November 2014 Blog Posts (127)

My Free Foam board 250 sized quadcopter plans.

I've been working on this project for about a month and a half. I was sick of replacing props and I wanted a lighter cheap frame. This frame with wood weighs 193grams. Hope someone out there enjoys it as much as I do. 

To download my free…


Added by Jake Wells on November 26, 2014 at 9:00pm — 15 Comments

The Delivery Drones are now available from PRE-Flight

  • The Delivery Drones are now available.

    "Delivery Drone's Here" will be a common phrase in 2-3 years time as urgent flying deliveries will be commonplace - shipping cargoes as mundane as beer and pizza to more vital necessities like medicines and survival kits.


    The word is out that big companies like Amazon…


Added by Jose Pena on November 26, 2014 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Who's going to the LA Drone Expo?

Check it out at LAdronexpo

Added by nicco on November 26, 2014 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

A Foldable 3-D printed 250 Quad Designed By High School Students

This is a very compact and robust quad designed and built by me and another Chinese student that will fit snugly in a large pocket. Hasn't flown yet since the motors are still shipping, but it feels very sturdy and should be rigid enough to stay stable at high throttle, and don't worry about the joints, they'll be fastened with aluminum screws and bolts. The quad is designed to house a pixhawk with cover removed(there will be a protective roof) and carry a mobius or an HD19…


Added by Georgie xu on November 26, 2014 at 4:00am — 8 Comments

Great Stuff

A quadriplegic man who is confined to his bedroom has used his computing expertise to see the world from his bedroom, by flying a camera-mounted drone up to thousands of miles.

Stuart Turner could soon be looking round the Grand Canyon or Niagra Falls using the 2kg flying device, which he controls by moving his head his head…


Added by Gary Mortimer on November 26, 2014 at 12:10am — 7 Comments

GimBALL - 3D printed DIY Gimbal with closed hull - PART2 (assembly)

Hi again,

Hereby I'd like to continue my project. As I said earlier, all parts were printed using a Stratasys 3D printer, which uses FDM technology and support material too. These were the parts coming from the printer:…


Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on November 25, 2014 at 11:29am — 22 Comments

Prototype Tiltrotor Development using APM 2.5

We are a two-man team that just completed the first major phase of our yearlong APM 2.5 tiltrotor project. We wanted to keep things in the dark until we knew it had potential. Here is a quick summary, but if you’re interested in VTOL aircraft, we’d really like you to read our detailed project summary (attached PDF) and give us some feedback.

Just some of many…


Added by Team Tiltrotor on November 25, 2014 at 8:30am — 35 Comments

ArduCopter 3.2 Released

ArduCopter 3.2 (aka APM:Copter) has been released as the default version replacing AC3.1.5. This is the exact same version that we invited all users to test two weeks ago.  Users who wish continue using AC3.1.5 can find it under the "Pick…


Added by Randy on November 24, 2014 at 8:56pm — 246 Comments

APM:Plane 3.2.0 released

The ardupilot development team is proud to announce the release of version 3.2.0 of APM:Plane. This is a major release with a lot of new features.

The changes span a lot of different areas of the code, but arguably the most important changes are:
  • automatic stall prevention…

Added by Andrew Tridgell on November 24, 2014 at 8:20pm — 56 Comments

MyGeekShow's Daily USA Trip Videos Start December 1st

Finally! Time to publish and share my USA Trip Videos. I'll be releasing one each day starting December 1st through December 8th.

You can watch in on:

MyGeekShow's Website:

YouTube Channel:…


Added by Trent at MyGeekShow on November 24, 2014 at 4:20pm — 9 Comments

GimBALL - 3D printed DIY Gimbal with closed hull - PART1 (design)

Hi guys, 

let me introduce my latest project, a 3D printed gimbal for MobiusHD camera. I call it GimBALL regarding of it's shape...

My goal was to make a closed, aerodynamic shaped gimbal, which can be used in the front of a plane (ie. X-UAV Talon), up to 100 km/h airspeed. So I tried to make thisthing  as aerodynamic as it can be. For drive I choosed three size…


Added by Adrián Nagy Hinst on November 24, 2014 at 11:09am — 37 Comments

Maiden drive of APM:Rover2 on Raspberry Pi with Navio

Hello guys!

We were fascinated by the idea of controlling a drone directly from Linux from the very beginning. Navio was created exactly with that purpose in mind. Your support let us finalize the hardware and get to running APM on Raspberry Pi with Navio. We have already showed our progress on…


Added by Emlid on November 24, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Outdoor Flight Demo at Maker Faire Tokyo 2014

Maker Faire Tokyo was was held on November 23 and the 24th.

My labo and my friends exhibited our multi copters.

This time, we did flight demonstration of semi-scalled Thunder Bird…


Added by Masafumi Miwa on November 24, 2014 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

3D Robotics
WSJ scoop on forthcoming FAA rules -- pilots license will be required for commercial use unless Congress intervenes


Added by Chris Anderson on November 23, 2014 at 10:57pm — 51 Comments

Update on UAV rules in the Philippines

From UASA's website: Clearskies, Inc. is a member of UASA. 

Unmanned Aerial Systems Association of the Philippines, Inc. (UASA) recently saw a copy of the amended MC21-14 of…


Added by clearskiesph on November 23, 2014 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Exmaps: Online Flight Logbook for Ardupilot Update #3

More updates!…


Added by Exmaps on November 23, 2014 at 4:04pm — 4 Comments

Aerial 360° of Tacloban to Ormoc one year after Yolanda

From our blog:

Leyte (Nov 8, 2014) - Exactly one year after Yolanda (Haiayan), the people of Leyte had started re-building their houses, their lives, and slowly starting to see light at the end of the tunnel. The aerial 360° panoramic…


Added by clearskiesph on November 23, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Apprentice Drone kit conversion

Because E-Flight Apprentice RC is very popular airplane and the fact that you can buy any replacement part for it I decided to design a 3D printed kit that would turn it into a Drone. The kit blends perfectly with the wing, it gives you easy access to the electronics from the top and also increases the wingspan by 3 inches. I am using the APM 2.6 but…


Added by Luiz Miranda on November 23, 2014 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

Doing science with UAVs in the Arctic polar night

We spent a week on Svalbard and operated autonomous aircraft to collect atmospheric data. They were accompanied by a tethered weather balloon and an autonomous under water glider.

Added by Martin Mueller on November 23, 2014 at 9:02am — 1 Comment

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