Now that you have decided to create your own custom or semi-custom UAV, the first step is to choose the platform. You can either choose to create your own, or base the project off a UAV frame or kit. There are many different types of frames, types and sizes used to create multi-rotor UAVs. This guide covers the basic frame types, materials used to construct the frame, as well as design considerations. We welcome any feedback you have in the comments section below.
Posts Tagged: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
We have been entering a very cool new UAVs / Drone product from Pleiades called “Spiri” and their technical art director Caroline Glass prepared a Blog post for us to talk about the project. It’s a very interesting platform that will push the industry toward the more “robotic” side of UAVs & Drones. […]
So you’re looking to get into drones and UAVs? This tutorial series is designed to help you understand the emerging field of UAVs and guide you through the process of building your own UAV using off-the shelf parts. The terminology and definitions used here are intended to give you, the reader an understanding of each term rather than a dictionary definition. Although many words may have multiple meanings, the definition is used in the context of UAVs / Drones.
RobotShop announced the acquisition of the technology behind Flying Einstein LLC, a manufacturer based in Florida which designs and produces flight controllers for UAVs and drones. The first product, released today on pre-order, is the Lynxmotion Quadrino Nano Drone/UAV Flight Controller (with GPS). Ever since the new Lynxmotion UAV subdivision was created, we noticed that […]
Drones / UAVs are becoming very popular; the onboard flight controllers are increasingly intelligent and capable, prices for UAVs are dropping and people of all ages are becoming involved. Even small UAVs which fit in your hand can easily reach several hundred feet above the ground and the technology has quickly surpassed any regulations which […]
Hi All, Yesterday one of our RobotShop Forum members “osfreak” posted a video of a Dell commercial which used Lynxmotion products. If you look closely starting at about 0.16s you can spot an SQ3 Quadruped walking Kit and parts included in the AL5 Robotic Arms. On top of that, you will see the Crazy2Fly Drone that takes-off in the room. […]
After being in the shadow of the VTail’s UAV platforms, the Crazy2Fly is ready to take the place it deserves. With its easier to understand (and set up) Quad X (or +) configuration, you will be in air in no time. As the video shows, this baby is more than capable when it comes […]
RobotShop recently received the first shipment of several new Mini UAVs / Drones. Unlike many small R/C quadcopter kits on the market, these are RTF (Ready To Fly) models, so everything needed to fly is inside the box. Charge the battery, plug it in and take off. Two inexpensive models we tested recently allow you […]