In this episode we take our custom-built prototype quadcopter down the strip, meet some interesting - and less interesting - people and generally have a great time. Here's the video:
For those of you unaware, there is an airport right next to the strip. There is also a lot of RF emissions. This is why we played it safe and did not fly the Zephyrs down the…Continue
In between aircraft I built this rover. It is a Traxxas Slash frame with a piece of 1/8" aircraft plywood on top for an electronics platform. The plywood measures 16.5" x 6.5". It was super easy to build. In the next few days I will finish configuring the electronics, update and confirgure the software and test it out. …Continue
Tacocopter never made it off the ground. We've created UberTaco to pick up where they left off. We are delivering food to those in need all over the country. Proof above!
Looks like the folks at HobbyKing has fully embraced the Multicopter revolution. To that end, they've created a contest for 2012, the goal of which is to lift our favourite beverages, BEER! They don't say whether the beer cans need to be full or empty. I think the goal is to lift as much weight as possible. So there may be the obvious incentive of lifting many…Continue
DIY Drones and Chris Anderson in the news yet again. You're getting around, Chris! Well done.
Just thought I would share the latest flight testing video of the Martin Jetpack. It is now actually showing a useful level of performance.
The question here is, are those beautiful models really useful for FPV or being our Drones? I would be afraid of breaking such a beautiful thing... and the 2360mm wing…Continue
ArkToolbox is a toolbox for ScicosLab/ XCos (similar to Matlab simulink, but free). ArkToolbox is useful for drone control design, simulation, and testing and is compatible with FlightGear, MAVLink (QGroundControl/ArduPilotMega), and the JSBSim Trimming GUI software. This creates a completely open source toolchain for developing aircraft models, finding…Continue
I was working on getting the SITL simulation up and running this weekend, and was able to modify MAVProxy.py to support real-time…Continue
I'm not sure if anyone has come across this, but I've been reading through the training and it is very informative.
Since most of us have the Mission Planner software that can HIL interface with X-Plane, this can be a very good tool for amateur UAV pilots to learn the basics of flying and aircraft…Continue
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These brave birds are weapons of war. Well, not these actual birds… they’re just models used for this photograph courtesy of a taxidermist. But their living relatives were …
I have my hands on this UAV model. The model just need the winglets before it's flyable.
A very sad story,
Well done to Gene Robinson (a member here) and the team from RP Search Services. A heartbreaking task.…Continue
eric_hcr80 writes: "Mount a 4th-gen iPod onto your RC airplane, provided the bottom of the fuselage is cylindrical". Easily modifiable for an iPhone, too. Design file, ready for printing on your Makerbot or other 3D printer, is …Continue
I'm experimenting with SITL, for the purpose of routing MAVLink and prototyping IP Telemetry. Anyhow, after reading the documentation here...:…Continue
My kids love the Syma S107 toy helicopters, which cost just $20 and are amazingly stable. The big breakthrough for this generation of toy helicopters was the introduction of…Continue
Two AP reporters interviewed me and Mark (and Chris ) last Wednesday about out RC / FPV / Drone hobby. The article was published by AP today and was picked up by many news outlets.
All planes and copters are APM or APM2…Continue
Ferreting around sUAS News for something else I am working on I stumbled on this video, 2009 no less! How things have changed. Hope folks don't mind me posting it here…Continue
That my list of 9x radio mods, Keeping it DIY, and under $200 :)
First one is 'er9x' firmware super easy:Continue