A LowCost drone as a SAR project.
This test flight was the first one with WP route navigation.
Height was set to 100m (328 feet).
The flight was made LOS max distance was arround 950 m.
Testplatform: Blixler II
Autopilot: FY31AP (without datalink)
Battery: 4S lipo 4500mAh
Wind: 8-10m/s (very shaky in winds)
OSD: EzOSD (just what needed)
On a lunch break last month, a small custom-built octacopter made a 10-minute flight through the city of Guildford, outside of London. Its special cargo: two large pepperoni pizzas.
The delivery was masterminded by a T + Biscuits, an English creative agency that was hired by Domino's to test prototypes. Read more…Continue
Because the latter one of condor drone tests went very well in the navigation, I decided to mount the camera aboard the condor photography for mapping and the results appear promising.
Raw flight footage.
Just to document some early progress in the building of a multirotor Conservation Drone with thermal imaging for wildlife research (last picture shows the quad with a FLIR PS32 camera, yet to be mounted). Apologies for the shaky video taken with an iphone (had to hold on to transmitter with other hand).
...left with a cliffhanger: are you allowed to shoot down a drone if it's over your "airspace" (very end of the…Continue
A very quick look at the follow me mode in the SteadiDrone AGC (Android Ground Control) App and the SteadiDrone QU4D. Using the GPS system the drone is set to 'follow me' mode and the follows…
Added by Joshua Johnson on April 26, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments
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
Don’t be surprised if you hear a buzzing sound in the hallways of South Hall this semester; it’s the sound of the future, in the form of small student-piloted unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones.
This semester, a small team of School of Information students is experimenting with…Continue
It's simple, put an apm2.5 on a mscomposite swift-II flying wing, launch it on a mission, put video goggles on, launch miniquad and start chasing :-)
Actually it wasn't so easy to find the drone in the sky, looking through the videogoggles. I needed some help from a spotter to get the done in my sights. Once locked in I could follow it fairly well…
Just a taste of a project I'm involved with at Fordham University's Cyber Security and Intelligence Group and the Ferrante Group. Phase one is getting wrapped up, with the second phase pending research funding. A lot of 3DR technology is used in this!
Hey DIYDrones community,
This year at NAB 2013 Las Vegas, the RED booth had an incredible display with a beautifully engineered 12-Rotor. It may be the first duodeca-copter of its kind. Its payload was the RED Epic with a custom carbon fiber gimbal and skids.
You can learn more from their website: …Continue
As you all know brushless gimbals are the future, and we've just tested our first small BG for our SteadiDrone QU4D, here are some quick clips, much more to come soon. You can check out…Continue
By Vince Horiuchi| The Salt Lake Tribune
An alliance made up of Utah universities and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is making a bid to turn part of the state into a testing ground for “unmanned aerial systems.” You may know them as drones.
But officials from the…Continue
January 1, 2013: The sovereign state of Oregon enacts legislation making…Continue
WASHINGTON — It’s a good bet that in the not-so-distant future, aerial drones will be part of everyday life in the U.S.
Far from the killing machines whose missiles incinerate terrorists overseas, these generally small, unmanned aircraft will help police departments find missing…Continue
Added by Thomas J Coyle III on March 30, 2013 at 6:37am — No Comments