The Armfox V4 is my experimental platform for develop Flycam .
In my development i'm using :
Multipliot 32 : http://www.virtualrobotix.com/page/multipilot32-1
It's been several month, since I started this project, and this project is not moving forward as I have hoped and anticipated, due to my lack of expertise and technical diffulties involved.
Diy Drones have a lot of talented people that they actively comment and exchange great ideas, and I like to share my frame…Continue
Guys is it just me or is this plane an exact Easystar clone? It's called 'The Bixler' named after Josh Bixler of the Flitetest youtube series. Here's the review and the link:
To commemorate the GREAT flying code of 2.0.19, I put my CNC machine to work to cut me a new frame. As always, I spent a few hours making sure everything looks good, and that it goes together nicely. To do that, I used Solidworks! I spend quite a few hours designing the frame (as you can…Continue
Since several months, my interest in shrouded propeller is increasing, and I started to prototype a shroud.
What are the advantage of a shrouded propeller?
We can list 3 main points:
1 - Increased thrust, compared to the same unshrouded prop. (Possible gain 30% to 100%)
2 - Propeller protection. This adds security and allows to "touch" a wall, by example.
3 - Reduced…
First they ban it because "it has nothing to do with model aviation"
Now its fine if the insurance company will cover it?
From the April AMA EC minutes:
I have done a few test flights with ArduPilot Mega at the recent weekend. Everything was perfect and I decided to make a video about operating with APM at the field. I hope it will be interesting for newbies and useful for those, who wonder how APM works in real conditions.
Well it has been quite long since last update...
the project was kinda delayed....
almost all of the hardware arived.
soon all parts will meet each other... to create the greatest of all..... the.. ____ (still looking for a name)
The MAJA drone has successfully done a 10 Km autonomous mission under flight plan on May 28, 2011. The purpose of my mission challenge is to succeed in a full 10 km autonomous navigation under a flight plan (FPL) with only the steering of the ArduPilotMega and its firmware (v2.2f JLN).
- All the 8 waypoints of the MAJA drone has been defined so as to be…
I went through some crashes on my Quad, and this is my solution.
It worked real well, I don't buy props that often now days!
I tried to reply to comments, but my reply link does not work or that may be me, who don't know how.
Anyway, to answer comment; Carbon fibre frame is 0.33 pound, flying time with it is 16 to 18 minutes with 5000 3s lipo
total weight on Quad is 3.42 pound excluding battery. flying time is gained by 4-6 minutes without carbon…Continue
here's some footage which highlights the features found on the
'Maveric', which was on display at the recent SOFIC 2011 event,
which was held in Tampa, FL. SOFLIC stands for "SpecialOperation
Forces Industry Concerence.
The Maveric has a flexible monolithic wing made from carbon…Continue
Then i took out some foam and glued some Velcro to make space for my 2 5000mah batteries
This week I started building my MTP or Modular Test Platform that will help me someday build a full/partial UAV that will cross all 3,000 miles of the U.S.*
I constructed the modular tail section that will be able to separate from the fuselage, nestled the servos in really good to reduce drag, and placed the control horns as closely to the pivot point to increase control surface range.
I tested my electronics: I took the Servo's, Tx…Continue
Hey guys! A friend and I developed a speedometer app for iOS and Android. It is a simple to use app that allows your mobile device to "listen" for RC aircraft passes and announce the pass speed. Furthermore, the app also can log and export all of your pass data via email so that you can review it later. This works great if you want to analyze how…Continue
By popular demand, those cool t-shirts and hoodies that the DIY Drones team wore to Maker Faire are now available in the store. They're black, but we'll be offering other colors in the future.
The t-shirt (…Continue
Note that the AMA claims it is "The…Continue
In March, 2011 there was UAV Exhibition in Moscow which is called UVS-Tech 2011. The exposition was pretty good, however a lot of visitors opine that the number of represented companies reduced comparing with the last year. I visited this exhibition and it seemed for me that there were too few…Continue
The MAJA drone has done a successful 3.5 Km autonomous mission under flight plan on May 2011.
The FPL is composed of 5 waypoints and the MAJA drone autopilot runs the FPL during 2 loops. The full flight have been recorded with a GoPro HD wide camera. The MAJA drone is fully steered with an ArduPilotMega (APM v1.4) autopilot with a 9D0F IMU and the…Continue