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My Techpod Nears Completion!

i think i'm going to fly this one as a motor glider, we've got an autopilot and servos for another one on the way so i think i'll build another for a downward facing camera. i've just started a full time job though so i won't have all day every day to devote to this. i'll get the pan tilt video done soon but it will be a few days yet. sorry!…

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Added by Nick Weber on March 23, 2013 at 4:17pm — 13 Comments


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First Italian Virtual Robotix Hacking Day test and debug Arducopter32 rev 2.9.1 on VRBRAIN 4.0

 

 

This week end we doing…

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Added by Roberto Navoni on March 23, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Smallest Formula 1 Car model in the world

The length of the model car  is the smallest in the world is only 0285 mm, more or less the equivalent of a grain of sand.In order to achieve such a model of formula 1 car it took less than 4 minutes.. It was made ​​up of 100 microscopic layers, each consisting of 200 lines as…

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Added by ionut on March 23, 2013 at 12:16pm — 5 Comments


100KM
nextpod

hear is what's happening next-

this is…

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Added by wayne garris on March 23, 2013 at 8:09am — 33 Comments

How to Load Firmware to Your APM

 

Step by step process to load firmware to your APM. Actually not too difficult, finding the COM port is probably the hardest step.

Over the next few weeks/months I'll be doing a large set of videos like this one, see the full complete series here: …

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Added by Trent at MyGeekShow on March 23, 2013 at 7:11am — 2 Comments

"Drones at home: a race to regulation"

 

http://youtu.be/EEnBxKAXLjs

From the Verge article posted a few days back... I think the video in the article deserves it's own post, a nice array of points and opinions in…

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Added by Joshua Ott on March 22, 2013 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments


100KM
NewSkywalker follow up

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Added by keeyen pang on March 22, 2013 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Brushless Gimbals from RCTimer

Just in... looks to be of good quality aluminium but comes without the driver circuitry.

It will be for sale on the 8/April and costs $95.99.

Here is the link...…

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Added by Jethro Hazelhurst on March 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — 43 Comments


Developer
[Update] DroidPlanner v0.3 - Ground Control Station for Android devices

 

Here is another update on the development of the DroidPlanner Android GCS. To download the app go to Google Play, and consider donating to the project by purchasing the …

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Added by Arthur Benemann on March 22, 2013 at 2:30pm — 30 Comments


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WS2811 RGB LEDs and OCTOCOPTER - Not a UFO

Hi,



- The reason to build this project is only one: JUST FOR FUN so please don't ask whats the point, there is no point besides that one,   We here at AV AirFilms have fun too...  



- I'd rather be flying to record this, but the pilot wasn't home…

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Added by Antonius Lourenço Kasbergen on March 22, 2013 at 1:00pm — 10 Comments

I Wish I Was Excited About The GoPro Camera Craze

I Wish I Was Excited About The GoPro Camera Craze

I was about to by a GoPro, but I’m not…

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Added by Manfred Dickgiesser on March 22, 2013 at 1:00pm — 28 Comments

Manufacture the ideal transport tool

 

 

For a while I was looking for a way to transport my hexacopter. Recently however, I found a site where I could build my own foam transport tool. The web to print shop showed me the output of the final product, which I had designed myself. In the video you can see the end result.

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Added by Frank de Beijer on March 22, 2013 at 11:30am — 2 Comments


3D Robotics
"Summer of Drones" coming

From the awesome Nodecopter team:

The Summer of Drones is an epic series of up to 34 Nodecopter community events to take place in North America and Europe from June to September…

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Added by Chris Anderson on March 22, 2013 at 9:49am — 1 Comment

3D MODEL OF OIL PALM LANDSCAPE CREATED USING APM-SKYWALKER DRONE

3D model and fly-through created by Serge Wich using PIX4D and ESRI 3D…

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Added by lianpinkoh on March 22, 2013 at 8:54am — 4 Comments


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FAA gives Arlington, Texas police permission to use UAVs

FAA gives Arlington, Texas police permission to use UAVs

 

Published 21 March 2013

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given the Arlington (Texas) Police Department permission to use two small helicopter UAVs. The FAA did lay…

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Added by Richard Boyhan on March 22, 2013 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

Potentially The Ultimate Compact GCS

I just ran across this this morning on  Engadget, Wired online. It immediately struck me as almost a "holy grail" of tablets to use for a ground control station.  It has plenty of buttons, and 2 joysticks.  We already have the excellent…

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Added by Rob_Lefebvre on March 22, 2013 at 6:00am — 120 Comments

One sunny daydream, a Heliostat

One if by land, two if by sea.

I know everyone on here is totally stoked about air vehicles, and I admit they are way cooler. I'm not convinced that the air machines will really change society because they don't have the possibility of inexpensive persistence. Aircraft are such high energy machines;…

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Added by Liam Honecker on March 21, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments


Developer
Ten dollar telemetry - Bluetooth support added to Andropilot thanks to...

... DIYDrones member Pieter

Pieter was kind enough to send me this Bluetooth adapter.  As it turns out it was trivial to add support for using this device to talk to APMs.  Instructions are included below...…

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Added by Kevin Hester on March 21, 2013 at 9:12pm — 32 Comments

"In My Dreams" - FPV Video from Team Echelon

Some might have seen this but I'm posting it to my blog as it seems this is the spot to post stuff like this. Lots of fun in FPV we're having:

Shot across California from the Bay Area to El Mirage and a few spots in between. Special thanks to our fellow flyers and spotters. ;)

Added by CaliDave on March 21, 2013 at 3:36pm — 3 Comments

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