For RC/UAV uses, a balsa core laminated with carbon fiber makes an ultra light construction panel with very high stiffness. While you can buy ready made panels (usually expensive), this video shows how easily you can make it yourself with no special tools.
This video does not pretend to show the best way of doing these panels. It is…
We have reached the long-awaited episode in our autopilot precision series in which we finally test Pixhawk. All drones are tested by flying them on a simple photogrammetry route created in UgCS mission planning software. In this video Pixhawk was mounted on 3DR IRIS platform, the same…
Should drone owners be able to fly their drones wherever and however they want to? This is the question increasingly asked by the consumer drone community as drone giant DJI tightens flying restrictions on its customers.
This was the…Continue
Getting down to target weight has been challenging.
This version is lighter, stronger, and stiffer than its predecessors. Only airtime and hard landings will show if its good enough.
I'm printing in PLA with 60% infill, 0.2mm layers and slow print speeds which seems to give the strongest parts.
I'll post photos when its…Continue
Added by Bob Morley on June 21, 2017 at 11:14am — No Comments
I recently wrote a little post designed to help those coming from a drone background pass the Fundamentals of Surveying exam, which I believe is an essential step to actually getting value out of drone data. Let me know what you think. Agree?…Continue
I noticed that Digikey is now selling Honeywell's newest aerospace-grade IMUs, which cost $1,328 each (note that's just for the IMU; it's not…Continue
This time an Aeromapper Talon flew a mission autonomously to a target located 30km away from the operators, while maintaining at all times a strong communications and control link. This demonstrates the great potential for Beyond Visual Line of Sight operations for applications such as power line…Continue
Just a comparison video for the benefit of anyone curious.
on a side note, it is strange that DJI has decided to make you connect to the controller via wifi (and has decided to use a stunted mavic controller), i found that you could connect via cable to the dji application via USB because my wifi…Continue
Flight controllers tend to be aimed at different types of flying style: Cinema Flying, Sport Flying and Autonomous Flying. At the same time, there is a massive number of flight controller brands in the market, so it's hard to know which is best. Today I will give some perspective on that.
Pixhawk PX4 :Integrating…Continue
It was well known that Edison was going to be discontinued this year, but Joule, which was just released, is a surprise. This is bad news for any autopilot board that uses Edison, such as Pixhawk 2.1, which will now have to move to another companion computer. (I'd suggest Raspberry Pi). From …Continue
Here's an antenna with high quality but low price ($5/piece), universal usage for all FPV equipment, like fpv googles, fpv transmitters and receivers, fpv monitors, quadcopters, multicopters, drones, etc
Small size: 4mm x 1mm x 88mm (Max diameter x Min diameter x Height)
Connector: 1 x SMA Male, 1 x RP-SMA Male
Genuine 5DBi enable better transmission
5.8 GHz suit for transmitter and…Continue
Is it flattering that NASA uses a 3DR Y6 to teach "crash management" techniques? I'm going with yes! Register here.
ASA’s Langley Research Center is offering a free informational webinar on its autonomous…
Added by Chris Anderson on June 16, 2017 at 3:33pm — No Comments
Sky-Drones announces release of the next generation flight controller - SmartAP 3.2 Pro, the system became even more integrated, powerful and provides extensive set of features. It has 3x-redundant temperature-stabilized IMU, integrated OSD telemetry with…Continue
I built a custom testing rig out of some plywood sticks and these kind of elastic cords:…Continue
Added by JeanLeFlambeur on June 14, 2017 at 1:28am — No Comments
WeRobotics is an international NGO dedicated to scaling the positive impact of social good projects through the localization and responsible use of appropriate robotics solutions such as UAVs/drones. We work in multiple…Continue
Here are some tips to help you consider the main parameters for choosing a lipo battery for your drone.
Normally, more capacity is mean more power and more energy. In fact As the battery gets larger, the increase in flight time becomes ineffective, because of the weight of battery. You should have to think about the weight when consider the capcity, Should not be absorbed in choosing bigger capacity battery…Continue
Most drones would be lost without GPS. Not this one.
A drone developed by NVIDIA researchers navigates even the most far-flung,…
Unboxing / Disassembly / Review of the CUAV V3 autopilot.
We take a look at one of the latest generation autopilot running the Ardupilot software. How is its build quality and functionality ?How does it compare to a Pixhawk autopilot ?
Added by Hugues on June 11, 2017 at 9:21am — No Comments
This kind of 2-motor vertical take-off plane was a PhD thesis 2 years ago, a TED talk 1 year ago & now it's a $150 toy. From…Continue
From the Dronecode release post:
We’re very excited to announce the release of PX4 v1.6, the…
Added by Chris Anderson on June 7, 2017 at 12:52pm — No Comments