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Maiden flight of the ArduPlane

Started this discussion. Last reply by apocolipse Nov 25, 2011. 10 Replies

Flew my SkySurfer/Bixler today for the first time with the ArduPlane.  I've been flying the plane for the past few months when i had time/weather at the local AMA field with an instructor learning to…Continue

Unusual (bad) behavior with RX and servo's

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonny Nov 10, 2011. 4 Replies

So i plugged in my handy EE DC Power Supply to my Rx because i didnt feel like charging batteries, thought it was set at 5v, as it was before, but it was at 12v, quickly turned it off as soon as i…Continue


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DIY Drones mentioned on The Daily Show

Posted on January 23, 2013 at 11:30pm 5 Comments

Associate Professor  of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT Missy Cummings dropped a line to DIY drones on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart tonight, not necessarily the most direct mention but she said "you can go to Do It Yourself Drones dot com and build your own..."

http://www.thedailyshow.com to watch the whole episode, the…


X-Plane 10 is here!!!

Posted on November 29, 2011 at 3:42pm 5 Comments

Since I'm tired of seeing nothing here for the past day (yes some of us for some reason check for new blogs over and over....its a compulsion), I figured I'd share some of the not-so-spammy-spam that has been cluttering my mailbox from Laminar Research!


X-Plane 10 is here!!!  Full information here 


and here …


First video with the ArduBixler

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 5:06pm 12 Comments

I've been building a Bixler/Sky Surfer for a few months now, and had ardupilot mega and all in hand, yet no pilot experience.  So i've joined a local AMA club and learned to fly.  Last week i flew with the APM for the first time, and this week (after waiting to get the pan/tilt mount in) flew with the camera, so figured I'd show the results of video recorded with the APM planner :)…


Landing gear for Easy Star / Hobbyking Bixler / Sky Surfer and other EZ Clones

Posted on September 3, 2011 at 2:00am 1 Comment

Hi all, first post after mulling around reading everything on the site and then some.  I have 2 Hobbyking Bixlers (well, 1 bixler, and 1 Sky Surfer from http://readymaderc.com/, they are the same and sold also on other sites).   After reading into it, getting it, flying it a bit, and having it a bit, i decided i really want some landing…


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