From WBOC16 News: "
U.S. Navy drone crashed early Monday afternoon in a marshy area on Maryland's Eastern Shore, military officials said. There were no reported injuries on the ground and no damage to property.
The Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Demonstrator…Continue
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EXPLORER is the development of MAJA for a bigger UAV with more payload and shorter runway. The…
Was on a mates farm over the weekend and thought we'd try out rounding up some sheep with the quadcopter. Seemed to work! although we still had one smart dog with us!
Hi all! In this video the first test of my new heavy CamLifter OktoKopter.
- CamLifter Heavy OktoKopter - Carbon frame and landing gear by Klaus Peters (kopter4u.eu)
- Battery holder by Alessandro Parisi (AleBS)
- AltiGator A3536-LE Motors
- APC-E 13x6.5 Props
- HobbyKing 30A ESC (F30A) reflashed with "SimonK Firmware"
- AfroI2C converter
- Mikrokopter flight board
- 3DR Radio 900 MHz…
I finally got to fly my quad (my first time ever!)
It's scratch built from angle aluminum and running MultiWii on an Arduino Mega. I'm controlling it via PC joystick over Wifi (soon to be controlled by iPhone too) thanks to my…Continue
Finally my x550 and APM2 quadcopter is complete! And I have successfully flown!.
Right now I seem to have a bit of yaw problem, as well as a trim/balance issue. Since the frame is not quite flat it can be hard to tell exactly what should be level, and when I yaw in a different direction, it seems to always return to original. I think I need to…Continue
In the flight 31 of my VAnTri, I have had some problems that I didn't find yet in my system.
Fortunatly my cat is inspecting the damage, in order to find an explanation for the crash.
Here I post some photos of his work. If you need his services, contact me!…Continue
As most of you may or may not know, I've been a big proponent of using PPM Sum (aka CPPM) with the Ardupilot since I first figured out how to make it work. The simplicity of just running a single wire from the Rx to the APM is very attractive. It eliminates 7 possible failure modes (losing the wire connecting…Continue
If you don’t like to power down your Heli at every battery change, and losing your GPS fix... there is a solution.
Just install a parallel second battery connecter (can be a much smaller one), prepare an old battery with the matching connector and a Diode in the + wire as a backup battery.
(To charge the backup battery you have connect the charger behind the diode)…Continue
I'm the captain for Team Awesome, the UAS team from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Arizona Campus. We're headed to the Small UAS competition in Pax River, MD in five days, and we're using an ArduPilot 2.0 equipped airplane. This will be our first year at the competition. We're using…Continue
Success! The APM flew the Shrike through it's navigation test perfectly. In addition, we flew it during a VERY windy day (over 20 mph) and stabilize also performed flawlessly.
Awesome platform guys!
We're adding FPV next and will start doing additional flights & testing starting next week.
See you Saturday,
-Trent & Nick
Good news: HobbyKing is now the official commercial sponsor of the DIY Drones Multicopter Rodeo next Sunday in Boulder, CO after the Sparkfun AVC! They'll be providing prizes, including the…Continue
Not necessarily practical (or quiet), but definitely unique. Found …Continue
Marcy 2 finally does the 1st step in flight: stabilized rotation on the ground, using the onboard camera & blob detection. Making the RPM slow enough for maximum efficiency makes it too unstable to take off without active control.
It took only 1 week for the super simple ESC…Continue
A lot of people wanted to know what these proximity passes they see in our videos look like unedited, from top to bottom. So we went through the archives and dug up some we haven't shown yet, and made a quick video. Hope you like it:
My Distributor tell's me that the Easy Star II is in there system ready for some back orders.