A growing number of American universities now offer classes on operating an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV),…
Here's the latest installment of the "Drone U" podcast from the New America Foundation. I've listened to the whole thing (15 mins), and I frankly I don't think members of this site will learn much they…Continue
Sadly, my little quad has been lost in Davey Jones' Locker, I fear. I thought I'd try a longer programmed flight, and I didn't account for what would happen if the TX and/or the telemetry radio lost signal. At least that's my theory. I thought it would execute RTL, but it appears it didn't. A couple minutes into the flight (when I lost sight of it beyond some trees (but over the water), the telemetry radio stopped tracking. I went out to the beach and looked around, but the…Continue
I was curious what kind of flight times I might expect from the little 3DR quad, so I tried an experiment today. I used a little LiPo alarm (super useful!), and flew it with a combination of a pre-programmed route (a couple minutes) and just a little random flying around. I had the GoPro Hero3 BE slung underneath with a simple velcro mount (super jello!). Here's a video…Continue
Upcoming Documentary Civilian Drones highlights The Human Toll while the U.S. NAS Integration Effort Stagnates.
The documentary produced by MahaPix Studios is sure to raise eyebrows as it exposes the viewer to the lifesaving potential of small unmanned systems. Beyond the hypothetical, the film reveals the incredible potential of unmanned technology when…Continue
I just launched a new website at www.dronehire.org, to help connect commercial drone operators with clients.
The site is very much a work in progress, so I would really appreciate any suggestions on how it could be improved. You can contact me at…Continue
I finally got around to editing the footage I got at Caesarea Maritima:
Specs of the copter are as follow:
Frame designed by me and CNC'd from G10 (600mm MTM)
Sunnysky V2216-11 (800Kv)
Turnigy Plush 25a ESC's
Paris V4.0 with an ebay IMU (L3G4200D+ADXL345+BMP085+HMC5883L) and multiwiicopter.com GPS
Very impressive HD video footage from my friend's Panya's custom home made mini H quad with the new Mobius Action Camera - from the makers of the original Keychain Cam. Using wooden arms and Simonk'd 12Amp HK-BS ESCs and myrcmart's 2400KV ZMR motors with a multiwii lite FC, this little H frame is a wonderful video and FPV platform. In the video you can see my ZMR…Continue
all Aluminum Frame
was telling my brother if this was a good idea.... made from an old External HDD case. nearly 2KG AUW
the HDD case was from my cousin...
one 950KV from emax and three 850kv from Jdrone in the pic is a 9x45 prop but will upgrade it to 10x45prop due to under power.
will post the vid as soon its maiden
and if your talking about balance its just 100kv difference & the flight…
Researchers at Germany’s Technische Universität München (TUM) are...developing remote-control cars that could travel along city streets with no one in them at all, their operator located…
I have had my 3D printed quad finished for a while now. I have been working on a 3D printed tricopter, anti-vibration mounts, gimbals and some other fun stuff. I finally buckled down and put a short video together of some print time-lapses and some videos of the quad in the air. She flies very well with an old kk Blackboard but I would like to add an APM or a Naza onto it.…Continue
Our all-star interns have been brewing up some cool devices this summer at 3DR. Three words: Oculus Rift FPV.
We have the Oculus communicating through the Mission Planner as a joystick input, driving the pan/tilt servo gimbal on our Skyhunter fixed-wing aircraft.…Continue
This is a video I found of 3D video recording, but it got me thinking about 3D FPV flying. Especially with Team Blacksheep kind-of flying, close to the ground or obstacles like trees, surely stereo viewing must add a lot and help determine distances. Is anyone doing this and is it worthwhile? Haven't got my Fat Sharks that long yet, but start thinking how it must…Continue
Filmed an end-to-end flight using my Panasonic GH3 on a tripod showing my Mac ground station (running Parallels) and using a GoPro HD Hero3 BE on the copter. The GoPro was just velcro'd to the copter frame, which is obviously not ideal. But these are just initial flight tests, so I'm not concerned with video quality. I'm so excited about the prospects for this kind of semi-guided…Continue
While we’re seeing an increasing amount of aerial mapping being performed by purpose-built…
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Steve Marolt from SteadiDrone USA with an update. Wanted to let you all know that SD USA is up and running and selling our QU4D, H6X,…Continue
While preparing for our vacation in North Carolina, I packed my lightweight inexpensive HD camera quad, hoping to get some interesting video and still shots. Unfortunately, a hard landing early in the week caused one of the…Continue