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Happy New Year 2013!

It has been a wonderful multicopter year!

Thank you DIYdrones & ArduCopter & all the member of the community!

Added by heikki.tukiainen on December 30, 2012 at 9:33am — 5 Comments

Aerial Mapping Easter Island @ 15 cm GSD

December 25th, 2012

Back in May we processed an interesting data set from Easter Island, Chile at 30 cm / px GSD. Kim Anh Hoang from the Easter Island Statue Project used the 30 cm Orthomosaic and DEM to produce a 3D Flyby of Rano Raraku and an EISP…


Added by JP on December 30, 2012 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

Interesting UAV Work Going on at the University of Calgary

Over the last few of months I have been making regular visits to the lab of Dr. Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano at the University of Calgary.  Called the Autonomous Reconfigurable/Robotic Systems Laboratory (AR2SL) it specializes in research related to (from the web site): 1) Ground and aerial unconventional unmanned vehicle systems…


Added by Terence C. Gannon on December 29, 2012 at 10:30pm — 11 Comments

Idea for Roll/Tilt for the Skywalker platform

Hi All

I have been thinking about a ROLL/TILT for the skywalker platform and I came up with something like this. This design is great for Roll/Tilt stabilization.…


Added by Robert Krogh (hooks) on December 29, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

6 positions for Futaba 9C Super

Here are some Photos showing how to get 6 positions on a Futaba 9C super

It will set them for these 2 switches

go to advanced settings choose PMX-6 CRV…


Added by Xerravon on December 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — 17 Comments

Example of a Sonar installation on 3DR Quad Arducopter

Hello all,

I have read many comments on the sensitivity of the Sonar sensor, i.e. mainly two types of issues:

-first electromagnetic interferences, electric interferences that impact the distance measurement stability. Especially the sonar sensor should be as far as possible from all magnetic/electric…


Added by Hugues on December 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Unbox Tiger-Motors Navigator Series

The christmas Tiger-Motors Navigator Series MN4010 370kv motors  !

Unbox photo review of these pretty motors.

More picts on our blog :

Added by Aedrox on December 29, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments


Hello World! I made this little stuff in my kitchen. It's my third multicopter and it's controlled by an APM 2.5




I like the "H½" architecture, it's very strong resist. The washers made plastic tube are good…


Added by Wirehead on December 29, 2012 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Santa Got some interesting Elfs

Interesting Video i thought many guys would use it for food for thought... Anjoy it. 

Added by Project Nadar on December 29, 2012 at 4:23am — No Comments

3D Robotics
Wall Street Journal: "Friendly Skies: Drones to the Rescue"

Excellent positive piece about domestic drones in tomorrow's Wall Street Journal, featuring us ;-)


'Didn't you always want a bird on a leash?" asked the young man. He was wearing a dinosaur hoodie, with soft fabric…


Added by Chris Anderson on December 29, 2012 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

3D Robotics
Some tips on picking frequencies

I've just added this page of tips on choosing radio frequencies to the manual. Corrections/suggestions?


Some tips on picking wireless frequencies

Wireless can be…


Added by Chris Anderson on December 29, 2012 at 12:00am — 16 Comments

Two-Stage Copter

This video was just posted by EndOfDays, a well known figure in the photo/video multicopter scene.

And for the record, let me just say that some people have WAY to much free time. :)

Added by John Arne Birkeland on December 28, 2012 at 7:00pm — 10 Comments

3D Robotics
Micro UAV can be launched from aircraft flare tubes

More cool stuff from MIT's AeroAstro lab.

Added by Chris Anderson on December 28, 2012 at 4:37pm — 2 Comments

3D Robotics
Quad autonomously landing on a recharging station

Cool stuff from MIT's AeroAstro…


Added by Chris Anderson on December 28, 2012 at 4:36pm — 3 Comments

3D Robotics
Amateur drone video leads to shutdown of polluting factory

Congrats to Gary Mortimer, whose sUASNews site broke this story:

The long arm of the law has finally caught up with the operators of the Columbia Packing Company.

In …


Added by Chris Anderson on December 28, 2012 at 11:49am — 6 Comments

3D Robotics
3D printed UAV models

This has been out there for a while, but I don't think we've posted on it here yet. It's an art piece (with a bit of a political message), but still very nicely done. From the…


Added by Chris Anderson on December 28, 2012 at 11:41am — No Comments

KULeuven materials engineering students design multicopters

For their "Problemsolving and design" project, 2nd year engineeringstudents of the Katholic university of Leuven (Belgium) designed and built multicopters out of the departments waste materials stream.  The electronics were given and the focus of the project was on frame materials and design.  Therefore they only got a limited budget of 20€ for the…


Added by u4eake on December 28, 2012 at 7:04am — No Comments

3D Robotics
New APM 2.5+ packs, year-end sale of RTF ArduCopters, ArduPlane!

Good news for those who wanted the APM 2.5+ with side pins (best for multicopters): they're now available fully assembled in the enclosure, with the usual GPS and Power Module (shown). No more connector soldering…


Added by Chris Anderson on December 27, 2012 at 6:00pm — 30 Comments

Upgrade to APM 2.5 or PX4?

OK, so I've got something of a dilemma... I want to upgrade my APM board as I'm still using APM1 with the analogue sensors, but I don't know if I should go with the AMP2.5 or with the PX4?

I was going to buy a new APM2.5 but I can't seem to find any that haven't already been pre-assembled or have been…


Added by Jesse on December 27, 2012 at 5:00pm — 10 Comments

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