Flexible and robust, IRIS can fly missions from an Android smart phone or tablet for true autonomous flight. Built to accommodate a…Continue
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
This weekend only, 3DR is running a 48-hour special on our most robust and reliable ready-to-fly multicopters: the Y6 and…Continue
Some lessons are priceless...
Never trust GPS in forested area surrounded by colossal mountains of the West Coast.
Before putting video goggles, I always do a short flight, testing behaviour of the aircraft. Then I switch to "loiter", put goggles on and get comfortable.
This time I put the quad in loiter, put the goggles on (takes 5 seconds), and…
Garmin jumps into the actions cam market with the VIRB. Specs, video and details can be found …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.
I was curious what kind of flight times I might expect from the little 3DR quad, so I tried an experiment today. I used a little LiPo alarm (super useful!), and flew it with a combination of a pre-programmed route (a couple minutes) and just a little random flying around. I had the GoPro Hero3 BE slung underneath with a simple velcro mount (super jello!). Here's a video…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
Filmed an end-to-end flight using my Panasonic GH3 on a tripod showing my Mac ground station (running Parallels) and using a GoPro HD Hero3 BE on the copter. The GoPro was just velcro'd to the copter frame, which is obviously not ideal. But these are just initial flight tests, so I'm not concerned with video quality. I'm so excited about the prospects for this kind of semi-guided…Continue
Yesterday we have added information about the components you need to build Ecilop Eco and the example of a complete set (we were flying). Visit www.ecilop.com/ecilop-eco or look here:…Continue
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Ecilop Eco is a quadrocopter developed specially for begginers in aerial photography and video. The wood frame absorbs vibrations and does not pass them to the camera. It is the first commercial model which is using RoControl…Continue
2nd test with the gimbal: 2 axis, pitch and roll stabilized by a homemade mechanical gyroscope. Using a GoPro
In this second test, I added another joint so it can move freely in 2 axis as seen in the beginning of the vídeo. The performance was nice although i performed some very aggressive movements.
PS: i didn't use any bearing in joints,…Continue
Using a homemade mechanical gyroscope, i created a gimbal to stabilize my GoPro camera.
In this first test, my gimbal has just one axis (pitch) so if i change the roll angle it will happen the gyro precession (it will not stabilize correctly). Precession is what happens when a spintop is desacelerating and doesn't stay in the…
It's amazing how quickly BLGs went from a novelty and costing thousands (zenmuse) to something you can get for $172 shipped!
I received my RCTimer Brushless Gimbal (BLG) and…Continue
I built this Wire Rope GoPro mount out of a couple of Furniture leg coasters, a Bicycle Brake cable and some electrical brass wire connectors removed from their plastic housing. Test flown this morning and here is the result.
I'm very pleased with the video as I have tried many ways to remove the rolling shutter effect previously and this is by far…Continue
I'm sure everyone who is into aerial videgography with the wonderful GoPros have struggled with getting Jello Free (rolling shutter) video footage from multicopters. I have tried them all. Using ND filters to lower the shutter speed of the GoPro (worked somewhat but ruined image quality), shot in 720p @60fps but would have preferred shooting in full HD. Tried all sorts of foam and vibration absorption materials, ear plugs, rubber foam mounts, hours balancing my propellers…Continue
Here is a picture of my little JVC Adixxion, replacement for my malfunctioning GoPro Black.
As you may know I published a BLOG of my experiences and trials and tribulations with the much vaunted GoPro Hero 3 Black.
Finally after much wasted time dealing with the GoPro Company sent it back for a…Continue
Here's a simple servo-controlled very light GoPro mount for any UAV. I have machine tools to make this, but you might be able to do it with simple home tools. The real trick is a direct connection between the servo and the camera rotator, and to use a control link ball (left side in photo) so you don't need to hit…Continue