So after having made multiple autonomous flights, from my home to my parents (10km) and from my home to the rc-club (5km), Some clubmembers got my head crazy and kinda challenged me to cross the English Channel autonomously. But heck, I want my plane back, so I'll be crossing the…Continue
It's simple, put an apm2.5 on a mscomposite swift-II flying wing, launch it on a mission, put video goggles on, launch miniquad and start chasing :-)
Actually it wasn't so easy to find the drone in the sky, looking through the videogoggles. I needed some help from a spotter to get the done in my sights. Once locked in I could follow it fairly well…
For their "Problemsolving and design" project, 2nd year engineeringstudents of the Katholic university of Leuven (Belgium) designed and built multicopters out of the departments waste materials stream. The electronics were given and the focus of the project was on frame materials and design. Therefore they only got a limited budget of 20€ for the…Continue
Added by u4eake on December 28, 2012 at 7:04am — No Comments
Ever wondered what happens to your lost drone or plane while you are searching for it ?
Had to make an emergency landing with my fpv twinstar because it lost a propeller. While I was searching for it, 2 girls found the plane, and their conversation was recorded by the still operational HD camera. I was quite amazed by their technical insight and…Continue
For their P&O project, engineering students from the Belgian university KULeuven, designed and built multicopters. Because budget was limited, they chose for multiwii copters.
Added by u4eake on February 1, 2012 at 5:40am — No Comments
Following up on the success of my relay low battery warning leds I have expanded that code to include a complete lightshow and to be compatible with the newest ACM codes (2.1.1) and the APM1 hardware. APM2 hardware MAY work, but I don't have APM2 at this time,…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
Hi all, On popular request, here's a short tutorial on how to make a low battery warning on my hexa with blinking leds, as you can see at the end of the following video :
EDIT : The software changes in this blog are now outdated and not necessary…Continue