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
Added by FusionFlight on April 7, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
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?
Compared key features of each drone, including flight time, technology features, ease of getting started, camera systems, and price.Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…
Guyz i'm so happy to let you know that Atas Defiance - an fpv racer airframe is now available at…Continue
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. …Continue
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…Continue