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  1. N

    Survey For School

    Hello all, I need some help. I am currently doing an engineering project for school, designing a UAV. However, first I need to justify my problem. This is where you come in. I need people to fill out this short survey for me. https://goo.gl/forms/z9X1wu7ZI6SSVIEQ2 Feel free to share this...
  2. Desert.Rat

    Unmanned Vehicles Report from Military & Aerospace Electronics

    This came in my email today. Looks like everyone is on the UAV bandwagon which I'm sure the FAA knew was coming down the pipe and were encouraged to make it tough for any small companies to get there foot in the door. Its all about the money, and when someone says its not about money, its...
  3. thomashyland

    FT Explorer to SkyHunter Explorer Conversion

    Let me start with this, I had a TON of fun building the FT Explorer. It is an amazing lazy-day flyer with the glider wing, and a super thrilling, stunt machine with the sport wing. I had a crash in some super heavy winds and broke the tail boom. I always loved the look of a SkyHunter, but did't...
  4. W

    10,000 ft arial UAV deployment

    Hi I'm designing a co-axial rotor UAV that's going to need to start flying from a free fall at 10,000 feet, fly back to where it was launched and land. I was considering using Arduplane because it uses four servos to control attitude. Is there a better flight controller should use?
  5. C

    Tips for running a UAV business

    Because I'm aspiring to be a professional UAV builder and operator, I'm starting this thread to collect tips on running a UAV business. You can just give the most important business lessons you've learned, or I have some questions to get the ball rolling. Full disclosure, I'm writing a business...
  6. 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...
  7. VolksRocket

    Pro RC Presidential Candidate!

    Hi, My name is Terry W. Wheelock and I am a Independent Write-In Candidate for President of the United States 2016! With all the news and commentary on DRONES (such a bad term, but that is another issue)! I am writing this let everyone in RC know that if elected I will protect YOUR RIGHT to...
  8. P

    Long Range HD FPV + Telemetry for APM/Pixhawk/MAVLink

    You should fly a UAV can connect to multiple ground stations over the course of one flight, by hopping automagically from tower to tower (central base station) or even to a micro-tower (backpack base station) for super long range and features. (You can view IP camera stream to iOS and Laptop...
  9. P

    Pixhawk/Carbon Z Cub Flown in FWBA with Dual-Joystick w/Pan & Tilt Mobius

    Here is my Carbon Z Cub being flown in FWBA mode with a Pixhawk flight control board using Saitek x52 joystick with flight, mission, and pan/tilt controls mapped to the joystick :) Enjoy as much as I did!
  10. B

    3 meter inverted v-tail tav from bird of time

    HI this is my first post and first balsa build. Learned a lot but very happy with the end product. started with a bird of time wing and started by beefing up the center section a little with some triangle balsa on the ribs in order to hold the spars for the v tail. originally used the fuse from...
  11. P

    TBS Discovery AerialMob Endurance kit.

    Hi guys, Long time Flite Test fan, first time forum poster, so be nice! Long story short, I will be using a TBS discovery for a Design project I am doing at university, I will be adding extra modules to it to extend its capabilities. So on that note, before purchasing, I need to know if the...
  12. Vitamin J

    2014 4th Annual Colorado FPV Meet June 6-8

    Hello all Colorado and nearby FPVers! The time has come again for another FPV meetup and campout in South Park, CO. Every year has been a great turnout of FPVers and a great time. We have a great location picked out on BLM land away from everything where we can fly all we want over wide open...
  13. AG Pro

    DLE Official Website

    Greetings to all. I would like to share with the FliteTest community about a new website and here is the details: DLE Official Website Promo presented by Angel Gendut Productions D.L. ENGINEERING - The Sky is Home www.dle-tech.info For more info,email support@dle-tech.info D.L...
  14. RedTwenty

    Foam Board UAV Project

    Good evening! I will do an article on the main FT site, but they take soooooo long to get approved I couldn't wait to show off the new idea... For various reasons I wanted to design a low cost UAV platform that was lightweight and efficient. True to form, I also wanted to use foam board to...
  15. RedTwenty

    Drone Social Innovation Award

    Just thought some people might be interested in this that cropped up on my Twitter feed the other day. http://www.dugn.org/prizes.html I reckon this is an ideal challenge for Flite Test followers given their use of low cost materials and equipment. I've already started thinking about some...
  16. A

    Fully autonomous flapping-wing micro air vehicle weighs about as much as 4 sheets of

    http://robohub.org/fully-autonomous-flapping-wing-micro-air-vehicle-weighs-about-as-much-as-4-sheets-of-a4-paper/ Thought you guys might find this video/article interesting.
  17. S

    Sky Drone FPV + Oculus VR demoed by Sky Drone Team

    The Sky Drone team has demoed their Sky Drone FPV system with the Oculus VR set. Therefore, the FPV video of a drone/UAV flying in mid air can be distorted in real-time and shown inside an Oculus VR headset. Keep in mind that this is only the beginning of our development process for the Oculus...
  18. ik04

    How about an episode about autonomous flight?

    I am really interested in autonomous autopilot systems, such as the ardupilot. It would be great to see you guys set up a quadcopter with telemetry and use the mission planner to fly out of line of sight range. FPV is not even needed, because you can track the progress of the copter on the...
  19. CrackerMcGillicuddy

    Champ Wing & Other WIngs

    My old Hobbyzone Champ has had a hard life, it was my trainer so it got bashed up good. I've changed it around a few times. First I changed it to a 1930's racer - the ChampRacer: Then I made it into the ChampUAV: Now it's the ChampWing: The hardest part of the project was getting the...