From Flight Global:
At least 100 teams from around China and the world entered vehicles to compete for roughlyUS$378,000 in prizes. It is possible that the event included the…
This little gizmo has saved my bacon on many occasions.
Multirotors tend to fall out of the sky…Continue
I've always wanted to take part in arduplane development, so I finally have chance to do it =)
Here you can find info on how to do the same http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/how-to-contribute-to-a-diy-drones-project-start-with-something-sm
I have chosen this one -
8) Minimum altitude…
New Sonar mount for your ArduCopter @ jDrones
We just added those more elegant ArduCopter sonar mounts to our storesystem. This mount was inspired by the mount what Chris created first from his plastic knife and mounted with a rubber band to the arm. We made them a bit more…Continue
Maybe you know, i'm working on Open Source RC (OpenLRS) project since 1-2 years and we released it in this summer.
Today I just finished the firmware v1.10 with transparent serial bridge!
This mean, you can talk with autopilot or other telemetry modules without any extra telemetry device. Your OpenLRS Rx and…Continue
Went with copilot Andreas and his friend Reto, (an old schoolmate visiting from Switzerland -- they did their robotics project together), to the park to try fully automatic flight…Continue
On october 1st, 2011, my MAJA drone has done successfully a full autonomous flight under flight plan with the ThermoPilot v5, an updated version of the Arduplane v2.23. The video of the flight is recorded with a GO pro HD wide on board. This test flight is a part of my ThermoPilot project (Autonomous Thermal Hunter glider).
The flight of the real…Continue
This are the pictures from my first auto fly mode wich took place today. I was happy with the results even if alt must be tuned, but I had no crash, and any flight without a crash, for me is a good flight :DContinue
in these days we're doing test of stable version of code for Multipilot32 + VRIMU FULL. We hope to release the stable version of code before the end of month.In this video is possible to see how work return to home , I'm very happy of this result ... During the debug is possible to have some problem if the point of return is exactly the same where you pilot your drone :) See video ... It's very nice .. :)
What's going on in China now is very impressive. From SUASNews:
It's thought at least 100 teams took part in the AVIC Cup…
GroundControl and MAVLink have been improved substantially behind the scenes over the last months. The most obvious new feature on the user level are custom user widgets. You can configure yourself parameter sliders and buttons and even export this widget into a *.qgw file, which other users can import. The video shows how to create a custom attitude…Continue
This was my ArduPlane F22 Twin 70mm EDF on it last 2 flights before I stalled it trying to do a high alpha fly by. The crash is at the end of the video, but a totally awesome take off is at the start, I got vertical straight after rotating.
I made following modifications
wing span increased to 74 in
root cord 12inch
Tip cord 9inch
Tested with 2x8000mah Tenergy pack
got 1hr endurance
Di-hedral 4inch from wing tip
IT is very hard to turn from aileron will reduce the di-hedral to 2inch
Prop apc 1407E will test 1412E
Takeoff weight was…Continue
So today i tried to make a movie with the GoPro and the OCTOV platform and it seems to be stable.
Next step is to put caoutchouc under the motors to absorb more vibration.
This Plateform is really dedicaded for movie !! enjoy Guys !!
From this week's New Yorker
After several crashes my frame has finally evolved into something I'm fairly happy with. It uses all standard AC2 kit electronics, but custom built frame/arms, etc. It has a modular base so I can easily change out Camera mount for just plain, centralised battery mount. The camera mount has an offset battery position to keep COG towards the middle. The camera…Continue
I had a fully tricked out with every options ArducopterMega I purchased fully assembled from jdrones last year. I usually assemble all my own stuff so it figures that I crashed it *hard* on the first or second flight and basically destroyed the frame. This sent me down the rabbit hole and since then I have built 8 multi-rotors by hand including a few quads, a Y4, a Y6 a…Continue
Successfully maiden'd the third version of my Modular Testing Platform. My eventual goal is to scratch build an airplane that carry and utilize FPV and UAV components, but I wanted to start small and basic first.
Overall it flew well, had plenty of power, and wasn't as "pitchy" as the last MTP, however I'm going to have to strengthen my motor mount or have some other total new solution to landing (different method, prop location, etc.) I may…Continue