Here I give you another video tutorial on my YouTube channel. This time, I give you the best way to backup and restore INAV configuration using diff command.
What happens when you fly a quadcopter drone near a bunch of tigers? Both you and tigers have fun. At least in the beginning. Then, only tigers are happy…
To these tigers in northeast China, a drone is just a giant cat toy pic.twitter.com/BoDzdLyNHG
— CNN International (@cnni) February 23, 2017
Nature gave ability to fly to birds, insects and some mammals quite some time ago. We, as a species, learned how to fly only very recently. And let's be honest here. We are not very good at it. We need machines to fly. Any our machines are not very efficient at that task. They require huge amounts of energy to do it, need maintenance and make a lot of noise. Look at birds and bats. They fly for longer using less energy. And they do it with grace.
This is project that caught my attention only today: mechanical bat from University of Illinois called Bat Bot B2.
Take a look at that video. Maybe it's not stable or capable of longer flights yet, but I'm really, really impressed. One day I would really like to have an UAV like that!
Winter is not the best time for FPV. Day is short, it is cold, it snows or rains most of the time. But sometimes, when sun is shining, there is a slim window ofopportunity to just go outside and fly. You will get cold, batteries will last shorter, but it will be worth it.
Some people will say it is boring. For me it's not boring. It's 100% relaxing…
Flying FPV at home has many perks: it's warm, it's dry, artificial light at your demand and pretty close to a couch when you can rest after flying session. Speeds might not be the same, but it's still a lot of fun!
One of the best new features of INAV 1.4 was Launch assistant mode (NAV LAUNCH). It greatly simplified the process of hand launching a fixed wing. All you had to do was to throw it into the air. INAV detected the throw, engaged motor(s) and stabilized flight and kept constant climb rate in the initial flight phase. INAV 1.5 will make it even better: it will also allow swing launch!
Since INAV 1.5 should be release in next 2 days, and there is very little info on INAV Launch mode, I’ve decided to create a short video showing how to do it.
Few days ago I've decided to do something new: timelapse video of a 3D print. It's kind of fascinating to watch extruder places layer after layer of molten PLA… too bad it's taking so long to print something bigger…
- Printer: Malyan M150
- Thing: 35 deg RunCam HD / Mobius stand for mini-quads
- Filament: PLA
- Speed: 50mm/s