Last week(week 5) I tested out a new FPV system using 1.2 GHZ. It works great. The only problem I had was that it was locking out my 2.4GHZ control. So for the video I used my old 72mhz radio. Let's just call it glitch. It glitched me right into a patch of stinging nettles. So I ordered a low pass filter from Readymaderc.com. Then I commenced to building yet…
Wednesday, May 8th 2013
My wife made a comment about it taking a long time to assemble the BoxCopter and get into the air. So I figured I'd come up with a new prototype. This is it. A balsa h-copter that can fly with or without a box. Making things lighter and modular made for longer flight times and faster assembly. I did make things more simple but…
Good evening to All.
The fifteen plus years of my involvement with airmodelling, has sometimes brought me in strange paths, mysterious driveways, beautiful agony. The journey to Ithaca continues with great passion for research, construction, testing new technologies. In this journey I meet people who inspire me, support me, eventually becoming ... Friends…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…
Another quad that i found on hobbyking. It caught my eye as it has a monitor inbuilt to the controller. I've seen a few concept controllers maybe this could work?
A nice shortcut to newcomers with a 3-axis gyro stabilization system.
3.5" LCD screen which matches some phones.Range is limited but i suppose some hacking might sort…Continue
hear is what's happening next-
Check out my 3d printed GoPro Hero 3 lens mount
Works great on QAVs, TBS Disco etc
Planning to add some protection (something like a…Continue
David Windestal posts a video where he uses some relatively high powered video and RC transmitters to guide a small foamie glider back to Earth after releasing it from a weather balloon. It wasn't entirely successful, but pretty cool nonetheless. Something I've always wanted to try.
Canon just annonced a new high sensivity camera with low noise. A new age for FPV night age is coming ?
Unfortunately I'm unable to embed video, so you have to click on the image to go to the Canon website.
The newly developed CMOS sensor features pixels measuring 19 microns square in size, which is more than 7.5-times the surface area of the pixels on the…
Went and flew at 60 acres today. only had time for a 20 minute test flight. the camera was out of focus and it was getting dark. This was flown with a foxtech 370 kv motor ,…Continue
The out test team together with users every day suggests new functionality for PitLab FPV System including OSD and Autopilot. Now we have pleasure to announce version 2.09 with many new features and correction. Full description can be found in the …Continue
Added by Pitlab on February 19, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
I'm following this community regularly and I must say that I'm very impressed
by all the job done and the good spirit. Congrats to Chris and all the team players!
Some months ago, I started to build a ground station and I realised that
an affordable full-featured…
This is a quick video of a flight after some fresh snow in Castlewood Canyon State Park south of Denver, which was one of my favorite places to go as a kid. This is the first video I've posted using my new GoPro3 White Edition. It's taken me forever to figure out the right settings for color correction, since the raw video from this camera is normally flat…Continue
I am happy to announce I have secured a distributor in Australia. please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for ordering info. They should have a proper store front up next week at boltrc.com
never heard of the Techpod? Read more about it @ …Continue
so here is the latest news concerning the techpod:
Got the production unit in.…Continue
Chasing RIB boats with my FPV quadcopter.
I was sitting in the yellow boat. Pretty scary, flying over waves while holding the transmitter.
NTM 1200kv 250w
5000mah 3s lipo
Turnigy Plush 18 amp ESC
9x4.7 slow fly props
GoPro HD hero
1.2Ghz 600mw video transmitter
Dragon link for…
What would you like to see in a thermal pan tilt platform to make it effective for UAV usage?
I am with a company called SPI Corp and we manufacture a low cost multi sensor pan tilt platform called the M1-D. The M1-D initially was developed for use on ground vehicles but due to its light weight, small size and low cost it has become very popular with folks in the aerial imaging world…Continue
Missing battery and camera box have a design which should weigh 140 grams empty.
The assembly shown below weighs 684 Grams no motor or electronics.
Electronics shown weigh 110 grams ESC Arduino board, Xbee, antenna & Gyro…Continue
Revised Yellow FPV Plane with gyro stability system added, Worked best with analogue inputs from Murata piezo gyro sensors of a dead KK board filtered taking a 10 point average. Yaw compensation is currently not used as there is no rudder presently.
Gyro stability code in action…Continue
Added by Nick Goodey on November 24, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments