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OpenFPV Update 2 - Roadmap for 2015, Oculus Rift Support, 5GHz

I have worked hard in my sparse time to improve OpenFPV. I got a lot of mails from interested people around the world and can't wait to share the latest results with you. Your support is amazing, and my goal is to bring this project alive as soon as I can. Special thanks for all who donated a few bucks to the Project, every dollar helps me a lot.



A quick overview from the last…

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Added by Tilman Griesel on December 7, 2014 at 11:13am — 31 Comments

APM response to catastrophic air frame/wing failure?

All -- what do you believe is an appropriate response of APM (ArduPlane) to a complete air frame failure?

Over Thanksgiving break, I test flew an Experimental Airlines AXON build (in a remote, rural area). The plane was flying fine with default settings, and I flew from FBWA to RTL to Auto. During the Auto mission the main spar (an oak dowel) failed and the wings collapsed at around 300' AGL. The plane, as you might expect, took a nosedive to the…

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Added by Eric Compas on December 6, 2014 at 4:13pm — 27 Comments


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New Design for the new Virtualrobotix Products . The next gen Electronics need good design :)

Dear Friends, 

this is the first render of new Virtualrobotix enclosure design. Do you like it ? Suggestions about new design are welcome :)…

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Added by Roberto Navoni on December 6, 2014 at 1:56pm — 10 Comments

Skua. First mod

So I decided to get rid of the fairing. I need more space for gimbal (cameras,radio) and a custom propeller.

It was necessary to strengthen the frame. I used aluminum and rivets. Now she is strong enough and weighs less than before - 275g.…

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Added by Kirill Mityugin on December 6, 2014 at 12:42pm — No Comments


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NASA's Ikhana captured the stunning video of Orion's splashdown

From the Washington Post:

Countless people tuned in to watch America’s next manned spacecraft return to Earth — live, in…

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Added by Chris Anderson on December 6, 2014 at 11:48am — 5 Comments

Skua arrived

Just received X-UAV Skua, 

and found differences in the characteristics from x-uav.cn site:

Guide…

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Added by Kirill Mityugin on December 6, 2014 at 12:53am — 8 Comments

USA Trip - Day 5 - The End





The final crashes that led the end of the USA trip. We gave it our best shot, but in the end, had to end the trip to ensure the safety of those around us.

Follow the trip and learn more on: http://mygeekshow.com/usatrip/

Thank you to Applied Aeronautics for supporting today's video:…

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Added by Trent at MyGeekShow on December 5, 2014 at 9:17pm — 14 Comments

This holiday season, the number one gift under the tree is going to be a multirotor: large and small, for children young and old. This is a sure sign that our passion for this technology is going mai…

This holiday season, the number one gift under the tree is going to be a multirotor: large and small, for children young and old. This is a sure sign that our passion for this technology is going mainstream. In the long term, this is great news: the more people who have first-hand…

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Added by Lucidity on December 5, 2014 at 4:27pm — 4 Comments

The Extended Kalman Filter: An Interactive Tutorial

In working with autopilot systems like OpenPilot and Pixhawk I have frequently come across references to something called an Extended Kalman Filter (EKF). Googling this term led me to several different…

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Added by Simon D. Levy on December 5, 2014 at 3:11pm — 30 Comments

USA Trip - Day 4 - The Longest Day





Today we covered the most ground during the USA trip, over 300km (186mi)! We encountered and overcame so many challenges. These problems started to wear down our confidence and reduce our spare supplies.

Follow the trip and learn more on: http://mygeekshow.com/usatrip/

Thank you to Spotifly for supporting…

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Added by Trent at MyGeekShow on December 4, 2014 at 10:13pm — 7 Comments

The Twelve Drones of Christmas

On the First day of Christmas my true love sent to me...

1. Quadcopter Q4 Nano

Probably the smallest you can buy ready to fly with flight times around 5 mins. Has 3 flight sensitivity settings: low, medium and high for doing aerial and side flips.…

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Added by FlightBots.com on December 4, 2014 at 1:00pm — 11 Comments

POSTING VIDEO: 3DR Iris Plus FPV Quadcopter Unboxing, Setup and Flight Testing

As regular viewers will recall, we met up with Joseph Aletky from 3D Robotics at the FlySafe training event held earlier this year in Las Vegas, and he gave us a sneak peek at the company's new Iris Plus quadcopter.…

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Added by Lucidity on December 4, 2014 at 9:39am — 2 Comments

6 GHz frequency modulated radar

http://hforsten.com/6-ghz-frequency-modulated-radar.html

Introduction

I've for some time now wanted to do more RF design. Although I have taken some RF design courses, I haven't actually made a single RF design before. But you can't learn without doing and inspired by the …

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Added by Scott Penrose on December 4, 2014 at 6:20am — 5 Comments

Carbon Flyer: The Ultimate Crash Proof Video Drone

While browsing the web I just found this campaign on Indiegogo:…

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Added by Andreas on December 4, 2014 at 1:54am — 7 Comments

USA Trip - Day 3 - First Flight!





Today we successfully conducted our first USA trip flight! We overcame many challenges and experienced new ones that held us up for the day.

Follow the trip and learn more on: http://mygeekshow.com/usatrip/

Thank you to Event38 for supporting today's video:…

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Added by Trent at MyGeekShow on December 3, 2014 at 7:42pm — 8 Comments

New materials to build moulded planes

Hello ensemble,

It is sometime now I'm developing planes, mostly gliders, to suit my personal taste.

Out of curiosity I started to use some new materials to learn something new.

As a first attempt I did build two fuselages for a plank, called Trisel.

Those are respectively prototypes #5 and #6.

The first fuselage is done in Flax fabric (Eco_Trisel), two 220g/m² layers and a third one on the nose.

The result is a very…

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Added by Riccardo Kuebler on December 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

My book : Rodolphe Jobard, les drones, la nouvelle révolution, ed. Eyrolles, 180 p, Sept 2014

Dear all,

It is to cold to fly now, so why don't you rest and enjoy a book about your favorite hobby? My recently released book : les drones, la nouvelle révolution, is the first book about civilian drones, in French.

It starts with an history of drones from 1918 to now. Then it moves to the different designs and explains the principle of flight applied to drones. The art of remote piloting is revealed, so are the main civilian uses. Air law and regulation is…

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Added by Rodolphe Jobard on December 3, 2014 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

UAV/Drone Pilots in Philippines: Responding to Typhoon Hagupit?

From: The Humanitarian UAV Network (UAViators)

To: UAV/Drone pilots in the Philippines…

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Added by Patrick Meier on December 3, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Gopro 6m JIB with brushless Gimbal Wifi controlled on INDIEGOGO

Hi,

On INDIEGOGO is a brushless gimbal for a Gopro 

which is controlled with a smartphone

Can also be montiet on a Multikopter !…

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Added by Peter Koppendorfer on December 3, 2014 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

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