This new OSD was listed on the Hobbyking website today. The HobbyKing G-OSD unit is a quick and easy way to add GPS on screen information to your FPV system. With GPS Coordinates, airspeed, voltmeter and many more display functions this OSD unit will make a great addition to any FPV setup at a fraction of the cost of other GPS OSD systems currently…Continue
After being stuck dead in the water for 6 wks waiting for a new Tx.... Today was the day to do some real testing. The weather was almost perfect, little gusty but not to bad. I did some rough PID tuning inlast night, and soldered the 3 Gyro pads. It still…Continue
Iv been playing with this Idea for awhile and I finally got it working over the weekend, for the pro coders and APM developers this might seem very simple but I find it usefull specially at the airfield since its hard to see inside the airframe sometimes,
as you can see in the video I have added two leds to the expantion port and…Continue
How to Chat on DIY-Drones.
1.) Click on " My Page"
2.) look @ Bottom right corner of the screen. Kinda works like FaceBook Chat.
Every day I find fellow DIY-Droners that have no clue that there is live " Chat " they can use to help others or get help from…Continue
Well the software is not advancing at the speed I want. However we're having great success with Multiwii.
I've dropped the price to reflect the lack of software.
Over the past couple of weeks I have been busy reworking my original APM Mission Planner. Together with my partner/designer Samantha Nelson we have focused on improving the APM Planner’s interface, ideally resulting in a more intuitive user experience.
Below are a couple screenshots of the new…Continue
I've setup my helicopter (Trex 600 with self written autopilot ) so I could position it via RC then tell it to freeze in place.
Today I had fun with that out at the Friends of Amateur rocketry site.
Its been a long 20 hour day and I'm tired. I have to catch a plane in the morning so I won't get a chance to do this later.
I'm uploading the view from the helicopter.It should…Continue
The project officialy start after my first 8 months with DIY DRONES.…Continue
I completed the airframe of my Modular Test Platform this week. It's core function is to allow me to test, repair, and replace each section individually, cutting down on prototyping cost and time.
The airplane itself is made from Bluecor aka Fan Fold Foam, and is supported by poplar wooden dowels. These serve two purposes: support the airframe by adding rigidity, and allow for each section to be removed and added as needed.
A major concern with sUAS is what does the FAA consider "Commercial Use".
Here is a comment from a law firm:
" The FAA has consistently defined commercial operation in terms of whether the…Continue
This week, some of the 3D Robotics engineers and I visited Scaled Composites in Mojave, about an hour and half east of Los Angeles, to demo ArduCopter, get a tour of the facilities and talk about the DIY Drones community-driven innovation model with the…Continue
This video is the result of my last test :
In the test i'm using :n my development i'm using :
Multipliot 32 : http://www.virtualrobotix.com/page/multipilot32-1
Following Chris' post about the dronecell, here is a first use i've made with it.
I combined a GPS, which is being read by a PIC controller, every X seconds, then every 5 readouts it will send the last 5 readings over SMS text message to my cellphone.
The idea is to…Continue
If you have an ArduCopter or are using APM for a fixed wing aircraft, please join the relevant user group, which you can find in the column on the right of this page. Anyone can…Continue
Here's a new board for people who want longer range than Xbee can provide. You just treat it as a regular serial port, just like an Xbee, and with the right code it can communicate with anything from a website to a phone. There's no APM code for it yet, but sample code is provided so you can find your own…Continue