My 5 year son executed a fantastic Labor Day build, so I thought I would share...
Frame: Mead Heavy Weight construction paper in "X"
Autopilot: "authentic" purple APM
GPS: Yup, that is the white thing.
This quad also advances the state of the art by including a feather "to see how fast the wind is…Continue
It's not everyday I get a text message asking if I want to fly with two test engineers from 3dRobotics. But who would pass up the opportunity? Joe and Craig wandered down to SEFSD today to tune some of the airframes they were working on. Plus they wanted to check out my X7. Here's some flying with Joe, Craig, and my friend Josh. This is THE most APM's we've had in the air…Continue
Owner knows why drone crashed into stands at bull run
Found the story intriguing. Batteries remane fickle things. Their total charge is still only estimated by stopwatches & coulomb counters, but there is no dip…
Now they "hobbyking" have Telemetry radio cases. They look pretty nice i may pop and a set.
Here's a video demo at the Berkeley Marina of the APM/Mission Planner UAV swarming interface (control-F in the MP). Although it's designed for multicopters, we tested it first on autonomous ArduRovers (APM-powered cars), which are slow and safe. First demo: Leader-follower, using only GPS data. Works like a baby…Continue
Popular Science has a fun slideshow of weird drones and other robots at the AUVSI show a couple weeks ago. Above, a really cool "pop-up drone":
Created by Bird Aerospace, the Bird's…
VR Copter Landing Gear now we have a new Option for our new frame. (raw video from VR LAB)
nice compensation example start at 1.30 …Continue
Either use the 4mm bullet plugs or the solder pads to connect the power lines of your esc to this power distribution board.
Amps Capable: 400
Connectors: 4mm and solder Pads
Weight: 101g (less with heat syncs…
Sorry if you have seen this before, I have been watching this one and don't think it has come up here much. No doubt for all sorts of reasons variable pitch will become popular. The aerobatics are just the half of it.
...Or so says the Joint Regional Intelligence Center. JRIC is yet another anti-terrorist agency most people have never heard of and is comprised of the Feds and law enforcement agencies in the counties of Southern California. The following single page information bulletin was sent out to JRIC's member agencies on August 27,…Continue
We have developed a PID position controller that can communicate with arducopter via 3DR radio. The position controller is running on the ground computer and transmitting the commands to hexacopter at 50HZ via mavlink protocol. The mavlink packet used during our test flights is "set_roll_pitch_yaw_thrust_send". We have tested the hovering…Continue
Almost exactly one year after the first PX4 announcement, we would like to introduce our newest member of the family, Pixhawk! For those familiar with the existing PX4 electronics, it is…
We did a recent flight minutes after an attempted break in to scan the area for criminals possibly hiding behind walls etc. We took off from a nearby field and allways stay directly over the flield (just in case).
The APM on AC 3.0.1 has been doing a great job in keeping the Tarot T810 hexa in the air (this frame is epic!) and I'm very happy with a flight time of…Continue
MAKE magazine has put out a call for "cool drone videos". I know you guys have the best of those. Please send them in!
We love drones here at MAKE. The growth of the recreational and commercial drone space is exciting to watch. If you’re a drone enthusiast with an eye for…
I have submitted a pull request https://github.com/diydrones/ardupilot/pull/520 that adds Spektrum satellite support to the APM2.0/2.5. I know this was possible with the old APM1 and I've seen some people requesting this for the new APM.
I have tested it quite a bit on the desk, but not in flight,…Continue
I want to show you my new (first) drone working with ardupilot 2.5 on the frame x525 v3 with props 11x4.7 the rest specification is on the following picture. I please for comments or suggestions, I don´t have so much experiences
Sorry for my english :) Martin (17) Czech republic…Continue
Small drones may soon take to the skies above Earth's top with the aim of making survival there easier for both…
A carbon case box was added to hobbyking last night for the apm 2.5. Carbon-fiber is conductive and does deflect/obsorbe 2.4ghz so i wonder if this would provide any mag shielding ?…Continue