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Laser rangefinder SF03 (lightware optoelectronics) - $200

Started this discussion. Last reply by koen.hufkens Dec 21, 2014. 5 Replies

Hi everyone,I'm looking to sell my SF03 lightware laser rangefinder sensor. This was the start of a diy lidar setup which never materialized due to a lack of time after being snatched away to a new…Continue

Tags: optics, sensor, rangefinder, laser

Milling carbon fibre sheets - Boston area

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Sep 29, 2014. 1 Reply

Hi forumites,I've finished my quadcopter design but have no CNC mill to finish cutting my carbon fibre sheets.Does anyone know a good, relatively cheap CNC milling service in the greater Boston area…Continue

APM planner 2 deb package on Ubuntu 14.04 -- dirty fix

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edwin WIdjonarko Jun 26, 2014. 3 Replies

Hi all,I was annoyed by the fact that the standard debian package of the APM planner 2 does not install nicely on Ubuntu 14.04 because of the upgraded openscenegraph99 libraries (which mess up…Continue

Tags: deb, package, fix, linux, 2

One hot ESC on quadcopter

Started this discussion. Last reply by koen.hufkens May 24, 2013. 10 Replies

Hi everyone,I was just setting up my new APM 2 copter and I noticed that one of my ESC's was running really hot.Switching some of the signal cables around shifted the problem to the newly connected…Continue


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About Me:
I'm an ecologist by training and a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I have a background in satellite remote sensing (both product delivery and end user). I'm interested in UAVs as cheap remote / environmental sensing platforms.
Somerville, MA

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New quadcopter frame - custom design

Posted on August 30, 2014 at 8:33pm 0 Comments

I finalized a new layout of my drone design. It now includes a top and bottom plate, a canopy to protect the autopilot and a platform for a GPS (if needed). It also includes legs to be attached to the current 3DR arms.

In detail, the bottom plate includes 3M hole pinouts for the old and new arducopter power distribution boards. The bottom plate also has holes to attach…


New Build, arducopter V2

Posted on February 25, 2012 at 7:00am 5 Comments


After the crash of my stock arducopter due to a dying battery on my controller I had to rebuild.

The result of my rebuild pleases me a lot, for one I decreased the weight by almost 500 gr. The total weight with a camera and battery (not shown) is ~1400 gr. Adding telemetry will increase the weight only marginally and there is still plenty of space in the canopy for FPV gear.



standard jDrones arducopter electronics but with the…


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At 12:57am on June 7, 2013, Jegan M said…

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