Another successful flight to over 100,000 feet with the same APM2 and 3DR radios on board. This picture is the balloon exploding at over 100,000 feet. Total flight was 101 mins this time. The APRS tracker failed this flight but the package was recovered in a 1/2 hr by a citizen…Continue
Full Build video and detail photos now available. Thanks for all the feedback so far!…Continue
Edward Burtynsky, who is famous for his huge landscape and mega-engineering photography, uses drones for aerial photography. From an…Continue
Congrats to our friends at OpenROV, who hit their Kickstarter target in the first day! You can get the complete kit for $775. Right now it's just teleoperated, but…Continue
Hizook, one of my favorite blogs, has a great rant on one of my favorite peeves: UAV videos that show performance only possible with crazy expensive motion…Continue
We proudly announce switzerlands first full range webshop for ardupilot ware, j-drones copter and videopiloting equipment.
Take a look. There are some APM 2.0 left in stock!
Okay, okay. I know what you are thinking... Didn't you learn anything from the last episode? We did, but this one totally surprised us. We were just going up for a few minutes to test the new antennas and a new field when we lost the plane.
So, what happened?
Not totally sure why the APM seemed to struggle to find it's way, and we may never know as we still didn't have the DF card working (it's showing an error, and we've tried…Continue
It's been a while since I've posted an update on the progress of the AutoQuad flight controller. The event that we've all been waiting for has arrived with ST Micro's announcement and subsequent release of their STM32F4 product line. As expected, the micro-controller is pin for pin compatible with…Continue
Check this out, from YouTube:
Heli stuff starts at…Continue
Hey, I found something interesting.
The big robotic eagle.
What you think about install ArduPilot on his Orithopter?
check this link on…Continue
jDrones News: jD-MediaTEK Backup Battery Tray
Few weeks ago we introduced our new and improved…Continue
Codebender, a cloud-based IDE for Arduino is coming soon. If you like the look of it, you can back it on Indigogo (28 days left). I backed it at the $150 level, which gets you and Ethernet Arduino, with a…Continue
There is quite a bit of development going on right now, but I thought I'd share what I'm working on. I'm using Flash to implement a simulator and test Arducopter code. What's on my site at …Continue
As part of a friendly bet with Trappy on facebook, Andreas built and flew one of his signature wooden quads in under an hour. A more detailed build video is being edited, but here's a timelapse of the process.
Military drones rely heavily on GPS for navigation guidance while in the air. But in areas where a signal can't be found, or where someone is using a GPS…
Hackaday found a paper that describes a GPS spoofing technique that may be similar to that used by Iran to bring down a US drone. From…Continue