All Blog Posts Tagged 'quadcopter' (154)

Arduino Due 32Bit Quadrotor Testing Altitude Hold

TKquadrotor 32 bit run roop 400 Hz…


Added by QuadrotorThai Tevada on August 17, 2014 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Our very first prototype!..….but it’s grounded

Hi everyone!

Another update from the UASys team with our safe, practical and affordable multicopter design. After some initial drawings of a foldable quadcopter…


Added by UASys on August 6, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Raspberry Fly

Finally got around to building my first quadcopter after talking about it for way to long. Great experience, but of course it did take a lot of online research to gather all the necessary bits of information. I decided to collect that information on my website in the hopes that other budding UAV enthusiast could…


Added by Peder Raatz-Pedersen on July 18, 2014 at 8:01am — 8 Comments

New Pro Multirotors Airframes - Special Price


Quadcopter Airframe Kit: 188,79 €

Hexacopter Airframe Kit: 239,20 €

Octocopter Airframe Kit: 319,20 €

Promotion Valid until: 20th…


Added by Rui Costa on July 12, 2014 at 6:17am — 7 Comments

New Professional Multirotor Airframes

We would like to introduce our new line of high quality professional multirotor airframes.

Please check them on our online shop at: …


Added by Rui Costa on July 8, 2014 at 2:17am — 24 Comments

PRE-Flight RC Simulator Drone Edition

It is my pleasure to present the PRE-Flight RC Simulator Drone Edition.
In my experience, 50% of beginners totally destroy their RC aircraft in the first week. About 25% destroy them in their first flight. This is a costly exercise, as the typical FPV-capable drone start at around $400 and may…

Added by Jose Pena on July 8, 2014 at 12:14am — 5 Comments

Basic Sonar-based Collision Avoidance for a Quadcopter

This last academic year, as a part of our Senior Design Project for an undergrad program in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering at the University of Miami, my team (Mark Agate and Stephen Markus) and I developed a basic collision avoidance system using sonar sensors.

We first constructed a relatively…


Added by Sarmad Chaudhry on June 25, 2014 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

How to do big group "dronies"

Recently, I took a picture of my entire senior class at Newman Smith High School in Carrollton Texas. I'd like to share the results with the rest of you all. 

I made a how-to on on how I planned the whole thing and also, all the other pictures and video. 

Here'st the link to the instructables: …


Added by Jeffrey H. on June 19, 2014 at 9:22pm — No Comments

My Copters Have Arrived!

First of all, I would like to thank everyone on this site that helped me within the past few weeks! Y'all's advice definitely helped me make some decisions in moving forward with these UAVs. With that being said, I wanted to give an update to anyone who is interested in what I finally…


Added by Kate on June 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

First Chocolate Quadcopter ;-)

My girlfriend loves baking and chocolate and I love building and flying quadcopters. That probably makes us the perfect couple fulfilling all gender specific clichés ;-) Anyway, she came up with the idea to build a chocolate copter. I was skeptical at first. Chocolate is not as stable as aluminum or carbon - which are typically used for copter frames. Nor is it heat-resistant. As…


Added by Mike C on June 2, 2014 at 12:20pm — 19 Comments

The World's First Drone Painting Company!

We teamed up with Bercom makers of the HANDy Paint Products to create the world's first residential and commercial Drone Painting Company.

Check it out!




"Tongue in cheek" this was a lot of fun and very scary at times putting a 4' pole with a roller and trying to fly it around painting stuff.  It was…


Added by markpre on May 22, 2014 at 7:13pm — 9 Comments

M.I.A. Broadening a D.I.Y. Dialog

Here at DIYDrones, our community constitutes only a portion of a much larger movement; that of empowered individuals and groups. Music artist, M.I.A., has embraced these types of movements and incorporated an onslaught of DIY imagery in…


Added by earthpatrol on May 20, 2014 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

Anti-Jello Camera Mount Test And Vertical Acceleration Test

This is only the 4th or 5th flight since installing my new carbon fiber props from Hobby King and I have to say, between that and my DIY wire rope "jello killer" camera mount, the video is looking pretty good. Especially considering I don't have a gimbal.

Anyway, I was…


Added by Crady von Pawlak on May 15, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Phenox: Fly Your Creativity!

Hi DIY Drones,…


Added by Phenox Lab on May 10, 2014 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

Gas Powered Single Engine Variable Pitch Quadcopter

Hi Everyone,

Heres a "little" project I started a little less then a year ago. It all begin with design requirements of a quadcopter with a 10 pound payload for a one hour flight time and ended up with a gasoline/variable pitch build. At the time and since then I've come across many blogs, discussions,…


Added by Silas Van Natter on May 2, 2014 at 1:00pm — 25 Comments

E-Waste Quadcopter Lifts Your Spirits While Keeping Costs Down

Over at Hackaday, a quadcopter made from ewaste.

"It’s pretty obvious that the main rotors are PC Fans, 140mm in this case. Normally, these wouldn’t be able to create enough lift to get out of their own way…


Added by Mark Harrison on April 1, 2014 at 11:29pm — 20 Comments

Project Update: 3D printed Mini H-Quad - laser cutting + more!

Just a quick update this weekend. I've printed all the pieces, even got to the laser cutter to try cutting some of the body parts out. 

Here are some images and a small demo of a non scientific flex test between a 3D printed part and an acrylic part.…


Added by Callil Capuozzo on March 8, 2014 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

Noob Quadcopter Training: Thank You Community

I've been reading DIY Drones for a year now. So much information, experience, and stories. It is the stories that have kept me from diving into getting my own Y6 or Quad. The very idea that I could lose several thousand dollars in a split second terrifies me. And it should.

I don't want to…


Added by rocklandusa on February 23, 2014 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

3d printed mini quadcopter

After various CAD atempts to design a quadcopter that is both practical and functional, but not the "standard" design, this is my first prototype. Features:

  • single screw to lock/unlock the body cap.
  • Motor arms with internal wiring are replaceable
  • Front camera internal
  • all up weight 560 gram with lipo
  • Low c.o.g.
  • Full SLS nylon parts 1/3mm…


Added by holy on February 11, 2014 at 12:30pm — 20 Comments

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