Luke cooke's Blog (8)

Why the need For an 2,4ghz RC uplink?

Hi all,

I Have a plan to build my own handheld groundcontroll station and was thinking about the 2,4ghz rc side of things... With having  a 433mhz telemetry uplink is there any need for a Traditional RC link?

If my Thinking is correct the 3DR Solo uses the Telemetry signal for RC controll Too, Correct me if im wrong! If they…

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Added by luke cooke on September 20, 2017 at 11:10am — 12 Comments

Is DIY Dead?

I remember a time a few years back where we DIYer's where leading the way in drone advancement, It was here where I  was first presented with an autopilot, Before that It never even crossed my mind that commercialy affordable autopilots would ever be available. Since then There has been a huge advace in the technology, both from us diyer's and comercialy.

Im not really electronicly…

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Added by luke cooke on October 19, 2016 at 12:00pm — 49 Comments

The MK.2 Explorer4, Result of an open source frame.

Hey Folks,

I would like to show you the Explorer4 MK.2.…

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Added by luke cooke on September 27, 2015 at 11:55am — 5 Comments

Explorer4 frame is now open source

Hi all,

I posted here a while back about my Quad frame and thought it would be a good idea to post a quick update.....

For those that missed the first post this is a Quadcopter frame in the Spider style but the difference being that the bottom plate has a Dirty/clean setup ( The FC, Gimball and battery are on the clean section) , this means that the…

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Added by luke cooke on January 15, 2015 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Building a great Quad on the Cheap.

A few weeks ago I made Public my latest project The Explorer 4, Since then I have had many emails asking how to build it even cheaper. How to save money on the Electronics?

Many people who are just starting out dont need a Taranis radio or FPV gear with gimball, they just want to learn to fly. I have…

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Added by luke cooke on October 3, 2014 at 11:12am — 7 Comments

My Latest project – Quality but budget Quadcopter for FPV.

I would like to share my latest project with you guys, Above is a Short video montage I made.

If…

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Added by luke cooke on September 10, 2014 at 6:53am — 7 Comments

General Flight safety Website Idea

Hey all, I am normally more of a reader on here than a writer but I can see that we Have a Problem here with drone (hate that word) safety and reckless pilots.

I had an idea to create a website purely informational on drone safety, the do's and dont's. No spam, no blog posts, just the info that people need to know.

  - Don't fly over people

  - Don't fly…

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Added by luke cooke on July 13, 2014 at 5:30am — 39 Comments

Octocopter Scratch Build

Hello Diy-droners,

I just wanted to share my latest completed project and some of my experiences. As you can see in the photo it…

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Added by luke cooke on February 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — 8 Comments

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