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UxV-CS: FrSky integration started

After it took about forever to get 2 small level-shifters, I could start integrating FrSky telemetry into the project.

In addition, the control station can now display all flight parameters in metric, imperial or imperial-nautical units. To change the display units, touch the indicator in the status bar. The setting is stored in EEPROM. Also, screen brightness setting and…


Added by Stefan Gofferje on February 20, 2013 at 1:06pm — 2 Comments

New Skywalker 1900

The New Skywalker 1900 has been around for sometime. I just finish mine and test fly it last Sunday in strong wind condition. I barely able to trim for straight and level and P gain in stabilized mode.

It feel more or less like my old Skywalker 1900 but the rigidity of the tail section had been much…


Added by keeyen pang on February 20, 2013 at 8:30am — 21 Comments

3D Robotics
DIY Drones at 35,000 members

As is customary and traditional, we celebrate every new 1,000 members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 35,000!

There were 2.1 million page views this month, which is a new record (we get over 70,000 page views a day). It took us just 21 days to get this latest 1,000 members--we're averaging…


Added by Chris Anderson on February 20, 2013 at 1:33am — 7 Comments

[Update] DroidPlanner - Ground Control Station for Android devices

Here is an update for the development of the Droidplanner app, the first post can be read here.

What I have done so far is:

  • Auto-waypoint generation (hatch…

Added by Arthur Benemann on February 19, 2013 at 5:00pm — 19 Comments

Release of G-Frame from FPVQUADS.COM

Hi Guys


I wanted to let the DIYDRONES members know we have released the New G-frame and will start production this week. We were able to get a great rate from our CNC partner and have passed this on to everyone here. The price for the complete G-frame (G10) is $149.99 at the FPVQUADS.COM website…


Added by FPV Quads on February 19, 2013 at 5:00pm — 28 Comments

Repairing my X8. Upd.

Previously I Crashed my X8 due to bad power module soldering. 

Fuselage  nose was broken and needs some attention to be repaired.

I'm going to put together all pieces that came off during a crash.

After that I'm gonna add some 0.15mm fiberglass to the front side of the  fuselage to protect it from the minor dents due to hard landings, for example on the ice.

In the…


Added by George Pokachalov on February 19, 2013 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Organizing Against Anti-Maker Legislation in Oregon

As is happening all across the country right now, politicians are drafting knee-jerk legislation against domestic drones. Sadly they often write vague definitions of "drones" without really thinking of the ramifications their rhetoric could have.

Case in point: Two bills were recently introduced to the Oregon legislature which will…


Added by Scott Edwards on February 19, 2013 at 2:40pm — 5 Comments

ArduCutter Matures - Becomes A Drone

    The last post was almost laughable as ArduCutter barley got off the ground and certainly didn't do much in the way of entertaining. Well, it still isn't ready for Vegas however I've been feeling pretty good about the progress especially since the project was started with a strategy of hope. In the past week or so I have successfully put this quad through many of the basic flight modes and everyone walked away with no broken bones and no blood spilled. A…


Added by Cody Tomblin on February 19, 2013 at 1:15pm — 5 Comments

Autonomous UAV Delivery System Update

Following on from this mornings post about delivering cupcakes I thought I'd post a talk I gave last week at the Bootstrap Business Club in Manchester, UK. 

The main conceptual difference between the many Cupcake/Taco/Burrito Copters (including the Matternet idea ) and…


Added by Nathan Rae on February 19, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

New firmware and software version 2.09 is available for Pitlab FPV System

PitLab ground station PCB The out test team together with users every day suggests new functionality for PitLab FPV System including OSD and Autopilot. Now we have pleasure to announce version 2.09 with many new features and correction. Full description can be found in the …


Added by Pitlab on February 19, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Story about HeX and people behind it

The whole idea of building a drone started on August 2012. Our original thought was to make a cool, pluggable and hackable hexagonal drone targeting customers including both ordinary people as X-sports fans and  pros as DIYers. And in order to demonstrate people how the technology of Computer Vision (short…

Added by Hex Air Robot on February 19, 2013 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

3D Robotics
Cupcake drone competition

Two Bay Area hackerspaces are conducting a robot-delivered cupcake contest. Clearly drones will be the winning technology. Fortunately, there's already a website for that

From Ace…


Added by Chris Anderson on February 18, 2013 at 8:52pm — 1 Comment

Very good anti-vibration results with following APM2.5 mount, quad/ customized 3D robotics frame


I have measured very good Zaccel vibrations with this mounting system. It consists of a suspended acrylic base plate (3mm thick) on which a silicon pad (6mm thick) is placed. The APM case is placed on it with a little pressure from a velcro band.

The O-rings go through holes on each corner of…


Added by Hugues on February 18, 2013 at 2:17pm — 38 Comments

Multiplex Cularis Build

I'm about to start out with my first fully autonomous build. I go to school at the University of North Dakota and am majoring in Unmanned Aviation. The classes that i take in order to get this degree all combine in for a project that requires me to build my own fully autonomous platform. The whole project…


Added by Brent Eastes on February 18, 2013 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

A proposal for 3G control


I recently posted in a forum about how to add 3G uplink to a UAV model.  This project seems really fun to me, so I'm thinking about writing the software to make it happen (a little web server and some new features for Andropilot).  

However, the bummer is that some uses…


Added by Kevin Hester on February 18, 2013 at 10:00am — 19 Comments

APM 2.5 Power Layout

I have done this power layout to ensure power failsafe if something goes wrong.


Added by Christiaan van Vollenstee on February 18, 2013 at 7:09am — 40 Comments

Alternative 3DRobotics Hexa Frame (based on 1,5 x Quad-C)

Hi all,

Maybe an idea for revision E of the 3DR Hexa?

After having played for some time with my 3DR Quad, I decided to make some changes. Actually, I wanted a hexa for more lifting power. And I was inspired by the guys from Team Blacksheep and their awesome FPV platforms. So I wanted a 'low-rise' Hexa with not too many stacked…


Added by Stefan78 on February 17, 2013 at 2:30pm — 16 Comments



Added by George Pokachalov on February 17, 2013 at 1:30pm — 29 Comments

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