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A Move in the Right Direction?

There is much chatter as of late to possible leaks of FAA information in reference to the move towards establishing formal rules for drone use.  This morning I came across "Government proposes rules for routine use of drones" reported by Fox News. …


Added by Doug Walmsley on February 16, 2015 at 6:46am — 2 Comments

Ambulance Drone' ... a flying defibrillator!

JUST AMAZING! A Dutch-based engineering student has revealed a prototype 'Ambulance Drone' ... a flying defibrillator

It can fly at speeds up to 100 kms per hour and tracks emergency mobile calls using GPS to navigate.

If an ambulance took 10 minutes to reach a…


Added by Doug Walmsley on November 9, 2014 at 4:23pm — 40 Comments

Setting Up 6 Flight Modes Using Flap and Elev D/R Switches For The Spektrum DX7s Radio

For those of you who have been attempting to get 6 flight modes out of your Spektrum radio, I have finally figured a method to make it work with the "Flap" and "Elev D/R" toggle switches. I won't bore you with details but attached are my instructions to reconfigure…


Added by Doug Walmsley on May 17, 2014 at 5:00pm — 14 Comments

Hacker Releases Software to Hijack Commercial Drones

I have some real concerns about this article.  Although this article talks about commercial hijacking, I feel this could very well happen to me and other hobbyists.  And what can DIY Drones help develop to reduce this probability?…


Added by Doug Walmsley on December 10, 2013 at 9:30am — 22 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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