A quick documentary of my FPV flight to Robben Island, where Mr Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.
Back then I was very worried about flying over water...
This was before Cruize mode :)
About 16km and 35 minutes, safe touch down!
I modeled and printed some GoPro Hero3 Mass Models for use with my Tarot T-2D gimbal. I decided it was dumb to constantly risk my Hero3 when I didn't need to so I created these. One is a…Continue
What a freaking blast after dealing with a crappy flight controller not APM. I put it all together and it worked. I had an audience which was nerve racking but cool at the same time. Theres nothing like escaping ground effects and rising above it. after I got my finger control back I was moving the quad…Continue
Some of you may remember a while back I put in some posts on F3330 and F450 DJI FlameWheel QuadCopters detailing construction and operation.
I really love those little FlameWheels for delivering many hours of fun and resisting my every effort to destroy them.
Fred De F I Want FPV Now
video musical clip on saint martin island.
Tricopter , apm 2.5, arducopter 2.9.1 , ntm motors 750kv with 11x4,5 (gelo effect !!!) , 3 s 2200ma , esc simonk rc timer.
Go pro Black edition , protune and profile RAW by techincolor.…
Ok so for the first time, this isn't one of my own posts. However, it is possible to make your own ghetto fpv goggles to enable you to have a more immersive flying experience, and also look like a dimwit at the same time ;)
And if you're happy to buy a cheap kit version. Look here: …Continue
I want to show you my new (first) drone working with ardupilot 2.5 on the frame x525 v3 with props 11x4.7 the rest specification is on the following picture. I please for comments or suggestions, I don´t have so much experiences
Sorry for my english :) Martin (17) Czech republic…Continue
This is my first real UAV. I have taken off the ramp shuttle and am re-working my landing gear to be much lighter but still ramp launched. I have been inspired by the amazing projects on this site for a long time and finally made the leap into the world of FPV flight. Once I test this…Continue
I made this video to show a typical easy set-up on a DJI Phantom but the concept is the same for any multirotor.
The Sky Drone FPV system is a fully digital long range and low latency video transfer system for DIY drones and remote controlled vehicles. Sky Drone FPV utilizes 3G & 4G/LTE networks and automatically adapts the video transmission frame by frame to bandwidth availability, ensuring minimal latency in data transmission.…Continue
Materials: Carbon fiber tube + Glass fiber
Size: <> 600mm diameter.
Net Weight: <> 400g
Flying Weight: <> 1000g
Description: Small, lightweight but really sturdy Quadcopter…
Went out to the Berkeley Marina to try and do some tuning of the FC on my recently upgraded QAV500. Wind was howling (must have been 15+mph) so I decided instead to try a short FPV flight for the first time to see how the gimbal handled it.
I think it did fairly well considering the conditions but there is still some random "jumpy" behavior on the gimbal which…Continue
Some people may remember the "dead cat" copter from a Dutch artist one year ago (and not the conversion kit they sell at hobbyking). The artist thought it was a bit small and could not carry enough payload. To fix this important problem he build his second model the "Ostrich Quadcopter". From the video it looks like it can carry a few kilograms and maybe he plans to…Continue
I have had my 3D printed quad finished for a while now. I have been working on a 3D printed tricopter, anti-vibration mounts, gimbals and some other fun stuff. I finally buckled down and put a short video together of some print time-lapses and some videos of the quad in the air. She flies very well with an old kk Blackboard but I would like to add an APM or a Naza onto it.…Continue
Our all-star interns have been brewing up some cool devices this summer at 3DR. Three words: Oculus Rift FPV.
We have the Oculus communicating through the Mission Planner as a joystick input, driving…Continue
This is a video I found of 3D video recording, but it got me thinking about 3D FPV flying. Especially with Team Blacksheep kind-of flying, close to the ground or obstacles like trees, surely stereo viewing must add a lot and help determine distances. Is anyone doing this and is it worthwhile? Haven't got my Fat Sharks that long yet, but start thinking how it must…Continue
I present the Alabama Hills in Lone Pine CA.
I've been flying for about 7 years now and I think this has got to be my favorite place yet.
There are all kinds of cool rock formations to zoom around most of which can easily be climbed in case you need to retrieve a downed copter.
The color of the sand and rocks are more or less a middle grey which the gopro's…Continue
Was wondering when someone would get this working.
Over on hackaday.com, they have a writeup with video of using the Occulus Rift as an FPV headset.…
A video of the Shrediquette GEMiNi:
Hi everyone! I just posted this already in the internet somewhere else, but I think it might be worth a blog-post on DIYdrones as well, as it contains some information on motors / propellers / aerodynamics that might be interesting to you guys...:
I spent some time during holidays…Continue