1. simaviator

    A down spout glider design

    Hi all, I designed this glider using the aluminium down spout as the fuselage. I like to post it here for your review and suggestion on how to improve on it. The reason that I have chosen the aluminium down spout is because it gives me a lot of room for my battery and electronics so that if I...
  2. Power_Broker

    Arduino Scratch Build - "Screamin' Seagull II"

    Welcome to my build log for my next Arduino controlled RC scratch built airplane! Much of this project is going to be based off of work (especially in terms of software) found in my previous build log here. After my *very* successful test flight with my last Arduino plane, I've decided to...
  3. Power_Broker

    Experimental Arduino RC Plane Build Log

    Hey guys, I'm using this thread as a sort of build log for my next Arduino airplane. I've been working with UAV avionics as a hobbyist, intern, and university researcher for about 2 years now. This will be the first plane, though, that I will lay out exactly how all the systems come together...
  4. Raptortech

    560 CF Quad Delivering Insomnia Cookies @ Brown

    A friend and I made this video last semester. What do ya'll think? Any gripper suggestions? It's a tarot-inonman frame (with 3d printed legs and gripper) sporting a pixhawk and a raspberry pi + LTE module.
  5. M

    Autonomous Flight Test

    Hi, I have built an autonomous plane using the FT tiny trainer. Originally I had problems keeping the plane level, so I changed the elevator/rudder combination to 2 elevons (I only want to use 2 servos). I had some issues keeping the plane level in flight with the elevons too. Here is a link to...
  6. D

    Autonomous Systems

    Hello! I am a new to the hobby... Kind of. I have done lots of autonomous stuff through my college working with some crazy technologies and planes. I have recently taken an interest into racing quads and tri-copters. just ordered an electrohub to see what i can do with it. But, Mostly I was...
  7. B

    Completely autonomous flying with no RX/TX equipment

    Hi all, I'm not really interested in flying in real time. While I like flying, this is a need based problem. What we need is a drone that can survey the planted fields and do an imaging pass (NDVI) to let us know where we need to direct attention. We have some autonomous ground based vehicles...
  8. jhitesma

    dRonin - No longer just for the brave

    Ok, so as many of you here already know I've been helping out (as best I can - mostly by crashing my stuff) with the dRonin project. Well, last night we released our first public stable release: The official website is up at: We're also working on a social media...
  9. C

    UAV for conservation of Painted Dogs (College Senior Design Project)

    Hey fellow pilots! So for my college senior design project, my team has been assigned to build a UAV for tracking painted dogs in Zimbabwe. The purpose is to increase the range of the tracking antenna by redesigning the antenna and collar, which will be done by a team of electrical, computer...
  10. S

    RC Reading with arduino and pinchangeint libarary problem

    I am working on a project where I use an arduino uno in the loop with a rc receiver feeding information into it, then the uno is sending information into an APM 2.5 autopilot to control a drone. The first approach i was using involved code that used pulseIn to read the pwm from the receiver...
  11. T

    Ongoing now: MyGeekshow flight accross the US from California to South Carolina

    Trent of is flying an RC wing across the US from coast to coast right now! His team of four people follow the Pixhawk based flying wing in an RV and control it via Mission Planner and/or FPV:s it During the first 24 hrs Trent has posted three updates on YouTube and streamed...
  12. C

    Anti-Collision System for Multirotors

    Hi Everyone, This thread is about a programmable anti-crash system on which i have been working on for couple of months and i need your suggestions . It is capable of doing obstacle avoidance, shortest path measurement, 3D mapping(Kinect or xtion ), object recognition and tracking using SURF...