I finally rebuilt my ATG-700-AL Hexacopter, and got around to moving my QAV500 over to the Graupner receiver. Now that both platforms were functional, I decided to get stuck in to 2.9 and hott-for-ardupilot. …Continue
Friday... This week progress. Only photos, any comments.…Continue
I started to document some flights wth HUGO this week . Here is some footage of "loiter" and "stabilise" flight modes.Also took some decibal readings from approx. 10' to 1.5'. The dB level never exceeded 95 dB. This is not a scientific test. I hope to show a comparison with open frame as a control and get some proper testing procedures in place.
I have been using a single axis gimbal for FPV ,…Continue
An sUAS News podcast exclusive, with Gus from IsisCopter. They have petitioned the FAA for an exemption.
Docket No.: FAA–2012–0897
Petitioner: IsisCopter, LLC
Section of 14 CFR Affected: 14 CFR
21.191 and 91.319
Description of Relief Sought: IsisCopter seeks relief to operate small unmanned aircraft systems within
visual line of…
Paparazzi designed the Quadshot’s airframe to be lightweight, yet durable. It consists of a one-meter (39 inch) wing, four pylons with…Continue
The MeCam is a $49 quadrotor without a remote control--It can either be controlled via voice commands, or you can put it in "follow me"…Continue
I prefer to use bullet connectors between motor and ESC. Lot's of folks use solder on these joints for a very good reason. One loose connection on a multirotor motor circuit can spell disaster. In addition to the possibility of a loose connection, it is often the case that the heat shrink insulation can leave a small…Continue
For fellow wire haters out there, here's a way that I figured out for attaching a 6 channel Hobby King receiver directly to the APM 2.5 without those pesky wires and connectors. The complete assembly of the APM 2.5 and the receiver is now only 18 grams and the clutter of wires goes away. I've flight tested this setup with…Continue
I had fun designing acrylic arches to build a protection cage (and GPS holder on top) in the style of the classical arducopter frame. The base frame is a 3DR quad revision C.
I added also a bottom plate beneath the battery space to attach cameras and gimbal.…Continue
A video of a rescue system for quad from Kopterworx
There is 4 size of parachute 2.5m2 to 15m2 http://www.kopterworx.com/Rescue/View-all-products
There has been recently news about uses of PX4 (APM/ACM port and James Gopperts post on state estimation control), its time to recap the platform state and to give an overview of the current roadmap. There are a few important hardware highlights:
PX4 as a platform tries to provide more robustness (on the hardware level), more flexibility and…Continue
Thought sUAS News ought to catch up with this hangout thing. I will have to talk to Duran again as I did'nt do a very good job. He explains his frames and has people looking busy.
If I am very honest I don't understand Google + yet. I have several people lined up to talk to and in the future would love to have folks join…Continue
This is a 15-minute short film about Zuzana’s journey across parts of Madagascar with a drone, shining a spotlight on environmental and livelihood issues on the red island.
It is a fascinating and personal behind-the-scenes look at the challenges of conducting drone missions in the tropics. Zuzana had never operated a drone nor even flown a remote controlled plane before.
Zuzana is an ecologist…Continue
Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT Missy Cummings dropped a line to DIY drones on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart tonight, not necessarily the most direct mention but she said "you can go to Do It Yourself Drones dot com and build your own..."…Continue
On the day the world ends (12-21-2012)
I got my box in from Udrones yesterday, haven't started setting it up or adding options yet, but I have begun familiarizing myself somewhat with how to proceed and found the online manual here. It is very comforting to know there is a very good source of help and documentation…Continue
Hi VirtualRobotix! We met you at Modena Makers, it was a very interesting experience, we had the opportunity to see your amazing technology!
We present you Axemblo, the new open source construction system for professional DIY Robotics. Axemblo system is based on Aluminum, a lightweight,…Continue
I have an ideal opportunity this weekend to get some good video at the coast. I have been wanting to do this for months but the winds are almost always 15-20 MPH or more.
This weekend they were light and the sun was spectacular. I used my DJI FW450 with the GoPro Black edition, and used a Sony camera as my flying cam and my fat shark glass's using 5.8 GHZ…Continue
Stoked that after six months in the drawer, my APM 2.0 flew again. I mounted it on an HK 666 quad frame and loaded the Arducopter 2.8.1 code. It flew just fine with stock…Continue
Added by Gent Armedo on January 23, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments
It all started when CBS12 News operations manager Carl Pugliese launched a drone…