All Blog Posts Tagged 'quadcopter' (180)

Thrust Stand for Large Motors

My colleague and I received a lot of help from the DIYDrones community two years ago when we launched the Series 1580 with our company RCbenchmark. We had just finished our masters in robotics. After a lot of work, we are now releasing the Series 1780, a dyno to test motors and propellers producing up to 25 kgf of thrust.

Although this…

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Added by Charles Blouin on October 26, 2017 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Going forward, Hybrid System drone (Sandwich Drone Project)

In this month I've worked on my generator, it is composed of a brushless motor, a glow one and a diode bridge rectifier, as you can see in picture

It was able to generate at max throttle about 1.2 kW , starting the motor is difficult, I don't love glow engines (I only figured it now ahah) but the point is…

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Added by Nicolai Valenti on October 1, 2017 at 5:30am — 12 Comments

50 MINUTE flight with my cargo drone video (with only a 3s 5200 mah) AND WITHOUT THE CARGO BOX

Hi guys, there is my video test showing my first flight time test with my cargo drone, I get 50 minutes with a 3s 5.2 Ah, if you want to stay tuned about the project sign up the newsletter http://eepurl.com/cUJnJr  or just take a look to my site …

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Added by Nicolai Valenti on August 11, 2017 at 4:00pm — 21 Comments

3KG Lift test for my Cargo Drone, with video!

Today I've made a new test of 3KG payload drone, I'm working on a cargo drone since 2015 so this is a great result for me, I'm also working on autonomous flight system for my drone there is the newsletter of the project: http://eepurl.com/cUJnJr

and here is the site:…

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Added by Nicolai Valenti on July 28, 2017 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

New frame for my cargo drone and upcoming 4KG PAYLOAD test

In these days, while waiting for the waypoint navigation hardware, I'm working on the new frame for my cargo drone, and on the new box, I'm also planning for 4KG PAYLOAD test, after the first of 2kg, I've now got 580kv motors so I have better a thrust, if you want to stay informed on this project please subscribe to the newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cUJnJr  or take a look at my site: …

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Added by Nicolai Valenti on July 17, 2017 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

2 kg Test of cargo drone

Hi guys, in these days I made a successful payload test of my cargo drone (it's just a few seconds but it demonstrates that we can do it). Another news is that I'm working on the cargo box so I changed it with a more resistant one and now I'm working on the navigation system (based on waypoints).  ( sign up to stay informed on this project http://eepurl.com/cUJnJr   or visit our site  …

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Added by Nicolai Valenti on July 9, 2017 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Sandwich: my little (and really cheap) cargo drone

Hi this is my little cargo drone, it can lift about 2000g and the maximum flight time is about 50 minutes, I also have a site so if you want just click the link, take a look and subscribe to the newsletter https://www.sandwichdrones.it/ …

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Added by Nicolai Valenti on July 6, 2017 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Quadcopter ESC: Type, Firmware and Key parameters

Before choosing the best esc for quadcopter or FPV, you should know some ESC knowledges (Type, Firmware and Key parameters) as below.

ESC type

A Brushed Motor has a rotating set of wound wire coils which acts as an electromagnet with two poles.

A Brushless Motor uses a permanent…

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Added by Jack on June 25, 2017 at 7:32am — 2 Comments

3 difference flight controller types of flying style

quadcopter Flight controller Flight controllers tend to be aimed at different types of flying style: Cinema Flying, Sport Flying and Autonomous Flying. At the same time, there is a massive number of flight controller brands in the market, so it's hard to know which is best. Today I will give some perspective on that.

 

Flight controller For Cinema Flying

Pixhawk PX4 :Integrating…

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Added by Jack on June 19, 2017 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Circuit Board for DIY Arduino Micro-quadcopter

In this project, I will go through the process of designing and making a flight controller board from scratch for a micro-quadcopter. This board will be based on the ATMega328 microcontroller and will be used to control four coreless DC motors. The whole PCB making process from…

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Added by Flfeather on February 28, 2017 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Zuppa Autopilot: Flying Experience

"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return "…

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Added by Kiran Prakash on January 17, 2017 at 10:13am — 6 Comments

Hackflight Teensycopter

This video  shows the maiden flight of my new brushed quadrotor, a “totally DIY" project using my own C++

firmware  (Multiwii clone with hardware abstraction), 3DFly

3D-printed frame, and, best of all, a 32-bit brushed-motor…

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Added by Simon D. Levy on October 7, 2016 at 5:44pm — 25 Comments

A Non-DJI Drone!!!

There is no doubt DJI dominates the high-end camera drone market and many dealers are gaining great profit with DJI products.They provide superior…

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Added by Tony Tech on August 8, 2016 at 6:44am — 6 Comments

Quadcopter able to track an object in video frame and follow it without permanent connection to GCS





Hello, I would like to show you my recent project with official name:

An On-Drone Dynamic Object Track and Follow Solution for Quadcopters

Quadcopters are flying drones with a highly constrained payload capacity, limited computation power as well as communication capabilities. Such quadcopters can be equipped with a low…

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Added by Juraj Kabzan on April 8, 2016 at 3:00am — 12 Comments

Arrow Drone - The FPV Racing Drone: An Entry Level Racing Drone That the Pros Will Love, Too

Please support our Kickstarter Arrow Drone campaign!

One of the printers we use for prototyping / manufacturing. This is the BIGREP ONE, the most advanced big FFF printer!

We are using bionic structure to make the Arrow Drone stable…

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Added by Josua Benner on January 22, 2016 at 1:19pm — 36 Comments

Check out Hover, the must have app for drone pilots!

Hey Flyers, 

If you don’t already have your “go-to” mobile app for no-fly zones, flight logs, news, or weather, I encourage you to check out Hover.  Available for free on iOS and Android, it provides all the tools you need to navigate…

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Added by Dan Held on January 3, 2016 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

Submarine Quadrotor

 Here's a video from one of our recent tests of our GTQ-Cormorant: a submarine and quadrotor hybrid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7vl7uqwN4I

We use an air pump/solenoid system to move air between the clear, water-tight pressure hull and an external air bladder for depth…

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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…
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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…

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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…

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

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