I work in TV news. We've been doing a lot of coverage on the new FAA rules, particularly how the "line of sight" rule could impact businesses like Amazon. Had a chance to appear on Varney & Co... the world's best business news show hosted by the brilliant Stuart Varney. While Stuart knows quite a bit about finance and politics, tech is not his strong suit. So I decided to put myself, and my drones on the show today to explain how flying outside of line of sight…Continue
This is my fourth article about Andruav. In the past few articles I talked about:
1- What is Andruav then I focused on the telemetry features in Andruav.
2- Andruav as a…Continue
I upgraded my 3D printed crossfire with a Boscam transmitter TS351 and a all-in-one monitor RX-LCD5802. The FPV camera is a GoPro Hero 3. Simultaneously a Sparkfun GPS LS23060 was added. This implied adding code for reading, parsing and processing nmea data. I have chosen a complementary filter approach for fusion of accelerometer data and GPS data. I managed to…Continue
Happy new year diydrones community, I wan't to give you a bit of real-life footage of OpenFPV.
The footage is recorded on the ground station via screen capture to give you a more realistic feeling.
I had not transmissions problems in 15 minutes flight time. Radius about 150 - 300 meters.
The footage is not modified…
We wanted to introduce you guys to something we have been working on over the past year.. Namely, the Brain FPV Flight Controller:
The Brain is a next-generation flight controller that is specifically designed for first person view (FPV) flying and includes a…Continue
First Previev of BeastTX - The ultimate UAV Controller
Features of the Beast…Continue
I have worked hard in my sparse time to improve OpenFPV. I got a lot of mails from interested people around the world and can't wait to share the latest results with you. Your support is amazing, and my goal is to bring this project alive as soon as I can. Special thanks for all who donated a few bucks to the Project, every dollar helps me a lot.
A quick overview from the last…
-Pilot Viper 300-
Shown without the landing gear and 3d camera array.…
Little adventure happened on a recent flight.Continue
This is the first post in what I hope to be a series of posts on exploring the possibilities in using the Oculus Rift alongside a UAV. The plan in the long run is to create a GCS for the Oculus Rift or other HMDs that gives you a feeling of actually sitting up in the air being able to look…Continue
It may not look like much, but she's got it where it count. After much flying , realize that the original frame which is EPS foam didn't stand up well to the abuse of hard landings and later scrapped. This time replace it with EPP foam to give it the added durability it needs,
AUW 250g still the same light weight bird
last tested 2 flights total 10mins flight on a 3s 500mah and thats with…Continue
The Mini Talon FPV V-tail Drone is the new little brother of the popular Talon FPV plane. The all EPO moulded airframe comes in kit form and due to its smaller size is great for packing with you on your favorite FPV gear. The kit comes un-assembled…Continue
The FAA thinks FPV should be illegal while the airline industry is filing patents on flying airliners with no windows.
An article published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer the other evening describes a patent application from European aerospace company Airbus in which pilots fly aircraft entirely through…Continue
Hello everyone. I have been active on this forum for over a year now, and have had the opportunity to discuss my slow, but steady progress in the RC multi-rotor hobby. I had previously flown RC helicopters; and planes before that.
Recently, I started working with…Continue
This project was done to understand the basic idea of first-person-view (FPV). FPV can be referred to as remote-person view (RPV), or simply video piloting. FPV has become popular recently in the radio control hobby community.
Jaeyoung Lim, Mechanical and…Continue
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Just a quick post of my Bixler v1.1 build and some mods I`ve done in the last weeks! The main goal was to fit in an APM 2.5 and a MinimOSD / Telemetry as well as the GPS, the FPV gear and all the standart RC gear "inside" the plane in an attempt to make this plane more aerodynamic. I didn`t see this setup so far, so I thought somebody might find it useful / has any suggestions.
The camera, the 5.8gHz TX and the MinimOSD are protected under the cockpit…Continue
This is just run of the mill FPV flying, but I enjoy reviewing the fight for more than the visual perspective. Re-living the altitude, the roll and pitch, the rate of ascent and decent, the airspeed during the flight and the battery condition gives me a much fuller context than just viewing the HD video I was recording using my GoPro H3 Black. Here is simple flyover of ready to be developed…Continue