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Configuring Turnigy 9x with arducopter


There had been two blogs regarding configuration of Turnigy 9x with APM but i…


Added by Majid Khan on January 4, 2013 at 3:00pm — 52 Comments

3D Robotics
Plotting cellphone tower strength in Google Earth

This used a car, not a drone, but it's a nice example of datalogging and data merging. With a drone you wouldn't be limited to plotting cell sites along roads. 

From the Google Earth…


Added by Chris Anderson on January 4, 2013 at 9:10am — 5 Comments

FPV Multirotor Racing :)

Hey Guys, This is a little off topic but it's awesome fun!

I have created a website dedicated to this new sport! (If you can call it that)  :)

To give you an idea of what it's all about I have attached some videos from our first race…


Added by Scott James on January 4, 2013 at 12:00am — 15 Comments

Autonomous (Camera & IMU based) localization for a Parrot AR.DRONE Quadrotor

In this video the application of a Visual-Inertial (Camera & IMU) localization algorithm on a Parrot AR.DRONE quadrotor, for enabling real-time GPS-denied autonomous navigation, is presented.

A sensor package for data logging, consisting of a Beaglebone computer, an…


Added by Dimitrios G. Kottas on January 3, 2013 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments

Techpods coming to Australia

 I am happy to announce I have secured a distributor in Australia. please contact for ordering info. They should have a proper store front up next week at

never heard of the Techpod? Read more about it @ …


Added by wayne garris on January 3, 2013 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

3D Robotics
Primsense launching "pencil-sized" Kinect-like 3D sensor at CES

If you've been wanting to put 3D sensing on your copter but were put off by the size/power or computational requirements of a Kinect, perhaps the Capri is what you've been waiting for. No pictures available until it's launched next week at CES (the above video just gives a hint of use cases in consumer electronics).

From …


Added by Chris Anderson on January 3, 2013 at 9:11am — 4 Comments

BluTracker Long-Range Bluetooth Tracker on IndieGoGo

Blutracker is an ultra small Bluetooth GPS locator. It has a range of over half a Mile, the battery lasts for over 2 months in between charges, it has a full GPS engine and motion detector. There are absolutely no service fees!

Most pets that are…


Added by John Moore on January 3, 2013 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Save your soul with ground control! The Pinery Project Geo-spatial Accuracy Update

January 2, 2013

In November 2012 we described the results from an UAV survey (courtesy of Falcon-UAV) conducted over the Pinery Country Club where an area of > 1 square mile was mapped at 6.7 cm resolution. We had access to a…


Added by JP on January 3, 2013 at 5:24am — 1 Comment

Italian Enthusiasm - Above the Clouds Drone


I want share with the community my last goal achieved with an old Multiplex Easycub , APM2, Arduplane 2.6.8, 3DR telemtry 900 mhz, Airspeed sensor and a still not working Attopilot 90A.

A great flight above the clouds after some unsuccessfull flights ( i have lost an easystar with gopro and APM2 still dont know why)

I still have to tune the Nav…


Added by Marco on January 3, 2013 at 3:30am — 44 Comments

MyGeekShow's 2013 Mission - Long Range Endurance Flight

2013 is going to be an awesome year for the show, and the APM is going to be a critical component to it's success. I'll be building and proving airframes, electronics, avionics, mobile ground stations and processes that will allow me take an airplane further, faster and longer than ever before; across the united States of America.

2013, here we…


Added by Trent at MyGeekShow on January 2, 2013 at 5:18pm — 2 Comments

DIY 3RD quad carrycase out of wood and an old mattress

Hi all,

Just thought I'd post pics of my quad case. It took a while to build but the cost to build it was practically zero. I utilized an old beds plywood and the foam from its mattress.

I have been using it now for about 4 months and I really like it. It's just big enough to securely fit:

  • the quad…

Added by Jon von Weymarn on January 2, 2013 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

As-small-as-possible "follow-me"-box, "ArduBeacon"

ardubeacon basic Introduction

In the last 3 months I have done a bit of thinking about an as-simple-as-possible and as-small-as-possible "follow-me"-box. The design goal is to have something so small that it can be e.g. attached to clothing by velcro and so simple that it's just switch on and go. After some googling, I stumbled upon the Arduino Fio which seems ideal for this kind of thing. I am primarily maintaining…


Added by Stefan Gofferje on January 2, 2013 at 9:30am — 16 Comments

Happy New Year to all !!!

Hello, Bonjour,

A "drône" (or U.A.V.) is visiting Marseille to get some equipments.

He first have to find a lighting system in order to navigate in the night.

Then, he will meet a photograph on the beach who will install him a camera.

Finally you will discover the real mission of the UAV.

Un drône est en visite à Marseille…


Added by Jean-Philippe Hell on January 2, 2013 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Adventures in tablet flying


Added by Jack Crossfire on January 1, 2013 at 7:50pm — 8 Comments

T-Rex 600E Pro setup

Finally I got my T-Rex 600 in the air.

Equipped with: APM 2.5  - Radio 915 Mhz

GPS uBlox - Sonar-EZ0  -  AttoPilot

RC:  Spectrum DX8



Added by Manfred Dickgiesser on January 1, 2013 at 7:00pm — 18 Comments

UAV Portable Base Station

I found that a conventional laptop computer is fragile for use in the field and decided to create my own ruggedized PC that would be suitable for use in the field and the workshop. Having upgraded my desktop, I have a spare socket AM3 motherboard. The motherboard has an integral video adapter, so will not require a bulky graphics card. To power the PC, I will use a 12 volt ATX power supply. A 19" Samsung LED LCD will be used. The screen comes with a 14.2V mains power…


Added by Leo Hogg on January 1, 2013 at 3:30pm — 11 Comments

Stronger landing gear

After tearing through countless quantities of landing legs on my drone I decided to make my own, somewhat stronger than the original legs.  Through years of modifying cars I have learnt (the hard way!!) that when you make something stronger, there's always something else in the chain that will fail.  So with…


Added by Jesse on January 1, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

FPV Compilation 2012

Added by kitegruppe on December 31, 2012 at 9:05pm — 3 Comments

Easy disconnect motor power

One handed plug removal, simple labeling in case the copter ends up on the ground and I'm not the first one there.…


Added by Joshua Ott on December 31, 2012 at 4:30pm — 16 Comments

What did you do at eve of New Year 2013...??

Happy New Year 2013 from jDrones to all and everyone. 

See you guys/gals next year ( i mean this ).

Jani / jDrones

Added by Jani Hirvinen on December 31, 2012 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

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