I am a recent owner of ArduPilot Mega and while I have been assembling, connecting and testing the board I made a few video tutorials. I think they will be useful for beginners and potential customers and will give opportunity to learn more about the APM.
Here are the links:
I published some of the images of this project already on myPage. Actually I wanted to copycat the Swiss army drone scout 95, but I changed the tail design during the build phase. I started with a Google SketchUp drawing I made, but as I changed the design it's not actualized. I used a Clark-y profile.
Hello DIY Droners.
Please allow me…Continue
The entire community runs off the knowledge of others, recommending things for each other, building things for each other, coding things for each other. As I am trying to get some code together for later release it came to me that the maths I'd been using to help an RC Groups thread would be spot on for us. I of…Continue
I think we all like…Continue
Added by Gary Mortimer on March 21, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
As a senior at my high school we are required to complete a senior project prior to graduation. The project can be anything from building park benches to making improvements to the school but it must benefit the community in some way. I have chosen to build a UAV to provide aerial photographs for agencies here in Fairbanks, AK like Fish and Game, city planning, and for public…Continue
Holger the Creator of Mikrokopter have setup a new benchmark . We need to work hard to improve our project :)
Great Job Holger , if you have an Multipilot1.0 or MK FC 2.0-1 with navi you can check these new features.
He use on his fly control a 8 bit micro 644p the same of MP10 , the main difference is that he use…Continue
This $200 radio replaces your RC receiver and connects to your RC transmitter. Using the UHF band and higher power than regular RC gear, it's supposed to extend your range to miles. Mostly intended for FPV flying, but has clear application for UAV use, too.
For some reason, this weeks Electronics Goldmine flyer had only one dish on the menu: Geiger Counters. Would you like them in the rain or on a train? I have to say though, flying a Geiger Counter is a practical application for small UAV which cannot be accomplished by manned…Continue
SSM has a fun physics questions over at RCG: why doesn't a tennis ball fall off his KK quad when he's flying?
Well, I wanted to return a stray tennis ball to some kids playing in the tennis courts at the local park.
So I pick up the ball and place it on top of my Quad. The ball is on an upside down plastic sandwich box (to protect the…
Recently, GoPro released new firmware for the GoPro HD camera (http://gopro.com/support/hd-hero-firmware-update/). There are improvements and features in various areas, but the one that interested me was the "Live Feed Out" feature, which is the…Continue
Thanks to Bill AKA I Love Robotics, the National Recreation Flyers has its own domain name!
My vote goes to Bill as…Continue
Here is a quick preview of my next frame for ArduCopterMega. That is my Tri-Copter frame with the old landing skids (t-rex 500) from first quad frame. I just need to rewire ECS :) And its ready to fly.
Arms are 15X15mm 1mm thick and 500mm long.
10X4.7 BC2836-11 750KV 30A ESC 4S 3000mah lipo.Continue
Now, development of an actuator for Marcy 1. After all that static testing against gravity, the restoring force from the air wasn't enough to get the flap to straighten. She just cocked up like a wing at 45 deg.
Since air exerts less force than gravity, maybe actuating the entire wing with some kind of spring as a…
Status of Project:
Hardware Available and in public roadmap.Continue
If you are familiar with the FIRST organization, you know that its filled with great students, mentors and of course robots. I have infact read rumors of DIY drones working with FIRST to develop a quad competition (awesome!). Lots of events around the country are happening…Continue