Hi Guys I got the wing covered With Ultra Cote from a roll I bought 25 years ago when I first got into R.C.and added flaps and Ailerons out of solid Balsa. mounted with 1/2 inch nylon hinges with a brass cotter pin I put black markings on the bottom of the wing so I will know if it is right side up or not I am debating putting 1 3/4 inch slats 3/4 of an inch ahead of the leading edge to give it "STOL" performance I think I will leave it the way it is for now and finish the build I still have…Continue
For all of you who understand the German language, here is a video of a TV show which I watched this evening.
The topic is Electric Mobility and the first part of the show is about the world's first manned multicopter, which they call "Volokopter".…Continue
Now that uDrones is a 3DR subsidiary and we've moved half of the electronics production there, uDrones is able to lower prices and provide the latest 3DR electronics. That means that the ready-to-fly ArduCopter Quad now comes with APM 2.5 and the new, awesome 3DR uBlox 6 GPS for…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on July 31, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
jDrones NEWS: IOBoard goes MAVLink 1.0
Time has come to make another exciting release. New software has been released for our mini IOBoard. With this software you are not anymore depending on static flashes, blinks and other patterns.
We made blog post about basic jD-IOBoard few weeks ago and you can read…Continue
Sam over at LightRC has his new version of the CDX4 up at the Cheap Drones Site These are packed and ready to shipContinue
It was a productive weekend: MP up and running on my shop PC, aircraft firmware loaded into APM2, radio connections troubleshot and calibrated, Wow! There's my house with a graphic quad hovering over it! (I am not worried about giving away my coordinates. Come on by but call first, please.) After performing the leveling cal I even was able to watch the…Continue
What is the High Tech Line? Wingsuit base jumpers call the tracks they fly down "lines". The High Tech Line is what you see here ... lines that are flown with high tech equipment. Little lower, little better glide angle ... and a little less dangerous :)
It flew about as well as you'd expect (60-second flight time, no tolerance for wind) but what a cool bit of mechanical design! No idea how that "laser beam" control works. From Engadget
Back in the '70s, the CIA needed some kind of miniature…
You always have that ONE flight where nothing goes right. 7-27-12
The balloon slipped off the filling neck and got away. We had a backup balloon ! The second helium tank was EMPTY.
Soooo... I will show pictures of the X8 wing we will try to launch Friday 8-3-12.Continue
I built my first quad from scratch. It's based on the ArduCopter. I used aluminium towel rods for the arms and some sixteenth inch aluminium plate for the support and sixteenth by half inch strips for landing gear. The motors are A2217-9 950Kv, APC 10 x 4.7 props, Hobby Wing 18A ESCs, Hyperion 4000mAh 3s lipo, and an APM 2.0. The total weight is at 1449…Continue
Here a video of a test flight of the ArduCopterNG v2.7 with the All In One Pro IMU board (AIOP). The official release of the ArduCopter v2.7 firmware for APM has been ported and tested successfully in flight on a quadcopter with an All In One Pro (AIOP) v1.0 full IMU on board by Jean-Louis…Continue
Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on July 29, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
It may be that the blog reaches more people on RCGroups than DIY Drones. The audience of both tends to be the same RC pilots, not electronics designers, but RC Groups tends to be frequented by more electronics designers while DIY Drones is frequented by more absolute beginners.
Because of the lack of jobs, the Marcy class…Continue
Looks cool and costs just $72. From the Hobby King product listing:
The Target Drone is a great little FPV platform that has been specifically designed for the job and not only is the kit cheap to buy, this great little model…
I thought some of you might be interested in this:
Control of Mobile Robots
Magnus Egerstedt (Georgia Tech)
About the Course
This course investigates how to make…
Chris speaks DEFCON...
"The do-it-yourself (DIY), open-source drone movement is turning into a real business that could disrupt the commercial and military drone industry. It’s another case of how exploiting the curiosity of hackers can turn into a commercial opportunity.
"That’s the view of Chris Anderson (pictured), editor of Wired magazine and a drone…Continue
Last week we implemented a fancy ticketing system that will enable us to properly track issues among customers and be able to supervise the time response of our representatives but at the same time give them access to a set of tools that will help them be a lot more efficient.
Unfortunately the systems blow up last Friday (the 20th) so we were receiving emails from customers but any of our responses made it out, they were probably sent to the limbo.net.
Just got some recording software for FPV figured out and I figured I'd post a video of me and some friends flying the Bixler in a park. The conditions were pretty windy so there wasn't any fancy flying, but still some nice views :). The battery dies so the motor cuts off at the end of the flight. The sound was coming from my laptop's mic not the mic on the plane so…Continue
I've spent last couple of days preparing my Bixler. I did some mods listed here like reinforcing wing spar and fuselage with additional carbon fiber rods and changing prop to 6x4. Even my tail was detachable using …Continue
This week I tested my quadcopter. Some while ago I replyed to a blog and showed my homemade super cheap motor vibration dampers. Some poeple where sceptic. But totday I can show you that my multicopter can fly
Its's build from scratch. Wifi controlled and has aruidno compatible control board. It has a 9DOF imu, but I currently use it as a…Continue
Added by Wipo on July 27, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments
Good news: Invensense has finally released a licence that allows open source projects such as ArduCopter/Plane to use the built-in sensor fusion processor in the MPU-6000 gyro/accel chip used in APM 2.x!
This processor, called the Digital Motion Processor (DMP), has been in the APM 2.x sensors from the beginning, but we weren't using it because Invensense had…Continue