OneDrone proudly present new copter platform developed by European copter experts SIS Hobby. More than a year of developement resulted in cool multicopter kit, capable of flying more than 20 min with standard 3S 5000 mAh battery - in almost all conditions - day and night. Copter is equipped with SIS…Continue
I just wanted to share a design we have been working on for the FPV/DIY UAV crowd.
Our goal was to design something relatively rugged, easy to build/use and affordable. And since we CNC hot wire cut foam cores for a living it needed to be manufacturable with our current…Continue
Happy New Year 2013 from jDrones to all and everyone.
See you guys/gals next year ( i mean this ).
Jani / jDrones
Here is a compilation of clips from the best flights from my first month flying my new FPV Deep Reaper wing. The first minute or so is my maiden flight, and the rest of the video features clips from various flights around the Denver area.
Here's a shot of my plane and ground station:…Continue
This is a BONUS edit For all FPV Lovers !
I have designed my own flying wing and had it cut from flyingfoam. I would love the input of some of the members of DIYDRONES. The span is 60", I chose an MH60 airfoil and added about 2 deg washout. I cutout the motor mount and servo mounts on my CNC router.…Continue
We decided that it was time to test out the stability of the DJI Wookong M electronics on the CineStar 8 from FreeFly Systems.
So we flew a small girl around the park without making any gain adjustments in the DJI assistant.
I just want to know your opinion about this page:
It says that their quadcopter can fly for 4-8 hours thanks to their propietary…Continue
jDrones NEWS: IOBoard goes MAVLink 1.0
Time has come to make another exciting release. New software has been released for our mini IOBoard. With this software you are not anymore depending on static flashes, blinks and other patterns.
We made blog post about basic jD-IOBoard few weeks ago and you can read…Continue
Those of us in the North Country, are very familiar with the shape and mess that we have to clean up every year. Yes the venerable maple seed. Lockheed has found a way to turn this into a military drone. Way to go, Lockheed!
This design seems familiar, very much like Jack Crossfire's Marcy mono-wing.…Continue
While adding the AMP to the Shrike, we wanted to understand Flying Wings a little better and explore expos. We incrementally increased expose to 0%, 30%, and 60%, then flew the Raptor with the existing vertical stabilizer at 100%, 50%, and 0%. We were surprised to find that it flew just fine with 0% stabilizer! This test was in low wind, however, so it will…Continue
After flying the raptor several times with the 8"x4" prop, we felt like we were stuck in 2nd gear not harnessing the full potential of the motor. We decided to fly the raptor…
Dji is the best multirotor system out there for the price it lives up to the hype. I bought a f330 pre built arf kit used save about a…Continue
Why such a provocative title? Well, a few days ago a fellow RC enthusiast approached me brimming with pride and sense of accomplishment. He wanted to tell me how he had flow his FPV RC airplane up to 3500 feet and in the clouds and successfully…Continue
Here is a cool project i've found on the net... it can walk and fly :)
Firefly Mark One Flies in TREX Configuration. It's like a Space Odyssey!
As you can see above the 3D printed frame project has advanced one more step. I have fitted the 3D printed hub with 4 cut down TREX 450 (12mm) tail booms. It's being flow in Stability Mode. Just a note on cutting the…Continue
The T6EX doesn't have a 3 position switch channel, so I had to combine channel 5 and 6 to get four modes. I made it work with a pot that has double terminals for each knob position, so that way there is always 2 pins to connect cables to for a single position.
Think of this knob as a bridge between same terminals: A to A, B to B, etc, closing the circuit to ground.
Channel 6 is connected to a terminal A and a terminal B from the opposite side.
Channel 5 is…Continue
Here is video of first flights with the new lighter Hashcopter. PIDs make it a bit agressive and unstable because of reduced weight. Also you can see the massive camera flying with the copter.
Story goes like this:
I had a bad crash after few hours of flight time with Hashcopter. Crash was caused by flying the battery too empty and one off the ESCs cutting power off. The copter is capable of landing with 7 motors but I made a mistake flying to…Continue
Using an Phillips NXP LPC20148 ARM7 processor, a Nintendo Wii motion+, and some xbees I've made a really stable platform for quads. (mode details here) It is running FreeRTOS which makes it very expandable in the future. My old frame flew great with it, but I wanted something smaller.…Continue