All Blog Posts Tagged 'quadcopter' (168)

Submarine Quadrotor

 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…


Added by DB on November 14, 2015 at 10:30am — 9 Comments

Compact quadcopter with foldable frame and gimbal

Hello everyone. Long story short we are a small group of enthusiasts, who started to develop drones, payloads and accessories. Why we decided to do so? Because everything that were our there on the market was either too expensive or couldn’t satisfy our needs. We started with simple hobby equipment…

Added by Jacob Cereteli on November 13, 2015 at 4:17am — 4 Comments

To Tricopter or to Quadcopter ..... That is the Question

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…


Added by MHefny on October 26, 2015 at 7:30am — 18 Comments

Nocturnal Flying Robots Emerge

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…


Added by earthpatrol on October 7, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

testflight xj470

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.

Added by andre van calster on September 12, 2015 at 2:42am — 2 Comments

Hover - #1 app for Drone pilots adds International airports to no-fly zone maps!

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…


Added by Dan Held on August 29, 2015 at 12:44pm — 2 Comments

Hover - #1 app for Drone & RC pilots launches UK no-fly zone maps!

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

Andruav - Towards a Shared Data Model

It has been a while since my last article about Andruav.

Now Andruav has…


Added by MHefny on June 5, 2015 at 7:26pm — 8 Comments

Autonomous UAV Clustering Network

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…


Added by Paul Bupe on April 14, 2015 at 1:23pm — 14 Comments

DJI Phantom 3 Released!


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,…


Added by on April 8, 2015 at 1:00pm — 42 Comments

FusionFlight presents JetQuad: Jet Engine Powered Quadcopter


Added by FusionFlight on April 7, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

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 — 33 Comments

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