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Walkera Vitus folding drone game console

Walkera Vitus is a folding quadcopter, a game console, with a fully equipped GPS system, a mini stabilized 3-axis gimbal and a 4k HD camera.  We flew it at our golf course for our first flight.  The functions include Follow Me Active Track, Waypoints and Gesture movements.  The game console allows you to play Mix Reality games,…


Added by noeL on August 8, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Police Drone Camera Zoom Lens 18X 4K

Improving upon the series of drone camera zoom lenses by Walkera for Police use, the all-new 18X 4K increases the speed, performance and optical quality while…


Added by noeL on May 23, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments

FA-18 Releases 103 Perdix Micro-Drones

Naval Air Systems Command, successfully demonstrated one of the world’s largest micro-drone swarms at China Lake, California. 

  • Propellers: 2.6 in    
  • Body: 6.5 in    
  • Wing span: 11.8 in    
  • Weight: 290 g    
  • Endurance: >20 min  …

Added by noeL on January 10, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Disney Intel Drone Show and Hexacopter Rocket Rig

DIY, old tech meets new tech with radio rocket launcher. Ignited with a gear switch as far as your radio transmitter takes you and watch it first person view (FPV).

Intel Shooting Star drone, a new type of unmanned aerial vehicle specifically designed for entertainment, air and light shows. "Starbright Holidays – An Intel Collaboration”… Continue

Added by noeL on December 28, 2016 at 2:50am — No Comments

PX4, aerial 16x zoom lens Walkera Voyager 4

An update and sneak peek at the Walkera Voyager 4, after a long year of development, flight controller PX4.

Voyager 4 is a unique fusion of both aerodynamics and aerial video technology running on‬ 2.4 gHz or 4G LTE with Apple IOS App.  Expanding the range as far as you can, as long as you have 4G mobile…


Added by noeL on July 22, 2016 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

x350 Premium New APM Copter with dual camera and dual GPS

Flight testing the latest APM Copter by iUAS aka Walkera.  x350 Premium, this one with 2 cameras (with OSD) and dual GPS/GLONASS satellites.   NASA Spaceship looking design, 350 size.…


Added by noeL on June 4, 2015 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

Walkera Voyager 3 iUAS - Futuristic APM Quadcopter

According to…

Added by noeL on January 14, 2015 at 12:30am — 11 Comments

FPV Shaolin Returns (with APM Camera Gimbal )

新年快乐.  A happy Chinese New Year to all those who celebrate it, year of the horse! 

"FPV Shaolin Returns" was filmed with a basic 1-axis ArduPilot Camera Gimbal RC10 (A10) which you can see on camera 2. …


Added by noeL on January 31, 2014 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Merry Botanical Arducopter 3.1

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and happy holidays, Arducopter style...

at video marker 1:47, you will see 3DR APM 2.6

Added by noeL on December 25, 2013 at 12:00am — No Comments

APM 2.6 external compass making a difference


Last month, we had the opportunity to setup an APM 2.6 for a candidate, i.e. this baby will be shipped away after field test. We received one of those revised board that has no onboard compass, where the compass can be placed away from power and motor sources as far as possible to avoid magnetic interference. On this build, we decided to keep it simple, mount the compass/gps on the side bay, as shown on the picture, and the “compassmot” result was at an acceptable…


Added by noeL on November 29, 2013 at 4:00pm — 11 Comments

FrSky Taranis Adding Sounds to Flight Modes on APM Arducopter

Using a FrSKY Taranis X9D, we have been mixing different switches for 7 flight modes. RTL on a ONE-Switch Return Home and 6 other flight modes for Arducopter. Today, we are sharing with you Part 3 of the series of videos we made on how to add the sound files to each flight mode and more. We had several field testers and we use a standard of 10 tracks on…


Added by noeL on November 16, 2013 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Arducopter Failsafe - setting up failsafe with FrSKY Taranis

Recently we discovered some of our DM volunteers did not have their throttle failsafe setup properly, so a quick tutorial was provided.  We have included the video log…


Added by noeL on November 9, 2013 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

Ardupilot Camera Gimbal Setup using Mission Planner

We have been skipping the ArduPilot Camera Gimbal page for a while, so finally we are back to revisit this feature.   ArduCopter can stabilize a gimbal with up to three axis of motion using any of the free output channels.  This really mades APM one of the best flight controller around.…


Added by noeL on October 26, 2013 at 3:00am — 10 Comments

FrSky Taranis Setup 6 Flight Modes plus 1 for APM Ardupilot

Using a FrSKY Taranis X9D, we have been mixing different switches and testing 7 flight modes. RTL on a one-switch return home and 6 other flight modes.   We have included our video logs of how we set it up.   You can use any switches following our…


Added by noeL on October 18, 2013 at 11:00pm — 28 Comments

Build A Drone: FrSky Taranis on a APM Ardupilot Mega

A colection of videos about FrSKY Taranis and Ardupilot, from switches to failsafe.

Synopsis: Recently a couple of FrSky Taranis were donated to our Ardupilot projects. As we always document all of our builds on video, I will try to include them…


Added by noeL on October 8, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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