November 2014 Blog Posts (127)


3D Robotics
Job opening for humanitarian UAV research project manager

Interesting new job listing at the New American Foundation:

New America’s International Security Program (ISP) is looking for a Project Manager to join our team in Washington, D.C. to support our efforts to create a primer on the…

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Added by Chris Anderson on November 2, 2014 at 6:31pm — 2 Comments

SmartAP 3.0 Pro

The next generation of SmartAP Autopilot - SmartAP 3.0 Pro has been released for public recently. This is the state of the art flight control system for multirotor UAVs capable of fully autonomous flight. It has a powerful MCU STM32F4, 9-axis IMU, integrated telemetry module and the latest GPS receiver from UBlox (UBlox NEO 8) already integrated onboard. SmartAP 3.0 was…

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Added by Kirill on November 2, 2014 at 11:05am — 9 Comments

APM X8 redundancy is brilliant

Just a post as a compliment to the Devs. Today, I was able to test a full flight with my X8 with a payload and a motor out. Only a 3kg load instead of the maximum 4.5kg, but that's a design fault of my own in the target bracket, not of the magnets or of the X8.



It flew as if nothing was wrong. Start to finish, I had full control, and it behaved almost as…

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Added by Euan Ramsay on November 2, 2014 at 10:19am — 7 Comments

Sony camera controlled with RC transmitter

for this demo I used 3.3v as power source for the receiver but in real life it will probably be a 5v power source so you'll need to figure a way how to do it (resistors, level…
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Added by elad orbach on November 2, 2014 at 9:00am — 22 Comments

CanberraUAV's Future Plans

After our win at the 2014 UAV Outback Challenge and the many subsequent team discussions, CanberraUAV has developed a detailed set of goals for the next couple of years (see…

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Added by Stephen Dade on November 1, 2014 at 10:30pm — 16 Comments

Nanobeams

I laughed when I first saw these. Here is a picture of several pieces in a tictac box.  But on second thought they probably have a lot of uses and relevancy here on DIYdrones. There is a Kickstarter going on now.…

Added by John Hestness on November 1, 2014 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

A reminder to double and triple check your products (exploded ESCs)

So I've just walked back from testing my new custom quad. This was the second quad that I'd built; I'm relatively new to multirotors, but have spent a number of years with fixed wing systems.



Anyway, the specs of this new quad:



Carbon fiber folding frame (this one; other…

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Added by Joshua on November 1, 2014 at 6:23am — 15 Comments

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