After more than a year of design and development, I've built version 2 of the iQuad custom tilt-rotor quadcopter which is capable of achieving high forward speed by tilting its rotors forward in flight. After several days of flight testing and tuning, I was able to achieve stable hover and incredibly fast forward flight. Near the middle of the video, you can see the…Continue
I'm amazed how complicated some of the designs are for the power distribution of a quadcopter so I made my own.
To monitor current put the sensor between the power source and one ESC in order to get a value that can be multiplied to calculate…Continue
NavStik users are now using NavStik to build a variety of autonomous systems. Its extremely small size and light weight (4 grams), coupled with a powerful Cortex M4…Continue
Here is Quaddict, a foldable quadcopter, made for your best aerial video experience.
Take a tour on …Continue
We have recently discovered a way to build hybrid gas/electric-powered multi-copters and would like to share it with you.
The main advantages are:
1) Heavy lift - due to gas engine…Continue
If you're looking for a cool new way to capture and process infrared/near-infrared photos, consider the Raspberry Pi NoiR along with…Continue
Here's a fresh change, an example of UAV's used for good!
cividrones has been in the air with a quadcopter within the area of Lithgow, New South Wales (Australia) during our current fire season highlighting the extensive damage done to property as well as ongoing preventative measures in use by 'firies' to control these fires. The…Continue
Just finished assembling the frame. looks like a tank! lol.Continue
Bending the parts.
Test fit of the stacked up plate and Centerpiece. I really have a hard time bending the parts. I made a sheet metal brake made of wood! Checked the distances from the CAD drawing. everything seems ok. +/- 1mm-- good enough for me.…Continue
Just fresh from the waterjet cutter..
I wanted to design (actually took reference on a couple of existing design) my quadcopter frame. My main purpose is to have a quadcopter carry a gopro for…Continue
UK aerial film production company, Out Filming, has produced a promotional video for a beach-front bar using a quadcopter and octocopter. During the film the quadcopter is used to deliver a single bottle of beer to a beach-goer, before the…Continue
Ok, so in my previous blog post: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/ghetto-fpv-quadcopter-1 I wrote a fairly comprehensive instruction on how to build a ghetto fpv quadcopter for around £115. It works well. However, just this week…Continue
I want to show you my new (first) drone working with ardupilot 2.5 on the frame x525 v3 with props 11x4.7 the rest specification is on the following picture. I please for comments or suggestions, I don´t have so much experiences
Sorry for my english :) Martin (17) Czech republic…Continue
A short video I made using my MultiWii quad flying at my school today morning :) I'm 15, so any opinions are appreciated. Please watch in HD for best effect. Hope you enjoy!!!!!! Shot on a windy day,before a storm so I had fight with the controls a bit.
Now SmartAP Autopilot is a fully autonomous autopilot. In this video a quadcopter equipped with SmartAP Autopilot performs autonomous take off and waypoint flight. After that it returns to home and demonstrates an autonomous landing.
More information about the project you can find on the website:…Continue
I just finished building a tilt-rotor quadcopter. I started the project about a year ago, starting with a 3DRobotics quad frame to learn the ropes. At this point, the only thing that remains from the original quad is the APM and ESCs.
I planned to add wings on the arms to allow the quad to generate lift while flying forward, but I…Continue
July 12, 2013 By