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…


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…


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.…


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…


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…


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.



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…


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…


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

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