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Octa Quad misbehaving...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jake Bayless Oct 31, 2013. 7 Replies

I am up against troubles with Octa (octo) quad.Motors 1-8 are triple checked, rotation direction & props according to this:…Continue

Tags: x, x8, 8, quad, octa

Octo-X, bicycle wheel design #2.

Started this discussion. Last reply by James McGuire Mar 23, 2014. 35 Replies

Q: will it fly?  fly well?I'm prototyping my latest design - got my motor mounts put…Continue

Tags: pusher, puller, 880, 850, under

DIYdrones motor - can it fly upside-down? Equally puller/pusher?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jani Hirvinen Nov 10, 2012. 4 Replies

I'm working on a new frame layout.  I have a motor question.My most recent design is outlined on a DIYdrones post here:  …Continue

Tags: pusher, puller, apm2, esc, 880kv

On Constructing Quad Frames..

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jake Bayless Oct 5, 2012. 2 Replies

Today I'm beginning the thought process in earnest towards building a 3rd generation frame for my quadcopter, I'd love to know your thoughts on potential ideas, flaws, etc.  I'd be happy to try and…Continue

Tags: hub, spokes, strong, aluminum, wheel


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State Water Quality Sampling by Quadcopter - a meetup and you're invited!

Posted on July 10, 2014 at 7:59am 0 Comments

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DIYDrones in the press - The California Report (KQED audio)

Posted on January 8, 2013 at 5:26pm 1 Comment

I've noticed a trend - that many journalists are much more interested when an Editor-in-Chief of a long-respected technology and culture magazine quits his job to play with toys drones.  Also just heard a primer segment hinting at a bigger audio piece to be aired on Marketplace later…


UAV's, GIS & ESRI ArcGIS Live Video Mapping Integration

Posted on August 7, 2012 at 3:00pm 6 Comments

There was an ESRI (ArcGIS) conference in San Diego a couple weeks ago - videos of the plenary sessions have just come available.  

Notable is the UAV section of the mid-morning session - fast forward to minute 78:…


Moral to the story: Avoid buzzing Alcatraz.

Posted on July 1, 2012 at 11:30pm 9 Comments

This seemed to get very little uptake in the mainstream media... perhaps for the better.  Nevertheless, I thought it was worth sharing here:

From the article:

Two Marin County men were cited by federal…


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