Nick Mann
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Maki Jan 11, 2012. 3 Replies

The end of my most successful flight yet was in the form of a crumpled, standard Arducopter alumiminium frame.  It was awesome, I've never gotten such a thrill out of 'disaster' in my life, because…Continue Dodgy???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hai Tran Dec 16, 2011. 7 Replies

Has anybody else had problems with getting their purchases from  I've been waiting on a $400.00 purchase for at least two months, now.  When I first realised it was a bit slow, I…Continue

Y6 and Hexa - Equal Lift?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Pursifull Nov 18, 2011. 26 Replies

One for the physicists - It would seem obvious that the lower rotor in a Y6 (or any vertical rotor set-up) is working in a whole different way to any rotor in a hexa set-up.  The fact that it's…Continue

iPhone Web App - No Blog Access?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andre S Nov 2, 2011. 3 Replies

Anyone know how to get at blogs from the otherwise very cool and tidy, iPhone~friendly web page?   It's a terrible tease in the bus. Etcetera. 


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About Me:
Very new to this, come from mineral exploration background and interested in developing aerial photography/recon platform at the very least... Arducopter seems like a lovely plastic place from which to explore the possibilities.

I am one of what I'm sure is a large new group 'around here' - a convert through an ARDrone. It's fun and interesting, but I want MORE! Nothing has captured my imagination like this in a couple of decades. Fer real.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
Mostly hobby, with an open mind. Very green. I think I've found my hobby for middle-age. Want to learn it all, slowly slowly... But y'know, I'm about the joyride. Quadcopters with cameras taking pretty pictures... FPV immersion... A million crashes from now....

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At 6:26pm on July 2, 2011, Owen Booth said…

Hey man, I'm still pretty green but making a lot more progress lately.

Those guys in the Northern Hemisphere are something else eh?Their English is better than my French/Swiss/Deutsch etc though. Off out today to capture some more stills with the GoPro. Fatshark goggles will be here soon, so I can start FPV'ing my way around. Gotta be easier, surely!

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Posted on September 11, 2012 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

Battery Holy Grail on the Horizon

Posted on July 26, 2012 at 5:00am 6 Comments

This might not be news to some, but for those that it is...  Amazing.  Imagine a super light material that could be both frame AND battery.  Imagine hours of electric flight time with a quad.  Or even one hour.  …


Remote Western Australia

Posted on June 9, 2012 at 11:55am 11 Comments

Gyros Simplified

Posted on March 24, 2012 at 6:08am 0 Comments

Just a little basic lesson in how gyros work... for us newbs.

Dragonflies are always leading the way.  When we have hyper~efficient dragonfly~wingsystems, the rotor will be made Model~T~obsolete. But that's down the road a tad....



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