Chris Anderson's Blog – October 2009 Archive (27)

DIY Drones Store inventory updates

The national holiday in China is over, so we're getting parts in again. That means more stuff in stock! Here's the latest on hot items.

--First, a new product: version 2.0 of the ArduPilot shield (shown above). This one improves on the… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on October 9, 2009 at 6:45pm — 10 Comments

Results from this weekend's test flights

I had a full afternoon of test flights this weekend, with mostly encouraging results. I flew ArduPilots (with uBlox) on the EasyStar (rudder and elevator), EasyGlider (ailerons and elevator) and SuperStar (a high-wing trainer with ailerons and elevator). The good news is that the default easystar.h config file will fly both the EasyStar and SuperStar pretty much… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on October 7, 2009 at 10:28pm — 10 Comments

Using the HobbyKing RC gear

If you chose the Blimpduino RC option, your kit will come with a HobbyKing… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on October 5, 2009 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

The Outback Challenge carnage shots keep coming

Great vids and photos are coming from this year's destruction derby, aka the Outback Challenge. Check out this thread for more. When these UAVs crash, there's nothing left! (pics from… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on October 5, 2009 at 9:12pm — 5 Comments

DIY Drones store stock status

Just a quick update on the availability of some popular items:

--The XYX Thermopile sensors are back in stock [Sigh. Immediately sold out again. Give another week to replenish]

--The uBlox 5 modules and adapters will be in stock in about a week.

--… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on October 5, 2009 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

DIY Drones live chat/podcast tonight at 9:00pm PST

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Tonight (Sunday) we'll do our fifth podcast, which everyone here is welcome to participate in by listening to the chat live above and commenting and asking questions via the DIY Drones… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on October 4, 2009 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Huddle Workspace tips

About half the ArduPilot development teams are now up and running (the rest of you team leaders--send out those invites!), and we've got a little more experience in using Huddle. Some tips:

--Formatting in discussions right now is hosed. Paragraph returns don't work and only plain text is supported and they're not threaded. So until they enhance the fucntionality of discussion, keep your posts short for… Continue

Added by Chris Anderson on October 2, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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