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3D Robotics
First test flight

May 13th, first test flight of both the Lego UAV and the stealth "minimum" UAV at Alameda Naval Air Station. Video coming soon.

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Subsytems tested:



--Flight stabilization: Worked. a little rocking, but nothing too serious

--Autopilot: Sort of worked. Rudder throw needs to be increased. Heading change induced expected counter force by stabalization, which increased rocking. As a result the turning was very gradual. That needs to… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on May 15, 2007 at 10:32pm — No Comments


3D Robotics
GeoCrawler 4 (Picopilot off-the-shelf autopilot)

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Description: This UAV, which uses an off-the-shelf autopilot, is the reference platform against which we benchmark the more innovative (and cheaper) custom UAVs that are our main focus at DIY Drones.

The video system listed below, which streams realtime video via a 2.4 GhZ wireless…

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Added by Chris Anderson on May 12, 2007 at 11:00pm — 6 Comments

Hacked E-mails Fuel Climate Change Skeptics

Hundreds of private e-mails and documents hacked from a computer server at a British university are causing a stir among global warming skeptics, who say they show that climate scientists conspired to overstate the case for a human influence on climate change.



The e-mails, attributed to prominent American and British climate researchers, include discussions of scientific data and whether it should be released, exchanges about how best to combat the arguments of skeptics, and casual… Continue

Added by Dmitry on November 30, 1999 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Cape Productions Offers Novel Drone Video Service

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Added by Rob_Lefebvre on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Cape Productions offers novel Drone Video Service

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Added by Rob_Lefebvre on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Cape Productions offers novel Drone Video Service

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Added by Rob_Lefebvre on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments


3D Robotics
Agricultural research at Montana State

Dr. Charlie Rush and Montana State graduate student Ian Johnson have been using the 3DR Y6 for some foundational disease detection and prevention research. Their project aims use aerial imagery to detect wheat crop diseases. These pest-caused diseases can lead to poor water uptake by the diseased wheat, and ultimately wasted water and wasted money.  Here's the full…

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Added by Brandon Basso on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments


3D Robotics
Montana State researches wheat crop disease from the air

Dr. Charlie Rush and Montana State graduate student Ian Johnson have been using the 3DR Y6 for some foundational agricultural disease detection and prevention research. Their project aims use aerial imagery to detect wheat crop diseases. These pest-caused what viruses can lead to poor water uptake, and ultimately wasted water and wasted money.  Here's the full story…

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Added by Brandon Basso on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — No Comments


Developer
Cheap Scratch-Built Drone from Scrap and Crap (FreePilot) - Part 0 [NEED YOUR HELP]



 

I want to share my journey of designing a drone in India, start to finish, hopefully for cheap and mainly built from recycled items to keep the costs down.

I started this project as a free-time project, but I would like to carry it on as a mainstream project with help from you…

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Added by Kabir on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — 20 Comments

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