Star Simpson, the MIT grad who started the Tacocopter site/stunt, has been living in Hong Kong and she's decided to build on the media attention by actually working on a copter. As the…Continue
I am wondering if anybody has been able to do any sort of characterization of the attitude estimation accuracy of the APM 2.0. I asked on the Blog Post 'Great lecture on the Outback Challenge by APM developer Andrew…Continue
Andrew Hazelden has a cool project!
This is a concept design for a handheld air traffic control system for model airplanes. This project is designed to allow a small handheld…
John Morgan's nanocopter, which he's doing for this university research project, is coming along nicely! MPU-6050 sensors, MultiWII…
Added by Chris Anderson on April 29, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments
2012-04-23 at 19PM GMT+1, FLEXIPILOT (my own closed-source development) with special Terrain Follower firmware, controlling EasyUAV, has made its first long duration loiter at 1.5-3m AGL above sloped terrain. Loiter diameter was around 110m.
10m Flight took place in steady weather, while…Continue
Prompted by Andreas M. Antonopoulos' comment regarding the possibility of breaking off the USB connector, I made a strain relieving case that also makes it easy to conveniently mount the module on the back of my laptop.
Stupidly I left the props on while preparing a demo of one of my kk quads. The board malfunctioned while disarmed, props shattered and sliced most of the pad of my pinky finger right off. It took a trip to the hospital and 13 stitches to get it back on.Continue
We all saw the map generated with COA sites in the USA last week, thought it might be fun to have a map of our own.
There were only 60 or so sites that the FAA had,…Continue
ArduCopter now has experimental geo-fencing support, thanks to Andrew Tridgell's superb geo-fencing code for ArduPlane.…Continue
On this week's episode of MyGeekShow we announce and begin building the Shrike, a Nova & Raptor hybrid. It's function will be to carry the AP and FPV equipment we'll install and test over the next few months. And yes, that includes the APM!
I have posted this up on various posts but thought I would add it here for reference. I have found the same basic param file works on these two Micro Quads and should give you a decent starting point.
Both quads use-
5 X 3 Propellers
For APM 2 further PID…Continue
Added by Robert Rhoden on April 27, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments
From the Instructable:
- X mode flying
- MPU-6000 gyro & accelerometer sensor for flight stabilization
- USB battery recharging on the transmitter, the copter…
In a previous post, I demonstrated that the ArduEye platform could be used to prototype a…Continue
"Birds are famously good navigators.…Continue
On this week's episode of MyGeekShow we flew the Raptor and Nova, at the same time! The Nova flew great and has totally restored our faith in the "traditional" airframe setup. The Raptor flew good as well, however the prop fell off and got lost in the tall grass somewhere. How do you prevent that from happening?
Tell us what you think of the new…Continue
I Have A Dream: See flying my Drone from it Antarctica.
Dream of the meeting of timeless nature and technology.
I designed for that a Drone, equipped with a APM1 (Thank you DIYDrones).
I was on the Antarctica…Continue
So, over the Easter weekend I had some time in the lab and threw together a crude repeating egg dropper for the quad. Of course, keeping me in line and the cops at bay, the other half talked me out of my nefarious plan to deliver raw, yolked goodies from above and instead had me whip up a tennis ball dropper to entertain the dog.
I've seen a lot of questions about manipulating servos with APM to either click the shutter on a camera or squeeze an airsoft trigger, so here's my…Continue
Added by John Church on April 25, 2012 at 9:14pm — No Comments