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Gopro.com>>> Full HD super widescreen camera that is mountable just about anywhere

These camera's are $299, full widescreen HD, 2 hours of battery life. They come with a waterproof casing and are very resistant to shock. Combined with a 16Gb SD card, you can shoot about 4 hours of video. My brother works in LA and he just bought a few of these for a documentary he is going on oyster farming. He has some pretty impressive vids of dredging for the oyster bags under water. I think this would be a perfect addition to arduCopter.
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Added by Taylor Cox on September 5, 2010 at 11:37pm — 37 Comments

My Dynam Hawk Sky power plant upgrade>>>>>>>>

I recently have had very bad luck with my dynam hawk sky as you can see by the amount of gorilla glue and duct tape. So far I have sliced the wing off by running into a field goal post at a football field, hit trees twice, and ran it full speed onto the top of the roof of my local high school...but glue and tape can solve anything :)...with the extra weight from the tape and the glue I decided to upgrade to two 400 speed microjet v3 motors and 2 20amp ESC's to power this beast. I hot… Continue

Added by Taylor Cox on July 10, 2010 at 11:52pm — 9 Comments

I though this was kind of interesting.

http://www.ndep.us/Power-Harvesting-Induction-Magic


The video in the link is to a video of a camera that uses electromagnetic induction to supply power to the camera from the power lines. Near the end of the video they are showing a 4 armed copter that has two motors with blades on each arm to make an octocopter. They said it will be able to lift the 10 pound camera load with no problem. Has anyone else ever…
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Added by Taylor Cox on June 28, 2010 at 2:32pm — No Comments

My UAV equipment is on it's way and I can't thank DIY drones enough for the help and support

Over the last couple days I have been raping my bank account and getting everything together to make my UAV. This is by far one of the most exciting projects I have done. For only have being a member on this site for a couple months now, the benefits from this site and the help and the community has had a great impact on me as well as my informational well being on UAV design and technology. My knowledge has expanded far beyond the reaches I could have ever imagined by becoming a member of DIY… Continue

Added by Taylor Cox on April 16, 2010 at 3:00am — 4 Comments

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Season Two of the Trust Time Trial (T3) Contest 
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