This is something NASA has been working on for years (I saw the Blackhawk hovering autonomously at NASA Ames in 2008), but it's good to see it actually out in the field.
From Singularity Hub:
We do not always know exactly what everyone is 3D printing with Shapeways,…
Here some backstage details of last episode of "60 minutes", a popular tv show focused on the most relevant news around the world. This episode focuses on the biggest ship accident of modern era, the Costa Concordia sinking.
Starting from 1:40 of the embedded video you can see the italian made drone "Scrabble" which filmed aerial footage for CBS!…Continue
Around 10 days ago I started a debate on wing Aerofoil choices to improve flight range rather than endurance. A number of folk joined in with ideas and suggestions, and the choice was eventually made - The Selig S7075 at 9% thickness.
Many Aerofoils were simulated and the S7075 choice seemed a good one, so I proceeded to make a prototype set of wings to begin some trials.
The 'original' wing is a Clark Z Aerofoil, 316mm Chord and 1.8meter span. Fitted to our…Continue
I have/had many flight controls, Hoverfly Pro, MK, YS-X6, NAZA, Autoquad and APM. I test these a lot, on small quads and big octos, and I have to say that arducopter is getting better and better and I'm all for open source plataforms like Autoquad and Ardupilot. The speed of these…Continue
We designed a dock and made a prototype by carving out all the components from glass-fabric board and putting them together.
the concept is like this
the prototype is showed as below…Continue
2 Switches 1 TX channel
6 Flight Modes
You don’t need to sacrifice 1 RX channel to mix 6 Flight Modes out of two switches.
Just mix Aux2 to itself in…Continue
The GoPro Hero 3 is the newest series of the popular GoPro hero Camera which has already gained wide popularity for use in RC planes, helicopters and multicopters.
It is an amazing little camera with incredible video and photo capabilities and the WiFi up and down link and remote provide an excellent…Continue
Sean Headrick of aerotestra.com brought over the latest revision of his thin-shell Hugo quad. He claimed it was fine to fly in the rain, which was convenient because it was raining like crazy! I took some photos and videos of this interesting unit. He gave me a body, which I'll assemble…Continue
Received my new GoPro 3 Black editions on Friday and spent most of the weekend playing with all the settings and learning the new menus. The iPhone App is awesome. You basically can change and view all the available settings of your camera through your iPhone or iPad without touching the camera.
Unfortunately in my rush to get outside for a few…Continue
As is customary and traditional, we celebrate every new 1,000 members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 32,000!
There were well over 1.5 million page views this month, which is a new record (we get over 50,000 page views a day). It took us just 29 days to get this latest 1,000…Continue
New product at Hobbyking, which looks like a stripped-down autopilot (just four waypoints, and no GCS) for $159. Fixed-wing only. Does anyone have any experience with…Continue
New video from my multiwii equipped hexacopter:
I have used Virtualdub with deshaker v3.0 on it, works a treat!
Chasing RIB boats with my FPV quadcopter.
I was sitting in the yellow boat. Pretty scary, flying over waves while holding the transmitter.
NTM 1200kv 250w
5000mah 3s lipo
Turnigy Plush 18 amp ESC
9x4.7 slow fly props
GoPro HD hero
1.2Ghz 600mw video transmitter
Dragon link for…
I have tested strongly APM2.0 2.8.1 with my hexa.
On the left is the plan. On the right the realization.
Couple of "circles" around few waypoints + one bigger loss of direction. Looking forward on ways how to make it even more…Continue
This week we used one of our Drones (this time skyjib6 since its smaller than our cinestar8) to film a mining company here in Brazil, This company is the fourth largest zinc producer in the world. One of the things they wanted us to film was the Murici Deposit. In the 60s a lot of rejected material (after zinc processing) was placed…Continue
Added by Antonius Kasbergen on December 15, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
I have posted the second video in the series as the first is REALLY basic stuff!
The great thing is that they have a virtual Arduino uno which you can experiment with to start understanding the code.
The virtual Arduino uno application can be downloaded from…Continue
BUG=(Butterfly Unmanned Glider)
Please Leave Comments and Suggestions for other DIY Modifications
This is part 3 of my DIY Modification Project to my F-117 I hope you enjoy!
Blog Part 2:…Continue
Added by Joshua Johnson on December 14, 2012 at 2:09pm — No Comments
Ever wonder how fish can find their way around so easily in murky water? Well, most of them use something called their lateral line – a row of hair cells down either side of their body that detect…