STA3X UAV Flight Control System is integrated with four major functions - Automatic Control, Data Acquisition, Control Law Design and Semi-Physical…Continue
Yes, APM is the first autopilot in history to support every kind of flying machine out there! (We already covered lighter-than-air with Blimpduino). Thanks to the great work of team…Continue
Finally our new MC-385 arrived! We are lucky to have Manncorp just a few miles away, they have been very supportive with us. Thanks Manncorp!
This little machine is similar to the Sparkfun one (MC-384) but ours has dual head! This is…
From a piece in today's New York Times on the push for more and better military microdrones:
There are some 4,800 Ravens in operation in the Army, although plenty get lost. One…
I'm starting to see tri-copters becoming more and more popular, so I'm asking the DIYDrones community if there is any interest in making a tri-copter frame that has interchangeable parts with the quad-copter frame.
I've put together a rough draft of a 2D laser cut sketch of a possible…Continue
The results are in, and we have some great reports from the AUVSI student competition. A Paparazzi-powered UAV came in first, and APM made its best showing ever, with APM-powered UAVs in 7th, 15th and 16th place.
So the Logitec C510 has fixed exposure. Search through the kernel for
V4L2_CID_EXPOSURE_AUTO. Unfortunately, there's no way to…
This model is big! 2500mm is impressive by any standard, yet the model is very practical, for instance the highly efficient balsa wing is removable for transportation. This model is highly unusual being both a scale model and a purpose built FPV/Camera platform. The Reaper UAV is a development of the Predator and represents the latest in cutting edge military technology, it is also…Continue
An amateur/educational group called Quest For Stars plans to lift a glider to the edge of space with a balloon to film the last Space Shuttle launch. In future flights, the glider will be then released and navigate home, broadcasting FPV video the whole way.…Continue
Another day, another spectacular upgrade of the APM Mission Planner by Michael Oborne. Today's cool new features in v1.09 includes datalogging, so you can record your missions from the ground and replay them for analysis afterwards. No need…Continue
I'm building my own inertial navigation system --- one that isn't super complex, doesn't involve fancy filters, yet will provide plenty of accuracy. It's all about purposeful building... designing and building for what it WILL do, not what it MIGHT or could possibly be able to do.
The DIY Drones telemetry kit, which proved more popular than we were ready for and quickly went out of stock when we released it back in April, is now…Continue
It’s been awhile since my last build log post, but I’ve covered a large milestone. See my previous posts:
EasyCAP Model DC60 (DE# 8005707, SKU 5707) $8.60 black case, Windows ONLY. Has worked great for 2 yrs+
Device Manager reports "STK1150". CD has License Key for Ulead VideoStudio 10 and drivers install…Continue
I have not posted up anything in a month so thought I should give an overview of what I've designed. Unfortunately I have hit a LARGE snag in that BatchPCB is basically broken for international orders as no shipping options appear and so you cannot buy anything (its been like this since January). 5 months of waiting to produce…Continue
The FY21AP is a stand-alone autopilot system with FY-AFSS algorithm, GPS receiver and barometric sensing equipment. It is fully upgradable with OSD, telemetric digital communication, Data Modem and Ground
Station Control (GCS).
The flexible layout makes this the most versatile autopilot system in the market, designed for beginners, UAV operators and professional RC aerial…Continue