March 2014 Blog Posts (152)

APM stabilised spotlight (SAR application)

My second flight with the hex, after a maiden inc autotune*. It's my workhorse, and it's back to work! No real issues, apparent from a faulty AR8000 rx which seems to generating some CH3 "blips" if CH8 is connected. Weird...


This is a very dark night (no moon, full cloud coverage), so I figured a perfect time to see how my stabilised spotlight performs. And it…


Added by Euan Ramsay on March 2, 2014 at 11:00pm — 30 Comments

Quick unboxing 2014 SteadiDrone QU4D

Unboxing - 2014 SteadiDrone QU4D from SteadiDrone on Vimeo.

A very quick look at the new 2014 SteadiDrone QU4D, for more info check out the website at …


Added by Duran - ALTI on March 2, 2014 at 10:44pm — 2 Comments

If This Is Real.....WOW!

 R/C helicopter lifting a woman!

If this is real then it's quite a feat. Not to mention very dangerous.

I'd like to think that this is more than just great photoshop…


Added by Geoffrey Preston on March 2, 2014 at 1:00pm — 19 Comments

Finally I have a good UAV ground station.

Having completed many UAV filming jobs from locations without vehicle access I was looking to improve the logistics of getting the equipment on site. I have occasionally left some vital components in the car 2km away I wanted to have everything (except the copter) in one box.

An old…


Added by Vince Hogg on March 2, 2014 at 10:54am — 16 Comments

Aerial Vista Challenge Team Unpacking the RVJET Review

I said that I was not going to write about unpacking the RVJET but I think that there is a lot in the box to be excited about.  I will disclose that I personally have a RVJET and the one that I am unpacking is sponsored to us from Range Video.  The company that had the RVJET commissioned for design and manufacturing.  The Swedish engineering team that designed the…


Added by Toby Lankford on March 2, 2014 at 6:04am — 8 Comments

Addicted to 3D printing?

I think 3D printing flying machines might be a little addictive.  Although bolting a couple of bits of aluminium/wood/CF together is probably faster, easier, cheaper, and stronger I can't seem to stop messing around with the 3D printer.

Here is my latest offering to those with the same…


Added by Brendan22 on March 2, 2014 at 2:30am — 8 Comments

Quadcopter: A Review

      Quadcopter For Robotic Applications: A Review


  Abhishek Jain*

School of engineering &…


Added by Abhishek Jain on March 2, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

Drones, Robotic Rovers and Citizen Scientists Join Forces to Sample a Lake’s Biodiversity

  About a year ago I first saw Ken McGary of Nerds for Nature present on the potential use cases for sUAV and ecological sensor data collection.

.Last weekend we ran the first in a series of tests to explore the feasibility of using UAV to test water quality. Over the past month or so this has gone from some drawings on a napkin to a proof of concept that performed near perfectly last weekend at a bioblitz at…


Added by Sean Headrick on March 2, 2014 at 12:43am — No Comments

TPAC Twin Propeller Attitude Control UAV

I would be honored if you could take a look at my Kickstarter project: 



Added by Gert Lundgren on March 1, 2014 at 7:33pm — 8 Comments

3D Robotics
Lego drone on Kickstarter

I got my start back in 2007 making a Lego Mindstorms autopilot, so I've always had a soft spot for Lego and Drones. Now there's a Lego…


Added by Chris Anderson on March 1, 2014 at 5:04pm — 3 Comments

3D Robotics
Drone Flyers in Austin: fly with MAKE next weekend at SWSX

From Make:

MAKE is excited to head to Texas next week for one of the best events of the year, and we’re hoping to get more of the homegrown drone community involved.

We’ll be set up at …


Added by Chris Anderson on March 1, 2014 at 12:15pm — No Comments


Hello, my name is Carlos Orozco, and I am a  High School student. My partner and I will be competing at the Greater San Diego Science Fair this March, and we are trying to develop a robot that can assist senior citizens and/or medicine users in a way that the administration of their medicine can be controlled by an autonomous robot. The robot is…


Added by Carlos Orozco on March 1, 2014 at 12:00am — 7 Comments

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