Kabir's Blog (11)

Robust GPS-Agnostic Navigation - Visual Planning, Estimation and Control for MAVs

With all the talk of integrating drones into civilian airspace, there is need for better safety and GPS-agnostic navigation methods - visual navigation and obstacle avoidance is paramount to integrating drones (micro-aerial-vehicles, MAVs) into our cities and elsewhere, because…


Added by Kabir on March 31, 2016 at 5:37pm — 30 Comments

A 60 min flying Quad with HD FPV + Hybrid Linux Flight controller

Been some time since I've posted anything, since I've been working on this really big dream project of mine, a quadcopter which can fly for around 60 mins , provide a HD video downlink and have a really powerful flight controller.

I had to consider many things to acheive my goal, especially :



Added by Kabir on March 26, 2014 at 4:30am — 31 Comments

FPV at (my) St. Xaviers School on my MultiWii quad

A short video I made using my MultiWii quad flying at my school today morning :) I'm 15, so any opinions are appreciated. Please watch in HD for best effect. Hope you enjoy!!!!!! Shot on a windy day,before a storm so I had fight with the controls a bit.



Added by Kabir on August 7, 2013 at 7:41am — 2 Comments

Ardustation MegaUSB project - Developers help needed

I got hold of a Arduino Mega ADK clone , which has a MAX 3421E USB host interface hardwired on the board. Due to some recent code changes, I can now use it with the USB Host…


Added by Kabir on September 26, 2012 at 3:19am — 1 Comment

Cheap Quad Frame with Wood running MegaPiratesNG - BUILD LOG

Hi Guys,

A small project I have been working on. Its a cheap quad-copter frame made out of 6mm plywood and fiberglass. I was thinking of how to make a quad for as cheap as possible, when I thought of wood. I already had a 3mm fiberglass sheet, so I drew out the center plate and sent it to get machined.

Next I drew out some arms on some scrap plywood and sent that to get…


Added by Kabir on September 16, 2012 at 2:04am — 9 Comments

Good Glider Platform for APM-- NEED ADVICE

UPDATE : I have discarded the Zephyr V70 option due to input from you guys . I am now torn between these :

  • Bixler 2 
  • Phoenix 2000 (again space problem) (…

Added by Kabir on August 29, 2012 at 5:00am — 15 Comments

FreePilot Pre-Maiden Status

Hi Guys,

Its been some time since I gave any public updates to you people (contributors have got weeklies) on the status of the FreePilot project. Now as the project nears completion, I am posting photos and the current status for you people to comment on , advise, criticize , etc. I have run into some issues, most of which have been solved, but still need…


Added by Kabir on August 14, 2012 at 3:30am — 23 Comments

[Idea] PiStation : A RaspberryPi based GCS

Hi Guys,

I had been planning on designing an Arduino Mega based GCS for my new UAV running on an APM 1 donated by Martin (from BuildYourOwnDrone). A while back, I had discovered the ARM-based RaspberryPi and for $25, I had something more powerful and capable than a Mega, not to mention its other functionalites. I began to think of designing a…


Added by Kabir on August 6, 2012 at 5:30am — 12 Comments

[Crowdsourcing]FreePilot Project - Part 1 Airframe Design and Electronics

(Image linked form Rc Groups)


Hi Guys,

This is my second blog post on my project to design a drone from scratch. The previous post did its work and served its purpose for crowdsourcing the required electronics. Martin(Distributor)of Build Your Own Drone gifted…


Added by Kabir on June 30, 2012 at 4:33am — 3 Comments

New: Air Pro Ion HD Video Camera for FPV

ION Air Pro WiFi

I found this HD camera on the net today, and it seems to be the perfect alternative to the GoPro, as it is lighter and has a smaller size, which could be important in terms of micro-quads, etc..

Its smaller than the GoPro HD Hero, at 4 inches long and half inches across and weighing in at 4.5 oz, it is a  truly ultralight HD videocam with the added bonus that it looks the part of "Eye in The Sky"

There are outputs for HD video, so just hook it up to a…


Added by Kabir on June 5, 2012 at 9:20pm — 16 Comments

Cheap Scratch-Built Drone from Scrap and Crap (FreePilot) - Part 0 [NEED YOUR HELP]


I want to share my journey of designing a drone in India, start to finish, hopefully for cheap and mainly built from recycled items to keep the costs down.

I started this project as a free-time project, but I would like to carry it on as a mainstream project with help from you…


Added by Kabir on November 30, 1999 at 12:00pm — 20 Comments

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