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December 2010 Blog Posts (11)

$300,000 for a Raven? (Chris A. DiyDrones)

The latest US purchase of Raven UAVs was announced:

"AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV)…


Added by Roberto Navoni on December 31, 2010 at 2:12am — No Comments

New record was set for the absolute duration of an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) flight (Chris DiyDrones)

The UK-built solar-powered Zephyr aeroplane has been confirmed as a record-breaker following its non-stop two-week flight earlier this year.



Added by Roberto Navoni on December 28, 2010 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Happy Xsmas :)

Merry Christmas,

friends of…

Added by Roberto Navoni on December 24, 2010 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Fox Drone Magic Show and Merry Christmas

In the video, you can '…


Added by Roberto Navoni on December 24, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

FPV in NY incredible and Crazy Video


This is an incredible video of FPV near doing in NY ...

this is the comment of Chris Anderson about this video :

"The problem is that Trappy, who is actually a very accomplished FPV pilot with many impressive (and usually safe) videos before this one, flew a Zephyr around Manhattan in Class B Restricted Airspace, in the landing patterns of three major airports and far beyond line-of-sight. He also filmed it and sent it to the media, where it…


Added by Roberto Navoni on December 17, 2010 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Ar.Drone Hacking and SDK 1.5


Dear Friends,

this is my first hack to Ar.Drone. I'm enjoy with Ardrode SDK 1.5 , Build Linux Application for controll Ar.Drone.

  • I change battery and use 3S Lipo 2200 ma instead of standard 1000 mah.
  • Use my mac with VMWare with Ubuntu Linux 9.04 .
  • Connect the drone by adhoc network.
  • The Linux application use Ardrone SDK 1.5 .
  • I use PS3 Gamepad for control the Drone.
  • Recive realtime video by wifi from…

Added by Roberto Navoni on December 16, 2010 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

Indoors autonomous quadcopter (Chris Diydrones)

From the description: "The robot is equipped with an IMU, camera, and laser scanner with deflective mirrors. All computations are performed onboard using a 1.6GHz atom processor. The robot is able to navigate autonomously in indoor or outdoor, GPS-denied environments.

A SLAM module with vision based loop closure allows the robot to map large-scale, multi-floor environments.A sparse 3D map is generated on the robot based on sensor data, enabling high-level…


Added by Roberto Navoni on December 11, 2010 at 1:14pm — No Comments

InvenSense releases IMU software for Android (by Chris A. Diydrones)

From an Invensense press release this morning:


Added by Roberto Navoni on December 8, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Autonomous quadrotor navigation with a Kinect (Chris DiyDrones Post)

We knew this day was coming, but it's great to see it so soon: UC Berkeley has a Kinect onboard a Quad doing optical obstacle avoidance.

From the video description:

"This work is part of the STARMAC Project in the Hybrid Systems Lab at UC Berkeley (EECS department).…


Added by Roberto Navoni on December 7, 2010 at 10:03am — No Comments

Tabella comparativa motori QUAD/TRI/HEXA

Tabella (e metodo) di comparazione fra i vari motori brushless comunemente usati per applicazioni su multirotore

Kudos to OMM (Old Man Mike) and Rusty di rcGroups

Added by Luca Brizzi on December 6, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments


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Added by Roberto Navoni on December 2, 2010 at 8:29pm — No Comments

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