This is Part 2 of an article I published last…Continue
Today I discovered that I am able to have super low-latency Wireless video on all my drone devices and i'm…Continue
I have been experimenting with my flysky i6 transmitter, and learned some neat things.
1) There is a secret menu
2) There is a secret way to put…Continue
(my image: 2015)
Yesterday, I finally felt happy enough with my first mapping experiments to share my ideas, experiences and results with you. I was a little bit apprehensive at first; the prospect of adding gps location information to a non-gps camera seemed too daunting a task for me. But I persevered and got results. I'm starting to love and rely on…Continue
This week we see the release of a new low-cost action cam. Some think it is the next progression of the trusty Mobius camera. I am in the process of performing a written account of the camera and it's features, abilities and performance; also showing how to update the app & firmware to allow more features.
I've been having fun with bluetooth telemetry bridge units for a while now. Recently I decided to have a go at combining/integrating such a unit with a remote to get some more ease-of-use and functionality out of it. So I here is my result:
It means fewer wire to connect, no relying on separate battery connections and charging, it's removable from the unit and can be…
Hello and happy new year.
I decided that I wanted to have retractable landing gear on my hexacopter, but I didn't want to pay the full price for a ready made set (£50/$80). With all the parts I gathered, it came to about £12/$18, so that's quite a saving to be made.
I made a write up article to…Continue
Hi there, another update on the blog I wrote last week which showed how to make a cheap ($50) wireless fpv monitor. This week, I updated to show how to convert the cheap hacked together wireless monitor, and using a cheap $2 fresnel lens we can make immersive goggles, either by cutting up cardboard and fixing with sticky tape, or buying a head mount like in this right…Continue
Hi there, I updated the blog I wrote last week which showed how to make a cheap ($50) wireless fpv monitor. This week, I updated to show how to add droidplanner to this setup, and for me it cost zero extra cost. Should cost you about a dollar to make if you're inventive. (Total cost $51)
Update is at the bottom of the blog article. I'd be glad to hear of anyone…Continue
Hello, I decided to make a guide for people who wish to make a neat budget wireless fpv monitor. I figure that it costs less than half the amount to make your own than to buy an off the shelf monitor. And besides, it is fun to hack and be creative. You also learn some valuable skills.
Here we see the finished product:
To merge the RC305…Continue
One step closer to a Phantom Vision+ setup, or simply allowing you to use your tablet or smartphone to combine both Droidplanner software and see flight video to line up your gimbal shots more accurately. It means you don't have to carry a separate fpv monitor.…Continue
Here is the article in the Guardian newspaper:
Read and scroll down for the fear mongering comments.
Excuse me if I'm missing a beat, but It could be a cool hack to combine the google cardboard VR kit:
with a skyped-to-your-smartphone 3D fpv video.
This would allow a spectator to experience FPV flying in SBS…Continue
If you are using MegapirateNG and a Crius AIOP board with the Turnigy 9x, as you will be aware, the standard 9x receiver doesn't enable the somewhat important throttle failsafe feature in Arducopter & Mission Planner. This is due to the AIOP board not having a PPM encoder like the Ardupilot board. I say important, because in the event the turnigy 9x loses power, and then regains power, It will not be in control of the quadcopter anymore. Which can be a bad thing…Continue
Added by benbojangles on July 10, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
Hi, I *finally* got round to recording video on my homemade fpv system. The quad is a WLToys V929:
So, I decided to build a micro-osd for my WLtoys V929 micro fpv quadcopter. It's still in progress, but if you are interested in this project and would like to add you inputs then please visit this page: http://benbojanglesosd.blogspot.co.uk/
You can learn how to build your own micro fpv…Continue
Added by benbojangles on January 2, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments
Ok so for the first time, this isn't one of my own posts. However, it is possible to make your own ghetto fpv goggles to enable you to have a more immersive flying experience, and also look like a dimwit at the same time ;)
And if you're happy to buy a cheap kit version. Look here: …Continue
Ok, so in my previous blog post: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/ghetto-fpv-quadcopter-1 I wrote a fairly comprehensive instruction on how to build a ghetto fpv quadcopter for around £115. It works well. However, just this week I was given a camera module …Continue