All Blog Posts Tagged 'quadcopter' (158)

Fox Business Network's drone coverage

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…


Added by Eric Krasting on February 17, 2015 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments

3D Printed LOKI quad, the WCUAVC and Aerial Vista Challenge Team

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…


Added by Toby Lankford on February 1, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Is it a hobby or not?

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?



Added by Jake Wells on January 28, 2015 at 7:27pm — 18 Comments

Review: DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ vs. 3DR IRIS+

Compared key features of each drone, including flight time, technology features, ease of getting started, camera systems, and price. 

Full review here:…


Added by drnes on January 27, 2015 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

CQV's Series on UAV Rapid Prototyping Part 1: Design and Analysis Software

ComQuest Ventures is an aerospace startup company born from the spirit of DIY and open movements.  We have employed various rapid prototyping methods  to develop our upcoming…


Added by ComQuestVentures on January 9, 2015 at 6:18pm — 6 Comments

FPV testflight 3D printed crossfire

I upgraded my 3D printed crossfire with a Boscam transmitter TS351 and a all-in-one monitor RX-LCD5802. The FPV camera is a GoPro Hero 3. Simultaneously a Sparkfun GPS LS23060 was added. This implied adding code for reading, parsing and processing nmea data. I have chosen a complementary filter approach for fusion of accelerometer data and GPS data. I managed to…


Added by andre van calster on January 7, 2015 at 8:41am — 1 Comment

QAV250 Carbon Fiber Edition - Building TimeLapse Log

Hello DIY Friend's,

This is my latest video, QAV250 Carbon Fiber Edition, Building TimeLapse Log, i hope you enjoy! 

Here is my Setup

Lumenier QAV250 Carbon Fiber Edition

OpenPilot CC3D Atom

Tiger Motor 12A 600hz simonK ESCs 

Lumenier (Tiger motor Rebranded) FX2006-13 2000kv motors

Gemfan 5x3 props

Lumenier CS-600 super…


Added by Alexandre Mainardi on December 15, 2014 at 6:10pm — 5 Comments

Want to buy a drone? Have a new drone?

After reading this recent NY Times article, we developed a page with the intent of quickly raising awareness of newbie quadcopter product buyers of all…


Added by John Githens on December 14, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Atas Defiance 265 - an ultimate fpv racer airframe - Preannouncement!

  Guyz i'm so happy to let you know that Atas Defiance - an fpv racer airframe is now available at…


Added by Dragan on December 14, 2014 at 12:30am — 27 Comments

My Free Foam board 250 sized quadcopter plans.

I've been working on this project for about a month and a half. I was sick of replacing props and I wanted a lighter cheap frame. This frame with wood weighs 193grams. Hope someone out there enjoys it as much as I do. …


Added by Jake Wells on November 26, 2014 at 9:00pm — 17 Comments

DJI INSPIRE 1 in Action



Added by Paul on November 12, 2014 at 5:00pm — 33 Comments

Micro Quadcopter for Christmas?

Horizon Hobby FAZE

Children of all ages are going to love this little craft.

I have a a couple Cheerson CX10's on order for the kids because they were more cost effective (hey I have three kids!).

I was over to the local hobby shop…


Added by ExitZero on November 11, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

How a quadcopter is born?

How a quadcopter is born? from Aldo Vargas on Vimeo.

This educative video shows how a quadcopter is born, and of course its maiden flight. 

I had to built a quad with some parts we order from hobbyking, so, I took my camera, put it in a tripod, read some…


Added by Aldo Vargas on October 29, 2014 at 9:49am — No Comments

Update: DIY Ghetto 5.8g wireless monitor project + Droidplanner

Hi there, I updated the blog I wrote last week which showed how to make a cheap ($50) wireless fpv monitor. This week, I updated to show how to add droidplanner to this setup, and for me it cost zero extra cost. Should cost you about a dollar to make if you're inventive. (Total cost…


Added by benbojangles on October 28, 2014 at 8:00am — 11 Comments

Vibration Mitigation Blocks- VMB1

Vibration is the bane of multirotors, and needed something that I could produce very inexpensively in small quantities for quadcopter builds and other robotic applications. This is what I came up with that I could cut on demand on the waterjet.

I have used zip ties, nylon screws and traditional bolts with nylock nuts to secure them in a frame, and were very impressed with the operation, if…


Added by F. C. Bearsch "Tearig" on October 22, 2014 at 9:25am — 14 Comments

How To Choose Your First Quadcopter

This question gets asked a lot on the forums and Facebook so I thought I'd make a video with some of the answers that I give to new pilots.  Feel free to add your own advice too.

Added by AKRCGUY on October 15, 2014 at 10:26pm — 16 Comments

The all new SteadiDrone MAVRIK

Hey all! Just a quick blog about the new SteadiDrone MAVRIK, featuring 3DR's Pixhawk, very unique airframe designs, full X8 support and all new rail supported front mounter gimbal for a wide range of larger camera. 

It's been a while since our very first drones using the APM1s and we're super excited about…


Added by Duran - SteadiDrone on October 10, 2014 at 3:45am — 7 Comments

Quadrotor indoor position control

This large video is about the project that Murray and me have being doing in the MAST Lab. It's about doing automatic position control and trajectory tracking of a micro unmanned aerial vehicle, being more specific is our 3D printed quadrotor platform,…


Added by Aldo Vargas on September 11, 2014 at 11:00am — 8 Comments

ELF: Your First Pocket Virtual Reality Copter

It's ElecFreaks' latest project.

Our ultimate goal is to make ELF the pocket copters affordable, carry high…


Added by ElecFreaks Technology Ltd on September 4, 2014 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

New quadcopter frame - custom design

I finalized a new layout of my drone design. It now includes a top and bottom plate, a canopy to protect the autopilot and a platform for a GPS (if needed). It also includes legs to be attached to the current 3DR arms.

In detail, the bottom plate includes 3M hole pinouts for the old and new arducopter power…


Added by koen.hufkens on August 30, 2014 at 8:33pm — No Comments

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