Greetings - I have been following this site for some time and I believe that it is time for me to stick my toe in the water. I am an electrical engineer in my day job and I design the commercial, industrial, and military equivalent of ESC's for various applications. I have designed the schematics, pbc's, and written the…Continue
Here a video of an autonomous flight with a Maxi Swift flying wing fully piloted by the firmware ArduPlaneNG v2.x R5 with an All In One Pro (AIOP) full IMU board.This is a porting of the ArduPlane v2 (v2.4+v2.5) firmware and special addons and improvements for the AIOP board that I have added.
The wind was 15 km/h gusting 22 km/h. The flight…
The test hop was short due to having spit balled the throttle and pitch curves to come out with a head speed of ~1300rpm and a motor speed of ~1-,500rpm
Added by Chris Anderson on August 14, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
After seeing the many many posts on LiPoly's and answering similar…Continue
Its been some time since I gave any public updates to you people (contributors have got weeklies) on the status of the FreePilot project. Now as the project nears completion, I am posting photos and the current status for you people to comment on , advise, criticize , etc. I have run into some issues, most of which have been solved, but still need…Continue
A group of South Korean scientists has developed a new material for a secondary or rechargeable battery that can…
Added by Gamani on August 14, 2012 at 1:30am — No Comments
The communication Research Center of Canada maintains a website where we can predict the coverage of our emitter (RX, video, telemetry, ....) in Canada (it may work for the rest of the world but I didn't test it).
you need to create a login/password, it's free then fill the characteristics of your emitter…Continue
Hello. This is a follow up to our "9x DIY Upgrade Kit" install video. It covers everything you need to successfully update the firmware on your 9x radio following the hardware install covered in first video. In addition, this video also shows you how to install sample models and calibrate your radio.
The video is divided into sections…
Added by Thomas Gregg on August 13, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
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Hey DIY Droners,
There's a dearth of videos from DIY Droners as I've observe. I'm just wondering how come we don't put out much videos of our machines equipped with APM 2.0s/1.4 1280 & 2560 machines on Youtube and/ or Vimeo and some other video hosting sites.
When you search APM 2.0 at YT, the result at the top is the video of the APM 2.0 equipped Multiplex Fun Cub…Continue
I was pilfering through ebay for some good deals on camera gimbals and I stumbled upon a store called gadgetinfinite. They are selling several 3DR clones on their site. I also noticed another one called game-jmt that is selling 3DR radios. It seems there is an endless cycle of clones coming from China with no end in site.…Continue
I got a chance to make a larger map with the E382 a few weeks ago and I ran it through Agisoft Photoscan for the postprocessing.
Camera: SX230 HS with CHDK
Mapping Time: 30 minutes
Flight Time: 33-34 minutes
Images used: 341
Yesterday a few of the UK Ardupilot group (Malcolm, Dean & I) arrived at a flight field ready to take a look at and test the DJI Innovations WKH on a traditional Heli, this was installed on a Spectra petrol Heli, it was sent out to hold its position in GPS ATTI mode, we filmed the Spectra to show how it got on! Dean had his OctoCopter there so we…Continue
Testing out some FPV equipment on the bench isn't as exciting as it should be. With some limited time this past weekend we mounted (re: threw together a rats nest of wires and rubber bands) everything on a mobile test bed - a 1/8 Scale MadStorm NP Truggy.
Added by Boston UAV on August 12, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Testing my fully charged HaiYin 5000mAh 4S 30-40c battery. Almost 17 minutes of mostly Loiter mode flying and a bit of manual flying towards the end.