Bruce from RC Model Reviews has some very interesting points on this topic and he mentions something about him developing something for FPV models to detect full scale aircraft.
If you fly any type of RC model airplane then you ought to be concerned that various politicians around the world are seeking to have "drones" banned. These…Continue
Take a look at asena21.pl
Valentine Heart with dedication has been crafted on the sky using autonomous UAV.
Well beyond visual range, below frost point, in dense fog. Somehow it worked, over wast swamps near Wrocław, Poland (pronounciation: WrocLove).
The webpage looks like a quick mash-up but it's there. 4x3km, at 300m AGL.
A movie will come a few days later.…Continue
You are probably familiar with optical flow sensors which provide extremely precise measurement of ground speed (and therefore position) for quadcopters and computer mice. The PX4FLOW is the most-recent example but there are many…Continue
Searching Youtube I found this video. I wonder how many Arducopters are still in parts?
For a day, a sandy-haired Virginian named Jeremy Novara was the hero of the nascent domestic drone industry.
Novara went to the microphone at a ballroom in a Ritz-Carlton outside Washington, D.C. on Wednesday and did something many in his business want to do: tenaciously challenge the drone regulators at the Federal Aviation Administration to loosen…Continue
Added by Stephen Carlson on February 13, 2013 at 5:43pm — No Comments
"Researchers at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have developed a new system which improves the ability of a GPS to determine a vehicle's position as compared to that of conventional GPS devices by up to 90 percent, and which can be installed in any vehicle at a very low cost.
The system, which…Continue
I just received a note from Lee Felsenstein that he will be speaking today as detailed below. (note: Pacific time). For those not familar, Lee was a member of the Homebrew Computer Club and designer of the Osborne I and many other ground-breaking products.
It should be an interesting talk.
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Hi All, This forum has been so helpful so I thought I would give back and contribute...
I was trying to understand how a previous poster on this forum actually did the 6 Position 2 Pole Rotary Switch Mod with LED Feedback. No where is there a write up on the HOW-TO for the LEDs but…
I got permission from my customer to share this story.
The quad is a DJI Phantom, RTF in 10 minutes when you get your box delivered to you. yes no kidding, it's that simple.
Of course this kind of product brings a lot of new beginner customers (as well as…Continue
Photos only...More about progress in build later.…Continue
A federal appeals court is about to review a case with broad implications for abstract technology patents.
Someone sent me the link of this of the APM rebranding.
Roboticst/artist Natalie Jeremijenko spoke at Google's "Solve for X" conference on using technology to solve big world problems, in this case "drones for good". I'm not sure she came up with anything particularily new, but thought it was worth sharing here all the same.
I was wondering how long it'd be before someone did this... The early stage involves minimal lift capability, but eventually 1000kg -- goods and people.
The MatterNet on…Continue
SWR is one of those things that most people don't need to worry about. However, when you start building your own antennas or need to get every mw of power out of your existing antennas, you might need to check/tune your SWR.
L. Meier about Open Hardware phenomenon:
"It's base technology like science, it just basis for many things "
A bit rough and chaotic, but very interesting presentation and opinions from a well-known developers of OpenHW UAV/UAS solutions.
First haltime dedicated to…Continue
Added by F1P on February 12, 2013 at 4:53am — No Comments
I have my Turnigy 9x Radio flashed with Open9X and it is configured to be able to select 6 different Flight Modes as instructed in this post
It was requested recently "Can you can display the selected Flight…Continue