Well I feel better now. I'm always a little nervous to fly a new ship until the first crash. You never know how she'll deal with adversity.
I was flying FPV in loiter at ~15m when it suddenly pulled hard right and back making a nice arc into the ground at about 20kph according to the telemetry log. The current jumped from the ~30A normal to over 60A in the…Continue
It's raining robots-
That will be the headline all of us will cringe at, when the Media goes manic over the first commercial drone crashes of any significance. The same way they do anytime something new takes a stumble (or two).
The thought of my craft hitting somebody really haunts my mind. I'm sorry to be a downer, this topic is definitely a buzz-kill…Continue
One handed plug removal, simple labeling in case the copter ends up on the ground and I'm not the first one there.Continue
One of the major weak spots with multi-rotors is the exposed propeller blades, they break and they hurt things.
I know people have designed guards and experimented with ducted fans, but has anyone done work with a boundary layer turbine arrangement? I've been kicking this idea around in the back of my head for some time now and just recently saw a ceiling fan…Continue
Here are the last steps in constructing an AV plug that will fit inside the GoPro waterproof housing-
All the parts are cut down to leave room for the soldered connections, don't cut them too short or the plug will be weak and floppy. The plastic insulation has NO heat tolerance at all! be very careful if you…Continue
I converted this to…Continue