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Testing Tiger Shark X8 configuration without two propellers

Yesterday I had a few tests with our Tiger Shark in Octa Quad configuration.

The tests were made to see how the copter would cope the loss of one or two propellers.


Obviously the test was in a ideal condition where the propeller just loosens and falls off the Octo.

The test…


Added by emile on March 17, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

VirtualRobotix announcing new products and website


It is with great pleasure that we are able to present the result of our latest work.

In the last 4 months we designed, built and tested 2 frames and 2 Gimbals.

This is just a preview of these new products, production will start in the next month and pre-orders are available through our freshly re-designed web site …


Added by emile on December 11, 2013 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Workshop gratuito di introduzione ai multirotori e loro usi.

Un interessante iniziativa di VirtualRobotix che vuole diiffondere un po' di informazione sui droni e il loro utilizzo con particolare riferimento ai multirotori, molto in voga in questo periodo.

Durante il workshop verrà allestito un Quadricottero da uso modellistico e, temop permettendo, verrà fatta una breve dimostrazione di volo.

Per registrasi…


Added by emile on September 30, 2013 at 5:13pm — 3 Comments

First VRBRAIN female pilot

Straight from Marco Robustini's UAV piloting school here is the first video of his new pupil: Valentina Russo.

Must say she earned Marco's bravery in flying such a big Quad...

She is Flying VRBRAIN of course on Marco's custom quad.

Bravi Valentina and Marco!

Added by emile on August 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

The future of UAVs is...


Hehe, just a teaser for my yesterday's tests on VRBRAIN with latest 2.9 firmware! VRBRAIN uses the powerful ARM STM32F4 CPU and runs with the actual 2.9 firmware codebase.

So while we are upgrading the code to the new AP_HAL_xxx standard I finally took some time to test our recent port of…


Added by emile on January 27, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

MP32F1V1 & MP32F1V3 users please read! Bug Fix!

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After struggling with strange wobbling without being able to find correct PIDs, I have finally found the source of the problem.

This problem is affecting all MP32F1 users using either VRIDE or VRIDE PRO.

The bug was related to the micros() function of the Maple libraries.

To correct this before the latest…


Added by emile on July 30, 2012 at 11:45am — 4 Comments

FPV in vacation

My wife was nice enough to let me bring my quad and FPV gear on vacation :)

This is the result.

Had dozens flights using Multipilot32 with MPU6000 and latest ported Arducopter32 2.6 firmware.

Unfortunately the quad had some vibration problems and wind was always quite strong.

I think is time to change motors and frame....

Had a lot of fun. This…


Added by emile on June 25, 2012 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Latest Firmware test -

Today I had my second test flight with the latest Firmware.

The results are incredible. The quad was very stable and solid also on very hard manouvres.The improvements are beyond my expectations.

You judge:

The Board tested was the VRIMUFULL with the MP32V3F1 and the BMP085 barometer.

Recent changes include:


- Updated default…


Added by emile on April 23, 2012 at 1:02am — 2 Comments

Multipilot 32 + DIYDrones OILPAN. English Quick Start Guide

This is a quick start guide to setup your OILPAN IMU with the new MP32 board. The actual firmware is a port of the 2.0.39 Arducopter firmware so once installed you will be able to use the planner as you do normally.

To start with the new Hardware set-up you need the following:


Added by emile on August 31, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments


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