November 2009 Blog Posts (95)

The Best Stabilizer!

LOL, i was wondering the refresh rate of that… Continue

Added by Jordi Muñoz on November 4, 2009 at 9:00pm — 19 Comments

Xoie Claims $1 Million Lunar Lander Prize

This is beautiful -

Full story here -… Continue

Added by Howard Gordon on November 4, 2009 at 5:24pm — 2 Comments

ArduIMU V13 Officially Released!

Hi there, finally is here and includes many improvements thanks to Doug Weibel. Try it out! here.

-Coordinate system has been corrected.

-The gyros are now in order X,Y and Z.

-Extra LED status, including no yaw correction (Yellow), GPS fix (Blue) and… Continue

Added by Jordi Muñoz on November 4, 2009 at 3:00pm — 19 Comments

Airtec 09


I was yesterday at AIRTEC 2009 in Frankfurt.

Germany not understood , this will be a great market of the future !

Only a few exhibitors have come to… Continue

Added by Peter Koppendorfer on November 4, 2009 at 1:10am — 9 Comments

Drive your car with your iPhone!

How's this!

Just when you are running out of apps for your iPhone.

Could be good to drop the Wife off to work while I watch TV in bed! :)

Check out the story here.




Added by Scott James on November 2, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Is there a problem with the "old" ArduShield?

In my testing trying to get the ArduPilot to work with Remzibi's OSD, I'm starting to notice that the serial output of the ArduPilot is intermittent at best. For the most part, I show the blue GPS lock led, but it does turn on and off for no reason on occasion.

Has anyone studied the ArduPilot source enough to know how much additional processor power is consumed with the ArduShield connected? I have two ArduShields (both "old" ones) and neither will return more than about 3% of the… Continue

Added by Paul Mather on November 2, 2009 at 5:32pm — 12 Comments

The flight previously known as roof crash

Reverted back to 2.4Ghz & got the footage which previously ended in a roof crash. Right click & you'll find a menu option called "View Image". Click on View Image to get a full 8 megapixel view.

Pointing towards San Francisco.

Pointing towards NASA.

Pointing towards Fremont. VicaCopter is itching to crash… Continue

Added by Jack Crossfire on November 2, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

My New Work Horse

I built this one as my primary flier. Loads of room with tons of power and totally modular! Should work as a very nice UAV platform.

More details over in the build log on rcgroups:

Added by Curt Filipowski on November 2, 2009 at 11:18am — 9 Comments

Flying with ArduPilot onboard

Hello to All,

The purpose of this blog is to share with you some feedbacks about my flights experiences with the ArduPilot onboard.

ArduPilot on EasyGlider videos :

Flight plan mode, Fail Safe and RTH mode has been tested with the ArduPilot :

EasyGlider flight with… Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Naudin on November 2, 2009 at 9:48am — 15 Comments

80" Wing - suitable as a platform for UAV

Work has stared on a 80" Flying RiteWing - based on a TL60 with an added 20" centre Section.

Powerplant will be 4S 10300 mah Lipo, at about 800 watts full throttle, but should cruize at 200 watts, so about 45 minutes flying time. Expected weight is 3.5 kg, and should be able to carry a fair bit more payload

The wings remove, so transport is only 2 x 30" wing sections and one 20" centre section.

The Wings only house one digital full size servo each, so nice an simple,… Continue

Added by Mathew Wellington on November 2, 2009 at 2:00am — 10 Comments

TERN UAV 3 details for the 3D experts?

Hi all

here are some detail infos for the TERN fuselage, which may help to make some 3D drawings. All my drawings are done in Corel and can export in DXF or PDF format, so these formats are here as well. I would appreciate if you could give me some feed back of what helps you.…


Added by Wendi Smol on November 1, 2009 at 3:12pm — 3 Comments

Banana Hobbies Super Easy Fly aka ST Models ROC Electric RC Model Plane AP Platform

I bought this large electric powered glider with the intention of using it for AP/AV and FPV.

The end goal is to install ArduPilot. I would like to use this platform to get aerial photos of crops. I know there are many possibilities for this platform, and I am still researching.

This is how the plane looks stock as I have it now.


Wingspan: 2580mm (101.5 inch)

Length: 1410mm (55.5 inch)

Wing Area: 67.3dm² (1043 in²)

Wing Loading:… Continue

Added by James Harwood on November 1, 2009 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

I just found my internet home!

I can't believe the treasure of information, and people that make up this website. I am so excited to have found it. I plan to be an active member from this day forward.

I am an eager beginner to all this. I have been flying RC Airplanes for only about 3 years now, and have always had my eye on the goal of using an RC airplane to get aerial photographs and video. I am completely obsessed with accomplishing this goal! :)

Here is how I progressed so far in the… Continue

Added by James Harwood on November 1, 2009 at 12:00pm — 21 Comments

Problem with Hobby Zone Super Cub FOUND!

Since I bought my Super Cub, I have had a recurring problem. During flight - and ONLY during flight, sometimes the rudder or elevator will just do its own thing - locking up in full deflection one way or the other and. Usually this leads to a downward spiral into the ground and a trip to the hobby store. My girlfriend thinks I just suck as a pilot and should give it up - lol - but its not me! Its an electronic issue that has now been solved (3 days after I ordered a brand new replacement plane… Continue

Added by James Harwood on November 1, 2009 at 9:33am — No Comments

This guy is doing the damn thang!

I found this member of diydrones today - Jean-Louis Naudin. He has done exactly what I want to do with the big glider!

Check it out! This guy is my new mentor! :) (he just doesnt know it yet)… Continue

Added by James Harwood on November 1, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

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