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Testing X8 configuration without two propellers

Yesterday I had a few tests with our Tiger Shark in Octa Quad configuration.

The tests were made to see how the copter would cope the loss of one or two propellers.



Obviously the test was in a ideal condition where the propeller just loosens and falls off the Octo.

The test…


Added by emile on March 17, 2014 at 5:04am — 10 Comments

VirtualRobotix new products revealed


It is with great pleasure that we are able to present the result of our latest work.

In the last 4 months we designed, built and tested 2 frames and 2 Gimbals.

This is just a preview of these new products, production will start in the next month and pre-orders are available through our freshly re-designed web site …


Added by emile on December 11, 2013 at 6:00am — 10 Comments

The future of UAVs is...

Some GPS artistic drawings...

 Hehe, just a teaser for my yesterday's tests on VRBRAIN with latest 2.9 firmware! VRBRAIN uses the powerful ARM STM32F4 CPU and runs with the actual 2.9 firmware codebase.…


Added by emile on January 27, 2013 at 3:30am — 9 Comments

FPV on holiday

My wife was nice enough to let me bring my quad and FPV gear on vacation :)

This is the result.


Had dozens flights using Multipilot32 with MPU6000 and latest ported Arducopter32 2.6 firmware.

Unfortunately the quad had some vibration problems and wind was always quite strong.

I think it's time to change motors and frame....

Had a lot of fun. This…


Added by emile on June 25, 2012 at 8:29am — 6 Comments

Add a backup battery on the MTK GPS module.

Hello Everyone, we all know our GPS board (the one that comes with the APM1) has no battery to backup data.

This has the disadvantage to make the GPS not very precise in the first minutes after power up and that every startup is a cold startup (at least one minute to get a 3D fix).

This is because the GPS needs find the satellites without a…


Added by emile on May 31, 2012 at 2:28am — 40 Comments

Multipilot32 and OILPAN IMU - Quick Start guide

If you want to have a go at the MP32 from www.virtualrobotix.com, take advantage of the powerful 32bit ST ARM Cortex-M3 processor and would like to use your OILPAN with the great software the DIYDrones developres are developing, this is a small guide to get things started.

It will cover the biggest…


Added by emile on August 31, 2011 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

FPV in the morning - ACM2 2.0.39 + GOPRO + 5.8GHz TX-RX

I can finally post a video of my quad. This is my 2nd FPV flight ever.


I was a bit nervous, but the latest AC2 firmware 2.0.39 proved to be rock solid!

Weather conditions were the best ever so I couldn't miss a 7 o'clock flight... :)

Nothing special in the footage apart the stability of the quad that needed only little…


Added by emile on August 11, 2011 at 6:35am — 11 Comments

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