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Turnigy 9X IN STOCK

Turnigy 9X 9Ch Transmitter w/ Module & 8ch Receiver (Mode 2) (v2 Firmware) IN STOCK @ HK - http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=8992&aff=266515

Added by Bob Hern on May 8, 2011 at 6:33pm — 36 Comments


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Multipilot 32 + VR IMU 1.0 First Times in The Sky was a windy Day early revision of Arducopter 2.0 onboard :)





In this video you can see the first flight doing with Virtual Robotix IMU , in the test i only check the sensor board , Gyro and Accelerometer , in the next test i check navy and input output functionality.

 

Today was a windy day , after solve with Randy a problem on the YAW control .. i doing the preflight check , all seem to work fine and so decide to going in the sky.

 

I'm using the same PID used with oilpan , there're not…

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Added by Roberto Navoni on May 8, 2011 at 4:00pm — 7 Comments


3D Robotics
What it takes to create a full-featured UAV like ArduCopter 2

On the occasion of the first beta release of ArduCopter 2, I wanted to take a moment and talk about the teamwork that was required to get to this milestone.



There are many quadcopter projects out there, some of them excellent. But…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 8, 2011 at 10:30am — 17 Comments

Terrain hugging with tree (collision) avoidance

Future contest challenge participants might appreciate the following Youtube video showcasing autonomous terrain following with collision avoidance using… Continue

Added by Mike on May 8, 2011 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

IP Camera Viewer Software Development Update

Hi All,

 

Just a quick update on my IP camera vision software for the 2011/2012 OBC. My main addition this week was to address how the program would react in the event of camera's signal being lost and then found again. More here:…

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Added by Adam Amos on May 8, 2011 at 3:54am — 4 Comments


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Arducopter 2.0 Beta first release!

Mark Grennan



We're finally comfortable enough with Arducopter 2.0 to release it as a beta!

AC2 is a complete system for a range of Multi-Copters. It started out as a side project for me and turned into an obsession. Oh Well!…

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Added by Jason Short on May 7, 2011 at 2:00pm — 126 Comments

GE's new ADEPT 3000 Miniature Video Tracker

GE announces introduction of their ADEPT3000 small automatic miniature

video tracker for embedded computing applications such as unmanned aircraft

systems and man-portable devices where size, weight, and power consumption

(SWaP) are primary design concerns.

Link;…

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Added by Andrew Van Der Plaats on May 7, 2011 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

HDwing - my flying wing-borne HD-170 camera

My project to build a ballon-launched high-altitude automnomous glider as a step up from the normal styrofoam box HAB projects necessitates the development of an airframe.

Initially, I was intent on using the Skyfun platform but my calculations and other's experiences of it as an FPV platform suggests that it will be difficult to keep the centre-of-gravity in a useable location, especially if I remove the motor to turn it into a glider...

When I spotted the clever…

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Added by Andrew Rabbitt on May 7, 2011 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

QUEST FOR CONTROL

Put ghetto magnetometer on Marcy 1 because it only needs 3 wires.  Any I2C chip would need 4 wires.  The trick is moving it away from the motor in such a small aircraft.  Still amazing how sensitive such a small inductor can be, after trying to build one from scratch.

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Added by Jack Crossfire on May 6, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Raspberry Pi - A dirt cheap new embedded platform for £15

Thumbsize PCB.

 

 

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Added by Pekka Ahola on May 6, 2011 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Secret New Firebird UAS Revealed

Northrup Grumman unveiled its new Firebird OPV (optionally piloted vehicle).  The aircraft has been conducting secret test flights for over a year and aims to take a large portion of the UAS market dominated by GA's Predator/Reaper.

From…

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Added by Shannon Morrisey on May 6, 2011 at 3:56pm — 3 Comments


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Multipilot 32 and VR IMU 1.0 First Times in The Sky Today was a windy Day :(





In this video you can see the first flight doing with Virtual Robotix IMU , in the test i only check the sensor board , Gyro and Accelerometer , in the next test i check navy and input output functionality.

Today was a windy day , after solve with Randy a problem on the YAW control .. i doing the preflight check , all seem to work fine and so decide to going in the sky.

I'm using the same PID used with oilpan , there're not…

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Added by Roberto Navoni on May 6, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

cnet live podcast today at noon PT (3PT ET) on Drones and UAVs

Some may know that cnet does a lot of podcasts on a lot of tech related subjects.One of their shows, called Reporters Roundtable will be doing an episode today all about drones and UAVs. I'm unsure if they are going to get into the amateur side of things, or stick to the commercial or military sector. They record most (all?) of their podcasts live with a live video broadcast with chat room. You can join in here…

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Added by Don Brooks on May 6, 2011 at 7:51am — 1 Comment

Alternative 868mHz transceiver for Europe

Hey Folks.

While looking around on the interwebs today for alternatives to the Digi Xbee 868 modules for use in Europe, I found this from http://www.rfsolutions.co.uk.  It's specifically the Tiny Pro with external antenna that caught my eye. (The…

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Added by Jim on May 6, 2011 at 5:06am — 12 Comments


3D Robotics
A quick and dirty AC camera stabilization setup

FPV Tilt Camera Mount with Landing Gear

 

I saw one of these a few weeks back, and got to thinking...



How can I easily mount this to a stock AC without making any drastic mods, getting the CG close, and having tilt and roll stabilization possible?…

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Added by John C. on May 5, 2011 at 10:30pm — 12 Comments

Ardupilot 2.5 and new groundstation taken to next level.

 

So, what do you do when you have some old hardware lying around, and want to reuse that instead of buying the new ArduMegaPilot: Build you own ground station and modify parts of the code for the Ardupilot.



First of all I got tired of LabView, and the other standard parts, and…

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Added by Niklas on May 5, 2011 at 11:30am — 23 Comments

South African's time to buy locally !

 

Good Day Gents/Ladies

 

We have been working on this site for a while now and finally we have finished off, and are proud to present the first South African DIYDrones distribution point. We will be carrying most of DIYdrones products and many more Drone/UAV products for your…

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Added by Johann Van Niekerk on May 5, 2011 at 10:47am — 16 Comments

Rupert Murdoxh's 'The Daily' iPad News shows report using Toy UAS

 

 

Rupert Murdoch’s ‘The Daily’ iPad News Shows Video Reports from Toy UAS

 

Rupert Murdoch's 'The Daily' iPad News shows video footage of tornado

damage shot using a camera equipped Parrot drone…

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Added by Andrew Van Der Plaats on May 5, 2011 at 6:30am — 21 Comments

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