From Ars Technica:
[On the Antarctic ice], an ever-present danger is posed by crevasses: rents in the ice sheet up to 60 meters deep and 9 meters across—big…
This project will debut this weekend at the Engadget Expand show in San Francisco, which I'll be speaking at. From…Continue
First, the problem is how to define a drone? You may think a drone is unmanned aerial vehicle. But how about an model plane with a camera…Continue
This week I was busy making a propeller hub for the Radian pro propeller blades and welded the motor mount to the aluminum spine that is going to run down the center of the Multiplex easy Star . The Radian pro motor is a tractor motor. So rather than turn it around and mount it on the Easy Star and run it…
Here they all are, i'll be building the pan/tilt pretty soon here once i get some servos.…
From The Verge:
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have created a bird-like claw that can be attached to an…
Week end. Friday.
Primus fuse remove from building slip.
Looking small, but still have over 2 meters. :)…Continue
At the Advanced Concepts Team of the European Space Agency, we have just released an iPhone game called "Astro Drone". People who possess a Parrot AR drone can play the game, in…Continue
BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (WCCO) – Charles Eide and Mike Danielson have been flying radio controlled aircraft since they little kids…Continue
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Being slightly annoyed by recent posts that just show off but don't share information and trying to find an optimal long-endurance setup myself at the moment, I decided to create a multicopter setup list in my…Continue
There were 2 million page views this month (we get over 70,000 page views a day). It took us just 21 days to get this latest 1,000 members--we're averaging about one…Continue
This Is what happens when my little brother forgets the #1 rule: Stay Behind Me! So, to avoid hitting him I had to crash off to the side. At least I got a cool Video =)
125 min (02:05:07) ultra-long flight (#2)
now on one battery pack :)
sorry, closed hardware setup
Full details here: …Continue
Sparkfun has posted rules, walkthrough video, registration for the 2013 AVC.
Both air and ground competitions should be really interesting. The ground course is slightly shorter than previous years, and features fixed, known locations for barrels, the bonus…Continue
This application is being developed to provide another avenue for the control of micro-uav systems. The application incorporates a LRS radio and the ability to read MAVLINK generated feeds. A host of other features are being incorporated and more details/videos will be provided.
sUAS News Group and the Silicon Valley Chapter of AUVSI, et al are putting on the first of its kind International Small Unmanned System Business Exposition in San Francisco on July 25-26, 2013. What this represents is a leap forward for the rest of the unmanned systems community. Attendees will…Continue
The tilt rotor technology demonstrator is completely electric powered; designed to hover like a helicopter and convert to a fixed wing aircraft in forward flight thanks to its two integrated rotors which can be tilted through more than 90 degrees. The demonstrator performed its first unmanned tethered flight…Continue