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FireFly6 DIY (built)


I know that selling here is probably frowned upon but I'm not sure eBay folks are up on this bird (since I have seen none for sale there) so I thought I would let this community have a crack at it first due to advanced knowledge of these systems. Message me with offer. This is running on QGroundControl and X8R. No radio. Set up file for Taranis can be emailed. Never flown but setup and working. May need fine tuning for hover and such. Thanks.


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Zano-style ONAGOFLY has big talk but...


In the aftermath of the Zano disaster a new micro drone has popped up boasting most of the features of the failed Zano.

There is a pre-sale tomorrow for $179 with final prices at around $200. The web site is light on information. There is no app that I can see. There is a highly suspect video that has been posted that looks recycled from some previous footage. There was a big push and Facebook for this drone.

Although this is not a crowdfunded project, the pre-sale aspect could have the same results.

Onagofly Website

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"No Holes" GPS Mod


Here is my attempt to leave the lid completely alone without chopping or drilling. I have installed a Ublox 7N on a printed, hinged tower. Everything is attached with some 3M VHB. I moved the TELEM2 to the back, via Cloud Surfer mod. I inserted the GPS wires through the empty antenna hole and wired the plugs on the other side. The door is a 3D print of semi-clear PLA which is very bright when activated. 


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After months of waiting to win a Solo in the giveaway, I just made my own. The angled arms are shorter with the back arms swept back to accommodate 10" propellers. The landing gear was brought in to a mount on the underside (which can still mount a Tarot gimbal) Detachable legs that work as replacements for the !ris+ legs were integrated into the mount. A mount was created for the front mount for the Tarot 2D to get absolutely zero encroachment of legs/props. A tower mounted Ublox 7N was added to match the Solo. These are, of course, 3D printed parts. I hot knifed the threaded inserts from broken Iris arms and all in all was mostly design and print. 3 months of work done.


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711 Materials measures Waterford Plant

In a related project with my other company Jim Oliver Designer, I was tasked to measure the aggregate and sand piles at 711 Materials. JOD contracted the job of redesigning 711’s website and during the initial meeting I could not help but to mention UAV’s and the services available. The owner was quite interested being that he has 12 plants and plans to scout other quarries; plus his son is apparently an insane model helicopter pilot. Here is a Pix4D animation of the project. This was for 711’s plant in Waterford, CA.

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