Hey everyone! In case you haven't been following us on our website or here on DIY Drones, we are two guys who have been tinkering with gimbal design and other aerial photography related projects. Over the last few months we've…Continue
As a member of the Midwestern Unmanned Agricultural Vehicle Association, I am pleased to announce the establishment of the first state chapter of MUAVA! The Kansas Chapter would like to invite any UAS enthusiasts interested in the usage of these systems for agricultural purposes. As a member of MUAVA, you will be…Continue
I seen info about this on a KAP forum.
Looking for some advice here. I have been approached by a local newspaper photographer who wants to do a story on me and my "hobby" aerial photography. I'm looking for POSITIVE suggestions on subject matter I can share to steer away from some of…Continue
I made a new FPV Showreel:
All shots are from multiwii/APM controlled Hexa/Quad and a Skywalker, shot on a GoPro Hero2.
Comments are welcome!
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Added by Jonathan Arad on October 6, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments
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..
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
In this video, I go over how to trigger a Canon s95 camera through an rc transmitter, without taping a servo on top to push the shutter button. Canon cameras use a firmware hack called CHDK that allows shutter control through the usb port. With a simple switch from Turnigy, we can trigger the camera from the transmitter.
I decided to run some older imagery I came across the other day through photoscan and came up with some pretty cool results. Above is the park behind 3d Robotics where I used to fly after work. Below is an aerial shot of the 3DR neighborhood.…Continue
Geo-tagged aerial pictures are very useful for mosaic mapping as well as the creation of accurate 3D models from a terrain.
Michael Oborne added a great tool for injecting GPS data on the EXIF tags by using APM's telemetry log from a flight.
This tutorial was…
A couple months ago we announced the Aeromapper UAV: a versatile all-composite, low cost UAV mainly aimed for mapping applications, but also being used as a multipurpose UAV platform for its great versatility, performance and great internal volume for different payloads.
It is offered in 3 different options: as a kit, as a RTF with all the…
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
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
It really takes very little to become hooked on all this UAV stuff... Of course the learning curve for a complete and utter noob such as myself has been immense, but the payoff has been equally so. Being able to send my stock 3DR soaring above a sun-baked vineyard and have it return with a treasure trove of images including one like this, make all the time, frustration and money completely worth it!
Thanks to all of the developers, testers and enthusiasts…Continue
I'm experimenting with a downward-facing point and shoot camera for aerial photography & mapping.
I had a (very turbulent) flight with APM and called an early abort because of high wind. After looking at the footage, it seemed not bad, so I ran it through hypr3d:
Some awesome software they…Continue
I have been working on a hexacopter for aerial videography and photography. The hexacopter is equipped with a ArduPilot Mega with sonar, gps, magnetometer and a camera gimbal. After hours of tuning, I got the Scout Hexa really dialed in.
I really happy with the stability of the Arducopter code. Here is a video demonstrating some of the ArduPilot…Continue
BACK IN THE RACE! for those considering UAV airframes for their aerial photography and photomapping applications we now have available the AeroMapper UAV. A high performance electric glider integrated with a UAV Payload Bay Module that offers great room and protection…Continue