Quadzimodo's Blog (19)

Trent@MyGeekShow has some news

We haven't heard too much from Trent@MyGeekShow since he restructured his time late last year. He has however just uploaded a video outlining some exciting news.

These new professionally-built 4S packs are based on Panasonic's …


Added by Quadzimodo on April 6, 2016 at 12:00am — 31 Comments

Drones used to monitor Koala population

The Queensland University of Technology are employing drones to assist in monitoring Koala population and distribution. This is important work that could help to improve our understanding of this…


Added by Quadzimodo on February 25, 2015 at 10:35pm — 1 Comment

Drones in the media - Sorting the wheat from the chaff

Dear Amelia,

I noticed this article on The Epoch Time and was concerned by what I saw. Please note - I am an experienced drone enthusiast and the statements…


Added by Quadzimodo on January 19, 2015 at 8:16am — 8 Comments

Drones to provide bird's eye view of Sydney NYE fireworks

Night flying small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are set to deliver a brand new perspective of Sydney's fireworks spectacular later on this evening.

The Australian Broadcasting Association will be using two sRPAS to assist in the live coverage of Sydney's world famous New Years Eve celebration.

Australian Telecommunications company Telstra will also be flying a…


Added by Quadzimodo on December 31, 2014 at 12:59am — 23 Comments

Plexidrone campaign reaches $1million

The DreamQii team closed out their hugely successful Plexidrone campaign on Indiegogo just a few days ago after passing the big $1million milestone and reaching all it's planned stretch goals - unlocking upgrades including a heavy lift X8 conversion and heavier pro focused gimbal designed for larger mirrorless imaging devices.…


Added by Quadzimodo on December 2, 2014 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

Jaycar Electronics introduces Ardupilot equipped Quadcopter

Australia & New Zealand's favourite electronics retailer and specialist supplier to the electronic engineering community, Jaycar Electronics, just uploaded a few videos showing the latest addition to their extensive product range - The…


Added by Quadzimodo on December 2, 2014 at 8:42pm — 14 Comments

Plexidrone - Latest Crowdfunded Drone

The Plexidrone launched on Indiegogo at the beginning of October and successfully cruised past it's initial funding goal of $100k within the first week of it's campaign. Like all successfully crowdfunded drone campaigners, the DreamQii team have been quite creative…


Added by Quadzimodo on October 8, 2014 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

Need to Know - Export Controls

As outlined in this early post by Hai Tran, it has been reported that Australian based UAV manufacturer…


Added by Quadzimodo on September 1, 2014 at 9:00pm — 17 Comments

Trent@MyGeekShow is alive!

Trent has just posted an update video explaining his recent absence from the online scene, identifying the fact that his shop is now back online and hinting at things come from MyGeekShow over the coming weeks.

Clearly he has been through the ringer these last few months, but appears to have returned fully charged (pun intended), and raring to get back into…


Added by Quadzimodo on August 30, 2014 at 2:47pm — 5 Comments

RMRC responds to the FAA's Notice of Interpretation

The good people at ReadyMadeRC have released their response to the FAA's Notice of Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft and urge all US based model aircraft operators…


Added by Quadzimodo on June 26, 2014 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Trent@MyGeekShow USA Trip Conclusion

"Remember, MyGeekShow has always been about failure, learning from it and making progress"

People who have been following Trent's journey will be aware his USA Trip, which received assistance…


Added by Quadzimodo on June 26, 2014 at 11:50am — 23 Comments

The Prodigal Drone Returns

This is an update on my earlier mishap.... (NOTE - For those who do not wish to subject themselves to a double helping of my long winded posts... basically, I built a really nice APM powered quad from a non working IdeaFly IFLY4 back in march, which I then…


Added by Quadzimodo on April 30, 2014 at 4:06pm — 10 Comments

Joy, Excitement, Fright, Loss, Confusion, Sorrow, Disappointment

Back in early January I was tasked with the duty of delivering my recently quadrupley bypassed father to my aunty's house down on the south coast of New South Wales for some much needed rest and relaxation.  As it happens, the quiet sleepy town of Moruya, in which my aunty resides, is also home to Hobby King's Australia based warehouse.  Not being one to pass on an opportunity…


Added by Quadzimodo on March 10, 2014 at 9:31am — 26 Comments

A World Breakthrough in UAV Propulsion

Energy Density of up to 0.65-0.8Wh per gram.  Very Exciting!

Excerpt from Manufacturer's Website

AEROPAK is an ultra-light power supply enabled by fuel cells, designed to increase flight endurance for small electric Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). It uses an on-demand…


Added by Quadzimodo on January 17, 2014 at 5:44am — 17 Comments

330-gram Mini Quad Upgrades

I recently rebuilt my mini quad with a new camera, modified ESCs, custom wiring harness and a few other minor tweaks designed to make it neater and less messy. Initially I had just knocked this frame together a selection parts to make it fly.  Even on the stock KK settings (latest update) it flew reasonably well, however there were a few problems and obvious areas where…


Added by Quadzimodo on January 10, 2014 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Chang'e-3 lander touches down on moon and deploys Yutu (Jade Rabbit) luna rover

First soft landing on the moon in 37 years.  Exciting stuff!

Excerpt from abc.net.au

A space module carrying China's first lunar rover has landed on the moon, marking a major step for the country's ambitious…


Added by Quadzimodo on December 15, 2013 at 3:00pm — 11 Comments

Scale CAD models of APM & FPV related hardware

Hi Guys,

I have created a number of extra scale models to aid me in the design process.  Links to design files (skp) are below for use by all.  From left to right:

1. RFD900 (Sample kindly provided by Seppo for modelling purposes - and delivered overnight.. just…


Added by Quadzimodo on November 17, 2013 at 6:30am — 25 Comments

APM 2.5 CAD Model for Google Sketchup Users

G'day All,

I have been working on a new airframe over recent weeks and wanted to replace the rather abstract 66 x 35mm box used to represent the APM 2.5 board with something a little more detailed and accurate.  My search for an existing model found nothing I could use, so a few hours later this is what I came up with.

In line with the spirit of open source, I…


Added by Quadzimodo on November 2, 2013 at 11:46am — 13 Comments

Budget Compact Ground Station

All Items - Packed Up

All Items - Unpacked…


Added by Quadzimodo on September 14, 2013 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

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