If you are planning a commercial UAS operation down under new proposed guidelines are on the table for simple RPAS flight.
Away from built up areas, within VLOS below 400' and outside of CAS. Much the sort of thing that might come into place in the USA eventually.
Its the first qualification in the civil sector that I know of that is so well defined. Fifteen units to pass.…Continue
Hi Everyone. Above is an intro video to the minimosd. It still needs a tiny bit of tailoring but I figured I would send it out to the community for review. A video series like this could be beneficial for our community to grow in the future. Open to adding on a distributor logo for some help supporting my own hobby/builds.
Of course the video…Continue
The er9x transmitter now will display MavLink data on the LCD.
Gerard Valade a DIYdrones member wrote the software and myself who was the principal debugger.
Works at 19200 and 38400 baud. Still have a problem with 57600 baud. Some kind of timing issue yet.
Here is a pic of the arduplane 2.30 MavLink display on the er9x.
There is an Xbee inside the er9x to…Continue
It has been a crazy week! Thanks so much for all the help testing and great data. Ironed out a lot of bugs and added some new…Continue
here is the last project I'm working on. I'm trying to build myself my own RC transmitter with my android phone (geeksphone zero) as configurator.
I first try to get a working ppm out of my custom IOIO board, but it was not working very well :…Continue
I like the quadcopter robot cameras in this vision of a TED talk in 2023, by Prometheus director Ridley…Continue
Man I love this thing! Super rock steady and fun to fly. I moved the GoPro to an underside mount facing forward so not to get the props in the shot.
The soldering of PDB was not very difficult thanks to the detailed manual. However, I feel that soldering the Female Dean’s Receptacle first might be convenient as the narrow gauge wires won't came in the path of soldering gun. Though this is not a big issue.…Continue
This week I got a great start on building the Raptor - a 48 inch wingspan flying wing. I learned an enormous amount of information:
1.) 3M 90 Spray foam Melts XPS Foam...
2.) Loctite Foam Board Adhesive Is a great foam, give it plenty of time (24 hours+) to dry/cure
3.) When cutting out flying wings with a hot wire cutter, both sides of the wing (if using a two template method) need to communicate very well
4.) A 12v car…Continue
Some of you may know the history of this site, which began with a project I did back in 2007 with my kids to try to get a Lego Mindstorms robotics kit to fly a plane (it worked). That was part of a series of science/tech projects…Continue
I have released the second version of my 3D printable quadcopter the PL2Q Hugin, the first one was the PL1Q Vampire. There is a lot of improvements on this new version, also more focused at FPV and areal video..
You can download it from here:…Continue
Added by Jeff Scholl on March 16, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
we're members of the Ars Electronica Futurelab in Linz / Austria, trying to create a fantastic drone-event September 1st this year.
It's happening during the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, with about…Continue
Well I just recieved my FPV 168 from HK.com. The only damage I was able to spot from shipping was the tip of a horizontal stab. Here are my plans for the build.
I want to have a pan and tilt camera hanging on the underside of the fuselage. I bought the pan and tilt system from ServoCity. I got 2 continues rotation servos. My second payload will be a 12 mega pixel still camera to take pictures of the ground for mapping.
The telemetry is using a 2.4 GHz…Continue
Some who have followed my blog posts will know that I have been working on my HDwing design series for a return-to-launch glider concept using ArduPilot Mega. Everything I have revealed so far has been based on relatively conventional flying wing ideas. Till now...
This forward-swept flying wing concept was inspired by the work of Justin Ammon (EdgeRC / birdofprey) that I spotted on…Continue
Greetings fellow modelers,
I thought I might share some of my experiences with a home built quad frame (X) and an APM2 brain.
Early in December 2011 I was shopping at Cool Components thinking of goodies for xmas and…Continue
Added by Saurabh Ladha on March 15, 2012 at 2:47am — No Comments
My First shipment arrived. However my Ardupilot Mega 2.0 Board is still in pre-order and seems it will take some time to arrive. With I am taking a vacation starting April seems the full time work will start only…
On the other hand, he had an Internet connection. A Nintendo Wii. A radio-controlled toy helicopter his mother had given him to help kill…