If you're buying a premade quadcopter kit like ArduCopter, it will come with a PCB-based Power Distribution Board. But what if you're making your own? You either have to wire together your own harness or, like xnaron did here, …Continue
3DR ArduCopter kits are back in stock at the 3D Robotics store. The kits have gone through a slight redesign both in mechanical design and documentation. Our new facility in Tijuana, Mexico as well as better suppliers for parts have allowed us to greatly improve the…Continue
Hi all, it appears that my blog post “Yaw Control, ESC Linearization, and Hover” has been lost. I hope that it will be saveable but I am not holding my breath. If it can’t be saved I will attempt to reconstruct it but while I have most people’s replies on my emails but I don’t have my own. If anybody has a copy of my…Continue
The final episode in Thailand. Before flying back to Europe RiSCyD and Prefect found a nice spot on top of a hotel to do some city flying. The best vertical building proximity flying so far in my opinion ... what do you guys think?
I completed my first build recently, having made a quadrotor. I built it from scratch, no kits involved, using Wii bits for the IMU and a LPC2103 for the brains running my own code. Weighing in at around 2.4kg it's not the lightest quadrotor around, but its motors are more than powerful enough. I've yet to…Continue
A small project I have been working on. Its a cheap quad-copter frame made out of 6mm plywood and fiberglass. I was thinking of how to make a quad for as cheap as possible, when I thought of wood. I already had a 3mm fiberglass sheet, so I drew out the center plate and sent it to get machined.
Next I drew out some arms on some scrap plywood and sent that to get…Continue
After the early death of my first quadcopter (small, cheap 300mm fibreglass frame), I decided to go for a more durable frame. I decided on the Talon V2 from…Continue
After six months of playing with vertical propellers, I'm finally getting out a bit. This is a small clip of a local little farm in Dewey Arizona, USA.
Added by Rick Eis on September 15, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
another update on the techpod flight testing:
2 hour long flight complete!
this flight was done with:
2 x 6000 mah 3s for 12000mah total
weight: 5.8 lbs
charging the lipos now to get the mah used will post that number in a couple hours.
thanks to all my supporters at …Continue
Very sophisticated sensors but very difficult to program. Closed source.
From the Lawfare blog:
This excellent picture was forwarded to me by a colleague here at Brookings. It was shot by his friend,…
I wanted to share with you our video on updating the firmware on your 9x radio. This is a follow up to our "9x DIY Upgrade Kit" install video. It covers everything you need to successfully update the firmware on your 9x radio following the hardware install covered in first video. In addition, this video also shows you how to install sample models and calibrate your…Continue
Here's a quick look at our SteadiDrone QU4D Ultra, more videos of our range coming soon. This has APM2.5, please share your comments!
Not sure how to link to this directly, but it's on their facebook page now:
Let them know what you…Continue
Lots of people have suggested 3D printing propellers, but Landru is the first I've seen to do it. Looks pretty good! (I'm not sure I'd trust my old Makerbot with this--he's got a better printer.) …Continue
This picture is the last of the backlogged APM 2.5 orders going out from the 3DR shipping department. Orders should be shipped within 1-2 days from now on. Whew!
Demand was overwhelming but the 3DR team brought the second Tijuana pick-and-place line up with some state-of-the-art machines and it's finally running smoothly now. The line can now handle 500 APM 2.5 boards a week (in addition to its share of all the other 3DR products).