Ari Krupnik's Posts (3)

Rocket-power SkyFun


First flight of my solid-fuel, rocket-power SkyFun--Saturday at LUNAR Snow Ranch.

Motor: AeroTech E15-PW

Max Altitude: 339 ft

Max Speed: 122 mph

Flight Duration: 24.5 s


Next up: setting up the SkyFun with ArduPilot so it can come back on its own.



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Please visit the Kickstarter project page:

3689395734?profile=originalIt's all in the wrist. Roll the phone to roll. Tilt down to pitch down. Swipe up to throttle up. Swipe side-to-side to yaw.

You can store as many model memories as you like. You can give them long names. You can photograph your models using the iPhone's camera. Seven-segment displays on a TX are so last century.

The software is GPL. The schematics and SVN are on The app is in the app store (if you don't want to compile your own). I am using KS to raise money for a production run.


Please visit the Kickstarter project page: and share with your pilot friends.



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Want to meet in the real world

This is my first post here. Chris has kindly introduced my project in his post a month ago. I have years of experience with R/C but no experience with drones. I wonder how can I meet some of the people who post here and see their aircraft in action.

The photo is one of my smaller models, a 5 1/4 inch, 2 gram Geobat.

I am in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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