This is a neat design. I like the idea of slimming down the avionics package to minimize its cross sectional area in horizontal flight. Not sure what I'd use this for as I do not fly much recreationally, but it looks fun.
However I am a…"
In photoscan you must have the photos window up, and double click a photo to bring it up on the main viewer. From there you can zoom in to add markers. I usually use roof corners because they are visible from the ground and air.…"
I start photoscan with two chunks. One for the aerial photos, and one for the ground photos. Sparse cloud on both. From there I manually add markers to features which are visible both from the air and the ground. I then align chunks by…"
"Hi Rhosyn. Check out the manual. There are indeed inputs on that gimbal for pan/tilt. These are indeed compatible with the Pixhawk. I do not know if you have any kind of FPV setup on your Iris+, but this needs a video transmitter and receiver.…"
"No built in functionality for altitude based deployment right now. If you check the wiki page there are some options for mode based deployment. I assume you are working with 'copter, anyway.
It is also possible to DIY it, if you are ambitious. I…"
"Glenn- Actually, you will want to keep the prop direction exactly the same as a standard quad. Instead, reverse the spin direction of the motors. Since they are mounted upsidedown, this will make them spin the props in the correct direction.…"
"Well that's the thing, this contest is for (the most part) about pure 3D printed accessories. The winners of the last similar contest were a set of pontoons, a gravity driven claw, a mount for your lego man to ride on top, and a cup to carry stuff."
"Aha, my kind of contest! I am a mechanical engineer who specializes in UAV payloads; most of my payloads end up being 3D printed. Very glad when I read the fine print and saw that the entrant retains rights to their design. You can expect my…"