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Arducopter gets excellent navigation lights: $11, but 91g

In-flight orientation continues to be a challenge in fast forward flight, so I thought I'd try some LED lighting.

These lights are each 24 centimeter strips, with 24 LEDs molded in.  I got them from eBay seller 'brledlight', and I'm amazed at the average selling price of these things.. less than $3 each!  What a…


Added by Ground Loop on February 12, 2011 at 11:30pm — 8 Comments

New Arducopter survives maiden flight, with grace and style.

My DIYDrones Arducopter survived its first few flights without incident!  This is my first quadcopter, and first Ardupilot project, so I'm actually a little surprised it flew so well.

Very stable.


This is the FahPah "all up" kit, with an added XBee Tx and Futaba R6008HS.

Arducopter NG software, untouched except to enable XBee.  No…


Added by Ground Loop on December 26, 2010 at 11:30pm — 20 Comments


Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
A list of all T3 contests is here. The current round, the Vertical Horizontal one, is here

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