An exciting, action-packed compilation of the best flights from the last few months of my FPV Deep Reaper's life, featuring lots of fun proximity flying at various locations around Colorado's Front Range. At the end is the video of my plane's unfortunate demise when I accidentally flew through the signal beam of a TV tower on Mt. Morrison, causing my elevon gyros to…Continue
Sorry this one took so long to get to you guys, i spent a lot of time packing techpods instead of building them.
in this one i build and align the tail. the next and final video will be the pod, that should be up soon.
200 mW TX on a 120mAh Lipo runs about 30 mins. Total weight with Lipoly 6.2 Grams, only 3.6 Grams with a 5V regulator so it runs of the main battery. The image is not great on a single Lipo cell. I will try it connected to a spare port on the RX see what the signal is like.…Continue
What would you like to see in a thermal pan tilt platform to make it effective for UAV usage?
I am with a company called SPI Corp and we manufacture a low cost multi sensor pan tilt platform called the M1-D. The M1-D initially was developed for use on ground vehicles but due to its light weight, small size and low cost it has become very popular with folks in the aerial imaging world…Continue
Hiking Sweeney Ridge on Thanksgiving morning was a perfect time for testing out my newly completed quadcopter.
This spot in the mountains, 1200 feet over SFO and the Pacific ocean, seemed like a perfect place to test out my newly completed quadcopter and my newly acquired piloting…Continue
Hello everyone, I'm making a new video game that lets you fly combat drones around in Google Earth and blow stuff up.
Please check out my project page for details. This game won't get made if drone geeks like you won't support it!…Continue
My interests tend towards high-altitude balloons, but I find that there's more than enough overlap in the technology here to keep me coming back (in case you haven't noticed, there's some darn cool stuff that happens here). So far, I haven't had a reason to actually post to the blog, but this might be relevant enough to justify consuming your time: a camera that is…Continue
Pretty interesting video on the basic principles of these chips.
Added by John Moore on May 29, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
Ive been doing some testing with the new GoPro2 HD video camera. I bought it out of necessity after loosing my GoPro HD in flight :( But, having the HD jump ship was a blessing in disguise, because the new GP2 boasts some impressive features.
While shooting in 1080P, you can choose 3 different field of view (fov) settings: Wide at 170, medium at 127, and narrow at 90. Heres a video I made testing the different fov settings on a Skywalker foam airplane.…Continue
The DJI Wookong multi rotor M was put through a set of tests this afternoon, the first was normal flight, we then moved to position hold and changed the altitude, the DJI proved to be extremely stable in flight and held a very solid position in the…Continue
Here's a video I made for our rc club's website. Almost all aireal video is shot with my ArduCopter hexacopter and a cheap 50 euro Kodak ZX-1 cam. Firmware versions flown are 2.0.46 to 49.
For shooting the planes in flight I used a 7" carDVD LCD monitor bolted to my transmitter.
The intention was to show the website visitors what can be…Continue
Since I have started flying with wireless cameras and recording my flights on the ground hasn't worked out so well. First I tried recording video straight to my computer with the Diamond VC500 One-Touch video capture device $35 at Fry's, but when I would replay my video's they were very skippy as well as…Continue
I'm testing a wireless wifi IP camera to see if it's possible to integrate in my UAV system.…Continue
Here is the part1. Yesterday I made a box for my video transmitter. i dont want to put it inside of airframe cuz its getting very hot; it need air cooling and this idea came up to me. it looks not cool but i think it will be ok when i paint airframe :)
here is the images;…Continue