Sometimes a flight experiment gone awry exposes a set of behaviors that directly correlate to previous design choices. It's a moment of validation based on developing systems with the expectation that they will fail. The video below is an example of one of these moments.
During one my daily experiments with multiple robots, one of aircraft experienced a GPS interference…Continue
Added by earthpatrol on September 30, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Easy Drone XL Pro is on KickStarter
Hi, just wanted to let you know that we are back on KickStarter to fund our newest and largest drone - the XL Pro! Please check out our campaign and pledge a dollar if you like what we are doing.
Also, we are counting on you to share and spread the word!
Yours truly, …
Users feedback report around GCS software
As many of you already know we are putting a strong effort on…Continue
Left to right: Queen B Robotics’ Akshay Jain, Chris Blower and Sahil Juneja at their WeWork office in downtown Berkeley. Photo: Sarah Gerber
Just put together a quick video to show the effects of taper ratio and twist and how they interact. Turns out using rules of thumb in this area can be detrimental. I have used similar rules of thumb in the past, but thought it was high time to walk through some rigorous calculations to see what's best.
Hey DIY Drones community,
I just wanted to share this video with you. It's a teaser for the new upcoming original sci-fi series "Life After Gravity" which was shot entirely with 3DR's Solo and GoPro to showcase their filmmaking capabilities.
Life After Gravity will debut next week on our YouTube channel and the next 6 episodes will be…Continue
After months of testing by the beta-testing team, Copter-3.3 is ready for wider use. Similar to the Copter-3.2 release this is a "soft launch" meaning that for the next couple of weeks, we are asking users to load the new version using the Mission Planner's "Beta firmwares" link…Continue
This app contains over 46,000 airports around the world which can be displayed quickly and easily when flying RC models. When flying RC/UAV's commercially, these areas are considered "No Fly Zones" based on your geographic location.
For example when flying UAV's in Canada, Transport…
Hello DIY Drones Community! I am Daniel Iglesias, 3DR's the new Communications Specialist down at the Tijuana plant (where a lot of the magic happens). I am thrilled to join this awesome team of brilliant minds that work together to bring you the finest products.
Here in Tijuana we assemble a lot of pieces used in our products like the Pixhawk, PMs, etc. as well as UAVs like the Iris and Areo. We also run tests like the Pixhawk jig test to ensure the top quality of…Continue
Added by Daniel Iglesias on September 28, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
With the use of very tiny piezoelectric actuators that draw very little current I believe it is now possible to create these very tiny flying drones. …Continue
My name is Patrick Hanley and I am new to DIY drone. My background is in aerodynamics. I received my SM & Ph.D. degrees from MIT. I worked as a professor at U of Connecticut teaching aerodynamics and compressible fluids before starting Hanley Innovations…Continue
A few weeks back I posted about flying multiple robots along with my Periscope channel where the videos age out on a daily basis. Some folks requested a more persistent video of these flights. Yesterday, I went out to the field and did a few flights. My friend Max was nice enough to film one of the multi MAV flights, and I took the initiative to archive it on…Continue
I would like to show you the Explorer4 MK.2.…Continue
I am happy to present the first Drone helicopter completely Made in Italy :)
This is the first Flight of VR Brain 5 LX
These are the picture of first drone controlled by VR Brain 5 LX …Continue
At the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) we are working hard on improving performance of multi-rotor UAVs in terms of flight speed, endurance and possible payload, with the application of automated aerial transportation in mind. Our approach is to add wings to…Continue
I just wrapped up a project that taught me a lot about the effects of sweep on flying wings. Turns out sweep can significantly increase drag and hurt endurance. Sweep isn't all bad, though. There are ways to make a flying wing stable if you do it right.
I put together this film to explain the physics of what's going on and how to get stability without sacrificing endurance.
Hope it's helpful.…Continue
The ArduPilot development team is proud to announce the release of version 3.4.0 of APM:Plane. This is a major release with a lot of changes so please read the notes carefully!
First release with EKF by default
This is the also the first release that enables the EKF (Extended Kalman Filter) for attitude and position…
I had posted the following blog for developing possibly real application. My partner Ian, he is a bit of a jock and does not want to give up. Anyway, using Spektrum DX8, he was able to hook up the Mag lifter to "Pick Up and Deliver Cargo". You can see the video on our website.
There are couple of issues remaining-
1. Copter being not very stable, was not…Continue