Martint's Blog (16)

PX4 AutoPilots & AR 1.0 Drone Shells

I have been talking with Lorenz Meier about the PX4 and wanted to add a very quick blog post for the UK & EU PX4 Autopilot users, I have added the …


Added by Martint on October 29, 2012 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

DJI Innovatons WKH Traditional Heli Test.

Yesterday a few  of the UK Ardupilot group (Malcolm, Dean & I) arrived at a flight field ready to take a look at and test the DJI Innovations WKH on a traditional Heli, this was installed on a Spectra petrol Heli, it was sent out to hold its position in GPS ATTI mode, we filmed the Spectra to show how it got on! Dean had his OctoCopter there so…


Added by Martint on August 13, 2012 at 1:47am — 13 Comments

DJI WKM New Features Coming Soon.....


Today I had notification that there will be some new features coming in a firmware update for the DJI Wookong WKM, the latest V5.10 will be out in the…


Added by Martint on July 6, 2012 at 1:00am — 12 Comments

Hijack a drone, Got a $1000?.........


A report on how a team of students HIJACKED a drone in midair - all for a "$1,000 bet with

U.S. government"

Not sure if this has been posted here yet, but I was reading the full report…


Added by Martint on June 30, 2012 at 4:27am — 10 Comments

WKM WayPoint & GCS Test



We thought it was about time too take a look at the GCS & Way Point features of the DJI Wookong WKM, the videos…


Added by Martint on June 7, 2012 at 2:00pm — 13 Comments

DJI Wookong WKM Unfair Test




Yesterday was "let's be unfair to the DJI Wookong WKM day!" here at Build Your Own Drone, I've had a growing number of people asking just how good the WKM Flight Controller from DJI Wookong is, & how much setting up is needed…


Added by Martint on April 22, 2012 at 10:00am — 41 Comments

Sun storm expected to hit Earth on Thursday


Just a quick heads up, GPS might not be working so well over the next day!

"Keep your eyes on the northern sky Thursday night and be prepared for the  unexpected as a strong geomagnetic storm races from the sun toward Earth, says a  B.C.-based solar physicist.

The expected arrival Thursday of the strongest solar storm in six years could  affect power…


Added by Martint on March 8, 2012 at 1:29am — 4 Comments

DJI Wookong Test In The Wind





We set out to see how well the DJI Wookong WK-M would hold up in the windy conditions today, the wind at ground level was gusting anywhere…


Added by Martint on January 22, 2012 at 3:30am — 6 Comments

Care Free With The DJI WK-M



The DJI WK-M Multi-Rotor controller has had a firmware update over the weekend, the guys at Wookong headquarters added the “Care Free” mode in this latest update…


Added by Martint on January 8, 2012 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

DJI Wookong Multi Rotor M Tested On Custom Frame


The DJI Wookong multi rotor M was put through a set of tests this afternoon, the first was normal flight, we then moved to position hold and changed the altitude, the DJI proved to be extremely stable in flight and held a very solid position in the…


Added by Martint on November 12, 2011 at 4:00pm — 67 Comments

Drone Zone II Meeting Guildford UK



We would like to invite anyone interested in amateur unmanned systems to a get together in…


Added by Martint on October 7, 2011 at 12:24am — 39 Comments

UK, Southampton University pilots spyplane design course


Just seen this added to the BBC here in the UK, looks like we may be waking up to the uses of a UAV. I think Maja sales might be about to go up, think I look to see if I can start to stock a few :)


Video here:



Added by Martint on February 24, 2011 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Xbee 868 revived?




Update Aug 2011:


After a great deal of tests, this option for telemetry did not work for our us, I now have a working telemerty kit option which can be seen…


Added by Martint on December 19, 2010 at 5:30pm — 14 Comments


Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

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