Joshua Ott's Blog – August 2013 Archive (5)

Iris Details: #3 The camera attachment


The GoPro® compatible connector attaches to the chassis with two bolts, it's easily replaceable if necessary.



Added by Joshua Ott on August 26, 2013 at 2:01pm — 25 Comments

Iris Details: #2 Injection molded arms and Legs


Here are some close-ups of the arms and legs. They are made from DuPont Zytel®, very strong and resilient in a wide range of temperatures.

Guillermo had some break force testing done, the results were…


Added by Joshua Ott on August 23, 2013 at 12:00pm — 28 Comments

3DR is Hiring: Editorial Director

Reporting to the Vice President (VP) of Sales and Marketing, the Editorial Director will set and guide the strategy and creation of all internal and external communications, website content, and public relations messages to consistently articulate the…


Added by Joshua Ott on August 21, 2013 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

Iris details: #1 The 4-1 ESC/Power Module

We begin the tour of Iris' guts by looking at the new 4-in-1 ESC/Power Module. Each ESC is rated at 20amps capacity and is running the SImonK firmware for enhanced response and stability. The onboard Power Module provides regulated power to the flight control board, in addition to voltage and current monitoring.…


Added by Joshua Ott on August 21, 2013 at 11:47am — 72 Comments

3D Robotics introduces Iris, a totally ready-to-fly quadcopter UAV with next-gen autopilot

As some of you may have noticed at the recent SUSB Expo in San Francisco, we’ve been busy working on a brand-new, consumer-friendly quadcopter.  The…


Added by Joshua Ott on August 19, 2013 at 1:00pm — 170 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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