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Dro' Rida


Years ago I had run across this old post from rec.aviation.military, "Weird question":


From: Mary Shafer…

Added by John Wiseman on February 6, 2013 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

UxV-CS PFD is ready

What happens if you lose line of sight to your UAV or your FPV videolink breaks down?

If you still have a working telemetry link, the PFD-display of the UxV-CS might just help you bring your bird back in one piece. It shows a simplified attitude indicator (the display isn't designed for heavy graphics), a compass rose with a heading bug showing the bearing to the home location and airspeed, speed over ground, vertical speed and altitude. If you know your…


Added by Stefan Gofferje on February 6, 2013 at 9:00am — 8 Comments

3D Robotics
RobpLab box for classrooms

Evan Ackerman at IEEE Spectrum…


Added by Chris Anderson on February 6, 2013 at 8:12am — 1 Comment

Q-BOT Micro Quadcopter.Spektrum,JR,Futaba compatible via trainer port

Hobbyking have a ARF Quadcopter. Capable of aerobatic maneuvers! Just add your transmitter and fly.I think its a great idea with the trainer port module.…


Added by Dez Socks on February 6, 2013 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Stuck in the mud?

Hard landings with my 3DR quad always puts it firmly 3 inches into the ground, splitting the legs up and destroying the nylon spacers.

I created these very simple bumpers so i don't have to dig up my quad anymore:…


Added by RC on February 6, 2013 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

3D printed base for 3DR radio

I just designed and printed this. It snaps together in a few seconds and provides a good way for me to keep my radio pointed vertically. Seems very stable even with the longer antenna. You can find it on thingiverse if you want to print one for yourself …


Added by Eli Cohen on February 5, 2013 at 4:22pm — 7 Comments

Open source nano quad

A tiny new open source drone kit made by Bitcraze is buzzing its way to market this spring, targeted at hackers and modders who want to explore droning indoors as well as out.

Read more at…


Added by Dave G on February 5, 2013 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

PX4FLOW Release

Finally the last missing board from the PX4 series has been released, the PX4FLOW smart camera module. It can replace GPS in indoor and outdoor applications and provides a metric position close to the ground with only very little drift. It is essentially a microcontroller…


Added by PX4 on February 5, 2013 at 2:00pm — 15 Comments

Using UAS for Environmental Studies

At Event 38, part of our goal of offering low-cost, ready to fly UAS is to promote their adoption into a variety of alternate uses. We recently partnered with the physics and engineering departments of Universidad de Chile to explore the viability using an E382 to study low altitude atmospheric…


Added by Jeff Taylor on February 5, 2013 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Ball Turret Gimbal for small Cameras

Here are some photos and a short video of a 80mm diameter fully articulated turret Ball, currently fitted with the FLIR TAU-2 IR video camera. 

Camera and lens is approx 100grams. Complete assembly is 220grams.  Camera line of sight view is from 15deg below horizontal, full 360deg coverage. The Ball…


Added by Gisela & Joe Noci on February 5, 2013 at 12:30pm — 19 Comments

Action Thriller Novel Features Drone Use


For all you UAV enthusiasts that need a break from all your efforts, there is an ebook available at Amazon that might be just the ticket.

Wthout giving away too much of the plot, it definitely involves the use of a…


Added by Vince Carter on February 5, 2013 at 11:56am — 2 Comments

And We Begin...

First off who I am:

My name Eugene Lawson

I have always had an affinity for things that fly. As a young child my uncle wanted to fly military (he went Navy AOCS). And showed me Iron Eagle (yeah that movie) I was hooked. But my grades were poor in high school and I didn't know that I had to earn…


Added by Eugene Lawson on February 5, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

3D Robotics
New Congressional report on privacy and other drone policy issues

The Congressional Research Service has done a new report on US drone policy. You can read an overview of it here from the Federation of…


Added by Chris Anderson on February 4, 2013 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

3D Robotics
Flying a helicopter with electric impulses from neck muscles

From Hackaday:

This gentleman is using …


Added by Chris Anderson on February 4, 2013 at 12:11pm — 1 Comment

3D Robotics
Great ABC News profile of Jordi

ABC News/Univavision has a great profile of Jordi today. The video segment is…


Added by Chris Anderson on February 4, 2013 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

3D Printing On The Moon Using Dirt

Many R/C and Robotics enthusiasts build Robotic Vehicle parts using 3D printing and find the technology very useful.  A group of scientists from the European Space Agency took it to the next level!…


Added by Joshua Johnson on February 4, 2013 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

DC Area Drone User Group Flight Training

The DC Area Drone User Group held a flight training for new users at the George Mason University Field House on Sunday, February 3. Instructor Christopher Vo reviewed safety, basic controls, and best practices with a group of 10 flyers. Miraculously, we had the whole facility to ourselves as other…


Added by Timothy Reuter on February 4, 2013 at 5:46am — 2 Comments

Techpod update and build

Hey everyone,

First off I am happy to announce The First round of Techpods will start shipping Feb 21st!

here are some shots of my latest build. Has 10,000 mah of 6s lipo, an APM 2.5,and minim OSD. Going for a 3.4 hour flight. They are still available for pre-order at…


Added by wayne garris on February 4, 2013 at 12:00am — 13 Comments

Integration of air traffic data?

   I wonder if it is a practical idea to integrate air traffic data with all the other data we track in the GCS and the OSD. Data seems to be available. I don't see a complete solution in hand but some pieces are there., It looks like there is a growing standard for position reporting (ADS-B) and you can buy a receiver that will allow you to track air traffic in the area. This will only track aircraft that are equipped with ADS-B, but that is in growing numbers and  is more…


Added by Richard Evans on February 3, 2013 at 6:00pm — 19 Comments

Drone toy is enough to stir up controversy


The stigma attached to the Buzzword Drone is still a hot button topic,even while shopping for a children's toy online.

HuffPost Explains:…


Added by Will Snodgrass on February 3, 2013 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

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