Years ago I had run across this old post from rec.aviation.military, "Weird question":
From: Mary Shafer…
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…Continue
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:…Continue
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 …Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Eugene Lawson on February 5, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
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!…Continue
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…Continue
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 hobbyuav.com.…Continue
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…Continue
The stigma attached to the Buzzword Drone is still a hot button topic,even while shopping for a children's toy online.Continue