HefnyCopter Firmware works in KKv2.1 as in the demo
can switch between X-Mode & Plus-Mode.
there is also HefnyCopter2 that works on KK2 it has more new features:
I made up these hi tech shock absorber legs for my grandsons quad we are building. Considering the hours I often spend to find a better design for making copter legs that don't disintegrate on every hard landing, It took me about 10 min to stop laughing from the simplicity of the brilliance of this light bulb…Continue
T-Rex 450 Test flight -- Loiter / Guided / RTL and Alt Hold
APM 2.0 firmware 2.7.3
MediaTek MT3329 and barometer
After replacing the hidden Torque Tube Bearing in my T-Rex 450 the shifts in attitude are gone.
Everything changed to the…Continue
We sent out an email today to all our distributors, if you did not receive it please contact email@example.com . We are trying to make sure we have all of you in our distributor mailing…Continue
Hi, I just watched this video, and it seems to me a good ground base for those who want to start with multicopters and don't know what's the best platform.
I seem to be removing my props often, and I worry that my hand holding the motor while I torque the collett on or off is not strong enough and I certainly don't want to use a steel tool like a Channel Lock. So, I use a small plumbers strap wrench, pictured below.
This one is overkill because it is made for, well,…Continue
Foam Tail Pusher
Range check is always a god idea, especially when using an new rx!
Do not think there will be any more flight test this week due to bad whether, plans are to scale up the frame to host APM.
My Hitec minima range…
Here's a source of 3mm standoffs, like the ones under my GPS module. They are available at any computer store that sells PC parts. Fry's and Microcenter come to mind.…Continue
I accidentally discovered a perfectly fitting cover for my APM stack:
Yup - a cold-cuts box.
I am using a set of thumbscrews to hold my stack to the hexacopter frame , and the cold cuts plastic box fits over the thumbscrews perfectly. The cover doesn't budge in a hard landing or while…Continue
New video from ETH Zurich’s Flying Machine Arena, you can read more on Robohub:Continue
We've covered this before, but Hackaday has a good update on the latest ground-based power techniques:…
The Google Earth blog reports:
Green doesn't mean that this version is lower power consumition, it is the board color in that series of clones of our ArduPilot …
Most of the pro multicopter set-ups have feedback from the ESCs so the controller knows the status of the motors. This is useful for all kinds of reason including:
1. debugging the causes of crashes - the controller could log when a motor has stopped running.
2. allows faster and better reaction to a motor failure perhaps saving you from a crash at least for…Continue
For the month my father-in-law and I have been working on a Power Wheels conversion to RC+Rover+Drive by wire. I have an 18 month old son and we wanted to build something he could enjoy before he can physically control the vehicle by himself. So far we have been focusing on the mechanical+drivetrain aspects of the build, but last night I finally got it to a point…Continue
Here is a fresh news from Italy, a drone startup called ItalDron, located in Ravenna (Italy), helped police forces to unveil a undercovered marijuana farm near the town. It's the same company which provided AP coverage during last May' central Italy earthquake. Now It's going viral through social networks and blogs!
here's some news coverage:…Continue
As part of a plan of action to launch a non profit club, the Amateur Autonomous Vehicles Association (AAVA), I am putting together a short (20-30 minute) lecture on what is going on in the amateur autonomous vehicles world to be given at the…Continue
Here is a solution to having a cover for your APM 2.5 board:
Can be found at any convienence store that sells icee, slurpee, slushie, etc. - 22oz cup lid - velcro 4 spots,…Continue