Hello DIY Drones,
I'm taking on this project so I can find a Low Cost, Durable, easy to install solar solution for this communities APM 2.5 Operated Projects. I've spent almost $800 USD of my own money to purchase electrical gauges and equipment to make this project possible. Also I own the majority of the electronics needed for this…Continue
Here we go the 2nd Part is now online.
Shots were taken by a GoPro 3 without gimbal on a more or less well tuned QAV400 which is a really great platform for doing some serious video recordings. Together with the APM 2.5 and its GPS support its a great small package which is easy to carry around. All flown FPV wiht an 2.4Ghz video system…Continue
Since a long time I do fly airplanes together with an APM 2.5 for safety and RTL feature.
Now, back in February I started to fly quad copters and "tested" a lot of different FC. However my favorite one is still the APM since the code is open source and it is easy to program new stuff that I use for aerial filming.
In April I went…Continue
Just finished assembling the frame. looks like a tank! lol.Continue
Bending the parts.
Test fit of the stacked up plate and Centerpiece. I really have a hard time bending the parts. I made a sheet metal brake made of wood! Checked the distances from the CAD drawing. everything seems ok. +/- 1mm-- good enough for me.…Continue
Just fresh from the waterjet cutter..
Fred De F I Want FPV Now
video musical clip on saint martin island.
Tricopter , apm 2.5, arducopter 2.9.1 , ntm motors 750kv with 11x4,5 (gelo effect !!!) , 3 s 2200ma , esc simonk rc timer.
Go pro Black edition , protune and profile RAW by techincolor.…
I wanted to design (actually took reference on a couple of existing design) my quadcopter frame. My main purpose is to have a quadcopter carry a gopro for…Continue
During my daily browsing session through the new products on DealExtreme I found that they are selling the APM 2.5 for US$ 75 including shipping.
No sign of a 3DR or other logo and also no mention of open source or open hardware. The price…Continue
Flying laps at home with one tough little tricopter. Hit the house, trimmed some trees, prentended to be an axe. This little guy does it all.
DIY T-Copter Frame and yaw mech by me using 5/8in square hardwood.…
As this video shows the APM gyro is sensitive to heat changes after it is powered on. Be careful that you allow your APM to acclimate to the flying conditions before powering it up for the first time. This doesn’t seem to take more than 5 minutes but this is only for my specific quad…Continue
I never do a range check. But when I do, I forget to take it out of range check mode before takeoff.
APM2.5 saved the day and loitered…Continue
I've seen huge improvements in terms of sensor fusion algorithms implementations into the APM 2.5, but none of those changes have been made to the ArduIMU v3. As a result the arduIMU is EXTREMELY sensitive to vibration and drift. I have taken…Continue
This week has had quite the number of battles. I finally got the Coffin Copter in the air and flying very nice using the Ardupilot. I don't think I'll even go back to Naza.
After investing most time into PX4 for quite a long time now, the PX4 native stack has made it into a shape where we can fly fixed wing in autonomous mode with it, and there is also progress on multicopters. This put QGroundControl back into the development focus, since the field tests…Continue
Hey again guys, just a quick post here of some recent videos we've posted, firstly let me once again thank all the developers who make this code as…Continue
Here is an interesting quad frame that Hobbyking is selling. I can see this really working.
Nice enclosures for the motors…Continue
Upload Stable, Beta or Developer Firmware to your APM or PX4 for ArduCopter, ArduPlane and ArduRover. The ArduPilot Developers have put together a Great new site from which you can upload any version of Firmware Drivers to your APM or PX4…Continue
This is the third iteration of my Ardupilot Mega to Hitec telemetry adapter. Adapter no longer requires modifications to APM itself, but instead connects to telemetry port of APM and it has a pass through connector for telemetry transmitter. I made PCB this time using SMD parts for smaller size:…Continue
I made a strange frame, it's not pretty looks, but it really can fly.
It isn't very stable now. I will keep tuning.
My idea is simple, just need one engine take the air into box, then go out from three gas outlet. Three servo control flow rate to make different force. And need a tail blade to control yaw. It's very like…Continue