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How to fly a quadcopter (Introduction)

Hawk Attacks A Quadcopter Drone, Wins In Terrifying Fashion

When Christopher Schmidt took his quadcopter drone to Magazine Beach Park in Massachusetts, his camera was greeted by an unexpected visitor.<p>And by that, we mean it was ATTACKED BY A HAWK.<p>The bird "decided he wasn't too happy with my invasion of his airspace," wrote Schmidt when he uploaded his …

The GPS-Enabled DJI Phantom Quadcopter Makes The AR.Drone Look Like A Toy

Back in 2010, our own John Biggs rightly described Parrot’s AR.Drone as ” the coolest thing [he had] seen in a long, long time.” Since then, Parrot has launched the AR.Drone 2.0 and while it’s still a very cool gadget, quadcopters have come a very long way since 2010. Last month, the folks at DJI, …

Drones Aren’t For Delivering Tacos: UVS Avia Builds Quadcopters For Nuclear Sites, Search-And-Rescue

A wellspring of interest in quadcopters for commercial applications is advancing globally. From Airware’s recent $10.7 million round from Andreessen Horowitz to the launch of AngelPad’s DroneDeploy, quadcopters are one of the hot, hardware trends that founders and VCs are latching onto.<p>This …

Quadcopters Never Have To Crash Again Thanks To This Software-Based Fail-Safe System

If you’ve flown a quadcopter, you’ll know what happens when a propeller stops or fails: the thing flips around and crashes. Using a new system from Mark W. Mueller, Simon Berger, and Raffaello D’Andrea at ETH Zurich, however, quadcopters can automatically right themselves after motor failure and …

Take a breathtaking quadcopter journey through ice caves

Piloting a GoPro-equipped quadcopter through ice caves has yielded an absolutely gorgeous tour of a phenomenon usually off-limits to human explorers.<p>Last week it was a volcano, this week it's an ice cave. Quadcopters, it would seem, are versatile machines indeed.<p>This particular DJI Phantom was …

Foam-squirting quadcopter becomes a flying 3D printer

Developed mainly by Graham Hunt and other members of a team led by Dr. Mirko Kovac, the robot's platform is made from inexpensive 3D-printed …

The Parrot Bebop Drone, A Lightweight Quadcopter Featuring an HD Camera and Wi-Fi Hotspot

The company also introduced the Parrot Skycontroller, a piloting device with two joysticks that sits the controlling smartphone or tablet on its …

Top 5 RC Quadcopters for beginners

After getting word about the latest WLtoys RC Quadcopters this week, it got us wondering which are the top 5 RC Quadcopters for beginners. These are …

This Guy Flew a Quadcopter Through Fireworks and It Looks Awesome

This is what the inside of a fireworks show looks like! Jos Stiglingh attached a GoPro to a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter and flew it through a fireworks …

Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Looks like this out of the box HD Vision Quadcopter could make you a photography genius in no time. Why rent a helicopter or a boom when you can get …

CrashCopter App-Enabled Drone Quadcopter

We have seen several nice app-controlled RC helicopters, but if you want to enjoy explosive fun, the following CrashCopter app-enabled drone …

Drones

R/C car-quadcopter seeks Kickstarter funding [w/video]

Go ahead and clear off your holiday wish list. You're going to need some space. Behold the B: the remote controlled offspring of a toy car and a quadcopter. The machine is capable of vertical take off and landing thanks to four seven-inch propeller blades mounted at each wheel hub. Each rotor makes …

Fund a hoverbike, get a quadcopter

Engineer Chris Malloy's Hoverbike has hit Kickstarter for funding -- in the scaled-down form of a drone.<p>Three years ago, engineer Chris Malloy unveiled his Hoverbike: a twin-bladed 'copter that, he claimed, could reach speeds of 173mph (278.4kph) and was built to withstand altitudes of 10,000ft …

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What Makes The Quadcopter Design So Great For Small Drones?

<b>All or most recent developments in the field of small autonomous drones (example: the Amazon video) seem to use quadcopters. I find that pretty suprising considering quadcopters have never been used for regular transport. Why is that?</b><p><i>Answer by Yuan Gao, Engineer, Builds drones and co-founded Mavrx,</i> …

Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter

It might not boast a camera or any on-board weaponry, but if you've been itching to hack around on your very own drone, the Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter …

Watch Drones Dance In Cirque Du Soleil's Quadcopter Performance Film

The creative minds behind Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich, and Verity Studios have created a live interaction film that choreographs a performance with ten drone quadcopters.<p>From the creative minds behind Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich, and Verity Studios, live interaction film, <i>SPARKED,</i> blurs the …

Quadcopter presentation by chomp

Chomp is a Shenzhen based Educational Electronics Design House, with 80 more Engineers specializing in Educational toys, Electronic Toys, Toy Solutions, Electronic Educational Toys for more than 14 years. Till now, our main products include kid products like kid reading pen/kid tablet/story teller …

Electrical Engineering

This Hoverbike Is Basically a Giant Quadcopter Drone

More than anything, what the drone does is show that hoverbikes are more than just a sci-fi dream.<p>Hoverbikes aren't yet ready for your daily commute, but in pushing to get closer to that point UK-based company Malloy Aeronautics has perhaps made the next-best thing: a drone version. Drone 3 is a …

Autonomous Landing Quadcopters Are Becoming A Reality

Small-scale UAVs will soon be armed and have the ability to land autonomously.<p>Imagine Humvees equipped with small landing pads for armed quadcopters sent to attack targets, then autonomously return and land safely, all while the car is in motion, no less.<p>With Humvees already set to have lasers to …

Naze32 FunFly Controller for the next Quadcopter Version

Naze32 FunFly is a flight controller I am going be using for my next quadcopter version. The last setup I had was with an Arduino, Aeroquad Software …

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