TINY tri-copter, the size of a cookie but less fattening

Weighs only 19 grams, great job Femtoduino!!! “Motor to Motor: 5cm 3x hexTronik 2 gram Brushless Outrunner 7700kv 3x 2.4Ghz SuperMicro Systems – Brushless ESC (BLHeli Firmware) 1x HK-5320 Ultra-Micro Digital Servo 2x propeller Walkera QR Ladybird (Front) 1x propeller silverlit x-twin (Rear) Femtoduino as Flightcontroller ITG 3200 Gyro Sensor (flytron.com) RX: Deltang RX-31, (deltang.co.uk)…

This is a whole new level. VTOL Wingcopter

This thing combines in a great way; a quadcopter and an airplane. Color me impressed, Great job! Misc thoughts, facts, whatever After watching this I have a need to get my hands on one. The Wingcopter comes from Germany. I’m curious how they implemented Ardupilot. The transition from quad to plane is very cool. source:…

FPV Flight cams and lenses primer, 1/3 inch CCD

Flight cams are just small CCTV cameras and are usually 12 Volts but some are 5V, so a converter/regulator may be needed. I use the Adjustable step down regulator, or a Step Up converter, or a 12V BEC (note most BEC’s are 5V). You also might need to add a Torroid filter on the cameras…

FPV UAV video googles/glasses overview

Video glasses or goggles are a great way to get totally immersed into your flight. With some mods like ski goggles and paint you can block out 100% of all sunlight, but I prefer some dark tinted lenses so that I can still look down to my RC sticks or equipment if needed. Glasses are…

Choosing a FPV LCD monitor

A single LCD screen can be your entire monitoring setup, or as a secondary monitor if you have friends with you. It gives them something to look at if you are wearing video goggles. Beware though that so often with TV’s they have a “feature” that when static is on the screen it will cover…

The perfect FPV UAV radio antenna tower?

Here is my latest ‘invention’ per say. Really all it consists of is a camera tripod and upside down inexpensive monopod from Amazon Prime. The monopod extends to 6 feet then add that to the height of your tripod. You can then have a super stable-collapsable-12-15′ high radio tower! edit: if that monopod is out…