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
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…Continue
Added by Aldo Vargas on October 29, 2014 at 9:49am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
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.
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…
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,…Continue
It's ElecFreaks' latest project.
Our ultimate goal is to make ELF the pocket copters affordable, carry high…Continue
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…Continue
Added by koen.hufkens on August 30, 2014 at 8:33pm — No Comments