GoPro just announced its new camera, the Hero3+. I am really interested to see how much smaller it really is than the hero3. Longer battery, sharper lens, smaller, 720p at 120fps sounds really good to me. The buttons on the enclosure seem bigger, I hope so, the old ones were a pain to press. Anyone getting…Continue
This is just a temporary search engine for the Diy Drones Forums that I built until Ning 3.0 fixes our current forum search engine. The DiyDrones.com Forum search…Continue
Added by Joshua Johnson on September 30, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments
a four rotor quad copter needs all four engines/props to be functioning to fly - if either a prop or motor fails the air vehicle rolls in the direction of that engine due to the change in the center of lift and it tumbles out of the sky like a rock. one potential solution to this condition would be to cycle the opposite prop to control the…Continue
Cleveland's local television show "Kickin' it with Kenny" featured Flite Test on a live TV broadcast! -
See more at: http://flitetest.com/articles/kickin-it-with-kenny
Added by Laurent Eschenauer on September 30, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
in a quest for weight reduction
its now key to remove unnecessary bits and pieces from a quad frame that is just to overly complex
if anyone remember my last post of…Continue
The quadcopter in the video is the Hubsan H107c v2, which is an HD camera quad not much bigger than a cellphone, and costs only $80. I have one of these on order after playing with the standard definition version, and finding it fun, but somewhat lacking in video resolution. While many on here will consider…Continue
Check out how Boeing uses Lidar to autonomously land a helicopter
Thanks to Luciano Zanchi, Gary Mortimer and Remigijus this new release is now out to production.
The main features compared to the last GA release:
Since a long time I do fly airplanes together with an APM 2.5 for safety and RTL feature.
Now, back in February I started to fly quad copters and "tested" a lot of different FC. However my favorite one is still the APM since the code is open source and it is easy to program new stuff that I use for aerial filming.
In April I went…Continue
Time to start build next version of antenna trackers. As antennas are getting bigger and bigger we planned to make one heavyduty antenna tracker that can turn 2kg antenna clusters.
By now everybody must be aware of the excellent new wiki's that the team has been putting hours of work into and really doing a fine job of it. You might have also seen the Community drop down menu at the top of the page at http://www.ardupilot.com under that you will see a links to here and …Continue
Finally, we flew a latest plane - Primus III.
In one of test fly (engine stop in air) I set new personal glide record: distance 976 meters from 68 meters altitude.…Continue
Why did I wait so long to go to Triple Tree Aerodrome? The facility is fantastic and literally a gem less than a hour from my house.
I brought my two Arducopter quads and spent a huge amount of time letting folk hold them, and pour over the details. There was so many folk wanting to talk about them, I did…Continue
SF02 Laser Rangefinder Flight tests:
I recently purchased three of the SP02 Laser Rangefinders from Laserman, and have fitted one to one of our SurVoyeur mk-II planes. I had intended to fly earlier this week, but was beset with PC hard disc failures so spent…Continue
DroidPlanner has reached a milestone (v1.0.0). For me at least, it can now be used as the only GCS when you are flying. Since this is why I started working on it I think we have reached the objective, and in the way I found…Continue
Based on the Rotor Mount concept found HERE
Just finished assembling the frame. looks like a tank! lol.Continue