I've just added this page of tips on choosing radio frequencies to the manual. Corrections/suggestions?
Some tips on picking wireless frequencies
Wireless can be…
This video was just posted by EndOfDays, a well known figure in the photo/video multicopter scene.
And for the record, let me just say that some people have WAY to much free time. :)
More cool stuff from MIT's AeroAstro lab.
Congrats to Gary Mortimer, whose sUASNews site broke this story:
The long arm of the law has finally caught up with the operators of the Columbia Packing Company.
Added by Chris Anderson on December 28, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments
For their "Problemsolving and design" project, 2nd year engineeringstudents of the Katholic university of Leuven (Belgium) designed and built multicopters out of the departments waste materials stream. The electronics were given and the focus of the project was on frame materials and design. Therefore they only got a limited budget of 20€ for the…Continue
Added by u4eake on December 28, 2012 at 7:04am — No Comments
Good news for those who wanted the APM 2.5+ with side pins (best for multicopters): they're now available fully assembled in the enclosure, with the usual GPS and Power Module (shown). No more connector soldering…Continue
OK, so I've got something of a dilemma... I want to upgrade my APM board as I'm still using APM1 with the analogue sensors, but I don't know if I should go with the AMP2.5 or with the PX4?
I was going to buy a new APM2.5 but I can't seem to find any that haven't already been pre-assembled or have been…Continue
I thought I could share this little video from Las Galeras, Dominican Republic. I had to reinvent a landing gear after a crash, and found a pretty good temporary fix using 4 flexitubes and cable ties, works like…Continue
Added by cirilo on December 27, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments
Too many type of frames is KK or MWC. So if you want mount APM2 in these frames. It's a trouble things.
Try this small board ^_^…
Found a neat little plastic box at "The Container Store" for 99 cents. Fits the UBlox LEA 6H in width and height perfectly. May need to stuff a foam spacer on the length wise side. Just tried it in the backyard and the GPS got a fix in about 30 seconds - the plastic cover is not adversely affecting the…Continue
New machines are arriving to jDrones office.
What is it, we will se in following weeks. But as a hint there are some details that we can share now for it:
- It's 3.000 Kg heavy
- It's 2.7m tall, 1 meter wide and 2.8 meters long
SECOM is Japanese home & business security services provider.
They are introducing Quad UAV to support their business.
The security UAV is based on Ascending Technologies GmbH by ASCII.jp.
SECOM will provide this UAV as rental…Continue
Nothing particularly new in the argument (drones will require new privacy regulations), but it's notable that the New York Times has recognized that domestic drones are going to be a big new industry. Op-ed here. This is the way it starts:
The Dawning of Domestic Drones
Hi! I just want to inform you that there is a very good progress in the german forum here:
NPR just posted a good story (web and radio) on our efforts to demilitarize drones. There are some photos of the 3DR team at work, too. Here how it starts.
SAN DIEGO — When you…