Cool app! It originally used a Mikrokopter multicopter, but is now based on APM/ArduCopter.
We have recently discovered a way to build hybrid gas/electric-powered multi-copters and would like to share it with you.
The main advantages are:
1) Heavy lift - due to gas engine…Continue
I'm creating this Association to bring together the top minds and companies throughout the Midwest. The goal of this…Continue
I'll be providing an update on the USA trip's status,…Continue
Just wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween!
It is very hard to tune a brushless gimbal. Even the best tutorial found on the internet are hard to replicate because we all have different setups : cameras are different, hardware is different, Voltage input to the alexmos board is different, etc.
Let's share our PID settings to…Continue
I wanted to share a cool screen capture I took from my micro camera quad. It was a self-portrait of the quad (and partially the pilot) taken while flying in front of a polished black granite wall.
And, to finish the post, here is some footage from this flight. It was getting very…Continue
I recently received the Iris RTF package and finally had a chance to take it for a fly today. Here is what I did:
- Unboxed it
- Inserted batteries into the transmitter
- Charged the Lipo
- Flashed the PX4 firmware using QGroundControl (currently the Technology Preview version)
- Selected the Iris from the airframe config section
Patrick Egan and the sUAS News podcast were lucky enough to be able to talk to Raphael Pirker (aka Trappy) and his counsel Brendan Schulman earlier today.
Find it here for your listening pleasure.…Continue
After a few months of hard work, SplineNav 0.3 is now ready to fly! This SplineNav release started with the goal of simply reducing the yaw jitter issues of SplineNav 0.2, but in the end it turned into a major rewrite of the code.
If you're looking for a cool new way to capture and process infrared/near-infrared photos, consider the Raspberry Pi NoiR along with…Continue
There are bushels of folks out there now spending money and putting time in finding niches for unmanned systems that already exist. You may be saying, isn’t that what we should be doing? Possibly, but first we have to understand that the idea of carrying sensors on aircraft is not revolutionary, it has been going on for years. Drones too,…Continue
In July of 2012 Erik Johnson posted a description of his company's protected-propellers frame prototype. The production model went on sale today. http://safeflightcopters.com/…Continue
The Midwest states make up the largest percentage of area of land used for agricultural purposes in the country. The MidWest offers large area's of land for extremely reasonable…Continue
Motorola seems to be getting pretty serious about open hardware after being acquired by Google - it has just announced Project Ara.
We want to do for hardware what the Android platform has done for software: create a vibrant third-party developer ecosystem, lower the barriers to entry, increase the pace of innovation, and substantially…
An award-winning New Zealand Southland farming family are looking to the sky for inspiration to reduce costs on their hill country sheep, beef and cropping farm.
They purchased a $4000 drone package from the USA and hope to realize a $40,000 yearly savings in time and fuel costs using the…Continue
We’re pleased to announce our new 3DR Radio. Featuring interchangeable air and ground modules (both with native USB connectors), Android tablet compatibility, and a protective case, our new radio delivers unparalleled ease of use for viewing in-flight data, changing missions on the fly, and tuning.
Quite a bit of work went into the new radio design. Our first version was simply a carrier board for…Continue
Aleksey Zaytsevsky is at it again, another breakthrough in the field of camera stabilization…Continue