Hiking Sweeney Ridge on Thanksgiving morning was a perfect time for testing out my newly completed quadcopter.
This spot in the mountains, 1200 feet over SFO and the Pacific ocean, seemed like a perfect place to test out my newly completed quadcopter and my newly acquired piloting…Continue
I'm really looking forward to the Drone Olympics, which will be held on Dec 1st at Groupon's offices in San Francisco. I'll be one of the judges.
Here's the description of the event:
Drone Olympics is a …
This is an android application that converts your mobile into a GPS tracker for your RC. But you mobile into your plane, and let it fly, it will generate for you a KML file with flying path details. You can download it from here.…
We've got some new cool discounts on Multicopters, starting today through the end of the year!
We're delighted to announce the new APM 2.5+, which is the same APM 2.5 board you know and love but surrounded by lots of new goodness! Now, for a new lower price of $179, it comes with all this, right out of the…Continue
It is possible to explore and use the APM hardware without having to adopt the ArduPilot or ArduCopter code.
The DIYd open source community has provided a full set of examples which enable us to easily see how each hardware element works.
These examples will be found on the "File" menu in the Arduino IDE, or in the "Micro Explorer" in…Continue
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I like the sound of this, from the Kickstarter project we covered earlier: "The development team has promised to release the source code for the Linux/Mac/PC software and mobile apps, all protocols, and available hardware schematics under open-source licenses."
After arriving in Texas, I've talked to several land owners who complain about feral hogs damaging their property. I had a solution that would incorporate thermal imaging with a sUAS platform to track hog movement and patterns during the day and at night. While doing research I came across this little baby,…Continue
The WI-FI enabled device has a 6.2 inch (854×480), touchscreen display which can be controlled via touch, stylus, or joystick. It seems like there's some cool hacking potential…Continue
Hey again all, just a quick one. Just come back from a very quick aerial shoot for a local real estate firm, we covered 10 different properties from the air with our SteadiDrone H6X, such a pleasure working with it, fast and effective.
On the SteadiDrone H6X we're running the T-Motor 4008 and a…Continue
We've got some awesome new products coming out on Friday, along with great discounts as part of our annual DIY Drones store Black Friday Sale. It will start at midnight EST on Thurs (9:00 PM PST) and go through the weekend.…Continue
Just thought I would share my Arducopter mode setup on my new Futaba T8J, as this can be a bit of a headache for newcomers. The new T8J radio is my new favorite transmitter. It offers a lot of features that was only offered on the 8FG, but at a fraction of the price. It doesn't utilize FASST, rather S-FHSS. With the…Continue
Just wanted to say thanks to the developers bringing this product out. I love it.
Today I felt lucky and went to the field for my second ever flight with ardupilot wired to a custom made fixed wing platform for some testing. Since the first flight I connected the pitot and the Xbee at 2.4 GHz for telemetry.
I was feeling that lucky that decided to try the auto take off, On my previous only flight I only tried manual, circle mode and RTL which seemed to work…Continue
Jesse developed a project very interresting based on arduino and touch screen, GPS and many other options.Continue
Our ArduStation MEGA boards arrived today and I am truly excited to see how they work. Now starts small assembly job for them and then we can start doing testing for those.
Big thanks for Colin for his original ASM work, it's great to see…Continue
This sounds very cool. Basically you set up a network of these transmitters in a space, such as a sports field, and multiple multicopters can triangulate off them. Better accuracy than GPS and works indoors and outside. Found by…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on November 20, 2012 at 5:56am — No Comments
The DC Area Drone User Group had a successful fly-in at Willowmere Park on Sunday, November 18. Both fixed wing and rotary wing drones were flown with mounted Go Pros. We always welcome new community members so check out…Continue