Currently operating my first UAV, a DJI 450 with standard equipment (motors, Esc, NAZA, GPS). I'm using a 9 channel JR receiver , EZOSD, 5000 MAH 45C battery pack, Sony 650 line camera with a pitch axis adjustment that I fabricated that allows me to adjust from the ground, immersion 500 MW 5.8 GHZ transmitter, GoPro 3 Black, LED light system with controller. CF extended legs.
Ground equiment includes Fat Shark goggles with immersion 5.8GHZ receiver module, and a immersion 5.8 GHZ UNO…Continue
Just another in the long list of interesting civilian applications. Described here:
After more than a year of developing and adapting equipment that would allow us to explore the missing dimension, it is time to…
Just got this from pozible.
A concept that seems pretty cool and you can buy one now. Awesome.
A few profs from MIT’s Lincoln Lab are giving those poor MIT undergrads something to do over winter break: they’re teaching a three-week course on building a…
Here we have a Hexacopter with a Hexpod for landing gear - allowing omnidirectional ground and air based movement. I…Continue
The CanberraUAV team spent last Sunday playing with our new Hero 3 camera.
This is our X8 flying wing (piloted by Tridge) running through it's paces at CMAC:
This is something NASA has been working on for years (I saw the Blackhawk hovering autonomously at NASA Ames in 2008), but it's good to see it actually out in the field.
From Singularity Hub:
We do not always know exactly what everyone is 3D printing with Shapeways,…
Here some backstage details of last episode of "60 minutes", a popular tv show focused on the most relevant news around the world. This episode focuses on the biggest ship accident of modern era, the Costa Concordia sinking.
Starting from 1:40 of the embedded video you can see the italian made drone "Scrabble" which filmed aerial footage for CBS!…Continue
Around 10 days ago I started a debate on wing Aerofoil choices to improve flight range rather than endurance. A number of folk joined in with ideas and suggestions, and the choice was eventually made - The Selig S7075 at 9% thickness.
Many Aerofoils were simulated and the S7075 choice seemed a good one, so I proceeded to make a prototype set of wings to begin some trials.
The 'original' wing is a Clark Z Aerofoil, 316mm Chord and 1.8meter span. Fitted to our…Continue
I have/had many flight controls, Hoverfly Pro, MK, YS-X6, NAZA, Autoquad and APM. I test these a lot, on small quads and big octos, and I have to say that arducopter is getting better and better and I'm all for open source plataforms like Autoquad and Ardupilot. The speed of these…Continue
We designed a dock and made a prototype by carving out all the components from glass-fabric board and putting them together.
the concept is like this
the prototype is showed as below…Continue
2 Switches 1 TX channel
6 Flight Modes
You don’t need to sacrifice 1 RX channel to mix 6 Flight Modes out of two switches.
Just mix Aux2 to itself in…Continue
The GoPro Hero 3 is the newest series of the popular GoPro hero Camera which has already gained wide popularity for use in RC planes, helicopters and multicopters.
It is an amazing little camera with incredible video and photo capabilities and the WiFi up and down link and remote provide an excellent…Continue
Sean Headrick of aerotestra.com brought over the latest revision of his thin-shell Hugo quad. He claimed it was fine to fly in the rain, which was convenient because it was raining like crazy! I took some photos and videos of this interesting unit. He gave me a body, which I'll assemble…Continue
Received my new GoPro 3 Black editions on Friday and spent most of the weekend playing with all the settings and learning the new menus. The iPhone App is awesome. You basically can change and view all the available settings of your camera through your iPhone or iPad without touching the camera.
Unfortunately in my rush to get outside for a few…Continue
As is customary and traditional, we celebrate every new 1,000 members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 32,000!
There were well over 1.5 million page views this month, which is a new record (we get over 50,000 page views a day). It took us just 29 days to get this latest 1,000…Continue
New product at Hobbyking, which looks like a stripped-down autopilot (just four waypoints, and no GCS) for $159. Fixed-wing only. Does anyone have any experience with…Continue