Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV)'s Blog (7)

Plane 3.8.0 released



The ArduPilot development team is very proud to announce the release of APM:Plane 3.8.0. This is a major release, with a lot of new features and improvements. The release has been a long time coming, and the dev team would like to thank everyone who has…

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Added by Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV) on August 5, 2017 at 10:18am — 5 Comments

THOR hybrid UAV hovers like a helicopter, flies like a plane

The THOR prototype can transition from hover to fixed-wing cruise mode by rotating its wings into ...

The THOR prototype can transition from hover to fixed-wing cruise mode by rotating its wings into alignment

Conventional multicopter drones are excellent at hovering and VTOL, but they can't cover long distances as efficiently as fixed-wing aircraft. A team of students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design is trying to get the best of both worlds with the Transformable HOvering…

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Added by Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV) on July 27, 2017 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

3D Printed Halbach array Motor. 600W, over 80% efficiency!

Not satisfied with the specs of off-the-shelf brushless DC motors? Looking to up the difficulty…

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Added by Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV) on May 23, 2017 at 6:39am — 12 Comments

Drone Market Strategies – Partnerships and acquisitions of the dominant players

"The drone market today can be described as a melting pot of different technologies, where combinations of hard- and software components and service features are provided to the end user. In order to create sustainable success in this extremely fast moving market it is…

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Added by Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV) on December 16, 2016 at 10:18am — 3 Comments

Track air quality in London with Plume’s Pigeon Air Patrol!

Thanks to 12 air quality monitoring stations in Central London, the Plume Air Report lets Londoners track average pollution levels in their city. But do you know what you breathe in your borough?…

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Added by Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV) on March 21, 2016 at 8:35pm — 7 Comments

PID Gains explained like never before!

[IEEE CSS Video Clip Contest 2015 Submission]

This is a video introduction to controlling self-driving cars, specifically using PID-control. Special emphasis is placed on how the proportional, integral, and derivative gains affect the performance of the vehicle.



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Added by Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV) on July 27, 2015 at 6:30pm — 11 Comments

QAV250 Carbon Fiber Edition - Building TimeLapse Log

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…

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Added by Alexandre Mainardi (Nuvem UAV) on December 15, 2014 at 6:10pm — 4 Comments

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