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.
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Dear all, during routine test flying of Pteryx UAV, we had an opportunity to capture maps of various sizes.
The following example is made near our factory in Opaleniska village, South-East Poland.
One thing is clear: Google Earth is lying! The earth from above never looks as it shows.
The original is here:…Continue
Here a video of my Cularis UAV during a full autonomous flight mission under a flight plan with 7 waypoints (
Mission #19 done on april 2011)
The Cularis UAV autopilot setup is:
- Autopilot: Ardupilot (Atmega 328)@16MHZ + ArduIMU flat v2
- ardupilot v2.8 (JLN) + arduimu v1.8.3 (JLN)
Sensors: (arduIMU on…Continue
Saturday April 30, 2011 (Rain Date, Saturday May 14, 2011) Open to the…Continue
Added by Mark Grennan on April 8, 2011 at 6:58pm — No Comments
Hi all, its wonderful to see wonderful creations... I've been envious (not jealous :) ) of many a post now, and decided to get even! Unfortunately here (Nairobi, Kenya) the electronics are limiting, no access to good airframes save from importing, leaving us enthusiasts disappointed, so I have decided to start with an…Continue
Hangar 18 is pleased to announce that we have a licensing agreement with AttoPilot International to develop and produce an FPV version of the Jackaroo UAV. The new airframe will be a lower cost version that is designed and built with the FPV enthusiast in mind and will feature lower cost materials to let us pass the…Continue
As a senior at my high school we are required to complete a senior project prior to graduation. The project can be anything from building park benches to making improvements to the school but it must benefit the community in some way. I have chosen to build a UAV to provide aerial photographs for agencies here in Fairbanks, AK like Fish and Game, city planning, and for public…Continue
Hey all, over the past two years I've spent a lot of time browsing the DIYdrones website, unfortunantley not really posting anything, but im ready to finally get back into it. The progress that has been made in these two years is absolutely astonishing, and I plan on getting wet real fast.
I'm now in college now,…
I worked together with LanyuHobby (RC airplane manufacture) to make a good platform for FPV/UAV flying.
Here a video of a test flight of my Quad Rotor Observer (QRO) v8 with the FCWii board and the Wii Motion Plus (gyroscopes) + Nunchuk (accelerometers) MEMS sensors.
There was a strong wind during the tests flights (30 Km/h NW, gusting 40 Km/h, rainy...)
The tests flights have been successful, the model was very stable in spite of the bad weather conditions.
Normal flight mode and…
Just seen this added to the BBC here in the UK, looks like we may be waking up to the uses of a UAV. I think Maja sales might be about to go up, think I look to see if I can start to stock a few :)
I am nearing the completion of my UAV build code named "The Predecessor".
This is the drone I will be presenting in front of a panel of judges for 50% of my English grade for the year.
This is a year long research project, where I learned the principles of flight, how drones fly/work, how to design on CAD, building, and flying my original drone.
In this video I will show off my drone as it is today (90%…Continue
Added by Anthony Bee on February 21, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
Here a video of the maiden flight of my Quad Rotor Observer (QRO) v7 with a Wii Motion Plus and a "home made" KKmulticontroller type board.
Flight controller hardware:
- Home made KKmulticontroller board with an ATMEGA168 and based on the board of Rolf R Bakke
- Wii Motion Plus (genuine Nitendo version) with the IDG-600 and the XR3500 MEMS sensors
Flight controller firmware:
- XXcontroller_KR_v1_5b based on assembly code by…
There is legislation working through the House of…Continue
Successful high altitude (>100m AGL) position hold tests flights with an optical flow sensor on a Tricopter (OFT) UAV.
1) Fast climb rate to about 100 m AGL in hold position mode with only the throttle command.
2) At 100 m AGL, a 360° turn has been done (wind 14 km/h from SE) with only the yaw command.
3) Fast descend…
Here's some of the flight footage taken during our scrutineering flights at last years (2010) UAV Outback Challenge.
The airstrip is at Kingaroy, Queensland,…Continue
This is very useful for training…