December 2012 Blog Posts (180)

FPV Compilation 2012

Added by kitegruppe on December 31, 2012 at 9:05pm — 3 Comments

Easy disconnect motor power

One handed plug removal, simple labeling in case the copter ends up on the ground and I'm not the first one there.

10cm of…


Added by Joshua Ott on December 31, 2012 at 4:30pm — 16 Comments

What did you do at eve of New Year 2013...??

Happy New Year 2013 from jDrones to all and everyone. 

See you guys/gals next year ( i mean this ).

Jani / jDrones

Added by Jani Hirvinen on December 31, 2012 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

3D Robotics
2012 DIY Drones Year in Review (and 2013 preview)

We had a great year here at DIY Drones. Membership is growing at the fastest pace ever (about one new member every 35 mins), as are all the other measures of participation, such as number of blog posts, discussions, comments and pictures/videos.

Traffic is also growing nicely, and we now do more than 1.6 million pageviews per month.…


Added by Chris Anderson on December 31, 2012 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

SIX2Fold the new Kopter from KAMKOP Systems


I want to introduce my new copter!

it is a Compackt Hexacopter 300mm x 300mm x 500mm…


Added by Peter Koppendorfer on December 31, 2012 at 9:49am — 17 Comments


A fitting last post for what has been a most exciting 2012, which saw the founding of and, hundreds of successful drone missions in Asia and Africa (and a…


Added by lianpinkoh on December 31, 2012 at 2:27am — 2 Comments

Rough draft- Clear view, roll/tilt, waterproof GoPro gimbal

I've had this idea in my head for some time now, finally got serious about sketching it out.

Yes, I know that all the props are pushers ; ) I couldn't find the tractors and wanted to get some pics up anyway. First flights will all be with…


Added by Joshua Ott on December 31, 2012 at 2:00am — 87 Comments

100KM gets revamped, actual store and techpod production unit close ups

so here is the latest news concerning the techpod:

   Got the production unit in.…


Added by crystal garris on December 30, 2012 at 5:00pm — 7 Comments

Happy New Year 2013!

It has been a wonderful multicopter year!

Thank you DIYdrones & ArduCopter & all the member of the community!

Added by heikki.tukiainen on December 30, 2012 at 9:33am — 5 Comments

Aerial Mapping Easter Island @ 15 cm GSD

December 25th, 2012

Back in May we processed an interesting data set from Easter Island, Chile at 30 cm / px GSD. Kim Anh Hoang from the Easter Island Statue Project used the 30 cm Orthomosaic and DEM to produce a 3D Flyby of Rano Raraku and an EISP…


Added by JP on December 30, 2012 at 5:30am — 7 Comments

Interesting UAV Work Going on at the University of Calgary

Over the last few of months I have been making regular visits to the lab of Dr. Alejandro Ramirez-Serrano at the University of Calgary.  Called the Autonomous Reconfigurable/Robotic Systems Laboratory (AR2SL) it specializes in research related to (from the web site): 1) Ground and aerial unconventional unmanned vehicle systems…


Added by Terence C. Gannon on December 29, 2012 at 10:30pm — 11 Comments

Idea for Roll/Tilt for the Skywalker platform

Hi All

I have been thinking about a ROLL/TILT for the skywalker platform and I came up with something like this. This design is great for Roll/Tilt stabilization.…


Added by Robert Krogh (hooks) on December 29, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

6 positions for Futaba 9C Super

Here are some Photos showing how to get 6 positions on a Futaba 9C super

It will set them for these 2 switches

go to advanced settings choose PMX-6 CRV

first page 1/2 of PMX-6 CRV  should be set as shown…


Added by Xerravon on December 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — 17 Comments

Example of a Sonar installation on 3DR Quad Arducopter

Hello all,

I have read many comments on the sensitivity of the Sonar sensor, i.e. mainly two types of issues:

-first electromagnetic interferences, electric interferences that impact the distance measurement stability. Especially the sonar sensor should be as far as possible from all magnetic/electric sources (such as the ESCs, the motors, electronics in…


Added by Hugues on December 29, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Unbox Tiger-Motors Navigator Series

The christmas Tiger-Motors Navigator Series MN4010 370kv motors  !

Unbox photo review of these pretty motors.

More picts on our blog :

Added by Aedrox on December 29, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments


Hello World! I made this little stuff in my kitchen. It's my third multicopter and it's controlled by an APM 2.5




I like the "H½" architecture, it's very strong resist. The washers made plastic tube are good…


Added by Wirehead on December 29, 2012 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

Santa Got some interesting Elfs

Interesting Video i thought many guys would use it for food for thought... Anjoy it. 

Added by Project Nadar on December 29, 2012 at 4:23am — No Comments

3D Robotics
Wall Street Journal: "Friendly Skies: Drones to the Rescue"

Excellent positive piece about domestic drones in tomorrow's Wall Street Journal, featuring us ;-)


'Didn't you always want a bird on a leash?" asked the young man. He was wearing a dinosaur hoodie, with soft fabric…


Added by Chris Anderson on December 29, 2012 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

3D Robotics
Some tips on picking frequencies

I've just added this page of tips on choosing radio frequencies to the manual. Corrections/suggestions?


Some tips on picking wireless frequencies

Wireless can be something of a black art, and there are a dizzying array of standards and…


Added by Chris Anderson on December 29, 2012 at 12:00am — 16 Comments

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