Outdoor Robotics is Growing

Check out the recent infographic Himani Lohani did on the most recent Outdoor Robotics Stats for 2017. You can read more about Outdoor Robotics news here.

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The Drone Industry and Startups

Not exactly a jazzy title but this short bunch of words is about the basics of startups and after reading the article, “The Drone Industry, False or Failing or Both.” I thought it was worth talking about some old fashion basics. This article brings into light what steady startups, bootstrap company’s and self funders like […]

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Mapping Camera Gimbal

In order to get a secure and functional mount for the MicaSense Red Edge we designed a 2 Universal Mapping camera gimbals and 3 brackets. Below is a short video of a Micasense Red Edge mapping camera mounted onto a universal servo gimbal on the outdoor robotics HoverCat V100 Quadcopter. These photos shows the Micasense Red […]

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Drone Use On the Rise Across Photography Industry

A post in SUAS New says recent data released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimates that drone sales will grow from 2.5 million in 2016 to 7 million in 2020. Additionally, the organization projects that sales of drones intended for commercial use will more than quadruple from 600,000 this year to 2.7 million in […]

FAA releases Small UAS Rule

News from SUAS News The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules (PDF) for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”), opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace…. According to industry estimates, the rule could generate more than $82 billion for the U.S. economy and […]

Drone Racing

This small quad copter in mid flight during a drone race in Central Florida. A quick image of just some of the technology and organization that goes into one of these events.  

FPV Drone Racing Rig

This is brother Larry’s FPV Drone racing rig. It was especially useful this year while attending the CFL FPV drone racing event in February. Its a Winnebago!. A lot different than the Winnebagos I used to see growing up.

Modulus 4 – Module Drone

Having seen some of the previous design and protoype work form the previous post, here is the final version of the MOD4 module drone design before going to the Fall Surf and Lifestyle Expo. This is has a 25 mm tube diameter with 17 inch motor to motor center frame dimensions. So, because we were […]

Drone 3D Design and Print

In the process of designing the Modulus Drone there many… many chnages to the frame construction along with many prototype misprints as we tried to figure out the correct measurements for the V frame joints. The print below is just one of the rear joint designs we tried to get the correct angle to strength […]