The test hop was short due to having spit balled the throttle and pitch curves to come out with a head speed of ~1300rpm and a motor speed of ~1-,500rpm
I managed to test the Altitude Hold and Loiter functions of my ArduPilot Mega2 controlled Hexacopter and was pretty impressed with it. There was strong winds initially but when it died down to a breeze I turned on the altitude hold and it seemed to hover with a deviation of around 2m. Then when I turned on the Loiter mode, my hexacopter stayed within a 5m radius…Continue
Added by Bill Landers on August 10, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
At the AUVSI conference, Silent Falcon UAV of Alburquerque, New Mexico unveiled a solar powered UAV. The UAV has up to 14 hours of flight endurance. Detailed report from Denver…Continue
There was an ESRI (ArcGIS) conference in San Diego a couple weeks ago - videos of the plenary sessions have just come available.
Notable is the UAV section of the mid-morning session - fast forward to minute 78:…
The Mjolnir UAV platform is a great test platform in scale version.
It's made as a test plane with very large fuselage:…Continue
Here a video of a full autonomous test flight of my Easyglider e-Glider piloted by the firmware ArduPlaneNG v2.x R4 and an AIOP (All In One Pro) full IMU board.This is a porting of the official ArduPlane v2 firmware with special addons and improvements for the AIOP board that I have…Continue
Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on August 2, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments
Here a video of a test flight of the ArduCopterNG v2.7 with the All In One Pro IMU board (AIOP). The official release of the ArduCopter v2.7 firmware for APM has been ported and tested successfully in flight on a quadcopter with an All In One Pro (AIOP) v1.0 full IMU on board by Jean-Louis…Continue
Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on July 29, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
ARIA and ReAllocate.org are seeking an UAV expert interested in the development of an UAS (an Unmanned Aerial System = UAV + Base station) for a project at the Burning Man festival. For this project, we will be delivering a system that is capable of tracking a person (via GPS enables tracker) and…Continue
just sharing the latest video of the Aeromapper UAV platform in action.
Feel free to comment and share. Your comments and questions are always very appreciated!
Pretty soon we expect to finsh integration and testing of the APM2.0 on the airplane and will do photomapping non stop both for testing and work. Will share results and…Continue
Added by Mauricio on June 27, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments
Modern fault-tolerance design for aircraft does little to help when big parts start falling off. This study proposes a design approach / philosophy for keeping things aloft during broader system failure.
From PsysOrg: /
"For example, the group studied the plane’s operation during…
We are a small team committed to launch soon new economical and innovative solutions on the market of Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV/UAS).
We would ask your cooperation on this project responding to this short survey and sharing the link with people who might be interested.
We have been selling our AeroMapper UAV as a kit so far, and we are glad to announce our new Ready To Fly version is available now. Basically this is our second option which includes installed servos, motor and ESC, batteries, RC transmitter, and even battery charger.
We have our first batch…Continue
I put together an overview of what we found when looking into the legalities of UAV use in Canada. Our hope is that as a community we can have a rough outline for each of the countries that the members are from.
Notes: I'm not a professional I've just collated what I found. Please let me know of any mistakes or changes.
Q: Are UAVs legal in the Canada?
A: Unmanned Aerial vehicles are permitted to fly in…
It's thunderstorming here in Wisconsin today so I thought I share my latest video shot from my Xaircraft X650 V-8 using a GoPro camera on a fixed mount. Very stable platform even when NOT using the $300.00 2 or 3 axis camera mount. My mount cost less than $2.00 to make using a couple pieces of colorplast and a flat GoPro mount. What do you think?
Hello to ALL, the new…Continue