Added by Graham Dyer on August 20, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments
Hold your fire! it did not fly over them. ;-)
This weekend we had the XVI International half marathon of Rio with a beautifull day, gorgeous location and 20.000 runners. As I am not into running, I thought it would be a great opportunity to experiment the potential of covering a big event from the privileged birds eye view of a multicopter…Continue
We started having problems keeping all the wires we were using for our ground station organized and safe, so we designed and built a power management module using car accessory electronics and other home and model parts. It took over three weeks to go through the process, but we're hoping it will reduce the chances of damage and speed up the set up time when we fly each…Continue
I took the quad out the a nearby park for a more extensive flight.
All went very well, got 10+ minutes of great video. The quad was carrying a 5000mAh battery and my Contour video camera. I still am having difficulty identifying the orientation of the quad when it's quite a ways off, you can tell in the video where I am trying to establish which way…Continue
Here is a video i've made with MultiWii 2.1 and my Hexa (Flyduspider) to demonstrate how works Gimbal command.
I have the minimum conf with Arduino Pro Mini and a PPM Sum card to save two output need for Gimbal command, and one for Cam Trigger.
In the code you can chose between 50 Hz 160 Hz and 300 Hz for the servo command, in the video…Continue
Don't know a place to go this summer? Try Alvor in Portugal :) ....
enjoy the video!
If you're like me and crash a lot (I'm a terrible pilot), bent motor shafts are a weekly curse. There's no good way to straighten them, so I have to replace the entire motor. That's expensive, and requires a lot of soldering of wires and remounting motors. So good news: now you can just replace the bent part, leaving…Continue
MIT’s Robust Robotics Group is showing off the work they’ve done with a 2M wingspan drone, culminating in a death-defying flight through a parking garage.
The drone is self-contained. It does depend on starting out with a map of its environment, using this in conjunction with a laser rangefinder and inertial sensors to plot its route and adjust as…Continue
Just awesome state estimation, using particle filter and kalman filter. To bad the laser scanner is $5000
Hi folks, the first Montreal Mini Maker Faire is almost here! http://www.makerfairemontreal.ca/
Check out the maker section, lots of interesting things will be there on top of the Canada Drones boot.
I have confirmation form…Continue
I've been wanting to check wind handling capability with my old quadcopter which I use for testing purposes. The problem is that it's been very calm for wind speeds here for the past month. But today was a great opportunity. I checked the weather this morning it said 16mph with gusts up to 24mph. So I grabbed the quad, radio and anemometer and headed out to a…Continue
Greetings - I have been following this site for some time and I believe that it is time for me to stick my toe in the water. I am an electrical engineer in my day job and I design the commercial, industrial, and military equivalent of ESC's for various applications. I have designed the schematics, pbc's, and written the…Continue
Here a video of an autonomous flight with a Maxi Swift flying wing fully piloted by the firmware ArduPlaneNG v2.x R5 with an All In One Pro (AIOP) full IMU board.This is a porting of the ArduPlane v2 (v2.4+v2.5) firmware and special addons and improvements for the AIOP board that I have added.
The wind was 15 km/h gusting 22 km/h. The flight…
The test hop was short due to having spit balled the throttle and pitch curves to come out with a head speed of ~1300rpm and a motor speed of ~1-,500rpm