud.
A few lessons learned ...
By Clay Dillow, contributor…Continue
The APM 2.5 on my 600 sized heli is mounted in a nice box together with the RX as you can see at the picture below.
The holes where the wiring comes out are plugged with some foam to prevent air turbulence reaching the barometer. The box hangs on 4 ear plugs for vibration isolation, so in a…Continue
My work in progress: Traxxas Stampede Brushless PX4 APMrover
Now you see it!…Continue
It seems the most of the bugs have been worked out, so I'm taking droneshare out of beta. If you'd like to give it a shot it is now a standard feature of Andropilot, just pick a username and password in settings.
For instance, in the table…Continue
Updating the PPM encoder firmware on APM1 with an Arduino Mega 2560
In order to perform this firmware update there are two programmer options given on the…Continue
Added by Kenneth Young on May 12, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Now it is time for the SNL side of DIY Drones. Sometimes when you think that you have the biggest UAV on the block, you get surprised:-)
Passenger plane flies 800 kilometers without a pilot
Added by elad o on May 12, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
After an accident with the octo, i've got 2 motors shaft broken. Since there isn't a replacement shaft, i bought one of the following shaft and use it with the DT750. The steps for DT700, DT900 and DT1000 are similar:
Ф4.0x67.0mm Motor Shaft for A3548 Series Motor…
The last post I show you pictures of my 3D printed quad. It took me more than thought to test it in flight. The climate and labor, plotted.
Test flight was successful. It flew solid, pretty stable, less noisy than my other models (May…Continue
So what does a cat toy and a PCB have to do with UAVs?
Very easy: One of my dogs had taken my cat's pole toy and left little but the handle stick. I was wondering what to do with that now. At that time, my MF450 frame was on my desk waiting to be completed and I shortly before read about external LED indicators. I also mounted my APM on top of the frame and was worried about…Continue
So the Google maps 'My places' feature is a great way to share locations where UAV hobbyists can fly their vehicles. Just have someone in your local club create a new 'my place' and then plop down a few markers with descriptions. Once they have created the place, they…Continue