Geo-tagged aerial pictures are very useful for mosaic mapping as well as the creation of accurate 3D models from a terrain.
Michael Oborne added a great tool for injecting GPS data on the EXIF tags by using APM's telemetry log from a flight.
This tutorial was…
Just a short video of some winter flying in Edmonton, Canada. The first day the temperature was around -8C (17F) the second day it was -15C (5F). I keep the batteries warm until use and didn't notice any decrease in capacitance. I have a 20ft cord on the FPV ground station so I place the station outside and fly from inside the garage. I have had no problem with…Continue
I am curious about and learning Vortex Maths of Marko Rodin and Double Torus Universe pattern and how they can apply to radio communications and I found someone already did. Vortex radio waves could boost wireless capacity “infinitely”. Using this method to boost bandwidth of ground station and drone radio communication.
Thanks to our friends at Vice Magazine/Motherboard TV, who did the excellent Drone On documentary on us and the domestic drone movement, I'm going to be doing an Ask Me Anything (AMA) on Reddit today at 12:30-3:00pm PST.…Continue
I just think how to build a highly sensiive antenna for my drone using Golden Ratio. Eric Dollard give me the answer.
While looking around for a 433 tracking antenna we found out that:
1) There isnt much…Continue
For some time now, engineers have been researching the possibility of equipping UAVs (unmanned air vehicles) with robotic arms. This…
From the ROS blog:
What would you like to see in a thermal pan tilt platform to make it effective for UAV usage?
I am with a company called SPI Corp and we manufacture a low cost multi sensor pan tilt platform called the M1-D. The M1-D initially was developed for use on ground vehicles but due to its light weight, small size and low cost it has become very popular with folks in the aerial imaging world…Continue
Warning: this is a political video from an animal rights group, so it's very anti-hunting. However, the analysis of the damage to the hexacopter when it was shot is interesting.
Silly political gestures (banning model airplanes with cameras!) are par for the course in Berkeley, where I live and the 3D Robotics Bay Area offices are located. Thankfully, they usually don't pass or aren't enforced.
A team in Japan are hoping pedal-power will beat the world record for a human-propelled plane—in a flying machine made from polystyrene, they said Monday.
Team Aeroscepsy say a…
First, load the fuselage to an inability to move. And…Continue
I am happy to announce that aluminum molds for mass producing the techpod are nearly ready to start cranking out airplanes!…Continue
The DC Area Drone User Group had a successful indoor flying event at the University of Maryland College Park. Nineteen people and eleven robots were in attendance. The group's organizer offered a case of beer to anyone who could get their…Continue
Here is a compilation of clips from the best flights from my first month flying my new FPV Deep Reaper wing. The first minute or so is my maiden flight, and the rest of the video features clips from various flights around the Denver area.
Here's a shot of my plane and ground station:…Continue
F-117 BUG(Butterfly Unmanned Glider) Project Part 2:
Url to Part 1:…Continue
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