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What would you build??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Demartini Oct 17, 2011. 3 Replies

I have an extra Arduino Mega (2560), and have been wanting to continue (reboot) the work that had previously been done on the ArduStation Mega.  I have a 2.8" color touchscreen that I am going to use…Continue

Did I read this wrong??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Anderson Apr 5, 2010. 1 Reply

The other day I was reading one of the posts and read something about one of the newer versions of the ArduPilot software parsing and using NMEA 0183 sentence strings rather than running in a binary…Continue

InertiaDOT

Started this discussion. Last reply by automatik Sep 18, 2009. 1 Reply

This may beold news..but I just saw it and they mention DIY Drones and Bill Premerlani and the IMU Dev Board specifically...so cool...…Continue

Web and other Research Resources

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary Mortimer Sep 6, 2009. 2 Replies

I admit it, I am a pack rat...of sorts...I have a real tendency to want to accumulate knowledge and information on particular subjects. Recently I have been truly picking over the interwebs for all…Continue

 

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Scott Plunkett left a comment for Bart
"Bart, I think you sent me an email earlier regarding the Sony equipment for FPV? They were pretty good but I really love the Zeiss Cinemizer pair. Resell on my Sony pair was good - I got back more than half what I paid for them. I have also been…"
Nov 26, 2014
Scott Plunkett commented on Jeff Taylor's blog post Bluetooth Telemetry Bridge Now on Kickstarter
"So cool to finally see this come to fruition!! Bart sent me an email and I could hardly believe my eyes! That was even one of the cases we looked at! With regard to the connection to multiple things simultaneously via BT...the answer is it depends…"
Dec 6, 2013
Barry commented on Scott Plunkett's blog post Rotor Concept HPQ-1 quadcopter review at Engadget
"It will flip over (mine did) if you don't let the controller and heli sync up on a hard flat surface like the YouTube video shows. Unless it is synced as shown it has a mind of its own and will act possessed."
Jul 15, 2013
Huck Fin commented on Scott Plunkett's blog post Rotor Concept HPQ-1 quadcopter review at Engadget
"That makes sense. I usually change the battery when I replace a rotor...I'm still learning to fly. After the loctite has time to dry it doesn't flip... That should be on their web site and or they could of replied to my email. Thanks a…"
Jul 15, 2013
Joseph LeMay commented on Scott Plunkett's blog post Rotor Concept HPQ-1 quadcopter review at Engadget
Jul 14, 2013
Joseph LeMay commented on Scott Plunkett's blog post Rotor Concept HPQ-1 quadcopter review at Engadget
"I don't see why the act of changing the battery would cause it to start tilting one way or the other unless you've mounted it off-center. Make sure your props are tight. Usually when your copter is leaning one way or the other, you think…"
Jul 14, 2013
Huck Fin commented on Scott Plunkett's blog post Rotor Concept HPQ-1 quadcopter review at Engadget
"I bought one at a security show and am not too happy. Flys good but then when you change the battery it wants to flip over to the right, Any help?"
Jul 13, 2013
Barry commented on Scott Plunkett's blog post Rotor Concept HPQ-1 quadcopter review at Engadget
"Having same issues getting Mr. Le / RC to respond to orders/emails as well.  Would NOT recommend buying anything from RC.  This is just a $180 LotusRC T180 that you can order all day from goodluckbuy.com .  "
Jan 27, 2013
Hunter Parris commented on Scott Plunkett's blog post New ArduStation HUB Proposal / Request for Assistance; Call for discussion and crowdsourcing
"I'm really upset that this thread ended here :-("
Jan 26, 2013
Scott Plunkett commented on Mark Harrison's blog post Chris Anderson leaves Wired, goes to some startup
"Wow...Congratulations Chris!"
Nov 2, 2012
Scott Plunkett replied to Drone Savant's discussion Kevin Finisterre, DIYDroneSafety and Drone Savant persona
"SO, I'd like to hear from the Mods / Devs...are there specific and real issues here?  This seems to me to be a set of rants that could be easily remedied with a mention in the documentation.  Perhaps a "Best Practices"…"
Oct 21, 2012
Scott Plunkett commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Arduino DUE (ARM-based) coming on Monday
"@Chris - This is cool to see.  I bounced back here after another long time away because I got a friend of mine interested in the ArduCopter projects (always good to have more folks involved!)  It got me thinking about the Bluetooth-XBee…"
Oct 20, 2012
Scott Plunkett commented on Ruwan's blog post DJI multi-rotor aircraft with Ruling live video feed controller hands-on ($13,500!)
"I saw the same thing on the booms...has anybody ever tested this type of setup (with a tilt on the booms)??"
Apr 17, 2012
Aliaksei Stratsilatau commented on Scott Plunkett's blog post The Ultimate Modular Open Source Auto Pilot
"Tak a look at http://wiki.uavos.com system. It uses CAN bus to communicate between nodes and Linux OS with Gumstix SBC."
Apr 17, 2012
Joseph LeMay commented on Scott Plunkett's blog post Rotor Concept HPQ-1 quadcopter review at Engadget
"It flew OK right out of the box, but ever since that first crash, I haven't been able to fly it because of the broken trim switch and now something is wrong with the left-right control. I don't know what I'm going to do with it;…"
Apr 1, 2012
OG commented on Scott Plunkett's blog post Rotor Concept HPQ-1 quadcopter review at Engadget
"I guess newb's don’t understand what goes up must come down! that was the herd thing I had to deal with. I crashing so much so I got me a trainer . Props go like water last summer I abut a bag of 300 GWS props & in a month the…"
Apr 1, 2012

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About Me:
Just a hobbyist, looking for difficult projects to try out.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I have been building drones for a few years now, and love all of the small ancillary electronics projects that it requires. Also, the mathematics is incredible as well.
Hometown:
North Richland Hills, Texas

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Faro Focus 3D Scanner - Still a bit large, but 3D Scanners are getting smaller and smaller.

Posted on November 1, 2011 at 1:14pm 4 Comments

This is a 3D scanner from Faro.  Spec sheet and brochure and videos can be found at the distributor web site ATS.  This is a video of the scanner on a Lego trolley, so how long until we have something this good on a quad for automated object avoidance and landing???  Engadget article can be found…

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New meaning for the phrase "Don't Mess With Texas;" Texas Sheriff's office receives weaponizable drone, alarms local news station

Posted on November 1, 2011 at 1:03pm 18 Comments

Saw this on the news, and then read about it today on engadget as well.  Interesting points - 50 pound chopper, to be used primarily for surveillance, but also weapons capable.  Local 2 News has a tendency to blow things out of proportion, and they clearly wanted to sensationalize this, but the technology…

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Rotor Concept HPQ-1 quadcopter review at Engadget

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 9:50am 19 Comments

Hands-on video over at engadget about this hardware from Rotor Concepts.  Interestingly they cite a max. altitude of 2000 feet...where are they getting their permits??? {-Just a thought}  I'd love to see a…

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At 9:22am on April 21, 2010, tshado said…
Hello Scott,

I sent 2 private messages and didn't get any response from you.
I would still like to be a member of the workspace to design/build an UAV airplane by the community.
Has the workspace begun ?
What has already been done for the design of this UAV airplane ?
Can you please explain me how to join and participate ?

Best regards,
Jean-Claude

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