In this project, I will go through the process of designing and making a flight controller board from scratch for a micro-quadcopter. This board will be based on the ATMega328 microcontroller and will be used to control four coreless DC motors. The whole PCB making process from…Continue
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return "…Continue
This video shows the maiden flight of my new brushed quadrotor, a “totally DIY" project using my own C++
firmware (Multiwii clone with hardware abstraction), 3DFly
3D-printed frame, and, best of all, a 32-bit brushed-motor…
There is no doubt DJI dominates the high-end camera drone market and many dealers are gaining great profit with DJI products.They provide superior…Continue
Hello, I would like to show you my recent project with official name:
Quadcopters are flying drones with a highly constrained payload capacity, limited computation power as well as communication capabilities. Such quadcopters can be equipped with a low…Continue
One of the printers we use for prototyping / manufacturing. This is the BIGREP ONE, the most advanced big FFF printer!
We are using bionic structure to make the Arrow Drone stable…Continue
If you don’t already have your “go-to” mobile app for no-fly zones, flight logs, news, or weather, I encourage you to check out Hover. Available for free on iOS and Android, it provides all the tools you need to navigate…Continue
Here's a video from one of our recent tests of our GTQ-Cormorant: a submarine and quadrotor hybrid.
We use an air pump/solenoid system to move air between the clear, water-tight pressure hull and an external air bladder for depth…Continue
Maybe you are one of those who googled for the difference between Quadcopter & Tricopter. For sure you found many feedback and comparisons.
Mainly the difference will be regarding power consuming, or mechanical complexity. Some prefer Quadcopters for its simplicity to build and fix, others prefer TRICopter for its ability to YAW more…Continue
The passing of the autumnal equinox provides more opportunity to test luminary robots. Over the last few years, at about this time, I find myself deep in lighting experiments for upcoming projects. It's important to test any candidate lighting systems to understand how they might…Continue
Added by earthpatrol on October 7, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments
For bench marking my own developed flight controller, I built a Quanum XJ470 drone with a DroPix (Arducopter/PixHawk) flight controller. Some additional features: esc AFRO 30A; motors: SunnySky 980 KV; props 10 x 4.5. My first testflight shows that the drone with the DroPix flies great.
International airport no-fly zone maps are now available! Of course detailed US, UK, and Korean maps are still up and running as well :)
Hover - an app for Drone…
UK maps no-fly zone maps are now available! Of course US maps are still up and running as well
Hover Features (iOS &…
Added by Dan Held on August 18, 2015 at 3:02pm — No Comments
This is a quick overview of my masters research work that you might find interesting. I've been posting in the drones-discuss developer mailing list and a couple of people suggested I make a post over here for everyone to see. The associated paper is titled "Relief and Emergency Communication…Continue
I am surprised no-one else has beat me to this,but the DJI phantom 3 has been released and is not as expensive as you might think when considering that is packs the same tech as the DJI inspire 1 (such as lightbridge and the indoor vision sensors)
Today DJI has announced the new Phantom 3 quadcopter which is released in two flavors, the Phantom 3 Advanced,…Continue
I work in TV news. We've been doing a lot of coverage on the new FAA rules, particularly how the "line of sight" rule could impact businesses like Amazon. Had a chance to appear on Varney & Co... the world's best business news show hosted by the brilliant Stuart Varney. While Stuart knows quite a bit about finance and politics, tech is not his strong suit. So I decided to put myself, and my drones on the show today to explain how flying outside of line of sight…Continue
2014 was an exciting year for the Aerial Vista Challenge with lots of ups and downs but some amazing progress in unmanned capabilities and unmanned systems integration. First, we are disappointed to have not had any news on a date for the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge that was supposed to happen in November of last year. We have had no news in the last month and there is nothing scheduled on their website for 2015. We have been holding back on decimating…Continue
Added by Toby Lankford on February 1, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments
I have been posting here for a couple years. Back when it consisted of a lot less drone and a lot more DIY. So please refrain from making silly comments like,"Do you know the name of the site you just posted on?"
Now that that's taken care of. You may have noticed the Commander in Chief told the FAA yesterday to do their job. That made me think. Not that I don't have this thought at least once a week. What happens if we lose our hobby what will I do?