From the MAKE blog:
Here is a link to pictures of an attempt by a group of Calpoly engineers to have a UAV glider bring back pictures from 100,000 feet. After some sleepless nights and an overwhelming amount of work on hardware and software we launched a glider in California Valley. The…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on June 18, 2007 at 10:49pm — No Comments
From Wired's Danger Room blog:
"The number of flying robots in the American armed forces' arsenal has gone up by nearly 1400% in four years, military documents show. A relatively-modest unmanned fleet of 217 machines has grown into a 3211-drone…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on June 13, 2007 at 8:02pm — No Comments
Added by Chris Anderson on June 11, 2007 at 3:27pm — No Comments
My kids and I actually had the first successful test flight of the sub-$1,000 UAV two weekends ago, but I haven't had time to edit the video properly until now. The good news is that a) it didn't crash, and b) it works. We tested stabilization, autonomous navigation (only using compass headings this time, although GPS is in the works), and the real-time video downlink. Everything worked well enough that we're able to see what we have to improve, which is the definition of a successful…Continue
Added by Chris Anderson on May 28, 2007 at 8:25am — No Comments
May 13th, first test flight of both the Lego UAV and the stealth "minimum" UAV at Alameda Naval Air Station. Video coming soon.
Added by Chris Anderson on May 15, 2007 at 10:32pm — No Comments
Description: This UAV, which uses an off-the-shelf autopilot, is the reference platform against which we benchmark the more innovative (and cheaper) custom UAVs that are our main focus at DIY Drones.
The video system listed below, which streams realtime video via a 2.4 GhZ wireless…